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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

The Maritime Standard launches 2019 Awards

Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:   Dubai-based publisher and events organiser, The Maritime Standard, has officially launched the Maritime Standard Awards 2019. The company has confirmed they will be held at The Atlantis, the Palm Dubai, on Monday, 21st October. This is the sixth time in a row that this famous and iconic venue has been chosen to stage the Awards, reflecting the high calibre and quality of the event. The TMS Awards, widely accepted as being the leading event of its kind in the region, is a glamorous occasion which aims to recognise and reward exceptional performance and achievement within the maritime industry. Managing director, Trevor Pereira, says, “I am really looking forward to this year’s Awards and delighted to be returning to the Atlantis. It is always a joyous, celebratory occasion and I am ......read more

DHL Express hosts Egyptian Football Superstar Mohammed Salah in Dubai

Partnership reinforces DHL’s commitment and passion to bring people together through global campaign ‘The Human Network’  Dubai, UAE, 4 April 2019:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, held an exclusive event with African footballer of the Year - Mohammed Salah and offered key DHL customers across the MENA Region the chance to meet with the legendary midfielder at the Address Hotel Downtown Dubai.    In early 2019, DHL Express stunned the world with their thought-provoking ‘The Human Network’ campaign with Mohamed Salah. Mohamed deactivated his social media accounts after posting the cryptic message “2019 Resolution: Time to get in touch, for real,” which left his fans wondering why he suddenly disconnected. DHL ......read more

TMS Tanker Conference date and location confirmed

Dubai, UAE, April 04, 2019:  The Maritime Standard, the Dubai-based publisher and events organisers, has announced that the fourth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on Tuesday 22nd October at The Atlantis, the Palm, in Dubai. This follows a successful move to this high-quality venue last year, which facilitated a significant increase in attendance.  Aimed at influential decision makers and opinion formers in the tanker shipping and related business sectors, the one-day Conference will highlight regional and global trends in the crude, products and chemicals trades. This year there will also be coverage of several new areas, including the bunker trades and petrochemical markets. The majority of the leading owners and operators in the regional tanker trades will be present and a top-quality panel of ......read more

UPS Announces New Management Hire in the Middle East as Expo 2020 Dubai Approaches

Regional insider, Hussein Wehbe, named Managing Director for the Middle East, will contribute to UPS’s targeted growth in key international markets As the Official Logistics Partner, UPS will deliver Expo 2020 Dubai which is expected to generate 25 million visits with 192 participating countries  Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:   UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the appointment of Hussein Wehbe as the managing director for the Middle East market. Wehbe will report to Rami Suleiman, UPS president for Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA). As part of his new role, Wehbe will oversee the business growth in the region by driving UPS’s innovation and industry leading solutions to customers and developing talent to further expand UPS’s footprint.    “Considering the ......read more

Turkish Cargo sponsored the carriage of historical artifacts from the Topkapı and Dolmabahçe Palaces to Japan.

Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2019:  Turkish Cargo, the air cargo brand of Turkish Airlines that provides service to 124 countries, carried 186 historical artifacts, owned by Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palaces, to Tokyo, the capital of Japan, as the sponsor carrier, in order to be displayed at the exhibition titled as "The Ottoman Empire and Tulip Culture" held as part of the events organized for 2019 which was declared as the "Year of Turkish Culture" across Japan. Before the carriage operation through Istanbul – Narita route, the artifacts in Topkapı and Dolmabahçe Palaces were packaged with protective materials that shielded their texture and structure before they were put into 56 high-security wooden cases. Using a wide-body B777F type air freighter belonging to Turkish Cargo, the flight carried no ......read more

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

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

Al Mouj Marina recognizes top SMEs

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

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

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

IATA Launches CEIV Fresh

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

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Professional agency support delivered in preparation for start of commercial shipments Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2017 – GAC Russia has marked an important milestone with its successful handling of the first LNG carrier designed to withstand harsh Arctic conditions at the icy Russian ports of Murmansk and Sabetta.  The “Christophe De Margerie” is the world’s first ......read more

Jafza to Strengthen Cooperation with the British Business Community…

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Journey Along the Integrated National Logistics…

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MAQTA Gateway Achieves Complete Digitalization of all Imports & Exports…

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What3Words Extends Middle East Presence with the Launch of Addressing System in Arabic…

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Dubai Maritime Agenda to kick off in Dubai in October…

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

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

NAQEL partners with Dubai Trade to train logistics community in the GCC…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2017:  Saudi Arabia’s leading logistics service provider - NAQEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the U.A.E, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC Trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Participates in the Inaugural Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)…

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RSA Logistics awards rooftop solar contract to SirajPower…

First of a kind project to be delivered for a logistics company in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th March 2017:  RSA logistics and SirajPower have signed a solar lease agreement to deliver a solar rooftop solution in Dubai. SirajPower will develop a solar system of 1.1 MW on RSA logistics’ rooftop, in Dubai Logistics City, Dubai South. The solar system will cover more than ......read more

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

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

Customs World inks cooperation agreement with Dominican Customs…

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Milaha Holds Annual General Meeting…

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Agility's Earning Release for Full Year 2016…

Agility’s Financial Results for Full Year and Q4 2016 Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its 2016 financial results, reporting a net profit of KD 59.1 million, or 51.3 fils per share, an increase of 10.6% over the same period in 2015. Revenue for the year stood at KD 1,234.0 million and EBITDA at KD 115.2 million. For the fourth quarter 2016, Agility reported a ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre signs MoU with GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre…

MoU to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration on arbitration within the GCC EMAC and GCCCAC to assist in identifying suitable arbitrators and mediators to resolve disputes Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2017:  In a move to further strengthen ties between arbitration centres in the region, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ......read more

