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Abu Dhabi Ports Officially Inaugurates the 170 million Dirham New Delma Port

Upgraded facility to serve Delma community with essential services  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 8, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in “Al Dhafra Region”, H.E. Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chief of the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, and Board Member of Abu Dhabi Ports, officially inaugurated Delma Port today. Strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the new port will better serve the community as an upgraded multipurpose port capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and fishing vessels.  The inauguration took place in the presence of H.E Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Captain Mohamed Juma Al ......read more

Orpic B Defeat Rivals IMCO in 2017 SOHAR Cup Final

Orpic B wins 6:5 over IMCO after penalty shoot out  More than 60 matches played over three weeks with 32 company teams participating Annual SOHAR Cup celebrates teamwork and health during the Holy Month  Orpic B fought their way to glory last night at Al Arabi field in Suhar, to be crowned 2017 champions of the annual SOHAR Cup football tournament. Now in its tenth year, the tournament has grown from small beginnings to become one of the key fixtures in the North Al Batinah region’s sporting calendar. After an exciting match, the B team from the national petrochemical and refining giants Orpic, defeated International Maritime College Oman, the Port’s vocational training academy, by a six goals to five in a tense penalty shoot out. Both Orpic and IMCO have had to face stiff competition over the past ......read more

Bin Sulayem inaugurates the new 7-star Port Rashid Customs Center

Dubai, UAE, 24 June 2017:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that leading organizations attain excellence through the exceptional services they provide to their clients. “Our success at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation relies on our adoption to innovation and continual development as a daily practice and a corporate culture. This what has helped us gain our prestigious worldwide reputation and unprecedented achievements”.  During the launch of the new world-class Port Rashid Customs Center bin Sulayem reaffirmed the importance of facilitating the business and making the clients happy by providing smart services that add value to their trade. “This can be achieved by establishing seven star customs ......read more

AirWayBill and Careem Partner for Cost Saving International Shipment Drop Off Initiative

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2017: AirWayBill, the peer-to-peer shipping platform has partnered with Careem, the region’s favourite car-booking app to be its official transportation partner in the Middle East and support carriers in getting their items to recipients, quickly and more efficiently. While terms and conditions do apply, users can avail of up to US$15 off their rides from the airport, when they’re connected through both apps. For those who are excited at the prospect of their shipments arriving, buyers can meet the carriers at the airport to hand off the item, while the carriers are offered a ride home, without the hassle of having to arrange for a separate drop off. AirWayBill will send the promo codes of Careem to buyers and carriers whenever they have a shipment in process as a bonus to their ......read more

Concession Agreement Signed to Develop, Manage and Operate Fujairah Port

Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi Concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, grants Abu Dhabi Ports exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure and manage its operations  Development of 1KM quay and deepening of berths to -16.5 metres to increase capacity and allow arrival of larger vessels  Fujairah Terminals will complement services provided by Khalifa Port and Zayed Port Fujairah, UAE, 20th June 2017:  H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, witnessed at Al Remailah Palace on Monday, the signing of a 35 year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah. As part of the agreement, the entities have announced the establishment of "Fujairah Terminals", a new operational arm ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports 5th Annual “Working Safely in the Heat” Campaign Launched

Abu Dhabi-UAE: June 18, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, has rolled out the annual UAE Ministry of Labour and Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Center (OSHAD) “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign across its ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). Abu Dhabi Ports “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign is being held for the fifth year to raise awareness about the risks of working in the heat and assist in preventing heat-related illnesses during the summer months.  The Abu Dhabi Ports campaign was launched end of May and will run from until 15th September 2017 using the “Safety in the Heat” campaign messages and awareness in collaboration with – OSHAD. The campaign objectives focus on ......read more

FarEye Wins Prestigious World Post & Parcel Award In The Technology Category

FarEye was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.  Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017: FarEye, a leading Global Logistics Management solution has claimed top honours at the World Post & Parcel Awards 2017, which was held in Paris recently.  The company was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.  Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the Logistics industry, the World Post & Parcel Awards 2017 celebrated the successes of emerging talents in Mail and Express industry across the globe. Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO of FarEye and Gaurav Srivastava Co-founder & CTO of FarEye accepted the prestigious award in the ......read more

Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Ports' Cruise Terminal, with 48% Increase in Passengers and 40% Increase in Vessels

