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
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
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
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
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
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
Partners tour facility to celebrate new era for Port de Sète
Investment in trade and marine infrastructure signal economic growth for city and wider region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates/ Sète, France, 7 October2017: Leaders of the Sète Port Authority, The Occitanie Region and P&O Ports have toured the city’s container terminal in the south of France following the three-year management contract awarded to the multi-purpose ports operator in July this year.
On a visit to Sète this week, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai met with the Regional President, Mme Carole Delga and Port Authority President, Mr. Jean-Claude Gayssot, and toured the facility including P&O Ports new offices. He noted that the start of operations was due in early 2018 and ......read more
Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2020
October 4, 2017, Dubai (UAE): The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), the oldest association of freight and logistics service providers in the Middle East, will bring the spotlight on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a logistics hub at the world’s largest gathering of international freight and logistics experts and decision makers at the FIATA World Congress to be held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, from October 4-8.
UAE is among the biggest contributors to the GCC’s logistics sector. With Dubai alone awarding construction contracts worth AED 11 billion this year in preparations for the World Expo 2020 and investing much more toward developing infrastructure and enhancing its logistics facilities in the run upto the Expo, the country offers ......read more
Creative collaboration with Triton and Aston Martin
Concept design leading to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition submersible
Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and marine worlds
First project by Aston Martin Consulting
Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017: Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-the-art submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world, with all the performance, beauty and elegance one has come to expect from the British marque.
Triton has unparalleled expertise in the design, manufacture and operation of submersibles for researchers, explorers and ......read more
Alifax Gulf Brings Latest Microbiology Patent Instruments to UAE
Plans to expand business to cover all GCC countries
28 Sept. 2017, Dubai, UAE: AKAB International Investment (AKAB), the pioneer in transportation & logistics, construction and trading investment together with AliFax, one of the leading Italian companies specialized in the development, production and distribution of clinical diagnostic instrumentation, announced their joint venture and distribution agreements to launch Alifax Gulf in the UAE with expansion plans to cover all the GCC countries.
Alifax Gulf will bring the latest microbiology patent instruments to the UAE market to include ALIBOX, MOLECULAR MOUSE, HB&L-Alfred- Sidecar, HOTBLOOD and 1 Minute identification by ATR-FTIR. The products introduced will serve the healthcare industry, ......read more
Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event
Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017: Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has expanded the festival for Autumn 2017 with a spectacular nautical-themed schedule celebrating the very best of #LifeAtSea.
The perfect event for seasoned sailors or for those who just want to take a dip into the world of boats, this year’s lineup offers a unique opportunity to discover everything there is to know about life on the waves.
Taking place from 2pm to 9pm each day, the festival will be showcasing an incredible selection of ......read more
This partnership aims at enhancing the maritime sector in Dubai and the UAE, through providing professional media services dedicated to the maritime sector, in order to raise the awareness about the advanced skills and competencies in the maritime sector
Dubai, UAE, 18th of September 2017: In line with its vision to be an international maritime hub and to create the best business and maritime services cluster, Dubai Maritime City signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tactics Maritime Creative Communication which is responsible for managing and publishing “Marasi News” the first maritime specialized media platform in the Middle East. In return, Marasi News shall provide integrated media services for companies operating in DMC, in order to help them increase their sales and enhance their presence in the ......read more
UAE economic growth boosting logistics sector says Bin Sulayem
Dubai, 17 September 2017: Recent forecasts for growth in UAE trade are set to benefit the country’s logistics sector according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.
A BMI report published recently forecasts a steady rise in trade of 4.35 percent year on year in 2017, driven by a 5 percent growth in imports and exports of 3.7 percent. The report sees positive economic growth for the UAE over the next five years due to government plans to diversify the economy through the development of trade, the service sector and tourism. Mr Bin Sulayem believes these trends will further encourage prospects for the logistics, warehousing and handling sector increasing demand and attracting more businesses to the country who will need ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 13, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been accredited with the ISO 28000:2007 certificate of Security Management System for Supply Chain by global certification provider, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).
