First of a kind project to be delivered for a logistics company in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th March 2017: RSA logistics and SirajPower have signed a solar lease agreement to deliver a solar rooftop solution in Dubai. SirajPower will develop a solar system of 1.1 MW on RSA logistics’ rooftop, in Dubai Logistics City, Dubai South. The solar system will cover more than 90% of the energy consumption.
David Auriau, Director at SirajPower highlighted: “This first-of-a-kind project will not only help cut energy expenditure, but will also help promote a green image among the public. Logistics companies have a key role to play in transforming Dubai into the smartest city in the world, and we sincerely thank RSA Logistics for trusting our venture and partnering with us in this initiative of building a green ......read more
The agreement is to further underpin the Dominican Republic’s position as a regional trading hub in the Caribbean
Dubai – 16 Mar 2017: Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai, has signed an agreement of cooperation with the General Directorate of Customs of the Dominican Republic.
According to the agreement, Customs World will provide technical assistance and expert advice to the Dominican Customs in their reform and modernization process. The aim is to devise a reform and development blueprint to build Dominican Customs’ capacity through enhanced customs procedures and clearance systems.
The project is geared towards boosting Dominican Customs services, duty collection and revenue protection, while building their anti-smuggling capabilities to ensure a safe ......read more
Agility’s Financial Results for Full Year and Q4 2016
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its 2016 financial results, reporting a net profit of KD 59.1 million, or 51.3 fils per share, an increase of 10.6% over the same period in 2015. Revenue for the year stood at KD 1,234.0 million and EBITDA at KD 115.2 million.
For the fourth quarter 2016, Agility reported a net profit of KD 15.7 million with an earnings-per-share of 13.6 fils, an increase of 9.7 % over the same period in 2015. EBITDA for the quarter stood at KD 31.4 million, an increase of 18.4% over last year.
Board of Directors Recommendation
In view of growing optimism and ongoing progress to date with respect to Agility’s 2020 EBITDA target of USD 800 Million, the Board of Directors is proposing a three-pronged distribution ......read more
MoU to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration on arbitration within the GCC
EMAC and GCCCAC to assist in identifying suitable arbitrators and mediators to resolve disputes
Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2017: In a move to further strengthen ties between arbitration centres in the region, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC) during a ceremony on Tuesday 7 March.
Through the agreement, EMAC and GCCCAC will aim to work together to identify suitable arbitrators and mediators to assist in the resolution of disputes received by the centres. Additionally, the centres will collaborate on a number of knowledge sharing activities, including hosting seminars, workshops, presentations and educational sessions to raise ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017: ART MARINE, the Middle East’s largest and most recognised 360° Regional Leisure Yachting Enterprise, has concluded its successful participation at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show showcasing over Dhs 100m worth of boats.
During the show, ART MARINE alongside the Ferretti Group showcased the latest in the Ferretti Yacht’s line, the new FY550 which makes its Middle Eastern debut. The new yacht will cater to the requirements of the broader clientele due to this yacht being a competitively priced, fly-bridge model with four social areas, a submersible swim platform, tender garage, bow area seating and the latest in navigation technology.
Another boat making its debut at the Dubai International Boat Show is the FSD 195 from Ferretti Security and Defence, the ......read more
Exhibitors hit the mark by selling numerous vessels and generating business leads
Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017: Maritime businesses from the UAE and abroad are celebrating positive early sales at the Dubai International Boat Show and expect to close a number of deals as the five-day luxury leisure marine event wraps up its 25th landmark event.
Emirates-based Gulf Craft reported an opening day sale to a client for the build of their Majesty 135, which is set to be delivered in spring 2018, while the brand also unveiled the Majesty 100 for the first time, a semi-convertible flybridge superyacht which has caught the eye of boat owners and admirers throughout the show.
Jalboot, the local distributor for Wajer and Mastercraft, sold the Mastercraft NXT20 from their stand at the Dubai International Marine Club to an ......read more
Dubai – 4 March 2017: Dubai Customs (DC) has received a delegation from Saudi Customs to discuss cooperation perspectives and boost mutual ties and exchange of expertise. The visit was primarily aimed at reinforcing joint customs work between both agencies through harmonization of processes and facilitation of border formalities and services to enhance bilateral flow of trade, investments and passengers.
