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Start-up activity has been booming across the Gulf, as local and foreign entrepreneurs capitalise on a highly connected base of young consumers with high disposable incomes to launch products and services that meet the region’s unique needs. Opportunities are only going to increase across the Gulf and particularly in Saudi Arabia as the Kingdom opens its doors to new business. So here’s why logistics start-ups need smart, connected ports. About 90 per cent of global trade relies on maritime transportation, according to industry statistics. Smart ports are seen as a gamechanger for the maritime trade and the wider logistics business, boosting trade expansion through operational efficiencies such as automated transaction processing, faster cargo turnaround times, improved staff safety and a reduced carbon footprint.

5G-based solutions are one example of how an operator will be able to handle multiple gantry cranes while working in a comfortable central control room. In the near future, the technology can be leveraged for multiple applications, such as autonomous driving of automated guided vehicles and Intelligent Guided Vehicle video management in port. But ports will not rely on 5G alone. Other technologies that will improve efficiencies include solutions such as automated weighbridges to ensure uninterrupted truck flows with streamlined operations, as well as port information and management systems — and improved port capacity, broadly seen as the most pressing issue of the moment. Kasun Illankoon Editor, Logistics News Middle East

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Abu Dhabi customs signs missioncritical IT infrastructure services agreement with Injazat

Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs has signed an agreement with the Abu Dhabi based digital transformation service provider, Injazat, to be responsible for missioncritical IT infrastructure of the Abu Dhabi Customs. Signage took place during GITEX Technology Week 2019. Under the agreement, Injazat is committed to delivering Data Center services of the highest standards and provide a secure and reliable

environment for AD Custom’s mission-critical IT infrastructure and systems through its Tier IV Data Center, the first certified commercially available facility of its kind in the region. The new contract will be another major win for the company that embarked on the journey of digital transformation and major restructuring since the beginning of the year. HE Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General

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of Abu Dhabi Customs said: “The signing of this agreement with Injazat reflects the commitment of Abu Dhabi Customs towards Abu Dhabi Government’s strategy to support efforts and promote the digital transformation of the customs system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and to create a customs work environment with the needs of digital infrastructure for information systems which is reflected in the more effective procedures

for automation of customs operations, database management, and digital services as well as enhancing communication with strategic partners using international best practices.” Khaled Al Melhi, CEO, Injazat said: “This strategic agreement will be beneficial to Injazat business operations in the region. Injazat is honored to be awarded this agreement by a company with a stature of Abu Dhabi customs and we will repay the faith put into www.cbnme.com


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Qafila selected by Intelak for sixth cohort

Qafila, the UAE’s first digital freight forwarder, has been selected by Intelak, the UAE’s leading aviation, travel and tourism-focused incubator, as one of the four winners of its sixth cohort. Winners were selected from more than 100 applications from around the world, following a weeklong intensive pre-incubation bootcamp with ten finalists and a “Shark-Den” style demo day. Judges included Alex Alexander, the Emirates Group Chief Technology Officer; Rania Rostom, Chief Communications & Innovation officer, GE Global; Yousuf Lootah, Director of Tourism Development & Investments at Dubai Tourism and Commerce

Marketing (Dubai Tourism); and Hans Henrik Christensen, VP of Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (DTEC) at Dubai Silicon Oasis. Upon being selected as one of the four winning startups, Atif Rafiq, CEO and Co-founder at Qafila, said, “This is an honour and an exciting time for us in our journey. This will allow us to have access over the next two months to key industry experts who can provide mentorship and help us fine tune our air cargo module, so that we can offer the same level of transparency and ease of shipping we currently offer for sea cargo. Our cofounder, Jithin Manoharan,

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our CTO, Imtiaz Hassan and I are grateful to Intelak for the opportunity to grow our business and provide a much-needed tool for air shipments.” Qafila not only moves freight, it simplifies logistics. It uses technology to offer a digital freight & logistics platform where it currently supports FCL (Full Container Load) by ocean with plans to expand into air shipments and LCL (Less Container Load) by 2020. The platform is designed to enhance the customer experience, streamline operational efficiencies and provide around the clock customer support. Qafila’s platform offers shippers instant quotes,

the convenience of online booking, management of shipment and finally track & trace across the supply chain with live notifications on a mobile app. This allows the shipper to create operational efficiencies, saving them not only time but cost in man-hours through a very transparent process. Rafiq continued, “One of the key drivers for our business is the lack of transparency on the status of shipments and the needs and documentation requirements at multiple levels between shippers and different stakeholders up to the final customer. We hope to reduce man-hours and unnecessary documentation with a digital alternative.” www.cbnme.com


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Dubai Municipality and Emirates Transport sign new MoU to enhance Dubai Geospatial Infrastructure

On the sidelines of GITEX 2019, Dubai Municipality signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Transport to cooperate in the field of Geospatial Infrastructure (Geo-Dubai). The GIS center in the Municipality is the sole official source for collecting digital and descriptive geographical and detailed data and information for the emirate from different local departments, public authorities and institutions, persons and companies operating in the Emirate of Dubai. The agreement was signed by Eng. Mariam Obaid Al Muhairi, Director of the GIS Center and Mohammed AbdulRahim Baramah, Director of Information Systems, Emirates Transport. The signing of MoU between Emirates Transport and the Municipality is based on the keenness of both parties to lay the foundations of joint strategic cooperation between them as well as to benefit from the services they provide to ensure corporate integration between them, and developing and strengthening of relations of cooperation in order to contribute to regulating and coordinating the legal procedures and systems applicable to them, according to an institutional framework consistent with, and not conflicting with, the obligations and specializations of each other, and in line with the strategic plans of both the organizations.

