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Etihad Cargo Embraces Digital World as It Migrates to New Icargo Technology Platform

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 16, 2018:   Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, this week celebrated a significant moment in its relatively short 14-year history, fully migrating to “SPRINT”, an IBS iCargo fully integrated technology platform offering the digital answer to its evolving cargo management needs. Etihad Cargo joins a growing number of global carriers migrating their traditionally telephone and paper-based services online, through its new-look and revamped etihadcargo.com website, as well as digitalizing processes across all critical business functions, offering Etihad Cargo’s customers a platform to seamlessly manage all air cargo needs. Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Etihad Airways Managing Director Cargo and Logistics Services, said: "We are extremely ......read more

DHL Express guides MENA online merchants to the trillion-dollar global e-commerce market

Brings ‘Where Everything Clicks’ global campaign to educate businesses on how to increase their share of the global e-commerce market Campaign targets e-commerce merchants, enterprises of all sizes, start-ups, and online entrepreneurs   Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, is set to launch its global campaign ‘Where Everything Clicks’ in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to guide online merchants to navigate and access the booming and lucrative global e-commerce marketplace.  DHL Express aims for the campaign to reach companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises, advising merchants on how to optimize their websites for international sales and to create a competitive advantage via shipping ......read more

ZAJEL to unveil future plans for Smart services at GITEX 2018

To be part of emaratech Stand at the five-day ICT platform 25 per cent growth in its operations recorded in 2017  Kabanji: Logistics and Courier company plans to match the industry’s needs until 2023 Dubai, UAE, 13 October, 2018:   ZAJEL, the UAE’s national courier and logistic services company, will be showcasing its Smart services, achievements and strategic plans during its participation in GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 14 to 18. The 38th edition of the much-anticipated Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) is expected to draw more than 4,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries. The show will take place across 1.4 square million feet and 21 halls divided into sectors. ZAJEL will utilize the platform to showcase its products and smart ......read more

Freight Volumes Continue to Trend Upward in August, Up 2.3%

Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of 5.1%.    Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 4.5% year-on-year in August 2018. This was the sixth month in a row that capacity growth outstripped demand growth. Yields, however, appear to be holding up.    Growth is being supported by a number of factors, including buoyant consumer confidence, an upturn in the global investment cycle and growing international e-commerce. ......read more

ZAJEL and SIRA Signs Cooperation Agreement for Outsourcing Delivery Services

Dubai – UAE – September 29, 2018:   The Security Industry Regulatory Agency in Dubai (SIRA) has concluded a logistic services agreement with ZAJEL, UAE’s fastest growing courier company. The agreement was signed by Mr Ahmed Muhammed Al Sayegh, Director of Resources and Corporate Support Department of SIRA, and Ms Khawla Kabanji, Chief Executive Officer of ZAJEL. The agreement aims to enhance pick-up and delivery services of documents for SIRA clients in accordance with the best international practices on the level of reliability and speed ZAJEL provides to its customers. Al Sayegh stressed that this partnership agreement with ZAJEL stems from the global reputation the company enjoys in the field of courier services, which falls within our strategy that aims to delight our customers and provide them ......read more

DHL Express announces its 2019 price adjustments in the U.A.E

An average rate increase of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2019 Dubai, UAE September 24th, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced today its annual price increase of 4.9% for shipments, effective January 1, 2019.    “DHL Express has been significantly investing in our international network to meet highest expectations and to offer an even better service for our customers globally,” said Geoff Walsh, UAE Country Manager, DHL Express. “Our aim is to deliver continuous improvement in quality to meet our customers’ needs even more. The annual price adjustment allows us to further strengthen our infrastructure, ensuring best-in-class customer solutions by using innovative technologies and individual delivery processes. Particularly ......read more

The Second “Maritime Leaders Roundtable” Seeks to Strengthen the UAE Ports' Leadership

As per the latest industry recommendations to reinforce UAE’s prominent position  The first event of its kind that gathers decision makers in the maritime industry to discuss methods to develop the legal and procedural framework of the UAE ports in addition to improving the efficiency of its infrastructure and technology Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of September 2018: Under the patronage of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime “FTA”, Tactics Maritime Media and Marasi News have successfully arranged “The UAE Maritime Leaders Roundtable Discussion” under the theme of “To what extent do the UAE ports meet the current demands of the shipping industry?”.  The event brought together prominent UAE maritime leaders from private and government sectors ......read more

