A solidarity shipment for Benin

The Grimaldi Group recently supported the joint commitment of the Beninese Consulate in Naples and many benefactors from the Campania region by providing free of charge the transport of a container loaded with school furniture and humanitarian aid from Salerno to Cotonou. This was the final step in an initiative launched by the National Association of the Municipalities of Benin and aimed at improving the living conditions for  people in that African country and defending their right to health and education.

The many goods donated by schools, associations and private individuals in Campania included desks, chairs, backpacks, stationery, linen, games, nappies, two rotovators and a sewing machine: this huge solidarity load was shipped in a 40' container from the port of Salerno on 1 February on board the Grimaldi Group vessel Grande Benin.

This is not the first time that the Neapolitan company has helped an undertaking promoted by the Consulate of Benin in support of the country. In early 2023, Grimaldi carried another community solidarity shipment on the same route, delivering free of charge a large quantity of goods and tools necessary for the preparation of the maternity ward of a health centre in Cotonou, as well as school materials and furniture for local students.

The Group supported both ventures together with the Michele Autuori maritime agency in Salerno. At the latter's premises, on 26 January this year, a small ceremony was held to celebrate the impending shipment of the second container to Cotonou.