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Packaging Manufacturer TNA Opens Its New Regional Office at DAFZA Industrial Park

March 18, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  TNA – a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions – successfully held the opening ceremony for its Middle East operations at DAFZA Industrial Park. The official opening ceremony was held at the new headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Al Madani Assistant Director General, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, Mukul Shukla General Manager MENA & India, TNA and Nadia Taylor, director and co-founder, TNA, along with DAFZA and TNA senior executives and senior dignitaries. The new facility will allow TNA MENA to offer a range of after-market services to customers in the region, including enhanced technical support, a new training and demo centre, and easier access to spare parts.  Nasser Al Madani Assistant Director General, Dubai ......read more

Al Mouj Marina recognizes top SMEs

The initiative focuses on providing support to business   Dubai, UAE, 16 March, 2019:   Al Mouj Marina recently recognised the achievements of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) which operate within it, in an initiative launched by the CEO of Al Mouj Muscat.   The initiative focuses on providing SMEs with support to enhance their businesses, particularly their customer service standards, through various improvements. These include office and workspace refurbishments as well as marketing exposure on various platforms. As part of the initiative, Al Mouj Marina recognised its top performing SMEs, scored on customer experience and HSE compliance criteria. The top performing SMEs, Daymaniat Shells, Al Muhajer and Oman Sea Tours, were awarded further benefits in the form of marketing exposure and financial ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone reduces business setup fees by more than 65%

ADAFZ waives new company license fees and is granted exemption from Tawtheeq registration and VAT in designated zones for its customers 13th March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) has reduced business setup costs by more than 65%, with the aim of improving customer satisfaction, enhancing its regional competitiveness and attracting new sources of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The business setup cost reduction also supports the government of Abu Dhabi’s latest initiatives aimed at strengthening the competitive business environment of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In addition to waiving all license fees for new companies, ADAFZ has received a Tawtheeq registration exemption as well as an exclusion of VAT in designated zones across its properties for its customers. It is equally enhancing its ......read more

IATA Launches CEIV Fresh

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products.  “Perishable goods is a growing market for air cargo. Ensuring that these delicate and short shelf-life products reach the customer unspoiled with minimal waste and loss is essential. Shippers will have assurance that CEIV Fresh certified companies are operating to the highest quality and standards in the transport of perishable products,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. The specific time and temperature requirements for food and plant products makes the handling and transporting of perishable ......read more

Air Cargo Priorities: Trade, Global Standards and Modernization

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized.    The three priorities are; Accelerating the speed of process modernization, Implementing and enforcing global standards, and Keeping borders open to trade. The call came during the opening address by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, at the 13th World Cargo Symposium.    The operating environment for air cargo is increasingly challenging.  Demand for air cargo grew by 3.5% in 2018, a significant deceleration from 2017 which saw extraordinary growth of 9.7%.  Weakening ......read more

Dubai Customs deals with 15,000 dhows in Dubai Creek in 2018

Dubai – 09 March 2019: Dubai Customs always provides support to the maritime sector towards a more diversified economy in line with the Dubai Plan 2021. This helps in facilitating trade in different ports including Dubai Creek, which may not be the city’s most important trading port anymore but it will always be a very important route of trade for dhows at the heart of Dubai. During his visit to the Coastal Customs Centers Management, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih highlighted the very important role Dubai Creek plays in the city’s diversified trade and is still shaping the very soul of Dubai, now running freely through the veins of the city, keeping alive its vibrant heartbeat, linking the sea back to the sea. For centuries, Dubai Creek was the link between Dubai and the outside ......read more

Turkish Cargo brings circus lions back to their natural habitat

Offering service to 124 countries as the fastest-growing air cargo brand around the world, Turkish Cargo brought home three lioness sisters Luca, Charlie and Kai along with baby lion Nathan to South Africa, their natural habitat. They were airlifted from Kiev via Istanbul, with utmost regard for animal rights as the driving force.  United Arab Emirates, 7 March 2019 The baby lion Nathan and the three lioness sisters Luca, Charlie and Kai had been used as circus animals. They lived in concrete and steel cages of 35 square meters in Ukraine under harsh conditions without direct sunlight and clean air, far away from their natural habitat.  The lions were saved by the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization (LAEO), an organization that acts with the mission of defending animal rights. They were then transported to their ......read more

PTV Group eyes Middle East growth as the region invests in sophisticated traffic and autonomous vehicle management systems

