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Consolidation Alliance Network

CAN and CMBL help Moroccan disaster victims access clean water

At 11:11 pm on September 8, 2023, an earthquake with a moment magnitude of 6.8 occurred in Hauz Province, Marrakech-Safi Region, Morocco. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 71.8 kilometre southwest of Marrakech, near the town of Igil in the Atlas Mountains. The depth is 18.5 kilometre, and the maximum intensity is VIII on the Mercalli scale. The earthquake killed 2,946 people and injured 5,674 people. The earthquake caused damage to buildings and historical landmarks in Marrakech. The earthquake was felt in Spain, Portugal and Algeria. The earthquake was the largest recorded in the region, surpassing the 1755 Meknes earthquake.

Affected areas are rural and mountainous areas. The earthquake disrupted power systems and clean water supplies and triggered landslides. Nineteen minutes later, another aftershock with a magnitude of 4.9 occurred [. At 9:00 am on September 10, another magnitude 4.5 earthquake occurred southwest of Marrakech. The number of people left homeless by the earthquake is unclear.

Planet Water, a client of Consolidation Alliance Network, is a charity organization that provides water filtration equipment. Consolidation Alliance Network arranged for Planet Water to comprehensively centralize storage of China local production equipment and Southeast Asian production parts in the Qianhaiwan Free Trade Port of China Merchants Bonded Logistics.

After the earthquake in Morocco, Planet Water immediately instructed Consolidation Alliance Network and China Merchants Bonded Logistics to arrange for equipment to be sent to the disaster area. Team from MCC Qianhai, which is jointly operated by Consolidation Alliance Network and China Merchants Bonded Logistics, worked tirelessly to pack the goods within a week, transport them cross-border to Hong Kong, and load them onto the plane directly to Morocco.

In the photo, we can see that the victims finally got clean water to drink. We feel that our customer’s business is very meaningful. Although we do not want this operation to be normalized, if necessary, Consolidation Alliance Network and China Merchants Bonded Logistics team will go all out to assist those in need.