Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed
200 maritime experts at Bahrain summit
Manama, November 21, 2012
More than 200 maritime professionals and around 60 international companies have converged at to discuss the latest issues in the development of the cargo shipping and transport logistics at an ongoing exhibition and conference in Bahrain.
Minister of Transportation opened the 8th Trans Middle East Exhibition and Conference yesterday (November 20) at the Gulf Hotel.
“Trans Middle East is a key international platform to bring together key decision makers from across the global shipping and logistics industries, and we are pleased to have hosted this prestigious exhibition and conference for the second time in Bahrain,” said Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed.
“This year’s event served as an excellent platform for local, regional and international experts to share their experiences and build lasting networks with their peers in the industry.”
Rory J Doyle, managing director of Transport Events Management Limited, said: “Trans Middle East Exhibition and Conference 2012 is a key event for sharing best practices among maritime professionals within the region. Bahrain’s role is critical in this due to its heavy involvement in the industry and its strategic location, which serves as a gateway to the region and the Northern Gulf markets. Transport Events is proud to bring this event once again to the Kingdom.”
During the conference, around 30 maritime and logistics experts addressed top challenges facing the industry and focused on the new paradigms for growth strategies, latest developments and forthcoming challenges confronting container ports, shipping and logistics trade throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.
This significant high-profile event is considered an excellent platform for bringing key decision-makers in the maritime community together, as well as providing companies with a captive audience of their peers to showcase their latest products and services to over the course of the two-day exhibition.
Topics covered during the two-day event included forthcoming challenges in global containerisation, current infrastructure and investor sentiments for ports and shipping development, global trends in ownership of ports and its significance for shipping lines, port modernisation, security and tracking in ports, cost effective container inspection and detection technology, to name a few. – TradeArabia News Service