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Panache International partners with RSA Logistics for HORECA operations and management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jafza to Strengthen Cooperation with the British Business Community

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

Journey Along the Integrated National Logistics

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

MAQTA Gateway Achieves Complete Digitalization of all Imports & Exports

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RSA Logistics awards rooftop solar contract to SirajPower

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

Customs World inks cooperation agreement with Dominican Customs

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

Agility's Earning Release for Full Year 2016

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

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre signs MoU with GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre

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

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

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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

Abu Dhabi Ports Continues its Double-Digit Growth Journey in H1 2016 Results…

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

AED 40 Billion Machinery and Equipment sector trade in Jafza…

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

Abu Dhabi Ports - One of Only Nine Accredited Organisations in the World to Offer “IALA” Certified ...…

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

Management changes at GAC Group…

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

Agility Recognized as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for 3PL Providers, Worldwide by Gartner…

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

Khalifa Port Grows Wider and Deeper in Major Expansion Plan…

Abu Dhabi Ports adds a 1000-meter quay wall to Khalifa Port and deepens its channel and basin to -18 meters to accommodate world’s largest container and cargo ships for first time in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 August, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone, has today announced a major ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Signs Long Term Agreement with Abu Dhabi Ship Building…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 17, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) today signed a long term contract that when fully realised will see a fully operational ship repair facility that will also include a “Floating Dock” capability within Zayed Port.  The agreement was signed at Abu Dhabi Ports Head Office at Zayed Port by Captain Mohamed Juma Al ......read more

Time World Freight Gains ‘Shop Window' with European Oil and Gas Buyers…

  TIME WORLD FREIGHT, a global logistics and freight forwarding company headquartered in Dubai, U.A.E. and its sister company in India, Logistic Integrators, have gained a ‘shop window’ with corporations in the oil and gas sector by joining Achilles FPAL - an online community which is used by over 100 buyers from oil and gas companies. TIME WORLD FREIGHT and Logistics ......read more

UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ Expands Globally…

Global trade drives new lanes in nine additional countries Customers using service grow 5-18 times faster than peers2 Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2016:  UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the latest expansion of its popular UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ service to nine new countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Malta, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia. Together with ......read more

Agility's Earning Release for the Second Quarter 2016…

Financial Highlights      Q2 2016 (Million KD)     Q2 2015 (Million KD) Variance    (%)     H1 2016 (Million KD)    H1 2015 (Million KD)  Variance     (%) Revenue 309 328 -6% 607 647 -6% Net ......read more

DMCA announces formation of RASEINA Maritime Domestic & Leisure Working Group to promote Dubai's ...…

July 27, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed the formation of RASEINA Maritime Domestic & Leisure Working Group, a first of its kind in the UAE, which aims to promote Dubai’s marine and leisure sector activities.  The group has been created in a push to advance the Maritime Sector Strategy and further lead Dubai into becoming ......read more

DMCA introduces new ‘Smart Weather' electronic portal to advance efforts to transform emirate into ...…

July 12, 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 launched ‘Smart Weather,’ a new mobile-friendly online portal that provides vital weather information and advice. The advanced tool forms part of the DMCA’s efforts to ......read more

DMCA continues awareness campaign to promote operational safety in floating restaurants…

July 11, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with its efforts to promote the highest levels of maritime safety and environmental responsibility, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is continuing its inspection campaign aimed at ensuring that floating restaurants operating in Dubai conform with the highest standards and international best practices. The move complements ongoing efforts ......read more

DMCA continues regulation operations of the anchoring of various maritime crafts in Dubai…

July 11, 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, revealed its continuing efforts in organizing anchorage of maritime crafts across Dubai waters through the improvement of the organizational processes and operational procedures of the places ......read more

WSS launches canal transit offer and signs Avance Gas neo-panamax vessels for opening of new Panama ...…

Dubai, UAE, July 4, 2016:   Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is moving to ensure that its customers’ vessels pass through the new Panama and Suez Canals with the optimum efficiency, speed and safety thanks to a fresh Ships Agency ‘canal transit’ solution. The service, which will be run by dedicated local teams, has already picked up its first contract, securing an ......read more

Etihad Cargo Launches Luxury Car Service for Summer 2016…

Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2016:  Etihad Cargo, the freight division of Etihad Airways, has launched a unique, new travel offer for guests who want to travel with their luxury car over the Summer period.  Drivers can enjoy up to 20% off air cargo rates and their seat, when they book in First or Business Class. The cargo section for the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates is ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Rolls Out 4th Annual ‘Working Safely in the Heat' Campaign…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 June, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports has rolled out ‘Working Safely in the Heat’ campaign in its ports and KIZAD as part of the Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Center (OSHAD) and UAE Ministry of Labour’s ‘Safety in Heat’ programme. Abu Dhabi Ports campaign is being held for the fourth year to raise awareness about the dangers of working in ......read more

GAC Dubai opens dedicated co-packing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone…

Contract logistics arm aims to increase monthly throughput by 47% by mid-2017 Dubai, UAE, June 22, 2016:    GAC Dubai’s contract logistics arm has opened a new dedicated co-packing facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) as part of the company’s continued investment and growth strategy.  With its workforce of 200 highly experienced operatives, GAC ......read more

Marine Advisory Council calls for dynamic public-private partnerships to make Dubai's maritime ...…

June 21, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Marine Advisory Council discussed the best ways to continue leading the march to excellence pursued by the Dubai Maritime Authority in upgrading the components of Dubai’s maritime sector and modernizing infrastructure, developing legislative, legal and logistics aspects, and further diversifying investment opportunities to enhance the ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority organises ‘Fire and Safety Awareness' training…

