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Celebrate Ramadan With Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019:  Combining the pristine beauty of the UAE’s East coast with Le Méridien Al Aqah’s exquisite offerings, Fujairah’s family-friendly beach resort is gearing up to usher in the holy month of Ramadan. The culinary leaders at this luxury beach resort have created a delightful menu that honours Middle Eastern culinary traditions while catering to the discerning preferences of guests. Bringing a selection of regional specialities, the Iftar buffet will open post-sunset (Maghrib) at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Views Brasserie and Hajar Ballroom. The culinary team has planned an elaborate feast, boasting of traditional Middle Eastern delicacies, fresh juices, piping-hot grilled meats as well as mouth-watering desserts, priced at AED 99 (Sunday-Wednesday) and AED 123 ......read more

TMS launches Ship Finance and Trade conference

Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2019:  The Maritime Standard, the Dubai-based publisher and events organisers, has announced that the fifth annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held on Wednesday 6th November at Sofitel Abu Dhabi. This represents a move to a new, more modern venue. Trevor Pereira, managing director, explains: “The Ship Finance and Trade conference has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, thanks to the tremendous support of industry professionals across the region, and in particular the encouragement and backing of Abu Dhabi Ports. We have decided to return to Abu Dhabi, but to a different venue, to access both the high quality facilities and the capacity needed to keep pace with the requirements of attendees.” Aimed at influential decision makers and ......read more

The Maritime Standard launches 2019 Awards

Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:   Dubai-based publisher and events organiser, The Maritime Standard, has officially launched the Maritime Standard Awards 2019. The company has confirmed they will be held at The Atlantis, the Palm Dubai, on Monday, 21st October. This is the sixth time in a row that this famous and iconic venue has been chosen to stage the Awards, reflecting the high calibre and quality of the event. The TMS Awards, widely accepted as being the leading event of its kind in the region, is a glamorous occasion which aims to recognise and reward exceptional performance and achievement within the maritime industry. Managing director, Trevor Pereira, says, “I am really looking forward to this year’s Awards and delighted to be returning to the Atlantis. It is always a joyous, celebratory occasion and I am ......read more

DHL Express hosts Egyptian Football Superstar Mohammed Salah in Dubai

Partnership reinforces DHL’s commitment and passion to bring people together through global campaign ‘The Human Network’  Dubai, UAE, 4 April 2019:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, held an exclusive event with African footballer of the Year - Mohammed Salah and offered key DHL customers across the MENA Region the chance to meet with the legendary midfielder at the Address Hotel Downtown Dubai.    In early 2019, DHL Express stunned the world with their thought-provoking ‘The Human Network’ campaign with Mohamed Salah. Mohamed deactivated his social media accounts after posting the cryptic message “2019 Resolution: Time to get in touch, for real,” which left his fans wondering why he suddenly disconnected. DHL ......read more

TMS Tanker Conference date and location confirmed

Dubai, UAE, April 04, 2019:  The Maritime Standard, the Dubai-based publisher and events organisers, has announced that the fourth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on Tuesday 22nd October at The Atlantis, the Palm, in Dubai. This follows a successful move to this high-quality venue last year, which facilitated a significant increase in attendance.  Aimed at influential decision makers and opinion formers in the tanker shipping and related business sectors, the one-day Conference will highlight regional and global trends in the crude, products and chemicals trades. This year there will also be coverage of several new areas, including the bunker trades and petrochemical markets. The majority of the leading owners and operators in the regional tanker trades will be present and a top-quality panel of ......read more

UPS Announces New Management Hire in the Middle East as Expo 2020 Dubai Approaches

Regional insider, Hussein Wehbe, named Managing Director for the Middle East, will contribute to UPS’s targeted growth in key international markets As the Official Logistics Partner, UPS will deliver Expo 2020 Dubai which is expected to generate 25 million visits with 192 participating countries  Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019:   UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the appointment of Hussein Wehbe as the managing director for the Middle East market. Wehbe will report to Rami Suleiman, UPS president for Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA). As part of his new role, Wehbe will oversee the business growth in the region by driving UPS’s innovation and industry leading solutions to customers and developing talent to further expand UPS’s footprint.    “Considering the ......read more

Turkish Cargo sponsored the carriage of historical artifacts from the Topkapı and Dolmabahçe Palaces to Japan.

Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2019:  Turkish Cargo, the air cargo brand of Turkish Airlines that provides service to 124 countries, carried 186 historical artifacts, owned by Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palaces, to Tokyo, the capital of Japan, as the sponsor carrier, in order to be displayed at the exhibition titled as "The Ottoman Empire and Tulip Culture" held as part of the events organized for 2019 which was declared as the "Year of Turkish Culture" across Japan. Before the carriage operation through Istanbul – Narita route, the artifacts in Topkapı and Dolmabahçe Palaces were packaged with protective materials that shielded their texture and structure before they were put into 56 high-security wooden cases. Using a wide-body B777F type air freighter belonging to Turkish Cargo, the flight carried no ......read more

Packaging Manufacturer TNA Opens Its New Regional Office at DAFZA Industrial Park

March 18, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  TNA – a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions – successfully held the opening ceremony for its Middle East operations at DAFZA Industrial Park. The official opening ceremony was held at the new headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Al Madani Assistant Director General, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, Mukul Shukla General Manager MENA & India, TNA and Nadia Taylor, director and co-founder, TNA, along with DAFZA and TNA senior executives and senior dignitaries. The new facility will allow TNA MENA to offer a range of after-market services to customers in the region, including enhanced technical support, a new training and demo centre, and easier access to spare parts.  Nasser Al Madani Assistant Director General, Dubai ......read more

Al Mouj Marina recognizes top SMEs

The initiative focuses on providing support to business   Dubai, UAE, 16 March, 2019:   Al Mouj Marina recently recognised the achievements of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) which operate within it, in an initiative launched by the CEO of Al Mouj Muscat.   The initiative focuses on providing SMEs with support to enhance their businesses, particularly their customer service standards, through various improvements. These include office and workspace refurbishments as well as marketing exposure on various platforms. As part of the initiative, Al Mouj Marina recognised its top performing SMEs, scored on customer experience and HSE compliance criteria. The top performing SMEs, Daymaniat Shells, Al Muhajer and Oman Sea Tours, were awarded further benefits in the form of marketing exposure and financial ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone reduces business setup fees by more than 65%

ADAFZ waives new company license fees and is granted exemption from Tawtheeq registration and VAT in designated zones for its customers 13th March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) has reduced business setup costs by more than 65%, with the aim of improving customer satisfaction, enhancing its regional competitiveness and attracting new sources of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The business setup cost reduction also supports the government of Abu Dhabi’s latest initiatives aimed at strengthening the competitive business environment of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In addition to waiving all license fees for new companies, ADAFZ has received a Tawtheeq registration exemption as well as an exclusion of VAT in designated zones across its properties for its customers. It is equally enhancing its ......read more

IATA Launches CEIV Fresh

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products.  “Perishable goods is a growing market for air cargo. Ensuring that these delicate and short shelf-life products reach the customer unspoiled with minimal waste and loss is essential. Shippers will have assurance that CEIV Fresh certified companies are operating to the highest quality and standards in the transport of perishable products,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. The specific time and temperature requirements for food and plant products makes the handling and transporting of perishable ......read more

Air Cargo Priorities: Trade, Global Standards and Modernization

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized.    The three priorities are; Accelerating the speed of process modernization, Implementing and enforcing global standards, and Keeping borders open to trade. The call came during the opening address by Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, at the 13th World Cargo Symposium.    The operating environment for air cargo is increasingly challenging.  Demand for air cargo grew by 3.5% in 2018, a significant deceleration from 2017 which saw extraordinary growth of 9.7%.  Weakening ......read more

