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Swift Freight International L.L.C.

Dubai,

United Arab Emirates

Company Description

Swift Freight , headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a leader in global transportation and logistics. Swift Freight is well known for providing a comprehensive range of transport solutions across Africa, UAE, India and the Far East. Swift Frei ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chairman

Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd

President

FIATA

Affiliations

Advisor
Bifasor

Senior Fellow
Harvard University

Management and Advisor
First Hectares Capital

Board Member
Air Cargo Trader LLC

Leadership Fellow
Global Express Africa

Senior Fellow
Advanced Leadership Initiative Program

Committee Member
Cool Chain Association

Industry Fellow
Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise

Board Member
The International Air Cargo Association

Advisory Board
Dubai Flower Centre

Founder
Akili Inc

Member
Presidency

Education

Associate of Science

Technology

Master's degree

Business

University of Hull ( UK )

Web References (172 Total References)


Issa ...

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Issa Baluch Advisor

As a veteran of the freight forwarding industry with over four decades of experience, Issa is credited with pioneering the thriving sea-air transport business in the UAE. Aside from being Founder and Chairman of the Swift Group, he has also served as President of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and as a Board Member of the International Air Cargo Association.


Aircargopedia - TRANSPORT LOGISTICS BOOKS by ISSA BALUCH

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TRANSPORT LOGISTICS BOOKS by ISSA BALUCH

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In this book 'Past, Present & Predictions' 40-year industry veteran Issa Baluch examines transport logistics innovations in great projects of the past, analyzes the challenges of today's dynamic industry, and shares his vision for its possibilities in the future.
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In this much-anticipated second volume on transport logistics, industry veterans Issa Baluch and Charles Edwards make a compelling case for the starring role of transportation and logistics on the world's economic and social stage.
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In this far-reaching and authoritative look at transport logistics, industry veterans Issa Baluch and Charles Edwards show how the complex systems of moving and delivering goods all over the world - in all kinds of weather and over all types of obstacles - an boost the economies of countries large and small, fully developed or struggling to get there.
In the book's third and final section, Mr. Baluch looks at the future of the transport logistics industry, which will continue to evolve as a result of globalization, the digitalization of information, new technologies, rising energy costs, and changing trade patterns. He also presents railways as the ecofriendly freight solution of the future, especially in the Middle East and Africa.
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Issa Baluch is credited with pioneering the thriving sea-air combined transport freight business in the UAE. He holds a Master of Business degree from the University of Hull (U.K.) and has completed numerous aviation, transport, and freight logistics programs. Baluch was invited by the Harvard University to take part in the Advanced Leadership Initiative Program, which eventually made him a fully-fledged Senior Fellow in 2011.
In 1989, he founded Swift Freight International, which quickly gained a reputation as one of the top freight logistics providers in Middle East and Africa.
Baluch was president of the Dubai-based National Association of Freight and Logistics from 1992-2000, and was again re-elected to the post and served from 2010 to 2011. He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders' Associations (president, 2003-2005) and The International Air Cargo Association. He has served on the Advisory Board of Dubai Logistics City, and the Marketing Committee of Dubai Flower Centre.
For his outstanding services to the international air cargo industry, Baluch has so far received two Lifetime Achievement awards: in 2006 presented by Air Cargo News UK, and in 2013 presented by STAT Trade Times.
He is currently engaged in projects in Africa concerning agriculture, as well as oil and gas, in conjunction with the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also works as an industry consultant, providing counsel and advice to supply chain organizations around the world.


Logistic companies in Dubai | Logistic companies in UAE

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Issa Baluch is credited with pioneering the thriving sea-air combined transport freight business in the UAE as CEO of Swift Freight International, which he founded in 1989. Swift quickly gained a reputation as one of the top freight logistics providers in the Middle East & Africa, with presence in over 25 countries within Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Asia, and North America.

Issa continued to play an active part in the industry even as he left Swift in 2008. He was founder and first president of the Dubai-based National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) from 1992-2000, and was again re-elected to the post and served from 2010 to 2011. He also previously served as Board member of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) from 2005 to 2013; and on the Advisory Board of Dubai Logistics City, and the Marketing Committee of Dubai Flower Centre. He also served as a Non-Executive Director at Wentworth Resources Limited, an East African-focused oil and natural gas producer and explorer covering Tanzania and Mozambique. At present, he serves on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations (FIATA), where he was president from 2003 to 2005; as well as Dubai-based companies, Air Cargo Trader LLC and Bectrum Trade International LLC.
In 2011, Issa was accepted by Harvard University to become a Fellow in their Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) program. The following year, he became a senior Fellow and Associate of Science, Technology, and Globalization at Harvard Kennedy School. He is now considered as a visiting Senior Fellow.
Issa serves as Chairman of US-based Africa Atlantic Holdings Ltd., which is an agricultural development company currently installing a 10,000-hectare commercial agriculture park and franchise farming system on the shores of Lake Volta in Ghana, West Africa. Together with Africa Atlantic, Issa became part of the team that established a one-of-a-kind Knowledge Center, called the Africa Agribusiness Knowledge Centers (AAKC). Issa also serves as Chairman of AAKC, which is supported by Harvard Kennedy School's Science, Technology, and Globalization Project department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute of Abu Dhabi, and DC-based Corporate Council on Africa (CCA). For his outstanding services to the international air cargo industry, Issa has so far received two Lifetime Achievement awards: in 2006 presented by Air Cargo News UK, and in 2013 presented by STAT Trade Times. Issa has authored two books on transport logistics namely, Transport Logistics: Past, Present and Predictions, which was published in 2005; and Transport Logistics: the Wheel of Commerce, published in 2010.


About the Author | Transport Logistics

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Issa Baluch is credited with pioneering the thriving sea-air combined transport freight business in the UAE. He holds a Master of Business degree from the University of Hull (U.K.) and has completed numerous aviation, transport, and freight logistics programs. Baluch was invited by the Harvard University to take part in the Advanced Leadership Initiative Program, which eventually made him a fully-fledged Senior Fellow in 2011.

In 1989, he founded Swift Freight International, which quickly gained a reputation as one of the top freight logistics providers in the region.
Baluch was president of the Dubai-based National Association of Freight and Logistics from 1992-2000, and was again re-elected to the post and served from 2010 to 2011. He serves on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders' Associations - FIATA (president, 2003-2005). He previously served as Board member of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) from 2005 to 2013; and on the Advisory Board of Dubai Logistics City, and the Marketing Committee of Dubai Flower Centre.
For his outstanding services to the international air cargo industry, Baluch has so far received two Lifetime Achievement awards: in 2006 presented by Air Cargo News UK, and in 2013 presented by STAT Trade Times.
Baluch is the author of Transport Logistics: Past, Present and Predictions, which is available in four languages; and the recently launched, Transport Logistics: The Wheel of Commerce.
He is currently engaged in projects in Africa concerning agriculture, as well as oil and gas, in conjunction with the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also works as an industry consultant, providing counsel and advice to supply chain organizations around the world.


Issa ...

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Issa Baluch

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Issa Baluch, Chairman
A 37-year veteran of the global freight and logistics industry, Issa founded the Swift Group in Dubai and led the organization to expansion in more than 40 countries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He was President of FIATA, the international federation of freight forwarders associations. More recently, Issa co-founded AKILI, the non-profit African Agribusiness Innovation and Leadership Initiative, and was a Senior Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.
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Issa Baluch
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Issa S. Baluch, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

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