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Saudia Cargo launches Dry Ice Replenishment service to preserve temperature sensitive

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company announced the launching of its newest service, Dry Ice replenishment services to temperature-controlled products such as perishable and pharmaceuticals which require specific temperature requirements while being transported and stored, this service can be provided to clients 48 hours in advance prior to service delivery. Saudia Cargo’s Chief Commercial Officer Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak emphasized: “Dry Ice Replenishment service is now available at Jeddah & Riyadh stations for import and transit cargo in the first stage & soon it will be provided to the rest of

the stations as well. Moreover, the Ground Handling Unit always dedicates its effort to provide best industry solutions ensuring the safe & secure handling of all loads & cargoes.” Furthermore, Al-Mubarak underscored Saudia Cargo’s efforts into enhancing its logistical capabilities & Ground Handling services pointing out to the company’s direction towards diversifying its products & services in order to meet the growing demand for Air Cargo & logistics, in line with the Saudi vision 2030 that aims to empower the logistics industry & make the Kingdom a unique global logistical hub.

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Quote I look forward to this exciting opportunity to leverage Gulftainer’s strong global presence, as well as its vast customer base, robust operations, and solid track record in ports and logistics solutions.”

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Leading UAE Concrete Supplier Purchases its First Fleet of Renault Trucks ‘K Models’

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Middle East Ready Mix Concrete (L.L.C), one of the UAE’s leading concrete suppliers, has just taken delivery of twelve new Renault Trucks K models, representing one of the French brand’s big conquest deals in Dubai and the Northern Emirates this year. This is the first time that Middle East Ready Mix Concrete (L.L.C) has purchased Renault Trucks. The trucks are equipped with 48CBM Tipping Trailers and will be used to transport aggregates and other products to various facilities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In choosing these specific models, the Dubai-based company cited their proven abilities in the field of operation, high

standards of safety and impressive fuel efficiency. Commenting on the new deal, Ally Edha Awadh, CEO of Middle East Ready Mix Concrete (L.L.C), said: “We were impressed by the new K 480 Heavy Duty trucks’ robustness and impressive fuel efficiency, along with the very competitive Renault Trucks finance offer. These factors made Renault Trucks the natural choice when we decided to expand our fleet.” Commercial Director of Renault Trucks Middle East, Guillaume Zimmermann, said: “This new fleet order further cements our position as a market-leading truck manufacturer trusted by many large companies across the region. www.cbnme.com


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Cold Chain Service Provider Global Shipping and Logistics LLC (GSL), a leading 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) in the UAE, has once again shown its mettle and won the coveted Cold Chain Service provider of the year 2019 at the recently. GSL has been a champion at ‘temperature controlled’ and ‘frozen’ logistics in the region and continues to lead this niche market. Home to more than 100 brands and businesses, GSL is a shining example of how regional companies are competing in a global market place and emerging triumphant against all odds. With more than 160,000 pallet positions on offer to its clients, GSL’s contract logistics expertise extends into FMCG (Food & NonFood), E-Commerce, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Manufacturing industries. “We offer a wide range of temperatures in the form of state-ofthe-art warehouses throughout our facilities in

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Dubai Investment Park (DIP) and Dubai Industrial City (DIC)”, Mr. Al Shirawi reiterated. Currently GSL is the only 3PL in the MEA region with storage ranging from negative 60 degrees all the way up to positive 25 degrees. “The harsh weather in the region, provides a unique challenge to brands looking at doing business in the UAE. The more prominent the brand, the more stringent their requirements and the more critical the quality measurements they need to follow”, continued Mr. Al Shirawi. GSL, through its world-class facilities, has mastered the product-integrity and cold-chain integrity requirements of its clients and this is why they have won the recognition at this year’s Logistics and Transport Awards 2019. GSL, with its two facilities built on a total of 2.80 million square feet, is one of the largest 3PL operator in the UAE. “With over 700 dedi-

cated and trained logisticians at work within our 24 x 7 operations, we are always on call to support our customers and their market requirements. We are the only 3PL with 6 quality certifications in the UAE, and a homegrown Emirati brand, we take pride in the recognition and encouragement we have received in the form of the Cold- Chain Service Provider 2019 award. Apart from its temperature controlled facilities, GSL also boasts absolute and complete transparency in its operations. Supporting its customers with comprehensive dashboards that allow them to see where their products are sitting and at what temperature. Using Manhattan SCALE as its Warehouse Management System, GSL integrates modern software and hardware solutions into its operations to ensure accuracy and speed are as important as product-integrity and quality.

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A Night to Remember

Logistics & Transport Awards 2019, presented by du, is aimed at recognising past triumphs and acknowledging the future strategies of logistics and supply chain companies from around the region. The awards are catered to individuals and companies from a variety of sectors— from transportation, cargo, and warehouses, to e-commerce, supply chain, and technology.

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Supply Chain Manger of the Year

Cherryline Feliciano, Oceanwide Logistics

“Being nominated alone is such a huge privilege and winning an award in this category is something I would never have imagined possible for myself. Looking back when I started my logistics career 15 years ago, I have faced several challenges but each one of them helped me to be a better person as I am today – a professional who’s not a perfectionist however who won’t stop until I have produced excellent results; I am always ready and prepared to accept challenging

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roles and responsibilities. I am so grateful to everyone who has always been part of my journey, especially to Ms. Paula Bellamy --my boss, my mentor, my inspiration. This award is also a token to my OL Dubai Family who have always been there to support, exert their efforts and trust me. This a group effort and I hope this will help each of us to be more self-motivated for doing our best. My sincere gratitude to BNC publishing,

respected jury for giving this award and to be honest it makes me feel great on being rewarded for my hard work & dedication. Lastly, I had learned that you should never ever give up on something you are aiming for. I can proudly hold up this award as part of my achievement. This is a dream come true and will always inspire and motivate me. I will not promise but rather try my best to display exceptional quality and accuracy at work,” said Cherryline Feliciano.

