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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

M.E. Offshore Activity Bucks Global Downward Trend with 2.6% Increase

2016 witnessed a decline in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in all regions of the world except the Middle East. Stronger results expected in 2017, as oil prices head towards $60 per barrel 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Middle East was the only global market to witness an increase in demand in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in 2016 of 2.6%, indicating that regional government investment continues to support the sector’s performance since the fall of oil prices in 2014. The positive news comes ahead of the region’s biannual Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) event, which takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on 25 – 27 September 2017.  According to Petrodata figures, demand for OSV in the Middle East region was 2.6% higher in December ......read more

Centre Point Logistics' Dh60 million new warehouse goes live at Dubai South

The facility consolidates CPL’s foothold in UAE’s Dh86 billion logistics market  UAE logistics sector is expected to grow by 4 per cent, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 per cent between 2015 and 2020 CPL is mulling cost effective solar energy sources to reduce dependency on expensive traditional electricity supply 25 per cent of the GCC’s Dh 171 billion logistics market is spent on warehousing Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2017 The Centre Point Logistics (CPL), Dubai’s leading provider of logistics, warehousing and storage facilities, today announced the commencement of operations of its newly built Dh60 million state of the art warehouse at Dubai Logistics Corridor in Dubai South. With current total investments of over AED100 million in warehouse and distribution space of over 3 ......read more

World's first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia

Professional agency support delivered in preparation for start of commercial shipments Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2017 – GAC Russia has marked an important milestone with its successful handling of the first LNG carrier designed to withstand harsh Arctic conditions at the icy Russian ports of Murmansk and Sabetta.  The “Christophe De Margerie” is the world’s first specialised LNG ship in the reinforced ice Arc7 class, and the first of a fleet of 15 designed to export liquefied natural gas from Sabetta to European and Asian markets.  Ice trials When it arrived in Murmansk for its ice trails in the Kara Sea, GAC Russia provided the vessel with a range of services, including: obtaining its permit to operate in Russian territorial waters; boarding engineers and scientists for the trials; delivering ......read more

Jafza to Strengthen Cooperation with the British Business Community

- Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem: 21 new British companies joined Jafza last year - 7% year-on-year growth of British companies over the last five years - Paul Fox: British companies benefit from Jafza for efficient access to the UAE and the region. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April, 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa has hosted the UK Business Forum for British companies operating in the free zone to strengthen partnerships and explore opportunities in the Middle East and African region.    The forum was held in the presence of Paul Fox, British Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates; Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of DP World - UAE Region and senior ......read more

Journey Along the Integrated National Logistics

With a total investment of US$85 million, INL constructed a Central Distribution and Logistics Centre – one of the largest single-site warehousing complex in Dubai South Dubai, UAE (April 13, 2017): The Integrated National Logistics (INL), a leader in total logistics solutions for companies seeking cradle to grave support for their products and services across the MENA region and beyond, has come a long way in ten years. With a total investment of US$ 85 million, INL constructed a Central Distribution and Logistics Centre – one of the largest single-site warehousing complex in the UAE. The company offers several points of difference when it comes to the storage and handling of customer’s goods with 20,000 sqm2 of high bay multi temperature chill and frozen fully automated storage at a height of 29 meters as well ......read more

MAQTA Gateway Achieves Complete Digitalization of all Imports & Exports

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 April, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in the Emirate, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), announced today the introduction of a new stream of digital services in the field of import and export operations for RORO and General Cargo. This is a substantial offering that will provide customers and stakeholders the accessibility to new benefits they can now reap from the automation of operational processes and services through its Maqta Port Community System (PCS). The new service marks the completion of the digitalization of all operational services, following the success in providing digital services for container and cruise vessels across Abu Dubai’s commercial ports in 2016. Announcing the new digital services, ......read more

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

What3Words launches in Arabic with Jaguar Land Rover and Aramex adopting 3 word addresses Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2017 – what3words, the multi-award winning location reference system, has launched in Arabic, and immediately embarked upon a host of strategic partnerships, to bring its precision addressing infrastructure to a market of over 230 million Arabic speaking people across the globe. what3words is an address system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, where each square has a unique pre-assigned 3-word address. The system is fast becoming an essential solution in both mature markets and rapidly developing economies. 5 national postal services have adopted the system over the past 6 months and 3 word addresses are also being used to extend precision mapping and navigation for those developing autonomous ......read more

