By Robeel Haq
Representatives from the Jordan Logistics Association (JLA) recently promoted the organisation to FIATA.
Representatives from the Jordan Logistics Association (JLA) recently visited Switzerland to promote the organisation to members of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).
The delegation, led by JLA's president Ibrahim Naouri, attended FIATA's annual headquarters session in Zurich last month to discuss the development of Jordan's logistics industry and provide an update on the trade association's activities.
"This event provided a valuable opportunity to represent the logistics sector in Jordan to a number of FIATA board members and other logistics associations from around the world," said Naouri.
"Our country has established its position as a transit hub into neighbouring markets and we wanted to convey the prosperous future that Jordan holds for the freight forwarding and shipping industry."
Since its establishment in 2007, the JLA has attracted a growing number of members and currently organises bi-weekly meetings to encourage developments within Jordan's logistics industry. In addition, nine committee groups have been established for various specialisations to follow-up on related issues.
"Although we haven't been established for a long period of time, the JLA has received an overwhelming response from logistics companies in Jordan. We will continue to provide them with the necessary assistance to support their operations and develop the logistics industry in general," added Naouri. "We already have 55 members, in addition to the government support for our activities, and this number continues to grow on a regular basis."