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Set sail for the Yas Marina Boat Festival

Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017:  Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has expanded the festival for Autumn 2017 with a spectacular nautical-themed schedule celebrating the very best of #LifeAtSea. The perfect event for seasoned sailors or for those who just want to take a dip into the world of boats, this year’s lineup offers a unique opportunity to discover everything there is to know about life on the waves. Taking place from 2pm to 9pm each day, the festival will be showcasing an incredible selection of ......read more

DMC partners with Marasi News to further reinforce its excellence in the market

This partnership aims at enhancing the maritime sector in Dubai and the UAE, through providing professional media services dedicated to the maritime sector, in order to raise the awareness about the advanced skills and competencies in the maritime sector  Dubai, UAE, 18th of September 2017:  In line with its vision to be an international maritime hub and to create the best business and maritime services cluster, Dubai Maritime City signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tactics Maritime Creative Communication which is responsible for managing and publishing “Marasi News” the first maritime specialized media platform in the Middle East. In return, Marasi News shall provide integrated media services for companies operating in DMC, in order to help them increase their sales and enhance their presence in the ......read more

Jafza hosts 328 logistics companies over 4.2million sqm

UAE economic growth boosting logistics sector says Bin Sulayem  Dubai, 17 September 2017:  Recent forecasts for growth in UAE trade are set to benefit the country’s logistics sector according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.  A BMI report published recently forecasts a steady rise in trade of 4.35 percent year on year in 2017, driven by a 5 percent growth in imports and exports of 3.7 percent. The report sees positive economic growth for the UAE over the next five years due to government plans to diversify the economy through the development of trade, the service sector and tourism. Mr Bin Sulayem believes these trends will further encourage prospects for the logistics, warehousing and handling sector increasing demand and attracting more businesses to the country who will need ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports recognised for exceptional Security Management; Receives ISO 28000 Certification

Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been accredited with the ISO 28000:2007 certificate of Security Management System for Supply Chain by global certification provider, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). LRQA assessors independently audited the security management system that has been put in place at Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Musaffah Port and Abu Dhabi Ports Headquarters.  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, received the certificates at the Abu Dhabi Ports headquarters, for all four sites in tandem. The security management system is required to review the risks ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports celebrates Emirati Women's Day

Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 28, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), celebrates Emirati Women’s Day, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the Emirati women at Abu Dhabi Ports.  Abu Dhabi Ports is a strong advocate for creating and enabling career and skill development opportunities for female employees and Emiratis.  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, expressed his deep pride in Emirati women’s accomplishments in the UAE and in the company, saying: “Emirati women have been increasingly playing a leading role at Abu Dhabi Ports and the company has encouraged and recognised their ......read more

First Emirati women graduate as ‘Master of Coastal Waters' & ‘VTS Operator' from Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre

Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 23, 2017:  Abu Dhabi is marking a new milestone today, as the first three Emirati women graduate as masters (Captain) of 24-Meters vessels from the Maritime Training Centre at Abu Dhabi Ports. Abu Dhabi Ports is the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the container terminal at Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). Ahead of Emirati Women’s Day, Sahar Rasti, Fatema Al Khaja and  Mahra Al Shamsi received the ‘Certificate of Competency Master of Coastal Waters up to 24 Meters Vessels’ along with ten other students after six and a half months of extensive theoretical and practical training and coursework. Abu Dhabi Ports began the course specifically to train Emiratis in the ......read more

3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) launches “Maritime Business Leaders Forum”

Supporting the UAE Maritime Strategy 2021 and is attended by delegation from IMO Major developments in the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) makes it a permanent platform for decision-makers networking, and developing strategic ideas and modern technologies for the advancement of the maritime sector Dubai, UAE, 15 August 2017:  Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) will be held at the Dubai International Trade Centre on 30-31 October 2017.  MARACAD will be held during the peak period supporting the UAE's international campaign for its nomination for the membership of the Executive Council of the ......read more

“Gulf Navigation Holding” marked rapid profit growth in the first half of 2017 by 33%

