The CMA CGM Foundation mobilizes its resources in response to the sanitary emergency in Lebanon

The CMA CGM Foundation pursues its commitment to Lebanon by transporting urgent medical aid to support the
health care personnel and provide efficient care for hospitalized patients.
A large scale humanitarian and logistical operation
A committee of medical practitioners was set up by the CMA CGM Foundation in coordination with the hospitals and
the Lebanese Red Cross to identify and cater to the needs of Lebanese healthcare establishments.
In no time, the Foundation organized the purchasing, packing, and transportation of the equipment on board of the
CMA CGM Group’s vessels, departing from Marseille-Fos Port (France).
With the help of CEVA Logistics, a subsidiary of the group, the Foundation ensured and coordinated as well the land
transport and distribution to the beneficiaries.
10 tons of medical equipment for 6 hospitals and the Lebanese Red Cross
The urgent medical assistance covers mostly needed equipment in demand by the medical institutions:
? Around 600,000 PPE items: gloves, masks, shoe-covers, blouse-covers, protective glasses and medical suits
? 20 respiratory machines in support to the hospitals’ emergency needs and intensive care units
The equipment has been delivered to the medical establishmentsthat are on the front line in the fight against the COVID19 pandemic:
? Six hospitals spread across the country: Lebanese Geitaoui hospital, Saint George hospital, Mount Lebanon
hospital, the Beirut Military hospital, Tripoli and Nabatieh public hospitals
? The Lebanese Red Cross

A strong commitment towards the hospitals and 50 Lebanese NGOs
In 2020, the CMA CGM Foundation undertook 3 operations to tackle sanitary and humanitarian emergency situations.
Following the explosion of August 4, the Aknoul, a CMA CGM ro-ro vessel was deployed to transport humanitarian
relief supplies. Since September 2020, as part of the “Containers of Hope” operation, more than 50 additional
containerssupplied with humanitarian equipment have been shipped to Beirut at no cost. Throughout the year, various
actions have been carried out to supply food aid to the less fortunate.
The CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, the biggest vessel to call Beirut Port
With its 399.2 meters length and 54 meters width, the CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN has broken the record of the
biggest containership to ever arrive at Beirut Port. The 18,000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) is deployed on the
Group’s Mediterranean Club Express (MEX) service and covers France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Lebanon, the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia , Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and China.
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Consumer goods such as medicine, foodstuff and clothes have been also delivered on board of this vessel to the
Lebanese population.
With 14 weekly calls at the ports of Beirut and Tripoli, the Group CMA CGM stands as the leading shipping company in
the country while connecting Lebanon to the rest of the world.

Tanya Saadé Zeenny, President of the CMA CGM Foundation stated: “We are very committed to Lebanon and have
always been present alongside the Lebanese people through various humanitarian and sanitary actions carried out by
the CMA CGM Foundation. Through this operation, which aims to tackle the urgent needs of the country’s health
organizations, the Foundation is supporting Lebanon in the face of the health crisis. “

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