Leading Saudi Arabian logistics service provider, Naqel, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, to collaborate in the field of education and training for the GCC’s trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice and knowledge in the sector.
While Naqel primarily provides logistics and supply chain solutions to customers in Saudi Arabia and the GCC, it also contributes to the development of the logistics and transportation industry in Saudi Arabia as a part of its corporate responsibility efforts. The training division of Naqel – the ‘Naqel Excellence Centre’ – supports the Kingdom’s 2030 vision and its aim of transforming the country’s logistics and transportation sector. Naqel also aims to support the specific training needs of organisations and private companies in Saudi Arabia involved in trade, logistics, customs, port handling and associated services. Adnan Al-Mazrooa, Naqel’s deputy chief executive, said, “Through this collaboration, we hope to build unique training programs to develop the capabilities of logistics professionals in Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries.”
In 2016, Dubai Trade was awarded the ‘Training & Education Provider of the Year’ at the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA). Its Certified Trade & Logistics Professional (CTLP) programme has seen 1400 participants from local and international organisations. Dubai Trade also launched the Certified Customs Expert (CCE) programme which addresses key elements and best procedures for customs processes in the region.