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Namibia is the latest country to join the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

The international body represents individuals and organizations involved in supply chain management, logistics, and transportation in more than 30 countries.

At the launch of the Namibian Chapter, the Deputy Executive Director of the Ministry of Works and Transport, Joyce Mukubi, said the country is set on becoming an international logistics hub for SADC by 2025.

"According to this vision, it is planned to increase Namibia's share in the transit traffic to the neighboring landlocked countries from presently 12% to 20% in 2026. That will be a very big achievement."

CILT Namibia Chairperson Prisca Mayumbelo says the country has a lot to gain from its affiliation with the international body.

"Any person who becomes affiliated as an individual, an organization, the private sector, or a government parastatal can all enjoy the benefits of marketing our products and Namibian services on an international platform."

"CILT Namibia's mission is to promote excellence in logistics and transportation by providing professional development and networking opportunities, advocating for best practices, and contributing to the development of policies and regulations that enhance the industry's performance," said Trevor Ndjadila, Business Development Manager at Namport.

The CEO of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Hippy Tjivikua, says CILT is about supporting those professionals who plan the roads, drive the trucks, bring in the raw materials, and store the goods safely.

"We are taking the game of supply chain, transportation, and logistics to another level and setting the standards higher so that we want the key players to think globally."

The transport and logistics industry accounts for 12% of the world's Gross Domestic Product.

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