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Humanitarian Logistics Organisation (HLO)

Grabenstrasse 15
20357 Hamburg

Phone No.: +49 40 228686750; +49 (0)1717074874
Fax No.: +49 40 228686759
Contact person: Bastian Gerber


Humanitarian Logistics Organisation e.V. (HLO) is the logistics expert in the non-profit sector. Being a non-profit organization, founded in 2014, we provide support in implementing and optimising logistics for charitable projects all over the world. We organise storage and transport of goods in development aid, disaster response and other non-profit projects, to support e.g. associations and foundations. We act as an interface between non-profit organisations, logistics companies and research institutes.

We seek a world without poverty, intolerance, inequality and social injustice where humanitarian aid will have become unnecessary. We are the first globally operating logistics NGO assisting the entire humanitarian sector by providing logistics services.

Our mission is to support likeminded humanitarian organizations by using our logistics know-how and skills to help people who are not able to help themselves. Drawing strength from our humanitarian and logistics know-how we are contributing to a sustainable improvement of the global humanitarian supply chain.

The purpose of the Association is the promotion of science and research, civil protection and development cooperation. We realize it through:
• The granting of research contracts as well as the implementation of and assisting in research projects, the results of which are accessible to the public.
• The strengthening of innovation in the humanitarian logistics with the help of research.
• Development and implementation of training measures in (for) humanitarian logistics for or aid agencies.
• Logistic consulting or implementation of logistics services (services) for organisations funded by the public.
• Financial support for organisations funded by the public, who have to use it directly and exclusively for non-profit or charitable purposes.
• Research and pursuit of activities in the field of civil protection.
• The improvement of coordination and cooperation between humanitarian logistics players by collecting, processing and distributing information.
• The formation of networks.

Aid Services
• Transport and Warehousing: Whether you require the organisation of land transportation, sea freight, air freight, the storage of goods or additional services, HLO is your partner for logistical challenges in non-profit projects. We will help you to bring your goods safely and quickly to its destination.
• Training and Consulting: Logistics Training for Non-Profit Organisations
• Research: We are always looking for new ideas and optimisation approaches in humanitarian logistics. Therefore, we initiate and support research projects in this field. With our know-how, fundraising and the pooling of research approaches, we drive innovation in humanitarian logistics in a structured way. Our target is to create a network out of active research institutions, logistics companies and non-profit organisations in order to be able to transfer research findings into real-life humanitarian aid.

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.


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