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Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosts Abu Dhabi reception

Introducing the new centre to the Abu Dhabi maritime sector Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 18, 2017:  The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted the first of its series of 2017 events in the UAE Capital, Abu Dhabi to further promote its services to local maritime stakeholders. Taking place on Wednesday January 18 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, the event featured a panel of key speakers from EMAC, including: Vice Chairman and Secretary General, Majid Bin Bashir; Captain Mohamed Juma al Shamisi, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports; Richard Briggs, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and partner at Hadef & Partners; and Edward Newitt, member of EMAC Board of Trustees and partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP. With an audience of legal professionals and representatives from the maritime and oil and gas ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches HSE Award

Award Honours Corporate Departments, Employees and Partners Abu Dhabi–UAE: 17 January, 2017:  As part of its efforts to reinforce safety practices in workplace, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has launched a health, safety and environment (HSE) award.  Aimed at recognising the contributions of individuals, government and private entities and partners for their role in improving Abu Dhabi Ports’ overall HSE performance, the award seeks to promote a competitive spirit among Abu Dhabi Ports’ employees as well as clients in adopting the highest HSE practices in various facilities.  The award is based on specific criteria; a set of key indicators and standards followed by Abu Dhabi ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports and Khalidia International Shipping sign AED 80 million Musataha Agreement

Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 15, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Musataha Agreement with Khalidia International Shipping LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates Business Group (EBG), to set up a third-party logistics (3PL) warehouse with a total investment of AED 80 million in Khalifa Industrial Zone’s (KIZAD) trade and logistics cluster. The agreement was signed by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Jaleel Al Blooki, Chairman of Emirates Business Group (EBG), and Mr. Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, KIZAD CEO. Located in “Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone” (KPFTZ), a dedicated new project that will serve as a platform for businesses looking to expand in the trade, logistics, and manufacturing sectors in the region, the warehouse will be developed on a 47,081.4 sqm plot of land with a total capacity of 33,318 pallet positions. It is expected to ......read more

Membership applications now open at the new Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)

The region’s first maritime arbitration centre Wide variety of support services and resources available to members Dubai, UAE, January, 04, 2017:  The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) is officially accepting applications for new members. Officially launched in Dubai on November 2, 2016, EMAC was established to offer an effective and efficient regional platform to settle maritime disputes using alternative dispute resolution. The Centre was established in response to the UAE’s evolving maritime industry as it grows into one of the world’s most advanced and accessible maritime hubs, with a vision to promote excellence in maritime dispute resolution and provide the region with a trusted global standard for maritime dispute resolution services.  EMAC provides a complete package of services which ......read more

GAC SMHI Weather Solutions contributing to safer and more efficient shipping

Forecasts to form part of EU Sea Traffic Management project Gothenburg, Sweden, 8 December 2016:  Forecasts and route planning tools from GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions are playing a key role in a European Union initiative to promote safer and more efficient shipping. The Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation Project, developed by a European Consortium led by the Swedish Maritime Administration, aims to make merchant shipping safer, smoother and more efficient by tackling the fact that international shipping remains relatively unregulated. The route chosen by a ship is often unknown to other vessels – something which can increase the chances of collisions, near misses, congestion and delays. The STM projects aims to tackle that issue by exploring ways in which routing information and planning can be shared to minimise ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports hosts the region's first IPCSA Conference in Abu Dhabi

Held under the theme “Digitalising Trade” Over 100 executives and industry experts attend the conference Capt. Al Shamisi: “the UAE embraces technology and innovative solutions”  Alan Long: “Port Community Systems are an integral part of the international Trade Facilitation programme” Abu Dhabi-UAE: December 07, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, today held the annual International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) Conference in Abu Dhabi.  Hosted by Maqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, for the first time in the GCC region, the conference has welcomed more than 100 industry experts and executives representing prominent ......read more

DP World opens advanced logistics center in Peru raising capacity to 1.4m TEU

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  DP World has recently opened the first smart logistics center in Peru connected through optical fibers to Callao Port. This will help deliver full data to the port and customs, and will enable clients to control their goods using their own devices. DP World develops and operates the container terminal in this port, located near the Peruvian capital, Lima. The center’s inauguration ceremony was attended by Fiorella Moulinilli, the Peruvian Vice Transport Minister, David Burger, Mayor of Lima and a number of senior officials in Peru.    DP World Group Chairman and CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, commented: “DP World is reinforcing its global network of marine and inland terminals and logistics centers with the opening ......read more

