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Reinforcing both ICV's ranking KFS collaborates with Grandweld to build two crew boats

Grandweld reaffirms that the “Made in the UAE” brand is able to compete and provide standards of quality and efficiency in opposition to the best global shipyards while providing exceptional after-sales services to the shipping sector in the UAE and the Arab region Dubai - UAE, 22 December 2019: Continuing to grow its business, Grandweld Shipyard, the UAE based shipyard that specializes in designing, building, and maintaining ships and boats, concluded 2019 with outstanding success, giving it a strong momentum to achieve better results in 2020. The shipyard signed an agreement to build two crew boats to Khalid Faraj Shipping (KFS), the Abu Dhabi based leading company in delivering comprehensive marine services and logistical support to offshore oil and gas projects. In addition to this major accolade, the contract includes ......read more

Tasneef prioritizes Emiratization to enhance UAE maritime

The increasingly reputable classification society is bolstering its name, as well as the status of the country, by training Emiratis and enabling them to emerge as tomorrow’s industry leaders    Abu Dhabi_UAE_ 15 December 2019:   Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF) has rapidly progressed in less than a decade to establish itself as a leading classification society in the region. Tasneef has successfully accomplished this by relentlessly prioritizing the best interest of its clients, implementing its expertise across the local maritime sector, and uplifting young UAE caliber.  “Improving our clients’ safety, as well as their environmental and business performance, has always been at the forefront of our agenda,” stated Eng. Saeed AlMaskari, CEO of Tasneef. He continued, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal Offers New Baggage Services to Ease Transfers for Cruise Passengers

 Baggagement - International Service Provider to Operate New Services at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal     Abu Dhabi–UAE, December 7 2019:  Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, today announced the launch of a new baggage service designed to ease transfers for cruise ship passengers.    Baggagement – an international baggage management company – has been engaged to provide its services to cruise ship passengers arriving in the UAE to join cruise ships leaving from Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal at Zayed Port.    As part of the procedure, passengers’ baggage can be transferred from the cruise terminal in Abu Dhabi to wherever the passengers desire, whether to a city, airport or even another emirate - meaning that passengers need ......read more

3rd Saudi Maritime Congress announced for March 2020

December 1, 2019 – It has been announced today (December 1, 2019) that the 3rd Saudi Maritime Congress is planned for March 2020 to take place in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Held in partnership with Founding Strategic Partners, Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and Bahri, the event will be held from 22-23 March under the patronage of Transport Ministry, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and will highlight the achievements of the Kingdom’s shipping industry. The event will provide an ideal platform for local and global industry leaders and authorities to examine the prospects for development and investment in the Kingdom’s maritime and logistics sectors in line with the Vision 2030 plan to make Saudi Arabia a logistics and maritime hub for the Middle East. According to Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade, organisers of ......read more

PCFC discusses wider horizons for trade and logistic services with Dubai business groups

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem: Government bold initiatives back trade and business sectors   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 10, 2019:   Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation confirmed that the Dubai government-led policy initiatives and investments improved growth prospects in trading partners, and preparation to host Expo 2020 are providing the bedrock for increased investment in Dubai.  In his opening speech at the 3rd Customs Consultative Council (DCCC) meeting 2019 which Dubai Customs organizes quarterly, bin Sulayem said the allegations of an economic crisis scattered around by some media is baseless. The DCCC meeting was attended by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, Juma Al Ghaith, Executive ......read more

Globelink West Star Shipping celebrates 30 years of excellence and growth in freight forwarding

DUBAI – October 30, 2019:   Globelink West Star Shipping (GLWS), a global leader in freight forwarding industry, is celebrating thirty years of its operations. The Dubai-headquartered GLWS is part of Singapore-based CWT Globelink Group with extensive network presence in 133 locations across 30 countries worldwide.  GLWS has been a valued partner for numerous businesses across the Middle East providing them a repertoire of logistics services and comprehensive solutions. The company has shown tremendous growth in logistics and freight forwarding business catering to key industrial verticals and various other trading companies.  Commenting on the 30th anniversary, Mr. Martin J Aranha, Managing Director & CEO of GLWS, said, “Hitting 30 years is an amazing milestone. It's been incredible to watch ......read more

Department of Transport shares 10 incredible facts about Abu Dhabi's world-class road network

Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2019: Whether it’s getting to work, meeting family and friends in nearby cities or visiting remote desert areas, travelling by road is the most convenient method of transport in the UAE.   Across the Emirates, tens of thousands of people get behind the wheel to drive to their destination every single day, and Abu Dhabi is no different. The flow of traffic along the UAE capital’s modern highways is maintained and safety ensured thanks to the use of state-of-the-art technology and the very latest construction materials and techniques.   The UAE’s hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed with the nation’s roads ranked number one in the world in the Global Competitiveness Report, issued by the Word Economic Forum for 2017-18.    With that accomplishment in ......read more

International Maritime Organization appoints first Emirati woman as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador

In the presence of the UAE Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Al Nuaimi: “The appointment of Dr. Aysha Al Busmait as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador confirms the ability of Emirati women to strengthen the maritime sector locally and globally. She is an active partner in advancing the path of development and progress in various fields.” UAE. September 18, 2019- The International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced the appointment of Dr. Aisha Al Busmait, Director of Government Communications at the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport (FTA), and several ministers and representative members ......read more

A Journey of Belief: Caroline Leon goes the extra mile with DHL as she attempts to climb highest MENA mountain peaks

• First female mountaineer to climb 15 of the highest peaks across MENA region in 30 days  • As a partner, DHL Express will provide logistics services and on-ground support in each country    Dubai, 09 September 2019:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced a partnership with Caroline Leon, a pioneering mountain climber who is the first woman to attempt to climb 15 of the highest peaks in the MENA region, totaling around 40,000M in height, in just 30 days.    DHL Express will provide logistics support to Caroline as she travels through the region as well as offer on-ground support in each country. This initiative reflects DHL’s commitment and passion to connect the world and support individuals with extraordinary abilities ......read more

Driverless trucks set to deliver more success to UAE logistics

Roads and regulations for autonomous vehicles in the UAE will further strengthen the country’s logistics industry, say experts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 08, 2019:   The UAE, which ranks ninth in KPMG's 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index, is getting its roads and regulations ready for the use of driverless trucks to further boost the efficiency of the country’s logistics industry, believe experts. A driverless electric lorry had started making deliveries on Swedish public roads in May this year in what its creators claimed to be the world’s first initiative of its kind in the sector. “Driverless technology is set to transform transportation, logistics and transit infrastructure globally. The UAE government -- which leads the Arab World in innovation and wants ......read more

Grandweld successfully concludes KOC project with multiple early deliveries

Solidifying UAE-Kuwait relations, the fully integrated shipyard demonstrates versatile and efficient operations through completing such extensive projects in short turnaround times 2nd of September 2019:  Grandweld Shipyards, the UAE-based shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions specialists, has successfully completed the construction and delivery of 10 boats for one of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s (KPC) subsidiaries, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). As per terms agreed upon in a May 2017 signed contract, Grandweld constructed a grand total of 6 Pilot boats and 4 Crew transport boats for KOC.  The completion of this contract marks a significant milestone for Grandweld, as the reputable shipbuilding company was able to construct and deliver the majority of agreed upon deliverables ahead of time. Such ......read more

Cap on sulphur emissions to drive global demand for LNG as shipping fuel

Seatrade ShipTech Middle East set to discuss the impact of changing global regulations on the marine fuel market    August 22, 2019:  Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a conventional source of energy in the maritime industry will continue to grow because of its technological advantages in meeting the standards and requirements in limiting the emissions of sulphur, a greenhouse gas. According to marine fuel expert Sergey Ivanov, the global sulphur cap of 0.50 per cent which is set to be implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) next year could drive the global uptake on LNG as bunker fuel. The new regulation will have an impact on up to 70,000 ships around the world once it comes into effect on January 1, 2020. Shipping companies are expected to turn to cleaner fuels to meet their targets ......read more

DMCA facilitates smoother ship traffic for Dubai's newest range of waterfront projects

Authority to provide naval assistance to vessels through the use of AIS system designed to ensure maritime safety and safe navigation 30 July 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed that it has started facilitating ship traffic for new waterfront projects in Dubai. The move falls in line with the continuing efforts to promote and develop the emirate's maritime industry based on global standards and in line with the set goals and objectives of the Maritime Sector Strategy.  The authority has reportedly completed the process needed to officially provide naval assistance, including the power to grant approval for ships to set sail, drop anchor and move from port to port using maritime lights and the Automated Identification System (AIS)--new shipping technologies that ......read more

