The Port of Long Beach awarded college scholarships to students at nearby Cabrillo High School.
Calgary, Alberta-based Canadian Pacific Railway will donate $77,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to support fire relief efforts in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta. The company will also match employees’ donations to offer relief to those displaced by the 1.2 million-acre wildfire.
Atlanta-based logistics giant UPS Inc. committed $500,000 to aid in response and recovery efforts following the earthquake that struck Ecuador in April. The funds will help provide urgent relief and on-the-ground logistics support via the United Nations Logistics Cluster’s Logistics Emergency Teams. UPS is also providing in-kind logistics support, such as 767 relief flights, and has provided additional funding to the World Food Programme.
The California-based Port of Long Beach will help found a specialized "Academy of Global Logistics" at nearby Cabrillo High School, coordinating with the school board to create a four-year global trade and logistics pathway. The port also awarded college scholarships worth a total of $59,500 to 40 students at regional high schools and colleges.
Lowell, Ark.-based truckload and logistics giant J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is giving $5 million to the Arkansas Children’s Northwest construction project. A satellite of Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, the new Springdale, Ark., facility will bring expert pediatric care close to home for more than 200,000 children.