Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) to further advance logistics education and training standards offered in the UAE. Both organisations will work closely together to create and introduce new professional development programmes in the field of freight and logistics, while also offering globally recognised degrees, such as the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) Diploma.
The agreement was signed by Captain Maktoum Al Houqani, Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy and Nadia Abdul Aziz, President of NAFL, during an event-filled day that included a seminar showcasing the new courses on offer and a workshop highlighting the freight forwarding and logistics service market.
In addition to offering the International FIATA Diploma and courses in freight and logistics, the two parties will collaborate on formulating awareness programmes that will highlight the benefits of the logistics market for prospective students in search of a rewarding career. Under the terms of the agreement, ADMA will focus its efforts on marketing and delivering the new programmes, while NAFL is expected to develop and provide the specialised trainers required to head up the courses and issue the related certifications and diplomas upon completion.