Case Study: Sea Shepherd

Keeping the ships afloat thanks to Transdirect

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From saving whales in the Southern Ocean to campaigning against mega-oil corporations, Sea Shepherd faces a range of challenges.

Sea Shepherd Australia uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd Australia works to ensure their survival for future generations.

The non-profit organisation relies solely on the generous donations from individuals and businesses to stay afloat. Their support comes in the form of financial donations or supplies and services.

Transdirect helps Sea Shepherd to ship in-kind donations to our ships within Australia. Many businesses will donate their goods to replenish the ships. These goods come to our Operations Base in Victoria, and then need to be transported to our fleet.

Transdirect provides Sea Shepherd with multiple courier options which allow them to select the option best suited to their individual needs. Sea Shepherd also uses Transdirect to send parcels to onshore volunteer chapters across Australia.

The easy-to-use online booking system means this shipment redirection process can be completed efficiently and effectively. The huge range of courier services was a huge driver for Sea Shepherd to use Transdirect, as well as the friendly customer service.

Thanks to the support of generous donors around the world, Sea Shepherd has expanded from North America to every country across the world.

Sea Shepherd raises funds through their monthly giving program and their online store. Funds raised from the store go directly to various campaigns to defend, conserve and protect the oceans and marine life.

Shipping merchandise has been a challenge for the NGO, as timing and costs vs. benefits to the organisation are a factor to consider.

Individuals or businesses interested in supporting Sea Shepherd can join the Direct Action Crew. This crew helps Sea Shepherd to complete vital operations to protect the ocean and its inhabitants.

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