Addis hosts major logistics conference

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The third World Business Logistics Network (World BLN) was held in Addis Ababa from April 11 to 14 at Hilton Hotel.
The event brought together global logistics actors and mainly focused on business to business (B2B) platforms. In addition, Wesley L Harris, well known Professor at

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented on the future of the logistics sector, and DP World Commercial Director for Middle East and Africa Region, Sanjay Badam talked about their activity. During the presentation DP World offered insight about their ongoing activity at Berbera Port. DP World has begun expansion work to make the port one of the outlets for Ethiopia, which has a 19 percent share of the port, cargo.
“Our main objective for the 3rd Annual Conference is to connect our members on a global scale, creating value and opportunities for growth within the Industry. We are providing a platform for the freight forwarders and logistics service providers to discover, interact and seek opportunities to collaborate,” the network on its website stated.
Samatra Logistics, the only member of BLN from Ethiopia, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association hosted the current event.
The second event was held at Penang, Malaysia in 2018.

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A worldwide forwarders network, World BLN, Switzerland based nonprofit organization, is a star alliance of international partners, converging on a common platform to offer world-class freight forwarding services to discerning customers across the globe. As a highly-professional business network, World BLN aims at providing its customers with competitive, trustworthy, and reliable freight forwarding experiences.