MaK Middle East's Turbocharger Services reinforces MENA maritime industry

Through local inventory, certified technicians and a best in class workshop The Caterpillar company’s turbocharger services have bolstered the MENA region by replicating MaK Asia’s success formula in Singapore, Shanghai and Guangzhou UAE – Dubai – 29th of July: MaK Middle East LLC, a Caterpillar company established in Dubai in 2017, launched its Dubai Maritime City (DMC) workshop last year, including a comprehensive range of turbocharger maintenance, overhaul, repair, upgrading and modification service options. The company has since presented the capabilities to owners across the region to enthusiastic response and high appreciation from a satisfied and growing customer base. Alan Naisby, Managing Director of MaK Middle East and MaK Asia commented on this growing voice of support by saying, “While ......read more

UPS releases 2Q 2019 Earnings

Operating Profit Up in All Segments   2Q19 EPS of $1.94; 2Q19 Adjusted* EPS of $1.96  U.S. Daily Volume Grew Over 7%; Next Day Air Volume Soared Over 30% U.S. Operating Profit Increased Nearly 29%; Up 8% on an Adjusted Basis  International Boosts Operating Margins to 18.9%; Adjusted Margins of 19% Supply Chain and Freight Operating Profit Increased Nearly 26%; Adjusted Operating Profit Up More Than 10% Cash from Operations of $4.2B; Adjusted Free Cash Flow Near $2.2B UPS reaffirms adjusted full-year diluted EPS in the range of $7.45 to $7.75   Dubai, UAE, July 27, 2019 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced second-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings per share of $1.96.  The company turned the rising demand for next-day service into strong financial results in the U.S. and leveraged ......read more

Middle East region sees increase in offshore spending

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, July  2019:   Many Arabian oil exporters have begun to increase their offshore spending after nearly five years of massive cutbacks, according to a Seatrade Maritime report titled ‘Middle East Offshore Market on the Move.’ The report further points out that multibillion relevant projects in the region is expecting to inject new energy into the sector. In line with this, many analysts have observed that a number of national oil companies in the Middle East have recently started the process of boosting their exploration and production budgets. Citing a study released by MEED, a Dubai-based business intelligence and analytics specialist, the report pointed out that the ongoing oil, gas, and petrochemical projects, which have a combined value of USD 211 billion, across the ......read more

Chinese to invest $4 billion in UAE logistics projects

NAFL says logistics business is set for big boom in the UAE Big logistics parks coming up in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali and near Expo 2020 venue Logistics sector contributes 30% to Dubai GDP Conference in Lebanon to discuss opportunities for UAE companies to participate in reconstruction projects in Syria and Iraq Dubai, June 11, 2019: The logistics industry in the UAE is in for big growth with more logistics parks coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Chinese companies are  set to invest more than $4 billion (Dh 14.68 billion) in logistics projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to the President of National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL). “Logistics business is in for a boom. Many projects are being built for Expo 2020 and Chinese investors are coming to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There will be large ......read more

Trukkin raises $3.5 million becoming the leading truck aggregator in the GCC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:   As “on demand” services expand into more industries and market places, Trukkin is leading the way in digital logistics solutions for long-haul trucking.  Launched in 2017, Trukkin is a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates operating throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and beyond. The company works to innovate and simplify logistics and land transportation.   Trukkin has raised over $3.5 million in the recent funding round, which included marquee investors from the AL-Namlah Family Group, the Al-Madi Family Group, and the Abanumay Family Group. Batic Investments and Logistics, a publicly listed company on Tadawul, remains as one of the key investors in the start-up.  “Trukkin’s ......read more

Etihad Acquires Valuables Management Subsidiary Under Its Cargo and Logistics Portfolio

