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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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GAC SMHI Weather Solutions contributing to safer and more efficient shipping…

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Abu Dhabi Ports hosts the region's first IPCSA Conference in Abu Dhabi…

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DP World opens advanced logistics center in Peru raising capacity to 1.4m TEU…

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  DP World has recently opened the first smart logistics center in Peru connected through optical fibers to Callao Port. This will help deliver full data to the port and customs, and will enable clients to control their goods using their own devices. DP World develops and operates the container terminal in this port, located near the Peruvian capital, ......read more

SOHAR releases major report on GCC logistics…

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GAC breaks ground on a new contract logistics facility at Dubai South…

72,900 pallet warehouse designed to meet the needs of clients in a wide range of product categories Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5th, 2016:  GAC Dubai has broken ground on the site of its newest contract logistics facility that will bring its total capacity to more than 200,000 pallet positions serving customers active in the local and regional markets.  Construction of ......read more

Chinese One Belt One Road initiative reaches SOHAR…

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New Mohammed bin Rashid Road enables Khalifa Port's present and future expansion plans…

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Mwani Qatar, Milaha Join Hands to Manage Hamad Port…

Dubai – UAE (Nov. 29, 2016) HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Chairman of Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Navigation (Milaha), today witnessed the signing of an agreement between Mwani Qatar and Milaha to establish a new company, QTerminals, to manage Hamad Port. As per ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes Kuwaiti company to Khalifa Industrial Zone…

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DMCA and Lloyd's Register sign MOU on joint Research & Development and Commercialization activities…

November 28, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, co-ordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), the global engineering, technical and business services organisation, to jointly undertake Research ......read more

DMCA and Det Norske Veritas to explore future of maritime industry in research, development and ...…

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DHL Express to Become Faster and More Efficient As First Logistics Company in the UAE to be AEO ...…

Dubai, 26th November, 2016:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, is set to offer its customers an even faster and more efficient shipment service thanks to Dubai Customs’ certifying them as the only Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Express logistics company in the UAE. Dubai Customs’ adoption of the AEO program will give DHL Express a ......read more

DMCA formulates new innovative ideas for strengthening competitiveness of Dubai's maritime cluster…

November 24, 2016. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) hosted today (Thursday, November 24, 2016) the Dubai Maritime Innovation Workshop with the participation of high-profile officials from government and private entities involved in maritime activities to come up with new creative ideas for further enhancing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the local maritime ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports to host the region's first IPCSA Conference in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 24, 2016:  Maqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports will host the annual International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) Conference for the first time in the GCC region. The conference will be held in Abu Dhabi on December 7th this year at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. The 2016 IPCSA Conference will welcome high profile ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports hosts the 2nd Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 19, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports hosted the second edition of The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference in Abu Dhabi this week, which featured engaging discussions aiming to chart a course for the future of the shipping and maritime sectors. The event brought together high profile executives and industry professionals from local, regional and international ......read more

Containers continue to drive growth at SOHAR Port…

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Dubai Maritime City Authority signs ‘Maritime Innovation Cooperation Agreement' with DNV GL…

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Agility Supports K2O Expedition to Raise Environmental Awareness…

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NIA limited opens new headquarters and logistics centre in JAFZA…

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Agility's Earning Release for Q3 2016…

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MyUS.com expands its offering in UAE as e-commerce market continues to grow…

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UAE Can Serve as ‘Global Logistics Hub'…

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Preparations for UAE Maritime Week 2018 to position UAE in the ranks of the most prominent ...…

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Top class panel of speakers assembled at TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference …

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Abu Dhabi Ports announces winners of MAFNOOD 2016…

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Jafza looks to strengthen competitive logistics sector…

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

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

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

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

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

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

Awards maintain Standard for excellence…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TMS Awards to recognize success in difficult time…

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

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

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

Agility, Maersk Join to Slash CO2 Emissions…

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

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

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

Finalists Announced for The Maritime Standard Awards 2016…

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

IATA Achieves Key NewGen ISS Milestone…

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

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

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

AED 40 Billion Machinery and Equipment sector trade in Jafza…

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

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

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

Management changes at GAC Group…

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

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

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

Khalifa Port Grows Wider and Deeper in Major Expansion Plan…

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

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

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

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