The meeting was held at Jebel Ali Port where Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed Ahmed Alhakbani, Director General of Saudi Customs and members of the accompanying delegation. Attending the meeting were Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director for Customer Management Division at DC, Ahmed bin Lahej, Executive Director for Customs Affairs at Federal Customs Authority, Faysal Lutfi, CEO of Customs World, ......read more
Local and international manufacturers use Dubai International Boat Show as a key platform for boat sales
80% of revenue generated by small to mid-sized vessels sales and maintenance, keeping the market afloat
Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017: The appeal, accessibility and affordability of boats in the small to mid-sized segment compared to their larger counterparts are a key contributing factor in keeping the marine industry alive, with local and international companies using the Dubai International Boat Show as a platform to target a wealth of eager consumers during the five-day event.
Sultan Alshaali, CEO of Al Shaali Group said: “Small to medium sized boats represent 20% of the market but they generate 80% of revenue for the entire industry. If you think of it this way, one boat owner will need one service; twenty ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017: The World of Yachts and Boats Awards has honoured Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show.
Local and international marine organisations and government agencies were also recognised for their excellence in service to the leisure marine industry at the evening ceremony, which took place at the Westin Mina Seyahi at the end of the third day of the Dubai International Boat Show.
Dubai Water Canal, Government of Dubai and the RTA won the Best Seafront Development Award, while the Dubai Coast Guard picked up the Safety at Sea Award. Emirates Boats took home the Best Local Boat Builder (small and medium), while Gulf Craft won Best Local Boat Builder in the large category.
Exalto Emirates ......read more
Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders, ocean preservationists join hands with visitors to deliver sustainability message
Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017: Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders and ocean preservationists are joining visitors at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show today to raise awareness of the growing menace of marine pollution.
As many of the world’s leading leisure marine brands continue to attract show goers and professionals interested in all sectors of the maritime industry, sustainability is the theme at the Project Earth Pavilion, a new feature this year at Dubai International Marine Club.
On a daily basis, visitors to the Pavilion use an arcade “claw” to lift rubbish from the beach and win prizes, while others gather up plastic bottles to throw into a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 1 March 2017: Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced today that it will host the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show in 2018 in association with British Marine Boat Shows. The event is set to take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in October 2018.
British Marine Boat Shows are the organisers of the London Boat Show and Southampton Boat Show. The London Boat Show takes place at ExCeL London, London’s premier event venue and a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNEC.
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with British Marine to host a world-class boat show in Abu Dhabi. The event will be a valuable addition to ADNEC’s growing portfolio of local and international events. It will also support Abu Dhabi’s leisure marine ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017: Some of the world’s most innovative water adventure companies are showing visitors how to shed new light on the ocean floor at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. These deep sea submersibles are taking water wanderlust to new depths of planet Earth, allowing owners to access depths of a kilometre under the sea surface in comfort and safety.
Triton Submersibles, Seabreacher and Ortega Submersibles are all opening the eyes of thrill seeking visitors who are keen to explore the wonders of the world in the latest technology.
A bright yellow ‘machine of discovery’ which can access parts of the planet one could never otherwise reach is catching the eye of visitors at the show. Akin to an ‘inner space ship’, according to Patrick Lahey, President of Triton Submarines, ......read more
Region’s first of its kind innovative mobile and web-based delivery platform:
Over 23,000 packages delivered during White Friday, 120,000 since its inception
26 February 2017 – Dubai: WING, the UAE’s most innovative mobile and web-based user-friendly delivery platform for businesses and individual consumers is looking to double its growth in the UAE market with plans to acquire more customers to join its unique platform this year.
The announcement comes as part of the company’s expansion and growth plans to expand its customer base by over 30% and boost business to double the order book by mid-2017. The company is also looking to enhance its GCC Cross Border Shipping services and is in discussions with several courier companies across the region to help increase its customer base in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Ahead of the annual event starting on Tuesday, 28th February, Jalboot (an Abu Dhabi based marine company) has announced its acquisition of the exclusive distribution for luxury Dutch brand, Wajer Yachts across the GCC, as well as for US boat manufacturer, Mastercraft across the UAE - further enhancing it's distributor portfolio in the Middle East.
At DIBS 2017, Jalboot will showcase one of Wajer Yachts' most prestigious vessels - the Wajer 38 - in Dubai for the very first time. The luxurious vessel is for sale at a price tag of AED 3 million.