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Express Logistics Provider of the Year

Fed Ex The award category honors industry leadership in e-commerce logistics, last mile delivery and integration of technology. FedEx Express was recognized for its extensive market reach, unparalleled customer experience and innovation within the logistics industry. Offering customizable industry-specific

services, FedEx enables businesses to access possibilities across markets. This wide portfolio of services is supported by 60 weekly FedEx Express flights to and from the Dubai hub, facilitating intercontinental trade across the world. In addition to its solutions and services,

FedEx was acknowledged for the progress made within community initiatives. Between July 2018 to July 2019, 3,200 team members across the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa volunteered more than 11,000 hours as part of FedEx Cares, the company’s giving and volunteering platform.

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Warehouse Facility of the Year

Al Futtaim Logistics

Strengthening its leading position as the top warehouse facility provider, Al Futtaim Logistics has been awarded the ‘Warehouse Facility of the Year’ at the Logistics & Transport Awards 2019. Some of the key achievements in the past year enabled the organization to increase its market share in the GCC, namely, Saudi Arabia and Oman. In the UAE, the company has been excelling its price competitiveness, allow-

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ing an un-parallel value proposition to customer in the Retail Fashion and Food sector. Furthermore, they have a new warehouse footprint in Riyadh facilitating cross border for fashion retail customers and have opened a new warehouse in Oman to enable the retailers and petro-chemical distributors. Raman Kumar, Managing Director, and Al Futtaim Logistics told Logistics News ME: “This is a prestigious award for us and we feel really

proud about this award. We, as Al Futtaim Logistics worked really hard to achieve this award. Awards like this give motivation to the team and we have always set out a target for them to achieve and winning this award recognises their hard work and determination. We appreciate the Logistics News ME team for putting in their efforts for this event and we appreciate the quality of the magazine as well.”

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Building the UAE’s highest road Jebel Jais is part of the Hajar Mountain Range in Ras Al Khaimah. It is the highest peak in the UAE. And for centuries unreachable by most. For 8 years, a fleet of Volvo FMX Trucks carried a total of more than 5.5 million cubic meters around the clock building a 36 km road that goes up more than 1910 meters. The rugged terrain, steep slopes and loose rock were not a challenge for Volvo FMX, which is built tough for such conditions. That is why more than 30 of our Volvo FMX trucks completed this ambitious road project without any major breakdown. To watch the full video please visit www.volvotrucks.ae/jebeljais

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FMCG Logistics Provider of the Year

GAC

For the second consecutive year, GAC Dubai has won the FMCG Logistics Provider of the Year award at the Logistics and Transport Awards. The accolade recognises the company’s continuing excellence and innovation in keeping up with growing demand for the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector covering food & beverages, retail and

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more. The win recognises GAC Dubai’s expertise, experience, service offering and technology deployed in providing seamless, flexible and efficient supply chain management solutions to the sector. Neil McMaster, General Manager of Contract Logistics for GAC Dubai, took to the stage at the award ceremony held at Sofitel the Palm in Dubai to accept the honour.

“Once again, we are delighted that our efforts and initiatives to meet the needs for speed and accuracy of fast-moving industries like food and beverages have been recognised,” he says. “This is the result of our commitment to serving our customers as well as the team work, commitment and innovative spirit that have long been the hallmark of GAC.”

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Most Innovative Technology for Logistics

IQ Robotics IQ Robotics is an artificial intelligence (AI)driven fully robotic business that’s spearheading the digital transformation of the logistics sector. It was launched in Dubai on September 2019 and is part of IQ Holding, a technology holding group that is specialized in the supply chain and logistic sector. IQ Robotics provides full back-end solutions using the latest in robotics, AI, and software platforms to support supply chain and logistics. IQ Ro-

botics is a provider of tailor-made technology turnkey solutions that seek to promote the automation of all processes, bringing significant benefits to B2B customers. Fadi Amoudi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of IQ Robotics told Logistics News ME: “We feel ecstatic to win this award, especially since we are a start-up company and we are built on technology and this is at the centre of our business.

This event, Logistics and Transport Awards 2019, is really important because right now we are working into the transformation phase into the logistics and supply chain so it is always good to recognise the companies and teams that works towards this transformation. Start-up companies like ours and many others are the reason why there has been a transformational change in the logistics industry.�

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Logistics Startup of the Year

Qafila

Qafila is a digital age freight & Logistics Company, the first of its kind in the UAE, is designed to enhance customer experience, streamline operational efficiencies and provide around the clock customer support through its system. Qafila not only moves freight, it simplifies logistics. It uses technology to offer a digital freight & logistics platform where it currently supports FCL (Full Container Load) by ocean with plans to expand into

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air shipments and LCL (Less Container Load) by 2020. The platform is designed to enhance the customer experience, streamline operational efficiencies and provide around the clock customer support. Qafila’s platform offers shippers instant quotes, the convenience of online booking, management of shipment and finally track & trace across the supply chain with live notifications on a mobile app. This allows the shipper to create operational efficiencies, saving

them not only time but cost in man-hours through a very transparent process. “We are honoured by this recognition by the experts in our field. As a startup this encourages us to continue to pursue our milestones and deliver a service that will help our customers and ecosystem. We are grateful for the support we continue to receive for starting Qafila and our ongoing journey,” said Jithin Manoharan and Atif Rafiq, Co –Founders of Qafila.

