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UPS Launches Flagship $163 Million Hub in Dp World London Gateway Logistics Park

    UPS, DP World collaborate to enhance trade flow processes, improve customer experience     Acts as key gateway to growth in UPS’s smart global logistics network Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018:  UPS (NYSE:UPS) officially opened its new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility in the south east of England. At $163 million, the new London Hub is one of UPS’s largest single infrastructure investments outside of the United States in the company’s history. “Every single day, we see evidence of a more inter-connected world of commerce. And we are delighted that UPS continues building upon its relationship with Dubai-based DP World to explore new international opportunities,” commented Rami Suleiman, newly appointed UPS President of the ......read more

JAFZA GENERATES OVER USD 83B IN TRADE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2018:  DP World, UAE Region including Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has reaffirmed its position as the region’s top trade and logistics hub by generating 29.4 million Metric Tonnes (MT) of trade, valued at $83.1 billion in 2017.  The figures contribute 23% to the total value of trade in Dubai, 70% of the value of all Dubai’s free zone trade combined and has increased 4% year on year. The volume of trade amounts to 97% of Dubai’s total free zone trade, 32% of Dubai’s total trade and has seen a 6% increase in trade year-on-year.The total traded volume of 29.4 million MT is the highest since 2013. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: “This is a proud moment for Jafza as our free zone continues to lead Dubai’s trade sector ......read more

“Gulf Navigation Holding” achieves AED 10 million gross profit during Q1 2018

The company also has successfully launched the "Young Arab Cadet Program" to train and qualify Arab and National cadres in the maritime field Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018:  Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC, headquartered in Dubai and listed in the Dubai Financial Market entitled with “GULFNAV”, announced a 5% increase in its gross profits by the end of first quarter 2018 in comparison to the first quarter 2017. This announcement comes consequently with the company’s successful completion of the requirements needed to make the Gulf Navigation compliant with the Islamic Sharia laws listed in the Dubai Financial Market.  The company has released its recent financial reports representing continuous growth in its financial performance. Gross profit has reached AED10.15 ......read more

Tristar's Eships Wins ‘Best Maritime Company' Award from DMCC

Dubai, UAE; May 15, 2018: Eships, a subsidiary of UAE-based Tristar Group was announced as the ‘Best Maritime Company’ at DMCC Member Awards 2018. The award celebrates successful companies operating from the DMCC freezone.  Shailesh Bildikar, Chief Operating Officer, and Sanjay Sachdev, Technical Director, received the award on behalf of Eships. According to Balaji Nagabhushan, Group Chief Administrative Officer, Tristar Group: “DMCC is one of the leading free zones in the world and we are proud to receive this honour from them. It is a recognition of the company’s achievements and the technical and safety standards by which we operate.” Eships owns and operates a modern fleet of products/chemical tankers and LPG vessels. The company strives to deliver safe, reliable and environmentally ......read more

Access World Logistics Opens Facility at Jafza with AED 40 Million Investments

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018:  Access World Logistics L.L.C. – a joint venture between RHS Group, Dubai and Switzerland-based Access World, inaugurated a state-of-the-art 3rd party logistics & warehousing facility on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The facility, with a storage capacity in excess of 100,000 freight tons of multiple products, has a 15,200 m2 covered warehouse with Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) racking systems as well as bulk-stowage space, and air-conditioned (220C’) as well as ambient-temperature warehousing space, plus an open-storage yard of about 7,500 m2. The fast-track project was completed in less than 10 months from the ground-breaking, which was held in July 2017. The logistics company is also in the process of commissioning a 1 MWp roof-top PV Panel system to meet ......read more

Agility's Earnings Release Q1 2018

Agility’s Financial Results for First Quarter 2018     Q1 2018 (Million KD)     Q12017(Million KD) Variance  (%) Revenue  371.8 320.5 +16% Net Revenue 124.6 110.8 +12.5% EBITDA  37.7 30.8       +22.6%  Net Profit  18.9  14.6  +29.8% EPS (fils)  15.2  11.6  +30.3%     Figures in the table above have been rounded    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 8, 2018:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its Q1 2018 financial results, reporting a net profit of KD 18.9 million, or 15.2 fils per share, an increase of 29.8% over Q1 ......read more