Jalboot will be at Stand MD-170 from 28th February - 4th March 2017. I'd like to invite you to come down to its stand and have an experience on the Wajer 38 if you are keen? You can also chat to representatives from Jalboot ......read more
The 22,000 square metres facility includes a warehouse and 9silo bunker storage
Dry bulk goods services include land and maritime transport
Abu Dhabi – UAE: February 26, 2017: Schmidt Middle East logistics, a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn, a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics, has launched operations of its multi-user logistics hub based in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ) within Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).
This multi-user chemical and petrochemical dedicated hub is set to offer its services to clients within UAE and the rest of the Gulf region and will act as the company’s Middle Eastern Head Quarters. Schmidt Middle East Logistics has leased about 22,000 square meters of prime land at Khalifa Port ......read more
Online competition winners will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside top race pilot
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Thrill seekers will be given the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush in the cockpit of an extreme offshore powerboat catamaran alongside a world championship pilot during the 25th Dubai International Boat Show.
This unique experience, in a Team Australia boat that averages 120mph in race action, is on offer for two winners of a social media competition being staged by the show organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre.
To enter, visitors will need to post a personal video or photograph of a memorable personal adventure on the water in the build-up to the show, taking place at Dubai International Marine Club from 28 February to 4 March.
Hashtags revealed on the event’s Facebook, ......read more
February 26th, 2017: Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016. The company declared a net profit of QAR 711 million for 2016 on revenues of QAR 2.55 billion.
Key financial highlights:
• Operating revenue for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 2.551 billion, compared to QAR 2.984 billion reported the previous year.
• Operating profit for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 555 million, compared to QAR 855 million reported the previous year.
• Net profit for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 711 million, compared to QAR 1.095 billion reported the previous year.
• Earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 6.26, compared to QAR 9.63 reported the ......read more
Mega-projects improving the emirates’ waterscapes to take centre-stage at Middle East Yachting Conference
Industry leaders gather to share insights on shifting landscape of the leisure boating market
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: The changing face of the regional leisure marine industry and the future of the superyacht business will be put under the spotlight at the 11th Middle East Yachting Conference supported by Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), to be held on Monday, 27 February at the Westin Mina-Seyahi, ahead of the 25th Dubai International Boat Show.
The annual Middle East Yachting Conference brings together global experts and industry authorities, as well as boating enthusiasts, to address the latest trends, technologies, plans and regulations affecting the marine leisure sector in Dubai and ......read more
Mr. Bin Sulayem: Reinforces Dubai’s leading position as a global trade hub
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017: Dubai Trade, the ‘smart’ window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has launched an integrated ‘smart’ online platform that connects supply chain stakeholders over a secure network to ensure ease of doing business with the Emirate.
In 2016, Dubai Trade added “LogiGate” to its portfolio of innovations. It stands as a transportation and warehousing marketplace that enables cargo owners to book competitive haulage and storage services using a smart phone.
In building their own systems and programmes, Dubai Trade is ensuring long-term technological investment that can be applied to new markets and business sectors around the world.
Through such ......read more
From February 28th to March 4th in Dubai
United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017: The French manufacturer FRANCE HELICES celebrates this year 40 years of excellence in high-technology manufacture of marine propulsion.
FRANCE HELICES has been awarded by the French label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" in 2016 and will be participating to Boatshow Dubai 2017 to introduce its offer to the Middle Eastern market.
From sailing yachts to superyacht, passenger boat, commercial fishing and work boats, defence vessels FRANCE HELICES produces high quality custom made propellers, Surface Drive Systems, shaft lines and spare parts according to ISO484-2 and corporate social responsibility.
According to Jean-Michel Latronico, Export Sales Engineer at FRANCE HELICES, participating at Dubai Boatshow, the company is ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles.
This is a follow on to the initial contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles. Available with a variety of launcher configurations, Marte MK 2/N are able to strike targets at ranges in excess of 30 km, flying a fire-and-forget sea-skimming profile using mid-course inertial guidance and active radar homing.
Antoine Bouvier, CEO of MBDA, commented: “I am delighted that the UAE has confirmed the trust placed in MBDA for its defence requirements. MBDA is one of the country’s leading defence suppliers and will continue to show our long-standing commitment and support for the UAE Armed Forces.”
