Battling stormy seas.
Evacuating colleagues from conflict zones.
Doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
For #UnitedNations World Food Programme shipping officers like HeaShin Kim, every day brings on an unexpected challenge. “We have ship after ship that we line up to carry all kinds of food, water, medicine. You name it, we deliver,” Kim says. “That’s what we do and we make sure it gets done.” As the only UN agency with its own shipping unit, WFP shipping officers coordinate around 20 ships at any given time to sail the ocean and deliver food assistance throughout the world (pictured). They negotiate with shipping lines, envision and mentally calculate the size of a ship and navigate tricky routes to keep cargo safe. They are tough and quick on their feet.
And most importantly, these masters of the high seas know what it’s like to be on a ship. They understand the kind of hard labor and tough mentality it requires.
They are known as the “Never Say Never” team. @worldfoodprogramme_official / WFP Logistics
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