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Air Cargo Operator of the Year

Etihad Cargo Strengthening its leading position as the top air cargo operator, Etihad Cargo has been awarded the ‘Air Cargo Operator of the Year’ at the Logistics & Transport Awards 2019. This award recognises the air freight operators going out of their way to deliver

outstanding services to their customers. Aref Abdulrahim Abdulla, Sales Manager at Etihad Cargo told Logistics News ME: “It is a great feeling to win an awards here at the Logistics and Transport Awards 2019 as it reflects the hard work the whole team worked towards.

It has been a challenging market for us in 2019 but through that difficulty and our team efforts we have reached this point and feel really proud of winning this award considering who our competitors are. So to win this award means a lot to us.”

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Innovation in Transport

SERCO SERCO’s work on the Dubai Metro has seen them clinch the award for Innovation in Transport. The signalling system is designed to send packets of data to and from each train back to a main computer system (Interlocking) that then decides on how each train on the system will operate. This data, if corrupted will stop a train and in the worst case, need to be rescued by a member of staff. This data is transmitted to the train via a dedicated loop in the track under an AC voltage with an induced frequency injected in the AC signal. This frequency holds the data for each train in that area and as such is an ex-

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tremely critical link for operations. The system is able to generate alarms when a problem is seen but this is based on a set criteria and in normal practice the alarm is generated when data loss is at a pre-defined level as set in the design. All of the data sent to and from each train is stored on a huge database that lists all communication and data loss. This data is then stored and normally only used when a fault arises and root cause analysis is needed to understand the failure mode and subsequently mitigate it. What this data also holds is the errors in the data that are happening but not to a level the system generates

an alarm. This is where Innovation in transport comes into play aligned with Big Data and Machine Learning. James Delaney, ATC & Systems Manager at SERCO told Logistics News ME, “It is a big achievement from the team to win the Innovation in Transport Award, it is an awards that everybody aspires to get. The award that we have won is a combination of nearly five years’ worth of work. The Logistics and Transport Awards showcases the best in the industry and a lot of the hard work put in can get ignored and easily missed so having events like this can showcase companies that truly deserved to be seen.”

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Automotive Logistics Company of the Year

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

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Cold Chain Service Provider

Global Shipping and Logistics LLC

“We are excited to be winning this award. It has been a lot of work over the past 14 years and it’s paying off. As a company, this award is extremely important as we have shown an extremely good commitment to the market by investing almost half a billion dirhams in the UAE. So finally, it’s being recognized in the

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industry which is great news for the company and our customers would be proud to be associated with us. Regarding winning the Cold Chain Service Provider Award, we understand how the harsh weather of the UAE can be a difficult thing to deal with this being a Cold Chain integrity champion for us a big thing for us.

I believe that the recognition these awards give is great because it allows companies to be differentiated from everybody else as someone needs to be the best to push everybody else in the industry to be motivated to compete or even beat the best.” G.Shankar, Chief Operating Officer, Global Shipping & Logistics

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Innovation in Logistics

Dubai South

In 2019, EZDubai was launched, a 920,000 square-metre purpose-built e-commerce zone within Dubai South’s Logistics District set to unlock vast potentials in online commerce. This innovative purpose-built e-commerce zone provides a range of Logistics facilities and business solutions designed for startups, SMEs, innovation labs and incubation centers to support local, regional and trans-continental businesses serving both business-to-business

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and end consumers. With the massive growth of e-commerce in the GCC and Egypt expected growth from USD 7 billion to USD 24 billion by 2022, EZDubai seeks to add a strong value to the sector by providing an efficient supply chain focused on structured regulatory framework, complete ecosystem, and the dual warehouse concept. “Traditionally the e-commerce elements are scattered around but we thought why not just

bring them all closer together in one area. We have an airport and seaport nearby and also a great land transportation network. When you put all this together you create a more dynamic logistics hub. By having such a dedicated area to fulfill the different operational aspects of delivering products to the final customer EZDubai cuts down time wasted and increased productivity,” remarked Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of Dubai South, Logistics District

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Artificial Intelligence in Logistics

FERO.AI “Fero.Ai’s accomplishments are owed to each and every team member, this recognition is not for the brand as much as it is for all of your achievements and dedication to the common cause of making an impact in the freight and logistics industry.

As a company this is exciting times ahead at the industry level especially with the introduction of artificial intelligence being introduced and recognised by the industry. FERO.AI just started recently so to be recognised at any platform give us a great leverage

and brings importance of artificial intelligence. Rather than the normal strategies being implemented by companies they are now realising the importance of having strategy around artificial intelligence,” said Abhinav Chaudhary, CEO and Co – Founder of Fero.Ai.

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Integrated Logistics Company of the Year

Premier Logistics

“We, at Premier Logistics, are extremely pleased to receive the award for the “Integrated Logistics Company of the Year”. Within a short span of 3.5 years, we have grown from just 3 members to a 55-member team of logisticians within Premier Logistics.

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We would like to humbly thank BNC Publishing and Logistics News ME for this recognition, and with our primary focus towards digitalisation of the logistics industry, we are sure that this is just the beginning and there is much more in store for us ahead.

We are sincerely grateful for the recognition of our work within the Logistics industry, because we are sure that every other nominee of this award was as capable if not more, of winning this award.” - Founder & Managing Director, Premier Logistics, Deepak Khushalani.

