Logistic Emergency Team

Joining forces to help the humanitarian sector with emergency response to large scale natural disasters.

Logistic Emergency Team

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), and 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.


  • World Food Programme (WFP)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 75 countries....

  • Agility

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Agility builds durable, efficient supply chains that power businesses and drive trade, creating access to new opportunities.


    Agility’s story parallels the rise of...

  • Logistics Cluster

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Logistics Cluster is responsible for coordination, information management, and, where necessary, logistics service provision to ensure an effective and efficient logistics response takes...

  • Maersk Group

    Service Providers
    Denmark | Staff size: 10,000+

    Maersk Group consists of a collection of companies operating within two main industries of shipping and energy. Maersk Group has four core businesses which include Maersk Line, APM Terminals,...

  • TNT Express

    Service Providers
    Netherlands | Staff size: 10,000+

    Originally, founded in 1946 and headquartered in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, TNT Express employs approximately 53,100 people worldwide. With own operations in 61 countries, TNT Express picks up...

  • United Parcel Service (UPS)

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    UPS is the world's largest package delivery company, in terms of revenue and volume, and a global leader in supply chain solutions. We deliver packages each business day for 1.8 million shipping...

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Key Information

LocationWorldwide, Philippines, Chile, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan
  • Start Date 2008