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Lighthouse - May, 2014.

MEACL 2014


The Middle East Air Cargo and Logistics Exhibition and Conference 2014 (MEACL 2014) organised by Arabian Reach FZ LLC and hosted by Etihad Cargo was held on 9th and 10th of April 2014 in Abu Dhabi. The Event attracted airlines, airports, freight forwarders and multimodal transport experts to discuss the trends and future opportunities in the logistics industry in the region.

MEACL 2014 was the first of its kind event highlighting the significance of UAE as multimodal logistics hub connecting air, sea and land. The panel discussions held at the event discussed various topics including Middle East Air Cargo and Logistics environment, Cool chain – trends in transport of pharmaceutical and temperature controlled goods, cargo security and opportunities provided by e-freight.

CSS Group exhibited its first class services during the two day exhibition and interacted with numerous trade delegations and trade visitors. Attending the exhibition from CSS Group were Amith Horra, Marketing Manager, CSS, Prakash Shetty, Sr. Sales Executive, CSS Abu Dhabi and Arun Kuriakose, Sales Executive, CSS Abu Dhabi. “Having a presence at the Middle East Air Cargo and Logistics Exhibition and Conference 2014 was crucial as it was the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi. Arabian Reach FZ LLC organized an excellent exhibition and conference and during the two days we were able to network with the shipping and logistics fraternity not only from the UAE, but from the entire MENA region. It was a platform to nurture existing business relationships within the industry while fostering new ones,” added Amith Horra, Marketing Manager CSS.

The first panel on day-one focussed on how transport infrastructure meets the freight forwarders’ need and discussed the possibilities of interlinking regional logistics; the session also highlighted the possibilities provided by the GCC-wide rail network and roadways. The second panel featured Multimodal logistics, and key-trend market characteristics and opportunities for Logistics Service providers in the Middle East. The third panel on Cool Chain logistics discussed distribution of cold chain pharmaceutical products across the Middle East and the challenges of the region with unique country to country GDP regulations. The final panel on ‘e–freight along the global supply chain’ examined the status of e-freight globally and in the Middle East.

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