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Summarizing this thinking into a series of actionable steps, and successfully implementing those steps, will ensure timely and effective delivery of humanitarian assistance. Goods will arrive as scheduled, at the right price, in maximized loads with no breakages or pilferage. A good transport system complements an efficient distribution system.

Transport in Emergencies

Transport management in emergencies can be a complex task depending on the nature of the disaster. How a transport strategy is structured is dependent on the state of the infrastructure, security in the area of disaster, demand, nature of product, and more. Humanitarian organizations are increasingly beginning to tap into the joint transport services, such as those offered by the Logistics Cluster during emergencies. A joint transportation service is based on a collaborative approach and aims to leverage the advantages of centralized coordination and sharing of assets.

Developing a Transport Strategy

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The above factors would be valid for both emergency and non-emergency situations.

Transport management in emergencies can be a complex task depending on the nature of the disaster. Humanitarian organizations have increasingly begun to tap into the joint transport services as a strategy in emergencies, such as those offered by the Logistics Cluster during emergencies. A joint transportation service is based on a collaborative approach and aims to leverage the advantages of centralized coordination and sharing of assets.

Managing Transport Providers

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