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GAC Dubai Contract Logistics Operations Meet ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Standard

Dubai, UAE 22 May 2017 – GAC Dubai’s commitment to quality and food safety has earned it ISO 22000:2005 accreditation. Certification comes after a stringent DNV audit which confirmed the company’s compliance with the internationally recognised standard.  It builds on the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system implemented across GAC Dubai since 1996, and incorporates the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) - covering the storage and distribution of perishable food. Distribution Centre Manager, Richard Potts says, “GAC Dubai’s ability to underwrite its quality systems in support of customers’ supply chains is testament to its commitment to providing consistently high quality and safe services to its customers.” “Food reaches consumers through ......read more

Five More Global Companies Join Jafza's Tumoohi Programme

21 companies support training Emirati workforce of the future  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 May 2017: Five new global companies have signed up to be part of Jafza’s Tumoohi programme that provides UAE Nationals with work experience and employment opportunities.   DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem signed a series of agreements with Michelin, Danube Group, Transworld Logistics, Conares and Al Dobowi recently bringing the total number of companies participating in the programme to 21.   The Five new companies join industry leaders such as P&G, Unilever, Proclad and Mars GCC, Nestle, GE and others to provide young Emiratis the specialised job skills and technical expertise required by the job market coupled with one-on-one mentorship from leading professionals in their respective ......read more

Saqr Port purchases additional tug boat to support expansion plans

Ras Al Khaimah, May 17th 2017:  Saqr Port Authority, which manages the largest bulk-handling port in the middle East, has taken a further step in its planned capacity expansion by signing a deal with Dutch Shipbuilding and Engineering Conglomerate Damen Group for the delivery of a new ASD 2913 tug.  The announcement comes in quick succession of Saqr Port’s recently publicised deal with German machinery manufacturer Liebherr Maritime for two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes. Both contracts have been signed in support of Saqr Port’s plans to establish new berths to create additional capacity in response to rising demand for import / export movements through the Port. In addition to the increased capacity planning, RAK Ports recently opened the Marine Training Institute to deliver FTA accredited training ......read more

Paragon Offshore's logistics base in Abu Dhabi completed with GAC's support

Fully-fledged services included pre-building design development, construction and transportation   Abu Dhabi, UAE 16 May 2017:  GAC Abu Dhabi has completed the preparation, construction and relocation of a logistics base dedicated to supporting Paragon Offshore's operations. The global drilling services provider entrusted the handling of the entire project to establish the new base to GAC. That included: designing the plot and layout of the base; obtaining all necessary approvals to developing a storage facility; arranging renovation works; and relocating all cargo from Paragon Offshore’s old site to the new facility. The base will provide support to two of Paragon Offshore’s jack-up rigs. Situated at Mina Zayed port, known for its safe and accessible location, the base has an open yard space of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Prepares to Conduct Joint Emergency and Crisis Response Exercise for Maritime Transport Incidents

In conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team, is preparing to conduct an “Emergency Response for Maritime Transport Accidents” in Zayed Port on May 17, 2017. The exercise aims to enhance communication and joint planning for emergency response and crisis management with participating entities.  Eleven government entities will participate in the exercise, including the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA, Crisis Response Office – Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Police, Critical Infrastructure and Coastline ......read more

New Auto Gate System Opens at Hutchison Ports SOHAR

HE Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi, MoTC, officially opens new Port facilities Auto Gate will make shipments at SOHAR faster and more secure Huge infrastructure investments are creating a major regional hub As the world’s leading port network, Hutchison Ports is no stranger to significant infrastructure investments or world-leading technologies. As the container terminal operator at SOHAR Port in Oman, Hutchison is taking its next bold step towards modernisation and full automation, with the launch of its new Auto Gate system at Terminal C. The Terminal already features remote-controlled quayside cranes capable of handling next generation 20,000 TEU vessels. His Excellency Dr Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications in Oman, was on hand on Saturday to officially inaugurate the new, state-of-the-art ......read more

Annual Ports Partners Forum Brings Services Breakthrough for Investors

Forum Emphasized Customer Service Excellence as Vital to Global Reach Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 May 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), organised its second annual partner forum with its stakeholders and key customers.  Held at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, the forum discussed challenges and opportunities in a transparent and constructive setting and identified improvement areas to support economic diversification in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision. With key participation from directors from the government regulatory authorities for service delivery, the forum highlighted Abu Dhabi Ports’ achievements and opportunities and the company’s continuous close work with its partners, key customers ......read more

