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Mansour bin Mohammed inaugurates Marinas at Mina Rashid

Mina Rashid to harbor 5,000 luxury yachts and boats Dubai – 20 November 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated today the new Mina Rashid Marina: “Marinas” which will harbor 5,000 yachts and boats and will accommodate 20,000 in the next few years. It is expected to be a new world class touristic maritime and entertainment attraction.  The project, which is carried out by P&O, part of DP World, stretches over 13 square kms and features a number of facilities including an integrated entertainment city: Marina Cube.   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the place accompanied by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). His Highness listened ......read more

A new challenge for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini

From Hong Kong to London, retracing the 13.000 miles of the Tea Route Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2017:  A new record to beat for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini:  After claiming the records for the United States’ “Gold Route” from New York to San Francisco and the “Tea Clipper Trade Route” between San Francisco and Shanghai, China, the latest record attempt follows the route of the clipper ships that at the end of the 19th Century transported their cargoes of tea from Hong Kong to London via the Cape of Good Hope. The current record time, set in 2008 by Frenchman Lionel Lemonchois and his eight-man crew aboard the 100-foot catamaran Gitana 13, is 41 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds. Giovanni Soldini aims to attempt the record breaking run in January 2018 aboard the Maserati ......read more

NAFL President becomes the first Emirati female on board of International Association of Freight Forwarders

Nadia Abdul Aziz: Committed to further strengthening UAE’s position as the world’s leading logistics hub Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2025 October 30, 2017, Dubai (UAE):   Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), has become the first Emirati female from the United Arab Emirates to be nominated as Vice-President on the Global Extended Board of the International Association of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), which represents more than 44,000 forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries. She was elected by all global members of FIATA at the recently held FIATA World Congress in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.  Commenting on her election, Nadia said: “I am honoured to be elected as the Vice-President of the world’s most prestigious ......read more

115 Luxury Cruise Ships to Berth at Mina Rashid This Season

DP World is proud to support and contribute to Dubai’s vision to become the world’s leading cruise tourism hub, Mr. Bin Sulayem Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October, 2017:  With Dubai becoming a premiere international cruise destination, DP World is ready to take on the increasing influx of holiday makers with the start of the 2017-18 cruise tourism season and is expecting 115 luxury cruise ships from 22 ocean-sailing cruise lines to berth at Mina Rashid’s Dubai Cruise Terminal facilities over the coming season. The Dubai Cruise Terminal, operated by DP World, at Port Rashid is one of the world’s top five ultra-luxury ports and a preferred port of call for 650,000 passengers on international cruise liners. The season will kick start on 25 October with the arrival of the ‘Seabourn Encore’ ......read more

Jebel Ali Expands Further as Terminal 3 Gets 1.5m TEU New Capacity

First of 84 new STS automated gantry cranes arrive with retrofitted equipment servicing global shipping alliances Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October, 2017:  Global trade enabler DP World is stepping up container handling productivity at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, by adding 1.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) to Container Terminal 3 (T3).  The expansion is in response to emerging market demand and increases the port’s capacity from 18 million TEU to 19.5 million TEU. T3 now has a capacity of 4 million TEU and will be the world’s largest semi-automated terminal.  The first batch of 37 new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 47 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes are already operational and servicing customers. The 720,000 sqm facility was inaugurated in 2014 by His Highness ......read more

Gulftainer Wins Port and Terminal Operator Award at Seatrade Maritime Awards 2017

Sharjah-UAE: 16 October, 2017:  Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company, has won the prestigious Port and Terminal Operator Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa 2017 for the second consecutive year. Tom Nauwelaerts, managing director of Momentum Logistics, Gulftainer's third-party logistics (3PL) division, received the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Dubai. Gulftainer stood out among strong competition from DP World UAE Region, Abu Dhabi Ports, Red Sea Gateway Terminal, Saudi Global Ports Company, and SOHAR Port and Freezone. Speaking on the win, Flemming Dalgaard, CEO of Gulftainer, said: “Gulftainer is proud to be recognised for its operational excellence at the prestigious industry ......read more

Sète Port Authority and P&O Ports Get Ready for Start of Operations in 2018

Partners tour facility to celebrate new era for Port de Sète Investment in trade and marine infrastructure signal economic growth for city and wider region Dubai, United Arab Emirates/ Sète, France, 7 October2017:  Leaders of the Sète Port Authority, The Occitanie Region and P&O Ports have toured the city’s container terminal in the south of France following the three-year management contract awarded to the multi-purpose ports operator in July this year. On a visit to Sète this week, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai met with the Regional President, Mme Carole Delga  and Port Authority President, Mr. Jean-Claude Gayssot, and toured the facility including P&O Ports new offices. He noted that the start of operations was due in early 2018 and ......read more

