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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

Bin Sulayem inaugurates the new 7-star Port Rashid Customs Center

Dubai, UAE, 24 June 2017:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that leading organizations attain excellence through the exceptional services they provide to their clients. “Our success at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation relies on our adoption to innovation and continual development as a daily practice and a corporate culture. This what has helped us gain our prestigious worldwide reputation and unprecedented achievements”.  During the launch of the new world-class Port Rashid Customs Center bin Sulayem reaffirmed the importance of facilitating the business and making the clients happy by providing smart services that add value to their trade. “This can be achieved by establishing seven star customs ......read more

AirWayBill and Careem Partner for Cost Saving International Shipment Drop Off Initiative

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2017: AirWayBill, the peer-to-peer shipping platform has partnered with Careem, the region’s favourite car-booking app to be its official transportation partner in the Middle East and support carriers in getting their items to recipients, quickly and more efficiently. While terms and conditions do apply, users can avail of up to US$15 off their rides from the airport, when they’re connected through both apps. For those who are excited at the prospect of their shipments arriving, buyers can meet the carriers at the airport to hand off the item, while the carriers are offered a ride home, without the hassle of having to arrange for a separate drop off. AirWayBill will send the promo codes of Careem to buyers and carriers whenever they have a shipment in process as a bonus to their ......read more

Concession Agreement Signed to Develop, Manage and Operate Fujairah Port

Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi Concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, grants Abu Dhabi Ports exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure and manage its operations  Development of 1KM quay and deepening of berths to -16.5 metres to increase capacity and allow arrival of larger vessels  Fujairah Terminals will complement services provided by Khalifa Port and Zayed Port Fujairah, UAE, 20th June 2017:  H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, witnessed at Al Remailah Palace on Monday, the signing of a 35 year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah. As part of the agreement, the entities have announced the establishment of "Fujairah Terminals", a new operational arm ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports 5th Annual “Working Safely in the Heat” Campaign Launched

Abu Dhabi-UAE: June 18, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, has rolled out the annual UAE Ministry of Labour and Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Center (OSHAD) “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign across its ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). Abu Dhabi Ports “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign is being held for the fifth year to raise awareness about the risks of working in the heat and assist in preventing heat-related illnesses during the summer months.  The Abu Dhabi Ports campaign was launched end of May and will run from until 15th September 2017 using the “Safety in the Heat” campaign messages and awareness in collaboration with – OSHAD. The campaign objectives focus on ......read more

FarEye Wins Prestigious World Post & Parcel Award In The Technology Category

FarEye was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.  Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017: FarEye, a leading Global Logistics Management solution has claimed top honours at the World Post & Parcel Awards 2017, which was held in Paris recently.  The company was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.  Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the Logistics industry, the World Post & Parcel Awards 2017 celebrated the successes of emerging talents in Mail and Express industry across the globe. Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO of FarEye and Gaurav Srivastava Co-founder & CTO of FarEye accepted the prestigious award in the ......read more

Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Ports' Cruise Terminal, with 48% Increase in Passengers and 40% Increase in Vessels

  2016/2017 season extended to June for the first time ever due to record demand Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal welcomed Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess on her maiden voyage to mark close of the 2016/2017 season    Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 14, 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), celebrated the successful close of its best-ever cruise season at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal with the maiden call of Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess. The company recorded booming growth for the year with a 40% increase in vessel calls and 48% overall increase in passengers to Zayed Port and Sir Bani Yas from last year.  The 2016/2017 cruise season saw more than 345,662 ......read more

14,000 TEU Tampa Triumph Vessel Makes Maiden Call at Gulftainer's Northern Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia

Evergreen Marine Corporation deploys ultra-large container vessel for Ocean Alliance MED1 eastbound service calling to Jeddah Port  Sharjah-UAE:  14 June, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, marked the maiden call of Evergreen Marine Corporation’s (Evergreen’s) 366 m long Tampa Triumph vessel with a capacity of 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) at the Northern Container Terminal (NCT) in Jeddah Islamic Seaport. Taiwan-based Evergreen currently operates the fourth-largest container fleet in the world, comprising over 190 ships with a combined capacity of approximately 850,000 TEU. Its first ultra-large container vessel (ULCV), the Tampa Triumph, was deployed for the new Ocean Alliance MED1 eastbound service, and is scheduled to call to Jeddah ......read more

