Milaha, a Qatar-based shipping and logistics conglomerate, participated in the ‘2nd Business Continuity and Resilience Conference’, which was held in Doha last week under the patronage of HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari and attended by business continuity, risk management, and organisational resilience professionals from all sectors.
Milaha president and CEO Abdulrahman Essa al-Mannai headed the company’s delegation to the conference where he delivered a presentation and showcased the latest upgrades in Milaha’s operations and services, and the company’s contribution to the overall resilience of the Qatari economy.
In his presentation, al-Mannai highlighted some of Milaha’s success stories since the beginning of the blockade, notably, connecting Qatari cargo to international liner networks and supporting Qatar’s food supply chain connectivity.
Al-Mannai said: “From the first day of the blockade, Milaha has proven itself to be a reliable and trustworthy partner by ensuring business continuity to all its clients, starting with the relocation of our transshipment hub and the quick rollout and expansion of fast, direct shipping services between Qatar and key regional and international ports in the Sultanate of Oman, Kuwait, Pakistan, India, and Turkey.
“As a result of those decisive and prompt measures, a lot of the blockade’s repercussions have been mitigated and even reversed to Qatar’s benefit; and the shortage of vital goods and supplies was averted.”
Al-Mannai also received the Business Continuity Institute’s ‘Award for the Continuity and Resilience Provider’ category, which was judged by a UK-based panel of independent international experts in further recognition of Milaha’s role in ensuring continuity of business in Qatar.