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Integrated Logistics Zones Company of the Year

LogiPoint LogiPoint has won the award for its ability to provide high quality and advanced integrated solutions in Jeddah Islamic Port and beyond, contributing to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NDLIP), under the supervision of the Saudi logistics Hub, to transform

the Saudi Logistics Landscape. The Chief Executive Officer, Farooq Shaikh of LogiPoint said, “This win reflects Logipoint strength to provide a seamless integrated logistics solutions for our clients, not only to help in cost reduction through faster, seamless operation; but also to help stream-

line communication to provide more transparency across the entire process. He concluded by saying, “This award is the culmination of a huge team effort, hard work and the focus on the continued improvement of our services. We believe the key is close relationships with our customers and stakeholders”

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Leading Transport Service Provider

Emirates Transport

Strengthening its leading position as the top transportation provider, Emirates Transport has been awarded the ‘Leading Transport

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Service Provider’ at the Logistics & Transport Awards 2019. The award is aimed at recognizing those who

use innovation in providing a range of transportation and logistics services and a commitment to meeting the needs of customers.

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Leading Woman Professional of the Year

Paula Bellamy, Oceanwide Logistics “This is the first award I have won in my 35+ year career within the Logistics industry and did not realize what a difference it would make at this time in my life. The award ceremony itself was beautifully organized with some very interesting people in attendance and I have to say also some very large companies within our Industry, our company OL Dubai is small by comparison and to know we have won 2 awards at this

event made me feel very humble and proud of my team and myself. I have been in the Middle East now for 9 years and started my company from zero, I handpicked my team and mentor them every day and they teach me in return. I have learnt so much from my multi-national team which inspires me to push forward every day. The award is not just for me it’s an award for my entire team and then also for women in Lo-

gistics, there are so many unsung heroes in our industry its untrue, Logistics is very customer service based and many people work very long hours to ensure cargo arrives on time. I appreciate this award as it also given me different paths to follow in contacts that I have made, my social media following has increased greatly and I have a pinnacle to highlight now when I tell my story of my journey,� said Paula Bellamy, Managing Director of Oceanwide Logistics Dubai.

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Leading Manufacturing and Logistics Hub

Dubai Industrial City

This award recognition depicts Dubai Industrial City’s achievements over the years to establish world-class infrastructure, foster ease of doing business and provide its business partners with a comprehensive portfolio of offerings. Saud Al Shawareb, Managing Director at Dubai Industrial City told Logistics News ME: “We would like to thank the judges for trusting

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us and recognising us as the Leading Manufacturing & Logistics Hub in the region. We are so glad to be a part of this event and we are committed towards fulfilling the requirements of the industry and to grow the industry in manufacturing and logistics. Events like the Logistics and Transport Awards 2019 is a great opportunity for us to

understand who the leading logistics companies are and to see how we can collaborate with them when it comes to innovation and automation, also to provide the space and the support that the industry requires. For Dubai Industrial City, we have built the right platform that would support the logistics industry in the UAE.�

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of Dubai South, Logistics District Mohsen Ahmad oversees Dubai South’s entire Logistics District as its Chief Executive Officer, leading the overall execution of all operations, and managing its financial planning. He is responsible to set the strategic directions and goals of the District and lay the groundwork for future developments of the

district to ensure sustainable growth. Ahmad has performed a major role in the launching of the District, where he was instrumental in the setting up of the Free Zone and the establishment of the Dubai Logistics Corridor, making it possible to connect the Jebel Ali Port with Al Maktoum International Airport

in a single custom-bonded zone. He joined Dubai South in 2008, following more than 10 years of experience within the supply chains and logistics sector, holding management posts at Al Futtaim Logistics and Dubai Aluminum Company (DUBAL) as Head of Inbound Logistics.

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Trucks

F-Max Al Tayer Motors Launches Ford Trucks F-MAX in the UAE. ‘2019 International Truck of The Year’ Title Winner Offers Comfort, Power & Efficiency and Cutting-Edge Technology

The F-MAX takes its name from Ford’s legendary F Series, and stands out in terms of its size, high level of comfort and durability. These attributes helped the F-MAX win the prestigious International Truck of the Year award - a competition adjudicated by judges from 23 European countries “The launch of Ford Trucks F-MAX heralds the beginning of a new era in commercial transportation in the UAE. With its class-leading features such as a powerful engine, fuel ef-

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ficiency, cabin comfort and competitive cost of ownership, the award-winning vehicle is poised to offer a reliable and comfortable option for customers,” said Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors. The F-MAX comes with two year unlimited kilometre warranty and can be serviced at Al Tayer Motors in Dubai and the Northern Emirates as well as Premier Motors in Abu Dhabi. A wide range of service contract options are also available.

“F-MAX, with its 2.5-meter full-width cab and 500 PS engine power, becomes a major player in the international transport industry. The new Ford Trucks F-MAX, is a global player with its 12.7 litre, 500 PS, 2500 Nm Ecotorq engine and 400 kW braking power. Our modern design language based on prestige and power combines professionalism, innovation superior aerodynamics, optimum calibration and technical specifications of powertrain and transmission, as well as a significant reduction

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age areas on both sides of the vehicle are easy to use and to clean. The F-MAX also offers a 90-degree foldable upper bed, an inclined head frame on lower bed, comfortable and large bed mattresses, a remote control unit in the bed area, providing an ideal area for drivers to relax when taking a break. The vehicle’s three-level door opening angle provides easy accessibility positioning it among the leading vehicles in its class The fully sealed and water/dust-proof step cover makes drivers feel that they are stepping into their own homes. Powered interior lightning controls from the bed area and driver compartment, automatic climate control systems and steering wheel adjustment features all enhance cabin comfort. The F-MAX’s driver’s seat provides maximum comfort. This top-of-the-range seat with a 260mm adjustment range, high-quality, breathable fabric and ergonomic design provides optimal lumbar support on the road.

