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Reinforcing both ICV's ranking KFS collaborates with Grandweld to build two crew boats

Grandweld reaffirms that the “Made in the UAE” brand is able to compete and provide standards of quality and efficiency in opposition to the best global shipyards while providing exceptional after-sales services to the shipping sector in the UAE and the Arab region Dubai - UAE, 22 December 2019: Continuing to grow its business, Grandweld Shipyard, the UAE based shipyard that specializes in designing, building, and maintaining ships and boats, concluded 2019 with outstanding success, giving it a strong momentum to achieve better results in 2020. The shipyard signed an agreement to build two crew boats to Khalid Faraj Shipping (KFS), the Abu Dhabi based leading company in delivering comprehensive marine services and logistical support to offshore oil and gas projects. In addition to this major accolade, the contract includes ......read more

Tasneef prioritizes Emiratization to enhance UAE maritime

The increasingly reputable classification society is bolstering its name, as well as the status of the country, by training Emiratis and enabling them to emerge as tomorrow’s industry leaders    Abu Dhabi_UAE_ 15 December 2019:   Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF) has rapidly progressed in less than a decade to establish itself as a leading classification society in the region. Tasneef has successfully accomplished this by relentlessly prioritizing the best interest of its clients, implementing its expertise across the local maritime sector, and uplifting young UAE caliber.  “Improving our clients’ safety, as well as their environmental and business performance, has always been at the forefront of our agenda,” stated Eng. Saeed AlMaskari, CEO of Tasneef. He continued, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal Offers New Baggage Services to Ease Transfers for Cruise Passengers

 Baggagement - International Service Provider to Operate New Services at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal     Abu Dhabi–UAE, December 7 2019:  Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, today announced the launch of a new baggage service designed to ease transfers for cruise ship passengers.    Baggagement – an international baggage management company – has been engaged to provide its services to cruise ship passengers arriving in the UAE to join cruise ships leaving from Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal at Zayed Port.    As part of the procedure, passengers’ baggage can be transferred from the cruise terminal in Abu Dhabi to wherever the passengers desire, whether to a city, airport or even another emirate - meaning that passengers need ......read more

3rd Saudi Maritime Congress announced for March 2020

December 1, 2019 – It has been announced today (December 1, 2019) that the 3rd Saudi Maritime Congress is planned for March 2020 to take place in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Held in partnership with Founding Strategic Partners, Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and Bahri, the event will be held from 22-23 March under the patronage of Transport Ministry, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and will highlight the achievements of the Kingdom’s shipping industry. The event will provide an ideal platform for local and global industry leaders and authorities to examine the prospects for development and investment in the Kingdom’s maritime and logistics sectors in line with the Vision 2030 plan to make Saudi Arabia a logistics and maritime hub for the Middle East. According to Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade, organisers of ......read more

PCFC discusses wider horizons for trade and logistic services with Dubai business groups

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem: Government bold initiatives back trade and business sectors   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 10, 2019:   Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation confirmed that the Dubai government-led policy initiatives and investments improved growth prospects in trading partners, and preparation to host Expo 2020 are providing the bedrock for increased investment in Dubai.  In his opening speech at the 3rd Customs Consultative Council (DCCC) meeting 2019 which Dubai Customs organizes quarterly, bin Sulayem said the allegations of an economic crisis scattered around by some media is baseless. The DCCC meeting was attended by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs, Juma Al Ghaith, Executive ......read more

Globelink West Star Shipping celebrates 30 years of excellence and growth in freight forwarding

DUBAI – October 30, 2019:   Globelink West Star Shipping (GLWS), a global leader in freight forwarding industry, is celebrating thirty years of its operations. The Dubai-headquartered GLWS is part of Singapore-based CWT Globelink Group with extensive network presence in 133 locations across 30 countries worldwide.  GLWS has been a valued partner for numerous businesses across the Middle East providing them a repertoire of logistics services and comprehensive solutions. The company has shown tremendous growth in logistics and freight forwarding business catering to key industrial verticals and various other trading companies.  Commenting on the 30th anniversary, Mr. Martin J Aranha, Managing Director & CEO of GLWS, said, “Hitting 30 years is an amazing milestone. It's been incredible to watch ......read more