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - May 30, 2019:  Etihad Airways PJSC has acquired the shares held by Armaguard Linfox Group Pty (Australia) in Abu Dhabi-based joint venture Armaguard Valuables Management LLC (AVM), becoming sole shareholder of the company and renaming it Etihad Secure Logistics Services LLC. In the six years since it began operations, AVM has successfully grown from a start-up to become a major player in the UAE secure logistics and valuables management market.  With increasing opportunities in their respective markets, both Etihad and Armaguard have agreed now is the right time for the business to operate as a full subsidiary of Etihad Airways as part of Etihad’s expanding cargo and logistics portfolio. Gary Allen, Linfox Armaguard Group CEO comments: “The Armaguard Group is ......read more

Sultan Bin Sulayem launches Dubai Customs' Smart Vessel Berthing System to facilitate trade at Dubai Creek

Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2019: Dubai Customs launched a new disruptive berthing service for the vessels using the Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) in the presence of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs. The new system: (Smart Vessel Berthing System) will help vessels load and unload their goods with the help of an advanced AI based service. It was built in-house by Dubai Customs employees to facilitate traffic of vessels through the historic waterway.  The “Smart Vessel Berthing System” will enable trading vessels finalize their transactions online. They can register at the operations room of Dubai Creek ......read more

Oracle Helps Organizations Improve Productivity Across Global Supply Chains

New Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud logistics updates help improve responsiveness, optimize shipments and asset utilization, and improve productivity Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2019 — To help organizations design and operate efficient and agile supply chains, Oracle today announced a series of logistics management updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud. The updates include a new logistics network modeling product and enhanced transportation management and global trade management capabilities. The latest innovations can help customers drive better business outcomes by enhancing supply chain responsiveness, optimizing shipments and asset utilization, and improving productivity across global supply chains.     “Expectations are not only increasing, they also are constantly ......read more

Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri receives Young Person in Shipping Award at Seatrade Awards 2019

12 May 2019:  Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway Co was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Young Person of the Year Award at tonight’s presentation ceremony for the 31st Seatrade Awards, which took place at London’s magnificent Guildhall. A popular winner, Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri was presented on the evening in front of nearly 250 esteemed guests by Chris Morley, Event Director, Seatrade Maritime.    “Our Young Person of the Year Award has an impressive list of academic achievements including a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, and a PhD from MIT, in multiple Information-Technology-based disciplines applied to Engineering Systems, Software and logistical operations. Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri winner embodies the future of the Maritime Industry - a future ......read more

P&O Ports appointed as Operator of Port of Novi Sad, Serbia

First leg of blueprint for integrated logistics centre connecting with Europe   Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: P&O Ports has announced a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement to operate the port of Novi Sad, Serbia as part of a long-term investment plan to upgrade equipment and services and to support the Serbian government’s strategy to create an intermodal terminal and logistics centre with rail, road and inland waterways links to the rest of Europe.  The agreement shall grant a right to P&O Ports to operate Novi Sad for an initial 25 years with an option to renew by both parties for another 25 years on expiry. The SPA for obtaining the property rights on the capital and assets of the port operator of the Port of Novi Sad was signed today by Dragan Stevanovic, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and ......read more

Yas Marina Becomes An Official UAE Port of Entry for Foreign Flag Vessels

New hassle free direct foreign flag vessel clearing services, as well as new 6-month navigation licenses and crew visas announced     Abu Dhabi, May 2019:   Yas Marina, the Middle East’s premier superyacht marina, awarded 5 Gold Anchors, has become an official UAE entry point for international superyachts. In addition, the unique new arrival experience presents newly accessible six-month navigation licenses and six-month visas, for crews of all nationalities.    The new entrance procedure will enable foreign flag vessels to avoid clearing through commercial entry ports.  Instead, vessels can sail directly to Yas Marina for UAE clearance, with the authority services available onsite.  The introduction will lessen delays, saving an average of eight hours waiting time, providing a ......read more

HOYER with good business development

Transport and logistics company publishes 2018 Company Report 7 May 2019 – HOYER, the international logistics specialist, closed the 2018 fiscal year with a solid balance sheet and an exceptional credit rating. With a turnover of EUR 1.167 billion, the equity ratio rose to 44 per cent (previous year: 41 per cent). The result before taxes on income was EUR 40.218 million. A stable financial situation enables the family business to continue its digitalisation strategy at a high level of investment. The current fiscal year’s budget is EUR 173 million, and thus the highest in the company’s history. Whereas investments undertaken in 2018 to replace and expand transport equipment and to modernise the tank container fleet amounted to EUR 83.9 million, the Hamburg-based logistics specialist has doubled the investment ......read more

