Shipping from The Port of Cleveland to Ukraine
Ohio Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s mission to expand shipping on the Great Lakes provided the Ohio community, and beyond, a route for assistance to Ukraine. In August 2022, a Dutch shipping company added an additional vessel to its Antwerp-Cleveland route. Congresswoman Kaptur, Captain Tom Waiter of Central Marine Logistics, and United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio (UUOhio) collaborated to set the stage for an opportunity to ship monthly. The “Maiden Voyage” launched in August of 2022.
Photo Gallery: August shipment from Port of Cleveland to Ukraine
Video: Shipment with Hospital Beds Arrive in Ukraine
Ukrainian Medical Association of North America – Ohio (UMANA-OH) organizes medical supply packing day at MedWish International – Packing to ship from Cleveland (CLE) port to Ukraine
On Saturday, September 24, 2022, the community came together under the leadership of UMANA-Ohio to coordinate medical supplies packed into two (2) ambulances obtained by St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of Parma, OH. The ambulances and medical supplies headed to Ukraine via ship from the CLE port through Antwerp, Belgium – October, 2022.
Blessing of the ambulances at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, Parma, OH on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Donald Martens ambulances and MedWish medical supplies were blessed by Bishop Bohdan Danylo and Fr. Volodymyr Hrytsyuk. Hans Bloom of St. Josaphat and Drs. Strus and Zachary of Ohio’s Ukrainian Medical Association of North America coordinated the project.