Pasquale Di Bartolomeo, MBDA’s Executive Group ......read more
Thousands of new berths and 25% increase in maritime investments over past 4 years strengthen Dubai’s position as global maritime capital
Dubai International Boat Show to host impressive 38 global and regional launches; underwater drones and array of superyachts
Expanded beach entertainment area provides thrilling on-water experiences for all
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: Dubai’s position as one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative leisure marine destinations is brought sharply into focus next week as Dubai International Boat Show, the region’s showcase for boat manufacturers, owners, and water sports enthusiasts, reaches a 25-year milestone.
Since its inception in 1992, Dubai International Boat Show has grown exponentially, expanding from a split venue in both the Dubai Creek and Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 20th February 2017: More cooperation between local, regional and international authorities is needed to facilitate trade and sustain security. That was the main message from the Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih in the keynote delivered today at the opening of the Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference. The event ran for two days (20th-21st February) at the Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai, and was organized by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) in strategic partnership with Dubai Customs. The conference highlighted the latest innovations in screening and detection technology for the prevention of cross-border crimes in the GCC and beyond.
“With the UAE’s positioning as a world-class transport and integrated logistics hub, it has become more important than ever ......read more
Missiles will enhance protection of Emirates Baynunah-class corvettes
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 20, 2017): The United Arab Emirates Navy awarded Raytheon a multi-million direct commercial sale for an undisclosed amount of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) Block 2, associated equipment, training and support.
RAM is a best-in-class ship self-defense weapon. It’s a supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget weapon designed to protect ships against anti-ship missiles, helicopters, aircraft and surface craft.
“The Emirates want to protect the investment they’ve made in their naval forces, and that’s what RAM missiles provide,” said Chris Davis, president of Raytheon International Inc. in the UAE.
The missiles will be used to ......read more
Organized by IQPC with strategic partnership of Dubai Customs
Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017: The Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference, taking place on 20th-21st February at the Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai, is being organized by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) in strategic partnership with Dubai Customs to highlight the latest innovations in screening and detection technology for the prevention of cross-border crimes in the GCC and beyond.
With the UAE’s positioning as a world-class transport and integrated logistics hub, it has become more important than ever to deploy effective screening and detection technologies at all borders to prevent and deter criminals.
Currently, the logistics industry contributes around 14% of the UAE’s GDP and this figure is predicted to ......read more
Region's foremost warehousing and logistics trade show set to open doors next week in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2015: Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) the world’s leading industrial equipment distributor, will be at the forefront of UAE businesses vying for a bigger stake in the Middle East’s vibrant logistics and warehousing sector, when the region’s ......read more
Global marine terminal operator fuels global trade with new capacity of 2.35 million TEU in the Netherlands
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2015: DP World, together with joint-venture partners APL, HMM, MOL and CMA-CGM, has officially opened the Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) terminal, providing the global supply chain with the most innovative and automated container terminal in the ......read more
Port operator, Abu Dhabi Terminals, welcomes maiden call from Hyundai Bangkok as the 4th new service in 2015
Abu Dhabi, 8 September, 2015 – Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, added a new service to its growing network list. Hyundai’s KMS service made her maiden call to Abu Dhabi’s main port on Saturday 5th September with the ......read more
Abu Dhabi Ports sees Maqta Gateway integrate transaction processing among port operators as it moves towards full implementation
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 2 September 2015: Abu Dhabi Ports, master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, celebrated the halfway mark of Stage I implementation of Maqta Gateway. With the new milestone, Abu Dhabi Ports sees ......read more
Lack of well-qualified seagoing & shore-based personnel to be debated at 2015 Seatrade Offshore Marine & Work Boats conference as investment into the human element falls short of commitment to fleet and facilities development
Challenges in recruiting and retaining experienced seagoing and shore-based personnel will be highlighted at this year’s Seatrade Offshore Marine & ......read more
Daifuku, SSI Schaefer, among six of world’s top 20 systems suppliers at Materials Handling Middle East 2015
Dubai, UAE - 6 August 2015: Growing challenges in the GCC logistics market is presenting remarkable scope for automation in the region’s materials handling industry, while current levels of mechanisation within the sector is relatively low, new research has revealed.
