National Association of Freight and Logistics - NAFL

About NAFL

The NAFL was the Arabian Gulf’s First National Freight Forwarders Association. Founded in February 1992 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, NAFL was formed primarily to bring together in one body all the major players in the UAE freight forwarding, logistics and shipping industry.

Shortly after its establishment, on March 31, 1992, NAFL achieved another feat by becoming the first and only national association from an Arabian Gulf country to join the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA). Since then, NAFL has been a staunch supporter of FIATA.
From a total of 24 members at the time of its inception, NAFL has now grown more than ten-fold with a current roster of 350 members. This growth signified the important role of the NAFL to spearhead relevant training programs, which are crucial in the development of a corporation, as well as the industry.
The NAFL Training Institute was launched in 1995 and from then on has continuously provided programs that aim to increase industry knowledge and skills of the members; expand the horizons of human intellect and overall personality of the training participants; help improve the quality of work and work-life, and most importantly, help increase the productivity of the members that help their organization further to achieve their business goals.

Here’s Why you Should Consider Being a Member

International Benefits

  • The FIATA member certificate
  • Use of the FIATA logo
  • Entry in the FIATA members
  • Directory & networking events
  • Advertising in the FIATA members directory,
  • Review and information (FIATA e-Flash)
  • Special Rates for FIATA publication and articles
  • Access to secretariate assistance
  • FIATA arbitration support
  • Use of FIATA documents(FIATA Bills of Lading)
  • FIATA worldwide member connectivity
  • Talent Connect Worldwide, E-Learning

National Benefits

  • The NAFL member certificate
  • Use of the NAFL logo
  • Free access to networking events
  • Discounted rates for participating in global and regional conferences
  • Assistance in case of legal advocacy
  • Discounts for cargo/logistic events and exhibition stands
  • Discounted training rates for NAFL members
  • Training/Certification for regional/international courses
  • Insurance at discounted rates (cargo/liability/medical)
  • Complimentary internship & Skills upgrade
  • Mentoring & Innovation ideas
  • Discounted supplier rates for industry products

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Courses Offered

Certificate Course

  • Intro to Freight Forwarding
  • Air Freight
  • Sea Freight
  • Land Transport
  • Bills Of Lading
  • Cargo Claims
  • Insurance
  • Letter Of Credit
  • Incoterms

Professional Courses

  • Freight & Logistics Management
  • Freight Forwarding & Shipping
  • Multi-Modal & Logistics
  • Logistics & Warehousing
  • Transport Management
  • Temperature Control & Cold Chain
  • Certified Land Transport & Distribution Manager
  • Certified Green Logistics Manager
  • Project Cargo

FIATA Certified / e-Learning

  • International Trade & Transportation
  • Essentials Of Freight Forwarding
  • Specialized Freight Service
  • Supply Chain Management

Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)

  • DGR Category 6
  • DGR Category 1,3,8,9
  • IMDG Dangerous Goods
  • Dangerous Goods Awareness Workshop
  • Lithium Battery

Sales & Marketing

  • Effective Sales Professional
  • Core Sales Skills
  • Sales & Contract Logistics
  • Sales & Marketing For Forwarding

Soft Skills

  • Introduction To Leadership
  • Leadership & Change Management
  • Innovation / Coaching
  • Logistics For Non Logistics Professionals
** All Courses are Offered Morning/Evening & Week End Class Customised Corportate Course can be Conducted on Request **