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The Majesty 175 - Gulf Craft's first mega yacht marks a new level of refinement…

Scheduled for delivery by end of this year, the stunning accomplishment takes a significant step forward Dubai, March 5, 2019 - It is history in the making for Gulf Craft as work on its first mega yacht progresses swiftly. The shipyard revealed the on-going work of art to the journalists during a tour of its state-of-the-art facility.  Impressed by the masterpiece and choice of ......read more

UPS Freight Forwarding awarded top industry position by its customers…

UPS Freight Forwarding Receives #1 Ranking in the 2018 Mastio & Company Performance Benchmarking Award based on interviews with 1,500 global freight forwarding decision makers Responding to feedback, new upgrade to Flex® Global View shipping tool gives customers easier access to their global supply chain transactions   UAE, DUBAI, March 02, 2019 - UPS (NYSE:UPS) earned ......read more

Gulf Craft reveals its strategic vision with six global premieres…

Innovatively designed Nomad Yachts also powered by solar energy launched, setting a new benchmark  Dubai, March 02, 2019 – Gulf Craft, the Emirates pioneer builder of luxury yachts and leisure boats arrives at the 27th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show with a fleet of 12 vessels.  The triple-deck Majesty 140, the biggest superyacht in Gulf Craft's collection ......read more

Lukoil Marine Lubricants ME awarded 3-year tender by OSC…

As per the deal, Lukoil will supply Oman Shipping Company’s fleet of 39 vessels Dubai, United Arabi Emirates – 20th  of February 2019:  Lukoil Marine Lubricants Middle East, the subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil Oil Company and located in the UAE, has inked a guaranteed three-year contract with Oman Shipping Company (OSC). The recent signing took place at the Amwaj ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding unveils first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics in Dubai…

Center consolidates DHL Global Forwarding’s existing humanitarian logistics services for faster, more reliable supply chain support globally It will enhance the global network for humanitarian logistics services, by connecting to expert regional teams based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe Center’s location in Dubai facilitates collaboration with existing aid and humanitarian ......read more

dnata strengthens position in freight forwarding industry…

Dubai, 6 February 2019 - dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, strengthens its position in the UAE and international freight forwarding industry by increasing its ownership in two of its Dubai-based joint venture companies. dnata has purchased a 50% stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5% stake in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE from Kanoo Group LLC. As a ......read more

Breakbulk Middle East bridges gender gap to promote equality…

Aligned with the International Maritime Organization’s 2019 World Maritime Day theme, the 4th annual edition of BBME promotes women in leadership through an uptick of female involvement Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 6th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo event, is doing its part to actively build up the female ......read more

Emirates Steel signs marine services agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports worth AED1 billion…

30 January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a strategic agreement with Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, which has been valued at AED 1 billion. The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Steel, Eng. ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre kicks off 2019 with an event-packed calendar…

First ‘Breakfast with EMAC’ seminar on 21st January EMAC as Silver Sponsor at ‘The Fourth Annual Middle East Bunkering Convention’ Dubai, UAE, 27 January, 2019:   Gearing up for 2019, EMAC’s first Breakfast session is back discussing Ship Sale and Purchase (S&P) on 21st January at its DIFC offices. Presented by Alessandro Tricoli,  ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Global Market Registration Authority…

ADAFZ and ADGM Registration Authority to work in partnership to enhance their customer offerings and strengthen the position of Abu Dhabi as a pioneering market for economic development 21st January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Registration ......read more

“Growth through quality continues to be the engine of our business” confirms new CEO of DHL Express…

John Pearson became official Board Member for DHL Express on January 1, 2019 With focus on quality and digitalization DHL Express will ensure its leadership in the industry Dubai, UAE, January 16th, 2019:   The new CEO of DHL Express, John Pearson, is expecting continued positive developments for the global express market and the company, thanks to booming cross-border ......read more

Ajman Free Zone encourages global and Indian investors at 25th edition of the Partnership Summit, ...…

Ajman, UAE (January 16, 2019)   Senior representatives of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) attended the 25th Edition of The Partnership Summit in Mumbai and showcased the myriad benefits for Indian and global investors of locating their businesses in the Emirates business destination.  The Partnership Summit, (held on 12th and 13th January) is an annual event which provides a global ......read more

