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Overview: More than 8,000 people were declared dead or missing in Thailand following the December 26th, 2004 Asian Tsunami. Approximately 300 villages across six provinces were impacted. Tourism, fishery and agricultural losses were substantial. An estimated 58,500 people were affected by the disaster and close to 1,500 children lost one or both parents.

Tran Logistics and its partners in Asia came together and implemented an emergency response to support non-profit organizations, provided warehousing, distribution and transportation for the relief response to World Vision and NGOs in Thailand.


  • Provided survival kits for 4,367 families
  • Supplied food for 5,422 families
  • Assured medical support availability
  • World Vision support
  • NGO response

Solution: An immediate response was implemented for the following:

  • Transported survival kits via air freight from Europe to Thailand
  • Offered warehousing & distribution support in Bangkok
  • Chartered a helicopter for medical support with staff operating in the country

Results: As the relief phase progressed, rapid sector assessments were conducted in the areas of child-wellbeing, community-based disaster management, economic recovery/livelihood development, health, water and sanitation, natural resource management, and shelter. Tran Logistics was involved with the non-profit organizations and local authorities in suggesting the logical design process and implementing an integrated rehabilitation program that would span years to come for natural disasters

  • Livelihood and economic recovery
  • Permanent programs for transportation and logistics relief response
  • Strategic allocation of resources and easy access



Overview: On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage inside the capital of Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area.

The FAA contracted Tran Logistics to assist in the reconstruction of the Port-au-Prince airport and airport control tower. Additionally, Tran Logistics aided the American Red Cross, in providing logistics solutions to transport and distribute rescue supplies throughout the country.


  • Port-au-Prince port was destroyed
  • Airport infrastructure was destroyed
  • Country was essentially devastated
  • Limited access to airport, port and road infrastructure

Solution: Tran Logistics provided vital support for the FAA during their rescue mission in 2010. We offered warehousing and distribution channels to deliver the materials, equipment, trailers and tooling needed to rebuild the airport and air traffic control tower within the first week after the earthquake.

In order to accomplish the task, Tran Logistics provided the following services:

  • Identified a neighboring port Rio Haina in Dominican Republic
  • Established a route from port Rio Haina in Dominican Republic to Port-au-Prince
  • Created distribution channels from Miami and Jacksonville Florida to various locations within Haiti to deliver the rescue supplies
  • Provided tooling needed to rebuild the airport and air traffic control tower within the first week after the earthquake.
  • Gathered necessary equipment needed for transportation
  • Allocated and dedicated warehousing & distribution in Miami and Jacksonville Florida
  • Chartered an aircraft carrying all materials needed
  • Worked closely with local authorities for customs clearance
  • Gathered dedicated team drivers and equipment for transportation
  • Located and purchased standard ocean containers to be used for shelter
  • Supported from January 12, 2010 to beginning of July 2010

Results: The Port-au-Prince Airport Air Traffic Control Tower was operating within a week after the earthquake.
American Red Cross supplies were quickly distributed to the victims of this tragedy.

Overview: Hurricane Sandy caused tens of billions of dollars in damage in the United States, destroyed thousands of homes, left millions without electric service,and caused 72 direct deaths in eight states, including 48 in New York, 12 in New Jersey, 5 in Connecticut, 2 each in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and 1 each in New Hampshire, West Virginia and Maryland.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure as a nation we work together to build sustained and improve our capability to prepare, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

FEMA contractors partnered with Tran Logistics as the logistics and transportation company in order to create a plan, provide various types of trucks for support and allocate available portal bathrooms and trailers for shelter for those left without homes.


  • No Electricity
  • Extensive flood and damage to homes
  • Disruptions of all modes of transportation

Solution: Tran Logistics created and implemented a plan that played a vital role in supporting FEMA with their efforts to rebuild the Northeast of the USA.

  • Provided various types of trucks
  • Allocated portal bathrooms and trailers


  • Successfully provided the needed trucks as they were required
  • Gathered all available portal bathrooms and trailers which were transported and placed where the need was the greatest.