Transportation Intermediaries Association Enters Partnership With Humanitarian Logistics Organization - Global Trade Magazine
  December 16th, 2015 | Written by

Transportation Intermediaries Association Enters Partnership With Humanitarian Logistics Organization

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  • ALAN is sharing information on transportation needs related to recent disasters including flooding in SC and Texas.
  • By partnering with ALAN, TIA members can bring their logistics expertise to disaster relief.
  • ALAN is a not-for-profit organization that engages industry to supplement logistics capabilities.

The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) have entered into a formal partnership.

Through this relationship, TIA and ALAN will work together to identify sources of transportation capacity for humanitarian relief in support of ALAN’s mission to save lives and reduce suffering for disaster survivors. The partnership became effective immediately, with ALAN is sharing information on transportation needs related to recent disasters including flooding in South Carolina and Texas.

“We are excited about this new partnership with TIA,” said Kathy Fulton, ALAN executive director. “TIA’s 1,400 members work daily to efficiently and economically arrange shipping for all kinds of cargo. These businesses have the expertise, networks, and capacity to quickly move critical supplies needed for rapid response and recovery from crisis.”

“TIA is very excited about the opportunity to work with ALAN,” stated Bob Voltmann, president and CEO of TIA. “Our members are generous and benevolent within their local communities and across the country. By partnering with ALAN, TIA members can bring their logistics expertise to disaster relief.” Based in Alexandria, VA, TIA is the premier organization for third-party logistics professionals doing business in North America. TIA provides resources, education, information, advocacy and connections to establish, maintain and expand ethical, profitable and growing businesses in service to their customers. TIA members act as the facilitators to arrange the efficient and economical movement of goods. They serve tens of thousands of shippers and carriers, bringing together the transportation needs of the cargo interests with the corresponding capacity and special equipment offered by rail, motor, air, and ocean carriers.

The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is a not-for-profit organization that engages industry to supplement non-profit organizations’ logistics capabilities. ALAN coordinates logistics, providing education, and building cross-sector relationships before, during, and after disasters.

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