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2017:  Saudi Arabia’s leading logistics service provider - NAQEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the U.A.E, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC Trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice and knowledge in the sector.   While NAQEL focuses its services on providing logistics and supply chain solutions to its customers in Saudi Arabia and GCC markets, it also contributes to the development of the logistics and transportation industry in Saudi Arabia as a part of its corporate responsibility efforts. The training division of NAQEL – the ‘NAQEL Excellence Center’ - supports the Kingdom’s 2030 vision and ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 27, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, is participating in the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), which will be taking place from 27-30 March, 2017 at Paris-Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi.  Hosted by UAE Ministry of Economy and the United Nations in Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), GMIS is expected to welcome a hand-selected audience of over 1,200 delegates, including Heads of State, Government Leaders, Ministers, Policy Makers and C-Suite Executives from Global 2000 Companies. Leading manufacturers from all over the world will be participating in the GCC’s first ever showcase of manufacturing capabilities and investment ......read more

RSA Logistics awards rooftop solar contract to SirajPower

First of a kind project to be delivered for a logistics company in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th March 2017:  RSA logistics and SirajPower have signed a solar lease agreement to deliver a solar rooftop solution in Dubai. SirajPower will develop a solar system of 1.1 MW on RSA logistics’ rooftop, in Dubai Logistics City, Dubai South. The solar system will cover more than 90% of the energy consumption. David Auriau, Director at SirajPower highlighted: “This first-of-a-kind project will not only help cut energy expenditure, but will also help promote a green image among the public. Logistics companies have a key role to play in transforming Dubai into the smartest city in the world, and we sincerely thank RSA Logistics for trusting our venture and partnering with us in this initiative of building a green ......read more

Customs World inks cooperation agreement with Dominican Customs

The agreement is to further underpin the Dominican Republic’s position as a regional trading hub in the Caribbean Dubai – 16 Mar 2017:  Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai, has signed an agreement of cooperation with the General Directorate of Customs of the Dominican Republic. According to the agreement, Customs World will provide technical assistance and expert advice to the Dominican Customs in their reform and modernization process. The aim is to devise a reform and development blueprint to build Dominican Customs’ capacity through enhanced customs procedures and clearance systems.  The project is geared towards boosting Dominican Customs services, duty collection and revenue protection, while building their anti-smuggling capabilities to ensure a safe ......read more

Agility's Earning Release for Full Year 2016

Agility’s Financial Results for Full Year and Q4 2016 Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its 2016 financial results, reporting a net profit of KD 59.1 million, or 51.3 fils per share, an increase of 10.6% over the same period in 2015. Revenue for the year stood at KD 1,234.0 million and EBITDA at KD 115.2 million. For the fourth quarter 2016, Agility reported a net profit of KD 15.7 million with an earnings-per-share of 13.6 fils, an increase of 9.7 % over the same period in 2015. EBITDA for the quarter stood at KD 31.4 million, an increase of 18.4% over last year. Board of Directors Recommendation In view of growing optimism and ongoing progress to date with respect to Agility’s 2020 EBITDA target of USD 800 Million, the Board of Directors is proposing a three-pronged distribution ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre signs MoU with GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre

MoU to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration on arbitration within the GCC EMAC and GCCCAC to assist in identifying suitable arbitrators and mediators to resolve disputes Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2017:  In a move to further strengthen ties between arbitration centres in the region, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC) during a ceremony on Tuesday 7 March.  Through the agreement, EMAC and GCCCAC will aim to work together to identify suitable arbitrators and mediators to assist in the resolution of disputes received by the centres. Additionally, the centres will collaborate on a number of knowledge sharing activities, including hosting seminars, workshops, presentations and educational sessions to raise ......read more

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GAC donation helps injured veterans get back on the water…

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

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

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

Ship Finance and Trade conference highlights scope for growth…

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

Sharjah Ports Authority gets first ASD 2 tug-boat…

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

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

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

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

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

Milaha showcases marine services at 2015 Qatar International Boat Show…

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

BRF announces plans to expand its factory in Kizad…

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

Awards keep the Standard high…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Issue of recruitment to be discussed at offshore marine event as experts identify shortfall in ...…

Lack of well-qualified seagoing & shore-based personnel to be debated at 2015 Seatrade Offshore Marine & Work Boats conference as investment into the human element falls short of commitment to fleet and facilities development Challenges in recruiting and retaining experienced seagoing and shore-based personnel will be highlighted at this year’s Seatrade Offshore Marine & ......read more

Growing challenges in GCC logistics market offers tremendous scope for materials handling ...…

Daifuku, SSI Schaefer, among six of world’s top 20 systems suppliers at Materials Handling Middle East 2015 Dubai, UAE - 6 August 2015: Growing challenges in the GCC logistics market is presenting remarkable scope for automation in the region’s materials handling industry, while current levels of mechanisation within the sector is relatively low, new research has revealed. A ......read more

Globe Express Services reinforces presence in US market via opening of new office in Houston…

August 04, 2015: Globe Express Services has revealed the opening of its new office in Houston, Texas to cater to the growing demand for comprehensive logistics services in the United States (US). The opening of the new Houston office will allow GES to strengthen its market foothold as it continues to expand its presence in key global markets to provide integrated, tailor-made and end-to-end ......read more