NAFL to represent UAE at FIATA World Congress

Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2020 October 4, 2017, Dubai (UAE):  The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), the oldest association of freight and logistics service providers in the Middle East, will bring the spotlight on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a logistics hub at the world’s largest gathering of international freight and logistics experts and decision makers at the FIATA World Congress to be held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, from October 4-8. UAE is among the biggest contributors to the GCC’s logistics sector. With Dubai alone awarding construction contracts worth AED 11 billion this year in preparations for the World Expo 2020 and investing much more toward developing infrastructure and enhancing its logistics facilities in the run upto the Expo, the country offers ......read more

Project Neptune: Triton and Aston Martin

Creative collaboration with Triton and Aston Martin Concept design leading to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition submersible Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and marine  worlds  First project by Aston Martin Consulting Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-the-art submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world, with all the performance, beauty and elegance one has come to expect from the British marque.    Triton has unparalleled expertise in the design, manufacture and operation of submersibles for researchers, explorers and ......read more

AKAB International Investment and Alifax Join Hands to Bring Alifax Gulf to the Region

Alifax Gulf Brings Latest Microbiology Patent Instruments to UAE  Plans to expand business to cover all GCC countries 28 Sept. 2017, Dubai, UAE:  AKAB International Investment (AKAB), the pioneer in transportation & logistics, construction and trading investment together with AliFax, one of the leading Italian companies specialized in the development, production and distribution of clinical diagnostic instrumentation, announced their joint venture and distribution agreements to launch Alifax Gulf in the UAE with expansion plans to cover all the GCC countries.  Alifax Gulf will bring the latest microbiology patent instruments to the UAE market to include ALIBOX, MOLECULAR MOUSE, HB&L-Alfred- Sidecar, HOTBLOOD and 1 Minute identification by ATR-FTIR. The products introduced will serve the healthcare industry, ......read more

Set sail for the Yas Marina Boat Festival

Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017:  Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has expanded the festival for Autumn 2017 with a spectacular nautical-themed schedule celebrating the very best of #LifeAtSea. The perfect event for seasoned sailors or for those who just want to take a dip into the world of boats, this year’s lineup offers a unique opportunity to discover everything there is to know about life on the waves. Taking place from 2pm to 9pm each day, the festival will be showcasing an incredible selection of ......read more

DMC partners with Marasi News to further reinforce its excellence in the market

This partnership aims at enhancing the maritime sector in Dubai and the UAE, through providing professional media services dedicated to the maritime sector, in order to raise the awareness about the advanced skills and competencies in the maritime sector  Dubai, UAE, 18th of September 2017:  In line with its vision to be an international maritime hub and to create the best business and maritime services cluster, Dubai Maritime City signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tactics Maritime Creative Communication which is responsible for managing and publishing “Marasi News” the first maritime specialized media platform in the Middle East. In return, Marasi News shall provide integrated media services for companies operating in DMC, in order to help them increase their sales and enhance their presence in the ......read more

Jafza hosts 328 logistics companies over 4.2million sqm

UAE economic growth boosting logistics sector says Bin Sulayem  Dubai, 17 September 2017:  Recent forecasts for growth in UAE trade are set to benefit the country’s logistics sector according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.  A BMI report published recently forecasts a steady rise in trade of 4.35 percent year on year in 2017, driven by a 5 percent growth in imports and exports of 3.7 percent. The report sees positive economic growth for the UAE over the next five years due to government plans to diversify the economy through the development of trade, the service sector and tourism. Mr Bin Sulayem believes these trends will further encourage prospects for the logistics, warehousing and handling sector increasing demand and attracting more businesses to the country who will need ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports recognised for exceptional Security Management; Receives ISO 28000 Certification

Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been accredited with the ISO 28000:2007 certificate of Security Management System for Supply Chain by global certification provider, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). LRQA assessors independently audited the security management system that has been put in place at Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Musaffah Port and Abu Dhabi Ports Headquarters.  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, received the certificates at the Abu Dhabi Ports headquarters, for all four sites in tandem. The security management system is required to review the risks ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports celebrates Emirati Women's Day

Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 28, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), celebrates Emirati Women’s Day, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the Emirati women at Abu Dhabi Ports.  Abu Dhabi Ports is a strong advocate for creating and enabling career and skill development opportunities for female employees and Emiratis.  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, expressed his deep pride in Emirati women’s accomplishments in the UAE and in the company, saying: “Emirati women have been increasingly playing a leading role at Abu Dhabi Ports and the company has encouraged and recognised their ......read more

