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Qatar Airways Cargo Announces Chapter 4 of WeQare – Diversity

Qatar Airways Cargo dedicates Chapter 4 of its WeQare sustainability initiative to the 2,873 diverse individuals who are the face and heart of the airline, and the main reason for its success.    DOHA, Qatar:   For Qatar Airways Cargo diversity is a strength. Its employees, are all different in skills, age, race, gender, religious beliefs, experience, and much more but are serving the commune values of the carrier.  United in their individualism, they strive to give their customers the top quality service that makes Qatar Airways Cargo the world's number one cargo airline.   "Strength in numbers is one thing – whether this is revenue figures or number of employees. Yet, the true strength, the core, and the success of a company is made up by the individual attitudes and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Bahrain Bourse (BHB) discuss high-level Strategic Partnership in Abu Dhabi

• ADX and BHB take steps to unlock opportunities, bolster bilateral cooperation on key issues and common concerns   ABU DHABI, 19 May 2022: Senior executives of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Bahrain Bourse (BHB) have held meetings in Abu Dhabi this week to advance a strategic partnership designed to achieve greater cross-border cooperation.   During the visit by a delegation of the Bahrain Bourse to ADX, the two exchanges took steps to implement the cooperation agreement signed earlier in November 2021. The agreement aims to achieve synergies, enhance market liquidity and promote innovative products and services.    Sheikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, CEO of Bahrain Bourse and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Bahrain Clear, said: “Bahrain Bourse and ADX are making strong ......read more

ADX Facilitates Access to Growing Market Opportunities for Investors Registered in other UAE Capital Markets

ABU DHABI, 18 May 2022 -- Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has announced that it is facilitating access to the exchange for investors registered on other UAE financial markets.  The ADX initiative applies to investors with investor numbers issued by other exchanges licensed by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).   The initiative, which promotes increased participation in the country’s capital markets, allows investors with a National Investor Number (NIN) issued by other exchanges to trade eligible securities on ADX through a straight-forward application process.   The streamlined registration process only requires an investor’s existing NIN to be validated by a brokerage firm accredited by ADX. In the case of a corporate entity, the investor must provide articles of ......read more

Bin Yousef Cargo Demonstrates Outstanding Logistical and Operational Excellence

Supporting exports, imports, and freight forwarding services for major events and initiatives in Qatar and abroad, the company celebrates inspiring accomplishments during 2021 and Q1 2022 Doha, 16, May 2022 – Qatar’s most trusted logistics partner, Bin Yousef Cargo, recently celebrated an array of exceptional achievements and initiatives during 2021 and the first quarter of 2022. From the completion of major supply projects in Qatar and abroad, to the smooth progress of the company’s growth strategy, and a recognition of the efficiency of its logistical processes, Bin Youssef Cargo has demonstrated strength and resilience in operations and logistics management.  Amongst a wider portfolio of remarkable deliverables, the company has been the committed partner of several major events nationwide, ......read more

A Freighter Full of Salmon

Qatar Airways Cargo celebrates a record year for salmon shipments out of Norway, and demonstrates excellence in the transport of perishable seafood.  DOHA, Qatar – With seven Qatar Airways passenger flights and six Boeing 777 freighter services each week, the Oslo-Doha route is well served, and the airline’s cargo capacity well stocked. 95 per cent of all perishable seafood (PES) on board Qatar Airways flights out of Scandinavia, is salmon. Iceland and Faroe Island (Denmark) also see some seafood traffic which includes live king crabs, trout, and other seafood, however the bulk of the salmon business originates in Norway. At 1.3 million tonnes of salmon exported in 2021 (the country’s best year to date), and a segment value of EUR 8.57 billion/USD 9.28 billion, Norway is by far the world’s number one ......read more

UAE Recognises Croatian Register of Shipping to Issue Statutory Certificates

CRS’ pursuit to be accredited in the UAE is a testament of the national maritime sector’s capabilities, which attracts leading global maritime companies Dubai, UAE, 18th April 2022: As part of its role in regulating the maritime sector in the UAE, the Maritime Administration at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS). As per the agreement, MOEI will recognise CRS to issue maritime statutory certificates and carry out all necessary survey works to ensure the eligibility of ships to sail safely. As a result of this recognition, all classification societies under the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) are accredited by the UAE. The MoU was signed by Capt. Abdulla Darwish Al Hayyas, Director of Maritime Transport ......read more

SAFEEN Feeders Signs New Agreement with Saif Powertec for Fujairah – Bangladesh Cargo Services

