As per the deal, Lukoil will supply Oman Shipping Company’s fleet of 39 vessels
Dubai, United Arabi Emirates – 20th of February 2019: Lukoil Marine Lubricants Middle East, the subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil Oil Company and located in the UAE, has inked a guaranteed three-year contract with Oman Shipping Company (OSC). The recent signing took place at the Amwaj Rotana in Jumeirah Beach Residence and the parties involved in the signing of the agreement was June Manoharan, Director, Lukoil Marine Lubricants and Ibrahim Bakhit Al Nadhairi, Technical Director, Oman Shipping Company.
The deal provides OSC the option of extending the partnership an additional two years to ultimately bring the agreement to a total of five years, granted the company finds Lukoil’s supply services satisfactory. As per the ......read more
Center consolidates DHL Global Forwarding’s existing humanitarian logistics services for faster, more reliable supply chain support globally
It will enhance the global network for humanitarian logistics services, by connecting to expert regional teams based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe
Center’s location in Dubai facilitates collaboration with existing aid and humanitarian organizations based in the city, as well as logistics hubs including the International Humanitarian City
DUBAI, UAE - Media OutReach - February 7, 2019 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has consolidated its portfolio of humanitarian logistics services within its first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics, designed to meet growing global demand for these ......read more
Dubai, 6 February 2019 - dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, strengthens its position in the UAE and international freight forwarding industry by increasing its ownership in two of its Dubai-based joint venture companies.
dnata has purchased a 50% stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5% stake in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE from Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner of Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and holds a majority stake of 51% in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE.
The parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the transaction. The current leadership teams will continue to manage the business and operations.
Bernd Leo Struck, Senior Vice President UAE Cargo & DWC Airline Services, dnata, and Chairman of Freightworks and Bolloré ......read more
Aligned with the International Maritime Organization’s 2019 World Maritime Day theme, the 4th annual edition of BBME promotes women in leadership through an uptick of female involvement
Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 6th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo event, is doing its part to actively build up the female maritime landscape. This year’s two-day conference will be held under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime and will feature a variety of industry women in leadership roles. The exhibition which is set to take place on the 11th and 12th of February at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Dubai, UAE, will move the sector one ......read more
30 January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a strategic agreement with Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, which has been valued at AED 1 billion.
The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Steel, Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, in the presence of Captain Adil Banihammad, Acting CEO – Marine Services, Abu Dhabi Marine Services – SAFEEN, and a number of senior officials and engineers from both parties.
The agreement, which will be implemented in January 2021 and will extend over the following ten years, is the result of Emirates Steel’s commitment ......read more
First ‘Breakfast with EMAC’ seminar on 21st January
EMAC as Silver Sponsor at ‘The Fourth Annual Middle East Bunkering Convention’
Dubai, UAE, 27 January, 2019: Gearing up for 2019, EMAC’s first Breakfast session is back discussing Ship Sale and Purchase (S&P) on 21st January at its DIFC offices.
Presented by Alessandro Tricoli, Partner and Head of Shipping at Fichte & Co Legal, the seminar will provide insights around the specific contract types and negotiation pitfalls. S&P is one of the most important agreements in the shipping industry. Given its complexity, it requires in-depth knowledge of the ship and its function, legal knowledge, as well as dealing and bargaining skills.
“As we enter our fourth year of operation, we will continue to carry out our ......read more
ADAFZ and ADGM Registration Authority to work in partnership to enhance their customer offerings and strengthen the position of Abu Dhabi as a pioneering market for economic development
21st January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM Registration Authority) to promote the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a financial centre. The MoU was signed by Rowan Michael Kelly, Senior Vice President of ADAFZ and Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO of ADGM Registration Authority.
The MoU seeks to establish joint initiatives in regards to providing warehouse commercial licensing, incentives and knowledge sharing. The agreement addresses several ......read more
John Pearson became official Board Member for DHL Express on January 1, 2019
With focus on quality and digitalization DHL Express will ensure its leadership in the industry
Dubai, UAE, January 16th, 2019: The new CEO of DHL Express, John Pearson, is expecting continued positive developments for the global express market and the company, thanks to booming cross-border e-commerce, digitalization and its excellent positioning in all industry verticals. Member of the Board effective January 1, 2019, Pearson was instrumental for DHL Express’ decade long success story and expects growth figures to continue in 2019 and beyond for the Express division of the Group. Pearson took over from Ken Allen who became CEO of the newly established DHL eCommerce Solutions division.