Department of Transport shares 10 incredible facts about Abu Dhabi's world-class road network

Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2019: Whether it’s getting to work, meeting family and friends in nearby cities or visiting remote desert areas, travelling by road is the most convenient method of transport in the UAE.   Across the Emirates, tens of thousands of people get behind the wheel to drive to their destination every single day, and Abu Dhabi is no different. The flow of traffic along the UAE capital’s modern highways is maintained and safety ensured thanks to the use of state-of-the-art technology and the very latest construction materials and techniques.   The UAE’s hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed with the nation’s roads ranked number one in the world in the Global Competitiveness Report, issued by the Word Economic Forum for 2017-18.    With that accomplishment in ......read more

International Maritime Organization appoints first Emirati woman as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador

In the presence of the UAE Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Al Nuaimi: “The appointment of Dr. Aysha Al Busmait as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador confirms the ability of Emirati women to strengthen the maritime sector locally and globally. She is an active partner in advancing the path of development and progress in various fields.” UAE. September 18, 2019- The International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced the appointment of Dr. Aisha Al Busmait, Director of Government Communications at the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, as IMO Goodwill Maritime Ambassador, in the presence of H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, Chairman of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport (FTA), and several ministers and representative members ......read more

A Journey of Belief: Caroline Leon goes the extra mile with DHL as she attempts to climb highest MENA mountain peaks

• First female mountaineer to climb 15 of the highest peaks across MENA region in 30 days  • As a partner, DHL Express will provide logistics services and on-ground support in each country    Dubai, 09 September 2019:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced a partnership with Caroline Leon, a pioneering mountain climber who is the first woman to attempt to climb 15 of the highest peaks in the MENA region, totaling around 40,000M in height, in just 30 days.    DHL Express will provide logistics support to Caroline as she travels through the region as well as offer on-ground support in each country. This initiative reflects DHL’s commitment and passion to connect the world and support individuals with extraordinary abilities ......read more

Driverless trucks set to deliver more success to UAE logistics

Roads and regulations for autonomous vehicles in the UAE will further strengthen the country’s logistics industry, say experts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 08, 2019:   The UAE, which ranks ninth in KPMG's 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index, is getting its roads and regulations ready for the use of driverless trucks to further boost the efficiency of the country’s logistics industry, believe experts. A driverless electric lorry had started making deliveries on Swedish public roads in May this year in what its creators claimed to be the world’s first initiative of its kind in the sector. “Driverless technology is set to transform transportation, logistics and transit infrastructure globally. The UAE government -- which leads the Arab World in innovation and wants ......read more

Grandweld successfully concludes KOC project with multiple early deliveries

Solidifying UAE-Kuwait relations, the fully integrated shipyard demonstrates versatile and efficient operations through completing such extensive projects in short turnaround times 2nd of September 2019:  Grandweld Shipyards, the UAE-based shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions specialists, has successfully completed the construction and delivery of 10 boats for one of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s (KPC) subsidiaries, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). As per terms agreed upon in a May 2017 signed contract, Grandweld constructed a grand total of 6 Pilot boats and 4 Crew transport boats for KOC.  The completion of this contract marks a significant milestone for Grandweld, as the reputable shipbuilding company was able to construct and deliver the majority of agreed upon deliverables ahead of time. Such ......read more

