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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

Port Rashid receives 5 cruise airliners on a single day

Dubai welcomes 25,000 cruise tourists in one day, with the arrivals of cruise ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima, MSC Splendida, Horizon and Celebrity Constellation Cruise Ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima and Horizon mark their maiden call to Dubai Pullmantur Cruise Line marks its debut in the region with the maiden call of Cruise Ship Horizon  Dubai, UAE; 09 December 2018:   Port Rashid received five international cruise liners at the Dubai Cruise Terminal on a single day, marking a historic milestone during the 2018/2019 season.  The cruise lines originating from UK, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain brought in over 25,000 tourists. The milestone event forms part of the ongoing efforts of the recently formed Dubai Cruise Committee to raise the profile of Dubai as a leading destination for winter sun ......read more

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim awarded FBO of the Year 2018 at The Transport and Logistics Middle East Excellence Awards

Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018:   DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) was awarded Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year 2018 at the Transport and Logistics Middle East Excellence Awards 2018, held recently in Dubai.  The awards were hosted by Dubai Airports and DP World and was attended by representatives from the government and private sectors in transportation, aviation and logistics. According to the organizers, DCAF was given the award due to the company’s efficiency, smoothness of process and response time, as well as offering an all-around brilliant consultancy service that factors in the needs of the modern customer. Other factors which were considered included exceptional readiness, reliability, flexibility and safety offering a genuine service without compromise. Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director, DC ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Wins Seatrade Port & Terminal Operator Award

Regional trade enabler recognised for operational excellence   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th Nov 2018:   DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its significant contribution to the UAE's trade and outstanding performance by winning the Port and Terminal Operator Award at the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Middle East Awards.   The Award was received by Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region at a gala ceremony in the presence of more than 700 leading maritime industry professionals.   Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “This is another headline day for DP World and all our Dubai-based employees. I congratulate the UAE Region team on their achievements highlighting our role in the global supply ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards

Regional trade enabler gains further recognition for its role as industry leader in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2018:  Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its industry leading services and practices at this year’s Maritime Standard Awards, winning the Terminal Operator of the Year category. The award was received by Joost Kruijning, SVP & COO, Ports and Terminals Division, DP World, UAE Region on behalf of the company during a gala ceremony attended by industry leaders from shipping companies, ports, terminal operators and others in the sector.  Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region presented The Maritime Standard Personality of the Year Award to Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company. DP ......read more

Etihad Cargo Embraces Digital World as It Migrates to New Icargo Technology Platform

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 16, 2018:   Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, this week celebrated a significant moment in its relatively short 14-year history, fully migrating to “SPRINT”, an IBS iCargo fully integrated technology platform offering the digital answer to its evolving cargo management needs. Etihad Cargo joins a growing number of global carriers migrating their traditionally telephone and paper-based services online, through its new-look and revamped etihadcargo.com website, as well as digitalizing processes across all critical business functions, offering Etihad Cargo’s customers a platform to seamlessly manage all air cargo needs. Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Etihad Airways Managing Director Cargo and Logistics Services, said: "We are extremely ......read more

DHL Express guides MENA online merchants to the trillion-dollar global e-commerce market

Brings ‘Where Everything Clicks’ global campaign to educate businesses on how to increase their share of the global e-commerce market Campaign targets e-commerce merchants, enterprises of all sizes, start-ups, and online entrepreneurs   Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, is set to launch its global campaign ‘Where Everything Clicks’ in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to guide online merchants to navigate and access the booming and lucrative global e-commerce marketplace.  DHL Express aims for the campaign to reach companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises, advising merchants on how to optimize their websites for international sales and to create a competitive advantage via shipping ......read more

ZAJEL to unveil future plans for Smart services at GITEX 2018

To be part of emaratech Stand at the five-day ICT platform 25 per cent growth in its operations recorded in 2017  Kabanji: Logistics and Courier company plans to match the industry’s needs until 2023 Dubai, UAE, 13 October, 2018:   ZAJEL, the UAE’s national courier and logistic services company, will be showcasing its Smart services, achievements and strategic plans during its participation in GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 14 to 18. The 38th edition of the much-anticipated Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) is expected to draw more than 4,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries. The show will take place across 1.4 square million feet and 21 halls divided into sectors. ZAJEL will utilize the platform to showcase its products and smart ......read more

