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RSA Logistics awards rooftop solar contract to SirajPower

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

Customs World inks cooperation agreement with Dominican Customs

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

Agility's Earning Release for Full Year 2016

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

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre signs MoU with GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai Customs and Saudi counterpart discuss cooperation and future perspectives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRANCE HELICES is celebrating 40 years of excellence at Boatshow 2017

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

MBDA awarded additional Marte anti-ship missile contract by UAE

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

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

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

Dubai Customs showcases its innovations at Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference

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

UAE Navy buys Raytheon-made RAM Block 2s

Missiles will enhance protection of Emirates Baynunah-class corvettes ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 20, 2017):  The United Arab Emirates Navy awarded Raytheon a multi-million direct commercial sale for an undisclosed amount of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) Block 2, associated equipment, training and support.  RAM is a best-in-class ship self-defense weapon. It’s a supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget weapon designed to protect ships against anti-ship missiles, helicopters, aircraft and surface craft. “The Emirates want to protect the investment they’ve made in their naval forces, and that’s what RAM missiles provide,” said Chris Davis, president of Raytheon International Inc. in the UAE.  The missiles will be used to ......read more

GCC's inaugural ‘Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference' starts today

Organized by IQPC with strategic partnership of Dubai Customs  Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  The Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference, taking place on 20th-21st February at the Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai, is being organized by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) in strategic partnership with Dubai Customs to highlight the latest innovations in screening and detection technology for the prevention of cross-border crimes in the GCC and beyond.  With the UAE’s positioning as a world-class transport and integrated logistics hub, it has become more important than ever to deploy effective screening and detection technologies at all borders to prevent and deter criminals.  Currently, the logistics industry contributes around 14% of the UAE’s GDP and this figure is predicted to ......read more

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Management changes at GAC Group…

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

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TMS celebrates 50 not out…

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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

Maersk line Platinum Award 2016…

Maersk line's Annual Award Night recognizes the best performing logistics solutions providers and top customers of Maersk Line for the year 2015 Al Sharqi Shipping awarded 4th time in row for Maersk Platinum Award Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2016 On February 24, 2016 Al Sharqi Shipping was once again recognized as a top Maersk Line customer for the year 2015. This marked it their ......read more

GAC and HOYER Group join forces to deliver logistics service package…

Serving clients in 17 countries Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2016:  The HOYER Group, one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, has appointed GAC as its official agency partner in 17 countries in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.    A traditional independent family business since 1946, HOYER is one of the leading suppliers of sophisticated bulk ......read more

DMCA showcases local maritime sector competitiveness on the sidelines of TradeWinds Shipowners ...…

March 10, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), participated at Middle East’s First 2016 edition of TradeWinds Shipowners Forum which was held recently at the "Jumeirah Emirates Towers" hotel in Dubai, to discuss key issues related to the global maritime sector. Dubai hosted this global event in its third and final edition for the first time in ......read more

Gulftainer Registers 4% Growth in Container Volume across Global Portfolio in 2015…

• Recording impressive 9% spike in container volume, company’s UAE terminals in Khorfakkan and Sharjah emerge strongest performers in 2015 • Launch of operations in Lebanon in 2016, tripling of container volume over next decade form key strategic goals Sharjah-UAE: 10 March 2016 - Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based ......read more

Freight Systems breaks ground for an advanced logistics center at Dubai South…

Dubai, UAE: March 10, 2016 – Freight Systems, the Dubai-based global freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain company, today broke ground for an advanced warehouse and distribution center in the Logistics District of Dubai South. The ground breaking ceremony saw various senior representatives – from the Government of Dubai, Dubai South, clients, partners and employees – ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports organises Strategy Workshop with Stakeholders…

Inputs sought from strategic partners to shape final outlook of Abu Dhabi Ports’ 2016-2020 strategy Abu Dhabi, UAE - March 09, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, organised a ‘Strategy Workshop with Stakeholders’, in which the company shared its five-year strategy. Government stakeholders ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports' Khalifa Industrial Zone one of the first to attain ISO 9001:2015 certification…

‘ISO certification for whole organisation’ set as main objective for Abu Dhabi Ports Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 6, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has announced that Kizad has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality certification by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). ISO 9001:2015 ......read more

Demand for ‘Sea Level' experience is changing the Shape of Superyacht Design…

Entertainment, Gym and Relaxation Areas at the Waterline and Sweeping Views of the Water Rank Among the Most Common Requests from Buyers Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A desire to feel ever closer to sea is emerging as a notable trend among superyacht buyers, say manufacturers exhibiting at Dubai International Boat Show. Dubai is one of the world’s premier events for the superyacht ......read more

Submarines and Hydrofoils among High-Tech Products at Dubai International Boat Show…

Boat Show Attracts the Latest Innovations in Leisure Marine; Private Submarines Among a growing Market for Innovative Products and Can Explore Depths of up to 300 Metres; Hydrofoil Blades Allow Jet Ski-Sized Personal Water Craft to Ride Above the Waves Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Among the many water craft promoted at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show, two stand apart ......read more

DMCA continues successful participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2016 backed by innovation ...…

March 3, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues its successful participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2016 which is currently taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club and continue until March 5, 2015. The DMCA stand is garnering the attention of decision-makers and senior leaders from the maritime sector, who have lauded its ongoing ......read more

Water Sports make a Splash at Dubai International Boat Show…

New Beach Demo Area Proves a Big Hit With Visitors; Hands-on Activities Include Sailing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding and Fishing; Daredevil Stunt Shows Thrill the Crowds Dubai, United Arab Emirates: An array of new activities has proved a hit with visitors at the 24th Dubai International Boat Show, as the annual event expands to include a full range of watercraft, watersports, and leisure marine ......read more

DMCA showcases latest smart maritime applications at Dubai International Boat Show 2016…

March 2, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), launched a comprehensive portfolio of smart applications (app) and maritime interactive services amidst praise from exhibitors and visitors of Dubai International Boat Show 2016, which is being held at Dubai International Marine Club until March 5, 2016. The Authority’s smart mobile app ‘Smart ......read more

Dubai anchors reputation as global showcase for world's yacht and leisure boating industries…

Astounding 39 Global and Regional Boat Launches at 24th Dubai International Boat Show; Buoyant Buying Sentiment Spurs Small to Medium Boat Market Growth; Middle-East Market for Largest Yachts Grew 6% Annually from 2009 to 2015; New Beach Demo Area Gives Hands-On Water Sports Experiences Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai has become one of the world’s key locations in which ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority participates in Dubai International Boat Show 2016…

February 29, 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, participates at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest and most established marine event of its kind in the MENA region, which opens today (Tuesday, March 1, 2016) and will ......read more

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