Dubai Customs deals with 15,000 dhows in Dubai Creek in 2018

Dubai – 09 March 2019: Dubai Customs always provides support to the maritime sector towards a more diversified economy in line with the Dubai Plan 2021. This helps in facilitating trade in different ports including Dubai Creek, which may not be the city’s most important trading port anymore but it will always be a very important route of trade for dhows at the heart of Dubai. During his visit to the Coastal Customs Centers Management, Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih highlighted the very important role Dubai Creek plays in the city’s diversified trade and is still shaping the very soul of Dubai, now running freely through the veins of the city, keeping alive its vibrant heartbeat, linking the sea back to the sea. For centuries, Dubai Creek was the link between Dubai and the outside ......read more

Turkish Cargo brings circus lions back to their natural habitat

Offering service to 124 countries as the fastest-growing air cargo brand around the world, Turkish Cargo brought home three lioness sisters Luca, Charlie and Kai along with baby lion Nathan to South Africa, their natural habitat. They were airlifted from Kiev via Istanbul, with utmost regard for animal rights as the driving force.  United Arab Emirates, 7 March 2019 The baby lion Nathan and the three lioness sisters Luca, Charlie and Kai had been used as circus animals. They lived in concrete and steel cages of 35 square meters in Ukraine under harsh conditions without direct sunlight and clean air, far away from their natural habitat.  The lions were saved by the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization (LAEO), an organization that acts with the mission of defending animal rights. They were then transported to their ......read more

PTV Group eyes Middle East growth as the region invests in sophisticated traffic and autonomous vehicle management systems

Dubai, UAE; March 06; 2019: PTV Group, a market leader in software solutions for traffic and logistics, has strengthened its presence in the Middle East with senior level appointments. In addition to the existing offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg; the company is planning to open offices in Saudi Arabia and India to ensure greater proximity to customers. PTV Group’s software is currently being used by key authorities and institutions in the region such as RTA, Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, Federal Transport Authority UAE, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Saudi Ministry of Transport, Dubai Airports, STS GEMS and many others; to plan and simulate impact of a variety of proposed private and public transport options and derive implication for planners and operators.  According to Andrea Petti, managing ......read more

The Majesty 175 - Gulf Craft's first mega yacht marks a new level of refinement

Scheduled for delivery by end of this year, the stunning accomplishment takes a significant step forward Dubai, March 5, 2019 - It is history in the making for Gulf Craft as work on its first mega yacht progresses swiftly. The shipyard revealed the on-going work of art to the journalists during a tour of its state-of-the-art facility.  Impressed by the masterpiece and choice of materials used onboard, the journalists got a chance to meet the design team involved in this triumph of craftsmanship. Originally introduced to the public during the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016, the 54 metres flagship is being built completely at the advanced facility in Umm Al Quwain. Scheduled for delivery by the end of 2019, the tri-deck 490-tonne mega yacht will have trans-Atlantic capability and over 4,000 nautical miles range.  The ......read more

UPS Freight Forwarding awarded top industry position by its customers

UPS Freight Forwarding Receives #1 Ranking in the 2018 Mastio & Company Performance Benchmarking Award based on interviews with 1,500 global freight forwarding decision makers Responding to feedback, new upgrade to Flex® Global View shipping tool gives customers easier access to their global supply chain transactions   UAE, DUBAI, March 02, 2019 - UPS (NYSE:UPS) earned the leading position for its freight forwarding business in the 6th edition of an industry performance benchmarking study conducted by Mastio & Company. The independent study, which measures customer value and loyalty, is based on interviews conducted with more than 1,500 freight forwarding decision makers from around the world.     “UPS Freight Forwarding is listening carefully to what our customers, particularly ......read more

Gulf Craft reveals its strategic vision with six global premieres

Innovatively designed Nomad Yachts also powered by solar energy launched, setting a new benchmark  Dubai, March 02, 2019 – Gulf Craft, the Emirates pioneer builder of luxury yachts and leisure boats arrives at the 27th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show with a fleet of 12 vessels.  The triple-deck Majesty 140, the biggest superyacht in Gulf Craft's collection for this year's show is a masterpiece that will capture all the attention.  The award-winning Majesty 100, famed for her sky-lounge deck, will also be on display along with the owner-managed Majesty 62. Riding the waves of success, Gulf Craft introduces an all-new range of innovative solar-powered Nomad Yachts, the next generation of Oryx Sport Cruiser and a new breed under the Silvercraft fishing boats.  The company hails ......read more