Al-Futtaim Logistics opens cold storage facility

New warehouse offerings for Food and Beverage clientele Dubai, April 29, 2018:   Al-Futtaim Logistics, a leading integrated logistics and supply chain solutions provider, has announced the expansion of its services with the opening of a state-of-the-art cold storage warehousing facility in Dubai.  Located at Jebel Ali South Free Zone, the multi-temperature facility has space for more than 1,600 pallets with full temperature control ranging from +18°C to -22°C. The facility incorporates world-class warehouse management technology including capturing all the attributes of the products combined with double-deep storage which optimises space and enables high throughput. The new facility has been designed for piece and pallet picking for speed-to-market orders. Customers utilizing the cold storage facility can ......read more

Masdar and Emirates Post to deliver new postal services for Masdar Free Zone tenants

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2018:  Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, and Emirates Post – the nations’ leading post and express provider – have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to provide dedicated Emirates Post Business Boxes and postal services for Masdar Free Zone companies.  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer, and Obaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates Post Group, signed the agreement on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. The partnership aims to deliver convenient and secure postal services to Masdar Free Zone companies through the provision of dedicated Business PO Boxes. The PO Boxes provided as part of the agreement will be leased to Free Zone companies by Masdar and will be located at the ......read more

GROHE DESIGN Presents the New ATRIO Experience Cube at Fuorisalone in Milan

Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  GROHE, the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, first unveiled an immersive ATRIO installation for guests at the newly renovated GROHE Milan showroom (Via Crocefisso 19) in April during the Fuorisalone. The monumental black experience cube allows visitors to immerse themselves into a multimedia experience depicting an abstract story of the new ATRIO collection – a story of the two distinct characteristics of ATRIO: elegance and precision. By standing in the middle of the cube, the spectators experience ATRIO with all their senses. The video sequences in combination with the music and a special water installation allow the guests to dive into the two defining attributes of the latest GROHE design highlight. “With the launch, GROHE welcomes a new era of design where we go ......read more

Agility Wins Prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

Award Recognizes Business Excellence and Best Practices in the UAE ABU DHABI, UAE – April 4, 2018 –   Agility, a leading global logistics provider, received the Silver Award for business excellence at the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.  The award was presented to Agility at a ceremony held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Agility Abu Dhabi was recognized for its excellence in quality and innovative offerings to its logistics customers. Agility has adapted world-class practices based on the European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM) model that promotes business excellence and facilitates continuous improvement. Present at the ceremony ......read more

DHL launches cargo bike delivery service in the UAE

An initiative of DHL’s ‘GoGreen’ program, the cubicycle will help reduce emissions by minimizing mileage and time spent on the road by standard delivery vehicles Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 03, 2018:  DHL, the world’s leading international delivery services provider, is transforming its approach to delivery services by piloting a kinetic energy based cargo bicycle program for inner-city deliveries in the UAE.  The DHL cubicycle is a customized four-wheel bike that is designed and able to carry containers with a load of 125 kilograms. The innovative bike aims to reduce emissions by minimizing the mileage and time spent on the road by standard delivery vehicles.  The cubicycle will play a tremendous role in easing through traffic congestion in the UAE and increase the number of ......read more

UAE becomes first country globally to launch DHL's global shipping platform MyDHL+

MyDHL+ simplifies and streamlines the international shipping process    Dubai, 14th March 2018 –   DHL, the world’s leading international express delivery services provider, has unveiled MyDHL+, an industry-leading global shipping application in the UAE, which will bring new levels of speed and simplicity to the cross-border shipping process.   Shippers ranging from small businesses to large global corporations will be able to benefit from MyDHL+ and its intelligent, streamlined interface – which means fewer steps and considerably greater functionality than anything DHL has previously offered.    MyDHL+ is mobile friendly that can be accessed on all mobile web platforms and integrates the functionality of 13 different applications on a single user-friendly platform. ......read more

DCMMI successfully establishes the “United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association” UAEMEPA

