The global shipping and trading community is being asked to join forces again on 10 November to raise vital funds for the hospital ship charity Mercy Ships.

Charterers, shipbrokers, agents, owners and operators will participate in the annual Cargo Day, which since 2016 has raised almost $4m.

The move comes as the charity's first purpose-built newbuilding, the 37,000-gt Global Mercy, is undergoing outfitting at the Port of Antwerp.