Saudi Arabia’s leading logistics service provider - NAQEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the U.A.E, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC Trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice and knowledge in the sector.
While NAQEL focuses its services on providing logistics and supply chain solutions to its customers in Saudi Arabia and GCC markets, it also contributes to the development of the logistics and transportation industry in Saudi Arabia as a part of its corporate responsibility efforts. The training division of NAQEL – the ‘NAQEL Excellence Center’ - supports the Kingdom’s 2030 vision and its aim to transform its logistics and transportation sector. NAQEL also aims to support the specific training needs of organisations and private companies in Saudi Arabia involved in trade, logistics, customs, port handling and associated services.
Mr. Adnan Al-Mazrooa, Deputy-CEO, NAQEL, Saudi Arabia, said “With this collaboration, we hope to build unique training programs to develop the capabilities of logistics professionals in Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries”.
Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade welcomed this partnership. He said: “We are delighted to work closely with NAQEL as a leading logistics company in Saudi Arabia adding value to the trade and logistics community and keeping them up-to-date with the latest supply chain practices in the region and globally. We are committed to facilitate trading processes as well as enhance customer satisfaction and training is one way to fulfill that through our accredited programs.”
In 2016, Dubai Trade was awarded the ‘Training & Education Provider of the Year’ at the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA). Its Certified Trade & Logistics Professional (CTLP) programme has seen 1400 participants from local and international organisations. Dubai Trade also launched the Certified Customs Expert (CCE) programme which addresses key elements and best procedures for customs processes in the region.
Dubai Trade training programmes are endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT).