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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

ART MARINE Showcases Dhs 100m of Boats at the Dubai International Boat Show

Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  ART MARINE, the Middle East’s largest and most recognised 360° Regional Leisure Yachting Enterprise, has concluded its successful participation at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show showcasing over Dhs 100m worth of boats.  During the show, ART MARINE alongside the Ferretti Group showcased the latest in the Ferretti Yacht’s line, the new FY550 which makes its Middle Eastern debut. The new yacht will cater to the requirements of the broader clientele due to this yacht being a competitively priced, fly-bridge model with four social areas, a submersible swim platform, tender garage, bow area seating and the latest in navigation technology. Another boat making its debut at the Dubai International Boat Show is the FSD 195 from Ferretti Security and Defence, the ......read more

Local, International Brands Record Positive Sales and Interest at 25th Dubai International Boat Show

Exhibitors hit the mark by selling numerous vessels and generating business leads  Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  Maritime businesses from the UAE and abroad are celebrating positive early sales at the Dubai International Boat Show and expect to close a number of deals as the five-day luxury leisure marine event wraps up its 25th landmark event. Emirates-based Gulf Craft reported an opening day sale to a client for the build of their Majesty 135, which is set to be delivered in spring 2018, while the brand also unveiled the Majesty 100 for the first time, a semi-convertible flybridge superyacht which has caught the eye of boat owners and admirers throughout the show. Jalboot, the local distributor for Wajer and Mastercraft, sold the Mastercraft NXT20 from their stand at the Dubai International Marine Club to an ......read more

Dubai Customs and Saudi counterpart discuss cooperation and future perspectives

Dubai – 4 March 2017:  Dubai Customs (DC) has received a delegation from Saudi Customs to discuss cooperation perspectives and boost mutual ties and exchange of expertise. The visit was primarily aimed at reinforcing joint customs work between both agencies through harmonization of processes and facilitation of border formalities and services to enhance bilateral flow of trade, investments and passengers. The meeting was held at Jebel Ali Port where Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed Ahmed Alhakbani, Director General of Saudi Customs and members of the accompanying delegation. Attending the meeting were Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director for Customer Management Division at DC, Ahmed bin Lahej, Executive Director for Customs Affairs at Federal Customs Authority, Faysal Lutfi, CEO of Customs World, ......read more

Small to Mid-Range Luxury Boat Market Lifeblood of the Marine Industry

Local and international manufacturers use Dubai International Boat Show as a key platform for boat sales 80% of revenue generated by small to mid-sized vessels sales and maintenance, keeping the market afloat  Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  The appeal, accessibility and affordability of boats in the small to mid-sized segment compared to their larger counterparts are a key contributing factor in keeping the marine industry alive, with local and international companies using the Dubai International Boat Show as a platform to target a wealth of eager consumers during the five-day event. Sultan Alshaali, CEO of Al Shaali Group said: “Small to medium sized boats represent 20% of the market but they generate 80% of revenue for the entire industry. If you think of it this way, one boat owner will need one service; twenty ......read more

Mohammed Al Shaali Receives Lifetime Achievement Honour at World of Yachts and Boats Awards

Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  The World of Yachts and Boats Awards has honoured Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show. Local and international marine organisations and government agencies were also recognised for their excellence in service to the leisure marine industry at the evening ceremony, which took place at the Westin Mina Seyahi at the end of the third day of the Dubai International Boat Show.   Dubai Water Canal, Government of Dubai and the RTA won the Best Seafront Development Award, while the Dubai Coast Guard picked up the Safety at Sea Award.  Emirates Boats took home the Best Local Boat Builder (small and medium), while Gulf Craft won Best Local Boat Builder in the large category. Exalto Emirates ......read more

Project Earth initiative at Dubai International Boat Show turns spotlight on environmental awareness

Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders, ocean preservationists join hands with visitors to deliver sustainability message Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders and ocean preservationists are joining visitors at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show today to raise awareness of the growing menace of marine pollution.  As many of the world’s leading leisure marine brands continue to attract show goers and professionals interested in all sectors of the maritime industry, sustainability is the theme at the Project Earth Pavilion, a new feature this year at Dubai International Marine Club. On a daily basis, visitors to the Pavilion use an arcade “claw” to lift rubbish from the beach and win prizes, while others gather up plastic bottles to throw into a ......read more

ADNEC signs agreement with British Marine to Host Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

Abu Dhabi, 1 March 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced today that it will host the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show in 2018 in association with British Marine Boat Shows. The event is set to take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in October 2018. British Marine Boat Shows are the organisers of the London Boat Show and Southampton Boat Show. The London Boat Show takes place at ExCeL London, London’s premier event venue and a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNEC. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with British Marine to host a world-class boat show in Abu Dhabi. The event will be a valuable addition to ADNEC’s growing portfolio of local and international events. It will also support Abu Dhabi’s leisure marine ......read more

