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GAC Dubai Contract Logistics Operations Meet ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Standard

Dubai, UAE 22 May 2017 – GAC Dubai’s commitment to quality and food safety has earned it ISO 22000:2005 accreditation. Certification comes after a stringent DNV audit which confirmed the company’s compliance with the internationally recognised standard.  It builds on the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system implemented across GAC Dubai since 1996, and incorporates the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) - covering the storage and distribution of perishable food. Distribution Centre Manager, Richard Potts says, “GAC Dubai’s ability to underwrite its quality systems in support of customers’ supply chains is testament to its commitment to providing consistently high quality and safe services to its customers.” “Food reaches consumers through ......read more

Five More Global Companies Join Jafza's Tumoohi Programme

21 companies support training Emirati workforce of the future  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 May 2017: Five new global companies have signed up to be part of Jafza’s Tumoohi programme that provides UAE Nationals with work experience and employment opportunities.   DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem signed a series of agreements with Michelin, Danube Group, Transworld Logistics, Conares and Al Dobowi recently bringing the total number of companies participating in the programme to 21.   The Five new companies join industry leaders such as P&G, Unilever, Proclad and Mars GCC, Nestle, GE and others to provide young Emiratis the specialised job skills and technical expertise required by the job market coupled with one-on-one mentorship from leading professionals in their respective ......read more

Saqr Port purchases additional tug boat to support expansion plans

Ras Al Khaimah, May 17th 2017:  Saqr Port Authority, which manages the largest bulk-handling port in the middle East, has taken a further step in its planned capacity expansion by signing a deal with Dutch Shipbuilding and Engineering Conglomerate Damen Group for the delivery of a new ASD 2913 tug.  The announcement comes in quick succession of Saqr Port’s recently publicised deal with German machinery manufacturer Liebherr Maritime for two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes. Both contracts have been signed in support of Saqr Port’s plans to establish new berths to create additional capacity in response to rising demand for import / export movements through the Port. In addition to the increased capacity planning, RAK Ports recently opened the Marine Training Institute to deliver FTA accredited training ......read more

Paragon Offshore's logistics base in Abu Dhabi completed with GAC's support

Fully-fledged services included pre-building design development, construction and transportation   Abu Dhabi, UAE 16 May 2017:  GAC Abu Dhabi has completed the preparation, construction and relocation of a logistics base dedicated to supporting Paragon Offshore's operations. The global drilling services provider entrusted the handling of the entire project to establish the new base to GAC. That included: designing the plot and layout of the base; obtaining all necessary approvals to developing a storage facility; arranging renovation works; and relocating all cargo from Paragon Offshore’s old site to the new facility. The base will provide support to two of Paragon Offshore’s jack-up rigs. Situated at Mina Zayed port, known for its safe and accessible location, the base has an open yard space of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Prepares to Conduct Joint Emergency and Crisis Response Exercise for Maritime Transport Incidents

In conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team, is preparing to conduct an “Emergency Response for Maritime Transport Accidents” in Zayed Port on May 17, 2017. The exercise aims to enhance communication and joint planning for emergency response and crisis management with participating entities.  Eleven government entities will participate in the exercise, including the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA, Crisis Response Office – Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Police, Critical Infrastructure and Coastline ......read more

New Auto Gate System Opens at Hutchison Ports SOHAR

HE Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi, MoTC, officially opens new Port facilities Auto Gate will make shipments at SOHAR faster and more secure Huge infrastructure investments are creating a major regional hub As the world’s leading port network, Hutchison Ports is no stranger to significant infrastructure investments or world-leading technologies. As the container terminal operator at SOHAR Port in Oman, Hutchison is taking its next bold step towards modernisation and full automation, with the launch of its new Auto Gate system at Terminal C. The Terminal already features remote-controlled quayside cranes capable of handling next generation 20,000 TEU vessels. His Excellency Dr Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications in Oman, was on hand on Saturday to officially inaugurate the new, state-of-the-art ......read more

Annual Ports Partners Forum Brings Services Breakthrough for Investors

Forum Emphasized Customer Service Excellence as Vital to Global Reach Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 May 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), organised its second annual partner forum with its stakeholders and key customers.  Held at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, the forum discussed challenges and opportunities in a transparent and constructive setting and identified improvement areas to support economic diversification in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision. With key participation from directors from the government regulatory authorities for service delivery, the forum highlighted Abu Dhabi Ports’ achievements and opportunities and the company’s continuous close work with its partners, key customers ......read more