A ......read more
August 04, 2015: Globe Express Services has revealed the opening of its new office in Houston, Texas to cater to the growing demand for comprehensive logistics services in the United States (US). The opening of the new Houston office will allow GES to strengthen its market foothold as it continues to expand its presence in key global markets to provide integrated, tailor-made and end-to-end ......read more
Abu Dhabi, August 3rd, 2015: In line with its strategy aiming to cover 50% of the maritime Arab classification market, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” and Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company “Irshad”, a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC; recently signed a one year contract to survey and classify 31 of its offshore vessels including tugs, pilot boats, crew ......read more
The global shipping industry’s governing committee visits the new shipping lane, praises Egypt’s “huge undertaking” of the project.
Ismaelia, Egypt, July 30: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has commended the New Suez Canal during a site visit today in Ismailia.
With just one week until the inauguration, a committee consisting of the industry’s ......read more
Abu Dhabi Terminals achieved berth productivity of 206 moves per hour
Abu Dhabi,1 August 2015 – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), set a new productivity record by handling 2615 moves in just under 13 hours on the 9,365 TEU CMA CGM Thames which called into Khalifa Port on Tuesday 21st July . An operational productivity metric and ......read more
Gulf Warehousing Company Q.S.C. (GWC), Qatar’s leading logistics provider, has delivered strong and steady growth in its net profits in the first half of 2015, marking a 30% increase in net profits; achieving QAR 87.7 million, as compared to QAR 67.6 million by the end of June 2014. This robust growth was mirrored in the company’s revenue streams, with total revenues peaking at QAR ......read more
The MED Evaporators are the biggest of their kind in the world to ever be constructed in a shop/yard & shipped to the project site
SHARJAH- JULY 20, 2015: With the shipment of the 3rd Multi Effect Distillation (MED) Evaporator to Kuwait, Hamriyah Free Zone-based Quality International has successfully crossed the half-way mark in the execution of its prestigious order from ......read more
14 July, 2015 – Milaha, a Qatar-based marine transport and logistics conglomerate, announced that its President and CEO, Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi, will retire in September.
Having joined Milaha 31 years ago, Mr. Al-Hetmi has been at the helm of Milaha for the past 7 years. During his tenure as CEO, he oversaw the strategic acquisition of Qatar Shipping and Halul Offshore Services in 2010, ......read more
• Joint Cooperation to provide ADNEC Customers with Integrated Logistics Solutions
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 July, 2015 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has signed a five-year strategic partnership agreement with Agility’s Fairs and Events, a division of Agility Global Integrated Logistics. This MOU will enhance ADNEC’s service offering to exhibitors and ......read more
Target Ship Management India (TSMI) is a Human Resources company established in the year 2013 is growing fast with the dedicated employees and is now on the growth with a pool of talent of Seafarers and extends business opportunities for ship owners in Dubai and other places with all kinds of vessels to be a part of the expanding family of TSMI. It was founded in October 2012 with the aim of ......read more
Abu Dhabi Ports launches new Customer Service Centre
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports has launched its brand new Customer Service Centre at Zayed Port, further enhancing the organisation’s comprehensive service offerings while addressing the various needs of a continuously growing customer base.
With a dedicated team of highly trained service professionals, the new centre combines Abu ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 5th of July 2015: Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” signed an agreement with Logmarin, a consultancy company specialized in shipping logistics and advisory, in order to bring new ideas to the UAE marine industry and strengthen the ties between “Tasneef” and the Italian marine companies.
Captain Waleed Al Nahdi, Commercial and Marketing ......read more
For “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices” category
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Bagging the Golden Globe Tigers Award is a strong drive for us to raise the bar
Khalil Saqer bin Gharib: We aspire to deliver a noble message that community work is wide open and is a humanitarian objective as important as security and economic objectives
Dubai – 01 July 2015: Dubai ......read more
Ramadan charity campaign sees Abu Dhabi Ports and its employees raise more than 1500 Kg of goods in the first two days
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in Abu Dhabi, is holding a three-day campaign to collect donations for those less fortunate across the world. The ‘Together, Lending a Helping Hand’ campaign ......read more
During a Visit to the Arab League and the Egyptian Ministry of Transport
“Tasneef” Continues its Efforts to Support the Arab Maritime Sector
Abu Dhabi, 28th of June, 2015: In virtue of its role as the first Arab classification society developing standards and specifications in the field of maritime navigation, and issuing compliance and inspection certificates for ships and ......read more
Already a client for eight years, Nestlé has extended its long-term partnership with Mohebi Logistics for a further seven years. Both companies will be working closely in Dubai World Central (DWC).