Extreme Watercraft Open a New World of Water Wanderlust at Dubai International Boat Show

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Some of the world’s most innovative water adventure companies are showing visitors how to shed new light on the ocean floor at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. These deep sea submersibles are taking water wanderlust to new depths of planet Earth, allowing owners to access depths of a kilometre under the sea surface in comfort and safety. Triton Submersibles, Seabreacher and Ortega Submersibles are all opening the eyes of thrill seeking visitors who are keen to explore the wonders of the world in the latest technology. A bright yellow ‘machine of discovery’ which can access parts of the planet one could never otherwise reach is catching the eye of visitors at the show.  Akin to an ‘inner space ship’, according to Patrick Lahey, President of Triton Submarines, ......read more

Wing Connects First 20 Providers to Its Platform, Doubles Shipping Volumes Over Past 3 Months

Region’s first of its kind innovative mobile and web-based delivery platform: Over 23,000 packages delivered during White Friday, 120,000 since its inception  26 February 2017 – Dubai:  WING, the UAE’s most innovative mobile and web-based user-friendly delivery platform for businesses and individual consumers is looking to double its growth in the UAE market with plans to acquire more customers to join its unique platform this year.    The announcement comes as part of the company’s expansion and growth plans to expand its customer base by over 30% and boost business to double the order book by mid-2017. The company is also looking to enhance its GCC Cross Border Shipping services and is in discussions with several courier companies across the region to help increase its customer base in ......read more

Jalboot announces Wajer Yachts and MasterCraft at Dubai International Boat Show 2017

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Ahead of the annual event starting on Tuesday, 28th February, Jalboot (an Abu Dhabi based marine company) has announced its acquisition of the exclusive distribution for luxury Dutch brand, Wajer Yachts across the GCC, as well as for US boat manufacturer, Mastercraft across the UAE - further enhancing it's distributor portfolio in the Middle East. At DIBS 2017, Jalboot will showcase one of Wajer Yachts' most prestigious vessels - the Wajer 38 - in Dubai for the very first time.  The luxurious vessel is for sale at a price tag of AED 3 million. Jalboot will be at Stand MD-170 from 28th February - 4th March 2017.  I'd like to invite you to come down to its stand and have an experience on the Wajer 38 if you are keen?  You can also chat to representatives from Jalboot ......read more

Schmidt Heilbronn opens Schmidt Middle East Head Quarters in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone within KIZAD

The 22,000 square metres facility includes a warehouse and  9silo bunker storage Dry bulk goods services include land and maritime transport Abu Dhabi – UAE: February 26, 2017:  Schmidt Middle East logistics, a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn, a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics, has launched operations of its multi-user logistics hub based in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ) within Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).  This multi-user chemical and petrochemical dedicated hub is set to offer its services to clients within UAE and the rest of the Gulf region and will act as the company’s Middle Eastern Head Quarters. Schmidt Middle East Logistics has leased about 22,000 square meters of prime land at Khalifa Port ......read more

Extreme Offshore Catamaran Adrenaline Rush the Prize at Dubai International Boat Show 2017

Online competition winners will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside top race pilot Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Thrill seekers will be given the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush in the cockpit of an extreme offshore powerboat catamaran alongside a world championship pilot during the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. This unique experience, in a Team Australia boat that averages 120mph in race action, is on offer for two winners of a social media competition being staged by the show organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre. To enter, visitors will need to post a personal video or photograph of a memorable personal adventure on the water in the build-up to the show, taking place at Dubai International Marine Club from 28 February to 4 March. Hashtags revealed on the event’s Facebook, ......read more

Milaha Reports Net Profit of QAR 711 Million for Full Year 2016

February 26th, 2017: Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  The company declared a net profit of QAR 711 million for 2016 on revenues of QAR 2.55 billion. Key financial highlights: •    Operating revenue for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 2.551 billion, compared to QAR 2.984 billion reported the previous year. •    Operating profit for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 555 million, compared to QAR 855 million reported the previous year. •    Net profit for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 711 million, compared to QAR 1.095 billion reported the previous year. •    Earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 6.26, compared to QAR 9.63 reported the ......read more

Middle East Maritime Industry Shaped by Rich Heritage, Vibrant Present and Future Marine Developments