"We are pleased to have John ......read more
Ajman, UAE (January 16, 2019) Senior representatives of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) attended the 25th Edition of The Partnership Summit in Mumbai and showcased the myriad benefits for Indian and global investors of locating their businesses in the Emirates business destination.
The Partnership Summit, (held on 12th and 13th January) is an annual event which provides a global platform to debate, deliberate and engage Indian and global leaders on economic policy and growth trends in India. The 25th Edition of The Partnership Summit was inaugurated by the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu.
The UAE mission to this 25th Edition was represented by His Excellency, Sultan Al Mansoori, the Minister of Economy, who spoke at the event; His Excellency, the UAE ambassador in India, Dr. Ahmed Albana, and a number ......read more
Dubai 08 January 2019: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has recently concluded “Maritime Safety Awareness Campaign”, which, as the name suggests, intends to raise awareness around maritime safety measures on all fishing vessels and equipment. The campaign is part of DMCA’s relentless efforts to regulate and streamline all the components of the maritime cluster in the emirate.
The campaign, which was held at the Fishermen Port3 in Um Suqeim, saw a very positive turnout from 250 fishermen who came to learn the best and latest world practices which combine sustainability and safe maritime activities.
Captain Khamis Walad Ghamil, head of maritime traffic at DMCA pointed out the campaign is meant to enhance maritime safety in support of the emirate’s sustainable practices and to ......read more
5 giant cruise ships carrying 23 thousand tourists anchored at the largest Cruise Terminal in the World.
Total tourist number increased by 172% as 633 thousand passengers via 120 Cruise vessels in 2018.
Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019: DP World with a world class infrastructure and a strong robust growth of Dubai as an established cruise hub in the region, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal the biggest cruise terminal in the world in term of size and handling capacity, receives more than 2.3 million tourists since its inauguration in 2014 and up to till end of 2018.
Robust Tourist Growth
Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal recorded a milestone with 172 percent increase in Cruise tourists’ numbers from 2014 with a 232.6 thousand visitors to 2018 with 632.7 thousand visitors, in addition of recorded significant ......read more
New 2,500 km transport corridor from Jebel Ali to Naseeb border opens new intra-region opportunities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd December 2018: Global trade enabler DP World has helped establish a 2,500 km long transport corridor from Jebel Ali to the Naseeb-Jaber border crossing between Jordan and Syria.
Trucks loaded with goods at its flagship Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in the UAE have travelled through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon in close collaboration with all customs authorities and customers.
The Naseeb-Jaber crossing was once one of the busiest checkpoints on the Damascus-Amman international highway and is the main crossing for Syrian exports to Jordan and Gulf countries.
The first convoy of three Dubai-registered trucks set off from Jafza loaded with dry and reefer cargo from ......read more
DP World flagship prepares to handle surge in Expo-related project cargo
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 December 2018: The throughput of non-containerised cargo such as breakbulk, bulk and project cargo has experienced a steady upward movement at global trade enabler DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port, underscoring the port’s diversified capabilities.
DP World UAE Region, which operates Jebel Ali Port, said that its teams are well prepared to meet the expected increase in demand for breakbulk and project cargo handling services in the run up to Expo 2020 Dubai.
DP World UAE Region, saw a wide range of imports – from the gigantic domed steel trellis that will adorn the centerpiece at Expo 2020 Dubai venue to luxury yachts and rising quantities of bulk and breakbulk cargo.
The trellis, ......read more
STA Law Firm says legislation will reinforce the country’s position as a preferred shipping destination
Dubai, UAE, 13 December, 2018: Built on traditional pearl diving and dhow building, the UAE’s maritime industry dates back centuries, remaining fundamental to the economy, and legal experts say a new law will significantly benefit the country’s sea trade.
The first draft of the UAE’s new maritime law is expected to be ready in early 2019, and will then be passed to stakeholders for feedback, before being submitted to the federal government for approval.
STA Law Firm, which has represented many of the UAE maritime industry’s major players, believes the new law is a key step to addressing some of the critical problems faced by the industry. Additionally, the new law will reinforce ......read more
Dubai welcomes 25,000 cruise tourists in one day, with the arrivals of cruise ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima, MSC Splendida, Horizon and Celebrity Constellation
Cruise Ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima and Horizon mark their maiden call to Dubai
Pullmantur Cruise Line marks its debut in the region with the maiden call of Cruise Ship Horizon
Dubai, UAE; 09 December 2018: Port Rashid received five international cruise liners at the Dubai Cruise Terminal on a single day, marking a historic milestone during the 2018/2019 season. The cruise lines originating from UK, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain brought in over 25,000 tourists. The milestone event forms part of the ongoing efforts of the recently formed Dubai Cruise Committee to raise the profile of Dubai as a leading destination for winter sun ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018: DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) was awarded Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year 2018 at the Transport and Logistics Middle East Excellence Awards 2018, held recently in Dubai.