Cap on sulphur emissions to drive global demand for LNG as shipping fuel

Seatrade ShipTech Middle East set to discuss the impact of changing global regulations on the marine fuel market    August 22, 2019:  Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a conventional source of energy in the maritime industry will continue to grow because of its technological advantages in meeting the standards and requirements in limiting the emissions of sulphur, a greenhouse gas. According to marine fuel expert Sergey Ivanov, the global sulphur cap of 0.50 per cent which is set to be implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) next year could drive the global uptake on LNG as bunker fuel. The new regulation will have an impact on up to 70,000 ships around the world once it comes into effect on January 1, 2020. Shipping companies are expected to turn to cleaner fuels to meet their targets ......read more

DMCA facilitates smoother ship traffic for Dubai's newest range of waterfront projects

Authority to provide naval assistance to vessels through the use of AIS system designed to ensure maritime safety and safe navigation 30 July 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed that it has started facilitating ship traffic for new waterfront projects in Dubai. The move falls in line with the continuing efforts to promote and develop the emirate's maritime industry based on global standards and in line with the set goals and objectives of the Maritime Sector Strategy.  The authority has reportedly completed the process needed to officially provide naval assistance, including the power to grant approval for ships to set sail, drop anchor and move from port to port using maritime lights and the Automated Identification System (AIS)--new shipping technologies that ......read more

MaK Middle East's Turbocharger Services reinforces MENA maritime industry

Through local inventory, certified technicians and a best in class workshop The Caterpillar company’s turbocharger services have bolstered the MENA region by replicating MaK Asia’s success formula in Singapore, Shanghai and Guangzhou UAE – Dubai – 29th of July: MaK Middle East LLC, a Caterpillar company established in Dubai in 2017, launched its Dubai Maritime City (DMC) workshop last year, including a comprehensive range of turbocharger maintenance, overhaul, repair, upgrading and modification service options. The company has since presented the capabilities to owners across the region to enthusiastic response and high appreciation from a satisfied and growing customer base. Alan Naisby, Managing Director of MaK Middle East and MaK Asia commented on this growing voice of support by saying, “While ......read more

UPS releases 2Q 2019 Earnings

Operating Profit Up in All Segments   2Q19 EPS of $1.94; 2Q19 Adjusted* EPS of $1.96  U.S. Daily Volume Grew Over 7%; Next Day Air Volume Soared Over 30% U.S. Operating Profit Increased Nearly 29%; Up 8% on an Adjusted Basis  International Boosts Operating Margins to 18.9%; Adjusted Margins of 19% Supply Chain and Freight Operating Profit Increased Nearly 26%; Adjusted Operating Profit Up More Than 10% Cash from Operations of $4.2B; Adjusted Free Cash Flow Near $2.2B UPS reaffirms adjusted full-year diluted EPS in the range of $7.45 to $7.75   Dubai, UAE, July 27, 2019 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced second-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings per share of $1.96.  The company turned the rising demand for next-day service into strong financial results in the U.S. and leveraged ......read more

Middle East region sees increase in offshore spending

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, July  2019:   Many Arabian oil exporters have begun to increase their offshore spending after nearly five years of massive cutbacks, according to a Seatrade Maritime report titled ‘Middle East Offshore Market on the Move.’ The report further points out that multibillion relevant projects in the region is expecting to inject new energy into the sector. In line with this, many analysts have observed that a number of national oil companies in the Middle East have recently started the process of boosting their exploration and production budgets. Citing a study released by MEED, a Dubai-based business intelligence and analytics specialist, the report pointed out that the ongoing oil, gas, and petrochemical projects, which have a combined value of USD 211 billion, across the ......read more

Chinese to invest $4 billion in UAE logistics projects

NAFL says logistics business is set for big boom in the UAE Big logistics parks coming up in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali and near Expo 2020 venue Logistics sector contributes 30% to Dubai GDP Conference in Lebanon to discuss opportunities for UAE companies to participate in reconstruction projects in Syria and Iraq Dubai, June 11, 2019: The logistics industry in the UAE is in for big growth with more logistics parks coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Chinese companies are  set to invest more than $4 billion (Dh 14.68 billion) in logistics projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to the President of National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL). “Logistics business is in for a boom. Many projects are being built for Expo 2020 and Chinese investors are coming to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There will be large ......read more

