Upgraded facility to serve Delma community with essential services
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 8, 2017: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in “Al Dhafra Region”, H.E. Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chief of the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Ports, officially inaugurated Delma Port today. Strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the new port will better serve the community as an upgraded multipurpose port capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and ﬁshing vessels.
The inauguration took place in the presence of H.E Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Captain Mohamed Juma Al ......read more
Orpic B wins 6:5 over IMCO after penalty shoot out
More than 60 matches played over three weeks with 32 company teams participating
Annual SOHAR Cup celebrates teamwork and health during the Holy Month
Orpic B fought their way to glory last night at Al Arabi field in Suhar, to be crowned 2017 champions of the annual SOHAR Cup football tournament. Now in its tenth year, the tournament has grown from small beginnings to become one of the key fixtures in the North Al Batinah region’s sporting calendar. After an exciting match, the B team from the national petrochemical and refining giants Orpic, defeated International Maritime College Oman, the Port’s vocational training academy, by a six goals to five in a tense penalty shoot out.
Both Orpic and IMCO have had to face stiff competition over the past ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 24 June 2017: Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that leading organizations attain excellence through the exceptional services they provide to their clients.
“Our success at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation relies on our adoption to innovation and continual development as a daily practice and a corporate culture. This what has helped us gain our prestigious worldwide reputation and unprecedented achievements”.
During the launch of the new world-class Port Rashid Customs Center bin Sulayem reaffirmed the importance of facilitating the business and making the clients happy by providing smart services that add value to their trade.
“This can be achieved by establishing seven star customs ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2017: AirWayBill, the peer-to-peer shipping platform has partnered with Careem, the region’s favourite car-booking app to be its official transportation partner in the Middle East and support carriers in getting their items to recipients, quickly and more efficiently. While terms and conditions do apply, users can avail of up to US$15 off their rides from the airport, when they’re connected through both apps.
For those who are excited at the prospect of their shipments arriving, buyers can meet the carriers at the airport to hand off the item, while the carriers are offered a ride home, without the hassle of having to arrange for a separate drop off. AirWayBill will send the promo codes of Careem to buyers and carriers whenever they have a shipment in process as a bonus to their ......read more
Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi
Concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, grants Abu Dhabi Ports exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure and manage its operations
Development of 1KM quay and deepening of berths to -16.5 metres to increase capacity and allow arrival of larger vessels
Fujairah Terminals will complement services provided by Khalifa Port and Zayed Port
Fujairah, UAE, 20th June 2017: H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, witnessed at Al Remailah Palace on Monday, the signing of a 35 year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah.
As part of the agreement, the entities have announced the establishment of "Fujairah Terminals", a new operational arm ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: June 18, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, has rolled out the annual UAE Ministry of Labour and Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Center (OSHAD) “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign across its ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).
Abu Dhabi Ports “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign is being held for the fifth year to raise awareness about the risks of working in the heat and assist in preventing heat-related illnesses during the summer months.
The Abu Dhabi Ports campaign was launched end of May and will run from until 15th September 2017 using the “Safety in the Heat” campaign messages and awareness in collaboration with – OSHAD.
The campaign objectives focus on ......read more
FarEye was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.
Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017: FarEye, a leading Global Logistics Management solution has claimed top honours at the World Post & Parcel Awards 2017, which was held in Paris recently. The company was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.
Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the Logistics industry, the World Post & Parcel Awards 2017 celebrated the successes of emerging talents in Mail and Express industry across the globe. Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO of FarEye and Gaurav Srivastava Co-founder & CTO of FarEye accepted the prestigious award in the ......read more
2016/2017 season extended to June for the first time ever due to record demand
Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal welcomed Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess on her maiden voyage to mark close of the 2016/2017 season
Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 14, 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), celebrated the successful close of its best-ever cruise season at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal with the maiden call of Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess. The company recorded booming growth for the year with a 40% increase in vessel calls and 48% overall increase in passengers to Zayed Port and Sir Bani Yas from last year.
The 2016/2017 cruise season saw more than 345,662 ......read more
Evergreen Marine Corporation deploys ultra-large container vessel for Ocean Alliance MED1 eastbound service calling to Jeddah Port
Sharjah-UAE: 14 June, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, marked the maiden call of Evergreen Marine Corporation’s (Evergreen’s) 366 m long Tampa Triumph vessel with a capacity of 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) at the Northern Container Terminal (NCT) in Jeddah Islamic Seaport.
Taiwan-based Evergreen currently operates the fourth-largest container fleet in the world, comprising over 190 ships with a combined capacity of approximately 850,000 TEU. Its first ultra-large container vessel (ULCV), the Tampa Triumph, was deployed for the new Ocean Alliance MED1 eastbound service, and is scheduled to call to Jeddah ......read more
A new milestone for "Ourshopee" has been achieved on 2nd of May 2017. As part of our steady development, we aim to increase the number of orders received per day through the website. To manage the expected increase in the orders, Mr. Jamsheer Thanalot, Chief Operating Officer of "Ourshopee" has signed an agreement with Aramex, the disruptive leader in the global logistics and transportation industry, to provide a full range of last-mile delivery solutions to "Ourshopee's" online shoppers across Oman.
