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International Maritime Organization appoints first Emirati woman as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador

In the presence of the UAE Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Al Nuaimi: “The appointment of Dr. Aysha Al Busmait as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador confirms the ability of Emirati women to strengthen the maritime sector locally and globally. She is an active partner in advancing the path of development and progress in various fields.” UAE. September 18, 2019- The International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced the appointment of Dr. Aisha Al Busmait, Director of Government Communications at the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport (FTA), and several ministers and representative members ......read more

A Journey of Belief: Caroline Leon goes the extra mile with DHL as she attempts to climb highest MENA mountain peaks

• First female mountaineer to climb 15 of the highest peaks across MENA region in 30 days  • As a partner, DHL Express will provide logistics services and on-ground support in each country    Dubai, 09 September 2019:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced a partnership with Caroline Leon, a pioneering mountain climber who is the first woman to attempt to climb 15 of the highest peaks in the MENA region, totaling around 40,000M in height, in just 30 days.    DHL Express will provide logistics support to Caroline as she travels through the region as well as offer on-ground support in each country. This initiative reflects DHL’s commitment and passion to connect the world and support individuals with extraordinary abilities ......read more

Driverless trucks set to deliver more success to UAE logistics

Roads and regulations for autonomous vehicles in the UAE will further strengthen the country’s logistics industry, say experts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 08, 2019:   The UAE, which ranks ninth in KPMG's 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index, is getting its roads and regulations ready for the use of driverless trucks to further boost the efficiency of the country’s logistics industry, believe experts. A driverless electric lorry had started making deliveries on Swedish public roads in May this year in what its creators claimed to be the world’s first initiative of its kind in the sector. “Driverless technology is set to transform transportation, logistics and transit infrastructure globally. The UAE government -- which leads the Arab World in innovation and wants ......read more

Grandweld successfully concludes KOC project with multiple early deliveries

Solidifying UAE-Kuwait relations, the fully integrated shipyard demonstrates versatile and efficient operations through completing such extensive projects in short turnaround times 2nd of September 2019:  Grandweld Shipyards, the UAE-based shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions specialists, has successfully completed the construction and delivery of 10 boats for one of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s (KPC) subsidiaries, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). As per terms agreed upon in a May 2017 signed contract, Grandweld constructed a grand total of 6 Pilot boats and 4 Crew transport boats for KOC.  The completion of this contract marks a significant milestone for Grandweld, as the reputable shipbuilding company was able to construct and deliver the majority of agreed upon deliverables ahead of time. Such ......read more

Cap on sulphur emissions to drive global demand for LNG as shipping fuel

Seatrade ShipTech Middle East set to discuss the impact of changing global regulations on the marine fuel market    August 22, 2019:  Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a conventional source of energy in the maritime industry will continue to grow because of its technological advantages in meeting the standards and requirements in limiting the emissions of sulphur, a greenhouse gas. According to marine fuel expert Sergey Ivanov, the global sulphur cap of 0.50 per cent which is set to be implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) next year could drive the global uptake on LNG as bunker fuel. The new regulation will have an impact on up to 70,000 ships around the world once it comes into effect on January 1, 2020. Shipping companies are expected to turn to cleaner fuels to meet their targets ......read more

DMCA facilitates smoother ship traffic for Dubai's newest range of waterfront projects

Authority to provide naval assistance to vessels through the use of AIS system designed to ensure maritime safety and safe navigation 30 July 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed that it has started facilitating ship traffic for new waterfront projects in Dubai. The move falls in line with the continuing efforts to promote and develop the emirate's maritime industry based on global standards and in line with the set goals and objectives of the Maritime Sector Strategy.  The authority has reportedly completed the process needed to officially provide naval assistance, including the power to grant approval for ships to set sail, drop anchor and move from port to port using maritime lights and the Automated Identification System (AIS)--new shipping technologies that ......read more

MaK Middle East's Turbocharger Services reinforces MENA maritime industry

Through local inventory, certified technicians and a best in class workshop The Caterpillar company’s turbocharger services have bolstered the MENA region by replicating MaK Asia’s success formula in Singapore, Shanghai and Guangzhou UAE – Dubai – 29th of July: MaK Middle East LLC, a Caterpillar company established in Dubai in 2017, launched its Dubai Maritime City (DMC) workshop last year, including a comprehensive range of turbocharger maintenance, overhaul, repair, upgrading and modification service options. The company has since presented the capabilities to owners across the region to enthusiastic response and high appreciation from a satisfied and growing customer base. Alan Naisby, Managing Director of MaK Middle East and MaK Asia commented on this growing voice of support by saying, “While ......read more

