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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

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

  Port operator benefits from enhanced operational efficiency, customer service, cargo-handling capabilities Sharjah-UAE:  31 May, 2017 – Port Canaveral, whose dedicated container terminal is operated by GT USA, the US arm of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, has joined the Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program. Launched by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the pilot program allows direct import of select fruits and vegetables from South America into southeastern US ports after undergoing a two-week cold treatment and obtaining the necessary unloading clearances. Safeguarding produce from fruit flies and other pests, cold treatment enables time-sensitive shipments to achieve customs compliance ......read more

GAC Dubai Contract Logistics Operations Meet ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Standard

Dubai, UAE 22 May 2017 – GAC Dubai’s commitment to quality and food safety has earned it ISO 22000:2005 accreditation. Certification comes after a stringent DNV audit which confirmed the company’s compliance with the internationally recognised standard.  It builds on the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system implemented across GAC Dubai since 1996, and incorporates the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) - covering the storage and distribution of perishable food. Distribution Centre Manager, Richard Potts says, “GAC Dubai’s ability to underwrite its quality systems in support of customers’ supply chains is testament to its commitment to providing consistently high quality and safe services to its customers.” “Food reaches consumers through ......read more

Five More Global Companies Join Jafza's Tumoohi Programme

21 companies support training Emirati workforce of the future  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 May 2017: Five new global companies have signed up to be part of Jafza’s Tumoohi programme that provides UAE Nationals with work experience and employment opportunities.   DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem signed a series of agreements with Michelin, Danube Group, Transworld Logistics, Conares and Al Dobowi recently bringing the total number of companies participating in the programme to 21.   The Five new companies join industry leaders such as P&G, Unilever, Proclad and Mars GCC, Nestle, GE and others to provide young Emiratis the specialised job skills and technical expertise required by the job market coupled with one-on-one mentorship from leading professionals in their respective ......read more

Saqr Port purchases additional tug boat to support expansion plans

Ras Al Khaimah, May 17th 2017:  Saqr Port Authority, which manages the largest bulk-handling port in the middle East, has taken a further step in its planned capacity expansion by signing a deal with Dutch Shipbuilding and Engineering Conglomerate Damen Group for the delivery of a new ASD 2913 tug.  The announcement comes in quick succession of Saqr Port’s recently publicised deal with German machinery manufacturer Liebherr Maritime for two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes. Both contracts have been signed in support of Saqr Port’s plans to establish new berths to create additional capacity in response to rising demand for import / export movements through the Port. In addition to the increased capacity planning, RAK Ports recently opened the Marine Training Institute to deliver FTA accredited training ......read more

Paragon Offshore's logistics base in Abu Dhabi completed with GAC's support

Fully-fledged services included pre-building design development, construction and transportation   Abu Dhabi, UAE 16 May 2017:  GAC Abu Dhabi has completed the preparation, construction and relocation of a logistics base dedicated to supporting Paragon Offshore's operations. The global drilling services provider entrusted the handling of the entire project to establish the new base to GAC. That included: designing the plot and layout of the base; obtaining all necessary approvals to developing a storage facility; arranging renovation works; and relocating all cargo from Paragon Offshore’s old site to the new facility. The base will provide support to two of Paragon Offshore’s jack-up rigs. Situated at Mina Zayed port, known for its safe and accessible location, the base has an open yard space of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Prepares to Conduct Joint Emergency and Crisis Response Exercise for Maritime Transport Incidents

In conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team, is preparing to conduct an “Emergency Response for Maritime Transport Accidents” in Zayed Port on May 17, 2017. The exercise aims to enhance communication and joint planning for emergency response and crisis management with participating entities.  Eleven government entities will participate in the exercise, including the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA, Crisis Response Office – Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Police, Critical Infrastructure and Coastline ......read more

New Auto Gate System Opens at Hutchison Ports SOHAR

HE Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi, MoTC, officially opens new Port facilities Auto Gate will make shipments at SOHAR faster and more secure Huge infrastructure investments are creating a major regional hub As the world’s leading port network, Hutchison Ports is no stranger to significant infrastructure investments or world-leading technologies. As the container terminal operator at SOHAR Port in Oman, Hutchison is taking its next bold step towards modernisation and full automation, with the launch of its new Auto Gate system at Terminal C. The Terminal already features remote-controlled quayside cranes capable of handling next generation 20,000 TEU vessels. His Excellency Dr Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications in Oman, was on hand on Saturday to officially inaugurate the new, state-of-the-art ......read more

Annual Ports Partners Forum Brings Services Breakthrough for Investors

Forum Emphasized Customer Service Excellence as Vital to Global Reach Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 May 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), organised its second annual partner forum with its stakeholders and key customers.  Held at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, the forum discussed challenges and opportunities in a transparent and constructive setting and identified improvement areas to support economic diversification in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision. With key participation from directors from the government regulatory authorities for service delivery, the forum highlighted Abu Dhabi Ports’ achievements and opportunities and the company’s continuous close work with its partners, key customers ......read more