Tasneef classifies 31 ships for Irshad…

Abu Dhabi, August 3rd, 2015: In line with its strategy aiming to cover 50% of the maritime Arab classification market, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” and Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company “Irshad”, a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC; recently signed a one year contract to survey and classify 31 of its offshore vessels including tugs, pilot boats, crew ......read more

International Chamber of Shipping lauds “astonishing” New Suez Canal…

The global shipping industry’s governing committee visits the new shipping lane, praises Egypt’s “huge undertaking” of the project. Ismaelia, Egypt, July 30: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has commended the New Suez Canal during a site visit today in Ismailia.  With just one week until the inauguration, a committee consisting of the industry’s ......read more

Khalifa Port sets new productivity record on CMA CGM THAMES…

Abu Dhabi Terminals achieved berth productivity of 206 moves per hour Abu Dhabi,1 August 2015 – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), set a new productivity record by handling 2615 moves in just under 13 hours on the 9,365 TEU CMA CGM Thames which called into Khalifa Port on Tuesday 21st July . An operational productivity metric and ......read more

GWC growth continues with 30% increase in net profits for the first half of 2015…

Gulf Warehousing Company Q.S.C. (GWC), Qatar’s leading logistics provider, has delivered strong and steady growth in its net profits in the first half of 2015, marking a 30% increase in net profits; achieving QAR 87.7 million, as compared to QAR 67.6 million by the end of June 2014. This robust growth was mirrored in the company’s revenue streams, with total revenues peaking at QAR ......read more

Hamriyah-based Quality International ships…

The MED Evaporators  are the biggest of their kind in the world to ever be constructed in a shop/yard & shipped to the project site SHARJAH- JULY 20,  2015: With the shipment of the 3rd Multi Effect Distillation (MED) Evaporator to Kuwait, Hamriyah Free Zone-based Quality International has successfully crossed the half-way mark in the execution of its prestigious order from ......read more

Milaha CEO to step down after 7 years at the helm…

14 July, 2015 – Milaha, a Qatar-based marine transport and logistics conglomerate, announced that its President and CEO, Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi, will retire in September. Having joined Milaha 31 years ago, Mr. Al-Hetmi has been at the helm of Milaha for the past 7 years. During his tenure as CEO, he oversaw the strategic acquisition of Qatar Shipping and Halul Offshore Services in 2010, ......read more

ADNEC and Agility Sign MOU…

• Joint Cooperation to provide ADNEC Customers with Integrated Logistics Solutions Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 July, 2015 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has signed a five-year strategic partnership agreement with Agility’s Fairs and Events, a division of Agility Global Integrated Logistics. This MOU will enhance ADNEC’s service offering to exhibitors and ......read more

Shipping company with Seafarer Centric approach…

Target Ship Management India (TSMI) is a Human Resources company established in the year 2013 is growing fast with the dedicated employees and is now on the growth with a pool of talent of Seafarers and extends business opportunities for ship owners in Dubai and other places with all kinds of vessels to be a part of the expanding family of TSMI. It was founded in October 2012 with the aim of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports places customers at the heart of its business…

Abu Dhabi Ports launches new Customer Service Centre Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports has launched its brand new Customer Service Centre at Zayed Port, further enhancing the organisation’s comprehensive service offerings while addressing the various needs of a continuously growing customer base. With a dedicated team of highly trained service professionals, the new centre combines Abu ......read more

During its visit to Italy, “Tasneef” Signs an Agreement with Logmarin…

Abu Dhabi, 5th  of July 2015: Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” signed an agreement with Logmarin, a consultancy company specialized in shipping logistics and advisory, in order to bring new ideas to the UAE marine industry and strengthen the ties between “Tasneef” and the Italian marine companies.  Captain Waleed Al Nahdi, Commercial and Marketing ......read more

Dubai Customs takes home Golden Globe Tigers Award 2015…

For “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices” category Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Bagging the Golden Globe Tigers Award is a strong drive for us to raise the bar Khalil Saqer bin Gharib: We aspire to deliver a noble message that community work is wide open and is a humanitarian objective as important as security and economic objectives Dubai – 01 July 2015: Dubai ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports' employees lend a helping hand and give back to the community…

Ramadan charity campaign sees Abu Dhabi Ports and its employees raise more than 1500 Kg of goods in the first two days Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in Abu Dhabi, is holding a three-day campaign to collect donations for those less fortunate across the world. The ‘Together, Lending a Helping Hand’ campaign ......read more

“Tasneef” Continues its Efforts to Support the Arab Maritime Sector…

During a Visit to the Arab League and the Egyptian Ministry of Transport “Tasneef” Continues its Efforts to Support the Arab Maritime Sector Abu Dhabi, 28th of June, 2015: In virtue of its role as the first Arab classification society developing standards and specifications in the field of maritime navigation, and issuing compliance and inspection certificates for ships and ......read more

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