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Mr. Issa S. Baluch

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Chairman and Chief Executive Offi...

Local Address:  Dubai , United Arab Emirates
Swift Freight International L.L.C.
Dubai ,
UnitedArabEmirates

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  • Master of Business degree
    University of Hull ( U.K. )
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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.
About Us | Air Cargo Trader
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Issa Baluch
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.
Baluch started as tally clerk at Gulf Agency Company in Dubai in 1973, rising to general manager. 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.
Baluch is particularly keen on upholding training and education of young logistics professionals, and part of the steering committee of The Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFA), which is annually sponsored by FIATA, IATA and TT Club. He is also part of the education committees of FIATA and TIACA.
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 Chairman of Togo-based Africa West Cargo; while holding the same position at UAE-based Air Cargo Trader, as well as 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. He also serves as Director at the Wentworth Resources Limited, an East African-focused oil and natural gas producer and explorer covering Tanzania and Mozambique.
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.
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Mr. Kannan Nachiappan, a well-known figure in the air freight industry, is the founder of Air Cargo Trader in Dubai along with Mr. Issa Baluch.
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In 2004, together with Mr. Issa Baluch, Mr. Nachiappan started Air Cargo Trader LLC (ACT).
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In 2004, Mr. Osman joined Air Cargo Trader LLC (ACT) to assist the founders, Mr. Kannan Nachiappan and Mr. Issa Baluch, in developing the Eastern African trade lane of the business.
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.
international freight forwarders - air freight shipping
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Mr. Issa Baluch - Past President of FIATA
Issa Baluch, CEO of Dubai's Swift group has been FIATA's president only few years ago and has been partnering with Levaco for over 10 years. Today the Swift group is the top freight logistic provider in the UAE with a network of 32 offices in 16 countries.
Mr. Baluch is also the writer of the book "Transport Logistics, Past Present and Predictions" published in 2005 by Winning Books inDubai.
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Founded in Dubai, UAE, in 1989 by logistics veteran Issa Baluch, Swift is an international freight forwarder and logistics provider offering competitive options for sea freight, air freight, sea-air combined transport, overland transport, perishable transport, consolidation and multimodal transport solutions.
From 12 employees in its inception, Swift now has over 500 employees, with 40 offices in 18 countries. The group turnover in 2006 crossed over the US$200 million mark.
“While the achievements in these 18 years have been tremendous in terms of growth, what has been most remarkable about our organization is the local dominance we developed on inception with just 12 people, which was then followed by regional influence, and now a complete global impact. What a story!� said Issa Baluch, Chairman & CEO of the Swift Group.
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Contemplating on Swift’s success over the past 18 years, Baluch said: “I always say that this is not a job of just one person, but a dedicated army of colleagues who are determined to succeed in whatever they put their hands on... and this is joy in its best setting to me personally.�
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