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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

M.E. Offshore Activity Bucks Global Downward Trend with 2.6% Increase

2016 witnessed a decline in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in all regions of the world except the Middle East. Stronger results expected in 2017, as oil prices head towards $60 per barrel 19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Middle East was the only global market to witness an increase in demand in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in 2016 of 2.6%, indicating that regional government investment continues to support the sector’s performance since the fall of oil prices in 2014. The positive news comes ahead of the region’s biannual Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) event, which takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) on 25 – 27 September 2017.  According to Petrodata figures, demand for OSV in the Middle East region was 2.6% higher in December ......read more

Centre Point Logistics' Dh60 million new warehouse goes live at Dubai South

The facility consolidates CPL’s foothold in UAE’s Dh86 billion logistics market  UAE logistics sector is expected to grow by 4 per cent, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 per cent between 2015 and 2020 CPL is mulling cost effective solar energy sources to reduce dependency on expensive traditional electricity supply 25 per cent of the GCC’s Dh 171 billion logistics market is spent on warehousing Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2017 The Centre Point Logistics (CPL), Dubai’s leading provider of logistics, warehousing and storage facilities, today announced the commencement of operations of its newly built Dh60 million state of the art warehouse at Dubai Logistics Corridor in Dubai South. With current total investments of over AED100 million in warehouse and distribution space of over 3 ......read more

World's first reinforced Arc7 class LNG carrier maiden port calls go smooth as ice, thanks to GAC Russia

Professional agency support delivered in preparation for start of commercial shipments Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2017 – GAC Russia has marked an important milestone with its successful handling of the first LNG carrier designed to withstand harsh Arctic conditions at the icy Russian ports of Murmansk and Sabetta.  The “Christophe De Margerie” is the world’s first specialised LNG ship in the reinforced ice Arc7 class, and the first of a fleet of 15 designed to export liquefied natural gas from Sabetta to European and Asian markets.  Ice trials When it arrived in Murmansk for its ice trails in the Kara Sea, GAC Russia provided the vessel with a range of services, including: obtaining its permit to operate in Russian territorial waters; boarding engineers and scientists for the trials; delivering ......read more

Jafza to Strengthen Cooperation with the British Business Community

- Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem: 21 new British companies joined Jafza last year - 7% year-on-year growth of British companies over the last five years - Paul Fox: British companies benefit from Jafza for efficient access to the UAE and the region. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April, 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa has hosted the UK Business Forum for British companies operating in the free zone to strengthen partnerships and explore opportunities in the Middle East and African region.    The forum was held in the presence of Paul Fox, British Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates; Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of DP World - UAE Region and senior ......read more

Journey Along the Integrated National Logistics

With a total investment of US$85 million, INL constructed a Central Distribution and Logistics Centre – one of the largest single-site warehousing complex in Dubai South Dubai, UAE (April 13, 2017): The Integrated National Logistics (INL), a leader in total logistics solutions for companies seeking cradle to grave support for their products and services across the MENA region and beyond, has come a long way in ten years. With a total investment of US$ 85 million, INL constructed a Central Distribution and Logistics Centre – one of the largest single-site warehousing complex in the UAE. The company offers several points of difference when it comes to the storage and handling of customer’s goods with 20,000 sqm2 of high bay multi temperature chill and frozen fully automated storage at a height of 29 meters as well ......read more

MAQTA Gateway Achieves Complete Digitalization of all Imports & Exports

Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 April, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in the Emirate, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), announced today the introduction of a new stream of digital services in the field of import and export operations for RORO and General Cargo. This is a substantial offering that will provide customers and stakeholders the accessibility to new benefits they can now reap from the automation of operational processes and services through its Maqta Port Community System (PCS). The new service marks the completion of the digitalization of all operational services, following the success in providing digital services for container and cruise vessels across Abu Dubai’s commercial ports in 2016. Announcing the new digital services, ......read more

What3Words Extends Middle East Presence with the Launch of Addressing System in Arabic

What3Words launches in Arabic with Jaguar Land Rover and Aramex adopting 3 word addresses Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2017 – what3words, the multi-award winning location reference system, has launched in Arabic, and immediately embarked upon a host of strategic partnerships, to bring its precision addressing infrastructure to a market of over 230 million Arabic speaking people across the globe. what3words is an address system based on a global grid of 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, where each square has a unique pre-assigned 3-word address. The system is fast becoming an essential solution in both mature markets and rapidly developing economies. 5 national postal services have adopted the system over the past 6 months and 3 word addresses are also being used to extend precision mapping and navigation for those developing autonomous ......read more