The company achieved remarkable growth in 2017 and witnessed many outstanding achievements in line with the steady growth of UAE economy Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017:  The Dubai based “Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC”, listed in Dubai Financial Market (DFM) under “GULFNAV”, has announced 33% growth in net profits by the end of the first half of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016.  This announcement comes concurrently with the new phase the company is launching to strengthen its position and competitiveness globally. Gulf Navigation is aiming to be one of the innovative service providers in the maritime and shipping industry.  The latest financial reports released by the company shows a continuous steady improvement in its financial performance. The net profit in the first half of 2017 was ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports seals strategic partnership with Healthpoint for wellness-coaching program

Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi , port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi( KIZAD), recently signed a strategic partnership with Healthpoint, a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi, to launch a wellness-coaching program for its employees. Healthpoint is part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers.  The agreement, signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Dr. Mai Ahmed  Al Jaber, Deputy Medical Director and Head of Public Health at Healthpoint, is dedicated to employees and promises numerous long-term health benefits to them and their families. Throughout the year, Healthpoint will lead Abu Dhabi Port ......read more

Six Down, Two to Go - ADSB Keeps Up Pace in Delivering Ships to Kuwait

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 13 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, this month marked another milestone in its project to build vessels for the Kuwait Navy, with the formal acceptance of the landing craft Sabhan into service as part of the agreement signed with Ministry of Defense of Kuwait.   The July 13 ceremony in which the Sabhan was formally accepted, held at Kuwait Navy Base, was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, Kuwait’s Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Mohammed Al-Khader, Chief of General Staff of Kuwait's Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Al Nawaf, Deputy Chief of General Staff of Kuwait's Armed Forces, along with ......read more

Automation key to tackling maritime skills crisis

Facing a shortfall of 147,000 qualified officers by 2025, speakers at SOMWME 2017 hail advancements in automation and connection as the answer to shipping’s skills shortage  Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2017:  A perfect storm of retiring baby-boomers and the ongoing global economic downturn, are causing the number of skilled seafarers in the global industry to shrink dramatically, but attendees at Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) will hear from an expert panel of speakers how automation and advances in connectivity could solve the looming skills crisis.  The issue will be addressed on day one of the biannual Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) 2017 exhibition and conference, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 25 – 27 September 2017, where ......read more

ISO 22301 Certification for Business Continuity Management System awarded to Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Aug 6, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been awarded the ISO 22301 certification for its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The certification is a business continuity management benchmark, recognising the effectiveness of the BCMS design and implementation thereof, to reduce the company’s risk exposure associated with emergencies and crisis management.  Commenting on this achievement, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports CEO said: “Abu Dhabi Ports is committed to adopting best practices in line with Abu Dhabi Government’s aim to achieve excellence across all its business units ......read more

Access World to build a 3PL facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone

Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017:  Access World Logistics L.L.C., a joint-venture between U.A.E. based Rais Hassan Saadi (RHS) Group and Switzerland-headquartered Access World Group (Access World) organized a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of their upcoming 3rd party logistics facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone. The event was graced by Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President & Managing Director – DP World UAE Region and CEO – JAFZA, Mr. Asim Al Abbasi, CFO – JAFZA, Mr. Abdulla Bin Damithan, Director Commercial – DP World UAE Region, Ms. Madiha Salem, Director EHS – Trakhees, other officials from various authorities, key clients, service providers and leaders from the shipping & logistics fraternity. Mr. Saleem Al Rais, Director – RHS Group, Mr. Peter M. Waszkis – CEO Access ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Officially Inaugurates the 170 million Dirham New Delma Port

Upgraded facility to serve Delma community with essential services  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 8, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in “Al Dhafra Region”, H.E. Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chief of the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Ports, officially inaugurated Delma Port today. Strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the new port will better serve the community as an upgraded multipurpose port capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and fishing vessels.  The inauguration took place in the presence of H.E Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Captain Mohamed Juma Al ......read more

Orpic B Defeat Rivals IMCO in 2017 SOHAR Cup Final

Orpic B wins 6:5 over IMCO after penalty shoot out  More than 60 matches played over three weeks with 32 company teams participating Annual SOHAR Cup celebrates teamwork and health during the Holy Month  Orpic B fought their way to glory last night at Al Arabi field in Suhar, to be crowned 2017 champions of the annual SOHAR Cup football tournament. Now in its tenth year, the tournament has grown from small beginnings to become one of the key fixtures in the North Al Batinah region’s sporting calendar. After an exciting match, the B team from the national petrochemical and refining giants Orpic, defeated International Maritime College Oman, the Port’s vocational training academy, by a six goals to five in a tense penalty shoot out. Both Orpic and IMCO have had to face stiff competition over the past ......read more