As an integral part of its initiatives to save the marine environment  The association aims to cultivate and promote an environmental consciousness within the maritime community Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:   The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries has successfully announced its collaboration with the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association “HELMEPA” in order to establish the first of its kind non-profit “United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association- UAEMEPA”. Both parties prepared and signed a Declaration of Voluntary Commitment titled “To Save the Marine Environment”, based on HELMEPA’s founding Declaration “To Save the Seas”.  UAEMEPA offers the opportunity, for all those who care for the environment and are ......read more

UPS Worldwide Express Service Expands to Help Businesses Deliver Urgent Shipments in High Growth Markets

Service now available in 124 countries and territories, including UAE & KSA UPS expanded service in 57 countries and territories including India, Brazil, and South Korea 5 new countries received Express service including Bangladesh and Madagascar  Guaranteed delivery in 1-3 business days by 10:30 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m., depending on the destination Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018:  UPS (NYSE: UPS) has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express™ package service to reach 124 countries and territories, providing an earlier delivery option for customers to more locations. UPS now reaches more countries and territories with express midday than any other carrier.   The UPS Worldwide Express service offers guaranteed delivery in 1-3 business days by 10:30 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m., depending on the destination. In ......read more

Agility's Earnings Release for Full Year and Q4 2017

Dubai, UAE,  February 21, 2018:     FY 2017 (Million KD)  FY 2016 (Million KD) Variance (%) Q4 2017 (Million KD)  Q4 2016 (Million KD)  Variance (%) Revenue 1,407 1,234 14% 386 314.8 22.6% Net Revenue 469.9  429.1 9.5% 125.7 112.4 12% EBITDA  135.2 115.2 17.4% 37.6 31.4 19.8% Net Profit  68.5 59.1  16%  19.3 15.7 22.5% EPS (fils)  54.4 46.7  16.6%  15.3 12.5 23.1%   Figures in the table above have been rounded    Agility, a leading global logistics provider, ......read more

DP World, UAE Region Showcases Services at Breakbulk Middle East 2018

“Handling breakbulk and project cargo is in our DNA,” says Mohammed Al Muallem Dubai, 05 February 2018:  Global trade enabler DP World, UAE Region is showcasing its breakbulk and project cargo handling capabilities at the Breakbulk Middle East 2018 conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi starting 6 February, 2018. A senior delegation is representing the company at the event held under the patronage of HE Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure and Development, and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority.  Jebel Ali Port, operated by DP World, UAE Region, has rolled out a major plan to meet the projected increase in demand for breakbulk and project cargo, including heavylift, services in the run up to World Expo 2020.Since opening in the 1970’s the port has handled nearly 550 ......read more

Dubai Logistics Corridor – A game changer in the transport and logistics sector

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem: We continue to invest in infrastructure to enhance Dubai's competitiveness Dubai, January 20, 2018:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) the flagship free zone subsidiary of global trade enabler DP World has opened the “Jafza Bridge” for traffic, linking Jafza North and Jafza South across Sheikh Zayed Road.  The bridge, built in collaboration with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will facilitate the flow of traffic between Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, and Al Maktoum International Airport. It further enhances the efficacy of the Dubai Logistics Corridor which links the port, free zone and airport under a unified customs bond, creating one of the most efficient sea – air logistics link in the world.  DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said: ......read more

Rashid Ports receives 4 giant cruise ships simultaneously

Dubai – 30 December 2017:   The cruise quay at Rashid Port received four cruise ships simultaneously on Friday 29th December: Aida Stilla, Main Chef 5, MSC Splendida and Coasta Mediterrania.  This is the first time the Port receives four cruise ships together in one day which confirms its readiness to meet the growing demand in the cruise tourism sector and the emirate’s plans to target a million cruise tourists by 2020.  A total of 21,411 tourists and 3,849 crew were on boards the ships.  The emirate of Dubai, turning into a major hub for cruise tourism, received 157 cruise ships during the current season 2016-2017 which started last October and will continue until next April. This means a 18% increase compared to last season which received 133 cruise ships. Number of cruise tourists grew ......read more

Emirati Logistics Pioneer ‘Allied Transport' Awarded “Most Innovative & Regulated Road Feeder Services of the Year”