Agility Reports 19% Q2 Earnings Increase

  Q2 2018  (Million KD  Q2 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%)  H1 2018 (MillionKD) H1 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 384.2   342.1 12.3% 756 662.6 14.1% Net Revenue 124.3 117.8 5.5% 248.9 228.6  8.9% EBITDA  37.1 32.6   13.6%  74.8  63.4  18 % Net Profit  20  16.8  18.7%  38.9  31.4  23.9% EPS (fils)  13.8 11.6   18.7%  26.9  21.7  24%       Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, ......read more

UPS 2Q18 Revenue Up 9.6% On Strong Growth and Pricing

Reports 2Q18 EPS of $1.71, up 8.2%; Adjusted 2Q18 EPS of $1.94, up 23% International Operating Profit up 8.4%; Adj. Operating Profit Climbed 15% Average Daily Exports Increased 9.5%, Led by Europe Supply Chain & Freight Operating Profit up 1.9%; Adjusted Operating Profit Rose 17%  U.S. Domestic Revenue Increased 6.3% on Higher Base Pricing YTD Cash from Operations was $7.2B and Free Cash Flow Surged to $4.4B  Reaffirms 2018 Adjusted EPS and Raises Free Cash Flow Guidance to $5B Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced second-quarter diluted earnings per share growth of 8.2%, to $1.71, and adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of 23%, to $1.94.    Second-quarter 2018 adjusted results exclude a pre-tax charge of $263 million, or $0.23 per share ......read more

E-marine bags the prestigious MARS project to connect islands in East Africa

Cable to cover 700km across two islands in the Indian Ocean on East Africa  Abu Dhabi, 16 July 2018:   E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the ‘Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System’ (MARS), which covers a distance of 700 km connecting two islands in the Indian Ocean. The MARS cable will help boost internet connectivity through the provision of high-speed, large capacity bandwidth between the two islands located off the coast of East Africa. Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer, E-marine said: “E-marine has worked on several local and international projects in the past providing an infrastructure that is robust and is able to meet the ......read more

DHL Express drives energy efficient solutions with new electric vehicles in Dubai

DHL Express partners with Al Nabooda Automobiles to customize Volkswagen e-Golf electric car for document delivery and collection  The initiative is a step towards DHL’s goal in achieving zero emissions by the year 2050 Dubai, July 11, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express logistics provider, has partnered with Al Nabooda Automobiles to introduce for the first time in the region the all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf for deliveries and collections. This is in line with DHL’s latest announcement on the Cubicyle, a cargo bike with a specialized container for clean pick-up and delivery. The introduction of sustainable solutions into the business are a leg up towards achieving DHL’s zero emissions target by 2050.   The fully customized 134-horsepower ......read more

UAE's Emirates Transport Chooses Oracle Cloud to Drive Rapid Expansion and Deliver Exceptional Customer Experience

Digital Transformation initiative will explore Artificial Intelligence and IoT technologies to help transportation and logistics services company create a competitive advantage Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 July 2018:   Emirates Transport, one of the largest transportation and logistics services companies in the Middle East, will implement Oracle Cloud Applications to drive a major digital transformation across all its core business operations. The initiative will help Emirates Transport introduce innovative offerings that create new revenue streams, deliver exceptional customer service and drive operational efficiency. “The UAE’s transportation sector is experiencing sustained growth on the back of promising economic activities across infrastructure development, government investment and private sector ......read more

Emirates Post Extends Discount Campaign until the end of July

For international consignments weighing between 15 and 30 kg Up to 60% to India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh Dubai, UAE; 04 July 2018:   Emirates Post, UAE’s leading postal and express provider, is extending the discount campaign on its international Express to-door delivery service until July 31, 2018. Varied savings of up to 60% can be availed for shipments weighing 15-30kg to six destinations: India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Bangladesh.    “The discount campaign that was running during the month of Ramadan received such positive feedback and uptake that the decision was made to extend the offer further,” said Obaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates Post Group.    “Identifying and ......read more

