Logistics Infrastructure and Services in The Middle East



TU Berlin is the leading international university for research and development in the field of supply chainlogistics. The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin is located in Germany’s capital city at the heart of Europe. Our academic activities are focused on achieving sharply-defined goals: building a distinctive profile for our university, ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching, providing our graduates with excellent qualifications and a modern approach to university administration. The TU Berlin strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress through adherence to the core principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking with partners in science and industry are an important aspect in these endeavors.

The vision of this long term partnership is to expand the international knowledge exchange between Germany and the United Arab Emirates. The collaboration strategy builds on this vision and is a holistic collaboration approach with the three pillars: Education, Applied Research, and Projects. It aims to transfer and bundle knowledge for the intelligent management of logistics and transport in the light of growing transport flows in the Gulf Region between Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG) of Middle East is a non-profit organisation established to promote the cause of supply chain & logistics. This group brings an opportunity of education, training, seminar and networking among like minded professionals and corporations on global basis.

The group is now operating with the legal backing of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is founded with the help of senior management professionals representing variety of industries on Supply Chain. This group shall strive to bring the best of education, seminars and interaction through partnership/ alliances with a variety of similar bodies across the globe.

The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) was founded in the United Arab Emirates in 1992 to bring together in one body all major players in the country’s freight forwarding and logistics industry.

From a total of 24 members at the time of its inception, NAFL has now grown more than ten-fold with a current roster of almost 300 members. This growth signifies the important role of the NAFL to develop the freight and logistics industry in the UAE.

The NAFL is also active in initiating collaborative partnerships with relevant government bodies that support local and international initiatives and policies, especially with regard to the regulation and development of the freight forwarding and logistics industry.

Ultimately, the NAFL’s vision is to become the collective voice of the UAE’s freight forwarding and logistics industries that sets the benchmark for best practices within the region, as well as on the global logistics arena. 

To know more about the NAFL, visit www.nafl.ae.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is a worldwide organisation with an established International pedigree. With over 33,000 members working in over 100 countries, the CILT spans the globe. It is an organisation that offers significant benefits to all its members, as well as a complete suite of educational courses internationally.

Since its launch in 2002 CILT - UAE Council has manage to attract 150 members and membership continuous to grow as the professional people from the industry, business community and students studying an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain with different universities has recognised the importance and beneficial of becoming members of CILT International.

The principal objective of the Institute is "To promote and encourage the art and science of logistics and transport". The Institute achieves this objective through both its membership and its educational qualifications. Membership provides a professional identity to those in the logistics, transport and supply chain sector an international recognition.


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