Under Patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum & During Transport Arabia Excellence Awards Organized by Dubai Airports Ali Bin Beyat: “Our aim is to always be the leader in the industry following in the footsteps of our nation’s leadership that taught us to always aim to be number one.” 10 December 2017, Dubai -   Allied Transport (ATC), the largest Emirati transportation & logistics solutions company in the UAE and region, was awarded “Most Innovative & Regulated Road Feeder Services of the Year” during the Transport Arabia Excellence Awards ceremony organized by Dubai Airports. ATC won the award for offering the best-regulated road feeder service solutions with the most efficient deployment of appropriate strategies, integration in the air cargo supply ......read more

Mansour bin Mohammed inaugurates Marinas at Mina Rashid

Mina Rashid to harbor 5,000 luxury yachts and boats Dubai – 20 November 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated today the new Mina Rashid Marina: “Marinas” which will harbor 5,000 yachts and boats and will accommodate 20,000 in the next few years. It is expected to be a new world class touristic maritime and entertainment attraction.  The project, which is carried out by P&O, part of DP World, stretches over 13 square kms and features a number of facilities including an integrated entertainment city: Marina Cube.   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the place accompanied by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). His Highness listened ......read more

A new challenge for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini

From Hong Kong to London, retracing the 13.000 miles of the Tea Route Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2017:  A new record to beat for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini:  After claiming the records for the United States’ “Gold Route” from New York to San Francisco and the “Tea Clipper Trade Route” between San Francisco and Shanghai, China, the latest record attempt follows the route of the clipper ships that at the end of the 19th Century transported their cargoes of tea from Hong Kong to London via the Cape of Good Hope. The current record time, set in 2008 by Frenchman Lionel Lemonchois and his eight-man crew aboard the 100-foot catamaran Gitana 13, is 41 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds. Giovanni Soldini aims to attempt the record breaking run in January 2018 aboard the Maserati ......read more

NAFL President becomes the first Emirati female on board of International Association of Freight Forwarders

Nadia Abdul Aziz: Committed to further strengthening UAE’s position as the world’s leading logistics hub Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2025 October 30, 2017, Dubai (UAE):   Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), has become the first Emirati female from the United Arab Emirates to be nominated as Vice-President on the Global Extended Board of the International Association of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), which represents more than 44,000 forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries. She was elected by all global members of FIATA at the recently held FIATA World Congress in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.  Commenting on her election, Nadia said: “I am honoured to be elected as the Vice-President of the world’s most prestigious ......read more

115 Luxury Cruise Ships to Berth at Mina Rashid This Season

DP World is proud to support and contribute to Dubai’s vision to become the world’s leading cruise tourism hub, Mr. Bin Sulayem Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October, 2017:  With Dubai becoming a premiere international cruise destination, DP World is ready to take on the increasing influx of holiday makers with the start of the 2017-18 cruise tourism season and is expecting 115 luxury cruise ships from 22 ocean-sailing cruise lines to berth at Mina Rashid’s Dubai Cruise Terminal facilities over the coming season. The Dubai Cruise Terminal, operated by DP World, at Port Rashid is one of the world’s top five ultra-luxury ports and a preferred port of call for 650,000 passengers on international cruise liners. The season will kick start on 25 October with the arrival of the ‘Seabourn Encore’ ......read more

Jebel Ali Expands Further as Terminal 3 Gets 1.5m TEU New Capacity

First of 84 new STS automated gantry cranes arrive with retrofitted equipment servicing global shipping alliances Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October, 2017:  Global trade enabler DP World is stepping up container handling productivity at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, by adding 1.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) to Container Terminal 3 (T3).  The expansion is in response to emerging market demand and increases the port’s capacity from 18 million TEU to 19.5 million TEU. T3 now has a capacity of 4 million TEU and will be the world’s largest semi-automated terminal.  The first batch of 37 new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 47 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes are already operational and servicing customers. The 720,000 sqm facility was inaugurated in 2014 by His Highness ......read more

Gulftainer Wins Port and Terminal Operator Award at Seatrade Maritime Awards 2017