Following its success in the UAE, "Ourshopee" expanded its operations to Oman to reach to a wider population across a broader geographical area. This partnership with Aramex will play a major role in improving the efficiency of the services "Oushopee" provides to its customers, through ......read more
The third annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 8th 2017 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The event is expected to attract more than 150 senior executives from different sections of the market, including shipping, ports, finance and banking and law.
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017: There will be distinct conference sessions following the keynote speeches, and these will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance, ports and shipping. There will also be a series of speeches giving details about recent case studies, illustrating how the financial sector can help release the full potential of regional shipping and ports operators to the benefit of trade and economic growth.
A high level group of expert speakers and panellists is being ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 11th June, 2017: Continuing to raise awareness of its services with international markets, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) participated in the International Bar Association (IBA) Maritime and Transport Law Conference, from 7th to 8th June at Rio de Janeiro.
Presented by the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee, supported by the ICA Latin American Regional Forum, the 2017 Conference focused topics related to changes in the maritime sector including legal challenges supporting the changes.
As part of the Centre’s attendance, EMAC Executive Committee Member, Richard Briggs participated in the Conference’s Key issues in arbitration – a comparative study panel. Conducted on 8th June, the panel examined key issues in maritime arbitration and how these are addressed in ......read more
Port operator benefits from enhanced operational efficiency, customer service, cargo-handling capabilities
Sharjah-UAE: 31 May, 2017 – Port Canaveral, whose dedicated container terminal is operated by GT USA, the US arm of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, has joined the Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program.
Launched by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the pilot program allows direct import of select fruits and vegetables from South America into southeastern US ports after undergoing a two-week cold treatment and obtaining the necessary unloading clearances. Safeguarding produce from fruit flies and other pests, cold treatment enables time-sensitive shipments to achieve customs compliance ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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-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
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
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
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
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-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-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
Over 11% container growth in Q3 2016 compared to Q3 last year
Newly rebranded Hutchison Ports SOHAR plans further expansion
Strategic location outside the Strait of Hormuz is a key growth factor
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: SOHAR Port and Freezone has released its latest throughput figures for Q3 of 2016, as both the Port and Freezone continue to play a central role in ......read more
November 15, 2016.Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL today at the DNV GL National Committee, which started this morning, on Tuesday (November 15, 2016), to collaborate on several maritime ......read more
Agility to provide logistics support to the 2,200 kilometer journey from Kuwait to Oman
Kuwait, November 14, 2016: Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is supporting a 2,200 kilometer kayak journey from Kuwait to Oman (K2O), to raise awareness for environmental protection in the Gulf.
Avid kayakers Bashar Al-Huneidi, and Mansoor Al-Safran, who represent Kayak4Kuwait, are ......read more
NIA to increase aim to increase GREE’s market share to 20 per cent with sales of 175,000 units in the UAE
Company to achieve a turnover of AED 500 Million in the next 2 to 3 years
14,000 sq m facility offers design, marketing & logistics services
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016: NIA Limited, a Dubai-based enterprise dealing in Home Appliances and HVAC solutions, has ......read more
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UAE holds 53 per cent market share of e-commerce in GCC with 80 per cent internet penetration
GCC e-commerce market expected to grow to $20 billion (Dh73.4billion) by 2020 from $5.3 billion in 2015
Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2016: With the UAE holding 53 per cent market share of e-commerce in the GCC, MyUS.com has expanded its service portfolio to accommodate local consumers’ ......read more
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
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
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, 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
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
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, 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Profit increases 77%
Revenue grows 20%
Cruise traffic surges 49%
TEU containers edges up by 11%
General cargo gains 7%
AED 75 million investment in new equipment
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 20, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has seen a ......read more
More than 730 companies in this sector employ 29,000 employees
Dubai, UAE, September 7, 2016: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region comprising West Asia, the CIS, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent organised a forum for Machinery and Equipment sector. The Forum themed ‘Energy Engineering ......read more
Employees including first Emirati woman receive leading international IALA Certification
The distinction contributes to Abu Dhabi’s strategically growing maritime sector and increases ports’ international competiveness
Abu Dhabi - UAE, September 5, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports is now one of nine organisations, and the first of its kind in the UAE, accredited by the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 1, 2016: Global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, the GAC Group, has announced a swathe of management changes and transfers.
At Group level, changes come with Erland Ebbersten, formerly Group Vice President for the Africa, Russia and Central Asia region, assuming responsibility as Group Vice President – Marine heading the ......read more
Magic Quadrant evaluates logistics providers according to their vision and ability to execute
Dubai, UAE, September 1, 2016: Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has been recognized for the third year as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, May 2016.
Gartner recognized Agility as a leader in 3PL logistics based on ......read more