Mega-projects improving the emirates’ waterscapes to take centre-stage at Middle East Yachting Conference Industry leaders gather to share insights on shifting landscape of the leisure boating market Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  The changing face of the regional leisure marine industry and the future of the superyacht business will be put under the spotlight at the 11th Middle East Yachting Conference supported by Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), to be held on Monday, 27 February at the Westin Mina-Seyahi, ahead of the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. The annual Middle East Yachting Conference brings together global experts and industry authorities, as well as boating enthusiasts, to address the latest trends, technologies, plans and regulations affecting the marine leisure sector in Dubai and ......read more

14 thousands of registered companies conducting more than 19 million transactions on Dubai Trade Portal in 2016

Mr. Bin Sulayem: Reinforces Dubai’s leading position as a global trade hub Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017:  Dubai Trade, the ‘smart’ window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has launched an integrated ‘smart’ online platform that connects supply chain stakeholders over a secure network to ensure ease of doing business with the Emirate.  In 2016, Dubai Trade added “LogiGate” to its portfolio of innovations. It stands as a transportation and warehousing marketplace that enables cargo owners to book competitive haulage and storage services using a smart phone. In building their own systems and programmes, Dubai Trade is ensuring long-term technological investment that can be applied to new markets and business sectors around the world. Through such ......read more

FRANCE HELICES is celebrating 40 years of excellence at Boatshow 2017

From February 28th to March 4th in Dubai United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  The French manufacturer FRANCE HELICES celebrates this year 40 years of excellence in high-technology manufacture of marine propulsion.  FRANCE HELICES has been awarded by the French label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" in 2016 and will be participating to Boatshow Dubai 2017 to introduce its offer to the Middle Eastern market. From sailing yachts to superyacht, passenger boat, commercial fishing and work boats, defence vessels FRANCE HELICES produces high quality custom made propellers, Surface Drive Systems, shaft lines and spare parts according to ISO484-2 and corporate social responsibility. According to Jean-Michel Latronico, Export Sales Engineer at FRANCE HELICES, participating at Dubai Boatshow, the company is ......read more

MBDA awarded additional Marte anti-ship missile contract by UAE

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles. This is a follow on to the initial contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles.  Available with a variety of launcher configurations, Marte MK 2/N are able to strike targets at ranges in excess of 30 km, flying a fire-and-forget sea-skimming profile using mid-course inertial guidance and active radar homing. Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA, commented: “I am delighted that the UAE has confirmed the trust placed in MBDA for its defence requirements. MBDA is one of the country’s leading defence suppliers and will continue to show our long-standing commitment and support for the UAE Armed Forces.”  Pasquale Di Bartolomeo, MBDA’s Executive Group ......read more

Amid Pioneering Marine Projects and Industry Innovation, Dubai International Boat Show Reaches 25-year Milestone

Thousands of new berths and 25% increase in maritime investments over past 4 years strengthen Dubai’s position as global maritime capital  Dubai International Boat Show to host impressive 38 global and regional launches; underwater drones and array of superyachts Expanded beach entertainment area provides thrilling on-water experiences for all Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Dubai’s position as one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative leisure marine destinations is brought sharply into focus next week as Dubai International Boat Show, the region’s showcase for boat manufacturers, owners, and water sports enthusiasts, reaches a 25-year milestone. Since its inception in 1992, Dubai International Boat Show has grown exponentially, expanding from a split venue in both the Dubai Creek and Dubai ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases its innovations at Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference

Dubai, UAE, 20th February 2017:  More cooperation between local, regional and international authorities is needed to facilitate trade and sustain security. That was the main message from the Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih in the keynote delivered today at the opening of the Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference. The event ran for two days (20th-21st February) at the Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai, and was organized by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) in strategic partnership with Dubai Customs. The conference highlighted the latest innovations in screening and detection technology for the prevention of cross-border crimes in the GCC and beyond.  “With the UAE’s positioning as a world-class transport and integrated logistics hub, it has become more important than ever ......read more

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Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosts Abu Dhabi reception…

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Abu Dhabi Ports Launches HSE Award…

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

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GAC SMHI Weather Solutions contributing to safer and more efficient shipping…

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

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

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SOHAR releases major report on GCC logistics…

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

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Chinese One Belt One Road initiative reaches SOHAR…

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

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Mwani Qatar, Milaha Join Hands to Manage Hamad Port…

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Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes Kuwaiti company to Khalifa Industrial Zone…

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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) ......read more

Preparations for UAE Maritime Week 2018 to position UAE in the ranks of the most prominent ...…

November 5, 2016. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently concluded the Dubai Maritime Week 2016 held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. During a closing ceremony in Dubai, renowned government and private maritime partners were recognized for their ......read more

Top class panel of speakers assembled at TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference …

The second annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place in Abu Dhabi on November 14th. The theme of this year’s conference is “Beating the downturn; investing to be ready for the upturn.” A top class panel of speakers has been assembled to address some of the key issues facing the industry as it seeks to chart a course for long term recovery. ......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 ......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 ......read more

