Tanzania Freight Forwarders Association and United Arab Emirates National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Dar es Salaam last week, to provide training opportunities for Tanzania service providers in the industry to increase their expertise and help make the country a truly regional hub in freight forwarding and logistics.
With the conclusion of 2017 Global Logistics Summit- Tanzania edition last week, the MoU aligns with both association’s objective to facilitate growth of the logistic services industry, which is identified as one of the key contributors in each country’s economic diversification drive.
The move is part of NAFL latest efforts to try seal the deal to host FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) World Congress in Dubai in 2020.
The NAFL President, Abdul Aziz, is currently on overdrive mode in pitching Dubai’s capabilities, innovations and world class reputation.
Suggesting hosting the event at the same time as Expo2020 will only add to the prominence Dubai can bring to such a congress.
“We strongly believe that bringing the congress to Dubai during Expo2020 would bring the FIATA delegates a chance to secure even more investments, opportunities and deals during a 2020 edition of the event, as well as the other various things that will be exhibited and enjoyed during that time due to Expo2020,” she said.
If NAFL wins the bid to host the 2020 World Congress, it will place Dubai as a significant global hub in the freight and logistics landscape across the globe.