Agility Reports 17% EBITDA and 11% Net Profit Increase for Q1

Financial Highlights     Q1 2017 (Million KD) Q1 2016 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 320.5 298.8 +7.3% Net Revenue 110.8 102 +8.6% EBITDA 30.8 26.2 +17.4% Net Profit 14.6 13.1 +11.1% EPS (fils) 12.7 11.4 +11.4% Dubai – May 11, 2017 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today reported earnings of 12.7 fils per share on net profit of KD 14.6 million, an increase of 11.4% over the same period in ......read more

Gulftainer to Co-host Sharjah Business Summit with Key Government Entities

Port operator to co-host event with Shurooq, Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Ports Authority, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah’s free zone authorities  Summit to showcase new investment opportunities, supply chain innovations in Sharjah Sharjah-UAE: 11 May, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, in conjunction with its logistics subsidiary Momentum Logistics, will co-host the Sharjah Business Summit with prominent local government entities. Set to take place at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 17 May 2017, the event will highlight the emirate’s investment potential and showcase state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain solutions that can accelerate business growth in Sharjah. Organisers of the summit include the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Presents FDI Opportunities at Seoul Investment Forum

Abu Dhabi, UAE-  May10, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi and the Korean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, have hosted yesterday a high level investment forum for the Korean market, in Seoul. Held at the headquarters of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Forum objective was to highlight and explore promising industrial, trade and investment opportunities by introducing the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone, recently labelled as the the largest free zone in the Middle East, to the Korean market. The forum was held in the presence of His Excellency Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador in the Republic of Korea, Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, CEO of Khalifa Industrial Zone, ......read more

Gulftainer Recognised for Technological Excellence at Logistics Middle East Awards 2017

Sharjah-UAE: 30 April 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company was named winner of the main award in the ‘Technology Implementation of the Year’ category at the Logistics Middle East Awards 2017.  The company was recognised for the successful implementation of its state-of-the-art Marine and Container Handling (MACH) Terminal Operating System (TOS), which marks a major technology milestone for Gulftainer and the industry at large.  Since 2016, Gulftainer has been rolling out MACH TOS, which it implemented in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in a phased manner across its terminals in the UAE. The customised software provides Gulftainer with computerised control and management of container storage and movement, ......read more

Panache International partners with RSA Logistics for HORECA operations and management

RSA Logistics will now provide complete logistical solutions for Panache International’s operations in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2017:  Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, partners with supply chain specialists RSA Logistics for a complete supply chain solution. Panache International will now be hosting its logistics on servers provided by RSA Logistics for360-degree supply chain solutions including contract logistics, transportation, distribution, and international freight, with processes tailored as per the different client requirements across the region. The CEO of Panache International, Vishaal Shah, and the MD of RSA Logistics, Abhishek Ajay Shah are Endeavor Entrepreneur’s. ......read more

M.E. Offshore Activity Bucks Global Downward Trend with 2.6% Increase

2016 witnessed a decline in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in all regions of the world except the Middle East. Stronger results expected in 2017, as oil prices head towards $60 per barrel 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Middle East was the only global market to witness an increase in demand in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in 2016 of 2.6%, indicating that regional government investment continues to support the sector’s performance since the fall of oil prices in 2014. The positive news comes ahead of the region’s biannual Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) event, which takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on 25 – 27 September 2017.  According to Petrodata figures, demand for OSV in the Middle East region was 2.6% higher in December ......read more

Centre Point Logistics' Dh60 million new warehouse goes live at Dubai South

The facility consolidates CPL’s foothold in UAE’s Dh86 billion logistics market  UAE logistics sector is expected to grow by 4 per cent, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 per cent between 2015 and 2020 CPL is mulling cost effective solar energy sources to reduce dependency on expensive traditional electricity supply 25 per cent of the GCC’s Dh 171 billion logistics market is spent on warehousing Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2017 The Centre Point Logistics (CPL), Dubai’s leading provider of logistics, warehousing and storage facilities, today announced the commencement of operations of its newly built Dh60 million state of the art warehouse at Dubai Logistics Corridor in Dubai South. With current total investments of over AED100 million in warehouse and distribution space of over 3 ......read more

