Mercy Ships has revealed that the shipping industry raised $791,000 for its Cargo Day 2021, taking the total amount over six years to $4.7m.

About 80 companies rallied behind the African hospital ship charity, with 26 pledges of between $1,000 and $10,000, nine of $10,000 to $25,000 and six of $25,000-plus.

A further 76 Mercy Cargoes were given and six address commissions, as charterers, shipowners, brokers, port agents and other companies participated.