Sharjah-UAE: 16 October, 2017:  Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company, has won the prestigious Port and Terminal Operator Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa 2017 for the second consecutive year. Tom Nauwelaerts, managing director of Momentum Logistics, Gulftainer's third-party logistics (3PL) division, received the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Dubai. Gulftainer stood out among strong competition from DP World UAE Region, Abu Dhabi Ports, Red Sea Gateway Terminal, Saudi Global Ports Company, and SOHAR Port and Freezone. Speaking on the win, Flemming Dalgaard, CEO of Gulftainer, said: “Gulftainer is proud to be recognised for its operational excellence at the prestigious industry ......read more

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Abu Dhabi Ports announces winners of MAFNOOD 2016…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 1, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, announced the winners of the second cycle of its internal excellence award, MAFNOOD (Arabic for “distinguished”). Launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu ......read more

Jafza looks to strengthen competitive logistics sector…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 01, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region and Africa held a forum, recently, for the Logistics and Supply Chain sector companies based in the free zone. The Forum was attended by industry leaders, key officials from partner entities and senior management from ......read more

Dubai Maritime Week 2016 kicks off tomorrow with participation of leading international maritime ...…

October 29, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week kicks off tomorrow (Sunday, October 30th, 2016) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. It will witness the participation of maritime industry leaders, decision-makers, and experts from the UAE and the rest ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports scoops three awards at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 29, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s commercial ports and industrial zone, has won three prestigious awards at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards of the Middle East and Subcontinent.  The company was recognised for its excellence in the maritime industry and was awarded the Deal of the Year Award for ......read more

Breakbulk Middle East: Opportunities in Middle East logistics sector but firms must exercise ...…

Breakbulk Middle East delegates hear that the Gulf continues to develop ambitious projects requiring precise strategic logistics Management of risk critical to seizing opportunities available Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26th October, 2016:  The current economic conditions mean that now is a good time to invest in the oil and gas logistics sector in the Middle East according to experts speaking on ......read more

Awards maintain Standard for excellence…

The third annual Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 24th October at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, have raised the bar still higher for regional awards ceremonies. Hosted by well-known TV journalist and former CNN anchor, Jim Clancy, and model and presenter, Dubai’s own Rania Ali, the Awards attracted a high calibre audience of around 700 executives from across the ......read more

Sultan bin Sulayem: Dubai Maritime Week 2016 reinforces Dubai's aspirations to be a leading global ...…

DMW 2016 to kick start October 30th  World-class events to discuss best practices and innovative solutions to meet future needs of global maritime industry  Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2016:   All regional and global attention is now turned to Dubai for the much-awaited opening of the prestigious ‘Dubai Maritime Week 2016’ to be held under the patronage of H.H. ......read more

ADNOC to Create World Class Shipping, Marine and Services Company…

Consolidation of ADNOC shipping, marine and services companies to streamline operations and maximise value   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 October, 2016:  ADNOC announced today its intention to consolidate the operations of three of its shipping, marine and services companies to create a single world-class entity. The Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO), Petroleum Services ......read more

GAC's Global Husbandry Centre now operating round-the clock…

24/7 support from Dubai, wherever you are Dubai, UAE, 19 October 2016:  Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC’s Global Husbandry Centre (GHC) is now operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week – in response to the growing demand from its shipping principals. The GHC serves as a single point of contact for global clients, coordinating a range of ......read more

Aramex Awarded ISO 27001 Certificate for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)…

Amman, Jordan, 16th October 2016:  Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has achieved certification of the internationally recognized standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). The certificate was granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI), a Royal Charter Company and founding member of ......read more

Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 to bring together global industry leaders in Dubai…

October 16, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Preparations are underway for the launch of Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 this coming November 2 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. To be held under the umbrella of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the summit is a quality initiative ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports gears up for the 10th International ISPO Conference…

To be held in Abu Dhabi from 18-19 October at the Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 15, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports is gearing up to host the 10th International ISPO Conference on October 18 and 19, 2016 at the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Members of the International User Group (IUG) of the International Standard for maritime Pilot Organisations (ISPO) will convene for two days ......read more

