MEETING HELD IN PARTICIPATION WITH THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ARAB ECONOMIC UNITY COUNCIL
Gulftainer Company Limited will be hosting the Board of Directors meeting of the Arab Federation for Freight Forwarders and Logistics (AFFFL). The board meeting and conference will take place between 10th and 11th November 2012 at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). It is the first time the meeting is to be held in the UAE and the high profile gathering will see the participation of freight and logistics leaders from across the GCC and the Middle East.
Ambassador Mohammad Al-Rabie, Secretary General of the Arab Economic Unity Council, will graciously attend the meeting.
On the hosting of this upcoming event Peter Richards Gulftainer Company Limited, Managing Director of Gulftainer said, “We are delighted to host the AFFFL board meeting in Sharjah. The meeting will focus on developing joint Arab cooperation related to logistics and transportation sectors. As Gulftainer is expanding regionally, we believe that regional cooperation and unification of regulations and procedures is of great importance to the logistics sector and will help to boost the trade between these countries.”
Richards also remarked, “The participation of the Secretary General of the Arab Economic Unity Council in the meeting, is a sign of trust in and support of the Federation in general and Gulftainer in particular. It is our hope that this trust will aid in relaying various recommendations to the Ministerial meetings of the League of the Arab Countries, in order to further facilitate the growth of this vital sector.”
The federation meets frequently with Arab Ministers of Transportation to discuss standardization of the industry in the Arab world. The Arab Federation for Freight Forwarders and Logistics (AFFFL), which operates under the Arab League, is considered one of the Council of Arab Economic Unity's Quality Federations, and also an advisory body to the Arab Ministers of Transportation. It has several activities; the most important of which is submitting suggestions and draft resolutions related to the transportation and logistics industry to the Arab League and Arab Governments.