Bulk shipping offering to operate between UAE and Bangladesh, as well as key markets within the Indian Subcontinent, South-East Asia, and other global destinations   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 15, 2022: AD Ports Group today announced that its feeder service, SAFEEN Feeders, has signed a long-term trade facilitation and shipping agreement with Saif Powertec Limited, a listed firm in Bangladesh that is active in ports, logistics, civil engineering, and power sectors. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work closely together to facilitate trade and cargo services from Fujairah to Bangladesh over a period of 15 years. As part of the collaboration, SAFEEN Feeders is expected to provide eight Supramax bulk carriers with 55,000 Deadweight Tonnage (DWT) capacity to Saif Powertec.  In addition to ......read more

Al Seer Marine Commenced Construction of its First VLGC; Delivery Expected March 2023

- Al Seer Marine ordered two new VLGC’s from Hyundai Heavy Industries for delivery in H1 2023 to meet increasing market growth demand  - The company is exploring expansion initiatives to acquire 10-15 ships in 2022 with further growth projections in response to changing market fundamentals and increasing ton-mile demand in product tanker and gas segments   - JV with BGN International to facilitate expansion into commercial shipping in line with strong growth of ton-mile demand   Abu Dhabi, UAE; 11 April 2022:  Al Seer Marine PJSC (ASM), a global player across multiple marine sectors and a subsidiary of International Holding Company (IHC), performed the steel cutting ceremony for its first Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC), named Lucky Gas.   Al Seer Marine formed a joint venture last ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo and WiseTech Global launch eBookings connectivity

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier, and WiseTech Global, a leading provider of software solutions to the logistics industry, today announced that the launch of a direct eBooking solution between their global operating systems has gone live. This connection further enhances the flight schedule and operational data exchange implemented last year. The eBooking connection between WiseTech’s flagship CargoWise platform and Qatar Airways Cargo management system, CROAMIS, enables freight forwarders using CargoWise to choose their flight and confirm a booking with Qatar Airways Cargo in real-time, without having to leave the platform. Similarly, existing bookings made via the solution can be modified.  Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways Cargo commented: “Our ......read more

Pharma.Aero, the University of Antwerp, Khalifa University Abu Dhabi and HOPE Consortium launch the second international masterclass on Pharma Logistics

Following last year’s well-perceived first Masterclass on Pharma Logistics - an international joint initiative between the air cargo industry and world-renowned academic institutions – a second edition will be launched in 2022 at Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi Campus. Apart from highlighting the current critical aspects of pharma logistics, this Masterclass aims to create a unique opportunity for industry professionals to gain more in-depth knowledge, as well as for academics and PhD students to obtain advanced insights into how pharmaceutical supply chains are organized and logistics processes are optimized through applied technology for the pharma and life science sector.  This 5-day hybrid programme runs from 5 till 9 September 2022 at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi. It features ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding launches GoGreen Plus Service to reduce Emissions in Air Freight

After the successful implementation in ocean freight, customers can now easily book GoGreen Plus for air freight The launch is a key milestone in making the global logistics industry greener GoGreen Plus is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group's mid-term sustainability roadmap for 2030, working towards net zero emission by 2050 Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL Global Forwarding: “Our new GoGreen Plus Service is a simple and efficient way to directly reduce CO2 emissions in the supply chain”   Dubai, March 22, 2022: DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, expands its GoGreen Plus Service to provide real emissions reductions through carbon insetting. After successfully introducing the GoGreen Plus Service for ocean freight, customers can now also ......read more

DHL Drives the Energy Revolution with Region's First-Ever Electric Vehicle and Battery Logistics hub in Dubai

 The 23,500 -sqm facility provides end-to-end aftermarket solutions for EV batteries  An ideal plug-in option for the region's EV circular economy supply chain, DHL clients get cost-effective, compliant, and safe battery storage solutions   Dubai, UAE - March 2, 2022: The region’s first-ever electric vehicle (EV) and battery logistics hub is now open in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone. Built by DHL Global Forwarding and developed in close cooperation with the EV team of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), the 23,500-sqm warehouse includes a dedicated EV battery storage area, which will be expanded to 2,000-sqm later this year.   Fathi Tlatli, President Global Auto-Mobility Sector, DHL CSI, said: “It is extremely exciting for the DHL team to inaugurate the region’s ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Welcomes Envirotainer's Newest Innovation: The Releye® RAP

Following the strong success of the Releye® RLP launched last year, Qatar Airways Cargo is now delighted to offer Envirotainer’s innovative Releye® RAP.   DOHA, Qatar – February 21, 2022:  Qatar Airways Cargo approves Envirotainer’s latest innovation – The Releye® RAP container. Officially launched on 9 February 2022, and able to accommodate 5 pallets, the Releye® RAP is the largest and most technically advanced product in Envirotainer’s new generation container series. Its unique features are now available to Qatar Airways Cargo customers wherever and whenever required, complementing the airline’s existing range of pharmaceutical transport solutions. Qatar Airways Cargo has offered its customers Envirotainer’s RAP and RKN active pharma containers since 2014, and was ......read more