Dubai, UAE; March 06; 2019: PTV Group, a market leader in software solutions for traffic and logistics, has strengthened its presence in the Middle East with senior level appointments. In addition to the existing offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg; the company is planning to open offices in Saudi Arabia and India to ensure greater proximity to customers. PTV Group’s software is currently being used by key authorities and institutions in the region such as RTA, Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, Federal Transport Authority UAE, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Saudi Ministry of Transport, Dubai Airports, STS GEMS and many others; to plan and simulate impact of a variety of proposed private and public transport options and derive implication for planners and operators.  According to Andrea Petti, managing ......read more

The Majesty 175 - Gulf Craft's first mega yacht marks a new level of refinement

Scheduled for delivery by end of this year, the stunning accomplishment takes a significant step forward Dubai, March 5, 2019 - It is history in the making for Gulf Craft as work on its first mega yacht progresses swiftly. The shipyard revealed the on-going work of art to the journalists during a tour of its state-of-the-art facility.  Impressed by the masterpiece and choice of materials used onboard, the journalists got a chance to meet the design team involved in this triumph of craftsmanship. Originally introduced to the public during the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016, the 54 metres flagship is being built completely at the advanced facility in Umm Al Quwain. Scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019, the tri-deck 490-tonne mega yacht will have trans-Atlantic capability and over 4,000 nautical miles range.  The ......read more

UPS Freight Forwarding awarded top industry position by its customers

UPS Freight Forwarding Receives #1 Ranking in the 2018 Mastio & Company Performance Benchmarking Award based on interviews with 1,500 global freight forwarding decision makers Responding to feedback, new upgrade to Flex® Global View shipping tool gives customers easier access to their global supply chain transactions   UAE, DUBAI, March 02, 2019 - UPS (NYSE:UPS) earned the leading position for its freight forwarding business in the 6th edition of an industry performance benchmarking study conducted by Mastio & Company. The independent study, which measures customer value and loyalty, is based on interviews conducted with more than 1,500 freight forwarding decision makers from around the world.     “UPS Freight Forwarding is listening carefully to what our customers, particularly ......read more

Gulf Craft reveals its strategic vision with six global premieres

Innovatively designed Nomad Yachts also powered by solar energy launched, setting a new benchmark  Dubai, March 02, 2019 – Gulf Craft, the Emirates pioneer builder of luxury yachts and leisure boats arrives at the 27th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show with a fleet of 12 vessels.  The triple-deck Majesty 140, the biggest superyacht in Gulf Craft's collection for this year's show is a masterpiece that will capture all the attention.  The award-winning Majesty 100, famed for her sky-lounge deck, will also be on display along with the owner-managed Majesty 62. Riding the waves of success, Gulf Craft introduces an all-new range of innovative solar-powered Nomad Yachts, the next generation of Oryx Sport Cruiser and a new breed under the Silvercraft fishing boats.  The company hails ......read more

Lukoil Marine Lubricants ME awarded 3-year tender by OSC

As per the deal, Lukoil will supply Oman Shipping Company’s fleet of 39 vessels Dubai, United Arabi Emirates – 20th  of February 2019:  Lukoil Marine Lubricants Middle East, the subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil Oil Company and located in the UAE, has inked a guaranteed three-year contract with Oman Shipping Company (OSC). The recent signing took place at the Amwaj Rotana in Jumeirah Beach Residence and the parties involved in the signing of the agreement was June Manoharan, Director, Lukoil Marine Lubricants and Ibrahim Bakhit Al Nadhairi, Technical Director, Oman Shipping Company. The deal provides OSC the option of extending the partnership an additional two years to ultimately bring the agreement to a total of five years, granted the company finds Lukoil’s supply services satisfactory. As per the ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding unveils first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics in Dubai

Center consolidates DHL Global Forwarding’s existing humanitarian logistics services for faster, more reliable supply chain support globally It will enhance the global network for humanitarian logistics services, by connecting to expert regional teams based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe Center’s location in Dubai facilitates collaboration with existing aid and humanitarian organizations based in the city, as well as logistics hubs including the International Humanitarian City   DUBAI, UAE - Media OutReach - February 7, 2019 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has consolidated its portfolio of humanitarian logistics services within its first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics, designed to meet growing global demand for these ......read more

dnata strengthens position in freight forwarding industry

Dubai, 6 February 2019 - dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, strengthens its position in the UAE and international freight forwarding industry by increasing its ownership in two of its Dubai-based joint venture companies. dnata has purchased a 50% stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5% stake in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE from Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner of Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and holds a majority stake of 51% in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE.   The parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the transaction. The current leadership teams will continue to manage the business and operations. Bernd Leo Struck, Senior Vice President UAE Cargo & DWC Airline Services, dnata, and Chairman of Freightworks and Bolloré ......read more