LRQA assessors independently audited the security management system that has been put in place at Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Musaffah Port and Abu Dhabi Ports Headquarters. Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, received the certificates at the Abu Dhabi Ports headquarters, for all four sites in tandem.
The security management system is required to review the risks ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 28, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), celebrates Emirati Women’s Day, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the Emirati women at Abu Dhabi Ports.
Abu Dhabi Ports is a strong advocate for creating and enabling career and skill development opportunities for female employees and Emiratis.
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, expressed his deep pride in Emirati women’s accomplishments in the UAE and in the company, saying: “Emirati women have been increasingly playing a leading role at Abu Dhabi Ports and the company has encouraged and recognised their ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 23, 2017: Abu Dhabi is marking a new milestone today, as the first three Emirati women graduate as masters (Captain) of 24-Meters vessels from the Maritime Training Centre at Abu Dhabi Ports. Abu Dhabi Ports is the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the container terminal at Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).
Ahead of Emirati Women’s Day, Sahar Rasti, Fatema Al Khaja and Mahra Al Shamsi received the ‘Certificate of Competency Master of Coastal Waters up to 24 Meters Vessels’ along with ten other students after six and a half months of extensive theoretical and practical training and coursework. Abu Dhabi Ports began the course specifically to train Emiratis in the ......read more
Supporting the UAE Maritime Strategy 2021 and is attended by delegation from IMO
Major developments in the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) makes it a permanent platform for decision-makers networking, and developing strategic ideas and modern technologies for the advancement of the maritime sector
Dubai, UAE, 15 August 2017: Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) will be held at the Dubai International Trade Centre on 30-31 October 2017. MARACAD will be held during the peak period supporting the UAE's international campaign for its nomination for the membership of the Executive Council of the ......read more
The company achieved remarkable growth in 2017 and witnessed many outstanding achievements in line with the steady growth of UAE economy
Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017: The Dubai based “Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC”, listed in Dubai Financial Market (DFM) under “GULFNAV”, has announced 33% growth in net profits by the end of the first half of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016. This announcement comes concurrently with the new phase the company is launching to strengthen its position and competitiveness globally. Gulf Navigation is aiming to be one of the innovative service providers in the maritime and shipping industry.
The latest financial reports released by the company shows a continuous steady improvement in its financial performance. The net profit in the first half of 2017 was ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 13, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi , port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi( KIZAD), recently signed a strategic partnership with Healthpoint, a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi, to launch a wellness-coaching program for its employees. Healthpoint is part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers.
The agreement, signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Dr. Mai Ahmed Al Jaber, Deputy Medical Director and Head of Public Health at Healthpoint, is dedicated to employees and promises numerous long-term health benefits to them and their families. Throughout the year, Healthpoint will lead Abu Dhabi Port ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 13 August 2017: Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, this month marked another milestone in its project to build vessels for the Kuwait Navy, with the formal acceptance of the landing craft Sabhan into service as part of the agreement signed with Ministry of Defense of Kuwait.
The July 13 ceremony in which the Sabhan was formally accepted, held at Kuwait Navy Base, was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, Kuwait’s Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Mohammed Al-Khader, Chief of General Staff of Kuwait's Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Al Nawaf, Deputy Chief of General Staff of Kuwait's Armed Forces, along with ......read more
Facing a shortfall of 147,000 qualified officers by 2025, speakers at SOMWME 2017 hail advancements in automation and connection as the answer to shipping’s skills shortage
Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2017: A perfect storm of retiring baby-boomers and the ongoing global economic downturn, are causing the number of skilled seafarers in the global industry to shrink dramatically, but attendees at Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) will hear from an expert panel of speakers how automation and advances in connectivity could solve the looming skills crisis.
The issue will be addressed on day one of the biannual Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) 2017 exhibition and conference, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 25 – 27 September 2017, where ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Aug 6, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been awarded the ISO 22301 certification for its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The certification is a business continuity management benchmark, recognising the effectiveness of the BCMS design and implementation thereof, to reduce the company’s risk exposure associated with emergencies and crisis management.