Lukoil Marine Lubricants ME awarded 3-year tender by OSC

As per the deal, Lukoil will supply Oman Shipping Company’s fleet of 39 vessels Dubai, United Arabi Emirates – 20th  of February 2019:  Lukoil Marine Lubricants Middle East, the subsidiary of Russia’s Lukoil Oil Company and located in the UAE, has inked a guaranteed three-year contract with Oman Shipping Company (OSC). The recent signing took place at the Amwaj Rotana in Jumeirah Beach Residence and the parties involved in the signing of the agreement was June Manoharan, Director, Lukoil Marine Lubricants and Ibrahim Bakhit Al Nadhairi, Technical Director, Oman Shipping Company. The deal provides OSC the option of extending the partnership an additional two years to ultimately bring the agreement to a total of five years, granted the company finds Lukoil’s supply services satisfactory. As per the ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding unveils first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics in Dubai

Center consolidates DHL Global Forwarding’s existing humanitarian logistics services for faster, more reliable supply chain support globally It will enhance the global network for humanitarian logistics services, by connecting to expert regional teams based in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe Center’s location in Dubai facilitates collaboration with existing aid and humanitarian organizations based in the city, as well as logistics hubs including the International Humanitarian City   DUBAI, UAE - Media OutReach - February 7, 2019 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has consolidated its portfolio of humanitarian logistics services within its first Global Competence Center for Humanitarian Logistics, designed to meet growing global demand for these ......read more

dnata strengthens position in freight forwarding industry

Dubai, 6 February 2019 - dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, strengthens its position in the UAE and international freight forwarding industry by increasing its ownership in two of its Dubai-based joint venture companies. dnata has purchased a 50% stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5% stake in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE from Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner of Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and holds a majority stake of 51% in Bolloré Logistics LLC, UAE.   The parties have agreed not to disclose the details of the transaction. The current leadership teams will continue to manage the business and operations. Bernd Leo Struck, Senior Vice President UAE Cargo & DWC Airline Services, dnata, and Chairman of Freightworks and Bolloré ......read more

Breakbulk Middle East bridges gender gap to promote equality

Aligned with the International Maritime Organization’s 2019 World Maritime Day theme, the 4th annual edition of BBME promotes women in leadership through an uptick of female involvement Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 6th of February 2019: Breakbulk Middle East, the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo event, is doing its part to actively build up the female maritime landscape. This year’s two-day conference will be held under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime and will feature a variety of industry women in leadership roles. The exhibition which is set to take place on the 11th and 12th of February at the Dubai World Trade Centre, in Dubai, UAE, will move the sector one ......read more

Emirates Steel signs marine services agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports worth AED1 billion

30 January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), has signed a strategic agreement with Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, which has been valued at AED 1 billion. The agreement was signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Steel, Eng. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, in the presence of Captain Adil Banihammad, Acting CEO – Marine Services, Abu Dhabi Marine Services – SAFEEN, and a number of senior officials and engineers from both parties. The agreement, which will be implemented in January 2021 and will extend over the following ten years, is the result of Emirates Steel’s commitment ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre kicks off 2019 with an event-packed calendar

First ‘Breakfast with EMAC’ seminar on 21st January EMAC as Silver Sponsor at ‘The Fourth Annual Middle East Bunkering Convention’ Dubai, UAE, 27 January, 2019:   Gearing up for 2019, EMAC’s first Breakfast session is back discussing Ship Sale and Purchase (S&P) on 21st January at its DIFC offices. Presented by Alessandro Tricoli,  Partner and Head of Shipping at Fichte & Co Legal, the seminar will provide insights around the specific contract types and negotiation pitfalls. S&P is one of the most important agreements in the shipping industry. Given its complexity, it requires in-depth knowledge of the ship and its function, legal knowledge, as well as dealing and bargaining skills. “As we enter our fourth year of operation, we will continue to carry out our ......read more