Agility Reports 17% EBITDA and 11% Net Profit Increase for Q1

Financial Highlights     Q1 2017 (Million KD) Q1 2016 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 320.5 298.8 +7.3% Net Revenue 110.8 102 +8.6% EBITDA 30.8 26.2 +17.4% Net Profit 14.6 13.1 +11.1% EPS (fils) 12.7 11.4 +11.4% Dubai – May 11, 2017 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today reported earnings of 12.7 fils per share on net profit of KD 14.6 million, an increase of 11.4% over the same period in ......read more

Gulftainer to Co-host Sharjah Business Summit with Key Government Entities

Port operator to co-host event with Shurooq, Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Ports Authority, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah’s free zone authorities  Summit to showcase new investment opportunities, supply chain innovations in Sharjah Sharjah-UAE: 11 May, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, in conjunction with its logistics subsidiary Momentum Logistics, will co-host the Sharjah Business Summit with prominent local government entities. Set to take place at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 17 May 2017, the event will highlight the emirate’s investment potential and showcase state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain solutions that can accelerate business growth in Sharjah. Organisers of the summit include the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Presents FDI Opportunities at Seoul Investment Forum

Abu Dhabi, UAE-  May10, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi and the Korean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, have hosted yesterday a high level investment forum for the Korean market, in Seoul. Held at the headquarters of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Forum objective was to highlight and explore promising industrial, trade and investment opportunities by introducing the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone, recently labelled as the the largest free zone in the Middle East, to the Korean market. The forum was held in the presence of His Excellency Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador in the Republic of Korea, Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, CEO of Khalifa Industrial Zone, ......read more

Gulftainer Recognised for Technological Excellence at Logistics Middle East Awards 2017

Sharjah-UAE: 30 April 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company was named winner of the main award in the ‘Technology Implementation of the Year’ category at the Logistics Middle East Awards 2017.  The company was recognised for the successful implementation of its state-of-the-art Marine and Container Handling (MACH) Terminal Operating System (TOS), which marks a major technology milestone for Gulftainer and the industry at large.  Since 2016, Gulftainer has been rolling out MACH TOS, which it implemented in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in a phased manner across its terminals in the UAE. The customised software provides Gulftainer with computerised control and management of container storage and movement, ......read more

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

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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

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

DMCA to issue official licenses for visiting yachts at Dubai International Boat Show 2016…

February 27, 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 revealed that it has completed all of its preparations for the issuance of official permits for visiting yachts participating in this year’s edition of the Dubai International Boat ......read more

UAE food giant NFPC begins construction of factory in Abu Dhabi Ports' Kizad…

Energy-saving facility will be one of the first fully automated in the world Abu Dhabi, UAE - 25 February 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, announced the launch of construction activities of National Food Product Company’s (NFPC) new 752,000-sq metre production facility in Kizad. NFPC is ......read more

DMCA to introduce comprehensive portfolio of maritime licensing services at Dubai International ...…

February 24, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is poised to introduce an integrated portfolio of maritime licensing services on the side lines of its upcoming participation at Dubai International Boat Show 2016 from March 1 to 5, 2016 at the Dubai International Marine Club in Mina Seyahi. This move is part of DMCA’s efforts to facilitate maritime ......read more

Middle East Region Hosts Some of the Largest Yachts in the World, Says SYBAss Secretary General…

Continued Demand for Superyachts Among HNWIs Drives Attendance to Region’s Premium Leisure Marine Event; Explorer-style Superyachts Lead Gulf Sales: CEO of Gulf Craft Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Region hosts some of the largest yachts in the world, according to the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) whose members are participating in Dubai International Boat ......read more

Disruptive Technology Could Radically Reshape Cargo Industry, DP World Chairman Tells World ...…

• Disruptive technology will change how cargo is moved • JAFZ and port to account for 50% of Dubai’s GDP in 2025 • Rapid growth creates challenges which can become opportunities Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2016 – The use of drones and high speed transport systems such as Hyperloop to move and deliver cargo could radically impact large ports like Jebel ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports' investments in new equipment improve efficiency of port operations…

Double-digit growth in general cargo and RoRo drives equipment upgrade Abu Dhabi, UAE - February 10, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has procured a range of new advanced equipment this year as part of an ongoing upgrade to all of the general cargo and Roll-on-roll-off (RoRo) handling equipment at ......read more