in fuel consumption when compared to the current model. The new tractor also decreases maintenance costs and offers longer maintenance intervals up to 60,000Km, delivering lower total cost of ownership. This new tractor is the product of five years of research and development,” said Abdullah Bahattin Topçu, Managing Director MEA, Ford Trucks. Comfort of home The F-MAX offers comfort and luxury with its

2.5m-wide spacious cab along with its modern design and driver-focused approach. The design of the cockpit-style dashboard ensures all functions are within easy reach with a lot of attention paid to minor details to enhance the driving experience. The F-MAX has a flat floor providing 2160mm of floor-to-ceiling height and offers a range of storage that is roomy and easily accessible. Airplane-style overbed storage, spacious overhead storage as well as exterior stor-

Power & Efficiency Cost of ownership is a key attribute of the new F-MAX. Production and product development combined with increasing vertical integration give Ford Trucks a competitive edge in terms of its cost base. The new F-MAX offers a high performance engine with 500PS, 2500Nm torque and 400 kW braking power. Superior aerodynamics, powertrain calibration and technical features also ensure outstanding performance in terms of fuel consumption with a six per cent margin of improvement over previous models. Technical features include E- Auxiliary Power Unit (E-APU) technology, eco-roll function, predictive cruise control (Max Cruise). Up to 7% lower maintenance costs and long service intervals reduce the total cost of ownership. F-MAX’s Ecotorq engine offers maximum performance and minimum fuel consumption under any road conditions. A 12-speed ZF automated transmission and different drive modes such as Eco-Mode and Power-Mode help optimize fuel consumption. The new F-MAX is also empowered by a variable-geometry turbocharger, a water pump and compressor with multiple working speeds, 400 kW engine brake power which achieves 1000 KW total braking power with the optional intarder. Cutting-Edge Technology The F-MAX provides drivers invaluable assistance on the road thanks to features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Predictive Cruise

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Trucks

Control (Max Cruise) with speed tolerance choices, Advanced Emergency Brake System, Hill Launch Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Adjustable Speed Limiter Device and Electronic Stability Control. The 8” TFT color wide cluster screen allows everything from tire pressure, temperature status to driver evaluation functions to be displayed on the same screen. Control switches on the leather steering wheel allows the driver to navigate between cluster screens. Truck-specific embedded navigation, web link and Apple CarPlay implementation, Bluetooth connection functions are presented within the 7.2” LCD multimedia soft touch screen. The F-MAX’s spectacular headlight design illuminates the road more brightly, making sure nothing escapes the driver’s line of vision. Attractively designed maneuver-assist lighting, LED daytime running lights also enhance the vehicle’s lighting features.

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CALLING THE SHOTS Alex Rentier, Managing Director Dubai Metro and Tram at Serco ME, on how they are addressing an overcrowded public transport system Amidst the presence of modernised public transport solutions across today’s most advanced cities in the world, one of the key challenges that these systems continuously face is the burden presented by an overcrowded public transport segment. Simply put, an overcrowded public transport system will result in crowding challenges across stations, terminals and the vehicles itself. Safety is of course the most important concern, but crowd behaviors can also have key impact on operations, such as irregularities, delays, and affecting the whole attractiveness of the public transport system. A decreased comfort level longer travel time and psychological and emotional distress can also impact wider

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mobility patterns in cities and shift commuters to less sustainable modes. An example of effective crowd control solutions in transport systems can be seen in how Serco Middle East, an international service company specialising in the delivery of essential public services, supports Dubai Metro. Serco’s Middle East (ME) Division continued to oversee the provision of world-class services to Dubai’s public transport sector throughout Eid Al Adha 2019 via supporting the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) integrated transportation modes by catering to more than 1.3 million passengers on the Dubai Metro. Equipped with years of experience and the

required tools, Serco ME’s team enhanced its position as a leading provider of transport operations and integrated traffic management services in the region through successfully managing the high volume of passengers across both red and green lines while implementing effective crowd control services measures throughout the entire period of various special events ranging from the Eid holidays, New Year’s Eve and other annual national holidays. By attaining years of experience in operating railways globally and working in partnership with its clients and an array of competent professionals, Serco devised a wide range of crowd control scenarios that were ready to be

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deployed if and when required, including client communication, safety arrangements, security measures, operational controls and maintenance preparations. The high confidence that the RTA has placed in Serco to deliver a worldclass level of safety, operational performance and customer service was reflected this past March when the organisation signed a contract with Serco extending the operation and maintenance of the Dubai Metro to 2021. Alex Rentier, Managing Director Dubai Metro and Tram at Serco ME said: “Public transport has witnessed a surge in popularity globally in recent years and rising congestion in urban areas, including Dubai, is a primary factor. As a result, there is pressure to guarantee that existing public transport infrastructure is utilised to its maximum capabilities in order to serve customers’ needs and ensure their satisfaction. We at Serco are always prepared for such growth and fully believe in continued development in terms of financial efficiency of public transport. This is proven with us successfully as we deliver operational performance levels on the Dubai Metro with a high train service availability of 99.9 per cent and a punctuality of 99.7 per cent in 2018, with 204 million journeys throughout the same period.” “We are delighted to operate and maintain one of the world’s most advanced urban rail systems. The Dubai Metro has evolved to become an established icon of the regional and global transport industry and we take great pride in our partnership with RTA – who have played a huge role in the development of integrated and sustainable transportation systems for Dubai’s residents and visitors. We look forward with great anticipation to continuing our relationship with RTA in the years ahead and supporting their vision to provide ‘safe and smooth transport for all,’” he added. Serco are the first rail operators in the Middle East and have set the benchmark for rail management expertise, providing world-class services and a safe operation to the public and the communities it serves. The company’s highly experienced staff can resonate values throughout communities by being innovative in relation to service delivery and are fully trained in operational safety. In addition, they interact directly and effectively to manage congestion, while practical solutions such as flexible queue management and station entry budgeting are incorporated into all crowd control plans – which are always developed and executed in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders such as building owners, police and emergency services.