Ourshopee Now Has Delivery Across Oman

A new milestone for "Ourshopee" has been achieved on 2nd of May 2017. As part of our steady development, we aim to increase the number of orders received per day through the website. To manage the expected increase in the orders, Mr. Jamsheer Thanalot, Chief Operating Officer of "Ourshopee" has signed an agreement with Aramex, the disruptive leader in the global logistics and transportation industry, to provide a full range of last-mile delivery solutions to "Ourshopee's" online shoppers across Oman. Following its success in the UAE, "Ourshopee" expanded its operations to Oman to reach to a wider population across a broader geographical area. This partnership with Aramex will play a major role in improving the efficiency of the services "Oushopee" provides to its customers, through ......read more

Abu Dhabi hosts The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference 2017

The third annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 8th 2017 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The event is expected to attract more than 150 senior executives from different sections of the market, including shipping, ports, finance and banking and law. Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017:  There will be distinct conference sessions following the keynote speeches, and these will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance, ports and shipping. There will also be a series of speeches giving details about recent case studies, illustrating how the financial sector can help release the full potential of regional shipping and ports operators to the benefit of trade and economic growth. A high level group of expert speakers and panellists is being ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre attends IBA Maritime and Transport Law Conference in Rio de Janeiro

Dubai, UAE, 11th June, 2017:  Continuing to raise awareness of its services with international markets, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) participated in the International Bar Association (IBA) Maritime and Transport Law Conference, from 7th to 8th June at Rio de Janeiro.  Presented by the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee, supported by the ICA Latin American Regional Forum, the 2017 Conference focused topics related to changes in the maritime sector including legal challenges supporting the changes.  As part of the Centre’s attendance, EMAC Executive Committee Member, Richard Briggs participated in the Conference’s Key issues in arbitration – a comparative study panel. Conducted on 8th June, the panel examined key issues in maritime arbitration and how these are addressed in ......read more

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Abu Dhabi Ports scoops three awards at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 29, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s commercial ports and industrial zone, has won three prestigious awards at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards of the Middle East and Subcontinent.  The company was recognised for its excellence in the maritime industry and was awarded the Deal of the Year Award for ......read more

Breakbulk Middle East: Opportunities in Middle East logistics sector but firms must exercise ...…

Breakbulk Middle East delegates hear that the Gulf continues to develop ambitious projects requiring precise strategic logistics Management of risk critical to seizing opportunities available Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26th October, 2016:  The current economic conditions mean that now is a good time to invest in the oil and gas logistics sector in the Middle East according to experts speaking on ......read more

Awards maintain Standard for excellence…

The third annual Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 24th October at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, have raised the bar still higher for regional awards ceremonies. Hosted by well-known TV journalist and former CNN anchor, Jim Clancy, and model and presenter, Dubai’s own Rania Ali, the Awards attracted a high calibre audience of around 700 executives from across the ......read more

Sultan bin Sulayem: Dubai Maritime Week 2016 reinforces Dubai's aspirations to be a leading global ...…

DMW 2016 to kick start October 30th  World-class events to discuss best practices and innovative solutions to meet future needs of global maritime industry  Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2016:   All regional and global attention is now turned to Dubai for the much-awaited opening of the prestigious ‘Dubai Maritime Week 2016’ to be held under the patronage of H.H. ......read more

ADNOC to Create World Class Shipping, Marine and Services Company…

Consolidation of ADNOC shipping, marine and services companies to streamline operations and maximise value   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 October, 2016:  ADNOC announced today its intention to consolidate the operations of three of its shipping, marine and services companies to create a single world-class entity. The Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO), Petroleum Services ......read more

GAC's Global Husbandry Centre now operating round-the clock…

24/7 support from Dubai, wherever you are Dubai, UAE, 19 October 2016:  Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC’s Global Husbandry Centre (GHC) is now operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week – in response to the growing demand from its shipping principals. The GHC serves as a single point of contact for global clients, coordinating a range of ......read more

Aramex Awarded ISO 27001 Certificate for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)…

Amman, Jordan, 16th October 2016:  Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has achieved certification of the internationally recognized standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). The certificate was granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI), a Royal Charter Company and founding member of ......read more

Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 to bring together global industry leaders in Dubai…

October 16, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Preparations are underway for the launch of Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 this coming November 2 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. To be held under the umbrella of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the summit is a quality initiative ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports gears up for the 10th International ISPO Conference…

To be held in Abu Dhabi from 18-19 October at the Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 15, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports is gearing up to host the 10th International ISPO Conference on October 18 and 19, 2016 at the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Members of the International User Group (IUG) of the International Standard for maritime Pilot Organisations (ISPO) will convene for two days ......read more

GAC Dubai's contract logistics division crosses 1 million CBM…

Volume grows 50% over 2015 as business on boards new clients Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2016:   GAC Dubai’s contract logistics division has set a new record by handling 1 million cubic metres (CBM) of stock in the first eight months of 2016, and is on track to hit an annual record through of 1.5 CBM by year-end. The milestone continues the growth of the business, which handled 874,000 ......read more