Trukkin raises $3.5 million becoming the leading truck aggregator in the GCC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:   As “on demand” services expand into more industries and market places, Trukkin is leading the way in digital logistics solutions for long-haul trucking.  Launched in 2017, Trukkin is a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates operating throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and beyond. The company works to innovate and simplify logistics and land transportation.   Trukkin has raised over $3.5 million in the recent funding round, which included marquee investors from the AL-Namlah Family Group, the Al-Madi Family Group, and the Abanumay Family Group. Batic Investments and Logistics, a publicly listed company on Tadawul, remains as one of the key investors in the start-up.  “Trukkin’s ......read more

Etihad Acquires Valuables Management Subsidiary Under Its Cargo and Logistics Portfolio

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - May 30, 2019:  Etihad Airways PJSC has acquired the shares held by Armaguard Linfox Group Pty (Australia) in Abu Dhabi-based joint venture Armaguard Valuables Management LLC (AVM), becoming sole shareholder of the company and renaming it Etihad Secure Logistics Services LLC. In the six years since it began operations, AVM has successfully grown from a start-up to become a major player in the UAE secure logistics and valuables management market.  With increasing opportunities in their respective markets, both Etihad and Armaguard have agreed now is the right time for the business to operate as a full subsidiary of Etihad Airways as part of Etihad’s expanding cargo and logistics portfolio. Gary Allen, Linfox Armaguard Group CEO comments: “The Armaguard Group is ......read more

Sultan Bin Sulayem launches Dubai Customs' Smart Vessel Berthing System to facilitate trade at Dubai Creek

Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2019: Dubai Customs launched a new disruptive berthing service for the vessels using the Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) in the presence of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs. The new system: (Smart Vessel Berthing System) will help vessels load and unload their goods with the help of an advanced AI based service. It was built in-house by Dubai Customs employees to facilitate traffic of vessels through the historic waterway.  The “Smart Vessel Berthing System” will enable trading vessels finalize their transactions online. They can register at the operations room of Dubai Creek ......read more

Oracle Helps Organizations Improve Productivity Across Global Supply Chains

New Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud logistics updates help improve responsiveness, optimize shipments and asset utilization, and improve productivity Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2019 — To help organizations design and operate efficient and agile supply chains, Oracle today announced a series of logistics management updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud. The updates include a new logistics network modeling product and enhanced transportation management and global trade management capabilities. The latest innovations can help customers drive better business outcomes by enhancing supply chain responsiveness, optimizing shipments and asset utilization, and improving productivity across global supply chains.     “Expectations are not only increasing, they also are constantly ......read more

Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri receives Young Person in Shipping Award at Seatrade Awards 2019

12 May 2019:  Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway Co was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Young Person of the Year Award at tonight’s presentation ceremony for the 31st Seatrade Awards, which took place at London’s magnificent Guildhall. A popular winner, Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri was presented on the evening in front of nearly 250 esteemed guests by Chris Morley, Event Director, Seatrade Maritime.    “Our Young Person of the Year Award has an impressive list of academic achievements including a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, and a PhD from MIT, in multiple Information-Technology-based disciplines applied to Engineering Systems, Software and logistical operations. Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri winner embodies the future of the Maritime Industry - a future ......read more

P&O Ports appointed as Operator of Port of Novi Sad, Serbia

First leg of blueprint for integrated logistics centre connecting with Europe   Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: P&O Ports has announced a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement to operate the port of Novi Sad, Serbia as part of a long-term investment plan to upgrade equipment and services and to support the Serbian government’s strategy to create an intermodal terminal and logistics centre with rail, road and inland waterways links to the rest of Europe.  The agreement shall grant a right to P&O Ports to operate Novi Sad for an initial 25 years with an option to renew by both parties for another 25 years on expiry. The SPA for obtaining the property rights on the capital and assets of the port operator of the Port of Novi Sad was signed today by Dragan Stevanovic, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and ......read more