SOHAR releases major report on GCC logistics

SOHAR launches third-party report on logistics by MEED Insight Release at Transtec underscores significance of Saudi market Report covers current state of industry and main growth drivers  Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  As one of the keynote speakers at Transtec 2016 in Dammam this week, the leading Saudi Arabian logistics conference, Faisal Al Balushi from the commercial management team at SOHAR Port and Freezone launched the latest in a series of third-party reports on themes that are especially relevant for the Omani logistical hub. Prepared by MEED Insight, a Dubai-based market research company, the report covers the "GCC Logistics Industry 2017” and reviews the state of the industry around the region, the latest trends and drivers for growth, as well as business predictions for the coming ......read more

GAC breaks ground on a new contract logistics facility at Dubai South

72,900 pallet warehouse designed to meet the needs of clients in a wide range of product categories Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5th, 2016:  GAC Dubai has broken ground on the site of its newest contract logistics facility that will bring its total capacity to more than 200,000 pallet positions serving customers active in the local and regional markets.  Construction of the three-chamber warehouse and executive office complex in the Logistics District of Dubai South is due to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, with operations expected to go live in January 2018. It will add to GAC’s existing contract logistics capacity and complements established facilities in the Jebel Ali and Dubai Airport Free Zones. The ground-breaking ceremony was held in the presence of Ahmed Al Ansari, Acting CEO of Dubai ......read more

Chinese One Belt One Road initiative reaches SOHAR

SOHAR signs sister port agreement with Shenzhen Port in China Chinese visit to Oman follows recent SOHAR delegation to China  New agreement deepens trade relations and mutual understanding Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016:  Yesterday marked the official signing in Muscat of a new sister port agreement between Shenzhen Port in the People’s Republic of China and SOHAR Port and Freezone in Oman. Mr Dong Yanze of the Ports Administration of Shenzhen Municipality and a delegation of other high-ranking Chinese officials attended the ceremony. Both ports play a critical role in their respective regions and the agreement coincides with China's construction of twenty-first century maritime silk route networks, providing a timely opportunity for deepening cooperation on both sides. The agreement covers the ......read more

New Mohammed bin Rashid Road enables Khalifa Port's present and future expansion plans

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi: New highway will enhance Abu Dhabi’s leading position in regional and international trade Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 30, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, today said the opening of the new Mohammed bin Rashid Road yesterday marks a major milestone in enabling Khalifa Port’s expansion and growth plans. Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said in a statement that the new motorway will serve as a strategic artery linking Abu Dhabi with the rest of UAE as well as the neighbouring countries, enhancing the emirate’s leading position in regional and international trade by improving the movement of merchandise and goods across the country as well ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes Kuwaiti company to Khalifa Industrial Zone

Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 29, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, and Integral Plastic Industries Co. LLC today have signed a Musataha agreement to build a new manufacturing plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) with an investment of AED10 million. The agreement was signed by KIZAD CEO, Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, and Khaled Al Saleh, CEO of Integral Plastic Industries Co., a subsidiary of Light Industries Holding Co., (State of Kuwait). The manufacturing facility will be built on a plot of 21,649 square meters in KIZAD with the aim of producing 15,000 tons per annum of Plastic Bottles Preform (PET), Plastic Bottles Caps (HDPE), and Plastic Packing Strips Rolls (PET). Production is expected to commence in ......read more

DHL Express to Become Faster and More Efficient As First Logistics Company in the UAE to be AEO Certified by Dubai Customs

