Logistics Emergency Teams deploy worldwide upon request from the United Nations Global Logistics Cluster.
Logistics Emergency Teams are provided pro bono by Agility, AP Möller-Maersk, TNT and UPS, four leading logistics companies. Facilitated by the World Economic Forum, the companies joined forces to help the humanitarian sector with emergency response to large-scale natural disasters.
Logistics Emergency Teams (LETs) have a solid track record of deployments, based on agreed mechanisms and strong relationships with the UN's Global Logistics Cluster, led by the World Food Programme (WFP).
LETs’ support through pre-agreed operating procedures and training includes:
- Logistics specialists (e.g. airport coordinators, airport managers and warehouse managers)
- Logistics assets (e.g. warehouses, trucks, forklifts)
- Logistics services (e.g. airlift, trucking, customs management)
In 2008-2013, LETs deployed in the Philippines, Mozambique, Myanmar, Haiti, Indonesia, Pakistan & Chile. LETs have also carried out Logistcs Preparedness Assessments in several high-risk areas around the world on behalf of the cluster. Around 150 trained volunteers are currently on standby.