NAQEL partners with Dubai Trade to train logistics community in the GCC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2017:  Saudi Arabia’s leading logistics service provider - NAQEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the U.A.E, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC Trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice and knowledge in the sector.   While NAQEL focuses its services on providing logistics and supply chain solutions to its customers in Saudi Arabia and GCC markets, it also contributes to the development of the logistics and transportation industry in Saudi Arabia as a part of its corporate responsibility efforts. The training division of NAQEL – the ‘NAQEL Excellence Center’ - supports the Kingdom’s 2030 vision and ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Participates in the Inaugural Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS)

Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 27, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, is participating in the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), which will be taking place from 27-30 March, 2017 at Paris-Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi.  Hosted by UAE Ministry of Economy and the United Nations in Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), GMIS is expected to welcome a hand-selected audience of over 1,200 delegates, including Heads of State, Government Leaders, Ministers, Policy Makers and C-Suite Executives from Global 2000 Companies. Leading manufacturers from all over the world will be participating in the GCC’s first ever showcase of manufacturing capabilities and investment ......read more

RSA Logistics awards rooftop solar contract to SirajPower

First of a kind project to be delivered for a logistics company in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th March 2017:  RSA logistics and SirajPower have signed a solar lease agreement to deliver a solar rooftop solution in Dubai. SirajPower will develop a solar system of 1.1 MW on RSA logistics’ rooftop, in Dubai Logistics City, Dubai South. The solar system will cover more than 90% of the energy consumption. David Auriau, Director at SirajPower highlighted: “This first-of-a-kind project will not only help cut energy expenditure, but will also help promote a green image among the public. Logistics companies have a key role to play in transforming Dubai into the smartest city in the world, and we sincerely thank RSA Logistics for trusting our venture and partnering with us in this initiative of building a green ......read more

Customs World inks cooperation agreement with Dominican Customs

The agreement is to further underpin the Dominican Republic’s position as a regional trading hub in the Caribbean Dubai – 16 Mar 2017:  Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai, has signed an agreement of cooperation with the General Directorate of Customs of the Dominican Republic. According to the agreement, Customs World will provide technical assistance and expert advice to the Dominican Customs in their reform and modernization process. The aim is to devise a reform and development blueprint to build Dominican Customs’ capacity through enhanced customs procedures and clearance systems.  The project is geared towards boosting Dominican Customs services, duty collection and revenue protection, while building their anti-smuggling capabilities to ensure a safe ......read more

Agility's Earning Release for Full Year 2016

Agility’s Financial Results for Full Year and Q4 2016 Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its 2016 financial results, reporting a net profit of KD 59.1 million, or 51.3 fils per share, an increase of 10.6% over the same period in 2015. Revenue for the year stood at KD 1,234.0 million and EBITDA at KD 115.2 million. For the fourth quarter 2016, Agility reported a net profit of KD 15.7 million with an earnings-per-share of 13.6 fils, an increase of 9.7 % over the same period in 2015. EBITDA for the quarter stood at KD 31.4 million, an increase of 18.4% over last year. Board of Directors Recommendation In view of growing optimism and ongoing progress to date with respect to Agility’s 2020 EBITDA target of USD 800 Million, the Board of Directors is proposing a three-pronged distribution ......read more

Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre signs MoU with GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre

MoU to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration on arbitration within the GCC EMAC and GCCCAC to assist in identifying suitable arbitrators and mediators to resolve disputes Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2017:  In a move to further strengthen ties between arbitration centres in the region, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre (GCCCAC) during a ceremony on Tuesday 7 March.  Through the agreement, EMAC and GCCCAC will aim to work together to identify suitable arbitrators and mediators to assist in the resolution of disputes received by the centres. Additionally, the centres will collaborate on a number of knowledge sharing activities, including hosting seminars, workshops, presentations and educational sessions to raise ......read more

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Nestlé renews partnership with Mohebi Logistics…

Already a client for eight years, Nestlé has extended its long-term partnership with Mohebi Logistics for a further seven years. Both companies will be working closely in Dubai World Central (DWC).  The agreement announced recently, underlines the strong mutual bonds that have already paved the progress made by Nestlé in the GCC region. As Expo 2020 approaches, both companies are entering ......read more

GAC joins World Ocean Council…

Working with diverse business interests to promote sustainability of the seas Dubai, UAE, 25 June, 2015 – As part of its commitment to sustainability, the GAC Group has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WOC), the international ocean  business alliance for Corporate Ocean Responsibility.  GAC joins more than 80 WOC members from the shipping, shipbuilding, oil & ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre collects two more accreditations…

Endorsements from UAE Federal Transport Authority and UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirms industry leading status Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre has been accredited by the UAE's Federal Transport Authority (FTA) - Land & Marine, for its delivery of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model Courses, all of which meet the requirements of the ......read more

MICCO to invest an initial AED 35 million in Khalifa Port's Industrial Zone - Kizad…