Breakbulk Middle East bridges gender gap to promote equality

Aligned with the International Maritime Organization’s 2019 World Maritime Day theme, the 4th annual edition of BBME promotes women in leadership through an uptick of female involvement Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 6th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo event, is doing its part to actively build up the female maritime landscape. This year’s two-day conference will be held under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime and will feature a variety of industry women in leadership roles. The exhibition which is set to take place on the 11th and 12th of February at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Dubai, UAE, will move the sector one ......read more

Emirates Steel signs marine services agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports worth AED1 billion

30 January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a strategic agreement with Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, which has been valued at AED 1 billion. The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Steel, Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, in the presence of Captain Adil Banihammad, Acting CEO – Marine Services, Abu Dhabi Marine Services – SAFEEN, and a number of senior officials and engineers from both parties. The agreement, which will be implemented in January 2021 and will extend over the following ten years, is the result of Emirates Steel’s commitment ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre kicks off 2019 with an event-packed calendar

First ‘Breakfast with EMAC’ seminar on 21st January EMAC as Silver Sponsor at ‘The Fourth Annual Middle East Bunkering Convention’ Dubai, UAE, 27 January, 2019:   Gearing up for 2019, EMAC’s first Breakfast session is back discussing Ship Sale and Purchase (S&P) on 21st January at its DIFC offices. Presented by Alessandro Tricoli,  Partner and Head of Shipping at Fichte & Co Legal, the seminar will provide insights around the specific contract types and negotiation pitfalls. S&P is one of the most important agreements in the shipping industry. Given its complexity, it requires in-depth knowledge of the ship and its function, legal knowledge, as well as dealing and bargaining skills. “As we enter our fourth year of operation, we will continue to carry out our ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Global Market Registration Authority

ADAFZ and ADGM Registration Authority to work in partnership to enhance their customer offerings and strengthen the position of Abu Dhabi as a pioneering market for economic development 21st January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM Registration Authority) to promote the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a financial centre. The MoU was signed by Rowan Michael Kelly, Senior Vice President of ADAFZ and Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO of ADGM Registration Authority. The MoU seeks to establish joint initiatives in regards to providing warehouse commercial licensing, incentives and knowledge sharing. The agreement addresses several ......read more

“Growth through quality continues to be the engine of our business” confirms new CEO of DHL Express

John Pearson became official Board Member for DHL Express on January 1, 2019 With focus on quality and digitalization DHL Express will ensure its leadership in the industry Dubai, UAE, January 16th, 2019:   The new CEO of DHL Express, John Pearson, is expecting continued positive developments for the global express market and the company, thanks to booming cross-border e-commerce, digitalization and its excellent positioning in all industry verticals. Member of the Board effective January 1, 2019, Pearson was instrumental for DHL Express’ decade long success story and expects growth figures to continue in 2019 and beyond for the Express division of the Group. Pearson took over from Ken Allen who became CEO of the newly established DHL eCommerce Solutions division.   "We are pleased to have John ......read more

Ajman Free Zone encourages global and Indian investors at 25th edition of the Partnership Summit, Mumbai

Ajman, UAE (January 16, 2019)   Senior representatives of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) attended the 25th Edition of The Partnership Summit in Mumbai and showcased the myriad benefits for Indian and global investors of locating their businesses in the Emirates business destination.  The Partnership Summit, (held on 12th and 13th January) is an annual event which provides a global platform to debate, deliberate and engage Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India.  The 25th Edition of The Partnership Summit was inaugurated by the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu. The UAE mission to this 25th Edition was represented by His Excellency, Sultan Al Mansoori, the Minister of Economy, who spoke at the event; His Excellency, the UAE ambassador in India, Dr. Ahmed Albana,  and a number ......read more

DMCA concludes awareness campaign on maritime safety

Dubai 08 January 2019:   Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has recently concluded “Maritime Safety Awareness Campaign”, which, as the name suggests, intends to raise awareness around maritime safety measures on all fishing vessels and equipment. The campaign is part of DMCA’s relentless efforts to regulate and streamline all the components of the maritime cluster in the emirate.  The campaign, which was held at the Fishermen Port3 in Um Suqeim, saw a very positive turnout from 250 fishermen who came to learn the best and latest world practices which combine sustainability and safe maritime activities.   Captain Khamis Walad Ghamil, head of maritime traffic at DMCA pointed out the campaign is meant to enhance maritime safety in support of the emirate’s sustainable practices and to ......read more

Hamdan Bin Mohamed Cruise Terminal welcome 2.3 million tourists since the inauguration in 2014.

