Canal Movers collaborates with the Order of Malta to bring a humanitarian shipment of 20 tons of rice to Panama

They transported 20 tons of Mannapack fortified rice and distributed them among more than 12 organizations to feed 310,000 meals for people in need

Canal Movers & Logistics Corp, a Coop member in Panama City, Panama, has joined forces with the Order of Malta to deliver vital humanitarian aid to the city of Panama. They both imported 20 tons of Mannapack fortified rice, which was distributed among more than 12 organizations to deliver 310,000 meals for vulnerable people.

Canal Movers & Logistics Corp. is a logistic arm for the Order of Malta of Panama. Order of Malta is a prominent international Catholic organization dedicated to humanitarian and charitable activities. They operate through national associations and diplomatic relations with several countries.

Canal Movers
Canal Movers’ shipment for Order of Malta


The President and CEO of Canal Movers & Logistics Corp., Walter M. Laffitte, took the lead in initiating the effort, alongside the Ambassador of the Order of Malta in Panama, H.E. Lupo del Bono. “The Ambassador sought assistance in delivering the much-needed humanitarian aid to Panama, and Mr. Laffitte stepped forward to provide the required support,” says Carmen Marrero, the Pricing Supervisor of Canal Movers and Logistics.

She adds, “Moreover, we are very pleased to collaborate with the Order of Malta in Panama who distributed these products free of charge to low-income people in the country.”

They moved the cargo on behalf of the Charity Organization, Food for the Poor, from the USA to Panama City, Panama. However, first time government authorities in Panama lacked familiarity with the importation procedures for the particular cargo. As a result there was a lengthy process to secure the necessary permits for its import. Additionally, the Panamanian Food Authority requested samples of the product for laboratory tests at the port of entry, prior to the release of the containers to verify that it is suitable for human consumption.

Congratulations to Canal Movers and Logistics and all the best with their upcoming projects!



New shipment of medical and humanitarian aid consisting of a mobile CT scanner moved by Alphatrans

They moved this sensitive shipment in a special container from China to Ukraine via ocean freight and land transportation

Alphatrans Ltd- independent freight forwarder
Medical shipment by Alphatrans Ltd


Alphatrans Ltd, a Coop member in Odessa, Ukraine, recently concluded the successful delivery of a humanitarian shipment consisting of mobile computed tomography scanner. The cargo originated from China and was initially shipped to the port of Constanta, Bulgaria, before being further transported by Alphatrans Ltd to Ukraine.

The container itself was a complex module with a built-in CT scanner, which is designed for quick transportation to places where there is no stationary tomography equipment. The Managing Director of Alphatrans, Dimitry Balaban says, “The container was not a standard one, we had to ship it on a break bulk vessel, while we used a special semi-trailer for land transportation to the consignee’s destination.”

Alphatrans-medical shipment
Alphatrans-medical shipment


“We sincerely thank our customers for their trust in the delivery of such valuable cargo to our country,” he adds. Since its inception, Alphatrans has consistently provided assistance in delivering goods to customers within the medical industry. They have been coordinating the transportation of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and equipment, handling both commercial shipments and humanitarian aid.

Congratulations to Alphatrans Ltd for a job well executed!