Kanoo Africa Gets Nominated to Provide Logistics, Shore Support for Weddell Sea Project

Kanoo Africa, a segment of Kanoo Shipping—a division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo—has been nominated to provide logistics and shore support for the Weddell Sea Project. The Weddell Sea Project is an expedition that aims to locate the ‘Endurance’ which was trapped in the ice during Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1915).  The expedition team has chartered the ‘SA Agulhas II’ which was built in 2012 in Finland. The Polar Class 5 vessel is one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world, able to break through ice of a meter thick at five knots. Kanoo Africa was chosen for this project to provide support in Cape Town for the mobilization of the vessel ‘SA Agulhas II’. The expedition party departed from Cape Town on the 5th of ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo to Insource Spain Operations from 1 February 2022

Qatar Airways Cargo has successfully been represented by GSA, ATC Aviation Services, S.L., in Spain since 2005. Thanks to their dedicated efforts, its Spanish operations are now ready to fly under the airline's own flag.   DOHA, Qatar:  Qatar Airways Cargo is insourcing its entire commercial operation in Spain as per the 01st of February 2022. In view of this upcoming move, customers across Spain are advised that a new e-mail contact address will be operational from 24 January 2022: spainreservation@es.qatarairways.com. It will eventually replace all previous contact addresses pertaining to ATC Aviation Services, S.L. on 01 February 2022. To secure a smooth transition, customers are kindly requested to include both, ATC's current and the new Qatar Airways Cargo addresses in all e-mail communication between 24 January ......read more

AD Ports Group Creates Oil & Gas Logistics Base at Mugharraq Port for Eni Abu Dhabi

Mugharraq Port’s Strategic Location Supports Offshore Drilling Operations      Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 January 2022: Aligned with national efforts aimed at driving the growth of the UAE’s energy sector, AD Ports Group has signed a new agreement with Eni Abu Dhabi B.V., the Abu Dhabi-based branch of the world-renowned Italian Integrated Energy Company, to establish a marine logistics base at Mugharraq Port supporting offshore drilling operations in the heart of Al Dhafra region.   Mugharraq Port’s ultra-modern infrastructure and its strategic location close to the region’s offshore oil and gas facilities will be made available to Eni Abu Dhabi operations.   In addition to being provided a dedicated quay wall, marshalling yard, as well as manpower and logistical equipment, the ......read more

Maqta Gateway Launches Inspection and Clearance Services on ATLP

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 January, 2022: In line with its continued mission to digitally transform trade and logistics in Abu Dhabi, Maqta Gateway, the digital arm of AD Ports Group, has unveiled a new inspection and clearance module as part of its Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP). Inaugurated in May 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, under the supervision of the Department of Economic Development, the Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP) is an innovative single-window solution designed to unify trade and logistics services across Abu Dhabi, including sea, land, air, industrial and free zones. Integrating directly with Abu Dhabi Customs’ online services, regulatory authorities, as well as ......read more

AD Ports Group Launches KIZAD Communities for Integrated Employee Accommodation Solutions in Abu Dhabi

End-to-End Services for Staff Residential Communities Including New Developments and Property Management Solutions      Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 January 2022: AD Ports Group has announced the launch of KIZAD Communities Development & Services Company, a project that aims to champion the staff wellbeing across the full value chain. KIZAD Communities will provide integrated solutions for staff residential communities, including new developments, new services, and property management solutions.  As a global enabler of trade and logistics, AD Ports Group is already playing a significant role in transforming the concept of workers’ residential communities through its subsidiary, ZonesCorp. As part of the Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster of AD Ports Group, the operator of purpose-built economic ......read more

Emirates Post Group issues Qasr Al Watan commemorative stamps

January 3, 2022: Recognizing the cultural legacy of postage stamps and the role they play in promoting, preserving, and commemorating the heritage and national history of a nation, Emirates Post Group unveiled– commemorative stamps in celebration of the Palace of the Nation, 'Qasr Al Watan'.    The stamp – which simulates the mesmerizing dome at the Palace – represents Qasr Al Watan’s infusion of Islamic geometrical patterns and inclusion of Arabian architectural craftsmanship, culture, and artistry. As the unique cultural landmark collaborates with the oldest public service institution in the UAE, the Qasr Al Watan stamp aims to further boost the cultural understanding of the nation and invites the world to share the UAE’s journey by exploring its history, traditions, and ......read more

AD Ports Group Achieves Historic Milestones in 2021

Key partnerships, Enhanced Infrastructure and Industry Support Positioned Leading Company for Further Growth in 2022     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 December 2021: AD Ports Group emerged from a challenging 2020 , when the global shipping industry was disrupted by COVID-19, to build a strong trajectory of growth throughout 2021, achieving a series of historic milestones and expanding its footprint in the region and beyond. AD Ports Group closed 2021 with the signing of a number of strategic agreements with the Aqaba Development Corporation for the development of tourism, logistics, transport and marine-related enhancement projects in Aqaba, Jordan.  The strategic partnerships concern the development of Marsa Zayed, a cruise terminal, and the development of an advanced digital Port Community System, along with ......read more

