Oman Logistics Association hosts first gathering of industry experts

May 06, 2019

Oman Logistics Association (OLA) last week organised its first interactive gathering with the logistics community at Muscat University. 

The event was attended by leading logistics professionals, experts and a wide number of students, academic instructors and researchers.

The gathering aimed at involving the logistics community in supporting the activities of the association. It also came to confirm the readiness of OLA and its actual start in performing executive roles according to the vision and tasks assigned to it, representing the logistics sector locally within the defined competencies of occupational associations.

Dr Aflah bin Said al Hadhrami, chairman of OLA’s board of directors, delivered a speech in which he briefed attendees about the vital role played by logistics sector in supporting the national economy as one of the most promising sectors in the sultanate’s 2040 vision. He also talked about organisational structure of OLA including the board of directors, the executive team as well as its specialised committees.

Warith bin Hamood al Kharousi, a board member, spoke about conditions and privileges of OLA’s membership. He also unveiled the association’s plans and road map for this year and the upcoming years as well the registration mechanism for new members.

OLA was established as per a ministerial decision by the Minister of Social Development in May 2018, to be one of the most important occupational associations that help improve the conditions and practices of the logistics sector and enhance efficiency of its operational standards.