Dubai Maritime Week 2016 kicks off tomorrow with participation of leading international maritime ...…

October 29, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week kicks off tomorrow (Sunday, October 30th, 2016) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. It will witness the participation of maritime industry leaders, decision-makers, and experts from the UAE and the rest ......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 ......read more

Breakbulk Middle East: Opportunities in Middle East logistics sector but firms must exercise ...…

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 ......read more

Awards maintain Standard for excellence…

The third annual Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 24th October at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, have raised the bar still higher for regional awards ceremonies. Hosted by well-known TV journalist and former CNN anchor, Jim Clancy, and model and presenter, Dubai’s own Rania Ali, the Awards attracted a high calibre audience of around 700 executives from across the ......read more

Sultan bin Sulayem: Dubai Maritime Week 2016 reinforces Dubai's aspirations to be a leading global ...…

DMW 2016 to kick start October 30th  World-class events to discuss best practices and innovative solutions to meet future needs of global maritime industry  Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2016:   All regional and global attention is now turned to Dubai for the much-awaited opening of the prestigious ‘Dubai Maritime Week 2016’ to be held under the patronage of H.H. ......read more

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

Consolidation of ADNOC shipping, marine and services companies to streamline operations and maximise value   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 October, 2016:  ADNOC announced today its intention to consolidate the operations of three of its shipping, marine and services companies to create a single world-class entity. The Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO), Petroleum Services ......read more

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

24/7 support from Dubai, wherever you are Dubai, UAE, 19 October 2016:  Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC’s Global Husbandry Centre (GHC) is now operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week – in response to the growing demand from its shipping principals. The GHC serves as a single point of contact for global clients, coordinating a range of ......read more

Aramex Awarded ISO 27001 Certificate for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)…

Amman, Jordan, 16th October 2016:  Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has achieved certification of the internationally recognized standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). The certificate was granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI), a Royal Charter Company and founding member of ......read more

Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 to bring together global industry leaders in Dubai…

October 16, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Preparations are underway for the launch of Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 this coming November 2 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. To be held under the umbrella of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the summit is a quality initiative ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports gears up for the 10th International ISPO Conference…

To be held in Abu Dhabi from 18-19 October at the Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 15, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports is gearing up to host the 10th International ISPO Conference on October 18 and 19, 2016 at the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Members of the International User Group (IUG) of the International Standard for maritime Pilot Organisations (ISPO) will convene for two days ......read more

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

Volume grows 50% over 2015 as business on boards new clients Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2016:   GAC Dubai’s contract logistics division has set a new record by handling 1 million cubic metres (CBM) of stock in the first eight months of 2016, and is on track to hit an annual record through of 1.5 CBM by year-end. The milestone continues the growth of the business, which handled 874,000 ......read more

TMS Awards to recognize success in difficult time…

10th October 2016, Dubai: The year 2016 will not go down as one of the best in the shipping industry’s history, with economic factors and overcapacity producing challenging times for many sectors. But despite the difficulties, companies have continued to excel and innovate and The Maritime Standard Awards 2016 will rightly recognise these positive achievements in an unrivalled occasion on ......read more

Maqta Gateway launches digital vessel operations in the ports of Abu Dhabi…

In line with the digital transformation mandate of Abu Dhabi’s government services Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 4, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports announced today the launch of its digital Vessel Management System which offers customers and stakeholders complete automation of all vessel management processes and services through its Port Community System, Maqta Gateway.  Through ......read more

Agility, Maersk Join to Slash CO2 Emissions…

Agility joins Maersk Line Carbon Pact initiative to cut CO2 by 15% Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has signed an agreement with Maersk Line, the world’s largest container ship operator, to cut CO2 emissions by 15% per container transported on Agility shipments by 2020.  The agreement is part of Maersk’s Carbon Pact ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Receives ISO 10002:2014 Certification in Customer Feedback Management System…

Certificate builds on efforts to make Abu Dhabi Ports a customer orientated, integrated platform for business Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 24, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, is now ISO 10002:2014 certified, which ensures best global practice in handling complaints related to any services ......read more

Finalists Announced for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016…

Over the past few weeks an elite panel of judges have been evaluating a record number of nominations for a total of 19 different categories for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016. It has been hard job to whittle this down to a short list, but they have done so. The standard of entries was extremely high, and all of those who entered should be commended for their excellent submissions The ......read more

IATA Achieves Key NewGen ISS Milestone…

Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2016:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the IATA Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) adopted Resolutions supporting the development of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). “IATA Settlement Systems are the financial back office of the air transport industry. Since its introduction 45 years ago, the ......read more

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