Commenting on this achievement, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports CEO said: “Abu Dhabi Ports is committed to adopting best practices in line with Abu Dhabi Government’s aim to achieve excellence across all its business units ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017: Access World Logistics L.L.C., a joint-venture between U.A.E. based Rais Hassan Saadi (RHS) Group and Switzerland-headquartered Access World Group (Access World) organized a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of their upcoming 3rd party logistics facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone.
The event was graced by Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President & Managing Director – DP World UAE Region and CEO – JAFZA, Mr. Asim Al Abbasi, CFO – JAFZA, Mr. Abdulla Bin Damithan, Director Commercial – DP World UAE Region, Ms. Madiha Salem, Director EHS – Trakhees, other officials from various authorities, key clients, service providers and leaders from the shipping & logistics fraternity.
Mr. Saleem Al Rais, Director – RHS Group, Mr. Peter M. Waszkis – CEO Access ......read more
Upgraded facility to serve Delma community with essential services
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 8, 2017: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in “Al Dhafra Region”, H.E. Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chief of the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Ports, officially inaugurated Delma Port today. Strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the new port will better serve the community as an upgraded multipurpose port capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and ﬁshing vessels.
The inauguration took place in the presence of H.E Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Captain Mohamed Juma Al ......read more
Orpic B wins 6:5 over IMCO after penalty shoot out
More than 60 matches played over three weeks with 32 company teams participating
Annual SOHAR Cup celebrates teamwork and health during the Holy Month
Orpic B fought their way to glory last night at Al Arabi field in Suhar, to be crowned 2017 champions of the annual SOHAR Cup football tournament. Now in its tenth year, the tournament has grown from small beginnings to become one of the key fixtures in the North Al Batinah region’s sporting calendar. After an exciting match, the B team from the national petrochemical and refining giants Orpic, defeated International Maritime College Oman, the Port’s vocational training academy, by a six goals to five in a tense penalty shoot out.
Both Orpic and IMCO have had to face stiff competition over the past ......read more
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Logistics provider recognized as CSR leader in supply chain, transportation industry
KUWAIT – Apr. 26, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, released “Deepening Impact,” a detailed report that showcases its commitment to ethical business conduct, employee rights, workplace safety, community investment and the environment in more than 100 countries where ......read more
MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has partnered with ATIC Data Systems in India, as part of a plan to strengthen its presence in India. The partnership demonstrates the commitment of both organisations to support fleet operators in India that aim to improve their efficiencies and boost driver safety levels.
“As a global ......read more
Awareness drive offers safe driving tips to 2000 drivers
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 April 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has launched the third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign to promote safe driving behaviours among port users. The week-long campaign titled “Be Aware & Drive with ......read more
April 24, 2016. Doha, Qatar- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
Key financial highlights:
Operating revenues decreased by 1.9% to QAR 771 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, down from QR 786 million for the same period in 2015
Operating profit decreased by 7.2% to QAR 259 million ......read more
April 20, 2016. Dubai, UAE- Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services recently attended the launch and naming ceremony of the vessel at the Bohai Shipyard in China.
Named the ‘Milaha ......read more
The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their third year and will once again celebrate the best and brightest stars of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent’s shipping, ports and related maritime sectors at a glittering and high profile gala dinner
13 April 2016, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2016 will ......read more
Largest UASC vessel to date to call Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT)
Dubai, 10th April, 2016: United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, and Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UAE, marked the maiden call of UASC’s 15,000 TEU M.V. Linah into Khorfakkan Container ......read more
Maersk line's Annual Award Night recognizes the best performing logistics solutions providers and top customers of Maersk Line for the year 2015
Al Sharqi Shipping awarded 4th time in row for Maersk Platinum Award
Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2016
On February 24, 2016 Al Sharqi Shipping was once again recognized as a top Maersk Line customer for the year 2015. This marked it their ......read more
Serving clients in 17 countries
Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2016: The HOYER Group, one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, has appointed GAC as its official agency partner in 17 countries in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.