Freight Volumes Continue to Trend Upward in August, Up 2.3%

Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.    Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 4.5% year-on-year in August 2018. This was the sixth month in a row that capacity growth outstripped demand growth. Yields, however, appear to be holding up.    Growth is being supported by a number of factors, including buoyant consumer confidence, an upturn in the global investment cycle and growing international e-commerce. ......read more

ZAJEL and SIRA Signs Cooperation Agreement for Outsourcing Delivery Services

Dubai – UAE – September 29, 2018:   The Security Industry Regulatory Agency in Dubai (SIRA) has concluded a logistic services agreement with ZAJEL, UAE’s fastest growing courier company. The agreement was signed by Mr Ahmed Muhammed Al Sayegh, Director of Resources and Corporate Support Department of SIRA, and Ms Khawla Kabanji, Chief Executive Officer of ZAJEL. The agreement aims to enhance pick-up and delivery services of documents for SIRA clients in accordance with the best international practices on the level of reliability and speed ZAJEL provides to its customers. Al Sayegh stressed that this partnership agreement with ZAJEL stems from the global reputation the company enjoys in the field of courier services, which falls within our strategy that aims to delight our customers and provide them ......read more

DHL Express announces its 2019 price adjustments in the U.A.E

An average rate increase of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2019 Dubai, UAE September 24th, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced today its annual price increase of 4.9% for shipments, effective January 1, 2019.    “DHL Express has been significantly investing in our international network to meet highest expectations and to offer an even better service for our customers globally,” said Geoff Walsh, UAE Country Manager, DHL Express. “Our aim is to deliver continuous improvement in quality to meet our customers’ needs even more. The annual price adjustment allows us to further strengthen our infrastructure, ensuring best-in-class customer solutions by using innovative technologies and individual delivery processes. Particularly ......read more

The Second “Maritime Leaders Roundtable” Seeks to Strengthen the UAE Ports' Leadership

As per the latest industry recommendations to reinforce UAE’s prominent position  The first event of its kind that gathers decision makers in the maritime industry to discuss methods to develop the legal and procedural framework of the UAE ports in addition to improving the efficiency of its infrastructure and technology Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of September 2018: Under the patronage of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime “FTA”, Tactics Maritime Media and Marasi News have successfully arranged “The UAE Maritime Leaders Roundtable Discussion” under the theme of “To what extent do the UAE ports meet the current demands of the shipping industry?”.  The event brought together prominent UAE maritime leaders from private and government sectors ......read more

Agility Reports 19% Q2 Earnings Increase

  Q2 2018  (Million KD  Q2 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%)  H1 2018 (MillionKD) H1 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 384.2   342.1 12.3% 756 662.6 14.1% Net Revenue 124.3 117.8 5.5% 248.9 228.6  8.9% EBITDA  37.1 32.6   13.6%  74.8  63.4  18 % Net Profit  20  16.8  18.7%  38.9  31.4  23.9% EPS (fils)  13.8 11.6   18.7%  26.9  21.7  24%       Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, ......read more

UPS 2Q18 Revenue Up 9.6% On Strong Growth and Pricing

Reports 2Q18 EPS of $1.71, up 8.2%; Adjusted 2Q18 EPS of $1.94, up 23% International Operating Profit up 8.4%; Adj. Operating Profit Climbed 15% Average Daily Exports Increased 9.5%, Led by Europe Supply Chain & Freight Operating Profit up 1.9%; Adjusted Operating Profit Rose 17%  U.S. Domestic Revenue Increased 6.3% on Higher Base Pricing YTD Cash from Operations was $7.2B and Free Cash Flow Surged to $4.4B  Reaffirms 2018 Adjusted EPS and Raises Free Cash Flow Guidance to $5B Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced second-quarter diluted earnings per share growth of 8.2%, to $1.71, and adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of 23%, to $1.94.    Second-quarter 2018 adjusted results exclude a pre-tax charge of $263 million, or $0.23 per share ......read more

E-marine bags the prestigious MARS project to connect islands in East Africa

Cable to cover 700km across two islands in the Indian Ocean on East Africa  Abu Dhabi, 16 July 2018:   E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the ‘Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System’ (MARS), which covers a distance of 700 km connecting two islands in the Indian Ocean. The MARS cable will help boost internet connectivity through the provision of high-speed, large capacity bandwidth between the two islands located off the coast of East Africa. Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer, E-marine said: “E-marine has worked on several local and international projects in the past providing an infrastructure that is robust and is able to meet the ......read more