Agility Reports 17% EBITDA and 11% Net Profit Increase for Q1

Financial Highlights     Q1 2017 (Million KD) Q1 2016 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 320.5 298.8 +7.3% Net Revenue 110.8 102 +8.6% EBITDA 30.8 26.2 +17.4% Net Profit 14.6 13.1 +11.1% EPS (fils) 12.7 11.4 +11.4% Dubai – May 11, 2017 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today reported earnings of 12.7 fils per share on net profit of KD 14.6 million, an increase of 11.4% over the same period in ......read more

Gulftainer to Co-host Sharjah Business Summit with Key Government Entities

Port operator to co-host event with Shurooq, Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Ports Authority, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah’s free zone authorities  Summit to showcase new investment opportunities, supply chain innovations in Sharjah Sharjah-UAE: 11 May, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, in conjunction with its logistics subsidiary Momentum Logistics, will co-host the Sharjah Business Summit with prominent local government entities. Set to take place at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 17 May 2017, the event will highlight the emirate’s investment potential and showcase state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain solutions that can accelerate business growth in Sharjah. Organisers of the summit include the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Presents FDI Opportunities at Seoul Investment Forum

Abu Dhabi, UAE-  May10, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi and the Korean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, have hosted yesterday a high level investment forum for the Korean market, in Seoul. Held at the headquarters of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Forum objective was to highlight and explore promising industrial, trade and investment opportunities by introducing the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone, recently labelled as the the largest free zone in the Middle East, to the Korean market. The forum was held in the presence of His Excellency Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador in the Republic of Korea, Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, CEO of Khalifa Industrial Zone, ......read more

Gulftainer Recognised for Technological Excellence at Logistics Middle East Awards 2017

Sharjah-UAE: 30 April 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company was named winner of the main award in the ‘Technology Implementation of the Year’ category at the Logistics Middle East Awards 2017.  The company was recognised for the successful implementation of its state-of-the-art Marine and Container Handling (MACH) Terminal Operating System (TOS), which marks a major technology milestone for Gulftainer and the industry at large.  Since 2016, Gulftainer has been rolling out MACH TOS, which it implemented in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in a phased manner across its terminals in the UAE. The customised software provides Gulftainer with computerised control and management of container storage and movement, ......read more

Panache International partners with RSA Logistics for HORECA operations and management

RSA Logistics will now provide complete logistical solutions for Panache International’s operations in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2017:  Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, partners with supply chain specialists RSA Logistics for a complete supply chain solution. Panache International will now be hosting its logistics on servers provided by RSA Logistics for360-degree supply chain solutions including contract logistics, transportation, distribution, and international freight, with processes tailored as per the different client requirements across the region. The CEO of Panache International, Vishaal Shah, and the MD of RSA Logistics, Abhishek Ajay Shah are Endeavor Entrepreneur’s. ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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…

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Etihad Rail partners with CEVA logistics…

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‘Maqta Gateway' begins initial operations…

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

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

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Ship Finance and Trade conference highlights scope for growth…

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Sharjah Ports Authority gets first ASD 2 tug-boat…

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

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

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Milaha showcases marine services at 2015 Qatar International Boat Show…

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BRF announces plans to expand its factory in Kizad…

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Awards keep the Standard high…

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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

Abu Dhabi Ports presents industry opportunities to Indian businessmen…

Kizad―industrial and logistics hub of Khalifa Port―showcased as attractive investment destination at business event Abu Dhabi, UAE-28 October 2015:  Abu Dhabi Ports―the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate― presented the offerings of its Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and Khalifa Port at an exclusive ......read more

Gulf Navigation Maritime collaborates with Dana Gas for Zora Gas Field project…

UAE, October 28, 2015 - Gulf Navigation Maritime, a part of Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (DFM: GULFNAV), the Dubai-based shipping company, had signed an agreement with Dana Gas, the Middle East’s leading private sector natural gas company, to provide complete logistic, transportation, marine, and passenger/crew handling services for the Zora Gas Field project. Dana Gas is currently engaged ......read more

GAC highlights importance of specialised agency services for LNG shipping…

Group to showcase bespoke services for gas carriers at Gastech Dubai, 26 October 2015 – Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group has highlighted the growing importance for LNG ship owners and operators of working with ship agents with specialist expertise and capabilities to meet the requirements of gas carriers and companies shipping and trading LNG ......read more

Halul Wins Seatrade Offshore Marine Award for Owners & Operators…

Dubai, October 20- Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, won the prestigious Seatrade ‘Offshore Marine Award for Owners & Operators’ at the Seatrade Maritime Awards ceremony for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa which was held in Dubai on October 19th, 2015.  The award, which Halul also won in 2013, came in recognition of the ......read more

Maritime companies & personalities celebrate excellence at industry awards ceremony in Dubai…

20 October 2015: Individuals, organisations and companies from across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent maritime and shipping industry have been honoured at the annual Seatrade Maritime Awards in Dubai, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sultan bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Chairman of Dubai Maritime City Authority. Hosted ......read more