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Signs MoU with Abu Dhabi Global Market Registration Authority

ADAFZ and ADGM Registration Authority to work in partnership to enhance their customer offerings and strengthen the position of Abu Dhabi as a pioneering market for economic development 21st January 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Registration Authority of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM Registration Authority) to promote the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a financial centre. The MoU was signed by Rowan Michael Kelly, Senior Vice President of ADAFZ and Dhaher bin Dhaher Al Mheiri, CEO of ADGM Registration Authority. The MoU seeks to establish joint initiatives in regards to providing warehouse commercial licensing, incentives and knowledge sharing. The agreement addresses several ......read more

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Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre signs MoU with GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre…

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‘Innovation Quay' launches in Dubai to capitalize on creative maritime sector development…

March 5, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: As part of its strategic initiatives to drive maritime innovation and creativity, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) celebrated the launch of ‘Innovation Quay,’ a new ambitious initiative designed to take advantage of technological innovations in support of the efforts to promote development in all aspects of the maritime sector and ......read more

ART MARINE Showcases Dhs 100m of Boats at the Dubai International Boat Show…

Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  ART MARINE, the Middle East’s largest and most recognised 360° Regional Leisure Yachting Enterprise, has concluded its successful participation at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show showcasing over Dhs 100m worth of boats.  During the show, ART MARINE alongside the Ferretti Group showcased the latest in the Ferretti ......read more

Local, International Brands Record Positive Sales and Interest at 25th Dubai International Boat Show…

Exhibitors hit the mark by selling numerous vessels and generating business leads  Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  Maritime businesses from the UAE and abroad are celebrating positive early sales at the Dubai International Boat Show and expect to close a number of deals as the five-day luxury leisure marine event wraps up its 25th landmark event. Emirates-based Gulf Craft reported an ......read more

Dubai Customs and Saudi counterpart discuss cooperation and future perspectives…

Dubai – 4 March 2017:  Dubai Customs (DC) has received a delegation from Saudi Customs to discuss cooperation perspectives and boost mutual ties and exchange of expertise. The visit was primarily aimed at reinforcing joint customs work between both agencies through harmonization of processes and facilitation of border formalities and services to enhance bilateral flow of trade, ......read more

Small to Mid-Range Luxury Boat Market Lifeblood of the Marine Industry…

Local and international manufacturers use Dubai International Boat Show as a key platform for boat sales 80% of revenue generated by small to mid-sized vessels sales and maintenance, keeping the market afloat  Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  The appeal, accessibility and affordability of boats in the small to mid-sized segment compared to their larger counterparts are a key contributing ......read more

Mohammed Al Shaali Receives Lifetime Achievement Honour at World of Yachts and Boats Awards…

Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  The World of Yachts and Boats Awards has honoured Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show. Local and international marine organisations and government agencies were also recognised for their excellence in service to the leisure marine industry at the evening ......read more

Project Earth initiative at Dubai International Boat Show turns spotlight on environmental awareness…

Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders, ocean preservationists join hands with visitors to deliver sustainability message Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders and ocean preservationists are joining visitors at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show today to raise awareness of the growing menace of marine pollution.  As many of ......read more

ADNEC signs agreement with British Marine to Host Abu Dhabi International Boat Show…

Abu Dhabi, 1 March 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced today that it will host the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show in 2018 in association with British Marine Boat Shows. The event is set to take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in October 2018. British Marine Boat Shows are the organisers of the London Boat Show and Southampton Boat Show. The ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority officially launches ‘Shorkum' at Dubai International Boat Show 2017…

March 1, 2017.United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) officially launched today (Wednesday, March 1, 2017) the ‘Shorkum’ initiative at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, the biggest event of its kind in the maritime navigation industry in the Middle East, as it steps up efforts to make maritime customers happy. The initiative, themed ......read more

Extreme Watercraft Open a New World of Water Wanderlust at Dubai International Boat Show…