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S u sta i n a b i l i t y

GREEN LOGISTICS Adopting green logistics can make a difference to the environment and your business By Mike Barrett, Vice President Operations, DHL Express UAE

The UAE is on a massive drive to reduce its carbon footprint and has committed more than USD 840 million (AED 3.1 billion) to renewable energy in more than 30 countries. The Government has implemented a number of initiatives to develop sustainable infrastructure, from the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, which aims to maximise efficient energy usage, to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050,

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which aims to produce 75 per cent of Dubai’s energy from clean sources by 2050. This is tremendous encouragement for the private sector to do more to reduce its carbon footprint and environmental impact. In fact, at DHL we believe that we must work together now to identify and reduce emissions and make our businesses more sustainable if we want our planet to remain habitable for genera-

tions to come. Logistics plays a central role in the global economy and therefore we have a crucial part to play in the way business is done with regard to the environmental impact. We have made it our mission to achieve zero emissions by 2050, and to do this we are championing green logistics solutions across our global markets through our global environmental protection

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program called “Go Green”. As part of our ‘Go Green’ drive to reduce logistics-related emissions in the Middle East, we are turning environmentally damaging waste into sustainable polyester yarn to be used as staff eco-uniforms. We have created high quality uniforms from plastic bottles that are identical to the current DHL uniforms. Given that a large number of plastic water bottles used around the world are dumped into landfills which pose a high risk to the environment, we felt there was an opportunity for us to do our due diligence to create a sustainable living environment. This may seem infinitesimal, but even a small change in corporate work wear

can have a big impact on the environment and set a good example for employees worldwide. We are focused on establishing ourselves as an environmental protection leader, consistently aiming to drive the importance of sustainability. We aim to increase our carbon efficiency by 50 per cent, operate 70 per cent of pick-up and delivery services with clean solutions and generate more than 50 per cent of sales from products and services incorporating green solutions. We will also train and certify 80 per cent of employees as “GoGreen” specialists and actively involve them in its environmental and climate protection activities such as planting one million trees every year together with

partners. In addition, we offer a number of service options for minimizing and/or avoiding logistics-related emissions, waste and other environmental impacts across the entire supply chain. These solutions present potential for additional savings and have a positive impact on brands. In fact, a sustainable approach to supply chains can help reduce costs, particularly in logistics, due to a reduction of transportation costs and reuse of products and materials. Looking ahead, we hope more businesses will show commitment to intensify their environmentally friendly and socially responsible actions while increasing their economic success.

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Interview

Results-Driven AI Kasun Illankoon spoke to Sinuhe Arroyo, the CEO of TAIGER, on how AI is playing a crucial role in increasing sustainability for businesses Tell us how Taiger has been performing over the past months? TAIGER is the market leader and pioneer of Knowledge Process Optimization. We have been growing at a phenomenal rate. In the last 12 months, we more than doubled both our revenue and headcount year-on-year. This has earned us the distinction of being among the top five mostvalued AI companies in Singapore. Earlier this year, we secured US$25 million in Series B funding and we are now valued at US$110 million. This has made us one of the fastest growing startups in Asia. Moreover, our cutting-edge AI solutions have garnered

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awards and recognition from organizations such as Gartner, Citibank and Red Herring. How can organizations in the UAE go paperless by leveraging solutions from TAIGER, in line with the Paperless Strategy? Document processing exists in every industry. It is both labor intensive and costly, making it difficult for organizations to scale their operations. AI can be harnessed to implement a paperless strategy, but it takes a special set of AI technologies to emulate human-like intelligence and propel organizations towards a true paperless work environment.

TAIGER’s patented approach of melding various AI disciplines to process unstructured data (such as power of attorney, board of resolution etc.) and structured documents yield an industry leading accuracy rate of more than 85%. This is also backed up by the contractual KPI we work with clients to determine and achieve, helping banks and government agencies reduce paper-driven processes, saving costs and processing time. As an example, TAIGER worked with Santander Bank in Spain to transform the way they onboard non-customer SMEs. By automating and digitalizing the main steps of onboarding, Santander successfully reduced the time taken

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ing Business Process Automation (BPA). With this, organizations in the UAE will be able to automate, simplify, and improve on tasks that require specialized intelligence. An example of this would be the automation of medical claims processing and reimbursement or the digital automation of processing trade settlements. To build a sustainable business and technology infrastructure in UAE, organizations must be able to harness technology that is scalable and applicable to tasks of all levels of complexity. This is where KWA/KPO comes in, to process large amounts of unstructured data or to significantly cut down on the manual human effort that is needed. This helps organizations improve efficiency, save cost, and reduce risk – critical factors that ensure sustainability of businesses in UAE.