Dubai, 26th November, 2016:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, is set to offer its customers an even faster and more efficient shipment service thanks to Dubai Customs’ certifying them as the only Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Express logistics company in the UAE. Dubai Customs’ adoption of the AEO program will give DHL Express a number of added benefits including priority and preferential treatment by customs officials. The AEO certification announcement comes as DHL Express is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the UAE as the regional logistics pioneer looks ahead to continuing regional growth and further expansion in the GCC. DHL Express’ AEO certification will enable an even closer partnership with the UAE’s customs department as trade and shipments ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports to host the region's first IPCSA Conference in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 24, 2016:  Maqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports will host the annual International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) Conference for the first time in the GCC region. The conference will be held in Abu Dhabi on December 7th this year at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. The 2016 IPCSA Conference will welcome high profile dignitaries and serve as a platform that brings industry leaders and key influencers together to share knowledge and best practices. Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, commented: “We are delighted to have been selected the host city of this year’s IPCSA Conference as we bring it for the first time to the GCC region. Hosting the IPCSA Conference is a reflection of our commitment at Abu Dhabi Ports in providing customers ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports hosts the 2nd Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 19, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports hosted the second edition of The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference in Abu Dhabi this week, which featured engaging discussions aiming to chart a course for the future of the shipping and maritime sectors. The event brought together high profile executives and industry professionals from local, regional and international markets including H.E. Dr. Abdullah Salem Al Katheeri, Director General, Federal Transport Authority- Land and Maritime, who delivered the Keynote address, and H.E. Sheikh Talal Al Khaled Al Sabah, Chairman of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company. CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, commented: “Our participation and hosting of the Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference in Abu Dhabi for the second consecutive year is ......read more

Containers continue to drive growth at SOHAR Port

Over 11% container growth in Q3 2016 compared to Q3 last year Newly rebranded Hutchison Ports SOHAR plans further expansion Strategic location outside the Strait of Hormuz is a key growth factor Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:  SOHAR Port and Freezone has released its latest throughput figures for Q3 of 2016, as both the Port and Freezone continue to play a central role in developing the Sultanate as logistical powerhouse for the region. Container volumes at the Port were up by over 11% compared to the third-quarter of 2015. The newly rebranded Hutchison Ports SOHAR, formerly OICT, part of the Hong Kong based group that operates the Omani container terminal, recently celebrated the official opening of Terminal C. The new, automated terminal features remote-controlled quayside cranes equipped to handle the next generation ......read more

Agility Supports K2O Expedition to Raise Environmental Awareness

Agility to provide logistics support to the 2,200 kilometer journey from Kuwait to Oman Kuwait, November 14, 2016:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is supporting a 2,200 kilometer kayak journey from Kuwait to Oman (K2O), to raise awareness for environmental protection in the Gulf. Avid kayakers Bashar Al-Huneidi, and Mansoor Al-Safran, who represent Kayak4Kuwait, are leading the journey from Kuwait to Oman to raise environmental awareness around marine conservation and protection in the region. Kayak4Kuwait is a local four man team with an aim of creating awareness on the importance of preserving the Arabian Gulf, and triggering action to that effect. Also supported by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority and other local organizations, the duo kicked off their journey in Kuwait on November 10 and will kayak ......read more

NIA limited opens new headquarters and logistics centre in JAFZA

NIA to increase aim to increase GREE’s market share to 20 per cent with sales of 175,000 units in the UAE Company to achieve a turnover of AED 500 Million in the next 2 to 3 years 14,000 sq m facility offers design, marketing & logistics services Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016:  NIA Limited, a Dubai-based enterprise dealing in Home Appliances and HVAC solutions, has opened a sprawling new headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone area. The brand new facility will function as the design, marketing and logistics centre for the Company’s marketing and warehousing requirements.  “The launch of this facility is an important step forward in NIA’s strategy, strengthening our competitive position in the Middle East and Africa region. Our new facility will house 14,000 square metre of office space, ......read more

Agility's Earning Release for Q3 2016

Financial Highlights   Q3 2016 (Million KD) Q3 2015 (Million KD) Variance  (%) 9 months 2016 (Million KD) 9 months 2015 (Million KD) Variance  (%) Revenue 312.00 335.02 -7% 919.25 981.55 -6% Net Revenues 107.21 101.55 +6% 316.70 298.90 +6% EBITDA 28.90 24.36 +19% 83.75 73.30 +14% Net Profit 15.17 13.70 +11% 43.30 39.10 +11% EPS (fils) 13.19 11.91 +11% 37.65 33.97 +11% Figures in the table above have been rounded Agility’s Financial Results for Q3 2016 Agility today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2016, reporting a net profit of KD 15.17 ......read more

MyUS.com expands its offering in UAE as e-commerce market continues to grow

UAE holds 53 per cent market share of e-commerce in GCC with 80 per cent internet penetration GCC e-commerce market expected to grow to $20 billion (Dh73.4billion) by 2020 from $5.3 billion in 2015 Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2016:  With the UAE holding 53 per cent market share of e-commerce in the GCC, MyUS.com has expanded its service portfolio to accommodate local consumers’ demands. MyUS.com, America’s leading shipping service for global shoppers who purchase US goods online, has now incorporated Arabic language services and industry-low shipping rates to its offerings.  As a result, customers residing in the UAE can now access MyUS.com in Arabic (MyUS.com/ar/), visit its Arabic Facebook page (facebook.com/MyUSArabic/) to get the latest deals from the US, and receive substantial savings on shipping costs ......read more