TMS Awards to recognize success in difficult time…

10th October 2016, Dubai: The year 2016 will not go down as one of the best in the shipping industry’s history, with economic factors and overcapacity producing challenging times for many sectors. But despite the difficulties, companies have continued to excel and innovate and The Maritime Standard Awards 2016 will rightly recognise these positive achievements in an unrivalled occasion on ......read more

Maqta Gateway launches digital vessel operations in the ports of Abu Dhabi…

In line with the digital transformation mandate of Abu Dhabi’s government services Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 4, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports announced today the launch of its digital Vessel Management System which offers customers and stakeholders complete automation of all vessel management processes and services through its Port Community System, Maqta Gateway.  Through ......read more

Agility, Maersk Join to Slash CO2 Emissions…

Agility joins Maersk Line Carbon Pact initiative to cut CO2 by 15% Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has signed an agreement with Maersk Line, the world’s largest container ship operator, to cut CO2 emissions by 15% per container transported on Agility shipments by 2020.  The agreement is part of Maersk’s Carbon Pact ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Receives ISO 10002:2014 Certification in Customer Feedback Management System…

Certificate builds on efforts to make Abu Dhabi Ports a customer orientated, integrated platform for business Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 24, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, is now ISO 10002:2014 certified, which ensures best global practice in handling complaints related to any services ......read more

Finalists Announced for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016…

Over the past few weeks an elite panel of judges have been evaluating a record number of nominations for a total of 19 different categories for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016. It has been hard job to whittle this down to a short list, but they have done so. The standard of entries was extremely high, and all of those who entered should be commended for their excellent submissions The ......read more

IATA Achieves Key NewGen ISS Milestone…

Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2016:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the IATA Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) adopted Resolutions supporting the development of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). “IATA Settlement Systems are the financial back office of the air transport industry. Since its introduction 45 years ago, the ......read more

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

Profit increases 77%  Revenue grows 20%  Cruise traffic surges 49%  TEU containers edges up by 11%  General cargo gains 7% AED 75 million investment in new equipment  Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 20, 2016:   Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has seen a ......read more

AED 40 Billion Machinery and Equipment sector trade in Jafza…

More than 730 companies in this sector employ 29,000 employees Dubai, UAE, September 7, 2016:   Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region comprising West Asia, the CIS, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent organised a forum for Machinery and Equipment sector. The Forum themed ‘Energy Engineering ......read more

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

Employees including first Emirati woman receive leading international IALA Certification The distinction contributes to Abu Dhabi’s strategically growing maritime sector and increases ports’ international competiveness  Abu Dhabi - UAE, September 5, 2016:   Abu Dhabi Ports is now one of nine organisations, and the first of its kind in the UAE, accredited by the ......read more

Management changes at GAC Group…

Dubai, UAE, September 1, 2016:  Global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, the GAC Group, has announced a swathe of management changes and transfers. At Group level, changes come with Erland Ebbersten, formerly Group Vice President for the Africa, Russia and Central Asia region, assuming responsibility as Group Vice President – Marine heading the ......read more

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

Magic Quadrant evaluates logistics providers according to their vision and ability to execute  Dubai, UAE, September 1, 2016:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has been recognized for the third year as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, May 2016.  Gartner recognized Agility as a leader in 3PL logistics based on ......read more

Khalifa Port Grows Wider and Deeper in Major Expansion Plan…

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

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

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

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

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

UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ Expands Globally…

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

Agility's Earning Release for the Second Quarter 2016…

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

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

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

July 12, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has launched ‘Smart Weather,’ a new mobile-friendly online portal that provides vital weather information and advice. The advanced tool forms part of the DMCA’s efforts to ......read more

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

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

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

July 11, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, revealed its continuing efforts in organizing anchorage of maritime crafts across Dubai waters through the improvement of the organizational processes and operational procedures of the places ......read more

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

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

Etihad Cargo Launches Luxury Car Service for Summer 2016…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DMCA celebrates creativity and encourages culture of innovation among staff…

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

TMS celebrates 50 not out…

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

All action at The Maritime Standard…

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

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

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

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo enter joint business agreement…

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

Kizad Launches Phase 2 of Logistics Park…

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

Abu Dhabi Terminals Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary Milestone…

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

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

May 17, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, recently conducted an emergency drill at the Lagoon Area in Dubai to simulate the proper response to the ‘Man Overboard’ scenario. The exercise was conducted in cooperation with ......read more

Dubai Trade announces the 9th cycle of ESEA…

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

TMS networks in style…

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

New appointments in GAC Group Management team…

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

Agility Issues 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report…

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

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

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

Abu Dhabi Ports launches third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign…

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

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