By Robeel Haq
The logistics industry in the Middle East has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 12 months.
The logistics industry in the Middle East has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 12 months. It's been a hugely successful year and we truly deserve a platform to celebrate the companies and individuals driving the industry forward. This is exactly the reason why the forthcoming Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) should be welcomed with open arms.
The gala event, which takes place in May, is being organised by ITP, the publisher behind Logistics Middle East, as well as Air Cargo Middle East & India, Sea Freight Middle East, and Aviation Business. It is being held in a top five-star Dubai hotel and will celebrate the achievements of various high fliers within the industry, from the successful companies representing the Middle East with pride, to the hard working individuals who are raising standards and driving future growth.
Of course, the judging process will be incredibly difficult. The regional logistics industry is literally brimming with success stories, each worthy of being recognised on a grand scale. The competition amongst nominees will undoubtedly be intense. Thankfully, the panel of judges will include some of the highest profile and respected figures from the logistics industry, such as Issa Baluch, chief executive officer of Swift Freight International and author of the successful book ‘Transport Logistics, Past, Present and Predictions', who has already confirmed his participation.
As the countdown for the awards begins, we'll keep you updated on progress in the magazine, so look out for more details in the next few issues. In addition, a special website will be launched shortly, where you can also send your nominations instantly to the team.