South Sudan

IOM South Sudan Logistics & Common Transport Services 2018 Quarter 3 Report July – September



4,835 metric tons of humanitarian cargo transported in Q3

53 humanitarian agencies supported by CTS in Q3

16,536 metric tons of humanitarian cargo transported on behalf of 84 organizations since January 2018

150 vechicles in the IOM fleet, including 85 light vehicles, 40 cargo, dump and utility trucks, and 25 heavy constuction machines and tractors

Logistics & CTS Updates

South Sudan remains one of the most challenging service delivery environments in the world. Persistent insecurity and a weak road infrastructure makes vast parts of the country inaccessible.

The IOM managed Common Transport Services (CTS) is a free-for-user service that transports key humanitarian supplies for humanitarian actors that are members of the Logistics Cluster in South Sudan. CTS serves as a critical link in the supply chain, enabling humanitarian assistance materials that arrive from regional and international suppliers to rapidly move onwards to partners located deep in the field in order to reach beneficiaries in remote and hard-to-reach locations.

CTS ensures the timely delivery of humanitarian relief items across the country. The programme has progressed significantly from a baseline of 2,000 metric tons (MTs) of humanitarian cargo delivered in 2011 to 19,827 metric tons in 2017. CTS also allows for the full-time availability of 18 dedicated trucks in order to facilitate cargo movement for partner humanitarian organizations. These trucks are operated on a rotational basis to ensure that at least 16 trucks are on the road continuously seven days a week. The 18 trucks are located as follows: Juba (3), Malakal (3), Bentiu (4), Wau (3), Bor (2), and Rumbek (3).

During the third quarter, the IOM-managed fleet of 18 cargo trucks transported 4,503 metric tons of supplies from the main ports of dispatch to field operations via air, road, and river. Supplies were stored in warehouses in Juba, Rumbek, Bor, Wau, Bentiu and Malakal; as well as logistics bases in Bentiu and Malakal to enable partners working outside the Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites to respond faster. CTS also supported cargo movements and common use of infrastructure such as the Bentiu airstrip, through partnerships with authorities, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and other humanitarian agencies.