Homoola Launches Road Freight Load-Matching in Saudi Arabia

New service uses technology to bring efficiency to trucking market  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – July 3, 2018 –   Homoola today announced the formal launch of its digital load-matching service in Saudi Arabia, where it will bring new efficiency to road freight by using technology to pair shippers and trucking companies.   Homoola’s load-matching technology addresses the pain points felt by both shippers and carriers.  It gives shippers access to capacity at times of peak demand and allows them to optimize the efficiency of their shipments at other times. Homoola prevents carriers from driving empty miles or sitting idle waiting for cargo. Agility is a key investor in Homoola. Ziyad Al Homaid, Homoola co-founder and CEO said, “Homoola’s goal is to build a platform matching ......read more

Etihad Cargo Ready for Summer Automotive Bookings With the Launch of ‘FlightValet'

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2018:  Ahead of the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, today celebrates the launch of ‘FlightValet’, its newly designed product that aims to ease the process of moving motor vehicles across the globe. Etihad Cargo transports hundreds of high-value vehicles annually on its passenger and freighter aircraft, and this new product will further simplify the customers’ booking experience. Commenting on the launch, Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Etihad Airways Managing Director Cargo and Logistics, said: “We are delighted to introduce this new tailored product to the marketplace. Demand from our customers has grown significantly in recent years, and in an effort to ......read more

Grandweld reinforces the value of ‘Made in UAE' at one of the largest global maritime conventions and exhibitions

Grandweld’s participation in the global forum strengthens the UAE’s cutting-edge quality in the shipbuilding industry and its competitiveness in both engineering quality and economic feasibility Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2018:   Grandweld, the pioneering UAE-based shipyard, is participating in the International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention and Exhibition (ITS), which is currently held in Marseille, Frane until 29th of June 2018. Grandweld is showing its manufacturing capabilities, while focusing on its outstanding strengths in tug, salvage and offshore service boat repair and maintenance. ITS 2018 is an exceptional event as it marks the 50th anniversary of the largest convention and exhibition of its kind in the world, which attracts top-level executives and decision makers from around the globe. Grandweld ......read more

Suez Canal Economic Zone, Agility Agree to Develop East Port Said Logistics Hub

New Partnership between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and Kuwait’s Agility  Mohab Mamish: Establishment of a global logistics hub in East Port Said  Hub will follow international standards to make East Port Said the most competitive in the region   Tarek Sultan: Egypt’s prominent location makes it an ideal site for a regional distribution hub Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), along with Mr. Tarek Sultan, Vice Chairman and CEO of Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today signed a Protocol of Cooperation, establishing a logistics center in East Port Said, one of the most important strategic sites on the Mediterranean Sea.    Under this protocol, Agility will ......read more

Al-Futtaim Logistics expands warehouse facility in Saudi Arabia

June 25, 2018:   As part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ regional expansion plans, it has opened the second warehousing facility in the metropolis city of Riyadh. The local distribution centre now scales up a total of 15,000 sqms co-existing with its primary warehouse in Jeddah. Driven by consumer demand, the two facilities currently handle retail brands with categories including fashion, footwear, hardware, DIY furniture and home appliances. The distribution centres are an extension of the Al-Futtaim company’s 3PL solutions to bring brands and consumers within close proximity. The facilities are fully equipped with the latest web-enabled inventory technology, providing visibility and reassurance to customers. Moreover, it has best practice operational processes for products stored, palletized, shelved, binned, and bulk ......read more

DHL and Magento Partner to Help Online Merchants in the MENA Region Go Global

DHL Named Premier Partner for Shipping by leading B2B and B2C cloud commerce platform, Magento Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced its collaboration with Magento, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, as Premier Partner for Shipping. The partnership enables DHL and Magento to offer a broad range of shipping services to e-commerce merchants, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and online entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.    A study by Gartner reports that only 15 per cent of businesses in region have an online presence and 90 per cent of online shopping involves product imports from outside the region.    The study findings illustrate the immense growth ......read more

The Logistics District at Dubai South launches the Masary system to facilitate the transit of goods and vehicles

Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  The Logistics District at Dubai South has launched Masary, a new smart electronic system that reduces the transit time of goods and vehicles. The new system is considered the first of its kind in the region and will positively impact the traffic of goods and vehicles that move through the district. The Masary system is part of the district’s efforts to adopt new technologies to facilitate businesses, which is in line with Dubai’s government policy on digital transformation that aims to enhance the emirate’s status as a leading logistics services centre in the region. Masary is considered to be a smart, safe and innovative system that is digitally connected to Dubai Police, Dubai Customs and other relevant government departments. The system is characterized by its speedy process ......read more