DHL Express drives energy efficient solutions with new electric vehicles in Dubai

DHL Express partners with Al Nabooda Automobiles to customize Volkswagen e-Golf electric car for document delivery and collection  The initiative is a step towards DHL’s goal in achieving zero emissions by the year 2050 Dubai, July 11, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express logistics provider, has partnered with Al Nabooda Automobiles to introduce for the first time in the region the all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf for deliveries and collections. This is in line with DHL’s latest announcement on the Cubicyle, a cargo bike with a specialized container for clean pick-up and delivery. The introduction of sustainable solutions into the business are a leg up towards achieving DHL’s zero emissions target by 2050.   The fully customized 134-horsepower ......read more

UAE's Emirates Transport Chooses Oracle Cloud to Drive Rapid Expansion and Deliver Exceptional Customer Experience

Digital Transformation initiative will explore Artificial Intelligence and IoT technologies to help transportation and logistics services company create a competitive advantage Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 July 2018:   Emirates Transport, one of the largest transportation and logistics services companies in the Middle East, will implement Oracle Cloud Applications to drive a major digital transformation across all its core business operations. The initiative will help Emirates Transport introduce innovative offerings that create new revenue streams, deliver exceptional customer service and drive operational efficiency. “The UAE’s transportation sector is experiencing sustained growth on the back of promising economic activities across infrastructure development, government investment and private sector ......read more

Emirates Post Extends Discount Campaign until the end of July

For international consignments weighing between 15 and 30 kg Up to 60% to India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh Dubai, UAE; 04 July 2018:   Emirates Post, UAE’s leading postal and express provider, is extending the discount campaign on its international Express to-door delivery service until July 31, 2018. Varied savings of up to 60% can be availed for shipments weighing 15-30kg to six destinations: India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Bangladesh.    “The discount campaign that was running during the month of Ramadan received such positive feedback and uptake that the decision was made to extend the offer further,” said Obaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates Post Group.    “Identifying and ......read more

Homoola Launches Road Freight Load-Matching in Saudi Arabia

New service uses technology to bring efficiency to trucking market  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – July 3, 2018 –   Homoola today announced the formal launch of its digital load-matching service in Saudi Arabia, where it will bring new efficiency to road freight by using technology to pair shippers and trucking companies.   Homoola’s load-matching technology addresses the pain points felt by both shippers and carriers.  It gives shippers access to capacity at times of peak demand and allows them to optimize the efficiency of their shipments at other times. Homoola prevents carriers from driving empty miles or sitting idle waiting for cargo. Agility is a key investor in Homoola. Ziyad Al Homaid, Homoola co-founder and CEO said, “Homoola’s goal is to build a platform matching ......read more

Etihad Cargo Ready for Summer Automotive Bookings With the Launch of ‘FlightValet'

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2018:  Ahead of the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, today celebrates the launch of ‘FlightValet’, its newly designed product that aims to ease the process of moving motor vehicles across the globe. Etihad Cargo transports hundreds of high-value vehicles annually on its passenger and freighter aircraft, and this new product will further simplify the customers’ booking experience. Commenting on the launch, Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Etihad Airways Managing Director Cargo and Logistics, said: “We are delighted to introduce this new tailored product to the marketplace. Demand from our customers has grown significantly in recent years, and in an effort to ......read more

Grandweld reinforces the value of ‘Made in UAE' at one of the largest global maritime conventions and exhibitions

Grandweld’s participation in the global forum strengthens the UAE’s cutting-edge quality in the shipbuilding industry and its competitiveness in both engineering quality and economic feasibility Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2018:   Grandweld, the pioneering UAE-based shipyard, is participating in the International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention and Exhibition (ITS), which is currently held in Marseille, Frane until 29th of June 2018. Grandweld is showing its manufacturing capabilities, while focusing on its outstanding strengths in tug, salvage and offshore service boat repair and maintenance. ITS 2018 is an exceptional event as it marks the 50th anniversary of the largest convention and exhibition of its kind in the world, which attracts top-level executives and decision makers from around the globe. Grandweld ......read more

