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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

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 Yacht’s line, the new FY550 which makes its Middle Eastern debut. The new yacht will cater to the requirements of the broader clientele due to this yacht being a competitively priced, fly-bridge model with four social areas, a submersible swim platform, tender garage, bow area seating and the latest in navigation technology. Another boat making its debut at the Dubai International Boat Show is the FSD 195 from Ferretti Security and Defence, the ......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 opening day sale to a client for the build of their Majesty 135, which is set to be delivered in spring 2018, while the brand also unveiled the Majesty 100 for the first time, a semi-convertible flybridge superyacht which has caught the eye of boat owners and admirers throughout the show. Jalboot, the local distributor for Wajer and Mastercraft, sold the Mastercraft NXT20 from their stand at the Dubai International Marine Club to 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, investments and passengers. The meeting was held at Jebel Ali Port where Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed Ahmed Alhakbani, Director General of Saudi Customs and members of the accompanying delegation. Attending the meeting were Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director for Customer Management Division at DC, Ahmed bin Lahej, Executive Director for Customs Affairs at Federal Customs Authority, Faysal Lutfi, CEO of Customs World, ......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 factor in keeping the marine industry alive, with local and international companies using the Dubai International Boat Show as a platform to target a wealth of eager consumers during the five-day event. Sultan Alshaali, CEO of Al Shaali Group said: “Small to medium sized boats represent 20% of the market but they generate 80% of revenue for the entire industry. If you think of it this way, one boat owner will need one service; twenty ......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 ceremony, which took place at the Westin Mina Seyahi at the end of the third day of the Dubai International Boat Show.   Dubai Water Canal, Government of Dubai and the RTA won the Best Seafront Development Award, while the Dubai Coast Guard picked up the Safety at Sea Award.  Emirates Boats took home the Best Local Boat Builder (small and medium), while Gulf Craft won Best Local Boat Builder in the large category. Exalto Emirates ......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 the world’s leading leisure marine brands continue to attract show goers and professionals interested in all sectors of the maritime industry, sustainability is the theme at the Project Earth Pavilion, a new feature this year at Dubai International Marine Club. On a daily basis, visitors to the Pavilion use an arcade “claw” to lift rubbish from the beach and win prizes, while others gather up plastic bottles to throw into a ......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 London Boat Show takes place at ExCeL London, London’s premier event venue and a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNEC. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with British Marine to host a world-class boat show in Abu Dhabi. The event will be a valuable addition to ADNEC’s growing portfolio of local and international events. It will also support Abu Dhabi’s leisure marine ......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 Submersibles, Seabreacher and Ortega Submersibles are all opening the eyes of thrill seeking visitors who are keen to explore the wonders of the world in the latest technology. A bright yellow ‘machine of discovery’ which can access parts of the planet one could never otherwise reach is catching the eye of visitors at the show.  Akin to an ‘inner space ship’, according to Patrick Lahey, President of Triton Submarines, ......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 plans to acquire more customers to join its unique platform this year.    The announcement comes as part of the company’s expansion and growth plans to expand its customer base by over 30% and boost business to double the order book by mid-2017. The company is also looking to enhance its GCC Cross Border Shipping services and is in discussions with several courier companies across the region to help increase its customer base in ......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 DIBS 2017, Jalboot will showcase one of Wajer Yachts' most prestigious vessels - the Wajer 38 - in Dubai for the very first time.  The luxurious vessel is for sale at a price tag of AED 3 million. Jalboot will be at Stand MD-170 from 28th February - 4th March 2017.  I'd like to invite you to come down to its stand and have an experience on the Wajer 38 if you are keen?  You can also chat to representatives from Jalboot ......read more

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

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 its multi-user logistics hub based in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ) within Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).  This multi-user chemical and petrochemical dedicated hub is set to offer its services to clients within UAE and the rest of the Gulf region and will act as the company’s Middle Eastern Head Quarters. Schmidt Middle East Logistics has leased about 22,000 square meters of prime land at Khalifa Port ......read more

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“Dubai Maritime Training Center” establishes new standards of Maritime Vocational Training…

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Strong Milaha & Halul presence at Seatrade offshore conference…

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Tasneef successfully participates in the Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East Event…

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Dubai Maritime Agenda 2015 highlights Dubai's role in strengthening the global maritime sector ...…

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Dubai Customs Bags Excellence Award in Business Process Management…

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Etihad Rail Partners with Transworld Logistics…

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Maritime Advisory Council of Dubai successfully holds second board meeting…

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Gulf Navigation Maritime collaborates with ‘The Mission to Seafarers' to help sailors…

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Khalifa Port Container Terminal named 3rd fastest growing port worldwide…

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Milaha discusses state of regional OSV sector at Offshore Vessels Middle East 2015…

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Gulf Navigation Holding urges shareholders to collect dividends…

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New GAC-Clearvac partnership brings onboard air hygiene, fire risk removal and waste water ...…

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FAMCO spearheads UAE charge at Materials Handling Middle East 2015 with latest warehousing and ...…

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DP World and Partners open the world's most innovative container terminal in Rotterdam…

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Khalifa Port Container Terminal adds Hyundai's ‘KMS' service to its growing network list…

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Maqta Gateway hits a new milestone in its emerging role as Abu Dhabi's future ports community system…

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

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Tasneef classifies 31 ships for Irshad…

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

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Khalifa Port sets new productivity record on CMA CGM THAMES…

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

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

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ADNEC and Agility Sign MOU…

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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

