Thursday 22 August, 2019

Not in T&T and want to donate to flood relief? CAL offers a solution

Caribbean Airlines is assisting donors from across the region and the diaspora to send flood relief items to Trinidad and Tobago.

The airline has partnered with several shipping entities to accommodate this, allowing donors to either send items to the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross or to organisations or friends and family. 

CAL has partnered with Xpress Freight Services, Inc., Caribbean Shipping Agencies Limited & Brokerage, Inviare to facilitate shipping to the Red Cross. 

Through this collaboration, persons across the diaspora can donate supplies which will be airlifted at no charge to donors.  

Marklan Moseley, General Manager, Cargo and New Business stated, “We have received appeals from members of the diaspora who urgently sought options for the donation of relief supplies to the people of Trinidad and Tobago who were affected by the floods; many of whom would have lost ‘everything’. Caribbean Airlines is pleased to work in partnership with Xpress Freight Services and its subsidiaries to ensure that the much-needed aid is delivered to Trinidad.”


Packaged items that will be accepted as relief supplies: 

-Towels, sheets and linens
-Dry goods and canned food
-Adult diapers
-Baby food & supplies
-Personal items (deodorant, lotion, shampoo, feminine products)
-Over the counter medications e.g. Advil, Tylenol


Conditions of Shipment:

-Donations destined for specific individuals or organisations will not be facilitated. Only donations to the general affected public will be accepted.
-Shipments must be properly packaged with a packing list to facilitate Customs clearance in Trinidad.
-Shipments must be clearly labelled Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross Relief Donations
-Shipped donations will be received and distributed by the Trinidad & Tobago Red Cross.
-Donations will be accepted immediately until 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21.


Drop Off Location

Persons may drop off donations of relief supplies, as specified above, to the address below, on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. until Wednesday, November 21. 

Xpress Freight Services
2000 NW 97th Avenue
Suite 112 (Bay 21)
Doral, FL 33172
Tel: (305) 591-0033

Caribbean Airlines freighter services operate out of Miami, Florida; therefore persons in the U.S. located outside of Florida are required to make appropriate arrangements to have their supplies delivered to the above address.

CAL has indicated that for those who wish to send items directly to friends or family, Caribbean Airlines Cargo will be accepting shipments as specified below, sent from any of the airline’s North American, Caribbean and South American destinations, effective immediately and ending at midnight on November 23

Shipments to will attract freight and handling charges specified by Caribbean Airlines Cargo.

Packaged items that will be accepted as relief supplies: 

-Towels, sheets and linens
-Large plastic storage containers
-Small kitchen appliances
-Canned food and openers
-Adult diapers
-Baby diapers & wipes
-Personal items (deodorant, lotion, shampoo, feminine products)
-Brooms, mops and squeegees
-School supplies

Conditions of Shipment

-Shipments must be properly packaged and clearly addressed to a specific recipient in
Trinidad and Tobago including first and last names, street name, house number, and district.
-Air freight and handling charges must be pre-paid by the shipper.
-All shipments will be subject to Customs Duties and Taxes payable by the recipient upon arrival in Trinidad.
-All shipments are subject to space availability.

Cargo Shipments out of the USA and Canada are to be delivered to:

Strategic Air Services
1701 N.W. 63rd Avenue
Building #712
Miami, FL 33126
Tel: 1 305 526 6880


Swift Pac Logistics
2018 Utica Ave
New York 11234
Tel: 1 718 241 6939


Swissport Cargo
Vista Cargo - Core G.
6500 Silver Dart Drive
ON L5P 1B1
Tel: 1 905 673 7292 or
1 905 673 8153

Persons located in any of Caribbean Airlines’ other destinations, may visit their website at for the address and telephone contacts for their local Caribbean Airlines Cargo depot, and for Cargo Customer Support services. Donors can also contact Caribbean Airlines Cargo locations directly for applicable rates and shipping schedules.

The focus of Caribbean Airlines continues to be the recovery efforts for families and individuals affected by the flooding. Many of the airline’s employees were directly impacted by the severe floods. The airline engaged in a comprehensive relief effort to support its employees and their families in the surrounding communities who were adversely affected.

Several of the airline’s international and domestic operations were impacted and Caribbean Airlines offered waivers for date change fees to its customers who were unable to complete their scheduled journeys due to the adverse weather conditions.

Additional services using the airline’s Boeing 737 jets, were put on the air bridge to normalise domestic operations.


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