Suez Canal Economic Zone, Agility Agree to Develop East Port Said Logistics Hub

New Partnership between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and Kuwait’s Agility  Mohab Mamish: Establishment of a global logistics hub in East Port Said  Hub will follow international standards to make East Port Said the most competitive in the region   Tarek Sultan: Egypt’s prominent location makes it an ideal site for a regional distribution hub Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), along with Mr. Tarek Sultan, Vice Chairman and CEO of Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today signed a Protocol of Cooperation, establishing a logistics center in East Port Said, one of the most important strategic sites on the Mediterranean Sea.    Under this protocol, Agility will ......read more

Al-Futtaim Logistics expands warehouse facility in Saudi Arabia

June 25, 2018:   As part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ regional expansion plans, it has opened the second warehousing facility in the metropolis city of Riyadh. The local distribution centre now scales up a total of 15,000 sqms co-existing with its primary warehouse in Jeddah. Driven by consumer demand, the two facilities currently handle retail brands with categories including fashion, footwear, hardware, DIY furniture and home appliances. The distribution centres are an extension of the Al-Futtaim company’s 3PL solutions to bring brands and consumers within close proximity. The facilities are fully equipped with the latest web-enabled inventory technology, providing visibility and reassurance to customers. Moreover, it has best practice operational processes for products stored, palletized, shelved, binned, and bulk ......read more

DHL and Magento Partner to Help Online Merchants in the MENA Region Go Global

DHL Named Premier Partner for Shipping by leading B2B and B2C cloud commerce platform, Magento Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced its collaboration with Magento, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, as Premier Partner for Shipping. The partnership enables DHL and Magento to offer a broad range of shipping services to e-commerce merchants, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and online entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.    A study by Gartner reports that only 15 per cent of businesses in region have an online presence and 90 per cent of online shopping involves product imports from outside the region.    The study findings illustrate the immense growth ......read more

The Logistics District at Dubai South launches the Masary system to facilitate the transit of goods and vehicles

Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  The Logistics District at Dubai South has launched Masary, a new smart electronic system that reduces the transit time of goods and vehicles. The new system is considered the first of its kind in the region and will positively impact the traffic of goods and vehicles that move through the district. The Masary system is part of the district’s efforts to adopt new technologies to facilitate businesses, which is in line with Dubai’s government policy on digital transformation that aims to enhance the emirate’s status as a leading logistics services centre in the region. Masary is considered to be a smart, safe and innovative system that is digitally connected to Dubai Police, Dubai Customs and other relevant government departments. The system is characterized by its speedy process ......read more

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Dubai International Boat Show to Reach New Heights and Depths With Cutting-Edge Water Jet ...…

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Global pharma players trust in Swisslog to strengthen intralogistics…

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MENA's Ultra-High Net Worth individuals set to continue growing region's fleet of Superyachts…

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GAC partners with Hemas to build an integrated logistics facility in Sri Lanka…

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Abu Dhabi Ports attracts Emirati talents at Tawdheef 2017…

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Riverbed Supports World's Largest Container Shipping Company Maersk on its Digital Journey…

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Tasneef strengthens UAE's position as a global maritime hub…

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

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

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

KIZAD Registers Strong Performance in 2016…

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

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

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

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosts Abu Dhabi reception…

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

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches HSE Award…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  DP World has recently opened the first smart logistics center in Peru connected through optical fibers to Callao Port. This will help deliver full data to the port and customs, and will enable clients to control their goods using their own devices. DP World develops and operates the container terminal in this port, located near the Peruvian capital, ......read more

SOHAR releases major report on GCC logistics…

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

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Chinese One Belt One Road initiative reaches SOHAR…

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

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Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes Kuwaiti company to Khalifa Industrial Zone…

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

November 28, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, co-ordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), the global engineering, technical and business services organisation, to jointly undertake Research ......read more

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

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

Dubai, 26th November, 2016:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, is set to offer its customers an even faster and more efficient shipment service thanks to Dubai Customs’ certifying them as the only Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Express logistics company in the UAE. Dubai Customs’ adoption of the AEO program will give DHL Express a ......read more