  2016/2017 season extended to June for the first time ever due to record demand Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal welcomed Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess on her maiden voyage to mark close of the 2016/2017 season    Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 14, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), celebrated the successful close of its best-ever cruise season at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal with the maiden call of Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess. The company recorded booming growth for the year with a 40% increase in vessel calls and 48% overall increase in passengers to Zayed Port and Sir Bani Yas from last year.  The 2016/2017 cruise season saw more than 345,662 ......read more

14,000 TEU Tampa Triumph Vessel Makes Maiden Call at Gulftainer's Northern Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia

Evergreen Marine Corporation deploys ultra-large container vessel for Ocean Alliance MED1 eastbound service calling to Jeddah Port  Sharjah-UAE:  14 June, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, marked the maiden call of Evergreen Marine Corporation’s (Evergreen’s) 366 m long Tampa Triumph vessel with a capacity of 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) at the Northern Container Terminal (NCT) in Jeddah Islamic Seaport. Taiwan-based Evergreen currently operates the fourth-largest container fleet in the world, comprising over 190 ships with a combined capacity of approximately 850,000 TEU. Its first ultra-large container vessel (ULCV), the Tampa Triumph, was deployed for the new Ocean Alliance MED1 eastbound service, and is scheduled to call to Jeddah ......read more

Ourshopee Now Has Delivery Across Oman

A new milestone for "Ourshopee" has been achieved on 2nd of May 2017. As part of our steady development, we aim to increase the number of orders received per day through the website. To manage the expected increase in the orders, Mr. Jamsheer Thanalot, Chief Operating Officer of "Ourshopee" has signed an agreement with Aramex, the disruptive leader in the global logistics and transportation industry, to provide a full range of last-mile delivery solutions to "Ourshopee's" online shoppers across Oman. Following its success in the UAE, "Ourshopee" expanded its operations to Oman to reach to a wider population across a broader geographical area. This partnership with Aramex will play a major role in improving the efficiency of the services "Oushopee" provides to its customers, through ......read more

Abu Dhabi hosts The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference 2017

The third annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 8th 2017 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The event is expected to attract more than 150 senior executives from different sections of the market, including shipping, ports, finance and banking and law. Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017:  There will be distinct conference sessions following the keynote speeches, and these will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance, ports and shipping. There will also be a series of speeches giving details about recent case studies, illustrating how the financial sector can help release the full potential of regional shipping and ports operators to the benefit of trade and economic growth. A high level group of expert speakers and panellists is being ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre attends IBA Maritime and Transport Law Conference in Rio de Janeiro

Dubai, UAE, 11th June, 2017:  Continuing to raise awareness of its services with international markets, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) participated in the International Bar Association (IBA) Maritime and Transport Law Conference, from 7th to 8th June at Rio de Janeiro.  Presented by the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee, supported by the ICA Latin American Regional Forum, the 2017 Conference focused topics related to changes in the maritime sector including legal challenges supporting the changes.  As part of the Centre’s attendance, EMAC Executive Committee Member, Richard Briggs participated in the Conference’s Key issues in arbitration – a comparative study panel. Conducted on 8th June, the panel examined key issues in maritime arbitration and how these are addressed in ......read more

Gulftainer's GT USA Base at Port Canaveral Joins Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program

  Port operator benefits from enhanced operational efficiency, customer service, cargo-handling capabilities Sharjah-UAE:  31 May, 2017 – Port Canaveral, whose dedicated container terminal is operated by GT USA, the US arm of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, has joined the Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program. Launched by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the pilot program allows direct import of select fruits and vegetables from South America into southeastern US ports after undergoing a two-week cold treatment and obtaining the necessary unloading clearances. Safeguarding produce from fruit flies and other pests, cold treatment enables time-sensitive shipments to achieve customs compliance ......read more

GAC Dubai Contract Logistics Operations Meet ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Standard

Dubai, UAE 22 May 2017 – GAC Dubai’s commitment to quality and food safety has earned it ISO 22000:2005 accreditation. Certification comes after a stringent DNV audit which confirmed the company’s compliance with the internationally recognised standard.  It builds on the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system implemented across GAC Dubai since 1996, and incorporates the principles of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) - covering the storage and distribution of perishable food. Distribution Centre Manager, Richard Potts says, “GAC Dubai’s ability to underwrite its quality systems in support of customers’ supply chains is testament to its commitment to providing consistently high quality and safe services to its customers.” “Food reaches consumers through ......read more