Abu Dhabi Ports sees MICCO establish a world-class logistics business centre at Kizad 22 June 2015: Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has signed a standard Musataha agreement (SMA) with Al Mazroui International Cargo Company (MICCO) to establish a new Logistics Business Centre at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi ......read more

'The Box' Paves the Way for Self-Storage in the United Arab Emirates…

For millions of people around the world, the Middle East is the new land of opportunity. As an increasing number of ex-patriots pursue opportunities in the region’s business hubs, The Box’s unique approach to self-storage and relocation caters to the needs of a population that’s moving forward—and fast. Since its establishment in 2008, The Box has addressed growing ......read more

DMCA signs service-level agreement with TRAKHEES for sustainable development of Dubai Maritime City…

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a strategic service-level agreement (SLA) with the Department of Planning and Development - TRAKHEES, a regulatory arm of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone in Dubai, with a vision of developing residence and civil engineering ......read more

DMCA sponsors first Maritime Academic Conference & Expo 2015 in Dubai…

June 15, 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 announced its official sponsorship of the Maritime Academic Conference & Expo 2015 – MARACAD which will be organized by Sham Company for Conventions and Exhibitions, from ......read more

High level conference to discuss how to bring fresh investment to the shipping sector…

Turning Theory into Reality 14 June 2015, Abu Dhabi: The first Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference, organised by The Maritime Standard (TMS), will take place this year on 29-30 November at Park Hyatt Hotel in Abu Dhabi.  The event, which is endorsed by Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime UAE, and being hosted by Abu Dhabi Ports, will feature top level ......read more

Industrial Packing and Lashing…

Dubai, UAE, November 7th 2013 – Goods have to be properly packed and lashed (secured) for it to be transported to various destinations. The type of packing and lashing deployed for a cargo will depend on its type, weight, volume, fragility, mode of transportation, etc. Consolidated Shipping Services (CSS), one of the leading logistics service providers in the UAE, offers industrial ......read more

Dubai to throw the spotlight on its leading position as a global maritime hub at pioneering edition ...…

Recent IMO report reveals strong demand for more skilled maritime workers The UAE is looking towards consolidating its leading position as a global maritime hub when it hosts the first edition of the Maritime Academic Conference and Expo, which will be held from November 9 to November 10, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event, which is being held under the official support of the ......read more

Bush & Noble announce the sale of two superyachts within GCC…

Leading GCC superyacht brokerage, Bush & Noble, sees continued strong sales through 2015 with the recent sale of two superyachts.  Dubai, UAE 9th June 2015: Bush & Noble, the region's largest yacht brokerage, is proud to announce the recent sale of two Superyachts in the GCC. The 2007 Mangusta 105 Sport boasts a modern and sleek interior and can accommodate nine guests in ......read more

Globe Express Services appoints Mustapha Kawam as President and CEO…

June 08, 2015: Board of Directors of Globe Express Services has recently appointed Mustapha Kawam as President and CEO of Globe Express Services. Kawam joined Globe Express Services in 1995 and has held a wide range of leadership positions in the company. Since 2009, he has served as Managing Director - Gulf States at Globe Express Services. Kawam takes the helm of Globe Express Services after ......read more

Mohebi Logistics Breaks Ground on AED 550 Million (US$150M) Facility at Dubai World Central…

•    State-of-the-art logistics facility will set benchmark in the region •    Reinforces DWC’s commitment to become a global, multimodal logistics hub Dubai-UAE: 7 June 2015 – Dubai-based Mohebi Logistics, one of the largest vertically-integrated supply chain management companies in the Middle East, has broken ground on its dynamic new ......read more

Etihad Cargo offers industry-first cargo benefits through new partnership…

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

Queen Elizabeth calls at Zayed Port and celebrates 175th anniversary…

Second Cunard luxury liner of the season demonstrates Zayed Port’s growing importance April 15, 2015 - Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Ports has greeted luxury cruise liner Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in Zayed Port with a traditional Emirati welcome, to mark the second Cunard cruise ship of the season and Cunard’s 175th anniversary. The cruise ship Queen Elizabeth was met by ......read more

Dubai Customs showcases world-class CSR experience…

Taking part at the 8th Arabia CSR Awards Clinic Dubai – 09-April 2015: Dubai Customs’ Director of Corporate Communication, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib said DC’s successful CSR experience is the fruit of the senior management’s commitment to put in place a clear CSR strategy that adheres to the directives of Dubai Government. DC has developed its social initiatives and ......read more

Khalifa Port ready for growing RORO volumes…

•    Emirate’s RORO volumes grow by 18.8% in 2014 •    Abu Dhabi Ports hits 100,000-benchmark and handles all-time high of 106,071 vehicle units in 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE - April 9, 2015: As part of its commitment to facilitate development and trade, Abu Dhabi Ports has enhanced its customer service offering by moving all of Abu Dhabi’s RORO ......read more