Nestlé renews partnership with Mohebi Logistics…

Already a client for eight years, Nestlé has extended its long-term partnership with Mohebi Logistics for a further seven years. Both companies will be working closely in Dubai World Central (DWC).  The agreement announced recently, underlines the strong mutual bonds that have already paved the progress made by Nestlé in the GCC region. As Expo 2020 approaches, both companies are entering ......read more

GAC joins World Ocean Council…

Working with diverse business interests to promote sustainability of the seas Dubai, UAE, 25 June, 2015 – As part of its commitment to sustainability, the GAC Group has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WOC), the international ocean  business alliance for Corporate Ocean Responsibility.  GAC joins more than 80 WOC members from the shipping, shipbuilding, oil & ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre collects two more accreditations…

Endorsements from UAE Federal Transport Authority and UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirms industry leading status Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre has been accredited by the UAE's Federal Transport Authority (FTA) - Land & Marine, for its delivery of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model Courses, all of which meet the requirements of the ......read more

MICCO to invest an initial AED 35 million in Khalifa Port's Industrial Zone - Kizad…

Abu Dhabi Ports sees MICCO establish a world-class logistics business centre at Kizad 22 June 2015: Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has signed a standard Musataha agreement (SMA) with Al Mazroui International Cargo Company (MICCO) to establish a new Logistics Business Centre at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi ......read more

'The Box' Paves the Way for Self-Storage in the United Arab Emirates…

For millions of people around the world, the Middle East is the new land of opportunity. As an increasing number of ex-patriots pursue opportunities in the region’s business hubs, The Box’s unique approach to self-storage and relocation caters to the needs of a population that’s moving forward—and fast. Since its establishment in 2008, The Box has addressed growing ......read more

DMCA signs service-level agreement with TRAKHEES for sustainable development of Dubai Maritime City…

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a strategic service-level agreement (SLA) with the Department of Planning and Development - TRAKHEES, a regulatory arm of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone in Dubai, with a vision of developing residence and civil engineering ......read more

DMCA sponsors first Maritime Academic Conference & Expo 2015 in Dubai…

June 15, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced its official sponsorship of the Maritime Academic Conference & Expo 2015 – MARACAD which will be organized by Sham Company for Conventions and Exhibitions, from ......read more

High level conference to discuss how to bring fresh investment to the shipping sector…

Turning Theory into Reality 14 June 2015, Abu Dhabi: The first Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference, organised by The Maritime Standard (TMS), will take place this year on 29-30 November at Park Hyatt Hotel in Abu Dhabi.  The event, which is endorsed by Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime UAE, and being hosted by Abu Dhabi Ports, will feature top level ......read more

Industrial Packing and Lashing…

Dubai, UAE, November 7th 2013 – Goods have to be properly packed and lashed (secured) for it to be transported to various destinations. The type of packing and lashing deployed for a cargo will depend on its type, weight, volume, fragility, mode of transportation, etc. Consolidated Shipping Services (CSS), one of the leading logistics service providers in the UAE, offers industrial ......read more

Dubai to throw the spotlight on its leading position as a global maritime hub at pioneering edition ...…

Recent IMO report reveals strong demand for more skilled maritime workers The UAE is looking towards consolidating its leading position as a global maritime hub when it hosts the first edition of the Maritime Academic Conference and Expo, which will be held from November 9 to November 10, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event, which is being held under the official support of the ......read more

Bush & Noble announce the sale of two superyachts within GCC…

Leading GCC superyacht brokerage, Bush & Noble, sees continued strong sales through 2015 with the recent sale of two superyachts.  Dubai, UAE 9th June 2015: Bush & Noble, the region's largest yacht brokerage, is proud to announce the recent sale of two Superyachts in the GCC. The 2007 Mangusta 105 Sport boasts a modern and sleek interior and can accommodate nine guests in ......read more

Globe Express Services appoints Mustapha Kawam as President and CEO…

June 08, 2015: Board of Directors of Globe Express Services has recently appointed Mustapha Kawam as President and CEO of Globe Express Services. Kawam joined Globe Express Services in 1995 and has held a wide range of leadership positions in the company. Since 2009, he has served as Managing Director - Gulf States at Globe Express Services. Kawam takes the helm of Globe Express Services after ......read more

Mohebi Logistics Breaks Ground on AED 550 Million (US$150M) Facility at Dubai World Central…

•    State-of-the-art logistics facility will set benchmark in the region •    Reinforces DWC’s commitment to become a global, multimodal logistics hub Dubai-UAE: 7 June 2015 – Dubai-based Mohebi Logistics, one of the largest vertically-integrated supply chain management companies in the Middle East, has broken ground on its dynamic new ......read more

Etihad Cargo offers industry-first cargo benefits through new partnership…

3 June 2015: Etihad Cargo, the freight division of the United Arab Emirates’ national airline Etihad Airways, has launched a new service in conjunction with the World Cargo Alliance (WCA), the world’s largest network of independent freight forwarders, and Worldwide Information Network (WIN), the IT provider. The platform, which is the first of its kind in the cargo industry, has ......read more

H.M. King Harald V of Norway visits DMCA Platform at Nor-Shipping 2015…

June 3, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates- His Majesty King Harald V of Norway was briefed on Dubai’s current efforts and initiatives towards reinforcing its position as one of the world’s leading maritime centres. The brief was given during his visit to the Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) exhibiting platform at this year’s edition of Nor-Shipping, the leading ......read more

Dubai on the rise to become among world's Top 7 Leading Maritime Centres in the next 5 years…

June 2, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A recent international survey conducted by Menon Business Economics Group, the globally renowned organization for benchmarking leading maritime capitals of the world, predicts that Dubai will rank among the Top 7 Leading Maritime Centres in the World in the next five years. Industry analysts and authorities agree that Dubai is on track to progress ......read more

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