The Wellspring Van Donation

The Cardinal Trust has proudly donated a van to The Wellspring charity. As you know, The Wellspring is a resource centre for homeless  and disadvantaged people in Stockport and a charity we’ve supported for sometime now.

The van will be used to collect donations from homes and businesses and to transport donations from storage etc. The van will be a great asset and resource for the charity but also gives one of their volunteers, Nicky, the opportunity of his very first paid job. Nicky originally used the services of The Wellspring, with them supporting his rehabilitation from drug addiction and a life of crime and with their support started volunteering everyday and has done now for the last two years. With Cardinal Maritime’s donation of a van, Nicky can now start his new job of being a van driver for 15 hours a week of paid work.

Congratulations to Nicky and we wish him all the best!


Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride 2016

It is that time of year again and Team Cardinal will be racing to the finish when taking part in the annual Manchester to Blackpool bike ride.

We will be cycling over 60 miles starting our journey at the Imperial War Museum, Manchester, following the scenic country lanes of Lancashire and then crossing the finish line on the South Promenade in Blackpool.

We will be raising money for Donna’s Dream House Charity in Blackpool, which is a locally based charity riding free holiday experiences for children and teenagers with life-threatening illnesses and their families and for recently bereaved siblings and their families. Whilst the voluntary team of Donna’s Dream House provides the expertise, enthusiasm and administration, it is the generosity of many companies and individuals raising money that makes their dream a reality.

Each year we aim to raise more money for Donna’s Dream House and this year we are hoping to smash our target of £500 when cycling to the finish in 2016. To achieve this, any donations, no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated.

Please click here to donate to our Just Giving Page.

SOLAS VGM Implementation

The International Organization (IMO) has passed an amendment to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requiring verification of container weights. 

Starting from 1st July, a packed container will no longer be allowed to be loaded on board vessels unless its Verified Gross Mass (VGM) has been provided by the shipper named in the Bill of Lading, to the ocean carrier and/or the terminal representative.

With the new regulation:

  • The shipper will be the responsible party for providing the VGM
  • There will be two permissible weighing methods for determining the VGM
  • The terminal operator will be obliged to ensure that only containers with a VGM are loaded on the vessel
We’ll keep you informed when we receive any more information.