By Mohammed Hassan
CAIRO, April 28 (KUNA) -- Director General of the Kuwait Ports Authority
and the head of Arab Sea Ports Federation Sheikh Dr. Sabah Jaber Al-Ali is
participating in the first Arab conference on transport and logistics, held in
Arab experts and the Saudi Minister of Transport Jubara Bin Eid
Al-Suraysiri hailed in remark to KUNA the role of the Arab Sea Port
Federation, under the leadership of Dr. Sabah Jaber Al-Ali in supporting and
improving the performance of the Arab ports.
The head of Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport
Dr. Mohammad Farghali told KUNA that the academy is working to train the Arab
workforce in the marine transport field, calling on the Arab countries to
cooperate to support such training programs.
Farghali announced that the meeting of Arab Ministers of Transport will be
held at the head of the academy headquarters in Alexandria between October
27-28, the first meeting since 1990.
The chairperson of Holding Company for Marmite and Land Transport Dr.
Mohammad Ahmad Ibrahim Yousef told KUNA that Kuwait ranks first in total
tonnage of the Arab fleet, followed by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar, while the
four GCC countries form 61 percent of the total Arab fleet.
He stressed the commercial Arab fleet form 13,2 million tons, which makes
only 11.1 percent of the world tonnage, called for the improvement of the
infrastructure of Arab ports, and the promote of bilateral trade investment in
The head of information technology department in the Academy for Science
and Technology and Maritime Transport Dr. Adel Abu Al-Sawood called for the
establishment of a data bank for the Arab marmite transport, which would
support the Arab economy in serving and linking the Arab ports. (end)
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