Emirates Post Group and General Authority of Sports launch commemorative UAE Sport in 50 Years stamp

December 27, 2021– Emirates Post Group, in collaboration with the General Authority of Sports, has announced the issuance of the commemorative stamp titled ‘UAE Sport in 50 Years’ in celebration of the nation’s milestones in sports over the last five decades. The stamp showcases the most significant achievements of Emirati athletes in the regional and global sports arenas. Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, confirmed that the launching of the new stamp is part of the Group’s commitment to celebrating the nation’s remarkable achievements since the foundation of the Union and beyond. Further, it is aligned with supporting the efforts of the General Authority of Sports in promoting the significance of sports in the UAE and highlighting the valuable contributions of the sons ......read more

Emirates Post Group Releases Commemorative Stamps to mark Ministry of Interior's Golden Jubilee

December 23, 2021:  Emirates Post Group has released commemorative postage stamps in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of Interior and in conjunction with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee. The new stamps celebrate the Ministry’s journey and achievements over the past 50 years in maintaining security and safety in local communities and helping enhance the quality of life in the country. The stamps form part of the Ministry of Interior’s Golden Jubilee initiative.  Commenting on the issuance, Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “We extend our sincerest congratulations to the Ministry of Interior on 50 years of strong leadership and relentless efforts in maintaining the highest levels of safety and security in our nation and be recognized internationally as one of ......read more

UAE is the Middle East's most Globalized Country: DHL Global Connectedness Index

UAE ranks fourth out of 169 countries in DHL Global Connectedness Index DHL Global Connectedness Index on track to rise in 2021   Dubai, UAE; December 22, 2021: In a special report on the 10th anniversary of the DHL Global Connectedness Index, DHL and the NYU Stern School of Business highlight strong links between global connectedness and prosperity. The United Arab Emirates is among the five countries that the report examines (other being Mexico, The Netherlands, Sierra Leone and Viet Nam,) which have stood out for their strong or rising connectedness over the past two decades. The various paths these countries took to greater connectedness show that there is no one-size-fits-all prescription – instead, each country can pursue the international opportunities that make the most sense in its own local ......read more

UAE Collaborates with The International Transport Workers' Federation to Support Seafarers

Recognizing the seafarers as “the unsung heroes of global trade” due to their immense contribution to maintaining the continuity of global maritime operations amid all challenges Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11, December  2021: The UAE has once again extended its support to the cause of seafarers’ welfare through its collaboration with the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), after continuously championing for their rights since the beginning of the pandemic. Such initiative will help to enhance seafarers’ life as well as overcoming the challenges they face as a result of the pandemic and travel restrictions. The UAE is a logistics hub linking global shipping lines and has the major share of the ships that call on the region’s ports, with more than 21,000 ships every year. ......read more

AD Ports Group's Mugharraq Port Recognised as an International Port Facility

Port’s Certification Issued Under the Provisions Stated in the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities      Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 December 2021: AD Ports Group today announced that Mugharraq Port, a strategic port located in the Al Dhafra Region, has been recognised as an international port facility.    Issued under the provisions of the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS Code) by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the port has long served as a leading maritime facility that provides a host of offshore, project/oil and gas, general cargo, logistics support, bulk and break-bulk handling services.    With the new certification, Mugharraq Port can now receive international and local vessels including ......read more

Emirates Post Group to unveil region's first NFT stamp in commemoration of the 50th UAE National Day

EPG to utilize blockchain technology for digital stamp collectibles linked to a traditional stamp November 28, 2021- In commemoration of the UAE National Day 2021, Emirates Post Group (EPG) has raised the bar on postage stamp issuance by becoming the first in the region to issue non-fungible token (NFT) stamps. EPG is set to unveil this groundbreaking generation of stamps on December 2 with four distinct NFT stamps to coincide with the celebration of the nation’s Golden Jubilee. These innovative NFT stamps will have a digital twin in the blockchain and will be sold as digital collectibles linked to its physical stamp counterpart. Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group said: “In line with EPG’s goal of transforming into a more digital-centered company, we are proud to announce the launch of ......read more

AD Ports Group Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Turkiye Varlik Fonu

Agreement will see AD Ports Group collaborate with Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund on major investment opportunities within Turkey   Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 25, 2021: In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, AD Ports Group and Turkey’s Turkiye Varlik Fonu today signed a strategic partnership agreement to collaborate on major investment opportunities for port development and operations, and to coordinate efforts to examine other logistics-related investment projects within Turkey. The agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, Group CEO, AD Ports Group, and Salim Arda Ermut, CEO of Turkiye Varlik Fonu. The ceremony was ......read more

