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DMP pairs with CEALT to share expertise in transport, logistics management

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The African Center of Excellence for Logistics and Transport (CEALT) and the Doraleh Multipurpose Port (DMP) sign a partnership agreement to pave the way forward for the transportation sector in the region.
The duo cemented their cooperation on July 24, 2023 at the Port of Doraleh premises to which DMP through its MoU announced that the collaboration was a common quest to strengthen the logistics and transport sector in Africa.
“This agreement is structured around several main axes that reflect our commitment to promote the exchange of knowledge, the development of skills and research in the field,” DMP disclosed.
As per the deal, the two parties envisage a regular exchange of information, technical experience and good practices in transport and logistics management.
“This cooperation will allow our institutions to continuously maintain a development impact and promote the emergence of sustainable and effective solutions,” the document read.
By working closely together, the two institutions will be able to offer high quality training and research programs, adapted to the specific needs of the industry and to market developments according to demand.
Co-supervision of students and internships has also been stated as important components of the partnership.
“By offering students the opportunity to work directly with professionals at DMP, we promote hands-on experience that complements their academic training,” DMP pointed out.
This approach also promotes the emergence of strong professional relationships, which can translate into long-term employment and collaboration opportunities.
In addition, the two entities are committed to developing joint research projects that meet the needs of the DMP, within the framework of the research departments existing within the University of Djibouti and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
“Research and innovation are essential drivers of progress, and by joining forces, we can explore new solutions, meet the challenges of the sector and contribute to its sustainable development,” it added.
The agreement provides for the construction of a common response to any specific training request from an operator in the logistics and transport sector or from a body linked to the field.
“This flexibility demonstrates our willingness to adapt to market needs and our desire to play an active role in solving the challenges facing the sector. The signing of this agreement marks the beginning of a fruitful collaboration between our institutions,” the statement concluded.

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