First Emirati women graduate as ‘Master of Coastal Waters' & ‘VTS Operator' from Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre

Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 23, 2017:  Abu Dhabi is marking a new milestone today, as the first three Emirati women graduate as masters (Captain) of 24-Meters vessels from the Maritime Training Centre at Abu Dhabi Ports. Abu Dhabi Ports is the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the container terminal at Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). Ahead of Emirati Women’s Day, Sahar Rasti, Fatema Al Khaja and  Mahra Al Shamsi received the ‘Certificate of Competency Master of Coastal Waters up to 24 Meters Vessels’ along with ten other students after six and a half months of extensive theoretical and practical training and coursework. Abu Dhabi Ports began the course specifically to train Emiratis in the ......read more

3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) launches “Maritime Business Leaders Forum”

Supporting the UAE Maritime Strategy 2021 and is attended by delegation from IMO Major developments in the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) makes it a permanent platform for decision-makers networking, and developing strategic ideas and modern technologies for the advancement of the maritime sector Dubai, UAE, 15 August 2017:  Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) will be held at the Dubai International Trade Centre on 30-31 October 2017.  MARACAD will be held during the peak period supporting the UAE's international campaign for its nomination for the membership of the Executive Council of the ......read more

“Gulf Navigation Holding” marked rapid profit growth in the first half of 2017 by 33%

The company achieved remarkable growth in 2017 and witnessed many outstanding achievements in line with the steady growth of UAE economy Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017:  The Dubai based “Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC”, listed in Dubai Financial Market (DFM) under “GULFNAV”, has announced 33% growth in net profits by the end of the first half of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016.  This announcement comes concurrently with the new phase the company is launching to strengthen its position and competitiveness globally. Gulf Navigation is aiming to be one of the innovative service providers in the maritime and shipping industry.  The latest financial reports released by the company shows a continuous steady improvement in its financial performance. The net profit in the first half of 2017 was ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports seals strategic partnership with Healthpoint for wellness-coaching program

Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi , port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi( KIZAD), recently signed a strategic partnership with Healthpoint, a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi, to launch a wellness-coaching program for its employees. Healthpoint is part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers.  The agreement, signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Dr. Mai Ahmed  Al Jaber, Deputy Medical Director and Head of Public Health at Healthpoint, is dedicated to employees and promises numerous long-term health benefits to them and their families. Throughout the year, Healthpoint will lead Abu Dhabi Port ......read more

Six Down, Two to Go - ADSB Keeps Up Pace in Delivering Ships to Kuwait

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 13 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, this month marked another milestone in its project to build vessels for the Kuwait Navy, with the formal acceptance of the landing craft Sabhan into service as part of the agreement signed with Ministry of Defense of Kuwait.   The July 13 ceremony in which the Sabhan was formally accepted, held at Kuwait Navy Base, was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, Kuwait’s Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Mohammed Al-Khader, Chief of General Staff of Kuwait's Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Al Nawaf, Deputy Chief of General Staff of Kuwait's Armed Forces, along with ......read more

Automation key to tackling maritime skills crisis

Facing a shortfall of 147,000 qualified officers by 2025, speakers at SOMWME 2017 hail advancements in automation and connection as the answer to shipping’s skills shortage  Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2017:  A perfect storm of retiring baby-boomers and the ongoing global economic downturn, are causing the number of skilled seafarers in the global industry to shrink dramatically, but attendees at Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) will hear from an expert panel of speakers how automation and advances in connectivity could solve the looming skills crisis.  The issue will be addressed on day one of the biannual Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) 2017 exhibition and conference, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 25 – 27 September 2017, where ......read more

ISO 22301 Certification for Business Continuity Management System awarded to Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Aug 6, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been awarded the ISO 22301 certification for its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The certification is a business continuity management benchmark, recognising the effectiveness of the BCMS design and implementation thereof, to reduce the company’s risk exposure associated with emergencies and crisis management.  Commenting on this achievement, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports CEO said: “Abu Dhabi Ports is committed to adopting best practices in line with Abu Dhabi Government’s aim to achieve excellence across all its business units ......read more

Access World to build a 3PL facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone

Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017:  Access World Logistics L.L.C., a joint-venture between U.A.E. based Rais Hassan Saadi (RHS) Group and Switzerland-headquartered Access World Group (Access World) organized a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of their upcoming 3rd party logistics facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone. The event was graced by Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President & Managing Director – DP World UAE Region and CEO – JAFZA, Mr. Asim Al Abbasi, CFO – JAFZA, Mr. Abdulla Bin Damithan, Director Commercial – DP World UAE Region, Ms. Madiha Salem, Director EHS – Trakhees, other officials from various authorities, key clients, service providers and leaders from the shipping & logistics fraternity. Mr. Saleem Al Rais, Director – RHS Group, Mr. Peter M. Waszkis – CEO Access ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Officially Inaugurates the 170 million Dirham New Delma Port

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 Defeat Rivals IMCO in 2017 SOHAR Cup Final

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

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

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

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

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14 thousands of registered companies conducting more than 19 million transactions on Dubai Trade ...…

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FRANCE HELICES is celebrating 40 years of excellence at Boatshow 2017…

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MBDA awarded additional Marte anti-ship missile contract by UAE…

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UAE Navy buys Raytheon-made RAM Block 2s…

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

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GAC Pindar returns as official logistics provider for Volvo Ocean Race…

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Al Hebsi: We’re working to create a sustainable maritime economy based in the UAE For the 2nd consecutive year, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” brings world’s attention to the added value the UAE’s state-of-the-art marine infrastructure and strategic location offer, supporting the UAE National Agenda to be the best destination in the maritime ......read more

IATA, UNCTAD Collaborate to Boost Global Adoption of Cargo Messaging Standards…

Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2017:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into ASYCUDAWorld, the UNCTAD automated customs management system used by 90 countries worldwide for their customs procedures. The integration of ......read more

Milaha Launches First Ever Direct Container Service Between Saudi Arabia And India…

Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a maritime and logistics conglomerate based in Qatar, has signed an agreement with the Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) in India, to start the first direct common carrier feeder service between Saudi Arabia and India. The frequency of the first-of-its-kind service will be weekly and will connect the Gujarat port of Kandla directly with Jebel ......read more

KIZAD Registers Strong Performance in 2016…

KIZAD’s Contribution to Abu Dhabi’s GDP Estimated to be Over 3% of Emirate’s Non-oil GDP Leases out More than Two Million Square Metres of Prime Industrial Land in 2016 Emiratisation rose from 45% in Jan 2016 to 64% in Dec 2016 Abu Dhabi-UAE: Jan 25, 2017:  Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), part of Abu Dhabi Ports, has reported a solid performance in ......read more

World-class Port infrastructure a key driver in Free Zone development, Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO ...…

Oxford Business Group broadcasts new digital interview Abu Dhabi, January 22nd 2017:  The maritime and logistics industry still offers plenty of opportunities for growth, despite the current challenging economic climate, Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports, told Oxford Business Group’s digital broadcasting channel, Global Platform. Speaking in a wide-ranging interview ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports delivers IALA accredited courses to local maritime entities…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 21, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Ports, one of nine organisations to offer certified courses by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation & Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) worldwide, has conducted the IALA Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Level-2 training course to the first group of external trainees from entities that provide maritime and offshore services in the ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosts Abu Dhabi reception…

Introducing the new centre to the Abu Dhabi maritime sector Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 18, 2017:  The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted the first of its series of 2017 events in the UAE Capital, Abu Dhabi to further promote its services to local maritime stakeholders. Taking place on Wednesday January 18 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, the event featured a panel of key speakers ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches HSE Award…

Award Honours Corporate Departments, Employees and Partners Abu Dhabi–UAE: 17 January, 2017:  As part of its efforts to reinforce safety practices in workplace, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has launched a health, safety and environment (HSE) award.  Aimed ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 15, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Musataha Agreement with Khalidia International Shipping LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates Business Group (EBG), to set up a third-party logistics (3PL) warehouse with a total investment of AED 80 million in Khalifa Industrial Zone’s (KIZAD) trade and logistics cluster. The agreement was signed by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Jaleel Al ......read more

Membership applications now open at the new Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)…

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

Dubai Maritime City Authority discusses mechanisms of new resolution on Aids to Navigation (AtoN) ...…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 releases major report on GCC logistics…

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

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

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

Chinese One Belt One Road initiative reaches SOHAR…

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

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

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

Mwani Qatar, Milaha Join Hands to Manage Hamad Port…

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 Ports welcomes Kuwaiti company to Khalifa Industrial Zone…

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

DMCA and Lloyd's Register sign MOU on joint Research & Development and Commercialization activities…

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

DMCA and Det Norske Veritas to explore future of maritime industry in research, development and ...…

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

DHL Express to Become Faster and More Efficient As First Logistics Company in the UAE to be AEO ...…

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

DMCA formulates new innovative ideas for strengthening competitiveness of Dubai's maritime cluster…

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

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