A traditional independent family business since 1946, HOYER is one of the leading suppliers of sophisticated bulk ......read more
March 10, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), participated at Middle East’s First 2016 edition of TradeWinds Shipowners Forum which was held recently at the "Jumeirah Emirates Towers" hotel in Dubai, to discuss key issues related to the global maritime sector. Dubai hosted this global event in its third and final edition for the first time in ......read more
• Recording impressive 9% spike in container volume, company’s UAE terminals in Khorfakkan and Sharjah emerge strongest performers in 2015
• Launch of operations in Lebanon in 2016, tripling of container volume over next decade form key strategic goals
Sharjah-UAE: 10 March 2016 - Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based ......read more
Dubai, UAE: March 10, 2016 – Freight Systems, the Dubai-based global freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain company, today broke ground for an advanced warehouse and distribution center in the Logistics District of Dubai South.
The ground breaking ceremony saw various senior representatives – from the Government of Dubai, Dubai South, clients, partners and employees – ......read more
Inputs sought from strategic partners to shape final outlook of Abu Dhabi Ports’ 2016-2020 strategy
Abu Dhabi, UAE - March 09, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, organised a ‘Strategy Workshop with Stakeholders’, in which the company shared its five-year strategy. Government stakeholders ......read more
‘ISO certification for whole organisation’ set as main objective for Abu Dhabi Ports
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 6, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has announced that Kizad has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality certification by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). ISO 9001:2015 ......read more
Entertainment, Gym and Relaxation Areas at the Waterline and Sweeping Views of the Water Rank Among the Most Common Requests from Buyers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A desire to feel ever closer to sea is emerging as a notable trend among superyacht buyers, say manufacturers exhibiting at Dubai International Boat Show. Dubai is one of the world’s premier events for the superyacht ......read more
Boat Show Attracts the Latest Innovations in Leisure Marine;
Private Submarines Among a growing Market for Innovative Products and Can Explore Depths of up to 300 Metres;
Hydrofoil Blades Allow Jet Ski-Sized Personal Water Craft to Ride Above the Waves
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Among the many water craft promoted at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show, two stand apart ......read more
March 3, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues its successful participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2016 which is currently taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club and continue until March 5, 2015. The DMCA stand is garnering the attention of decision-makers and senior leaders from the maritime sector, who have lauded its ongoing ......read more
New Beach Demo Area Proves a Big Hit With Visitors; Hands-on Activities Include Sailing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding and Fishing; Daredevil Stunt Shows Thrill the Crowds
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: An array of new activities has proved a hit with visitors at the 24th Dubai International Boat Show, as the annual event expands to include a full range of watercraft, watersports, and leisure marine ......read more
March 2, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), launched a comprehensive portfolio of smart applications (app) and maritime interactive services amidst praise from exhibitors and visitors of Dubai International Boat Show 2016, which is being held at Dubai International Marine Club until March 5, 2016. The Authority’s smart mobile app ‘Smart ......read more
Astounding 39 Global and Regional Boat Launches at 24th Dubai International Boat Show;
Buoyant Buying Sentiment Spurs Small to Medium Boat Market Growth;
Middle-East Market for Largest Yachts Grew 6% Annually from 2009 to 2015;
New Beach Demo Area Gives Hands-On Water Sports Experiences
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai has become one of the world’s key locations in which ......read more
February 29, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, participates at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest and most established marine event of its kind in the MENA region, which opens today (Tuesday, March 1, 2016) and will ......read more
February 27, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates- Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai's maritime sector, has revealed that it has completed all of its preparations for the issuance of official permits for visiting yachts participating in this year’s edition of the Dubai International Boat ......read more
Energy-saving facility will be one of the first fully automated in the world
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 25 February 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, announced the launch of construction activities of National Food Product Company’s (NFPC) new 752,000-sq metre production facility in Kizad.