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

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

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

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

Concession Agreement Signed to Develop, Manage and Operate Fujairah Port

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ourshopee Now Has Delivery Across Oman

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

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

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

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

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

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Milaha reports net profit of QR 352 million for Q1 2016…

April 24, 2016. Doha, Qatar- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.     Key financial highlights: Operating revenues decreased by 1.9% to QAR 771 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, down from QR 786 million for the same period in 2015 Operating profit decreased by 7.2% to QAR 259 million ......read more

Milaha takes delivery of biggest lift boat in Qatar…

April 20, 2016. Dubai, UAE- Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services recently attended the launch and naming ceremony of the vessel at the Bohai Shipyard in China.  Named the ‘Milaha ......read more

The Maritime Standard Awards aims for hat-trick of success…

The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their third year and will once again celebrate the best and brightest stars of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent’s shipping, ports and related maritime  sectors at a glittering and high profile gala dinner 13 April 2016, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2016 will ......read more

UASC and Gulftainer mark 15,000 TEU green vessel maiden call to Khorfakkan Port…

Largest UASC vessel to date to call Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) Dubai, 10th April, 2016:  United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, and Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UAE, marked the maiden call of UASC’s 15,000 TEU M.V. Linah into Khorfakkan Container ......read more

Maersk line Platinum Award 2016…

Maersk line's Annual Award Night recognizes the best performing logistics solutions providers and top customers of Maersk Line for the year 2015 Al Sharqi Shipping awarded 4th time in row for Maersk Platinum Award Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2016 On February 24, 2016 Al Sharqi Shipping was once again recognized as a top Maersk Line customer for the year 2015. This marked it their ......read more

GAC and HOYER Group join forces to deliver logistics service package…

Serving clients in 17 countries Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2016:  The HOYER Group, one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, has appointed GAC as its official agency partner in 17 countries in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.    A traditional independent family business since 1946, HOYER is one of the leading suppliers of sophisticated bulk ......read more

DMCA showcases local maritime sector competitiveness on the sidelines of TradeWinds Shipowners ...…

March 10, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), participated at Middle East’s First 2016 edition of TradeWinds Shipowners Forum which was held recently at the "Jumeirah Emirates Towers" hotel in Dubai, to discuss key issues related to the global maritime sector. Dubai hosted this global event in its third and final edition for the first time in ......read more

Gulftainer Registers 4% Growth in Container Volume across Global Portfolio in 2015…

• Recording impressive 9% spike in container volume, company’s UAE terminals in Khorfakkan and Sharjah emerge strongest performers in 2015 • Launch of operations in Lebanon in 2016, tripling of container volume over next decade form key strategic goals Sharjah-UAE: 10 March 2016 - Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based ......read more

Freight Systems breaks ground for an advanced logistics center at Dubai South…

Dubai, UAE: March 10, 2016 – Freight Systems, the Dubai-based global freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain company, today broke ground for an advanced warehouse and distribution center in the Logistics District of Dubai South. The ground breaking ceremony saw various senior representatives – from the Government of Dubai, Dubai South, clients, partners and employees – ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports organises Strategy Workshop with Stakeholders…

Inputs sought from strategic partners to shape final outlook of Abu Dhabi Ports’ 2016-2020 strategy Abu Dhabi, UAE - March 09, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, organised a ‘Strategy Workshop with Stakeholders’, in which the company shared its five-year strategy. Government stakeholders ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports' Khalifa Industrial Zone one of the first to attain ISO 9001:2015 certification…

‘ISO certification for whole organisation’ set as main objective for Abu Dhabi Ports Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 6, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has announced that Kizad has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality certification by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). ISO 9001:2015 ......read more

Demand for ‘Sea Level' experience is changing the Shape of Superyacht Design…

Entertainment, Gym and Relaxation Areas at the Waterline and Sweeping Views of the Water Rank Among the Most Common Requests from Buyers Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A desire to feel ever closer to sea is emerging as a notable trend among superyacht buyers, say manufacturers exhibiting at Dubai International Boat Show. Dubai is one of the world’s premier events for the superyacht ......read more