World's first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia

Professional agency support delivered in preparation for start of commercial shipments Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2017 – GAC Russia has marked an important milestone with its successful handling of the first LNG carrier designed to withstand harsh Arctic conditions at the icy Russian ports of Murmansk and Sabetta.  The “Christophe De Margerie” is the world’s first specialised LNG ship in the reinforced ice Arc7 class, and the first of a fleet of 15 designed to export liquefied natural gas from Sabetta to European and Asian markets.  Ice trials When it arrived in Murmansk for its ice trails in the Kara Sea, GAC Russia provided the vessel with a range of services, including: obtaining its permit to operate in Russian territorial waters; boarding engineers and scientists for the trials; delivering ......read more

Jafza to Strengthen Cooperation with the British Business Community

- Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem: 21 new British companies joined Jafza last year - 7% year-on-year growth of British companies over the last five years - Paul Fox: British companies benefit from Jafza for efficient access to the UAE and the region. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April, 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa has hosted the UK Business Forum for British companies operating in the free zone to strengthen partnerships and explore opportunities in the Middle East and African region.    The forum was held in the presence of Paul Fox, British Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates; Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of DP World - UAE Region and senior ......read more

Journey Along the Integrated National Logistics

With a total investment of US$85 million, INL constructed a Central Distribution and Logistics Centre – one of the largest single-site warehousing complex in Dubai South Dubai, UAE (April 13, 2017): The Integrated National Logistics (INL), a leader in total logistics solutions for companies seeking cradle to grave support for their products and services across the MENA region and beyond, has come a long way in ten years. With a total investment of US$ 85 million, INL constructed a Central Distribution and Logistics Centre – one of the largest single-site warehousing complex in the UAE. The company offers several points of difference when it comes to the storage and handling of customer’s goods with 20,000 sqm2 of high bay multi temperature chill and frozen fully automated storage at a height of 29 meters as well ......read more

MAQTA Gateway Achieves Complete Digitalization of all Imports & Exports

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 April, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in the Emirate, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), announced today the introduction of a new stream of digital services in the field of import and export operations for RORO and General Cargo. This is a substantial offering that will provide customers and stakeholders the accessibility to new benefits they can now reap from the automation of operational processes and services through its Maqta Port Community System (PCS). The new service marks the completion of the digitalization of all operational services, following the success in providing digital services for container and cruise vessels across Abu Dubai’s commercial ports in 2016. Announcing the new digital services, ......read more

What3Words Extends Middle East Presence with the Launch of Addressing System in Arabic

What3Words launches in Arabic with Jaguar Land Rover and Aramex adopting 3 word addresses Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2017 – what3words, the multi-award winning location reference system, has launched in Arabic, and immediately embarked upon a host of strategic partnerships, to bring its precision addressing infrastructure to a market of over 230 million Arabic speaking people across the globe. what3words is an address system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, where each square has a unique pre-assigned 3-word address. The system is fast becoming an essential solution in both mature markets and rapidly developing economies. 5 national postal services have adopted the system over the past 6 months and 3 word addresses are also being used to extend precision mapping and navigation for those developing autonomous ......read more

NAQEL partners with Dubai Trade to train logistics community in the GCC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2017:  Saudi Arabia’s leading logistics service provider - NAQEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the U.A.E, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC Trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice and knowledge in the sector.   While NAQEL focuses its services on providing logistics and supply chain solutions to its customers in Saudi Arabia and GCC markets, it also contributes to the development of the logistics and transportation industry in Saudi Arabia as a part of its corporate responsibility efforts. The training division of NAQEL – the ‘NAQEL Excellence Center’ - supports the Kingdom’s 2030 vision and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Participates in the Inaugural Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)

Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 27, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, is participating in the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), which will be taking place from 27-30 March, 2017 at Paris-Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi.  Hosted by UAE Ministry of Economy and the United Nations in Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), GMIS is expected to welcome a hand-selected audience of over 1,200 delegates, including Heads of State, Government Leaders, Ministers, Policy Makers and C-Suite Executives from Global 2000 Companies. Leading manufacturers from all over the world will be participating in the GCC’s first ever showcase of manufacturing capabilities and investment ......read more

