National Association Of Freight & Logistics

NAFL stands for the National Association of Freight and LOGISTICS. It was previously named NCFF - or National Committee of Freight Forwarders.

The NAFL was the Arabian Gulf's first national freight forwarders association. Founded in February 1992 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, NAFL was formed primarily to bring together in one body all the major players in the UAE freight forwarding, LOGISTICS and shipping industry.

Broadly, its main goal is to ensure the UAE's leading position and Dubai's pre-eminence in the international freight and transportation fields.

NAFL is a member of FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders ASSOCIATIONS , based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Providing training in the industry has always been an important part of the NAFL’s operations. It has ESTABLISHED a training facility within its headquarters, where people can study the globally recognised FIATA diploma.



Represented by:

Mr. David Philips

PRESIDENT - NAFL

Over 30 years’ experience in the Freight Forwarding and Logistics Industry.

Founder and CEO of Freight Systems, a freight forwarding and logistics company established in October 1988. With its Global Head Office in Dubai, Freight Systems currently has fully owned offices in 17 countries spread across the globe.

A founder member and the current President of the National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) and a Vice President of FIATA, Switzerland .

David is an active member of various professional groups viz., the DCCI, DSAA, IBPC, SCLG etc.

He has been part of the sustainability efforts of Dunia Finance, a financial institution. Was a speaker in their Young Business Leaders Programme” - a complimentary programme offered to eligible students who aspire to become leaders in the business world.

David is an avid golfer and philanthropist