DSV donates transport equipment to Ukraine military

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Transport and logistics company DSV is donating DKK 3.5 million (C$680,000) worth of transport equipment to Ukraine’s armed forces to help it fight off Russian invaders.

The Ambassador of Ukraine to Denmark, Mykhailo Vydoinyk (right), with Jens Bjørn Andersen, Group CEO of DSV.

The donation includes buses, trucks and trailers, as well as additional transport equipment. The first part of the donation was delivered in Ukraine on May 31, 2023. DSV expects to finish delivery of all assets and equipment by mid-June.

The transport assets will help the country’s armed services and support the mobilization of troops and the movement of supplies.

Ukraine relies on help for urgent needs

Jens Bjørn Andersen, group CEO of DSV, is pleased to get behind Ukraine donation efforts and offer the company’s support to the war-struck country. “I’m deeply moved by the resilience of the people of Ukraine as they go through this difficult time,” he said.

“Since the invasion, I’ve been proud to witness DSV come together across our global network. Our local branches have developed several initiatives to support Ukraine with donations of goods and services, and I’m grateful that we can continue to show our support for the country.”.

DSV’s donation follows a dialogue between Andersen and Mykhailo Vydoinyk, the ambassador of Ukraine to Denmark, who provided a list of the specific needs of the brigades.

Vydoinyk emphasized the impact that private companies can have by making donations to the country. “In the current situation, the needs of our army are extremely great, and we count on active help from our partners. I’m convinced that DSV’s donation to the 15th and 21st brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will significantly strengthen logistics at the front,” he said.

“I would like to call on other companies in Denmark to follow the example set by DSV and donate to provide our armed forces with what they need to succeed. The Embassy of Ukraine in Denmark is ready to share a list of urgent needs for our brigades.”

A remarkable drive

After the invasion of Ukraine in early 2022, DSV was among the first Danish companies to exit Russia. In Ukraine, DSV resumed its operations in May 2022 after a temporary pause to its business activities and has since been fully operating in Ukraine, where transport and logistics are crucial to ensuring access to essential goods.

“I’m very impressed with our Ukrainian colleagues who continue to show a remarkable drive and an unwavering commitment to keeping their country’s supply chains flowing,” Anderson said. “DSV’s donation to Ukraine’s armed forces is one way we can use our capabilities to support our colleagues and their fellow countrymen.”

If you interested to learn how your company can support Ukraine and its armed forces, reach out to the Embassy of Ukraine for information about the specific needs of Ukraine and details on how to donate.