RSA Logistics awards rooftop solar contract to SirajPower

First of a kind project to be delivered for a logistics company in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th March 2017:  RSA logistics and SirajPower have signed a solar lease agreement to deliver a solar rooftop solution in Dubai. SirajPower will develop a solar system of 1.1 MW on RSA logistics’ rooftop, in Dubai Logistics City, Dubai South. The solar system will cover more than 90% of the energy consumption. David Auriau, Director at SirajPower highlighted: “This first-of-a-kind project will not only help cut energy expenditure, but will also help promote a green image among the public. Logistics companies have a key role to play in transforming Dubai into the smartest city in the world, and we sincerely thank RSA Logistics for trusting our venture and partnering with us in this initiative of building a green ......read more

Customs World inks cooperation agreement with Dominican Customs

The agreement is to further underpin the Dominican Republic’s position as a regional trading hub in the Caribbean Dubai – 16 Mar 2017:  Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai, has signed an agreement of cooperation with the General Directorate of Customs of the Dominican Republic. According to the agreement, Customs World will provide technical assistance and expert advice to the Dominican Customs in their reform and modernization process. The aim is to devise a reform and development blueprint to build Dominican Customs’ capacity through enhanced customs procedures and clearance systems.  The project is geared towards boosting Dominican Customs services, duty collection and revenue protection, while building their anti-smuggling capabilities to ensure a safe ......read more

Agility's Earning Release for Full Year 2016

Agility’s Financial Results for Full Year and Q4 2016 Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its 2016 financial results, reporting a net profit of KD 59.1 million, or 51.3 fils per share, an increase of 10.6% over the same period in 2015. Revenue for the year stood at KD 1,234.0 million and EBITDA at KD 115.2 million. For the fourth quarter 2016, Agility reported a net profit of KD 15.7 million with an earnings-per-share of 13.6 fils, an increase of 9.7 % over the same period in 2015. EBITDA for the quarter stood at KD 31.4 million, an increase of 18.4% over last year. Board of Directors Recommendation In view of growing optimism and ongoing progress to date with respect to Agility’s 2020 EBITDA target of USD 800 Million, the Board of Directors is proposing a three-pronged distribution ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre signs MoU with GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre

MoU to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration on arbitration within the GCC EMAC and GCCCAC to assist in identifying suitable arbitrators and mediators to resolve disputes Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2017:  In a move to further strengthen ties between arbitration centres in the region, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC) during a ceremony on Tuesday 7 March.  Through the agreement, EMAC and GCCCAC will aim to work together to identify suitable arbitrators and mediators to assist in the resolution of disputes received by the centres. Additionally, the centres will collaborate on a number of knowledge sharing activities, including hosting seminars, workshops, presentations and educational sessions to raise ......read more

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MBDA awarded additional Marte anti-ship missile contract by UAE…

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Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 21, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Ports, one of nine organisations to offer certified courses by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation & Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) worldwide, has conducted the IALA Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Level-2 training course to the first group of external trainees from entities that provide maritime and offshore services in the ......read more

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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority discusses mechanisms of new resolution on Aids to Navigation (AtoN) ...…

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

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 ......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, ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Mwani Qatar, Milaha Join Hands to Manage Hamad Port…

Dubai – UAE (Nov. 29, 2016) HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Chairman of Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Navigation (Milaha), today witnessed the signing of an agreement between Mwani Qatar and Milaha to establish a new company, QTerminals, to manage Hamad Port. As per ......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 ......read more

DMCA and Lloyd's Register sign MOU on joint Research & Development and Commercialization activities…

November 28, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, co-ordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), the global engineering, technical and business services organisation, to jointly undertake Research ......read more

DMCA and Det Norske Veritas to explore future of maritime industry in research, development and ...…

November 27, 2016. United Arab Emirates: In cooperation with Det Norske Veritas, one of the world's largest classification society of vessels, Dubai Maritime City Authority's (DMCA) 'Maritime Innovation' workshop recently concluded with high participation from maritime industry pioneers and other government entities such as DP World, Dry Docks World, Dubai Maritime City, JAFZA and ......read more

DHL Express to Become Faster and More Efficient As First Logistics Company in the UAE to be AEO ...…

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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......read more

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