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NFI Partners with MediSend International to Deliver Medical AId to Developing Nations

06/30/2009
Global logistics company manages transportation of healthcare supplies to the needy in partnership with non-profit organization

Cherry Hill, NJ –New Jersey-based NFI, a global leader in the transportation and logistics industry, has partnered with the non-profit organization Medisend International in an on-going humanitarian effort aimed at closing the widening gap between the availability of medical resources and the increasingly urgent healthcare needs of residents of developing countries.

Throughout 2009, NFI has assisted MediSend by transporting biomedical provisions and equipment from donor hospitals in the U.S. to the non-profit’s distribution center in Dallas, Texas, where the items are readied for international shipment to hospitals and clinics in the world’s poorest countries such as Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Chad and Bangladesh.
 
An experienced leader in the hauling of healthcare materials and equipment, NFI has frequently mobilized its fleet over the past 5 years to assist MediSend with the movement of supplies to port. Freight has included electric beds, IV poles and gurneys, as well as delicate technical devices including patient monitors and infant patient warmers.
 
NFI has also provided crucial transportation services to expedite the movement of emergency aid from MediSend to countries suffering the effects of natural disasters, including the devastating 2005 earthquakes in Pakistan. 
 
“NFI never hesitates to support MediSend’s mission. They play a key role in MediSend’s multi-faceted program of transforming healthcare in under-served hospitals,” said Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International.
 
“It is a privilege to be able to utilize NFI’s expertise in the swift, efficient transport of essential goods and services to support the efforts of MediSend,” said Ike Brown, Vice Chairman of NFI and President of the company’s Intermodal division. “When time is of the essence, NFI gets the job done, and, in this case, plays a part in saving lives. It’s an honor to contribute our knowledge to MediSend’s noble cause.”
 
About NFI: NFI offers a variety of services to help businesses manage, grow and succeed in today’s logistics marketplace. It is a fully-integrated supply chain solutions provider, offering logistics, distribution, transportation, intermodal, global shipping, real estate and packaging services across the U.S.  Headquartered in New Jersey, the company owns over 10,000 tractors & trailers encompassing Over-the-Road (OTR) and dedicated fleets. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI operates over 15 million square feet of contract and public warehouse space.  NFI is a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s
 
SmartWay program, which is dedicated to increasing energy efficiency and reducing the impact of the freight industry upon the environment. NFI is a one-stop resource for integrated supply chain solutions. For more information visit: www.NFIindustries.com.
 
About MediSend: MediSend is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization that supports under-resourced hospitals in developing countries with a multi-dimensional approach to improving community health. MediSend’s mission includes education, training, technical support and management technologies in Biomedical Equipment Repair, as well as the distribution of life-saving medical supplies and biomedical equipment in long-term partnership programs.For more information about MediSend, go to www.MediSend.org.

 

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