Five More Global Companies Join Jafza's Tumoohi Programme

21 companies support training Emirati workforce of the future  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 May 2017: Five new global companies have signed up to be part of Jafza’s Tumoohi programme that provides UAE Nationals with work experience and employment opportunities.   DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem signed a series of agreements with Michelin, Danube Group, Transworld Logistics, Conares and Al Dobowi recently bringing the total number of companies participating in the programme to 21.   The Five new companies join industry leaders such as P&G, Unilever, Proclad and Mars GCC, Nestle, GE and others to provide young Emiratis the specialised job skills and technical expertise required by the job market coupled with one-on-one mentorship from leading professionals in their respective ......read more

Saqr Port purchases additional tug boat to support expansion plans

Ras Al Khaimah, May 17th 2017:  Saqr Port Authority, which manages the largest bulk-handling port in the middle East, has taken a further step in its planned capacity expansion by signing a deal with Dutch Shipbuilding and Engineering Conglomerate Damen Group for the delivery of a new ASD 2913 tug.  The announcement comes in quick succession of Saqr Port’s recently publicised deal with German machinery manufacturer Liebherr Maritime for two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes. Both contracts have been signed in support of Saqr Port’s plans to establish new berths to create additional capacity in response to rising demand for import / export movements through the Port. In addition to the increased capacity planning, RAK Ports recently opened the Marine Training Institute to deliver FTA accredited training ......read more

Paragon Offshore's logistics base in Abu Dhabi completed with GAC's support

Fully-fledged services included pre-building design development, construction and transportation   Abu Dhabi, UAE 16 May 2017:  GAC Abu Dhabi has completed the preparation, construction and relocation of a logistics base dedicated to supporting Paragon Offshore's operations. The global drilling services provider entrusted the handling of the entire project to establish the new base to GAC. That included: designing the plot and layout of the base; obtaining all necessary approvals to developing a storage facility; arranging renovation works; and relocating all cargo from Paragon Offshore’s old site to the new facility. The base will provide support to two of Paragon Offshore’s jack-up rigs. Situated at Mina Zayed port, known for its safe and accessible location, the base has an open yard space of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Prepares to Conduct Joint Emergency and Crisis Response Exercise for Maritime Transport Incidents

In conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team, is preparing to conduct an “Emergency Response for Maritime Transport Accidents” in Zayed Port on May 17, 2017. The exercise aims to enhance communication and joint planning for emergency response and crisis management with participating entities.  Eleven government entities will participate in the exercise, including the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA, Crisis Response Office – Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Police, Critical Infrastructure and Coastline ......read more

New Auto Gate System Opens at Hutchison Ports SOHAR

HE Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi, MoTC, officially opens new Port facilities Auto Gate will make shipments at SOHAR faster and more secure Huge infrastructure investments are creating a major regional hub As the world’s leading port network, Hutchison Ports is no stranger to significant infrastructure investments or world-leading technologies. As the container terminal operator at SOHAR Port in Oman, Hutchison is taking its next bold step towards modernisation and full automation, with the launch of its new Auto Gate system at Terminal C. The Terminal already features remote-controlled quayside cranes capable of handling next generation 20,000 TEU vessels. His Excellency Dr Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications in Oman, was on hand on Saturday to officially inaugurate the new, state-of-the-art ......read more

Annual Ports Partners Forum Brings Services Breakthrough for Investors

Forum Emphasized Customer Service Excellence as Vital to Global Reach Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 May 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), organised its second annual partner forum with its stakeholders and key customers.  Held at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, the forum discussed challenges and opportunities in a transparent and constructive setting and identified improvement areas to support economic diversification in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision. With key participation from directors from the government regulatory authorities for service delivery, the forum highlighted Abu Dhabi Ports’ achievements and opportunities and the company’s continuous close work with its partners, key customers ......read more

Agility Reports 17% EBITDA and 11% Net Profit Increase for Q1

Financial Highlights     Q1 2017 (Million KD) Q1 2016 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 320.5 298.8 +7.3% Net Revenue 110.8 102 +8.6% EBITDA 30.8 26.2 +17.4% Net Profit 14.6 13.1 +11.1% EPS (fils) 12.7 11.4 +11.4% Dubai – May 11, 2017 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today reported earnings of 12.7 fils per share on net profit of KD 14.6 million, an increase of 11.4% over the same period in ......read more

