Within the framework of the EU funded project TECHLOG, Mr. Rabih Sabra, Director General of the Chamber of Beirut and Mount Lebanon and Mrs. Hana Nehme, Head of Development Projects, held a working meeting at the Chamber’s premises with the president of the Lebanese Syndicate of Forwarders Mr. Walid Lattouf . The discussions tackled the key challenges and concerns of the freight forwarding sector and means of cooperation within TECHLOG activities. Mr. Lattouf showed interest in the upcoming TECHLOG virtual “train the trainers” programs as well as the trucks driving simulators that will be implemented by the TECHLOG project in the next phase.
Mr. Lattouf reported on the difficulties faced by the sector, particularly in recruiting qualified Lebanese staff within the high turnover of the local manpower given the current economic crisis and the lack of corresponding training programs in this field. The Chamber proposed as well to enlarge the scope of TECHLOG innovation activities to better respond to logistics and transport sector in Lebanon. The syndicate showed interest in further discussing the sector needs sot that the TECHLOG project could integrate and adapt for the Lebanese market.
This meeting comes within a series of meetings planned by the Chamber to introduce the TECHLOG project and engage the stakeholders in the project upcoming activities.
TECHLOG ”technological Transfer for Logistics Innovation in Mediterranean area”(2021-2024)- is co-financed by European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) of the European Union and led by the University of Cagliari in partnership with lead institutions from Italy, Spain, Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia. The project aims to strengthen research-industry links in the (trans)port sector by establishing a permanent cross-border EU-Med space where research organizations and (trans)port industries co-create, test and share new Technology Transfer Initiatives based on advanced simulation technologies.