The awards were hosted by Dubai Airports and DP World and was attended by representatives from the government and private sectors in transportation, aviation and logistics. According to the organizers, DCAF was given the award due to the company’s efficiency, smoothness of process and response time, as well as offering an all-around brilliant consultancy service that factors in the needs of the modern customer. Other factors which were considered included exceptional readiness, reliability, flexibility and safety offering a genuine service without compromise.
Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director, DC ......read more
Regional trade enabler recognised for operational excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th Nov 2018: DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its significant contribution to the UAE's trade and outstanding performance by winning the Port and Terminal Operator Award at the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Middle East Awards.
The Award was received by Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region at a gala ceremony in the presence of more than 700 leading maritime industry professionals.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “This is another headline day for DP World and all our Dubai-based employees. I congratulate the UAE Region team on their achievements highlighting our role in the global supply ......read more
Regional trade enabler gains further recognition for its role as industry leader in the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2018: Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its industry leading services and practices at this year’s Maritime Standard Awards, winning the Terminal Operator of the Year category.
The award was received by Joost Kruijning, SVP & COO, Ports and Terminals Division, DP World, UAE Region on behalf of the company during a gala ceremony attended by industry leaders from shipping companies, ports, terminal operators and others in the sector.
Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region presented The Maritime Standard Personality of the Year Award to Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company.
DP ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 16, 2018: Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, this week celebrated a significant moment in its relatively short 14-year history, fully migrating to “SPRINT”, an IBS iCargo fully integrated technology platform offering the digital answer to its evolving cargo management needs.
Etihad Cargo joins a growing number of global carriers migrating their traditionally telephone and paper-based services online, through its new-look and revamped etihadcargo.com website, as well as digitalizing processes across all critical business functions, offering Etihad Cargo’s customers a platform to seamlessly manage all air cargo needs.
Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Etihad Airways Managing Director Cargo and Logistics Services, said: "We are extremely ......read more
Brings ‘Where Everything Clicks’ global campaign to educate businesses on how to increase their share of the global e-commerce market
Campaign targets e-commerce merchants, enterprises of all sizes, start-ups, and online entrepreneurs
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, is set to launch its global campaign ‘Where Everything Clicks’ in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to guide online merchants to navigate and access the booming and lucrative global e-commerce marketplace. DHL Express aims for the campaign to reach companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises, advising merchants on how to optimize their websites for international sales and to create a competitive advantage via shipping ......read more
To be part of emaratech Stand at the five-day ICT platform
25 per cent growth in its operations recorded in 2017
Kabanji: Logistics and Courier company plans to match the industry’s needs until 2023
Dubai, UAE, 13 October, 2018: ZAJEL, the UAE’s national courier and logistic services company, will be showcasing its Smart services, achievements and strategic plans during its participation in GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 14 to 18.
The 38th edition of the much-anticipated Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) is expected to draw more than 4,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries. The show will take place across 1.4 square million feet and 21 halls divided into sectors.
ZAJEL will utilize the platform to showcase its products and smart ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.
Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 4.5% year-on-year in August 2018. This was the sixth month in a row that capacity growth outstripped demand growth. Yields, however, appear to be holding up.
Growth is being supported by a number of factors, including buoyant consumer confidence, an upturn in the global investment cycle and growing international e-commerce. ......read more
Dubai – UAE – September 29, 2018: The Security Industry Regulatory Agency in Dubai (SIRA) has concluded a logistic services agreement with ZAJEL, UAE’s fastest growing courier company.
The agreement was signed by Mr Ahmed Muhammed Al Sayegh, Director of Resources and Corporate Support Department of SIRA, and Ms Khawla Kabanji, Chief Executive Officer of ZAJEL.
The agreement aims to enhance pick-up and delivery services of documents for SIRA clients in accordance with the best international practices on the level of reliability and speed ZAJEL provides to its customers.
Al Sayegh stressed that this partnership agreement with ZAJEL stems from the global reputation the company enjoys in the field of courier services, which falls within our strategy that aims to delight our customers and provide them ......read more
An average rate increase of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2019
Dubai, UAE September 24th, 2018: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced today its annual price increase of 4.9% for shipments, effective January 1, 2019.
