Mahmood Al Bastaki, Director, Dubai Trade with the graduates
Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitator under Dubai World last night (July 5) felicitated graduation for five batches of supply chain professionals who successfully completed its Certified Trade & Logistics Professional (CTLP) Programme, conducted in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT-UAE).
Certificates and citations were given away to more than 70 graduates during a ceremony attended by Mahmood Al Bastaki, Director, Dubai Trade, Alexander Borg, Regional Director & Coordinator, CILT, and trade representatives at the Emirates Aviation College.
The CTLP programme has been specially tailored by Dubai Trade and CILT to provide advanced training in logistics, transport, e-services and other associated areas with the aim of equipping supply chain professionals with the latest developments and concepts taking place in the local trading sector.
It is the region’s first comprehensive, vocational training programme and was initiated and developed by Dubai Trade and accredited by CILT. The certification encompasses all the key information needed for cross-border trading and logistics.
Since its inception in 2011, dozens of trade professionals including logistics & transportation providers, freight forwarders, Customs brokers, shipping agents, manufacturers, traders, marine service providers, government officials and academics have graduated from CTLP.
Mahmood Al Bastaki, Director, Dubai Trade, said, “CTLP is a pragmatic, trade-centric programme designed to deliver tangible benefits to all the stakeholders of the supply chain industry. We congratulate all the successful graduates. With technology driving so much of what we do, it is imperative that every professional employee in the sector is equipped with the tools essential to conduct e-transactions efficiently and swiftly. At Dubai Trade we believe that our success depends on the strong partnership between us and our customers. We are happy to see that the CTLP programme, conducted in partnership with CILT-UAE, is yielding the desired results.”
Alexander Borg, Regional Director & Coordinator, CILT, said, “Trade runs in the veins of Dubai and we are honoured to join hands with a pioneer like Dubai Trade to strengthen it. The work done by Dubai Trade has already created the right cyber environment for the trading community to conduct safe, secure and seamless transactions. The enthusiastic embrace of digital technology by the professionals further sharpens Dubai’s competitive edge and we believe Dubai Trade deserves credit for it.”
As part of its programme to reach out to customers, Dubai Trade has also provided free training to more than 2,230 individuals on various services offered on its portal, including ROSOOM, Mirsal-II, e-token and free zone administrative services.
Dubai Trade offers its customers 758 e-services, creating a remarkably streamlined supply chain flow and cost effectiveness for users. Over the years it has consistently updated and expanded its portfolio of integrated services catering to the growing clientele of DP World , Economic Zones World, Dubai Customs and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).