Submarines and Hydrofoils among High-Tech Products at Dubai International Boat Show…

Boat Show Attracts the Latest Innovations in Leisure Marine; Private Submarines Among a growing Market for Innovative Products and Can Explore Depths of up to 300 Metres; Hydrofoil Blades Allow Jet Ski-Sized Personal Water Craft to Ride Above the Waves Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Among the many water craft promoted at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show, two stand apart ......read more

DMCA continues successful participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2016 backed by innovation ...…

March 3, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues its successful participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2016 which is currently taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club and continue until March 5, 2015. The DMCA stand is garnering the attention of decision-makers and senior leaders from the maritime sector, who have lauded its ongoing ......read more

Water Sports make a Splash at Dubai International Boat Show…

New Beach Demo Area Proves a Big Hit With Visitors; Hands-on Activities Include Sailing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding and Fishing; Daredevil Stunt Shows Thrill the Crowds Dubai, United Arab Emirates: An array of new activities has proved a hit with visitors at the 24th Dubai International Boat Show, as the annual event expands to include a full range of watercraft, watersports, and leisure marine ......read more

DMCA showcases latest smart maritime applications at Dubai International Boat Show 2016…

March 2, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), launched a comprehensive portfolio of smart applications (app) and maritime interactive services amidst praise from exhibitors and visitors of Dubai International Boat Show 2016, which is being held at Dubai International Marine Club until March 5, 2016. The Authority’s smart mobile app ‘Smart ......read more

Dubai anchors reputation as global showcase for world's yacht and leisure boating industries…

Astounding 39 Global and Regional Boat Launches at 24th Dubai International Boat Show; Buoyant Buying Sentiment Spurs Small to Medium Boat Market Growth; Middle-East Market for Largest Yachts Grew 6% Annually from 2009 to 2015; New Beach Demo Area Gives Hands-On Water Sports Experiences Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai has become one of the world’s key locations in which ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority participates in Dubai International Boat Show 2016…

February 29, 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, participates at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest and most established marine event of its kind in the MENA region, which opens today (Tuesday, March 1, 2016) and will ......read more

DMCA to issue official licenses for visiting yachts at Dubai International Boat Show 2016…

February 27, 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 revealed that it has completed all of its preparations for the issuance of official permits for visiting yachts participating in this year’s edition of the Dubai International Boat ......read more

UAE food giant NFPC begins construction of factory in Abu Dhabi Ports' Kizad…

Energy-saving facility will be one of the first fully automated in the world Abu Dhabi, UAE - 25 February 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, announced the launch of construction activities of National Food Product Company’s (NFPC) new 752,000-sq metre production facility in Kizad. NFPC is ......read more

DMCA to introduce comprehensive portfolio of maritime licensing services at Dubai International ...…

February 24, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is poised to introduce an integrated portfolio of maritime licensing services on the side lines of its upcoming participation at Dubai International Boat Show 2016 from March 1 to 5, 2016 at the Dubai International Marine Club in Mina Seyahi. This move is part of DMCA’s efforts to facilitate maritime ......read more

Middle East Region Hosts Some of the Largest Yachts in the World, Says SYBAss Secretary General…

Continued Demand for Superyachts Among HNWIs Drives Attendance to Region’s Premium Leisure Marine Event; Explorer-style Superyachts Lead Gulf Sales: CEO of Gulf Craft Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Region hosts some of the largest yachts in the world, according to the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) whose members are participating in Dubai International Boat ......read more

Disruptive Technology Could Radically Reshape Cargo Industry, DP World Chairman Tells World ...…

• Disruptive technology will change how cargo is moved • JAFZ and port to account for 50% of Dubai’s GDP in 2025 • Rapid growth creates challenges which can become opportunities Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2016 – The use of drones and high speed transport systems such as Hyperloop to move and deliver cargo could radically impact large ports like Jebel ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports' investments in new equipment improve efficiency of port operations…

Double-digit growth in general cargo and RoRo drives equipment upgrade Abu Dhabi, UAE - February 10, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has procured a range of new advanced equipment this year as part of an ongoing upgrade to all of the general cargo and Roll-on-roll-off (RoRo) handling equipment at ......read more

Middle East Residents Own World's Longest and Most Luxurious Boats, Says SYBAss Secretary General…

