The National Association of Freight
& Logistics (NAFL) in Dubai is one great organization that
is constantly trying to lead by example.
Here we learn what can be done by sponsoring
new companies with port visits, familiarization activities, and advancing
education and training that brings out the best in the shipping community.
“If someone wants to form a company
in UAE we can help them,” President Nadia Abdul Aziz assures.
“A lot of companies offer to help,
but end up saying ‘pay me, pay me’ to establish a business.
“NAFL will not ask for money. Not
only that, we can show how to set up a company to do business in UAE,
and often get it done in a few hours,” Nadia said.
“This association has been serving
the needs of its members since it was incorporated 24 years ago.
“We aim at delivering excellence through
education and training.
“NAFL certificate programs are available
on many platforms.
“Our JVs with global universities
for e-learning courses is an excellent option.
“There are e-learning courses in our
portfolio from Harvard University, Princeton, Berkeley, and MIT for both
International Transportation & Trade and Essentials of Freight Forwarding.”
Nadia Abdul Aziz is the first Emirati woman
to be nominated as Vice-President of the Global Extended Board of the
International Association of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), which represents
more than 44,000 forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries.
Education Job One
“NAFL also partners with FIATA for
an exchange program on our e-portal.
“Our main focus for 2018 and beyond
is to enhance standards with high-quality, hands-on training and on-the-job
“In UAE we sponsor students to take
freight courses at our association as part of our CSR activities and also
to attract more talent in the industry.”
Reason To Continue
“I joined NAFL and today serve as
President to bring innovation and advanced usage of technology to the
industry, as well as to change the way business is being handled, to steer
the industry toward a more ethical and sustainable atmosphere,”
“I am committed to further strengthening
the UAE’s position as a global logistics hub, raising 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.”
NAFL is exhibiting at Logitrans Istanbul from November 14-16 2018.
“Hope to see you there,” Nadia
Works for us.