Mina Rashid Wins the Middle East's Leading Cruise Port Award at the World Travel Awards 2021

Mustafa: “Since its inauguration in 2014 until 2020, the terminal witnessed a growth of 55 per cent, receiving a high volume of cruise ships” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 November 2021: DP World’s Mina Rashid won the award for the Middle East’s Leading Cruise Port for the 14th consecutive year at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021. The award has reaffirmed the port’s status as a leading destination, regionally and globally. Nominees for this significant accolade included other premier ports from the Middle East.  Mina Rashid’s state-of-the-art facilities, passenger handling capacity and strategic location have cemented its position. For the upcoming 2021/22 cruise season, Mina Rashid is expecting a total of 126 ship calls and over 500,000 cruise visitors that will contribute further to ......read more

Etihad Rail completes 50% of the Construction Work of the Marine Rail Bridge in the UAE

 The marine rail bridge will connect Khalifa Port with the UAE National Rail Network   08 November 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, announced the completion of 50% of the construction works of the marine rail bridge in the UAE, as part of Package B of Stage Two of the UAE National Rail Network. The marine rail bridge extends over one kilometre, connecting Khalifa Port with the UAE National Rail Network.   The bridge will play an important role in improving the transportation of goods in the region, reducing the costs of freight and trade. This will support Etihad Rail to establish a rail network for the UAE which connects major ports with manufacturing hubs and residential areas across the country, and contributes to reducing carbon emissions and ......read more

IPR Organizes Awareness Workshops for Express Shipping Companies

Dubai – 29, September 2021: The IPR Department at Dubai Customs launched a series of awareness workshops under the patronage of Mansoor Al Malik, executive director for policies and legislation Division.  The workshops were organized in coordination with the Brand Owners' Protection Group and targeted express shipping and courier companies. They aim to enhance cooperation with strategic partners ahead of EXPO2020 Dubai and following the directives of Dubai Government of providing an attractive environment for investment and trade.   Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department launched the workshops in the presence of  Malik Hanouf, CEO of Brand Owners' Protection Group (BPG). Ozair welcomed the 43 participants and highlighted the significance of effective partnership between Dubai ......read more

AD Ports Group and Aqaba Development Corporation Sign Agreement for Tourism and Maritime Enhancement Projects in Aqaba - Jordan

New Cruise Terminal to be Developed by AD Ports Group as Part of Strategic Plan to Enhance Maritime and Tourism Sectors      Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sept 19, 2021: AD Ports Group, a leading facilitator of trade and logistics, has signed a Heads of Terms agreement with the Aqaba Development Corporation that will see AD Ports Group take on the establishment of a state-of-the-art cruise terminal at Marsa Zayed in Aqaba.  It will be the first facility to be developed by AD Ports Group in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its first cruise facility outside of the United Arab Emirates.  The new terminal will serve as a gateway in the Port of Aqaba that will receive cruise ships passengers visiting the Red Sea, in addition to serving as a major attraction for the residents of Aqaba with a wide range of tourism, ......read more

Strong Cargo Demand Continues in July

1 September 2021 2021: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released July 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend. As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons below are to July 2019 which followed a normal demand pattern. • Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was up 8.6% compared to July 2019. Overall growth remains strong compared to the long-term average growth trend of around 4.7%. • The pace of growth slowed slightly compared to June which saw demand increase 9.2% (against pre-COVID-19 levels). • Capacity continues to recover but is still 10.3% down compared to July 2019.   • Economic conditions ......read more

UAE wins bid to host 28th Universal Postal Union Congress in 2025

August 25, 2021: The UAE has once again reaffirmed its strengths and capabilities to host significant international conferences after winning the bid to host the 28th edition of the Universal Postal Congress which will be held in Dubai in 2025. This latest achievement reflects the country’s position as one of the world’s leading international business centres and regional hubs. The country’s strategic location, advanced infrastructure, world-class offerings combined with high levels of safety and security, business-friendly processes, and future-forward solutions, proved the ideal candidate. The announcement was made during the 27th session of the global conference, which is currently in its final week in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Commenting on UAE’s win to host the next Universal Postal Congress, ......read more

Qatar Post employees rise to ‘The Creativity and Innovation Challenge 2021

Doha, Qatar –August, 12 2021: In an internal Challenge to motivate and be inspired by its own people, Qatar Post received no less than 60 fresh ideas from Qatar Post employees – covering everything from process and service improvements, to environmental and sustainability initiatives. Such creativity not only delivers innovative solutions for Qatar Post customers, but also cultivates a culture of smart thinking, showcases the company’s ‘industry best practice’ in innovation, and helps Qatar Post support the modernization goals set out in Qatar’s National Vision 2030. The 10 selected finalists pitched their ideas to Qatar Post Executives – and the best initiatives have already gone forward to a Strategy team for detailed evaluation of feasibility and effectiveness, with a view to rolling ......read more