Continued Demand for Superyachts Among HNWIs Drives Attendance to Region’s Premium Leisure Marine Event; Explorer-style Superyachts Lead Gulf Sales: CEO of Gulf Craft Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Superyacht owners from the Middle East own the longest and most luxurious yachts in the world, according to the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) whose members are participating in ......read more

GAC Group's P&I expert wins IMC Golden Shield Excellence Award at IMC Excellence Awards 2016…

P&I Regional Manager - Middle East, Meena Mathews scoops recognition for track record in delivering P&I and insurance services to maritime industry Dubai, 8 February 2016 – The International Maritime Club presented Meena Mathews, GAC’s Regional P&I Manager for the Middle East, with its Excellence in Marine Claims Management accolade at the IMC Excellence Awards ceremony ......read more

Al Khat Packaging begins construction of its plant in Abu Dhabi Ports' Kizad…

AED 80m-facility to support Al Khat’s packaging material supply for McDonalds February 02, 2016 - Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, announced today the start of construction of Al Khat Packaging Co.’s subsidiary ‘Gulf Printing and Packaging Company’ in Kizad. One ......read more

24th DubaiIinternational Boat Show Expands Into Exceptional Marine Lifestyle Experience…

New Activity-Based Features, Water Sports, First-Time Ever Beach Access and On-Yacht Dining Experiences Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 2016 edition of Dubai International Boat Show will expand into an experiential lifestyle event which is set to delight its fans, according to its organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC.) The 24th running of the Dubai International Boat Show, 1 – 5 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Terminals to unveil over 100 job vacancies for Emiratis at Tawdheef…

Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve 51% Emiratisation in 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE - 27 January 2016:   Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, and its subsidiary – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), which operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, will unveil more than 100 job openings for Emiratis next week, as part of their ......read more

Middle East's First 2016 edition of TradeWinds Shipowners Forum to Take Place in Dubai…

January 24, 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, will throw the spotlight on the emirate’s maritime strategy during this year’s TradeWinds Shipowners Forum Middle East. The event is taking place on March 9, 2016 at the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services demonstrates safety preparedness for ferries in Western Region…

“Abandon Vessel Drill” conducted to ensure safety and security of ferry passengers in Western Region Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 13, 2015: Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services recently conducted a live exercise demonstrating the comprehensive safety preparedness when dealing with emergency situations. The company conducted a safety drill on a ferry operating between Mugharrag Port and ......read more

GAC rings in New Year with management changes…

Continues tradition of innovation in 60th anniversary year Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2016:  Four managers from the GAC Group start 2016 with a new challenge as they take on new roles for the global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services. Peter Österman moves to his native Sweden to take on the new role of Commercial Manager – Shipping for Denmark, Finland and ......read more

DMCA bags four new ISO Certificates for Quality Standards…

06 January, 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, recently received four certifications under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the renowned international standard-setting body. The recognitions reflect the ......read more

Etihad Rail partners with CEVA logistics…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 06 January, 2016: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies. The MoU was signed by Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, and Mr Jerome Lorrain, Executive Vice President - ......read more

‘Maqta Gateway' begins initial operations…

Abu Dhabi Ports successfully implements Stage1 of its port community system Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 5, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has started initial trial operations of its Port Community System, ‘Maqta Gateway’, following the successful completion of Stage1 of the overall project ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports and Gulf Marine Services (GMS) announce new partnership…

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports – the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate ― has signed a contract with Gulf Marine Services (GMS) that will see the creation of a state-of-the-art facility at Zayed Port where GMS will construct and maintain its offshore support vessels that serve the region’s oil and gas industry. Zayed ......read more

Dubai witnesses remarkable increase in marine registration and licensing to more than double 2014 ...…

December 27, 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 the registration of 1,623 marine crafts (compared to 945 in 2014) and the issuance of 2,396 marine crew licenses (compared to 945 in 2014) to date. The figures reflect a ......read more

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ports opens upgraded Al ...…

Investments in infrastructure and new upgraded facilities to better serve the community Abu Dhabi, UAE – Dec 23, 2015: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Ports, officially inaugurated Al Mirfa Port in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. ......read more

