Qube spotlights disaster recovery initiatives


Buy-a-Bale campaign and delivery efforts at the fore

Qube spotlights disaster recovery initiatives
A Qube vehicle at Lake Conjola

 

Qube is the latest transport and logistics player to aid Australia’s bushfire and disaster recovery efforts, announcing a $500,000 financial and delivery package.

Managing director Maurice James outlines Qube's plan comprising financial contributions and transport and logistics support, including a partnership with non-profit organisation Rural Aid.

"As a business, we wanted to consider the best way that Qube can offer support to those impacted by recent events including the ongoing drought and bushfires," James  says.

"In December, we announced a Buy-a-Bale campaign in conjunction with Rural Aid Ltd.

"Rural Aid is on the front line supporting farmers who have been impacted by drought and now also by bushfires.

"In addition to the drought-impacted farmers, there are now over 10,000 fire-affected farmers."

Qube is matching every employee dollar with two dollars on the Buy-a-Bale campaign, plus providing in-kind transport for hay and water purchased with these donated Buy-a-Bale funds.


More on Qube's recent warehousing and industry partnership moves, here


"We will also continue to work with charity partners (such as Foodbank) to provide in-kind delivery and storage for immediate disaster relief products, as well as provide logistics services during the long process of rebuilding impacted communities," James says.

It has established a dedicated resource to handle requests for logistics services.

Recently, Qube joined part-subsidiary Patrick Terminals to partner with Convoy of Hope to deliver donated shipping containers from DP World to store donated goods and supplies for fire-hit Lake Conjola in NSW.

Its efforts extend to its Ports and Energy arms helping ship water and food supplies to communities in Victoria’s East Gippsland region, including Mallacoota, in conjunction with Foodbank.

The firm is supporting volunteer firefighters with additional leave for active service this fire season, it notes.

 

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