Topaz Energy and Marine Financial results for the quarter ended 31st March 2018

Q1 2018 Revenues Increase 14% to US$66 million   Dubai, UAE, Wednesday 31 May 2018:  Topaz Energy and Marine (“Topaz”), a leading offshore support vessel and marine logistics company, today announces its results for the three months ended 31 March 2018 (“the period”).                                                                                                                                                       ......read more

ZAJEL signs partnership deal with On Time Government Services

Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  ZAJEL, one of the fastest growing courier companies in the UAE, has signed a partnership agreement with OnTime Government Services to provide logistics services to various transactions at the OnTime centres. The agreement was signed by ZAJEL CEO, Khawla Kabanji, and Waleid Abdulkareim, CEO and Founder of OnTime Group. Khawla commented: “The agreement is important for us as it contributes to the expansion of the logistics we provide to our customers and enhances our role as a reliable company both locally and internationally. This agreement will benefit customers as it saves time and cost to complete transactions and facilitates delivery to customers at their residence or business premises without having to leave their office or residence, contributing to road safety.” OnTime Government ......read more

New Sign From Above as UPS Unveils New Look for 747 Jet Ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  One of UPS’s 747 jumbo jets dedicated for long-haul international use is sporting a modified paint scheme highlighting the company’s role as official logistics partner for Expo 2020 Dubai. UPS has only modified the livery of an aircraft four other times in the airline’s 30-year history. Each of those times signifies a major news event – this time, it’s to mark UPS’s unique role in delivering one of the world’s most complex logistics challenges at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai. Millions of visitors from around the world are expected to attend the Expo in the United Arab Emirates. During the event’s six month run, UPS will manage all of the logistics of the event, using a team of nearly 1,000 employees and a dedicated 290,000 square-foot ......read more

Tristar Group opens new transport and warehouse facilities in Abu Dhabi and Oman

New facilities are located in Industrial City of Abu Dhabi and Rusayl Industrial Estate   Dubai, UAE; May 28, 2018:   Tristar Group has opened two new facilities aimed at enhancing its integrated logistics services to the downstream petroleum industry in the GCC. The new truck staging and workshop facility at Industrial City in Abu Dhabi 2 (ICAD 2) has 50,000 square meters of area offering tailor-made logistics service options to customers for transport, warehousing, storage and distribution services. It is strategically located near Khalifa Port, and the main highway connecting UAE with Saudi Arabia.   “Our new facility in Abu Dhabi reinforces our confidence in investing in the UAE economy which is expected to further strengthen with the UAE Government’s recent regulations extending visa tenure, ......read more

Jebel Ali Port Wins Record 24th Consecutive Aflas Award

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2018:  DP World, UAE Region’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has underlined its position as the leading port in the region by winning the “Best Seaport – Middle East” award at this year’s Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai, China. This is the 24th consecutive year Jebel Ali Port has won the coveted honour, a record achievement in the history of AFLAS Awards. The award was received by DP World Officials at a ceremony attended by leading businesses in the maritime transportation, supply chain and logistics and trade sectors. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, said: “Winning this award confirms again our commitment to our customers, people and stakeholders. Quality of service has built a ......read more

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TMS Awards to recognize success in difficult time…

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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…

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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…

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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

Time World Freight Gains ‘Shop Window' with European Oil and Gas Buyers…

  TIME WORLD FREIGHT, a global logistics and freight forwarding company headquartered in Dubai, U.A.E. and its sister company in India, Logistic Integrators, have gained a ‘shop window’ with corporations in the oil and gas sector by joining Achilles FPAL - an online community which is used by over 100 buyers from oil and gas companies. TIME WORLD FREIGHT and Logistics ......read more

UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ Expands Globally…

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Agility's Earning Release for the Second Quarter 2016…

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DMCA announces formation of RASEINA Maritime Domestic & Leisure Working Group to promote Dubai's ...…

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DMCA introduces new ‘Smart Weather' electronic portal to advance efforts to transform emirate into ...…

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DMCA continues awareness campaign to promote operational safety in floating restaurants…

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DMCA continues regulation operations of the anchoring of various maritime crafts in Dubai…

July 11, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, revealed its continuing efforts in organizing anchorage of maritime crafts across Dubai waters through the improvement of the organizational processes and operational procedures of the places ......read more

WSS launches canal transit offer and signs Avance Gas neo-panamax vessels for opening of new Panama ...…