GAC donation helps injured veterans get back on the water…

Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2015 – Military veterans will soon have another outlet to channel and share their experiences, on a restored wooden yacht in California, thanks in part to GAC worldwide. The GAC Group’s five regions have donated to support the Wooden Boats for Veterans Foundation (WBFV) – an organization that helps veterans harness their power of past military ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports to officially open new state-of-the-art cruise terminal at Zayed Port in December…

High-capacity terminal can receive three cruise vessels at same time Abu Dhabi, UAE - 10 December 2015:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Abu Dhabi Ports−the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate−will officially ......read more

Ship Finance and Trade conference highlights scope for growth…

The inaugural The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference, which took place at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, on 26th November, highlighted the opportunity that exists for sustained growth and expansion within the region's shipping and ports sectors, provided investment is sustained and cooperation between various stakeholders strengthened.  A stellar line up of speakers and ......read more

Sharjah Ports Authority gets first ASD 2 tug-boat…

The tug boat was fully built at Damen Shipyards in Hamriyah Free Zone Sharjah UAE, November 29, 2015:  Sharjah Ports Authority  has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2411, named AL LUOLO'AYA  from Damen Shipyards recently. HE: Shaikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Seaports and Customs, Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and ......read more

Halul Offshore Services Company Brings First Ship Handling Simulator to Qatar…

Dubai, November 23- Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, has recently procured a state-of-the-art Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) Ship Handling Simulator, which is the first of its kind in Qatar. Halul is now one of the few companies in the Gulf region to own the Netherlands-built simulator, which is normally used in training schools. Chairman of Milaha, HE Sheikh ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports witnesses 36% volume increase in first ten months of 2015…

Container volumes surges by 36% RoRo volumes increases by 29%  General and bulk cargo grows by 20% Abu Dhabi UAE, November 17, 2015:  Abu Dhabi Ports - the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate - has seen significant surge in cargo volumes during the first ten months of 2015 compared to the same period last year.  Container ......read more

Milaha showcases marine services at 2015 Qatar International Boat Show…

Dubai, November 14, 2015 -- Milaha, a Qatar-based marine transport and logistics conglomerate, demonstrated its core marine services, particularly in ship repairs, to business visitors during the Qatar International Boat Show 2015, the Middle East’s premier yachting lifestyle event, which was held at Mourjan Marinas in Lusail City, Doha, Qatar from 10 to 14 November.  Milaha’s ......read more

BRF announces plans to expand its factory in Kizad…

November 11, 2015: Production capacities to increase from 72,000 tonnes to 100,000 tonnes  Abu Dhabi, UAE: BRF, one of the biggest animal protein producers in the world, is announcing plans to expand its food production facility in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad). Kizad is the industrial, trade and logistics hub of Khalifa Port, the flagship of Abu Dhabi Ports―the master ......read more

Awards keep the Standard high…

10 November 2015, Dubai UAE: The second annual Maritime Standard Awards, with world famous football star, Ruud Gullit, as master of ceremonies, took place on Monday 9th November at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm. The Awards attracted a high calibre audience of around 600 from across the shipping, ports and related sectors to an event that celebrated and rewarded the achievements of ......read more

Key Updates to the Forthcoming Plan Maritime 2030 Set to be Unveiled at International Marine ...…

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) plays a major role in the First International Marine Environment Conference in Fujairah on November 3rd to 4th 2015   Abu Dhabi, 03 November 2015: The UPC will use an upcoming marine environmental conference on ‘Integrated Marine and Coastal Management’ to provide updates on the Plan Maritime 2030: Abu Dhabi Coastal and Marine Framework ......read more

Dubai Maritime Agenda 2015 to kick off on November 11 and unveils list of high-caliber ...…

November 2, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In preparation for the launching of the ‘Dubai Maritime Agenda 2015,’ the first maritime forum of its kind in the Middle East being held on November 11 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Dubai Maritime City Authority has announced ......read more

GAC coordinates delivery of Swedish boats for Eastern Mediterranean sea rescue effort…

Craft sent in response to humanitarian crisis Dubai 29 October 2015 – Two high-speed boats from Sweden have joined the sea rescue effort in the Eastern Aegean, and it was GAC that coordinated their delivery to Greece. The craft were sent by the not-for-profit NGO, the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS), in response to the growing humanitarian crisis that has seen thousands of refugees ......read more

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