“DHL Express has been significantly investing in our international network to meet highest expectations and to offer an even better service for our customers globally,” said Geoff Walsh, UAE Country Manager, DHL Express. “Our aim is to deliver continuous improvement in quality to meet our customers’ needs even more. The annual price adjustment allows us to further strengthen our infrastructure, ensuring best-in-class customer solutions by using innovative technologies and individual delivery processes. Particularly ......read more
As per the latest industry recommendations to reinforce UAE’s prominent position
The first event of its kind that gathers decision makers in the maritime industry to discuss methods to develop the legal and procedural framework of the UAE ports in addition to improving the efficiency of its infrastructure and technology
Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of September 2018: Under the patronage of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime “FTA”, Tactics Maritime Media and Marasi News have successfully arranged “The UAE Maritime Leaders Roundtable Discussion” under the theme of “To what extent do the UAE ports meet the current demands of the shipping industry?”.
The event brought together prominent UAE maritime leaders from private and government sectors ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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-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
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
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
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
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
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
Sri Lanka,31 January 2017: GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with Hemas Transportation to build an integrated logistics facility in Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in the western part of Sri Lanka. It will comprise a state-of-the-art distribution centre, a container yard and a 15-acre warehouse. A groundbreaking ceremony, graced by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the Honorable Ranil ......read more
Abu Dhabi Ports aims to achieve 55 per cent Emiratisation this year
Abu Dhabi–UAE: 30 January, 2017: With the aim of attracting Emirati talent aspiring to lead the dynamic operations of ports and industrial zones, Abu Dhabi Ports, is participating at Tawdheef 2017 which is being held between 30 January and 1 February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates– January 30, 2017 – Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced that Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group and the world’s largest container shipping operator, is using Riverbed® SteelCentral™ to monitor business-critical applications and services and provide the ability to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks ......read more
Al Hebsi: We’re working to create a sustainable maritime economy based in the UAE
For the 2nd consecutive year, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” brings world’s attention to the added value the UAE’s state-of-the-art marine infrastructure and strategic location offer, supporting the UAE National Agenda to be the best destination in the maritime ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into ASYCUDAWorld, the UNCTAD automated customs management system used by 90 countries worldwide for their customs procedures.
The integration of ......read more
Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a maritime and logistics conglomerate based in Qatar, has signed an agreement with the Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) in India, to start the first direct common carrier feeder service between Saudi Arabia and India.
The frequency of the first-of-its-kind service will be weekly and will connect the Gujarat port of Kandla directly with Jebel ......read more
KIZAD’s Contribution to Abu Dhabi’s GDP Estimated to be Over 3% of Emirate’s Non-oil GDP
Leases out More than Two Million Square Metres of Prime Industrial Land in 2016
Emiratisation rose from 45% in Jan 2016 to 64% in Dec 2016
Abu Dhabi-UAE: Jan 25, 2017: Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), part of Abu Dhabi Ports, has reported a solid performance in ......read more
Oxford Business Group broadcasts new digital interview
Abu Dhabi, January 22nd 2017: The maritime and logistics industry still offers plenty of opportunities for growth, despite the current challenging economic climate, Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports, told Oxford Business Group’s digital broadcasting channel, Global Platform.
Speaking in a wide-ranging interview ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 21, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Ports, one of nine organisations to offer certified courses by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation & Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) worldwide, has conducted the IALA Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Level-2 training course to the first group of external trainees from entities that provide maritime and offshore services in the ......read more
Introducing the new centre to the Abu Dhabi maritime sector
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 18, 2017: The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted the first of its series of 2017 events in the UAE Capital, Abu Dhabi to further promote its services to local maritime stakeholders. Taking place on Wednesday January 18 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, the event featured a panel of key speakers ......read more
Award Honours Corporate Departments, Employees and Partners
Abu Dhabi–UAE: 17 January, 2017: As part of its efforts to reinforce safety practices in workplace, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has launched a health, safety and environment (HSE) award.
Aimed ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 15, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Musataha Agreement with Khalidia International Shipping LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates Business Group (EBG), to set up a third-party logistics (3PL) warehouse with a total investment of AED 80 million in Khalifa Industrial Zone’s (KIZAD) trade and logistics cluster.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Jaleel Al ......read more
The region’s first maritime arbitration centre
Wide variety of support services and resources available to members
Dubai, UAE, January, 04, 2017: The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) is officially accepting applications for new members. Officially launched in Dubai on November 2, 2016, EMAC was established to offer an effective and efficient regional platform to settle ......read more
December 17, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, recently held a meeting for all stakeholders and concerned organizations in Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in Dubai. The participants included representatives from free zones and special ......read more
Forecasts to form part of EU Sea Traffic Management project
Gothenburg, Sweden, 8 December 2016: Forecasts and route planning tools from GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions are playing a key role in a European Union initiative to promote safer and more efficient shipping.
The Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation Project, developed by a European Consortium led by the Swedish Maritime ......read more
Held under the theme “Digitalising Trade”
Over 100 executives and industry experts attend the conference
Capt. Al Shamisi: “the UAE embraces technology and innovative solutions”
Alan Long: “Port Community Systems are an integral part of the international Trade Facilitation programme”
Abu Dhabi-UAE: December 07, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016: DP World has recently opened the first smart logistics center in Peru connected through optical fibers to Callao Port. This will help deliver full data to the port and customs, and will enable clients to control their goods using their own devices. DP World develops and operates the container terminal in this port, located near the Peruvian capital, ......read more
SOHAR launches third-party report on logistics by MEED Insight
Release at Transtec underscores significance of Saudi market
Report covers current state of industry and main growth drivers
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016: As one of the keynote speakers at Transtec 2016 in Dammam this week, the leading Saudi Arabian logistics conference, Faisal Al Balushi from the commercial ......read more
72,900 pallet warehouse designed to meet the needs of clients in a wide range of product categories
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5th, 2016: GAC Dubai has broken ground on the site of its newest contract logistics facility that will bring its total capacity to more than 200,000 pallet positions serving customers active in the local and regional markets.
Construction of ......read more
SOHAR signs sister port agreement with Shenzhen Port in China
Chinese visit to Oman follows recent SOHAR delegation to China
New agreement deepens trade relations and mutual understanding
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016: Yesterday marked the official signing in Muscat of a new sister port agreement between Shenzhen Port in the People’s Republic of China and SOHAR Port ......read more
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi: New highway will enhance Abu Dhabi’s leading position in regional and international trade
Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 30, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, today said the opening of the new Mohammed bin Rashid Road yesterday marks a ......read more
Dubai – UAE (Nov. 29, 2016) HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Chairman of Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Navigation (Milaha), today witnessed the signing of an agreement between Mwani Qatar and Milaha to establish a new company, QTerminals, to manage Hamad Port.
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Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 29, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, and Integral Plastic Industries Co. LLC today have signed a Musataha agreement to build a new manufacturing plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) with an investment of AED10 million.
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November 28, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, co-ordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), the global engineering, technical and business services organisation, to jointly undertake Research ......read more
November 27, 2016. United Arab Emirates: In cooperation with Det Norske Veritas, one of the world's largest classification society of vessels, Dubai Maritime City Authority's (DMCA) 'Maritime Innovation' workshop recently concluded with high participation from maritime industry pioneers and other government entities such as DP World, Dry Docks World, Dubai Maritime City, JAFZA and ......read more
Dubai, 26th November, 2016: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, is set to offer its customers an even faster and more efficient shipment service thanks to Dubai Customs’ certifying them as the only Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Express logistics company in the UAE. Dubai Customs’ adoption of the AEO program will give DHL Express a ......read more
November 24, 2016. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) hosted today (Thursday, November 24, 2016) the Dubai Maritime Innovation Workshop with the participation of high-profile officials from government and private entities involved in maritime activities to come up with new creative ideas for further enhancing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the local maritime ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 24, 2016: Maqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports will host the annual International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) Conference for the first time in the GCC region. The conference will be held in Abu Dhabi on December 7th this year at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.
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Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 19, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports hosted the second edition of The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference in Abu Dhabi this week, which featured engaging discussions aiming to chart a course for the future of the shipping and maritime sectors.
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Over 11% container growth in Q3 2016 compared to Q3 last year
Newly rebranded Hutchison Ports SOHAR plans further expansion
Strategic location outside the Strait of Hormuz is a key growth factor
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: SOHAR Port and Freezone has released its latest throughput figures for Q3 of 2016, as both the Port and Freezone continue to play a central role in ......read more
November 15, 2016.Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL today at the DNV GL National Committee, which started this morning, on Tuesday (November 15, 2016), to collaborate on several maritime ......read more
Agility to provide logistics support to the 2,200 kilometer journey from Kuwait to Oman
Kuwait, November 14, 2016: Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is supporting a 2,200 kilometer kayak journey from Kuwait to Oman (K2O), to raise awareness for environmental protection in the Gulf.
Avid kayakers Bashar Al-Huneidi, and Mansoor Al-Safran, who represent Kayak4Kuwait, are ......read more