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Some of the world’s most innovative water adventure companies are showing visitors how to shed new light on the ocean floor at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. These deep sea submersibles are taking water wanderlust to new depths of planet Earth, allowing owners to access depths of a kilometre under the sea surface in comfort and safety. Triton ......read more

Federal Transport Authority and Dubai Maritime City Authority ink agreement to improve maritime ...…

February 28, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime in support of the integration of the UAE’s federal and local government entities. The move seeks to establish common regulations for promoting the maritime licensing system according to the highest ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority to review Dubai's maritime sector development at Middle East Yachting ...…

February 27, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) joined the elite sponsors participating in the 2017 Middle East Yachting Conference held today (Monday, February 27, 2017) as part of the launching of the latest edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, the largest event of its kind in the field of maritime navigation in Middle East running from February ......read more

Wing Connects First 20 Providers to Its Platform, Doubles Shipping Volumes Over Past 3 Months…

Region’s first of its kind innovative mobile and web-based delivery platform: Over 23,000 packages delivered during White Friday, 120,000 since its inception  26 February 2017 – Dubai:  WING, the UAE’s most innovative mobile and web-based user-friendly delivery platform for businesses and individual consumers is looking to double its growth in the UAE market with ......read more

Jalboot announces Wajer Yachts and MasterCraft at Dubai International Boat Show 2017…

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Ahead of the annual event starting on Tuesday, 28th February, Jalboot (an Abu Dhabi based marine company) has announced its acquisition of the exclusive distribution for luxury Dutch brand, Wajer Yachts across the GCC, as well as for US boat manufacturer, Mastercraft across the UAE - further enhancing it's distributor portfolio in the Middle East. At ......read more

Schmidt Heilbronn opens Schmidt Middle East Head Quarters in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone within ...…

The 22,000 square metres facility includes a warehouse and  9silo bunker storage Dry bulk goods services include land and maritime transport Abu Dhabi – UAE: February 26, 2017:  Schmidt Middle East logistics, a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn, a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics, has launched operations of ......read more

Extreme Offshore Catamaran Adrenaline Rush the Prize at Dubai International Boat Show 2017…

Online competition winners will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside top race pilot Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Thrill seekers will be given the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush in the cockpit of an extreme offshore powerboat catamaran alongside a world championship pilot during the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. This unique experience, in a Team ......read more

Milaha Reports Net Profit of QAR 711 Million for Full Year 2016…

February 26th, 2017: Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  The company declared a net profit of QAR 711 million for 2016 on revenues of QAR 2.55 billion. Key financial highlights: •    Operating revenue for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 2.551 billion, compared to QAR 2.984 billion ......read more

Middle East Maritime Industry Shaped by Rich Heritage, Vibrant Present and Future Marine ...…

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Dubai Maritime City Authority to showcase innovative portfolio of Maritime Licensing Services at ...…

February 25, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, will present an integrated portfolio of the maritime licensing services during its participation in the Dubai International Boat Show 2017, taking place from February 28 to March 4, 2017 ......read more

14 thousands of registered companies conducting more than 19 million transactions on Dubai Trade ...…

Mr. Bin Sulayem: Reinforces Dubai’s leading position as a global trade hub Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017:  Dubai Trade, the ‘smart’ window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has launched an integrated ‘smart’ online platform that connects supply chain stakeholders over a secure network to ensure ease of doing business with the ......read more

FRANCE HELICES is celebrating 40 years of excellence at Boatshow 2017…

From February 28th to March 4th in Dubai United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  The French manufacturer FRANCE HELICES celebrates this year 40 years of excellence in high-technology manufacture of marine propulsion.  FRANCE HELICES has been awarded by the French label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" in 2016 and will be participating to Boatshow Dubai 2017 to ......read more

MBDA awarded additional Marte anti-ship missile contract by UAE…

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Amid Pioneering Marine Projects and Industry Innovation, Dubai International Boat Show Reaches ...…

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Dubai Customs showcases its innovations at Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference…

Dubai, UAE, 20th February 2017:  More cooperation between local, regional and international authorities is needed to facilitate trade and sustain security. That was the main message from the Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih in the keynote delivered today at the opening of the Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference. The event ran for two days (20th-21st February) at ......read more

