Dubai Trade has graduated 254 professionals in the 6thbatch of its Certified Trade & Logistics Professional (CTLP) programme.
It has also graduated a further 21 professionals in the 1stbatch of the Certified Customs Expert (CCE) programme.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, DP World officials, and graduates’ families.
Delivering his keynote speech, Al Bastaki congratulated the graduates on the achievement they made by completing the internationally accredited programmes which have equipped them with the necessary knowledge and skills related to trade, customs and logistics.
"We are proud that passing our training programmes has become a target for all logistics professionals, with employees from companies in the UAE and other GCC countries,” he said.
“This has prompted us to design flexible schedules to cater for the growing demand from professionals to attend our programmes. We can confidently say that we have provided a real success story in building a knowledge-based economy where smart services boost business and facilitate trade,” Al Bastaki added.
The graduation ceremony comes after Dubai Trade won for the fourth year in a row the “Training & Education Provider of The Year” award at the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATAs), which were re-branded as the Logistics Middle East Awards in 2017.
The Certified Trade & Logistics Professional (CTLP) course was launched in 2011 as a comprehensive professional training programme accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai.
It covers import and export processes in the region in general and the UAE in particular.
Over 1,600 trainees have graduated from CTLP. The Certified Customs Expert (CCE) programme was launched in January 2017 to provide comprehensive understanding of the key elements and mechanisms of customs practices in the region.