STA Law Firm says legislation will reinforce the country’s position as a preferred shipping destination
Dubai, UAE, 13 December, 2018: Built on traditional pearl diving and dhow building, the UAE’s maritime industry dates back centuries, remaining fundamental to the economy, and legal experts say a new law will significantly benefit the country’s sea trade.
The first draft of the UAE’s new maritime law is expected to be ready in early 2019, and will then be passed to stakeholders for feedback, before being submitted to the federal government for approval.
STA Law Firm, which has represented many of the UAE maritime industry’s major players, believes the new law is a key step to addressing some of the critical problems faced by the industry. Additionally, the new law will reinforce ......read more
Dubai welcomes 25,000 cruise tourists in one day, with the arrivals of cruise ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima, MSC Splendida, Horizon and Celebrity Constellation
Cruise Ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima and Horizon mark their maiden call to Dubai
Pullmantur Cruise Line marks its debut in the region with the maiden call of Cruise Ship Horizon
Dubai, UAE; 09 December 2018: Port Rashid received five international cruise liners at the Dubai Cruise Terminal on a single day, marking a historic milestone during the 2018/2019 season. The cruise lines originating from UK, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain brought in over 25,000 tourists. The milestone event forms part of the ongoing efforts of the recently formed Dubai Cruise Committee to raise the profile of Dubai as a leading destination for winter sun ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018: DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) was awarded Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year 2018 at the Transport and Logistics Middle East Excellence Awards 2018, held recently in Dubai.
The awards were hosted by Dubai Airports and DP World and was attended by representatives from the government and private sectors in transportation, aviation and logistics. According to the organizers, DCAF was given the award due to the company’s efficiency, smoothness of process and response time, as well as offering an all-around brilliant consultancy service that factors in the needs of the modern customer. Other factors which were considered included exceptional readiness, reliability, flexibility and safety offering a genuine service without compromise.
Holger Ostheimer, Managing Director, DC ......read more
Regional trade enabler recognised for operational excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th Nov 2018: DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its significant contribution to the UAE's trade and outstanding performance by winning the Port and Terminal Operator Award at the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Middle East Awards.
The Award was received by Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region at a gala ceremony in the presence of more than 700 leading maritime industry professionals.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “This is another headline day for DP World and all our Dubai-based employees. I congratulate the UAE Region team on their achievements highlighting our role in the global supply ......read more
Regional trade enabler gains further recognition for its role as industry leader in the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2018: Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its industry leading services and practices at this year’s Maritime Standard Awards, winning the Terminal Operator of the Year category.
The award was received by Joost Kruijning, SVP & COO, Ports and Terminals Division, DP World, UAE Region on behalf of the company during a gala ceremony attended by industry leaders from shipping companies, ports, terminal operators and others in the sector.
Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region presented The Maritime Standard Personality of the Year Award to Ali Shehab, Deputy CEO, the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company.
DP ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
H1 2018 (MillionKD)
Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018: Agility, a leading global logistics provider, ......read more
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
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 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
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
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
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
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’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
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
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 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
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
24/7 support from Dubai, wherever you are
Dubai, UAE, 19 October 2016: Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC’s Global Husbandry Centre (GHC) is now operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week – in response to the growing demand from its shipping principals.
The GHC serves as a single point of contact for global clients, coordinating a range of ......read more
Amman, Jordan, 16th October 2016: Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has achieved certification of the internationally recognized standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
The certificate was granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI), a Royal Charter Company and founding member of ......read more
October 16, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Preparations are underway for the launch of Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 this coming November 2 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. To be held under the umbrella of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the summit is a quality initiative ......read more
To be held in Abu Dhabi from 18-19 October at the Rosewood Hotel
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 15, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports is gearing up to host the 10th International ISPO Conference on October 18 and 19, 2016 at the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Members of the International User Group (IUG) of the International Standard for maritime Pilot Organisations (ISPO) will convene for two days ......read more
Volume grows 50% over 2015 as business on boards new clients
Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2016: GAC Dubai’s contract logistics division has set a new record by handling 1 million cubic metres (CBM) of stock in the first eight months of 2016, and is on track to hit an annual record through of 1.5 CBM by year-end. The milestone continues the growth of the business, which handled 874,000 ......read more
10th October 2016, Dubai: The year 2016 will not go down as one of the best in the shipping industry’s history, with economic factors and overcapacity producing challenging times for many sectors. But despite the difficulties, companies have continued to excel and innovate and The Maritime Standard Awards 2016 will rightly recognise these positive achievements in an unrivalled occasion on ......read more
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 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
Certificate builds on efforts to make Abu Dhabi Ports a customer orientated, integrated platform for business
Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 24, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, is now ISO 10002:2014 certified, which ensures best global practice in handling complaints related to any services ......read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Abu Dhabi Ports adds a 1000-meter quay wall to Khalifa Port and deepens its channel and basin to -18 meters to accommodate world’s largest container and cargo ships for first time in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 August, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone, has today announced a major ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 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, 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
Global trade drives new lanes in nine additional countries
Customers using service grow 5-18 times faster than peers2
Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2016: UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the latest expansion of its popular UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ service to nine new countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Malta, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia. Together with ......read more
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July 27, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed the formation of RASEINA Maritime Domestic & Leisure Working Group, a first of its kind in the UAE, which aims to promote Dubai’s marine and leisure sector activities.
The group has been created in a push to advance the Maritime Sector Strategy and further lead Dubai into becoming ......read more
July 12, 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, has launched ‘Smart Weather,’ a new mobile-friendly online portal that provides vital weather information and advice. The advanced tool forms part of the DMCA’s efforts to ......read more
July 11, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with its efforts to promote the highest levels of maritime safety and environmental responsibility, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is continuing its inspection campaign aimed at ensuring that floating restaurants operating in Dubai conform with the highest standards and international best practices. The move complements ongoing efforts ......read more
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
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
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-UAE: 27 June, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Ports has rolled out ‘Working Safely in the Heat’ campaign in its ports and KIZAD as part of the Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Center (OSHAD) and UAE Ministry of Labour’s ‘Safety in Heat’ programme.
Abu Dhabi Ports campaign is being held for the fourth year to raise awareness about the dangers of working in ......read more
Contract logistics arm aims to increase monthly throughput by 47% by mid-2017
Dubai, UAE, June 22, 2016: GAC Dubai’s contract logistics arm has opened a new dedicated co-packing facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) as part of the company’s continued investment and growth strategy.
With its workforce of 200 highly experienced operatives, GAC ......read more
June 21, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Marine Advisory Council discussed the best ways to continue leading the march to excellence pursued by the Dubai Maritime Authority in upgrading the components of Dubai’s maritime sector and modernizing infrastructure, developing legislative, legal and logistics aspects, and further diversifying investment opportunities to enhance the ......read more
June 20, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), in coordination with Dubai Customs, organised a ‘Fire and Safety Awareness’ training. The session was held to help raise awareness among crew members of dhow boats about fire and safety—aiming to reduce the number of untoward incidents within Dubai’s territorial waters and enhance the safety ......read more
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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 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
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'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