‘Marlog 3′ conference discussed developing logistics in the Arab world
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By RANDA EL-BANNA

CAIRO: The Arab Academy for Sciences, Technology and Maritime Transport held the annual conference Marlog 3, entitled “Logistics industry in the Arab world … Challenges and Opportunities,” in the Green Plaza Hotel in Alexandria on March 9-11.

The conference was organized by the Research and Consultation Center of the maritime transport sector and the Port Training Institute, under the auspices of the secretary general of the Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi, and Minister of Transport Ibrahim el-Demeiry.

The International Ports Union (IAPH) and the Organization of International Transport in Geneva, Switzerland also participated in the conference.

The aim of the conference was to develop logistics, human capacity and ports in the Arab world and addressed developing logistics, supply chains, legal issues and sustainability.

Part of the conference was an trade fair where Egyptian and non-Egyptian companies specified in maritime and logistics industry has stands, among them the Saudi academy for technical and maritime studies responsible for the Dammam port, the Damietta Port body, Port Said General Ports Authority and Canal Naval Constructions Company.

Head of Canal Naval Constructions Company Ibrahim Abdel Gawad told The Cairo Post that this conference has a major role in developing logistics in the Arab world and that “the exhibit held among the conference is a very good opportunity for establishing business deals between the participating companies and bodies that has work and businesses related to logistics and maritime transport in the Arab world.”

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