“Dubai Maritime Training Center” establishes new standards of Maritime Vocational Training…

October 17, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority, the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has lauded the operations of the Dubai Maritime Training Centre which represents a valuable addition to the initiatives aimed at enhancing the performance, safety and competitiveness of the ......read more

Strong Milaha & Halul presence at Seatrade offshore conference…

Dubai, October 12, 2015 – Halul Offshore Services Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, participated in Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East which took place from October 5 to 7, 2015 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the UAE. Halul took part as an exhibitor at the event and its CEO, Vivek Seth, spoke at the Marine and Offshore Leaders’ Forum about the ......read more

Tasneef successfully participates in the Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East Event…

Abu Dhabi, 12 October 2015:  Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” successfully participated in the Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East: a leading event in the region for the workboat and offshore marine industries that took place in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The event was an excellent opportunity for Tasneef to network and engage with ......read more

Dubai Maritime Agenda 2015 highlights Dubai's role in strengthening the global maritime sector ...…

October 7, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The launching preparations for the "Dubai Maritime Agenda 2015" have already commenced. The event, which is being held for the first time in the Middle East region on November 11, 2015, is being organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive ......read more

Khalifa Port and Zayed Port become first commercial ports in Middle East to achieve prestigious ...…

Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services gets I.S.P.O – International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations – certification for pilots at two ports     Abu Dhabi, UAE - October 07, 2015:  Abu Dhabi Ports─ the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the emirate─ has received the International Standard for Maritime Pilot ......read more

Dubai Customs Bags Excellence Award in Business Process Management…

Surpassing international institutions Dubai Customs Bags Excellence Award in Business Process Management Dubai 05 October 2015: Dubai Customs received the excellence award in ‘Business Process Management’ from ICMG, the global leader in providing architectural services to clients across 42 countries. The jury panel also awarded Dubai Customs the Global CIO Award of 2015. The ......read more

Etihad Rail Partners with Transworld Logistics…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3 October, 2015: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Transworld Logistics, a multi-faceted shipping and logistics company. The agreement will provide Transworld Logistics – part of the UAE-based global conglomerate Transworld Group - with a new and economical mode of ......read more

Maritime Advisory Council of Dubai successfully holds second board meeting…

September 29, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Maritime Advisory Council of Dubai successfully concluded its second meeting, which was sponsored by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA). The meeting, which was held recently presented an agenda that focused on current maritime-based efforts and initiatives aimed at building a more competitive and sustainable maritime sector, which in turn ......read more

Gulf Navigation Maritime collaborates with ‘The Mission to Seafarers' to help sailors…

UAE, September 29, 2015 - Gulf Navigation Maritime LLC, a part of Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (DFM: GULFNAV), the Dubai-based shipping company, has collaborated with ‘The Mission to Seafarers’ (MtS) to support the cause of sailors. The MtS Group is a voluntary funded organization established in 1865, whose UAE branch owns Flying Angel, a dedicated vessel for the Port of Fujairah. It ......read more

Khalifa Port Container Terminal named 3rd fastest growing port worldwide…

Port operator, Abu Dhabi Terminals, announces strong spot in ranking based on significant increase in volume handled at Abu Dhabi’s main port Abu Dhabi, 29 September, 2015 – Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, has been rated as being among one of the fastest growing container ports in the world. These recognitions are established ......read more

Milaha discusses state of regional OSV sector at Offshore Vessels Middle East 2015…

Dubai, September 27, 2015 – Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, explored the challenges faced by ship owners and operators in the Middle East’s offshore oil & gas services industry during the two-day 4th Annual Offshore Vessels Middle East in Dubai.  Held earlier in September at the Grosvenor House, the latest edition of the region’s ......read more

Gulf Navigation Holding urges shareholders to collect dividends…

UAE, September 27, 2015 - Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (DFM: GULFNAV), the Dubai-based shipping company, is urging its valued shareholders to get in touch with the company’s investor relations section in order to collect entitlements from dividends amassed from previous years. The names of the shareholders eligible for the dividends will be displayed on the company's website, ......read more

New GAC-Clearvac partnership brings onboard air hygiene, fire risk removal and waste water ...…

Adds to existing GAC portfolio of integrated shipping and logistics support Dubai, 20 September 2015 - Global shipping, marine and logistics services provider GAC has boosted its range of integrated services to shipping in the Middle East by forming a joint venture with the Clearvac Group to provide air hygiene and waste water management solutions in the UAE. The newly formed Dubai-based ......read more

FAMCO spearheads UAE charge at Materials Handling Middle East 2015 with latest warehousing and ...…

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

DP World and Partners open the world's most innovative container terminal in Rotterdam…

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

Khalifa Port Container Terminal adds Hyundai's ‘KMS' service to its growing network list…

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

Maqta Gateway hits a new milestone in its emerging role as Abu Dhabi's future ports community system…

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

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