Gulftainer to Co-host Sharjah Business Summit with Key Government Entities

Port operator to co-host event with Shurooq, Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Ports Authority, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah’s free zone authorities  Summit to showcase new investment opportunities, supply chain innovations in Sharjah Sharjah-UAE: 11 May, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, in conjunction with its logistics subsidiary Momentum Logistics, will co-host the Sharjah Business Summit with prominent local government entities. Set to take place at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 17 May 2017, the event will highlight the emirate’s investment potential and showcase state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain solutions that can accelerate business growth in Sharjah. Organisers of the summit include the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Presents FDI Opportunities at Seoul Investment Forum

Abu Dhabi, UAE-  May10, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi and the Korean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, have hosted yesterday a high level investment forum for the Korean market, in Seoul. Held at the headquarters of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Forum objective was to highlight and explore promising industrial, trade and investment opportunities by introducing the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone, recently labelled as the the largest free zone in the Middle East, to the Korean market. The forum was held in the presence of His Excellency Abdullah Saif Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador in the Republic of Korea, Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, CEO of Khalifa Industrial Zone, ......read more

Gulftainer Recognised for Technological Excellence at Logistics Middle East Awards 2017

Sharjah-UAE: 30 April 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company was named winner of the main award in the ‘Technology Implementation of the Year’ category at the Logistics Middle East Awards 2017.  The company was recognised for the successful implementation of its state-of-the-art Marine and Container Handling (MACH) Terminal Operating System (TOS), which marks a major technology milestone for Gulftainer and the industry at large.  Since 2016, Gulftainer has been rolling out MACH TOS, which it implemented in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), in a phased manner across its terminals in the UAE. The customised software provides Gulftainer with computerised control and management of container storage and movement, ......read more

Panache International partners with RSA Logistics for HORECA operations and management

RSA Logistics will now provide complete logistical solutions for Panache International’s operations in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2017:  Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, partners with supply chain specialists RSA Logistics for a complete supply chain solution. Panache International will now be hosting its logistics on servers provided by RSA Logistics for360-degree supply chain solutions including contract logistics, transportation, distribution, and international freight, with processes tailored as per the different client requirements across the region. The CEO of Panache International, Vishaal Shah, and the MD of RSA Logistics, Abhishek Ajay Shah are Endeavor Entrepreneur’s. ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

GAC opens four new logistics offices in North America…

Shipping, logistics and marine services group expands network and diversifies freight forwarding operation   Dubai, June 1, 2015 - As part of its continuing strategy to develop its footprint across North America, leading shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group is opening four new offices in the US, strategically located to provide customers across a broad range of ......read more

Excellence in Regional Shipping to be celebrated at The Maritime Standard Awards…

Industry-backed gala awards announces its call for entries to recognise the best of the best from the Middle East and Indian subcontinent’s shipping and maritime industry 31 May 2015, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2015 is the highlight of the year for the region’s shipping and maritime industries where key decision makers from across the Middle East and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes Schmidt ME Logistics to Khalifa Port's trade and logistics zone…

New AED 20 Million facility will pack and transport dry bulk products for petrochemical and mineral manufacturers Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Ports celebrated the groundbreaking of Schmidt ME Logistics’ new facility in Khalifa Port’s industrial, trade and logistics zone (Kizad). The ceremony officiated by Dr. Wolfgang Hoppmann, CEO of Schmidt ME Logistics along with senior ......read more

DMCC signs an MOU with Dubai Martime City Authority…

27 May 2015, Dubai, UAE: DMCC, one of the world’s leading commodity hubs for trade and enterprise and the largest and fastest growing Free Zone in the UAE, today signed an Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) with the Dubai Maritime City Authority. The MOU provides a collaborative framework for DMCC Free Zone and Dubai Maritime City Authority to help promote Dubai to the ......read more

Dubai to showcase maritime strength at 50th edition of leading Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo…

May 18, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has revealed its coming participation in the 50th edition of Nor-Shipping, the world’s leading maritime trade fair, which will take place from June 2 to June 5, 2015 in Oslo and ......read more

DMCA announces formation of Maritime Advisory Council…

May 17, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai Maritime City Authority, the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has launched a new initiative concerning the establishment of the Maritime Advisory Council. The move is in line with the efforts to establish an integrated framework to boost the local maritime ......read more

Dubai World Central Marks Kuehne + Nagel's 125th Corporate Anniversary…

In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Kuehne + Nagel Showcases its Historical Links with the UAE Dubai, UAE: May 13, 2015 – Dubai World Central (DWC) hosted today the 125th corporate anniversary celebrations of Kuehne + Nagel, the first global logistics company to become fully operational at DWC in 2009. The event was graced by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports invests in new mobile harbour cranes…