GAC Dubai's contract logistics division crosses 1 million CBM…

Volume grows 50% over 2015 as business on boards new clients Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2016:   GAC Dubai’s contract logistics division has set a new record by handling 1 million cubic metres (CBM) of stock in the first eight months of 2016, and is on track to hit an annual record through of 1.5 CBM by year-end. The milestone continues the growth of the business, which handled 874,000 ......read more

TMS Awards to recognize success in difficult time…

10th October 2016, Dubai: The year 2016 will not go down as one of the best in the shipping industry’s history, with economic factors and overcapacity producing challenging times for many sectors. But despite the difficulties, companies have continued to excel and innovate and The Maritime Standard Awards 2016 will rightly recognise these positive achievements in an unrivalled occasion on ......read more

Maqta Gateway launches digital vessel operations in the ports of Abu Dhabi…

In line with the digital transformation mandate of Abu Dhabi’s government services Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 4, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports announced today the launch of its digital Vessel Management System which offers customers and stakeholders complete automation of all vessel management processes and services through its Port Community System, Maqta Gateway.  Through ......read more

Agility, Maersk Join to Slash CO2 Emissions…

Agility joins Maersk Line Carbon Pact initiative to cut CO2 by 15% Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has signed an agreement with Maersk Line, the world’s largest container ship operator, to cut CO2 emissions by 15% per container transported on Agility shipments by 2020.  The agreement is part of Maersk’s Carbon Pact ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Receives ISO 10002:2014 Certification in Customer Feedback Management System…

Certificate builds on efforts to make Abu Dhabi Ports a customer orientated, integrated platform for business Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 24, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, is now ISO 10002:2014 certified, which ensures best global practice in handling complaints related to any services ......read more

Finalists Announced for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016…

Over the past few weeks an elite panel of judges have been evaluating a record number of nominations for a total of 19 different categories for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016. It has been hard job to whittle this down to a short list, but they have done so. The standard of entries was extremely high, and all of those who entered should be commended for their excellent submissions The ......read more

IATA Achieves Key NewGen ISS Milestone…

Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2016:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the IATA Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf) adopted Resolutions supporting the development of the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS). “IATA Settlement Systems are the financial back office of the air transport industry. Since its introduction 45 years ago, the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Continues its Double-Digit Growth Journey in H1 2016 Results…

Profit increases 77%  Revenue grows 20%  Cruise traffic surges 49%  TEU containers edges up by 11%  General cargo gains 7% AED 75 million investment in new equipment  Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 20, 2016:   Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has seen a ......read more

AED 40 Billion Machinery and Equipment sector trade in Jafza…

More than 730 companies in this sector employ 29,000 employees Dubai, UAE, September 7, 2016:   Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region comprising West Asia, the CIS, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent organised a forum for Machinery and Equipment sector. The Forum themed ‘Energy Engineering ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports - One of Only Nine Accredited Organisations in the World to Offer “IALA” Certified ...…

Employees including first Emirati woman receive leading international IALA Certification The distinction contributes to Abu Dhabi’s strategically growing maritime sector and increases ports’ international competiveness  Abu Dhabi - UAE, September 5, 2016:   Abu Dhabi Ports is now one of nine organisations, and the first of its kind in the UAE, accredited by the ......read more

Management changes at GAC Group…

Dubai, UAE, September 1, 2016:  Global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, the GAC Group, has announced a swathe of management changes and transfers. At Group level, changes come with Erland Ebbersten, formerly Group Vice President for the Africa, Russia and Central Asia region, assuming responsibility as Group Vice President – Marine heading the ......read more

Agility Recognized as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for 3PL Providers, Worldwide by Gartner…

Magic Quadrant evaluates logistics providers according to their vision and ability to execute  Dubai, UAE, September 1, 2016:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has been recognized for the third year as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide, May 2016.  Gartner recognized Agility as a leader in 3PL logistics based on ......read more

Khalifa Port Grows Wider and Deeper in Major Expansion Plan…

Abu Dhabi Ports adds a 1000-meter quay wall to Khalifa Port and deepens its channel and basin to -18 meters to accommodate world’s largest container and cargo ships for first time in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 August, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone, has today announced a major ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Signs Long Term Agreement with Abu Dhabi Ship Building…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 17, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) today signed a long term contract that when fully realised will see a fully operational ship repair facility that will also include a “Floating Dock” capability within Zayed Port.  The agreement was signed at Abu Dhabi Ports Head Office at Zayed Port by Captain Mohamed Juma Al ......read more