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

November 24, 2016. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) hosted today (Thursday, November 24, 2016) the Dubai Maritime Innovation Workshop with the participation of high-profile officials from government and private entities involved in maritime activities to come up with new creative ideas for further enhancing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the local maritime ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 24, 2016:  Maqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports will host the annual International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) Conference for the first time in the GCC region. The conference will be held in Abu Dhabi on December 7th this year at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. The 2016 IPCSA Conference will welcome high profile ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports hosts the 2nd Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 19, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports hosted the second edition of The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference in Abu Dhabi this week, which featured engaging discussions aiming to chart a course for the future of the shipping and maritime sectors. The event brought together high profile executives and industry professionals from local, regional and international ......read more

Containers continue to drive growth at SOHAR Port…

Over 11% container growth in Q3 2016 compared to Q3 last year Newly rebranded Hutchison Ports SOHAR plans further expansion Strategic location outside the Strait of Hormuz is a key growth factor Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016:  SOHAR Port and Freezone has released its latest throughput figures for Q3 of 2016, as both the Port and Freezone continue to play a central role in ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority signs ‘Maritime Innovation Cooperation Agreement' with DNV GL…

November 15, 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 announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL today at the DNV GL National Committee, which started this morning, on Tuesday (November 15, 2016), to collaborate on several maritime ......read more

Agility Supports K2O Expedition to Raise Environmental Awareness…

Agility to provide logistics support to the 2,200 kilometer journey from Kuwait to Oman Kuwait, November 14, 2016:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is supporting a 2,200 kilometer kayak journey from Kuwait to Oman (K2O), to raise awareness for environmental protection in the Gulf. Avid kayakers Bashar Al-Huneidi, and Mansoor Al-Safran, who represent Kayak4Kuwait, are ......read more

NIA limited opens new headquarters and logistics centre in JAFZA…

NIA to increase aim to increase GREE’s market share to 20 per cent with sales of 175,000 units in the UAE Company to achieve a turnover of AED 500 Million in the next 2 to 3 years 14,000 sq m facility offers design, marketing & logistics services Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016:  NIA Limited, a Dubai-based enterprise dealing in Home Appliances and HVAC solutions, has ......read more

Agility's Earning Release for Q3 2016…

Financial Highlights   Q3 2016 (Million KD) Q3 2015 (Million KD) Variance  (%) 9 months 2016 (Million KD) 9 months 2015 (Million KD) Variance  (%) Revenue 312.00 335.02 -7% 919.25 981.55 -6% Net ......read more

MyUS.com expands its offering in UAE as e-commerce market continues to grow…

UAE holds 53 per cent market share of e-commerce in GCC with 80 per cent internet penetration GCC e-commerce market expected to grow to $20 billion (Dh73.4billion) by 2020 from $5.3 billion in 2015 Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2016:  With the UAE holding 53 per cent market share of e-commerce in the GCC, MyUS.com has expanded its service portfolio to accommodate local consumers’ ......read more

UAE Can Serve as ‘Global Logistics Hub'…

National Association of Freight & Logistics lays marker at Food Logistics Forum at Gulfood Manufacturing  Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2016:  As international and regional food & beverage (F&B) logistics experts met at today’s Food Logistics Forum – a knowledge sharing platform at Gulfood Manufacturing, which runs until November 9 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) ......read more

Preparations for UAE Maritime Week 2018 to position UAE in the ranks of the most prominent ...…

November 5, 2016. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently concluded the Dubai Maritime Week 2016 held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. During a closing ceremony in Dubai, renowned government and private maritime partners were recognized for their ......read more

Top class panel of speakers assembled at TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference …

The second annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place in Abu Dhabi on November 14th. The theme of this year’s conference is “Beating the downturn; investing to be ready for the upturn.” A top class panel of speakers has been assembled to address some of the key issues facing the industry as it seeks to chart a course for long term recovery. ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports announces winners of MAFNOOD 2016…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 1, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, announced the winners of the second cycle of its internal excellence award, MAFNOOD (Arabic for “distinguished”). Launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu ......read more

Jafza looks to strengthen competitive logistics sector…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 01, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region and Africa held a forum, recently, for the Logistics and Supply Chain sector companies based in the free zone. The Forum was attended by industry leaders, key officials from partner entities and senior management from ......read more

Dubai Maritime Week 2016 kicks off tomorrow with participation of leading international maritime ...…

October 29, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week kicks off tomorrow (Sunday, October 30th, 2016) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. It will witness the participation of maritime industry leaders, decision-makers, and experts from the UAE and the rest ......read more

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

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