DMCA concludes awareness campaign on maritime safety…

Dubai 08 January 2019:   Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has recently concluded “Maritime Safety Awareness Campaign”, which, as the name suggests, intends to raise awareness around maritime safety measures on all fishing vessels and equipment. The campaign is part of DMCA’s relentless efforts to regulate and streamline all the components of the maritime cluster in ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohamed Cruise Terminal welcome 2.3 million tourists since the inauguration in 2014.…

5 giant cruise ships carrying 23 thousand tourists anchored at the largest Cruise Terminal in the World. Total tourist number increased by 172% as 633 thousand passengers via 120 Cruise vessels in 2018. Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019:  DP World with a world class infrastructure and a strong robust growth of Dubai as an established cruise hub in the region, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Cruise ......read more

DHL study reveals winning logistics strategies for the last mile…

Rise in urban consumers in developed and emerging markets is challenging retailers and logistics partners to deliver even more speed and convenience  Companies that can improve performance in the areas of flexible transport networks, automation and data will be better positioned to compete UAE, Dubai, December 23, 2018:   Increasing urbanization is making the last mile of ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Plays Pivotal Role in Enabling Trade Between Jordan and Syria…

New 2,500 km transport corridor from Jebel Ali to Naseeb border opens new intra-region opportunities  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd December 2018:  Global trade enabler DP World has helped establish a 2,500 km long transport corridor from Jebel Ali to the Naseeb-Jaber border crossing between Jordan and Syria. Trucks loaded with goods at its flagship Jebel Ali Port and ......read more

Non-Containerised Cargo Shows Steady Increase at Jebel Ali Port…

DP World flagship prepares to handle surge in Expo-related project cargo Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 December 2018:  The throughput of non-containerised cargo such as breakbulk, bulk and project cargo has experienced a steady upward movement at global trade enabler DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port, underscoring the port’s diversified capabilities. DP World ......read more

New maritime law seen as key initiative to boost UAE's sea trade…

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Port Rashid receives 5 cruise airliners on a single day…

Dubai welcomes 25,000 cruise tourists in one day, with the arrivals of cruise ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima, MSC Splendida, Horizon and Celebrity Constellation Cruise Ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima and Horizon mark their maiden call to Dubai Pullmantur Cruise Line marks its debut in the region with the maiden call of Cruise Ship Horizon  Dubai, UAE; 09 December ......read more

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim awarded FBO of the Year 2018 at The Transport and Logistics Middle East ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:   DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) was awarded Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year 2018 at the Transport and Logistics Middle East Excellence Awards 2018, held recently in Dubai.  The awards were hosted by Dubai Airports and DP World and was attended by representatives from the government and private sectors in transportation, aviation and ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Wins Seatrade Port & Terminal Operator Award…

Regional trade enabler recognised for operational excellence   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th Nov 2018:   DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its significant contribution to the UAE's trade and outstanding performance by winning the Port and Terminal Operator Award at the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Middle East Awards.   The Award was received by ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards…

Regional trade enabler gains further recognition for its role as industry leader in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2018:  Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its industry leading services and practices at this year’s Maritime Standard Awards, winning the Terminal Operator of the Year category. The award was received ......read more

Etihad Cargo Embraces Digital World as It Migrates to New Icargo Technology Platform…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 16, 2018:   Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, this week celebrated a significant moment in its relatively short 14-year history, fully migrating to “SPRINT”, an IBS iCargo fully integrated technology platform offering the digital answer to its evolving cargo management needs. Etihad Cargo joins a growing ......read more

DHL Express guides MENA online merchants to the trillion-dollar global e-commerce market…

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ZAJEL to unveil future plans for Smart services at GITEX 2018…

To be part of emaratech Stand at the five-day ICT platform 25 per cent growth in its operations recorded in 2017  Kabanji: Logistics and Courier company plans to match the industry’s needs until 2023 Dubai, UAE, 13 October, 2018:   ZAJEL, the UAE’s national courier and logistic services company, will be showcasing its Smart services, achievements and ......read more