UPS releases 2Q 2019 Earnings

Operating Profit Up in All Segments   2Q19 EPS of $1.94; 2Q19 Adjusted* EPS of $1.96  U.S. Daily Volume Grew Over 7%; Next Day Air Volume Soared Over 30% U.S. Operating Profit Increased Nearly 29%; Up 8% on an Adjusted Basis  International Boosts Operating Margins to 18.9%; Adjusted Margins of 19% Supply Chain and Freight Operating Profit Increased Nearly 26%; Adjusted Operating Profit Up More Than 10% Cash from Operations of $4.2B; Adjusted Free Cash Flow Near $2.2B UPS reaffirms adjusted full-year diluted EPS in the range of $7.45 to $7.75   Dubai, UAE, July 27, 2019 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced second-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings per share of $1.96.  The company turned the rising demand for next-day service into strong financial results in the U.S. and leveraged ......read more

Middle East region sees increase in offshore spending

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, July  2019:   Many Arabian oil exporters have begun to increase their offshore spending after nearly five years of massive cutbacks, according to a Seatrade Maritime report titled ‘Middle East Offshore Market on the Move.’ The report further points out that multibillion relevant projects in the region is expecting to inject new energy into the sector. In line with this, many analysts have observed that a number of national oil companies in the Middle East have recently started the process of boosting their exploration and production budgets. Citing a study released by MEED, a Dubai-based business intelligence and analytics specialist, the report pointed out that the ongoing oil, gas, and petrochemical projects, which have a combined value of USD 211 billion, across the ......read more

Chinese to invest $4 billion in UAE logistics projects

NAFL says logistics business is set for big boom in the UAE Big logistics parks coming up in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali and near Expo 2020 venue Logistics sector contributes 30% to Dubai GDP Conference in Lebanon to discuss opportunities for UAE companies to participate in reconstruction projects in Syria and Iraq Dubai, June 11, 2019: The logistics industry in the UAE is in for big growth with more logistics parks coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Chinese companies are  set to invest more than $4 billion (Dh 14.68 billion) in logistics projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to the President of National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL). “Logistics business is in for a boom. Many projects are being built for Expo 2020 and Chinese investors are coming to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There will be large ......read more

Trukkin raises $3.5 million becoming the leading truck aggregator in the GCC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:   As “on demand” services expand into more industries and market places, Trukkin is leading the way in digital logistics solutions for long-haul trucking.  Launched in 2017, Trukkin is a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates operating throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and beyond. The company works to innovate and simplify logistics and land transportation.   Trukkin has raised over $3.5 million in the recent funding round, which included marquee investors from the AL-Namlah Family Group, the Al-Madi Family Group, and the Abanumay Family Group. Batic Investments and Logistics, a publicly listed company on Tadawul, remains as one of the key investors in the start-up.  “Trukkin’s ......read more

Etihad Acquires Valuables Management Subsidiary Under Its Cargo and Logistics Portfolio

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - May 30, 2019:  Etihad Airways PJSC has acquired the shares held by Armaguard Linfox Group Pty (Australia) in Abu Dhabi-based joint venture Armaguard Valuables Management LLC (AVM), becoming sole shareholder of the company and renaming it Etihad Secure Logistics Services LLC. In the six years since it began operations, AVM has successfully grown from a start-up to become a major player in the UAE secure logistics and valuables management market.  With increasing opportunities in their respective markets, both Etihad and Armaguard have agreed now is the right time for the business to operate as a full subsidiary of Etihad Airways as part of Etihad’s expanding cargo and logistics portfolio. Gary Allen, Linfox Armaguard Group CEO comments: “The Armaguard Group is ......read more

Sultan Bin Sulayem launches Dubai Customs' Smart Vessel Berthing System to facilitate trade at Dubai Creek

Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2019: Dubai Customs launched a new disruptive berthing service for the vessels using the Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) in the presence of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs. The new system: (Smart Vessel Berthing System) will help vessels load and unload their goods with the help of an advanced AI based service. It was built in-house by Dubai Customs employees to facilitate traffic of vessels through the historic waterway.  The “Smart Vessel Berthing System” will enable trading vessels finalize their transactions online. They can register at the operations room of Dubai Creek ......read more

Oracle Helps Organizations Improve Productivity Across Global Supply Chains

New Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud logistics updates help improve responsiveness, optimize shipments and asset utilization, and improve productivity Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2019 — To help organizations design and operate efficient and agile supply chains, Oracle today announced a series of logistics management updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud. The updates include a new logistics network modeling product and enhanced transportation management and global trade management capabilities. The latest innovations can help customers drive better business outcomes by enhancing supply chain responsiveness, optimizing shipments and asset utilization, and improving productivity across global supply chains.     “Expectations are not only increasing, they also are constantly ......read more

Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri receives Young Person in Shipping Award at Seatrade Awards 2019

12 May 2019:  Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway Co was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Young Person of the Year Award at tonight’s presentation ceremony for the 31st Seatrade Awards, which took place at London’s magnificent Guildhall. A popular winner, Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri was presented on the evening in front of nearly 250 esteemed guests by Chris Morley, Event Director, Seatrade Maritime.    “Our Young Person of the Year Award has an impressive list of academic achievements including a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, and a PhD from MIT, in multiple Information-Technology-based disciplines applied to Engineering Systems, Software and logistical operations. Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri winner embodies the future of the Maritime Industry - a future ......read more

P&O Ports appointed as Operator of Port of Novi Sad, Serbia

First leg of blueprint for integrated logistics centre connecting with Europe   Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: P&O Ports has announced a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement to operate the port of Novi Sad, Serbia as part of a long-term investment plan to upgrade equipment and services and to support the Serbian government’s strategy to create an intermodal terminal and logistics centre with rail, road and inland waterways links to the rest of Europe.  The agreement shall grant a right to P&O Ports to operate Novi Sad for an initial 25 years with an option to renew by both parties for another 25 years on expiry. The SPA for obtaining the property rights on the capital and assets of the port operator of the Port of Novi Sad was signed today by Dragan Stevanovic, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and ......read more

Yas Marina Becomes An Official UAE Port of Entry for Foreign Flag Vessels

New hassle free direct foreign flag vessel clearing services, as well as new 6-month navigation licenses and crew visas announced     Abu Dhabi, May 2019:   Yas Marina, the Middle East’s premier superyacht marina, awarded 5 Gold Anchors, has become an official UAE entry point for international superyachts. In addition, the unique new arrival experience presents newly accessible six-month navigation licenses and six-month visas, for crews of all nationalities.    The new entrance procedure will enable foreign flag vessels to avoid clearing through commercial entry ports.  Instead, vessels can sail directly to Yas Marina for UAE clearance, with the authority services available onsite.  The introduction will lessen delays, saving an average of eight hours waiting time, providing a ......read more

HOYER with good business development

Transport and logistics company publishes 2018 Company Report 7 May 2019 – HOYER, the international logistics specialist, closed the 2018 fiscal year with a solid balance sheet and an exceptional credit rating. With a turnover of EUR 1.167 billion, the equity ratio rose to 44 per cent (previous year: 41 per cent). The result before taxes on income was EUR 40.218 million. A stable financial situation enables the family business to continue its digitalisation strategy at a high level of investment. The current fiscal year’s budget is EUR 173 million, and thus the highest in the company’s history. Whereas investments undertaken in 2018 to replace and expand transport equipment and to modernise the tank container fleet amounted to EUR 83.9 million, the Hamburg-based logistics specialist has doubled the investment ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Wins Recognition as the Region's Premiere Supply Chain Hub

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 06 May 2019:  Global trade enabler DP World UAE Region has been recognised for developing the GCC’s most robust and efficient supply chain at this year’s Logistics Middle East Awards 2019, where it won the Supply Chain Hub of the Year award. Abdulla bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer of DP World UAE Region, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the event held at the Le Royal Meridian Dubai. Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals, DP World UAE Region, also attended the event and both presented the Breakbulk Operator of the Year award, won by the GAC Group. DP World UAE Region is a global leader in supply chain and logistics. Its door-to-door logistics model is unique in the MENA region and is based on a holistic system that synergises Jebel Ali Port ......read more

Nominations open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2019

Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019:  Nominations are now open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2019, which will take place at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on Monday, October 21st. As always, the event will reward and recognise high achievers within the shipping and maritime sectors in a glittering, high quality ceremony attended by key decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.  This is the sixth time that the Awards have been staged by The Maritime Standard to celebrate success, quality and innovation within the region’s maritime industry. It is expected around 29 different awards will be presented on the night, the majority of which will be selected by an eminent panel of independent judges. A full list of categories, and how to enter, can be found on the website: ......read more

DHL Express in partnership with Manchester United Soccer Schools launches training program