Dubai, UAE, July 4, 2016:   Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is moving to ensure that its customers’ vessels pass through the new Panama and Suez Canals with the optimum efficiency, speed and safety thanks to a fresh Ships Agency ‘canal transit’ solution. The service, which will be run by dedicated local teams, has already picked up its first contract, securing an ......read more

Etihad Cargo Launches Luxury Car Service for Summer 2016…

Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2016:  Etihad Cargo, the freight division of Etihad Airways, has launched a unique, new travel offer for guests who want to travel with their luxury car over the Summer period.  Drivers can enjoy up to 20% off air cargo rates and their seat, when they book in First or Business Class. The cargo section for the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates is ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Rolls Out 4th Annual ‘Working Safely in the Heat' Campaign…

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GAC Dubai opens dedicated co-packing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone…

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Marine Advisory Council calls for dynamic public-private partnerships to make Dubai's maritime ...…

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Dubai Maritime City Authority organises ‘Fire and Safety Awareness' training…

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DMCA celebrates creativity and encourages culture of innovation among staff…

June 19, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has honored a group of talented employees for their innovative ideas which will have a positive impact in advancing the development of the maritime sector and turn Dubai into one of the world’s most important maritime and logistics. The recognition was given during a special ceremony celebrating innovation ......read more

TMS celebrates 50 not out…

Dubai, 15th June 2016:- This is the 50th edition of the TMS Newsletter and The Maritime Standard would like to thank all its readers for their support in helping reach this significant milestone. Clive Woodbridge, editor, says, “We are very grateful for the encouragement and positive feedback that our readers have given us. It is our aim to continue to improve the newsletter and we look ......read more

All action at The Maritime Standard…

The Maritime Standard, the leading events, awards and publishing company, is gearing up for a busy few months with action in all sections. Towards the end of June the first The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook 2016/17 will be published, with reviews of activity in ports, shipping shipyards, maritime law, classification and other sectors of the maritime business in the UAE. Trevor Pereira, managing ......read more

National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) links with top global universities using ...…

The open forum was held to certify outstanding trainees and exchange knowledge on industry best practices by introducing FLA e-learning initiatives with Harvard, MIT, Princeton, United Nations and many more. Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2016:   The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) held an open Forum on FIATA Logistics Academy (FLA) on 15thMay, 2016 at the Le Meridian ......read more

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo enter joint business agreement…

Numerous benefits to customers from joint network between Hong Kong and Europe Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2016:  More direct connections, greater flexibility and time savings combined with service enhancements - these are just some of the benefits customers will enjoy in the future thanks to the cooperation between the cargo division of Cathay Pacific Airways, the leading air cargo carrier in ......read more

Kizad Launches Phase 2 of Logistics Park…

Kizad Logistics Park Phase 2 to comprise of 64 units Kizad Logistics Park will house a total of 105 pre-built warehouses Special lease rates for a limited time Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 22, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has announced the launch of the second phase of Kizad Logistics Park ......read more

Abu Dhabi Terminals Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary Milestone…

Decade of innovation and excellence delivers business growth and industry recognition Abu Dhabi, 19 May 2016 – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT) – the region’s first semi-automated container terminal – celebrated its 10th year anniversary on 17 May in Abu Dhabi. ADT was established in 2006 by Emiri Decree No. (6), ......read more

DMCA conducts ‘Man Overboard' drill to enhance sea emergency response…

May 17, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, recently conducted an emergency drill at the Lagoon Area in Dubai to simulate the proper response to the ‘Man Overboard’ scenario. The exercise was conducted in cooperation with ......read more

Dubai Trade announces the 9th cycle of ESEA…

This year will introduce a new category for the Smart Services Awards, targeted at Shipping Services Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2016:  Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator, has announced the 9th edition of its annual flagship event, the E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA). The event aims to recognize the best performers in the e-Services adoption on Dubai Trade portal and ......read more

TMS networks in style…

The Maritime Standard (TMS) celebrated a number of exciting new initiatives at a special networking reception held on a specially chartered yacht at Dubai Marina Yacht Club on May 3rd.  The evening event was attended by over 100 of the region’s top maritime business figures, including Former ADNATCO-NGSCO chief executive, H.E. Dr. Ali Obaid Al Yabhouni, Abdulkareem Al Masabi, ......read more