Freight Volumes Continue to Trend Upward in August, Up 2.3%…

Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of ......read more

ZAJEL and SIRA Signs Cooperation Agreement for Outsourcing Delivery Services…

Dubai – UAE – September 29, 2018:   The Security Industry Regulatory Agency in Dubai (SIRA) has concluded a logistic services agreement with ZAJEL, UAE’s fastest growing courier company. The agreement was signed by Mr Ahmed Muhammed Al Sayegh, Director of Resources and Corporate Support Department of SIRA, and Ms Khawla Kabanji, Chief Executive Officer of ......read more

Inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2018 to showcase new generation of leisure ...…

Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2018/ADNEC/ Leading local and international leisure marine companies are gearing up to showcase their latest products and technologies set to impress leisure marine enthusiasts from around the world at the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) 2018.  To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board ......read more

DHL Express announces its 2019 price adjustments in the U.A.E…

An average rate increase of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2019 Dubai, UAE September 24th, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced today its annual price increase of 4.9% for shipments, effective January 1, 2019.    “DHL Express has been significantly investing in our international network to meet ......read more

The Second “Maritime Leaders Roundtable” Seeks to Strengthen the UAE Ports' Leadership…

As per the latest industry recommendations to reinforce UAE’s prominent position  The first event of its kind that gathers decision makers in the maritime industry to discuss methods to develop the legal and procedural framework of the UAE ports in addition to improving the efficiency of its infrastructure and technology Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of ......read more

DMCA continues to enhance efficiency of berthing operations in Dubai…

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) announced its success in achieving advanced levels of operational efficiency in commercial anchoring operations within Dubai's territorial waters, thereby achieving significant progress in the upgradation of regulatory and marine processes and operational procedures for berths. Six berths and a special Rendezvous area for quick berthing have been ......read more

King Abdullah Port extends support to Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 as Gold Sponsor…

August 09, 2018 - As part of its bid to become one of the world’s major import and export hubs, King Abdullah Port - the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) first fully privately owned, developed and operated port - has joined the elite list of Gold Sponsors of the premier Seatrade Maritime Middle East (SMME) 2018 in Dubai in a move that reflects its firm, unwavering support for the ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority reaffirms commitment to regulating maritime operations in Dubai waters…

Reaffirming its commitment to promote, develop and regulate the maritime sector, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues to oversee the improvement of the regulatory and operational procedures for berths in Dubai, in line with the strong efforts to accommodate the growing demand for marine, commercial, tourism, sports and recreational vehicles, while ensuring the maritime safety, safe ......read more

Agility Reports 19% Q2 Earnings Increase…

  Q2 2018  (Million KD  Q2 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%)  H1 2018 (MillionKD) H1 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 384.2   342.1 12.3% 756 662.6 14.1% Net ......read more

Pioneers of maritime industry to converge at UAE Maritime Week 2018 in October …

Preparations are now underway for the coming hosting of ‘UAE Maritime Week 2018,’ a first-of -its-kind event on the regional map that is being held under the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. The event, which is being organized by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) from ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority discusses features of ‘Local Cruise License System for Recreational ...…

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) today discussed the pilot launch of the ‘Local Cruise Ship License System’ with Major General Pilot Ahmed Mohammed Bin Thani, Acting Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. During the meeting, DMCA stressed the importance of the qualitative step in establishing solid foundations to promote marine leisure sector in line with Dubai’s bid to ......read more

UPS 2Q18 Revenue Up 9.6% On Strong Growth and Pricing…

Reports 2Q18 EPS of $1.71, up 8.2%; Adjusted 2Q18 EPS of $1.94, up 23% International Operating Profit up 8.4%; Adj. Operating Profit Climbed 15% Average Daily Exports Increased 9.5%, Led by Europe Supply Chain & Freight Operating Profit up 1.9%; Adjusted Operating Profit Rose 17%  U.S. Domestic Revenue Increased 6.3% on Higher Base Pricing YTD Cash from Operations was $7.2B ......read more

DMCA to showcase Dubai's global maritime achievements at upcoming SMM Hamburg Exhibition 2018…

July 28, 2018. Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced that it will participate in the 2018 edition of the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) Hamburg Exhibition in Germany alongside the Dubai Chamber in September. The largest technology and marine equipment exhibition will be held from September 4 to 7, 2018, in Hamburg, a major port city in northern ......read more

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 in Dubai to gather key global stakeholders to discuss modern ...…