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

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

ART MARINE Showcases Dhs 100m of Boats at the Dubai International Boat Show…

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Local, International Brands Record Positive Sales and Interest at 25th Dubai International Boat Show…

Exhibitors hit the mark by selling numerous vessels and generating business leads  Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  Maritime businesses from the UAE and abroad are celebrating positive early sales at the Dubai International Boat Show and expect to close a number of deals as the five-day luxury leisure marine event wraps up its 25th landmark event. Emirates-based Gulf Craft reported an ......read more

Dubai Customs and Saudi counterpart discuss cooperation and future perspectives…

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Small to Mid-Range Luxury Boat Market Lifeblood of the Marine Industry…

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Mohammed Al Shaali Receives Lifetime Achievement Honour at World of Yachts and Boats Awards…

Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  The World of Yachts and Boats Awards has honoured Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show. Local and international marine organisations and government agencies were also recognised for their excellence in service to the leisure marine industry at the evening ......read more

Project Earth initiative at Dubai International Boat Show turns spotlight on environmental awareness…

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 ......read more

ADNEC signs agreement with British Marine to Host Abu Dhabi International Boat Show…

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Dubai Maritime City Authority officially launches ‘Shorkum' at Dubai International Boat Show 2017…

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Wing Connects First 20 Providers to Its Platform, Doubles Shipping Volumes Over Past 3 Months…

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Jalboot announces Wajer Yachts and MasterCraft at Dubai International Boat Show 2017…

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 ......read more

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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 ......read more

Extreme Offshore Catamaran Adrenaline Rush the Prize at Dubai International Boat Show 2017…

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 ......read more

Milaha Reports Net Profit of QAR 711 Million for Full Year 2016…

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 ......read more

Middle East Maritime Industry Shaped by Rich Heritage, Vibrant Present and Future Marine ...…

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 ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority to showcase innovative portfolio of Maritime Licensing Services at ...…

February 25, 2017. 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, will present an integrated portfolio of the maritime licensing services during its participation in the Dubai International Boat Show 2017, taking place from February 28 to March 4, 2017 ......read more

14 thousands of registered companies conducting more than 19 million transactions on Dubai Trade ...…

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 ......read more

FRANCE HELICES is celebrating 40 years of excellence at Boatshow 2017…

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 ......read more

MBDA awarded additional Marte anti-ship missile contract by UAE…

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 ......read more

Amid Pioneering Marine Projects and Industry Innovation, Dubai International Boat Show Reaches ...…

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: ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases its innovations at Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference…

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 ......read more

UAE Navy buys Raytheon-made RAM Block 2s…

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 ......read more

GCC's inaugural ‘Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference' starts today…

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 ......read more

Al Masaood Group opens the largest Boat Services and Maintenance Centre in the Middle East in ICAD ...…

Serving the local and the regional market ZonesCorp, as strategic partner for industrial developments in the UAE, attended the opening ceremony of the Centre  Abu Dhabi, UAE- 18th February 2017:  HE Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of ZonesCorp attended a ceremony for the opening of the Al Masaood Centre for Boat Services and Maintenance, which is the largest of its kind in the Middle ......read more

First Aston Martin powerboat to make US debut at Yachts Miami Beach…

Miami, February 18, 2017:  After making its world premiere in Monaco last September, the prototype Aston Martin AM37 powerboat will be shown for the first time in the United States at Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Avenue (February 16-20). Entering its 29th year, the exhibition is home to the largest mega-yacht collection in the world and the unveiling of the first Aston Martin powerboat is ......read more

Dubai International Boat Show Marks Quarter Century Amid Thriving Marine Industry…

Major luxury brands and superyacht manufacturers return to showcase products at the region’s premiere boating event Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017:  What started as the Watersports & Powerboat Show, an indoor event launched in 1992 to cater to a specialised market, the Dubai International Boat Show has developed into a not to be missed, world-class event tailored for yacht, boat ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports' quality management systems certified with ISO 9001:2015…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: February 14, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard for quality management systems. This reflects Abu Dhabi Ports’ commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of ......read more

GAC Pindar returns as official logistics provider for Volvo Ocean Race…

Marine sport logistics specialist to draw on global GAC network to meet the needs of the ultimate sailing challenge Dubai, February 14, 2017:   Once again, GAC Pindar and GAC companies around the world will be put to the test by the Volvo Ocean Race. The 2017-18 edition will be the second consecutive time that GAC serves as the official logistics provider for the premier offshore ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Honours First Enrolled Batch of Coastal Seafaring Course…

16 Emiratis, including four Emirati women, complete first phase of training to become seafarers Training programme on vessels of up to 24 metres long Specialised marine training programme in partnership with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) is first-of-its-kind in the region Captain Al Shamisi: The word ‘impossible’ is no longer in the dictionary of Emirati ......read more

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

UAE hydroflight specialist rides wave of business onto international stage while Dutch engineering reveals pioneering means of underwater travel  Dubai, UAE, February 5, 2017:  New and innovative water jet technology as well as a pioneering means of underwater travel based on a World War II design from Britain’s Naval Service will be among the many marine industry advances ......read more

Global pharma players trust in Swisslog to strengthen intralogistics…

Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  Swisslog, a leading automation expert for robot-based and data driven intralogistics solutions, has completed the latest expansion of the high-bay warehouse for healthcare manufacturers B. Braun Melsungen. In addition to this, pharmaceutical company and long-term Swisslog customer, F.Hoffman-La Roche, is benefitting from the System Operations service. The ......read more

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

SYBAss Annual Economic Report 2016 highlights importance of Middle East to superyacht world, underlines Dubai International Boat Show status as global industry showcase Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  Conclusions drawn from the latest statistics report by the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss), the Monegasque organisation representing superyacht builders around the world, have been ......read more

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