Time World Freight Gains ‘Shop Window' with European Oil and Gas Buyers…

  TIME WORLD FREIGHT, a global logistics and freight forwarding company headquartered in Dubai, U.A.E. and its sister company in India, Logistic Integrators, have gained a ‘shop window’ with corporations in the oil and gas sector by joining Achilles FPAL - an online community which is used by over 100 buyers from oil and gas companies. TIME WORLD FREIGHT and Logistics ......read more

UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ Expands Globally…

Global trade drives new lanes in nine additional countries Customers using service grow 5-18 times faster than peers2 Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2016:  UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the latest expansion of its popular UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ service to nine new countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Malta, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia. Together with ......read more

Agility's Earning Release for the Second Quarter 2016…

Financial Highlights      Q2 2016 (Million KD)     Q2 2015 (Million KD) Variance    (%)     H1 2016 (Million KD)    H1 2015 (Million KD)  Variance     (%) Revenue 309 328 -6% 607 647 -6% Net ......read more

DMCA announces formation of RASEINA Maritime Domestic & Leisure Working Group to promote Dubai's ...…

July 27, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed the formation of RASEINA Maritime Domestic & Leisure Working Group, a first of its kind in the UAE, which aims to promote Dubai’s marine and leisure sector activities.  The group has been created in a push to advance the Maritime Sector Strategy and further lead Dubai into becoming ......read more

DMCA introduces new ‘Smart Weather' electronic portal to advance efforts to transform emirate into ...…

July 12, 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 launched ‘Smart Weather,’ a new mobile-friendly online portal that provides vital weather information and advice. The advanced tool forms part of the DMCA’s efforts to ......read more

DMCA continues awareness campaign to promote operational safety in floating restaurants…

July 11, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with its efforts to promote the highest levels of maritime safety and environmental responsibility, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is continuing its inspection campaign aimed at ensuring that floating restaurants operating in Dubai conform with the highest standards and international best practices. The move complements ongoing efforts ......read more

DMCA continues regulation operations of the anchoring of various maritime crafts in Dubai…

July 11, 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, revealed its continuing efforts in organizing anchorage of maritime crafts across Dubai waters through the improvement of the organizational processes and operational procedures of the places ......read more

WSS launches canal transit offer and signs Avance Gas neo-panamax vessels for opening of new Panama ...…

Dubai, UAE, July 4, 2016:   Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is moving to ensure that its customers’ vessels pass through the new Panama and Suez Canals with the optimum efficiency, speed and safety thanks to a fresh Ships Agency ‘canal transit’ solution. The service, which will be run by dedicated local teams, has already picked up its first contract, securing an ......read more

Etihad Cargo Launches Luxury Car Service for Summer 2016…

Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2016:  Etihad Cargo, the freight division of Etihad Airways, has launched a unique, new travel offer for guests who want to travel with their luxury car over the Summer period.  Drivers can enjoy up to 20% off air cargo rates and their seat, when they book in First or Business Class. The cargo section for the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates is ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Rolls Out 4th Annual ‘Working Safely in the Heat' Campaign…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 June, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports has rolled out ‘Working Safely in the Heat’ campaign in its ports and KIZAD as part of the Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Center (OSHAD) and UAE Ministry of Labour’s ‘Safety in Heat’ programme. Abu Dhabi Ports campaign is being held for the fourth year to raise awareness about the dangers of working in ......read more

GAC Dubai opens dedicated co-packing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone…

Contract logistics arm aims to increase monthly throughput by 47% by mid-2017 Dubai, UAE, June 22, 2016:    GAC Dubai’s contract logistics arm has opened a new dedicated co-packing facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) as part of the company’s continued investment and growth strategy.  With its workforce of 200 highly experienced operatives, GAC ......read more

Marine Advisory Council calls for dynamic public-private partnerships to make Dubai's maritime ...…