June 20, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), in coordination with Dubai Customs, organised a ‘Fire and Safety Awareness’ training. The session was held to help raise awareness among crew members of dhow boats about fire and safety—aiming to reduce the number of untoward incidents within Dubai’s territorial waters and enhance the safety ......read more

DMCA celebrates creativity and encourages culture of innovation among staff…

June 19, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has honored a group of talented employees for their innovative ideas which will have a positive impact in advancing the development of the maritime sector and turn Dubai into one of the world’s most important maritime and logistics. The recognition was given during a special ceremony celebrating innovation ......read more

TMS celebrates 50 not out…

Dubai, 15th June 2016:- This is the 50th edition of the TMS Newsletter and The Maritime Standard would like to thank all its readers for their support in helping reach this significant milestone. Clive Woodbridge, editor, says, “We are very grateful for the encouragement and positive feedback that our readers have given us. It is our aim to continue to improve the newsletter and we look ......read more

All action at The Maritime Standard…

The Maritime Standard, the leading events, awards and publishing company, is gearing up for a busy few months with action in all sections. Towards the end of June the first The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook 2016/17 will be published, with reviews of activity in ports, shipping shipyards, maritime law, classification and other sectors of the maritime business in the UAE. Trevor Pereira, managing ......read more

National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) links with top global universities using ...…

The open forum was held to certify outstanding trainees and exchange knowledge on industry best practices by introducing FLA e-learning initiatives with Harvard, MIT, Princeton, United Nations and many more. Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2016:   The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) held an open Forum on FIATA Logistics Academy (FLA) on 15thMay, 2016 at the Le Meridian ......read more

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo enter joint business agreement…

Numerous benefits to customers from joint network between Hong Kong and Europe Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2016:  More direct connections, greater flexibility and time savings combined with service enhancements - these are just some of the benefits customers will enjoy in the future thanks to the cooperation between the cargo division of Cathay Pacific Airways, the leading air cargo carrier in ......read more

Kizad Launches Phase 2 of Logistics Park…

Kizad Logistics Park Phase 2 to comprise of 64 units Kizad Logistics Park will house a total of 105 pre-built warehouses Special lease rates for a limited time Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 22, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has announced the launch of the second phase of Kizad Logistics Park ......read more

Abu Dhabi Terminals Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary Milestone…

Decade of innovation and excellence delivers business growth and industry recognition Abu Dhabi, 19 May 2016 – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) – the region’s first semi-automated container terminal – celebrated its 10th year anniversary on 17 May in Abu Dhabi. ADT was established in 2006 by Emiri Decree No. (6), ......read more

DMCA conducts ‘Man Overboard' drill to enhance sea emergency response…

May 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 conducted an emergency drill at the Lagoon Area in Dubai to simulate the proper response to the ‘Man Overboard’ scenario. The exercise was conducted in cooperation with ......read more

Dubai Trade announces the 9th cycle of ESEA…

This year will introduce a new category for the Smart Services Awards, targeted at Shipping Services Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2016:  Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator, has announced the 9th edition of its annual flagship event, the E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA). The event aims to recognize the best performers in the e-Services adoption on Dubai Trade portal and ......read more

TMS networks in style…

The Maritime Standard (TMS) celebrated a number of exciting new initiatives at a special networking reception held on a specially chartered yacht at Dubai Marina Yacht Club on May 3rd.  The evening event was attended by over 100 of the region’s top maritime business figures, including Former ADNATCO-NGSCO chief executive, H.E. Dr. Ali Obaid Al Yabhouni, Abdulkareem Al Masabi, ......read more

New appointments in GAC Group Management team…

Dubai, 2 April 2016:  Global shipping, logistics and marine service provider GAC has announced two new appointments within its Group Management team.  Håkan Wester takes on the new role of Group Vice President – Strategy & Planning, and is charged with coordination and supporting the implementation of GAC strategy throughout the Group’s operations in more ......read more

Agility Issues 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report…

Logistics provider recognized as CSR leader in supply chain, transportation industry KUWAIT – Apr. 26, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, released “Deepening Impact,” a detailed report that showcases its commitment to ethical business conduct, employee rights, workplace safety, community investment and the environment in more than 100 countries where ......read more

MiX Telematics welcomes ATIC Data Systems to global channel partner network …

  MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has partnered with ATIC Data Systems in India, as part of a plan to strengthen its presence in India. The partnership demonstrates the commitment of both organisations to support fleet operators in India that aim to improve their efficiencies and boost driver safety levels. “As a global ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports launches third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign…

Awareness drive offers safe driving tips to 2000 drivers Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 April 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has launched the third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign to promote safe driving behaviours among port users. The week-long campaign titled “Be Aware & Drive with ......read more

Milaha reports net profit of QR 352 million for Q1 2016…

April 24, 2016. Doha, Qatar- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.     Key financial highlights: Operating revenues decreased by 1.9% to QAR 771 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, down from QR 786 million for the same period in 2015 Operating profit decreased by 7.2% to QAR 259 million ......read more

Milaha takes delivery of biggest lift boat in Qatar…

April 20, 2016. Dubai, UAE- Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services recently attended the launch and naming ceremony of the vessel at the Bohai Shipyard in China.  Named the ‘Milaha ......read more

The Maritime Standard Awards aims for hat-trick of success…

The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their third year and will once again celebrate the best and brightest stars of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent’s shipping, ports and related maritime  sectors at a glittering and high profile gala dinner 13 April 2016, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2016 will ......read more

UASC and Gulftainer mark 15,000 TEU green vessel maiden call to Khorfakkan Port…

Largest UASC vessel to date to call Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) Dubai, 10th April, 2016:  United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, and Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UAE, marked the maiden call of UASC’s 15,000 TEU M.V. Linah into Khorfakkan Container ......read more

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