Kids in the UAE enjoyed a day of coaching from Manchester United Soccer Schools, along with football icons Denis Irwin and Dwight Yorke Dubai, 30 April 2019:   DHL Express, the world’s leading logistics provider, joined forces with Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) to conduct a full day of training in the UAE. The program is part of DHL’s global MUSS Program to encourage children to learn and play football through the Manchester United story, youth culture and philosophy. Around thirty kids between 8 to 15 years of age were able to train with two Manchester United coaches and football legends Denis Irwin and Dwight Yorke. The day was filled with fun activities and friendly matches and concluded with a medal ceremony and certificate presentation ceremony. MUSS is an age appropriate program of practical ......read more

DHL Express collaborates with Arab Fashion Week as official logistics partner

Dubai, 28 April 2019: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express logistics provider, is making fashion more accessible by partnering with Arab Fashion Week this year.  As the official logistics partner for the Arab Fashion Week 2019, DHL Express will leverage its global expertise to provide reliable and efficient logistics solutions and services to transport the works of designers from different parts of world to the runway at Arab Fashion Week.   DHL Express CEO, Middle East and North Africa, Nour Suliman said: “Over the years, we have gained extensive experience and knowledge of the fashion industry and have developed tailor-made transport solutions to address the needs of the industry.  We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Arab Fashion Week through a unique initiative to ......read more

DHL Express announces strategic partnership with Vinculum Solutions to facilitate cross-border ecommerce in the MENA region

Dubai, 23 April 2019:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has partnered with Vinculum Solutions, a leader in omnichannel retailing, to simplify cross border eCommerce solutions for online brands and retailers. This will enable local eCommerce retail providers to grow their businesses by extending their reach to overseas markets through a simple, dynamic and effective solution with the potential to build an international consumer base. Domestic, locally-based eCommerce online retailers will now easily be able to sell their goods globally through Vinculum’s flagship eRetail solutions and DHL’s world renowned network of cross border delivery services. This partnership comes at a time when cross border ecommerce is on the rise, with reports indicating that the market is ......read more

Celebrate Ramadan With Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  Combining the pristine beauty of the UAE’s East coast with Le Méridien Al Aqah’s exquisite offerings, Fujairah’s family-friendly beach resort is gearing up to usher in the holy month of Ramadan. The culinary leaders at this luxury beach resort have created a delightful menu that honours Middle Eastern culinary traditions while catering to the discerning preferences of guests. Bringing a selection of regional specialities, the Iftar buffet will open post-sunset (Maghrib) at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Views Brasserie and Hajar Ballroom. The culinary team has planned an elaborate feast, boasting of traditional Middle Eastern delicacies, fresh juices, piping-hot grilled meats as well as mouth-watering desserts, priced at AED 99 (Sunday-Wednesday) and AED 123 ......read more

TMS launches Ship Finance and Trade conference

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2019:  The Maritime Standard, the Dubai-based publisher and events organisers, has announced that the fifth annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held on Wednesday 6th November at Sofitel Abu Dhabi. This represents a move to a new, more modern venue. Trevor Pereira, managing director, explains: “The Ship Finance and Trade conference has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, thanks to the tremendous support of industry professionals across the region, and in particular the encouragement and backing of Abu Dhabi Ports. We have decided to return to Abu Dhabi, but to a different venue, to access both the high quality facilities and the capacity needed to keep pace with the requirements of attendees.” Aimed at influential decision makers and ......read more

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Project Neptune: Triton and Aston Martin…

Creative collaboration with Triton and Aston Martin Concept design leading to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition submersible Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and marine  worlds  First project by Aston Martin Consulting Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines ......read more

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

Alifax Gulf Brings Latest Microbiology Patent Instruments to UAE  Plans to expand business to cover all GCC countries 28 Sept. 2017, Dubai, UAE:  AKAB International Investment (AKAB), the pioneer in transportation & logistics, construction and trading investment together with AliFax, one of the leading Italian companies specialized in the development, production and distribution ......read more

Set sail for the Yas Marina Boat Festival…

Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017:  Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority highlights Dubai's achievements to the globe at London International ...…

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) showcased the pioneering steps Dubai has taken on the path of international leadership, supported by an advanced position among the top five most competitive and attractive maritime clusters in the world, at the 2017 edition of the Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit held on the sidelines of London International Shipping Week 2017 ......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 ......read more

First Emirati women graduate as ‘Master of Coastal Waters' & ‘VTS Operator' from Abu Dhabi Ports ...…

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 ......read more

Land and Sea Ports Sector of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs meets with ...…

August 23, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) received high-level delegation from Land and Sea Ports Sector of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs led by Brigadier Salah Ahmad Al-Qamzi, Assistant Director General of the Land & Sea Ports Sector, in its headquarters in Dubai. The meeting underscored the importance of an integrated government ......read more

Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 brings together maritime leaders to explore future of industry…