New cranes can lift 65 tonnes and reach across 35 metres Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Ports has taken delivery of two new mobile harbor cranes which will be used to handle the increasing volumes of general cargo, faster and more efficiently.  The new cranes are part of an ongoing upgrade to all of the general cargo handling equipment in Khalifa, Zayed and Musaffah Ports. The new ......read more

Milaha Trading Awarded ‘Best Partner of the Year 2014' by Doosan Infracore…

Doha, 5 May 2015: Milaha Trading, Milaha’s arm for commercial agency activities, was awarded “Best Partner of the Year 2014” by Doosan Infracore, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy equipment and machinery. The award, presented by Executive Vice President of Doosan Infracore Sales, Mr. J J Jin, was given in recognition of Milaha Trading’s dedicated ......read more

Fast Logistics opens its 3rd African consolidation warehouse in Dubai…

Fast Logistic Solutions Group (FLS Group) a premiere global logistics service provider announces the opening of its third African cargo consolidation warehouse facility at the Aladdin Container Terminal, Ras al Khor, Dubai. Centrally located between the three major ports of UAE, Port Rashid, Jebel Ali and Sharjah Port, this new warehousingfacility for sea-freight services, covers around ......read more

Gulf Warehousing Company becomes the Authorized Service Contractor for UPS in the State of Qatar…

Gulf Warehousing Company Q.S.C. (GWC), Qatar’s leading logistics provider, has signed an agreement to become the “Authorized Service Contractor for UPS (ASC)” for express parcel service in the State of Qatar as of June 2015.  The agreement allows GWC to provide UPS products and services, including express parcel delivery, as well as access to the UPS global network ......read more

EMOVERS announces the release of a Free iPhone and Android App for the Moving Industry. Now Move ...…

Dubai. UAE: EMOVERS LLC, a leading relocation company, announced the release of a free smartphone app called EMOVE.  This first-of-its-kind app helps people to plan and execute the relocation of home or office with ease. It’s useful features like Moving Checklist, CBM Calculator, Move Announcement, Snapshots, and Services Directory will make moving a No Mess No Stress ......read more

UPS's Authorized Service Contractor EIRAD…

Opens New State of the Art Facility at KFIA   UPS Customers set to benefit from new operations centre at King Fahad International Airport   Riyadh, April 29th, 2015 – Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province and the President of the General Authority for Civil Aviation Mr. Soliman Al Hamdan, a new state of ......read more

Khalifa Port Container Terminal Sets New Milestone in Safety…

Abu Dhabi Terminals celebrates 4 million hours without Lost Time Injury Abu Dhabi, 28th April 2015 – Abu Dhabi Terminals, manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), celebrated a new record in health & safety by completing 4 million man-hours with LTI (lost time injury) which equals 603 days since the last LTI.    The 4 million man-hour achievement is ......read more

APPLUS RTD to provide testing to ultra-deep water Kaombo development…

Applus RTD, the global leader in the provision of integrity technology services, has been awarded a contract from Heerema Marine Contractors as part of the Kaombo development offshore Angola. As part of the largest ultra-deep water SURF (subsea, umbilicals, risers, flowlines) development, Applus RTD will provide non-destructive testing for offshore flowlines and risers, as well as testing ......read more

H.H Sheikh Ahmed to open FIATA Africa & Middle East Conference on Sunday…

Region offers “extremely lucrative” growth opportunities   ME ‘filling a gap’ for Africa, Central Asia and Subcontinent ME contract logistics sector to expand 33 % by 2017  ME freight forwarding to witness 7.8 % annual growth   UAE logistics market valuations to touch $27 billion in 2015 Dubai, April 18, 2015: His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al ......read more

Relevant UAE maritime sector bodies participate in workshop on Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre ...…

April 19, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a comprehensive workshop for various governmental and non-governmental bodies and companies working in the UAE’s maritime sector to discuss the best practices in international arbitration and the working mechanisms of the "Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).” The session, ......read more

EMOVERS announces the release of iPhone and Android App for the Moving Industry. Now Move your home ...…

Dubai. UAE: EMOVERS LLC, a leading relocation company, announced the release of a free smartphone app called EMOVE.  This first-of-its-kind app helps people to plan and execute the relocation of home or office with ease. It’s useful features like Moving Checklist, CBM Calculator, Move Announcement, Snapshots, and Services Directory will make moving a No Mess No Stress ......read more

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