New appointments in GAC Group Management team…

Dubai, 2 April 2016:  Global shipping, logistics and marine service provider GAC has announced two new appointments within its Group Management team.  Håkan Wester takes on the new role of Group Vice President – Strategy & Planning, and is charged with coordination and supporting the implementation of GAC strategy throughout the Group’s operations in more ......read more

Agility Issues 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report…

Logistics provider recognized as CSR leader in supply chain, transportation industry KUWAIT – Apr. 26, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, released “Deepening Impact,” a detailed report that showcases its commitment to ethical business conduct, employee rights, workplace safety, community investment and the environment in more than 100 countries where ......read more

MiX Telematics welcomes ATIC Data Systems to global channel partner network …

  MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has partnered with ATIC Data Systems in India, as part of a plan to strengthen its presence in India. The partnership demonstrates the commitment of both organisations to support fleet operators in India that aim to improve their efficiencies and boost driver safety levels. “As a global ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports launches third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign…

Awareness drive offers safe driving tips to 2000 drivers Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 April 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has launched the third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign to promote safe driving behaviours among port users. The week-long campaign titled “Be Aware & Drive with ......read more

Milaha reports net profit of QR 352 million for Q1 2016…

April 24, 2016. Doha, Qatar- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.     Key financial highlights: Operating revenues decreased by 1.9% to QAR 771 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, down from QR 786 million for the same period in 2015 Operating profit decreased by 7.2% to QAR 259 million ......read more

Milaha takes delivery of biggest lift boat in Qatar…

April 20, 2016. Dubai, UAE- Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services recently attended the launch and naming ceremony of the vessel at the Bohai Shipyard in China.  Named the ‘Milaha ......read more

The Maritime Standard Awards aims for hat-trick of success…

The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their third year and will once again celebrate the best and brightest stars of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent’s shipping, ports and related maritime  sectors at a glittering and high profile gala dinner 13 April 2016, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2016 will ......read more

UASC and Gulftainer mark 15,000 TEU green vessel maiden call to Khorfakkan Port…

Largest UASC vessel to date to call Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) Dubai, 10th April, 2016:  United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, and Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UAE, marked the maiden call of UASC’s 15,000 TEU M.V. Linah into Khorfakkan Container ......read more

Maersk line Platinum Award 2016…

Maersk line's Annual Award Night recognizes the best performing logistics solutions providers and top customers of Maersk Line for the year 2015 Al Sharqi Shipping awarded 4th time in row for Maersk Platinum Award Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2016 On February 24, 2016 Al Sharqi Shipping was once again recognized as a top Maersk Line customer for the year 2015. This marked it their ......read more

GAC and HOYER Group join forces to deliver logistics service package…

Serving clients in 17 countries Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2016:  The HOYER Group, one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, has appointed GAC as its official agency partner in 17 countries in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.    A traditional independent family business since 1946, HOYER is one of the leading suppliers of sophisticated bulk ......read more

DMCA showcases local maritime sector competitiveness on the sidelines of TradeWinds Shipowners ...…

March 10, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), participated at Middle East’s First 2016 edition of TradeWinds Shipowners Forum which was held recently at the "Jumeirah Emirates Towers" hotel in Dubai, to discuss key issues related to the global maritime sector. Dubai hosted this global event in its third and final edition for the first time in ......read more

Gulftainer Registers 4% Growth in Container Volume across Global Portfolio in 2015…

• Recording impressive 9% spike in container volume, company’s UAE terminals in Khorfakkan and Sharjah emerge strongest performers in 2015 • Launch of operations in Lebanon in 2016, tripling of container volume over next decade form key strategic goals Sharjah-UAE: 10 March 2016 - Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based ......read more

Freight Systems breaks ground for an advanced logistics center at Dubai South…

Dubai, UAE: March 10, 2016 – Freight Systems, the Dubai-based global freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain company, today broke ground for an advanced warehouse and distribution center in the Logistics District of Dubai South. The ground breaking ceremony saw various senior representatives – from the Government of Dubai, Dubai South, clients, partners and employees – ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports organises Strategy Workshop with Stakeholders…

Inputs sought from strategic partners to shape final outlook of Abu Dhabi Ports’ 2016-2020 strategy Abu Dhabi, UAE - March 09, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, organised a ‘Strategy Workshop with Stakeholders’, in which the company shared its five-year strategy. Government stakeholders ......read more

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