July 21, 2018 - Recent news of Dubai joining for the first time the top five international shipping centers comes in the midst of intensive efforts aimed at catapulting the local maritime industry into the ranks of the world’s best as per the directives of the UAE’s leadership. Citing its innovative free-trade zone and improvement in the domestic trade environment, Dubai is one of the ......read more

E-marine bags the prestigious MARS project to connect islands in East Africa…

Cable to cover 700km across two islands in the Indian Ocean on East Africa  Abu Dhabi, 16 July 2018:   E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the ‘Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System’ (MARS), which covers a distance ......read more

DHL Express drives energy efficient solutions with new electric vehicles in Dubai…

DHL Express partners with Al Nabooda Automobiles to customize Volkswagen e-Golf electric car for document delivery and collection  The initiative is a step towards DHL’s goal in achieving zero emissions by the year 2050 Dubai, July 11, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express logistics provider, has partnered with Al ......read more

UAE's Emirates Transport Chooses Oracle Cloud to Drive Rapid Expansion and Deliver Exceptional ...…

Digital Transformation initiative will explore Artificial Intelligence and IoT technologies to help transportation and logistics services company create a competitive advantage Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 July 2018:   Emirates Transport, one of the largest transportation and logistics services companies in the Middle East, will implement Oracle Cloud Applications to drive a major ......read more

Greater benefits for customers with GAC Abu Dhabi's airport free zone office…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 July 2018 – A handover ceremony marked the change of GAC Abu Dhabi’s airport office to free zone status, boosting the benefits already enjoyed by the company’s existing customers. The new status of the office located within Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone’s (ADAFZ) cargo terminal is also expected to attract new clients. GAC Abu Dhabi ......read more

Emirates Post Extends Discount Campaign until the end of July…

For international consignments weighing between 15 and 30 kg Up to 60% to India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh Dubai, UAE; 04 July 2018:   Emirates Post, UAE’s leading postal and express provider, is extending the discount campaign on its international Express to-door delivery service until July 31, 2018. Varied savings of up to 60% can be ......read more

Homoola Launches Road Freight Load-Matching in Saudi Arabia…

New service uses technology to bring efficiency to trucking market  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – July 3, 2018 –   Homoola today announced the formal launch of its digital load-matching service in Saudi Arabia, where it will bring new efficiency to road freight by using technology to pair shippers and trucking companies.   Homoola’s load-matching ......read more

Etihad Cargo Ready for Summer Automotive Bookings With the Launch of ‘FlightValet'…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2018:  Ahead of the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, today celebrates the launch of ‘FlightValet’, its newly designed product that aims to ease the process of moving motor vehicles across the globe. Etihad Cargo transports ......read more

DMCA's Maritime Advisory Council meets to promote maritime sector growth via innovation and ...…

June 30, 2018. Dubai, UAE: The Maritime Advisory Council, an initiative of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), has emphasized the need to unify joint efforts of maritime and private sector leaders to develop forward-looking solutions designed to shape the future of the local maritime community. Highlighting the solid pillars of innovation, sustainability and smart transformation, the ......read more

Grandweld reinforces the value of ‘Made in UAE' at one of the largest global maritime conventions ...…

Grandweld’s participation in the global forum strengthens the UAE’s cutting-edge quality in the shipbuilding industry and its competitiveness in both engineering quality and economic feasibility Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2018:   Grandweld, the pioneering UAE-based shipyard, is participating in the International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention and Exhibition (ITS), which ......read more

Suez Canal Economic Zone, Agility Agree to Develop East Port Said Logistics Hub…

New Partnership between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and Kuwait’s Agility  Mohab Mamish: Establishment of a global logistics hub in East Port Said  Hub will follow international standards to make East Port Said the most competitive in the region   Tarek Sultan: Egypt’s prominent location makes it an ideal site for a regional distribution hub Dubai, ......read more

Al-Futtaim Logistics expands warehouse facility in Saudi Arabia…

June 25, 2018:   As part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ regional expansion plans, it has opened the second warehousing facility in the metropolis city of Riyadh. The local distribution centre now scales up a total of 15,000 sqms co-existing with its primary warehouse in Jeddah. Driven by consumer demand, the two facilities currently handle retail brands with categories including ......read more

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