Transforming Egypt's Logistics Industry: TECHLOG Project in Egypt Pioneers Safety-Driven SimulationTraining


In a groundbreaking initiative, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), in collaboration with the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations (CEEBA) and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, announced the launch of the TECHLOG Project's Egyptian pilot actions – a training program focused on improving safety standards in the logistics industry. These actions are set to revolutionize the training of truck and reach stacker/forklift operators, as well as port cargo handling (gantry crane) operators in Egypt.

The TECHLOG Project, renowned for its commitment to innovation and technology, is spearheading this initiative to address the pressing need for enhanced safety in the logistics sector. The project's Eastern Living Lab, situated at the AASTMT premises in Alexandria, will serve as the training hub for this transformative endeavor.

Commencing on Sunday, October 8th, the pilot actions are scheduled to span over 8-9 weeks. During this time, participants will undergo intensive training programs aimed at enhancing safety performance.

The first pilot action training program focuses on road safety awareness and best practices for truck drivers. With an emphasis on practical training, participants will utilize state-of-the-art simulators to hone their driving skills. The primary objectives of this program are to increase drivers' sensitivity to road safety issues, improve their environmental consciousness, and ensure compliance with safety standards and requirements.

Through immersive training sessions and realistic simulations, truck drivers will learn to navigate various scenarios, including adverse weather conditions, heavy traffic, and emergency situations. The training aims to instill a culture of safety consciousness within companies' fleets, ultimately reducing accidents and improving overall road safety. The 2nd pilot action shifts its focus to the safe and efficient operation of port gantry cranes, with a strong emphasis on eco-friendliness. 

Performance assessments will be conducted both before and after the training to measure the impact of the program. This approach will not only highlight the improvement in operators' performance but also identify areas in need of further enhancement.

The AASTMT TECHLOG Project's commitment to innovation is underscored by its investment in cutting-edge simulators. These simulators provide a safe and controlled environment for participants to learn and practice, eliminating the risks associated with real-world training scenarios. Moreover, the TECHLOG Eastern Living Lab provides a collaborative platform for industry experts, trainers, and participants to exchange knowledge and insights, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

As the logistics industry plays a pivotal role in Egypt's economic growth, ensuring the safety of its workforce and operations is of utmost importance. The TECHLOG Project's pilot actions signify a significant step forward in this endeavor, promising safer roads, more efficient ports, and a more sustainable future for Egypt's logistics sector.