UAE Navy buys Raytheon-made RAM Block 2s…

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GCC's inaugural ‘Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference' starts today…

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Al Masaood Group opens the largest Boat Services and Maintenance Centre in the Middle East in ICAD ...…

Serving the local and the regional market ZonesCorp, as strategic partner for industrial developments in the UAE, attended the opening ceremony of the Centre  Abu Dhabi, UAE- 18th February 2017:  HE Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of ZonesCorp attended a ceremony for the opening of the Al Masaood Centre for Boat Services and Maintenance, which is the largest of its kind in the Middle ......read more

First Aston Martin powerboat to make US debut at Yachts Miami Beach…

Miami, February 18, 2017:  After making its world premiere in Monaco last September, the prototype Aston Martin AM37 powerboat will be shown for the first time in the United States at Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Avenue (February 16-20). Entering its 29th year, the exhibition is home to the largest mega-yacht collection in the world and the unveiling of the first Aston Martin powerboat is ......read more

Dubai International Boat Show Marks Quarter Century Amid Thriving Marine Industry…

Major luxury brands and superyacht manufacturers return to showcase products at the region’s premiere boating event Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017:  What started as the Watersports & Powerboat Show, an indoor event launched in 1992 to cater to a specialised market, the Dubai International Boat Show has developed into a not to be missed, world-class event tailored for yacht, boat ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports' quality management systems certified with ISO 9001:2015…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: February 14, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard for quality management systems. This reflects Abu Dhabi Ports’ commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of ......read more

GAC Pindar returns as official logistics provider for Volvo Ocean Race…

Marine sport logistics specialist to draw on global GAC network to meet the needs of the ultimate sailing challenge Dubai, February 14, 2017:   Once again, GAC Pindar and GAC companies around the world will be put to the test by the Volvo Ocean Race. The 2017-18 edition will be the second consecutive time that GAC serves as the official logistics provider for the premier offshore ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Honours First Enrolled Batch of Coastal Seafaring Course…

16 Emiratis, including four Emirati women, complete first phase of training to become seafarers Training programme on vessels of up to 24 metres long Specialised marine training programme in partnership with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) is first-of-its-kind in the region Captain Al Shamisi: The word ‘impossible’ is no longer in the dictionary of Emirati ......read more

Dubai International Boat Show to Reach New Heights and Depths With Cutting-Edge Water Jet ...…

UAE hydroflight specialist rides wave of business onto international stage while Dutch engineering reveals pioneering means of underwater travel  Dubai, UAE, February 5, 2017:  New and innovative water jet technology as well as a pioneering means of underwater travel based on a World War II design from Britain’s Naval Service will be among the many marine industry advances ......read more

Global pharma players trust in Swisslog to strengthen intralogistics…

Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  Swisslog, a leading automation expert for robot-based and data driven intralogistics solutions, has completed the latest expansion of the high-bay warehouse for healthcare manufacturers B. Braun Melsungen. In addition to this, pharmaceutical company and long-term Swisslog customer, F.Hoffman-La Roche, is benefitting from the System Operations service. The ......read more

MENA's Ultra-High Net Worth individuals set to continue growing region's fleet of Superyachts…

SYBAss Annual Economic Report 2016 highlights importance of Middle East to superyacht world, underlines Dubai International Boat Show status as global industry showcase Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  Conclusions drawn from the latest statistics report by the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss), the Monegasque organisation representing superyacht builders around the world, have been ......read more

GAC partners with Hemas to build an integrated logistics facility in Sri Lanka…

Sri Lanka,31 January 2017:  GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with Hemas Transportation to build an integrated logistics facility in Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in the western part of Sri Lanka. It will comprise a state-of-the-art distribution centre, a container yard and a 15-acre warehouse. A groundbreaking ceremony, graced by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the Honorable Ranil ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports attracts Emirati talents at Tawdheef 2017…