The agreement announced recently, underlines the strong mutual bonds that have already paved the progress made by Nestlé in the GCC region. As Expo 2020 approaches, both companies are entering ......read more
Working with diverse business interests to promote sustainability of the seas
Dubai, UAE, 25 June, 2015 – As part of its commitment to sustainability, the GAC Group has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WOC), the international ocean business alliance for Corporate Ocean Responsibility.
GAC joins more than 80 WOC members from the shipping, shipbuilding, oil & ......read more
Endorsements from UAE Federal Transport Authority and UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirms industry leading status
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre has been accredited by the UAE's Federal Transport Authority (FTA) - Land & Marine, for its delivery of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model Courses, all of which meet the requirements of the ......read more
Abu Dhabi Ports sees MICCO establish a world-class logistics business centre at Kizad
22 June 2015: Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has signed a standard Musataha agreement (SMA) with Al Mazroui International Cargo Company (MICCO) to establish a new Logistics Business Centre at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi ......read more
For millions of people around the world, the Middle East is the new land of opportunity. As an increasing number of ex-patriots pursue opportunities in the region’s business hubs, The Box’s unique approach to self-storage and relocation caters to the needs of a population that’s moving forward—and fast.
Since its establishment in 2008, The Box has addressed growing ......read more
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a strategic service-level agreement (SLA) with the Department of Planning and Development - TRAKHEES, a regulatory arm of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone in Dubai, with a vision of developing residence and civil engineering ......read more
June 15, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced its official sponsorship of the Maritime Academic Conference & Expo 2015 – MARACAD which will be organized by Sham Company for Conventions and Exhibitions, from ......read more
Turning Theory into Reality
14 June 2015, Abu Dhabi: The first Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference, organised by The Maritime Standard (TMS), will take place this year on 29-30 November at Park Hyatt Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The event, which is endorsed by Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime UAE, and being hosted by Abu Dhabi Ports, will feature top level ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 7th 2013 –
Goods have to be properly packed and lashed (secured) for it to be transported to various destinations. The type of packing and lashing deployed for a cargo will depend on its type, weight, volume, fragility, mode of transportation, etc.
Consolidated Shipping Services (CSS), one of the leading logistics service providers in the UAE, offers industrial ......read more
Recent IMO report reveals strong demand for more skilled maritime workers
The UAE is looking towards consolidating its leading position as a global maritime hub when it hosts the first edition of the Maritime Academic Conference and Expo, which will be held from November 9 to November 10, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event, which is being held under the official support of the ......read more
Leading GCC superyacht brokerage, Bush & Noble, sees continued strong sales through 2015 with the recent sale of two superyachts.
Dubai, UAE 9th June 2015: Bush & Noble, the region's largest yacht brokerage, is proud to announce the recent sale of two Superyachts in the GCC.
The 2007 Mangusta 105 Sport boasts a modern and sleek interior and can accommodate nine guests in ......read more
June 08, 2015: Board of Directors of Globe Express Services has recently appointed Mustapha Kawam as President and CEO of Globe Express Services. Kawam joined Globe Express Services in 1995 and has held a wide range of leadership positions in the company. Since 2009, he has served as Managing Director - Gulf States at Globe Express Services.
Kawam takes the helm of Globe Express Services after ......read more
• State-of-the-art logistics facility will set benchmark in the region
• Reinforces DWC’s commitment to become a global, multimodal logistics hub
Dubai-UAE: 7 June 2015 – Dubai-based Mohebi Logistics, one of the largest vertically-integrated supply chain management companies in the Middle East, has broken ground on its dynamic new ......read more
3 June 2015: Etihad Cargo, the freight division of the United Arab Emirates’ national airline Etihad Airways, has launched a new service in conjunction with the World Cargo Alliance (WCA), the world’s largest network of independent freight forwarders, and Worldwide Information Network (WIN), the IT provider.
The platform, which is the first of its kind in the cargo industry, has ......read more
June 3, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates- His Majesty King Harald V of Norway was briefed on Dubai’s current efforts and initiatives towards reinforcing its position as one of the world’s leading maritime centres. The brief was given during his visit to the Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) exhibiting platform at this year’s edition of Nor-Shipping, the leading ......read more
June 2, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A recent international survey conducted by Menon Business Economics Group, the globally renowned organization for benchmarking leading maritime capitals of the world, predicts that Dubai will rank among the Top 7 Leading Maritime Centres in the World in the next five years.