Middle East Residents Own World's Longest and Most Luxurious Boats, Says SYBAss Secretary General…

Continued Demand for Superyachts Among HNWIs Drives Attendance to Region’s Premium Leisure Marine Event; Explorer-style Superyachts Lead Gulf Sales: CEO of Gulf Craft Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Superyacht owners from the Middle East own the longest and most luxurious yachts in the world, according to the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) whose members are participating in ......read more

GAC Group's P&I expert wins IMC Golden Shield Excellence Award at IMC Excellence Awards 2016…

P&I Regional Manager - Middle East, Meena Mathews scoops recognition for track record in delivering P&I and insurance services to maritime industry Dubai, 8 February 2016 – The International Maritime Club presented Meena Mathews, GAC’s Regional P&I Manager for the Middle East, with its Excellence in Marine Claims Management accolade at the IMC Excellence Awards ceremony ......read more

Al Khat Packaging begins construction of its plant in Abu Dhabi Ports' Kizad…

AED 80m-facility to support Al Khat’s packaging material supply for McDonalds February 02, 2016 - Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, announced today the start of construction of Al Khat Packaging Co.’s subsidiary ‘Gulf Printing and Packaging Company’ in Kizad. One ......read more

24th DubaiIinternational Boat Show Expands Into Exceptional Marine Lifestyle Experience…

New Activity-Based Features, Water Sports, First-Time Ever Beach Access and On-Yacht Dining Experiences Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 2016 edition of Dubai International Boat Show will expand into an experiential lifestyle event which is set to delight its fans, according to its organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC.) The 24th running of the Dubai International Boat Show, 1 – 5 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Terminals to unveil over 100 job vacancies for Emiratis at Tawdheef…

Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve 51% Emiratisation in 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE - 27 January 2016:   Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, and its subsidiary – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), which operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, will unveil more than 100 job openings for Emiratis next week, as part of their ......read more

Middle East's First 2016 edition of TradeWinds Shipowners Forum to Take Place in Dubai…

January 24, 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, will throw the spotlight on the emirate’s maritime strategy during this year’s TradeWinds Shipowners Forum Middle East. The event is taking place on March 9, 2016 at the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services demonstrates safety preparedness for ferries in Western Region…

“Abandon Vessel Drill” conducted to ensure safety and security of ferry passengers in Western Region Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 13, 2015: Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services recently conducted a live exercise demonstrating the comprehensive safety preparedness when dealing with emergency situations. The company conducted a safety drill on a ferry operating between Mugharrag Port and ......read more

GAC rings in New Year with management changes…

Continues tradition of innovation in 60th anniversary year Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2016:  Four managers from the GAC Group start 2016 with a new challenge as they take on new roles for the global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services. Peter Österman moves to his native Sweden to take on the new role of Commercial Manager – Shipping for Denmark, Finland and ......read more

DMCA bags four new ISO Certificates for Quality Standards…

06 January, 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, recently received four certifications under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the renowned international standard-setting body. The recognitions reflect the ......read more

Etihad Rail partners with CEVA logistics…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 06 January, 2016: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies. The MoU was signed by Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, and Mr Jerome Lorrain, Executive Vice President - ......read more

‘Maqta Gateway' begins initial operations…

Abu Dhabi Ports successfully implements Stage1 of its port community system Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 5, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has started initial trial operations of its Port Community System, ‘Maqta Gateway’, following the successful completion of Stage1 of the overall project ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports and Gulf Marine Services (GMS) announce new partnership…

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports – the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate ― has signed a contract with Gulf Marine Services (GMS) that will see the creation of a state-of-the-art facility at Zayed Port where GMS will construct and maintain its offshore support vessels that serve the region’s oil and gas industry. Zayed ......read more

Dubai witnesses remarkable increase in marine registration and licensing to more than double 2014 ...…

December 27, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the registration of 1,623 marine crafts (compared to 945 in 2014) and the issuance of 2,396 marine crew licenses (compared to 945 in 2014) to date. The figures reflect a ......read more

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ports opens upgraded Al ...…

Investments in infrastructure and new upgraded facilities to better serve the community Abu Dhabi, UAE – Dec 23, 2015: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Ports, officially inaugurated Al Mirfa Port in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. ......read more

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