The expert for global Special Speed Logistics hosts the “Humanitarian Logistics” working group

Neu-Isenburg, April 18, 2013: Members of the “Humanitarian Logistics” working group of the German Logistics Association (Bundesvereinigung Logistik, BVL) met in Frankfurt at time:matters, the expert for international Special Speed Logistics on Tuesday 16th April 2013. Participants included, among others, aid agencies, logistics service providers, as well as representatives from the industrial and scientific sectors. Throughout the course of the event options were intensively discussed to further improve the impact logistics has on humanitarian aid.

Disaster situations in particular require quick, reliable and well-coordinated logistics solutions. Reliable logistics solutions play a vital part in this process, in order to achieve the timely, successful implementation of humanitarian aid. The working group’s goal is to develop measures for the sustainable improvement of humanitarian logistics, together with different interest groups.

“The sector humanitarian logistics is becoming increasingly important. It makes me happy to significantly contribute to the sustainable advancement and therefore to the efficiency of emergency
relief with this working group,” said Prof. Dr. Ing. Bernd Hellingrath, Chair of the working group. The focus of the working group conference at time:matters in Frankfurt was to further develop a joint platform to support aid agencies, as well as to discuss a concept to prepare sea ports in disaster situations.

Participants used the opportunity to visit the time:matters Courier Terminal at Frankfurt Airport, where more than a hundred highly sensitive and time-critical shipments are processed for destinations throughout the world each day. “As the expert for global Special Speed Logistics, we offer our customers tailor-made solutions for particularly urgent or complex logistics assignments, therefore enabling delivery within a few hours. We ourselves have experienced first-hand, how imperative it is in disaster situations that all participants work hand-in-hand in a well-coordinated manner. We gladly support the working group with our expertise in the field of emergency logistics,” emphasized Franz-Joseph Miller, CEO of time:matters GmbH.