August 20, 2017. United Arab Emirates: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 has begun preparations to host a line-up of international speakers to explore the future of the maritime sector in adherence with local and nationwide efforts to prepare for a ‘post oil ......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 ......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 ......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. ......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 ......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 ......read more

Centena Group Chairman on the global board of Entrepreneurs' Organisation…

Dubai, Aug 9, 2017:  As Entrepreneurs' Organisation (EO) celebrates 30 years, a UAE-based businessman has been appointed for the first time to the global board of the organisation. A global business network of entrepreneurs, EO is one of the most prestigious business clubs worldwide. Sanjay Raghunath, Chairman and Managing Director of Centena Group, a Dubai-based group of companies, ......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 ......read more

DMCA's RASEINA Working Group holds workshop to promote Dubai's marine & leisure sector…

August 3, 2017. United Arab Emirates:  As part of the Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) efforts to promote Dubai’s marine and leisure tourism, the RASEINA Maritime Domestic & Leisure Working Group (one of DMCA initiatives) held a workshop for its members on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at The Address Dubai Marina Hotel. The attendees tackled DMCA’s services to ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority regulates the traffic in Dubai Water Canal …

August 2, 2017. United Arab Emirates: As part of its ongoing efforts to create a secure and sustainable maritime sector in Dubai and establish a world-class maritime community according to the goals of the Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS), the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has issued a new strategic initiative through a new circular to regulate the traffic in Dubai Water Canal. The DMCA said ......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 & ......read more

DMCA showcases the Smart Survey Simulator's capabilities…

July 31, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a workshop on the use of the Smart Survey Simulator, an advanced training solution for vessel survey inspections, in cooperation with Norway-based international classification society DNV GL.  Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: “DNV GL is an important partner in our efforts to create ......read more

UAE formally submits candidacy for Category B membership of the International Maritime Organization …

UAE, July 30, 2017 - The UAE has officially submitted its candidacy for membership into the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Category B during its participation in the organization's General Meetings held in London. The plenary sessions, which was chaired by His Excellency (HE) Abdullah Belheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman, Federal Authority ......read more

Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime organizes conference for International Maritime ...…

UAE, July 25, 2017- H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the FTA, chaired the delegation participating in the meetings of the General Committee of the International Maritime Organization, which will continue until July 28, 2017, to discuss the most important issues related to the maritime sector. In his speech, H.E. Dr. Al Nuaimi showcased ......read more

DMCA shares experience in maritime registration and licensing services with Department of Municipal ...…

July 18, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) shared its renowned experience in implementing world-class maritime registration and licensing services with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi (DMAT) during their recently held meeting. Both parties also exchanged expertise to achieve their common goals of further improving the ......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 ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority launches comprehensive awareness campaign on maritime safety standards…

July 5, 2017. United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government entity responsible for organizing, developing and managing various aspects of the marine sector in Dubai, has launched a social initiative to raise awareness of maritime safety standards and introduce best practices to safely use marine vessels and jet skis. The DMCA’s Department of ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

  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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......read more

Gulftainer's GT USA Base at Port Canaveral Joins Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot ...…

  Port operator benefits from enhanced operational efficiency, customer service, cargo-handling capabilities Sharjah-UAE:  31 May, 2017 – Port Canaveral, whose dedicated container terminal is operated by GT USA, the US arm of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, has joined the Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot ......read more

DMCA's achievements and Maritime Dubai initiative draw attention of international maritime leaders ...…

May 31, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) participation at the Nor-Shipping 2017 – the leading maritime event week, taking place from May 30 to June 2, 2017 in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, draws an unprecedented attention with its successive achievements building a maritime sector that supports sustainability and growth. The ......read more

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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

Seatrade moves from strength to strength in the UAE to cement its presence in the Middle East region…

May 17, 2017.  United Arab Emirates:  UBM plc, an events first organisation with over 300 marketing-leading B2B events a year, has opened its first dedicated UBM office in Dubai. UBM plc acquired the Seatrade portfolio in 2014 and the full complement of Seatrade staff now operate from UBM's new offices in Publishing Pavilion, Dubai Production City, Dubai, UAE - after more than 10 ......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 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Prepares to Conduct Joint Emergency and Crisis Response Exercise for Maritime ...…

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 ......read more

Milaha Launches Door-To-Door Shipping Service Between Qatar & UAE…

May 15, 2017: Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has launched a door-to-door shipping service between Qatar and UAE, and vice versa. Mainly targeting SMEs in the automotive spare parts, fashion retail, and the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors, Milaha will use its own marine transport assets and logistics infrastructure to fulfil the service. ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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