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TRUCKOMAN Sponsors OLSCA 2011 Annual Meeting

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Wed, 8 June 2010

- Supporting the considerable efforts currently underway in the forming of a new nationwide body, the Oman Logistics and Supply Chain Association (OLSCA), TRUCKOMAN, the sultanate’s principal mover of onshore oil rigs, last week sponsored the 2nd OLSCA Annual Meeting held at the Grand Hyatt on Monday, June 6. The fledgling association has already gained much momentum during recent months through the enthusiasm of key professionals in the land, sea and air transport related sectors.

Mr Warith Al Kharusi, Chairperson and Founder of OLSCA, provided a stimulating overview of the association’s plans for the coming months which include seeking Government approval for official formation. “The objective of OLSCA is to invigorate Oman’s already thriving logistics community with the intention of transforming Oman in to a serious regional player with a truly international reach”, Al Kharusi commented.

Developing the next generation of young Omani logistics professionals however, seemed to dominate discussions at event. Mr Chris Fidler, Group General Manager of TRUCKOMAN who joined five other panelists in an intuitive dialogue commented that “one of the key challenges is persuading talented young Omani nationals of the massive potential available in this often overlooked yet vital industry. With new land, sea and air transport infrastructure nearing completion the industry needs to increase its competitiveness beyond its borders in order for these important mega-projects to be successful”.

Following its formation, OLSCA will produce a list of accepted members. It is expected to include major players from across the industry. The new body, it is hoped, will then be approved by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Since the company’s incorporation in 1978, TRUCKOMAN has sought to pursue the national values of the Sultanate. The company is Omani owned and specialises in rig-moving together with the provision of infield logistics support for oil and drilling companies. TRUCKOMAN were last year awarded the ‘Logistic Leader in Road Safety Award’ at the TransOman: Logistics Excellence Awards.

TRUCKOMAN management has pledged further support to the event in the future.