Abu Dhabi Ports aims to achieve 55 per cent Emiratisation this year Abu Dhabi–UAE: 30 January, 2017:  With the aim of attracting Emirati talent aspiring to lead the dynamic operations of ports and industrial zones, Abu Dhabi Ports,  is participating at Tawdheef 2017 which is being held between 30 January and 1 February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ......read more

Riverbed Supports World's Largest Container Shipping Company Maersk on its Digital Journey…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– January 30, 2017 – Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced that Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group and the world’s largest container shipping operator, is using Riverbed® SteelCentral™ to monitor business-critical applications and services and provide the ability to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks ......read more

Tasneef strengthens UAE's position as a global maritime hub…

Al Hebsi: We’re working to create a sustainable maritime economy based in the UAE For the 2nd consecutive year, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” brings world’s attention to the added value the UAE’s state-of-the-art marine infrastructure and strategic location offer, supporting the UAE National Agenda to be the best destination in the maritime ......read more

IATA, UNCTAD Collaborate to Boost Global Adoption of Cargo Messaging Standards…

Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2017:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into ASYCUDAWorld, the UNCTAD automated customs management system used by 90 countries worldwide for their customs procedures. The integration of ......read more

Milaha Launches First Ever Direct Container Service Between Saudi Arabia And India…

Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a maritime and logistics conglomerate based in Qatar, has signed an agreement with the Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) in India, to start the first direct common carrier feeder service between Saudi Arabia and India. The frequency of the first-of-its-kind service will be weekly and will connect the Gujarat port of Kandla directly with Jebel ......read more

KIZAD Registers Strong Performance in 2016…

KIZAD’s Contribution to Abu Dhabi’s GDP Estimated to be Over 3% of Emirate’s Non-oil GDP Leases out More than Two Million Square Metres of Prime Industrial Land in 2016 Emiratisation rose from 45% in Jan 2016 to 64% in Dec 2016 Abu Dhabi-UAE: Jan 25, 2017:  Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), part of Abu Dhabi Ports, has reported a solid performance in ......read more

World-class Port infrastructure a key driver in Free Zone development, Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO ...…

Oxford Business Group broadcasts new digital interview Abu Dhabi, January 22nd 2017:  The maritime and logistics industry still offers plenty of opportunities for growth, despite the current challenging economic climate, Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports, told Oxford Business Group’s digital broadcasting channel, Global Platform. Speaking in a wide-ranging interview ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports delivers IALA accredited courses to local maritime entities…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 21, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Ports, one of nine organisations to offer certified courses by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation & Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) worldwide, has conducted the IALA Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Level-2 training course to the first group of external trainees from entities that provide maritime and offshore services in the ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosts Abu Dhabi reception…

Introducing the new centre to the Abu Dhabi maritime sector Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 18, 2017:  The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted the first of its series of 2017 events in the UAE Capital, Abu Dhabi to further promote its services to local maritime stakeholders. Taking place on Wednesday January 18 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, the event featured a panel of key speakers ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches HSE Award…

Award Honours Corporate Departments, Employees and Partners Abu Dhabi–UAE: 17 January, 2017:  As part of its efforts to reinforce safety practices in workplace, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has launched a health, safety and environment (HSE) award.  Aimed ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports and Khalidia International Shipping sign AED 80 million Musataha Agreement…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 15, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Musataha Agreement with Khalidia International Shipping LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates Business Group (EBG), to set up a third-party logistics (3PL) warehouse with a total investment of AED 80 million in Khalifa Industrial Zone’s (KIZAD) trade and logistics cluster. The agreement was signed by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Jaleel Al ......read more

Membership applications now open at the new Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)…

The region’s first maritime arbitration centre Wide variety of support services and resources available to members Dubai, UAE, January, 04, 2017:  The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) is officially accepting applications for new members. Officially launched in Dubai on November 2, 2016, EMAC was established to offer an effective and efficient regional platform to settle ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority discusses mechanisms of new resolution on Aids to Navigation (AtoN) ...…

December 17, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, recently held a meeting for all stakeholders and concerned organizations in Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in Dubai. The participants included representatives from free zones and special ......read more

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