Snoonu Launches its Most Recent Venture ‘Snooflower'

The new service is dedicated to the delivery of flowers and will be available free of charge for all Qatar residents. 26, July 2021 – Doha, Qatar:  Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, is pleased to announce it has recently launched a new exclusive service on its App dedicated to the delivery of flowers, ‘Snooflower’. With the launch of this new service, customers can now choose from a variety of flower retailers across Qatar and enjoy receiving their special flower arrangements delivered free of charge to their doorsteps. ‘Snooflower’ launched on 18th July, in time for Eid Al Adha to enable shoppers to enjoy a convenient and fun flower shopping experience from the comfort of their homes. Unlike local delivery applications, Snoonu has curved its niche into ......read more

Snoonu CEO Undertakes Mystery Shopper Experience as ‘Snooner'

The experience aimed to gauge the level of customer satisfaction with the company’s services, as well as the daily experience of delivery drivers with customers and merchants, and the means to improve the process. 26, July 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, recently embarked on an exceptional campaign to improve delivery services and gauge customer satisfaction using mystery shopper experiences.  The campaign kicked-off with CEO Hamad al Hajri personally working 3 shifts as a Snoonu delivery driver, a ‘Snooner’, in a bid to experience first-hand the interaction between his delivery team and the different facets of the business’ daily operations, including customers and merchants. Al Hajri performed the deliveries in the Doha area wearing ......read more

Sharjah Ports and Border Points Committee Carries out all Recommendations to Advance Performance of Sharjah Ports

Sharjah, July 14, 2021:  The Organizational Committee of Ports and Border Points in the Emirate of Sharjah announced the implementation of all recommendations issued by it during the first half of this year related to the development of workflow to improve the general performance of all ports of the emirate, as well as the provision of the necessary facilities for the entry of goods and passengers, while adhering to the necessary precautionary and preventive measures. This came during the 7th periodic meeting held at the Khatmat Milaha Border in Kalba, under the chairmanship of HE Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi, Director of Ports and Border Points Affairs, Chairman of the Committee, in the presence of members of the Committee. The meeting reviewed the results of the annual audit of the land ports of the Emirate of Sharjah for the ......read more

Qatar Post Unveils 2nd Edition of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Stamp

Doha, Qatar - 13, July 2021: Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has announced the launch of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ stadiums stamp set, the 2nd edition of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ official stamps. This comes within the signed agreement with Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), under which Qatar Post became the Official Licensee for stamps category for the tournament that will be hosted by Qatar. The 2nd edition was revealed at a special ceremony held on 12th July 2021, in the presence of FIFA’s Officials, as well as delegates from The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and Qatar Post.  Similar to the first set, the launch of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ stadiums stamp set comes in cooperation with FIFA, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and within the ......read more

Emirates Post Care Society and VFS Global Distributes Eid al-Fitr Gifts to Children of Inmates of Penal and Reform Institutions

• Distribution drive provided clothing items for over 100 children from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah    May 20, 2021:  To mark the season of giving, the Emirates Post Care Society joined hands with VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, to provide Eid al-Fitr gifts to over 100 children of inmates of penal and reform institutions in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.   Under the program, “Eid is complete with you”, the children went on a shopping trip and were able to select clothing items as per their desire. For the safety of children and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the shopping and distribution drive followed the precautionary measures approved by the Supreme Committee for Crisis, ......read more

Etihad Rail Collaborates with Transportr to Develop Integrated Digital Logistics Services

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 May 2021:  Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has signed an agreement with Transportr, a leading company in digital freight services. The cooperation comes as part of Etihad Rail’s long-term digital innovation strategy in advancing cutting-edge technology for the rail sector, alongside the company’s commitment to the UAE’s digitalisation agenda. Through the cooperation, Etihad Rail and Transportr will work together to enable the streamlining of service provision in the logistics sector through digital solutions such as booking, tracking, and multi-modal connectivity, that will provide a complete digital rail freight solution that will complement Etihad Rail’s range of new and sophisticated technologies that are convenient and ......read more

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June 8, 2022: Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) eco-friendly zone warehouses have received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification after fulfilling all the requirements prescribed within the LEED rating system as created and maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED certification program is administered by the Green Business Certification INC. The criteria ......read more

Emirates Post unveils new services at Seamless 2022…

Latest customer and tech-driven portfolio showcased under three categories, ‘eCommerce,’ ‘Digitization,’ and ‘Sustainability’ May 31, 2022: Emirates Post, the official postal operator and leading express provider in the UAE, launched today (Tuesday, May 31, 2022), its latest range of advanced services as part of its broader customer-digital, and ......read more