for new customers to open an account from an average of seven days to just 15 minutes compared to the traditional in-branch process. How do you enable digitization and business sustainability through AI and cognitive technologies? AI and cognitive technologies exploit the meaning of structured and unstructured information with accuracy to streamline key business processes. The result of this is increased efficiency and an overall reduction of costs and human risks. To make this happen, TAIGER has a specialized portfolio of products which include intelligent information extraction, semantic search engine and humanistic virtual assistant. • Intelligent information extraction (TAIGER EXTRACT) – Automatically identify, extract, cleanse, validate and store key pieces of information from any kind of documents with a record 85% and above accuracy, with proven 90% and above reduction of processing time. • Semantic search engine (TAIGER SEARCH) – Going beyond mere key-

words to understand users’ complex queries, related content, expand searches and recover corresponding documents more efficiently and precisely. • Humanistic virtual assistant (TAIGER CONVERSE) – Understands complex user queries, and informs, recommends and transacts, with a record 80% and above deflection rate. Together, these solutions help automate manual yet complex tasks intelligently, driving business sustainability by taking on tedious but mission critical processes. Tell us what role AI and Knowledge Process Automation plays in helping UAE meet its goals for a sustainable infrastructure? Knowledge Process Automation/Optimization or Knowledge Worker Automation (KPO/ KWA) refers to a style of automation where back-end installed software integrates with an organization’s core systems through APIs as part of an overarching organizational transformation initiative. KWA/KPO automates complex cognitive tasks involving comprehension, intelligence, skill, and judgement complement-

Are there any obstacles or barriers you foresee with the use of AI? While AI has become more tangible, measurable, and repeatable across industries, its value remains elusive to a wide range of business leaders. For example, a global report by McKinsey states that 80% of businesses in the accounting industry are still holding back on AI adoption as they are still uncertain about the return on investment due to a lack of concrete business use cases. The value of AI is clear, but to encourage widespread adoption, we need to demystify AI and provide a clear roadmap for organizations as they look to start implementing AI to their business processes. We are already seeing organizations establish AI Centers of Excellence and other sandboxes to pilot AI capabilities. This is reminiscent of cloud adoption when it first started – slow initially, followed by quick and widespread adoption once businesses started to see the clear benefits of cloud computing. Business leaders need to understand that those who can identify applications for AI and implement it in a highly scalable way can get the most value from their structured data, unstructured data, and their employees. What are the future innovative technologies that TAIGER plans to introduce? At TAIGER, we are focusing our research and development efforts in technologies that relate to deep learning and self-learning. We hope to integrate these cutting-edge technologies into our portfolio of solutions to help organizations further streamline key business processes that are time and labor intensive.

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Waleed Alkhayyat

Waleed Alkhayyat, Head of Marketing and Communications, LogiPoint, tells us about his role and he is helping contribute to LogiPoint’s success Goals and objectives LogiPoint or as it was previously known as Tusdeer has always had a good media and marketing presence within Saudi Arabia being the first and largest Bonded and Re-export Zone. My goal since joining the company in 2016 was to resonate that success and popularity across to the Middle East region and the world. With the Rebranding of the company in 2017 and the expansion into a full-fledge logistics enabler combining a strategically located logistics zones with Value Added Services. We were able to expand our Marketing reach targeting foreign companies wishing to operate in Saudi Arabia and that has won us many accolades and recognitions across the region. Positioning LogiPoint as one of the market leaders My department contributes in positioning LogiPoint as one of the market leaders in the Saudi logistics Landscape by transforming our traditional marketing activities into modern digital marketing utilising social media and direct to customer marketing, applying the latest technologies in marketing data analysis. Strong Attributes Having studied and worked in North America prior to moving back to Saudi Arabia in 2013, I have accumulated wealth of interpersonal and intercultural skills that have helped me in adapting and enhancing my capabilities in the Saudi Market. I have utilised these attributes in my work at LogiPoint by enhancing and developing modern Marketing initiatives to establish and leverage business growth and revenue. Importance of Teamwork I strongly believe in the quote “Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships.� My team at LogiPoint understand their role and responsibility towards achieving our organizational goals. We work closely with all internal and external stakeholders to complete all the marketing assignments while juggling multiple projects and delivering best results before deadlines.

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Abra and Ferry timings: Routes

Timings

Frequency/Fares/Features

Air-conditioned Abra Al Jaddaf Marine Station to Dubai Festival City (BM2)

Saturday – Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 midnight Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 midnight

10 minutes (Peak Hours) 20 minutes (Off-peak Hours) AED 2 per person, per trip in one direction

Ferry Round Trip – DFC

Every day 4:00 pm

Min. of 8 passengers

For detailed timings and information, visit the respective customer service office inside the station. Children under 5 years travel for free only for commuter trips.


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The key exhibitions, conferences, and seminars coming up this month

November

13-14

November

19-21

Lighting for Transport and Infrastructure Conference London, United Kingdom The Lighting for Transport and Infrastructure Conference will cover areas like a pipeline, including major improvements to transport networks such as roads, rail, airports and ports as well as large-scale energy, utility and regeneration projects. Latin American Congress of Ports Miami, USA The Latin American Congress of Ports is an annual event convened by the Latin American Delegation of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).Every year, more than 400 port leaders and international experts make this forum stand out as the most important business gathering of the industry. Three days of technical sessions will serve to present and discuss major international port projects. In addition to this, there will be intense social and networking activities, a technical port visit and a prominent space destined to commercial displays, in which the most representative industry suppliers participate.

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November

19-20

November

20-22

Automotive Logistics Middle East & North Africa Dubai, UAE Automotive Logistics Middle East & North Africa will serve as the industry’s Gateway to Growth in this region. It will bring together vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, distributors, government officials, dealers, logistics and technology providers to share insights and best practice in choosing the right supply chain locations, partners, systems and processes. Freight Network Corporation Group Intl Conference Dubai, UAE Freight Network Corporation Group Intl Conference is an exclusive Freight Forwarder & Logistics conference that goes deeper and broader than most other freight forwarder conferences. Throughout two days, Top Executives, CEO’s And Owners from all over the world share and want to establish business cooperation that you can use immediately. www.cbnme.com


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