Industry analysts and authorities agree that Dubai is on track to progress ......read more
Shipping, logistics and marine services group expands network and diversifies freight forwarding operation
Dubai, June 1, 2015 - As part of its continuing strategy to develop its footprint across North America, leading shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group is opening four new offices in the US, strategically located to provide customers across a broad range of ......read more
Industry-backed gala awards announces its call for entries to recognise the best of the best from the Middle East and Indian subcontinent’s shipping and maritime industry
31 May 2015, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2015 is the highlight of the year for the region’s shipping and maritime industries where key decision makers from across the Middle East and ......read more
New AED 20 Million facility will pack and transport dry bulk products for petrochemical and mineral manufacturers
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports celebrated the groundbreaking of Schmidt ME Logistics’ new facility in Khalifa Port’s industrial, trade and logistics zone (Kizad). The ceremony officiated by Dr. Wolfgang Hoppmann, CEO of Schmidt ME Logistics along with senior ......read more
27 May 2015, Dubai, UAE: DMCC, one of the world’s leading commodity hubs for trade and enterprise and the largest and fastest growing Free Zone in the UAE, today signed an Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) with the Dubai Maritime City Authority.
The MOU provides a collaborative framework for DMCC Free Zone and Dubai Maritime City Authority to help promote Dubai to the ......read more
May 18, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has revealed its coming participation in the 50th edition of Nor-Shipping, the world’s leading maritime trade fair, which will take place from June 2 to June 5, 2015 in Oslo and ......read more
May 17, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai Maritime City Authority, the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has launched a new initiative concerning the establishment of the Maritime Advisory Council. The move is in line with the efforts to establish an integrated framework to boost the local maritime ......read more
In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Kuehne + Nagel Showcases its Historical Links with the UAE
Dubai, UAE: May 13, 2015 – Dubai World Central (DWC) hosted today the 125th corporate anniversary celebrations of Kuehne + Nagel, the first global logistics company to become fully operational at DWC in 2009.
The event was graced by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al ......read more
New cranes can lift 65 tonnes and reach across 35 metres
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports has taken delivery of two new mobile harbor cranes which will be used to handle the increasing volumes of general cargo, faster and more efficiently. The new cranes are part of an ongoing upgrade to all of the general cargo handling equipment in Khalifa, Zayed and Musaffah Ports.
The new ......read more
Doha, 5 May 2015: Milaha Trading, Milaha’s arm for commercial agency activities, was awarded “Best Partner of the Year 2014” by Doosan Infracore, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy equipment and machinery. The award, presented by Executive Vice President of Doosan Infracore Sales, Mr. J J Jin, was given in recognition of Milaha Trading’s dedicated ......read more
Fast Logistic Solutions Group (FLS Group) a premiere global logistics service provider announces the opening of its third African cargo consolidation warehouse facility at the Aladdin Container Terminal, Ras al Khor, Dubai.
Centrally located between the three major ports of UAE, Port Rashid, Jebel Ali and Sharjah Port, this new warehousingfacility for sea-freight services, covers around ......read more
Gulf Warehousing Company Q.S.C. (GWC), Qatar’s leading logistics provider, has signed an agreement to become the “Authorized Service Contractor for UPS (ASC)” for express parcel service in the State of Qatar as of June 2015.
The agreement allows GWC to provide UPS products and services, including express parcel delivery, as well as access to the UPS global network ......read more
Dubai. UAE: EMOVERS LLC, a leading relocation company, announced the release of a free smartphone app called EMOVE. This first-of-its-kind app helps people to plan and execute the relocation of home or office with ease. It’s useful features like Moving Checklist, CBM Calculator, Move Announcement, Snapshots, and Services Directory will make moving a No Mess No Stress ......read more
Opens New State of the Art Facility at KFIA
UPS Customers set to benefit from new operations centre at King Fahad International Airport
Riyadh, April 29th, 2015 – Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province and the President of the General Authority for Civil Aviation Mr. Soliman Al Hamdan, a new state of ......read more
Abu Dhabi Terminals celebrates 4 million hours without Lost Time Injury
Abu Dhabi, 28th April 2015 – Abu Dhabi Terminals, manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), celebrated a new record in health & safety by completing 4 million man-hours with LTI (lost time injury) which equals 603 days since the last LTI.
The 4 million man-hour achievement is ......read more