Etihad Cargo to sponsor MEACL 2014
The first Middle East Air Cargo & Logistics Exhibition and Conference (MEACL) 2014 will take place on 9 and 10 April at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, with host sponsor Etihad Cargo on board.
Bringing together global leaders in the air cargo industry, the two-day event will focus on the latest developments worldwide in operation and tracking technologies, along with warehousing and multimodal transport services.
Industry experts Ahmed MahboobMusabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, and Saeed Al Qahtani, Director of Abu Dhabi Airport Customs, are among the scheduled speakers. The conference, organised by Arabian Reach FZ LLC, will also feature presentations by leading firms CEVA Logistics Middle East, Calogi, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi and International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The Middle East remains the hub for logistics activities with the IATA stating that indicators show "record high export orders in the UAE".
According to statistics released by IATA for February 2014, air freight market growth was robust in the region, up 11.9 per cent year on year.
In 2014, the Middle East aviation industry is expected to make a profit of nearly US$2.2 billion and air cargo revenues are expected to reach nearly US$63 billion worldwide.