Posted by Neil King
Four in five logistics businesses are likely to expand their Dubai operations in 2011, new research shows.
A survey of delegates at the recent Dubai Logistics Symposium also revealed that 83 per cent were satisfied or very satisfied with the logistics environment in Dubai.
Held at Dubai World Central (DWC), the symposium welcomed over 200 leaders from the Middle Eastern logistics sector. This included some of the biggest names in the global logistics industry such as Kuhne and Nagel, RSA, Panalpina and FedEx.
Rashed Buqaraa, chief operations officer at DWC, said: "The Dubai Logistics Symposium is another important step in the emirate's ongoing strategy to be a global leader in logistics services."
It was also reported that delegates were given an exclusive tour of DWC, which is home to Al Maktoum International Airport, "to see firsthand a cornerstone of the Dubai Government's overall 2015 strategy to make the emirate a regional hub for logistics".
Over 80 leading international companies have already committed to establish a base in DWC.