NAFL President first Emirati female on international freight board
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Nadia Abdul Aziz, president, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), has become the first Emirati female to be nominated as vice-president of the Global Extended Board of the International Association of Freight Forwarders (FIATA).
The association represents more than 44,000 forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries.
She was elected by the global members of FIATA at the recently held FIATA World Congress in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
“I am honoured to be elected as the vice-president of the world’s most prestigious freight forwarders association,” says Nadia. “This election also affirms the UAE’s strong position as a logistics hub and brings with it a great responsibility to further support FIATA and NAFL’s vision.”
“I am committed to further strengthening the UAE’s position as a global logistics hub, raising the industry standards through our professional FIATA training courses and e-platforms and I will always work on opening doors of opportunities to our respected members as well as our country,” she added.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports, chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, is the honorary patron of NAFL, which is the oldest association of freight and logistics service providers in the Middle East.
UAE is among the largest contributors to the GCC’s logistics sector, with Dubai alone awarding construction contracts worth AED 11 billion this year in preparations for the World Expo 2020 and investing much more toward developing infrastructure and enhancing its logistics facilities in the run up to the Expo.
During the FIATA World Congress, world’s largest gathering of international freight and logistics experts and decision makers, NAFL held an exhibition to promote the UAE as a logistics hub and a top destination for international events as well as an excellent platform to establish foreign freight and logistics firms, especially with the UAE having over 38 free zones.
The Established in 1992, NAFL has been actively working toward ensuring the UAE's leading position and Dubai's pre-eminence in the international freight and transportation fields for the last 25 years. It is the voice of the industry, and conducts certified trainings as well as hosts regular networking events for its members.