Emirates Post wins ‘Amazon Best Carrier of the Year 2021' award in MENA region…

98.8% average delivery time estimate accuracy and over 90% success in delivery on the first attempt throughout 2021 May 23, 2022: Emirates Post, the official postal operator and leading express provider in the UAE, has been awarded the ‘Amazon Best Carrier of the Year 2021’ in MENA region by Amazon, the company’s last-mile delivery solution partner. The award comes in ......read more

Emirates Post advises customers to stay vigilant in avoiding scam emails…

April 29, 2022: Emirates Post has been closely monitoring and coordinating with the relevant authorities, in addition to running awareness campaigns on social media in an effort to combat the spread of fraudulent schemes circulating among customers. Emirates Post advise customers to exercise extreme caution when interacting with emails claiming to be from Emirates Post. Emirates Post asserted ......read more

Emirates Post Group secures ISO 9001:2015 Certificates for another three years…

Five certificates by TÜV NORD reaffirm Group’s organizational efficiency and quality management system February 2, 2021-  Emirates Post Group (EPG) has strengthened its position as an organization that adheres to the highest standards of quality, productivity and efficiency after being recertified and was awarded an ISO 9001:2015 certificates for another three years by TÜV ......read more

Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition concludes on a high note…

First international philatelic exhibition in the region showcases wide range of stamp collections of cultural and historical significance January 24, 2022: Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition, the first international philatelic exhibition in the region, ended with great success on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, coinciding with Expo 2020 Dubai, the event ......read more

High turnout of stamp collectors and enthusiasts recorded on days 2 and 3 of Emirates Post-led ...…

Seminars staged during event, including forum on role of postage stamps in promoting world peace January 21, 2022:  A large number of stamp and coin collectors and enthusiasts gathered on the second and third days of the ongoing ‘Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition’ in Dubai to take part in the global event’s forums and activities. Hosted by Emirates Post Group in ......read more

Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition spotlighting the rich history of postage stamps and promotes ...…

Emirates Post Group issues stamps to commemorate region’s first international philatelic exhibition January 19, 2022: Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition, the first international philatelic exhibition in the region, hosted by Emirates Post Group and the Emirates Philatelic Association, kicked off today (Wednesday, January 19, 2022) at the Dubai Exhibition Centre in the Expo 2020 site in ......read more

Emirates Post Group in collaboration with Emirates Philatelic Association. UAE to host first ...…

174 competition class frames from 27 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, America, and Oceania January 10, 2022: Emirates Post Group in collaboration with the Emirates Philatelic Association will host the  ‘Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition,’ from January 19-23, 2022 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre Expo 2020 located at the venue of ongoing world exposition. ......read more

Emirates Post Group launches ‘Postcards to Space' in collaboration with leading global organizations…

Initiative forms part of Group’s celebration of UAE’s Golden Jubilee December 14, 2021: In line with its celebrations of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, Emirates Post Group (EPG) recently launched the "Postcards to Space" initiative in partnership with 'Club for the Future', a private foundation established by Blue Origin, 'UAE Space Agency', 'Mohammed ......read more

Emirates Post Group hosts members of Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence ...…

December 09, 2021: Emirates Post Group’s (EPG) GCEO Abdulla Mohamed Alashram welcomed the first cohort of the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence’s (MBZUAI) Executive Programme led by Professor Eric Xing, President of MBZUAI, during a visit at EPG’s headquarters on Tuesday December 7, 2021. The visit provided an opportunity for EPG to showcase the ......read more

Emirates Post Group releases commemorative stamps and souvenir sheets honoring UAE's Golden Jubilee…

Group celebrates nation’s achievements over the past five decades December 1, 2021 – As part of its celebration of the UAE’s 50th National Day and commemoration of the nation’s achievements over the past five decades, Emirates Post Group has issued nine commemorative stamp issuances comprised of eight souvenir sheets, and one stamp sheet. Seven souvenir sheets follow ......read more

Emirates Post Group inks deal with BrightDrop at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation ...…

New partnership with electric delivery logistics start-up seeks to explore and test future proof of concepts November 25,2021- Emirates Post Group (EPG) has announced its latest collaboration following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which it signed with BrightDrop Solutions LLC (BrightDrop), a new business from General Motors, reimagining the commercial delivery and logistics industry for ......read more

Emirates Post partners with ENOC Group to enhance its last-mile delivery services…

New ‘Emirates Post Service Point’ provides options to customers to pickup & drop off courier shipments in select ZOOM stores November 20, 2021: Emirates Post, UAE’s official postal operator and leading express provider, announced that it has partnered with ENOC Group to enhance customer experience in its last-mile delivery services in line with its leading drive to ......read more