Gulf CraftShows Wave of Support for Launch of London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show…

Leading International Superyacht Builder Will Appear at First Edition of Prestige Event to Connect with International Customers LONDON, 7 April 2015:Gulf Craft, one of the world’s leading superyacht shipyards, will participate in the first-ever London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show, bringing its European and international customers up-to-date with the latest innovations in its ......read more

Qatar Airways to serve Sialkot, Faisalabad and Multan from 16th July 2015, 17th July 2015 and 1st ...…

Five-Star Doha-based carrier strengthens presence in Sub-continent with three new destinations DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways today unveiled the launch dates of three new passenger destinations in Pakistan as part of the airline’s continued expansion strategy. Beginning 16th July 2015, the airline will begin four weekly passenger services to Sialkot where it already operates ......read more

Globe Express Services receives prestigious Maersk Line Platinum Award for fourth consecutive year…

March 23, 2015 : Globe Express Services was recently bestowed the coveted Platinum Award by Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean carrier and the most reliable container shipping company. The award, which recognizes the best performing logistics providers and top customers of Maersk Line, was received by the company for the fourth year in a row.   The award was presented to ......read more

Milaha launches first ever direct container service between Qatar and India…

Dubai, March 22, 2015 – Milaha Maritime & Logistics, a subsidiary of the Qatar based Milaha Group which delivers integrated transport and supply chain solutions in the GCC, has announced the launch of the first direct container service between Qatar and India. The non-stop service will connect Qatar’s Doha port with India’s largest port Nhava Sheva, also known as Jawaharlal ......read more

DMCA launches ‘Dubai Maritime Day'…

March 21, 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates In line with Dubai Strategic Plan goals aimed at supporting and stimulating all aspects of maritime trade and economy in the emirate, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the launch of ‘Dubai Maritime ......read more

Gulftainer and SAP Leverage Technology to Boost UAE's Logistics-Based Economy…

UAE Aims to be Top 10 in the World in Logistics Performance by 2021 SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates– 19March 2015 — Gulftainer, a privately owned, independent terminal operating and logistics company, today announced SAP as its strategic technology partner to drive the UAE’s booming logistics-based economy. Under the terms of the agreement, which was signed at ......read more

Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview will Bring Latest Superyacht to Qatar…

Shipbuilder’s Diverse Model Range andLatest Yacht Design to be Showcased at Private Show 16March 2015:  Globally recognized yacht and boat manufacturer, Gulf Craft,will host an exclusivepreview ofits latest superyachtto the Qatari market, along with its new collection of innovative yachts designed for passionate sea travelers. Taking center stage at the private show, which runs ......read more

GAC Pindar at the helm for Extreme Sailing Series Muscat delivery…

Official logistics provider moves yachts and equipment by land and sea for international sailing event Muscat, Oman, 15 March 2015 – The latest in the current Extreme Sailing Series 2015 just concluded in Oman, and everything was in place thanks to GAC Pindar. The yachting logistics specialist is the official logistics partner for the global series of events that pits the elite of ......read more

Milaha to discuss market factors impacting GCC supply chains at The Cargo Show MENA 2015…

Dubai, March 15, 2015 – Milaha Maritime & Logistics, a subsidiary of Milaha focusing on  integrated transport and supply chain solutions in the GCC, has announced its participation in The Cargo Show MENA 2015 which will be held on March 17 and 18, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. During the show, Milaha Maritime & Logistics (MML), one of the ......read more

H.E. Sultan Bin Sulayem receives ‘Contribution to the maritime sector' award from ‘World of Yachts ...…

March 9, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: H.E. Sultan Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and President of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, received the ‘Contribution to the maritime sector’ award during this ......read more

GAC moves up a gear as official logistics partner for FIA World Rallycross Championship…

9 March 2015 – Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC is entering the rugged world of rally driving with its appointment as the official logistics partner to the FIA World Rallycross Championship. The 2015 Championship, which debuts in Montalegre, Portugal, on 24 April, will see drivers competing in powerful 650bhp cars that reach speeds of 60mph in just 1.8 seconds ......read more

Dubai Customs seizes 3 million tramadol pills at Cargo Village…

Packed in 60 parcels with a street value close to AED 60 million Risk Engine, ‘star of the show’ Dubai – 9 March 2015: Once again, Dubai Customs officers stand tall as they block the entry of 3 million tramadol pills, with an approximate street value of AED 60 million. Inspectors at Dubai Cargo Village Customs Center were able to detect the restricted drug, packed in ......read more

DMCA receives positive response during its participation at Dubai International Boat Show 2015…

March 4, 2015.Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) received positive response during its participation at this year’s edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS). Organizers of the event along with the exhibitors and participants have lauded the Authority for providing Marine Craft Licensing services and issuing licenses on-the-spot for DIBS participants ......read more

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