FIATA predicts bright future for Qatar logistics

World Cup could "drastically turn the equation", argues FIATA head.
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The FIFA world cup could turn Qatar into a regional logistics hub in the coming years, according to International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) president, Jean Claude Delen.

The announcement, which comes on the back of FIATA’s Middle East and African regional meeting, identifies amongst other current and future infrastructure projects in the country, the FIFA World Cup as a significant contributor to the growth of the logistics sector in Qatar.

Speaking to the Gulf Times, Delen said: “The winning of the bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 by Qatar could drastically turn the industry equation in Qatar’s favour in coming years.”

Delen also identified the presence of a fast growing airline such as Qatar Airways will be a big advantage to the country. “To my understanding, Qatar Airways is not only a major airline in the region but it is also a top level carrier with a vast route network.”

With the growing network and connectivity of the airline and the developing awareness about its capability in the industry, it will attract more freight related activities to the country, he said.

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