UAE Can Serve as ‘Global Logistics Hub'

National Association of Freight & Logistics lays marker at Food Logistics Forum at Gulfood Manufacturing  Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2016:  As international and regional food & beverage (F&B) logistics experts met at today’s Food Logistics Forum – a knowledge sharing platform at Gulfood Manufacturing, which runs until November 9 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) - Nadia Abdul Aziz, President of the UAE’s National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), the Forum’s official logistics partner, stressed Dubai is well-positioned to strengthen its positon as a global logistics hub. With more than 30 of the sector’s key decision-makers and influencers probing various strategies needed by the f&b sector to adapt to new economic realities, Abdul Aziz insisted: “Dubai’s ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports announces winners of MAFNOOD 2016

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 1, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, announced the winners of the second cycle of its internal excellence award, MAFNOOD (Arabic for “distinguished”). Launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, MAFNOOD recognises excelling performers at Abu Dhabi Ports under three categories: “Units and Divisions”, which is MAFNOOD’s main category, “Projects and Outstanding teams”, and “Individuals”. CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi honoured the winners at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi on 30 October. Ten winners were honoured in the ......read more

Jafza looks to strengthen competitive logistics sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 01, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region and Africa held a forum, recently, for the Logistics and Supply Chain sector companies based in the free zone. The Forum was attended by industry leaders, key officials from partner entities and senior management from Jafza. Speaking on the occasion, Talal Al Hashimi, Chief Operating Officer at Jafza, stressed upon the advantages of UAE’s strategic location bridging the East and West supported by superior infrastructure and well-connected, efficient logistics through multi-modal connectivity. He added that, the logistics industry is reaping the benefits of a strong growth in the volume of trade between Asia, Africa and Europe.  Al Hashimi said, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports scoops three awards at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards

Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 29, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s commercial ports and industrial zone, has won three prestigious awards at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards of the Middle East and Subcontinent.  The company was recognised for its excellence in the maritime industry and was awarded the Deal of the Year Award for the recent agreement signed with COSCO Shipping Ports Lmtd.-Abu Dhabi, the Technology and Innovation Award in recognition of its port community system, Maqta Gateway, and the Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award which was given to Noura Rashed Al Dhaheri, Cruise Terminal Manager, for her valuable contributions and efforts in developing the cruise terminal at Zayed Port. Representatives from Abu Dhabi Ports received the awards at the ......read more

Breakbulk Middle East: Opportunities in Middle East logistics sector but firms must exercise precision planning and manage risk

Breakbulk Middle East delegates hear that the Gulf continues to develop ambitious projects requiring precise strategic logistics Management of risk critical to seizing opportunities available Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26th October, 2016:  The current economic conditions mean that now is a good time to invest in the oil and gas logistics sector in the Middle East according to experts speaking on day one of Breakbulk Middle East held at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi.  Following the official opening by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Katheeri, Director General, Federal Transport Authority, global management consultants A.T. Kearney discussed the impact of low energy prices on the region’s oil and gas transportation sector. Eduard Gracia, Principal, A.T. Kearney explained that due to these low costs, high-cost oil and gas basins have lost economic ......read more

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December 17, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, recently held a meeting for all stakeholders and concerned organizations in Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in Dubai. The participants included representatives from free zones and special ......read more

Mwani Qatar, Milaha Join Hands to Manage Hamad Port…

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DMCA formulates new innovative ideas for strengthening competitiveness of Dubai's maritime cluster…

November 24, 2016. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) hosted today (Thursday, November 24, 2016) the Dubai Maritime Innovation Workshop with the participation of high-profile officials from government and private entities involved in maritime activities to come up with new creative ideas for further enhancing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the local maritime ......read more

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ADNOC to Create World Class Shipping, Marine and Services Company…

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GAC's Global Husbandry Centre now operating round-the clock…

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GAC Dubai's contract logistics division crosses 1 million CBM…

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Agility, Maersk Join to Slash CO2 Emissions…

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