5 giant cruise ships carrying 23 thousand tourists anchored at the largest Cruise Terminal in the World. Total tourist number increased by 172% as 633 thousand passengers via 120 Cruise vessels in 2018. Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019:  DP World with a world class infrastructure and a strong robust growth of Dubai as an established cruise hub in the region, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal the biggest cruise terminal in the world in term of size and handling capacity, receives more than 2.3 million tourists since its inauguration in 2014 and up to till end of 2018. Robust Tourist Growth Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal recorded a milestone with 172 percent increase in Cruise tourists’ numbers from 2014 with a 232.6 thousand visitors to 2018 with 632.7 thousand visitors, in addition of recorded significant ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Plays Pivotal Role in Enabling Trade Between Jordan and Syria

New 2,500 km transport corridor from Jebel Ali to Naseeb border opens new intra-region opportunities  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd December 2018:  Global trade enabler DP World has helped establish a 2,500 km long transport corridor from Jebel Ali to the Naseeb-Jaber border crossing between Jordan and Syria. Trucks loaded with goods at its flagship Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in the UAE have travelled through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in close collaboration with all customs authorities and customers.  The Naseeb-Jaber crossing was once one of the busiest checkpoints on the Damascus-Amman international highway and is the main crossing for Syrian exports to Jordan and Gulf countries. The first convoy of three Dubai-registered trucks set off from Jafza loaded with dry and reefer cargo from ......read more

Non-Containerised Cargo Shows Steady Increase at Jebel Ali Port

DP World flagship prepares to handle surge in Expo-related project cargo Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 December 2018:  The throughput of non-containerised cargo such as breakbulk, bulk and project cargo has experienced a steady upward movement at global trade enabler DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port, underscoring the port’s diversified capabilities. DP World UAE Region, which operates Jebel Ali Port, said that its teams are well prepared to meet the expected increase in demand for breakbulk and project cargo handling services in the run up to Expo 2020 Dubai. DP World UAE Region, saw a wide range of imports – from the gigantic domed steel trellis that will adorn the centerpiece at Expo 2020 Dubai venue to luxury yachts and rising quantities of bulk and breakbulk cargo. The trellis, ......read more

New maritime law seen as key initiative to boost UAE's sea trade

STA Law Firm says legislation will reinforce the country’s position as a preferred shipping destination Dubai, UAE, 13 December, 2018:    Built on traditional pearl diving and dhow building, the UAE’s maritime industry dates back centuries, remaining fundamental to the economy, and legal experts say a new law will significantly benefit the country’s sea trade. The first draft of the UAE’s new maritime law is expected to be ready in early 2019, and will then be passed to stakeholders for feedback, before being submitted to the federal government for approval. STA Law Firm, which has represented many of the UAE maritime industry’s major players, believes the new law is a key step to addressing some of the critical problems faced by the industry. Additionally, the new law will reinforce ......read more

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Ourshopee Now Has Delivery Across Oman…

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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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......read more

Dubai Maritime Agenda to kick off in Dubai in October…

April 8, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the 2017 edition of the Dubai Maritime Agenda is set to kick off on October 10, 2017 in Dubai. It will provide a strategic platform for the world's elite maritime industry leaders to discuss and ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority launches ‘Maritime Signage Design and Guidelines'…

April 4, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In keeping with its long-standing efforts to develop, regulate, and enhance the maritime sector, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently launched the ‘Maritime Signage Design and Guidelines’ available in both Arabic and English. The guidelines serve as an integrated framework for implementation of uniform standards in designing and ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

DMCA reviews cooperation and joint work with various maritime associations in Dubai…

March 19, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently brought together the high-level representatives of key Dubai maritime associations at its headquarters to engage industry leaders in insightful discussions according to the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy’s goal (DMSS) of catapulting the emirate into the ranks of the world’s most ......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 ......read more

Milaha Holds Annual General Meeting…

March 16th, 2017. Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. held its Ordinary General Assembly meeting on March 15, 2017, during which the company’s audited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016 were approved. The General Assembly also ratified all the remaining items on the Agenda, including the proposal by the Board of Directors to distribute a cash dividend of 35% ......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 ......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 ......read more

‘Innovation Quay' launches in Dubai to capitalize on creative maritime sector development…

March 5, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: As part of its strategic initiatives to drive maritime innovation and creativity, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) celebrated the launch of ‘Innovation Quay,’ a new ambitious initiative designed to take advantage of technological innovations in support of the efforts to promote development in all aspects of the maritime sector and ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......read more

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