NFPC is ......read more
February 24, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is poised to introduce an integrated portfolio of maritime licensing services on the side lines of its upcoming participation at Dubai International Boat Show 2016 from March 1 to 5, 2016 at the Dubai International Marine Club in Mina Seyahi. This move is part of DMCA’s efforts to facilitate maritime ......read more
Continued Demand for Superyachts Among HNWIs Drives Attendance to Region’s Premium Leisure Marine Event;
Explorer-style Superyachts Lead Gulf Sales: CEO of Gulf Craft
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Middle East Region hosts some of the largest yachts in the world, according to the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) whose members are participating in Dubai International Boat ......read more
• Disruptive technology will change how cargo is moved
• JAFZ and port to account for 50% of Dubai’s GDP in 2025
• Rapid growth creates challenges which can become opportunities
Dubai-UAE: 11 February, 2016 – The use of drones and high speed transport systems such as Hyperloop to move and deliver cargo could radically impact large ports like Jebel ......read more
Double-digit growth in general cargo and RoRo drives equipment upgrade
Abu Dhabi, UAE - February 10, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has procured a range of new advanced equipment this year as part of an ongoing upgrade to all of the general cargo and Roll-on-roll-off (RoRo) handling equipment at ......read more
Continued Demand for Superyachts Among HNWIs Drives Attendance to Region’s Premium Leisure Marine Event;
Explorer-style Superyachts Lead Gulf Sales: CEO of Gulf Craft
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Superyacht owners from the Middle East own the longest and most luxurious yachts in the world, according to the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) whose members are participating in ......read more
P&I Regional Manager - Middle East, Meena Mathews scoops recognition for track record in delivering P&I and insurance services to maritime industry
Dubai, 8 February 2016 – The International Maritime Club presented Meena Mathews, GAC’s Regional P&I Manager for the Middle East, with its Excellence in Marine Claims Management accolade at the IMC Excellence Awards ceremony ......read more
AED 80m-facility to support Al Khat’s packaging material supply for McDonalds
February 02, 2016 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, announced today the start of construction of Al Khat Packaging Co.’s subsidiary ‘Gulf Printing and Packaging Company’ in Kizad. One ......read more
New Activity-Based Features, Water Sports, First-Time Ever Beach Access and On-Yacht Dining Experiences
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 2016 edition of Dubai International Boat Show will expand into an experiential lifestyle event which is set to delight its fans, according to its organisers Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC.)
The 24th running of the Dubai International Boat Show, 1 – 5 ......read more
Abu Dhabi Ports to achieve 51% Emiratisation in 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 27 January 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, and its subsidiary – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), which operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal, will unveil more than 100 job openings for Emiratis next week, as part of their ......read more
January 24, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, will throw the spotlight on the emirate’s maritime strategy during this year’s TradeWinds Shipowners Forum Middle East. The event is taking place on March 9, 2016 at the ......read more
“Abandon Vessel Drill” conducted to ensure safety and security of ferry passengers in Western Region
Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 13, 2015: Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services recently conducted a live exercise demonstrating the comprehensive safety preparedness when dealing with emergency situations. The company conducted a safety drill on a ferry operating between Mugharrag Port and ......read more
Continues tradition of innovation in 60th anniversary year
Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2016: Four managers from the GAC Group start 2016 with a new challenge as they take on new roles for the global provider of shipping, logistics and marine services.
Peter Österman moves to his native Sweden to take on the new role of Commercial Manager – Shipping for Denmark, Finland and ......read more
06 January, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, recently received four certifications under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the renowned international standard-setting body. The recognitions reflect the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 06 January, 2016: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies.
The MoU was signed by Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Rail, and Mr Jerome Lorrain, Executive Vice President - ......read more
Abu Dhabi Ports successfully implements Stage1 of its port community system
Abu Dhabi, UAE - January 5, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, has started initial trial operations of its Port Community System, ‘Maqta Gateway’, following the successful completion of Stage1 of the overall project ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports – the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate ― has signed a contract with Gulf Marine Services (GMS) that will see the creation of a state-of-the-art facility at Zayed Port where GMS will construct and maintain its offshore support vessels that serve the region’s oil and gas industry.
Zayed ......read more