June 21, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Marine Advisory Council discussed the best ways to continue leading the march to excellence pursued by the Dubai Maritime Authority in upgrading the components of Dubai’s maritime sector and modernizing infrastructure, developing legislative, legal and logistics aspects, and further diversifying investment opportunities to enhance the ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority organises ‘Fire and Safety Awareness' training…

June 20, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), in coordination with Dubai Customs, organised a ‘Fire and Safety Awareness’ training. The session was held to help raise awareness among crew members of dhow boats about fire and safety—aiming to reduce the number of untoward incidents within Dubai’s territorial waters and enhance the safety ......read more

DMCA celebrates creativity and encourages culture of innovation among staff…

June 19, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has honored a group of talented employees for their innovative ideas which will have a positive impact in advancing the development of the maritime sector and turn Dubai into one of the world’s most important maritime and logistics. The recognition was given during a special ceremony celebrating innovation ......read more

TMS celebrates 50 not out…

Dubai, 15th June 2016:- This is the 50th edition of the TMS Newsletter and The Maritime Standard would like to thank all its readers for their support in helping reach this significant milestone. Clive Woodbridge, editor, says, “We are very grateful for the encouragement and positive feedback that our readers have given us. It is our aim to continue to improve the newsletter and we look ......read more

All action at The Maritime Standard…

The Maritime Standard, the leading events, awards and publishing company, is gearing up for a busy few months with action in all sections. Towards the end of June the first The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook 2016/17 will be published, with reviews of activity in ports, shipping shipyards, maritime law, classification and other sectors of the maritime business in the UAE. Trevor Pereira, managing ......read more

National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) links with top global universities using ...…

The open forum was held to certify outstanding trainees and exchange knowledge on industry best practices by introducing FLA e-learning initiatives with Harvard, MIT, Princeton, United Nations and many more. Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2016:   The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) held an open Forum on FIATA Logistics Academy (FLA) on 15thMay, 2016 at the Le Meridian ......read more

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo enter joint business agreement…

Numerous benefits to customers from joint network between Hong Kong and Europe Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2016:  More direct connections, greater flexibility and time savings combined with service enhancements - these are just some of the benefits customers will enjoy in the future thanks to the cooperation between the cargo division of Cathay Pacific Airways, the leading air cargo carrier in ......read more

Kizad Launches Phase 2 of Logistics Park…

Kizad Logistics Park Phase 2 to comprise of 64 units Kizad Logistics Park will house a total of 105 pre-built warehouses Special lease rates for a limited time Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 22, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has announced the launch of the second phase of Kizad Logistics Park ......read more

Abu Dhabi Terminals Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary Milestone…

Decade of innovation and excellence delivers business growth and industry recognition Abu Dhabi, 19 May 2016 – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) – the region’s first semi-automated container terminal – celebrated its 10th year anniversary on 17 May in Abu Dhabi. ADT was established in 2006 by Emiri Decree No. (6), ......read more

DMCA conducts ‘Man Overboard' drill to enhance sea emergency response…

May 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 conducted an emergency drill at the Lagoon Area in Dubai to simulate the proper response to the ‘Man Overboard’ scenario. The exercise was conducted in cooperation with ......read more

Dubai Trade announces the 9th cycle of ESEA…

This year will introduce a new category for the Smart Services Awards, targeted at Shipping Services Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2016:  Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator, has announced the 9th edition of its annual flagship event, the E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA). The event aims to recognize the best performers in the e-Services adoption on Dubai Trade portal and ......read more

TMS networks in style…

The Maritime Standard (TMS) celebrated a number of exciting new initiatives at a special networking reception held on a specially chartered yacht at Dubai Marina Yacht Club on May 3rd.  The evening event was attended by over 100 of the region’s top maritime business figures, including Former ADNATCO-NGSCO chief executive, H.E. Dr. Ali Obaid Al Yabhouni, Abdulkareem Al Masabi, ......read more

New appointments in GAC Group Management team…

Dubai, 2 April 2016:  Global shipping, logistics and marine service provider GAC has announced two new appointments within its Group Management team.  Håkan Wester takes on the new role of Group Vice President – Strategy & Planning, and is charged with coordination and supporting the implementation of GAC strategy throughout the Group’s operations in more ......read more

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