Yas Marina Becomes An Official UAE Port of Entry for Foreign Flag Vessels

New hassle free direct foreign flag vessel clearing services, as well as new 6-month navigation licenses and crew visas announced     Abu Dhabi, May 2019:   Yas Marina, the Middle East’s premier superyacht marina, awarded 5 Gold Anchors, has become an official UAE entry point for international superyachts. In addition, the unique new arrival experience presents newly accessible six-month navigation licenses and six-month visas, for crews of all nationalities.    The new entrance procedure will enable foreign flag vessels to avoid clearing through commercial entry ports.  Instead, vessels can sail directly to Yas Marina for UAE clearance, with the authority services available onsite.  The introduction will lessen delays, saving an average of eight hours waiting time, providing a ......read more

HOYER with good business development

Transport and logistics company publishes 2018 Company Report 7 May 2019 – HOYER, the international logistics specialist, closed the 2018 fiscal year with a solid balance sheet and an exceptional credit rating. With a turnover of EUR 1.167 billion, the equity ratio rose to 44 per cent (previous year: 41 per cent). The result before taxes on income was EUR 40.218 million. A stable financial situation enables the family business to continue its digitalisation strategy at a high level of investment. The current fiscal year’s budget is EUR 173 million, and thus the highest in the company’s history. Whereas investments undertaken in 2018 to replace and expand transport equipment and to modernise the tank container fleet amounted to EUR 83.9 million, the Hamburg-based logistics specialist has doubled the investment ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UAE Navy buys Raytheon-made RAM Block 2s…

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

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

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

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

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

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre hosts Abu Dhabi reception…

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

Abu Dhabi Ports Launches HSE Award…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forecasts to form part of EU Sea Traffic Management project Gothenburg, Sweden, 8 December 2016:  Forecasts and route planning tools from GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions are playing a key role in a European Union initiative to promote safer and more efficient shipping. The Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation Project, developed by a European Consortium led by the Swedish Maritime ......read more

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

Held under the theme “Digitalising Trade” Over 100 executives and industry experts attend the conference Capt. Al Shamisi: “the UAE embraces technology and innovative solutions”  Alan Long: “Port Community Systems are an integral part of the international Trade Facilitation programme” Abu Dhabi-UAE: December 07, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, ......read more

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…

SOHAR launches third-party report on logistics by MEED Insight Release at Transtec underscores significance of Saudi market Report covers current state of industry and main growth drivers  Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  As one of the keynote speakers at Transtec 2016 in Dammam this week, the leading Saudi Arabian logistics conference, Faisal Al Balushi from the commercial ......read more

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…

SOHAR signs sister port agreement with Shenzhen Port in China Chinese visit to Oman follows recent SOHAR delegation to China  New agreement deepens trade relations and mutual understanding Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016:  Yesterday marked the official signing in Muscat of a new sister port agreement between Shenzhen Port in the People’s Republic of China and SOHAR Port ......read more

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

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi: New highway will enhance Abu Dhabi’s leading position in regional and international trade Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 30, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, today said the opening of the new Mohammed bin Rashid Road yesterday marks a ......read more

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…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 29, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, and Integral Plastic Industries Co. LLC today have signed a Musataha agreement to build a new manufacturing plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) with an investment of AED10 million. The agreement was ......read more

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 ...…

November 27, 2016. United Arab Emirates: In cooperation with Det Norske Veritas, one of the world's largest classification society of vessels, Dubai Maritime City Authority's (DMCA) 'Maritime Innovation' workshop recently concluded with high participation from maritime industry pioneers and other government entities such as DP World, Dry Docks World, Dubai Maritime City, JAFZA and ......read more

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

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