Emirates Post Group launches commemorative stamps featuring Saruq Al Hadid archaeological site…

November 06, 2021- Emirates Post Group, in cooperation with Dubai Municipality, issued a set of commemorative stamps featuring the Saruq Al Hadid archaeological site in Dubai, one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the UAE. The stamps bear images of a “Golden Ring”, “Gold Crown Model”, and “Pottery Storage Jar”, all of which represent the most ......read more

Emirates Post Group honors the winners of the International Letter Writing Competition…

October 31, 2021: Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, GCEO of Emirates Post Group (EPG) honored the winners of the 50th International Letter Writing Competition  that was themed “Write a letter to a family member about your experience of Covid-19" and organized by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), in a ceremony held at EPG’s headquarters in Dubai. Speaking in the presence of ......read more

Hessa Buhumaid receives the People of Determination stamp from Emirates Post at Expo 2020 Dubai…

October 26, 2021:  Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, received from Emirates Post Group (EPG) a commemorative People of Determination postage stamp during a special ceremony held at the Sustainability Pavilion of the Expo 2020 Dubai. The official presentation of the stamp was held in the presence of Emirates Post Group’s GCEO Abdulla Mohammed ......read more

Emirates Post unveils new mobile application at GITEX 2021…

October 17, 2021- Emirates Post, UAE’s official postal operator and leading express provider, has launched its newly developed application during the GITEX 2021, a leading global technology exhibition and conference which attracts consumers and traders on areas of information, communication and technology. This digital solution provides customers with more location options, enhances the ......read more

HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan receives commemorative Expo 2020 Dubai stamp collection from ...…

DUBAI, 16 October 2021 – His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai, has been presented with the commemorative stamps  of Expo 2020 Dubai, issued by the Emirates Post Group in collaboration with Expo 2020 Dubai.  His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan received the collection from Abdulla ......read more

Emirates Post launches five new services to further boost growth of e-commerce during Seamless 2021…

In line with its commitment to deliver leading experiences for its customers September 30, 2021: Emirates Post, the official postal operator and leading express provider in the UAE, has announced the addition of five new services to its wide Business services portfolio during the 2021 Seamless Middle East held at the Dubai World Trade Center. The company’s new services aim to enhance ......read more

Badr Al-Olama appointed as Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company…

September 04, 2021: Emirates Post Group Company (EPGC) has announced the appointment of Badr Al-Olama as the Chairman of the organization. With Al-Olama at the helm, and with his strong leadership and business acumen, EPGC is set to forge ahead with its diversification, digitalization and expansion efforts aimed at further enhancing the presence of its brands in local, regional, and international ......read more

UAE wins membership and joins the Universal Postal Union's Council of Administration and Postal ...…

During the 27th Universal Postal Union Congress in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire UAE, August 28, 2021: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has won membership in the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Council of Administration (CA) and the Postal Operations Council (POC) for the 2022-2025 cycle. Nominees were selected based on geographical representation during the 27th edition of the Universal ......read more

OFCO – Offshore International Joins Forces with Mammoet to Deliver Turnkey Logistical Solutions…

Companies to Combine Respective Specialities and Resources to Realise Operational Synergies and Develop Competitive Offering   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 19, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Ports’ offshore logistics service provider, Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO – Offshore International), has announced the start of a collaboration with Mammoet United Arab ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Is the First in the Region to Explore the Quantum Computing Technology…

Through this endeavour, the company aims to revolutionise the supply chain and logistics industry   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2021:  Fulfilling its vision to become the leader in smart trade, DP World, UAE Region has taken a step forward to explore the power of Quantum Computing in the logistics and trade industry through collaboration and exploration with D-Wave and ......read more

Emirates Post Group Issues Commemorative Stamps Celebrating the UAE Nation Brand…

Dubai, 11 April, 2021:  Emirates Post Group, in cooperation with the UAE Government Media Office, issued commemorative stamps to celebrate the UAE Nation Brand. The issuance is in line with the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to convey the story of the Emirates to the world. The stamp will ......read more

HyperX Now Shipping Alloy Origins 60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in EMEA…

New HyperX 60 Percent Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Includes HyperX Red Switches    April 07, 2021:    HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced its Alloy OriginsTM 60 mechanical gaming keyboard is now shipping in EMEA. A compact, 60 percent form factor keyboard, Alloy Origins 60 features HyperX Red linear mechanical switches that are ......read more

Emirates Post Extends P.O. Box Renewal Deadline…

United Arab Emirates -  March 01, 2021:  In response to requests received from customers, Emirates Post has extended the P.O. Box renewal deadline. Customers now have until 31 March 2021 to renew their subscriptions.  Customers are reminded that they can customize the way in which they receive their mail based on the selected subscription and preferences indicated on ......read more

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