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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

ART MARINE Showcases Dhs 100m of Boats at the Dubai International Boat Show

Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  ART MARINE, the Middle East’s largest and most recognised 360° Regional Leisure Yachting Enterprise, has concluded its successful participation at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show showcasing over Dhs 100m worth of boats.  During the show, ART MARINE alongside the Ferretti Group showcased the latest in the Ferretti Yacht’s line, the new FY550 which makes its Middle Eastern debut. The new yacht will cater to the requirements of the broader clientele due to this yacht being a competitively priced, fly-bridge model with four social areas, a submersible swim platform, tender garage, bow area seating and the latest in navigation technology. Another boat making its debut at the Dubai International Boat Show is the FSD 195 from Ferretti Security and Defence, the ......read more

Local, International Brands Record Positive Sales and Interest at 25th Dubai International Boat Show

Exhibitors hit the mark by selling numerous vessels and generating business leads  Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  Maritime businesses from the UAE and abroad are celebrating positive early sales at the Dubai International Boat Show and expect to close a number of deals as the five-day luxury leisure marine event wraps up its 25th landmark event. Emirates-based Gulf Craft reported an opening day sale to a client for the build of their Majesty 135, which is set to be delivered in spring 2018, while the brand also unveiled the Majesty 100 for the first time, a semi-convertible flybridge superyacht which has caught the eye of boat owners and admirers throughout the show. Jalboot, the local distributor for Wajer and Mastercraft, sold the Mastercraft NXT20 from their stand at the Dubai International Marine Club to an ......read more

Dubai Customs and Saudi counterpart discuss cooperation and future perspectives

Dubai – 4 March 2017:  Dubai Customs (DC) has received a delegation from Saudi Customs to discuss cooperation perspectives and boost mutual ties and exchange of expertise. The visit was primarily aimed at reinforcing joint customs work between both agencies through harmonization of processes and facilitation of border formalities and services to enhance bilateral flow of trade, investments and passengers. The meeting was held at Jebel Ali Port where Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed Ahmed Alhakbani, Director General of Saudi Customs and members of the accompanying delegation. Attending the meeting were Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director for Customer Management Division at DC, Ahmed bin Lahej, Executive Director for Customs Affairs at Federal Customs Authority, Faysal Lutfi, CEO of Customs World, ......read more

Small to Mid-Range Luxury Boat Market Lifeblood of the Marine Industry

Local and international manufacturers use Dubai International Boat Show as a key platform for boat sales 80% of revenue generated by small to mid-sized vessels sales and maintenance, keeping the market afloat  Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  The appeal, accessibility and affordability of boats in the small to mid-sized segment compared to their larger counterparts are a key contributing factor in keeping the marine industry alive, with local and international companies using the Dubai International Boat Show as a platform to target a wealth of eager consumers during the five-day event. Sultan Alshaali, CEO of Al Shaali Group said: “Small to medium sized boats represent 20% of the market but they generate 80% of revenue for the entire industry. If you think of it this way, one boat owner will need one service; twenty ......read more

Mohammed Al Shaali Receives Lifetime Achievement Honour at World of Yachts and Boats Awards

Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  The World of Yachts and Boats Awards has honoured Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show. Local and international marine organisations and government agencies were also recognised for their excellence in service to the leisure marine industry at the evening ceremony, which took place at the Westin Mina Seyahi at the end of the third day of the Dubai International Boat Show.   Dubai Water Canal, Government of Dubai and the RTA won the Best Seafront Development Award, while the Dubai Coast Guard picked up the Safety at Sea Award.  Emirates Boats took home the Best Local Boat Builder (small and medium), while Gulf Craft won Best Local Boat Builder in the large category. Exalto Emirates ......read more

Project Earth initiative at Dubai International Boat Show turns spotlight on environmental awareness

Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders, ocean preservationists join hands with visitors to deliver sustainability message Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders and ocean preservationists are joining visitors at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show today to raise awareness of the growing menace of marine pollution.  As many of the world’s leading leisure marine brands continue to attract show goers and professionals interested in all sectors of the maritime industry, sustainability is the theme at the Project Earth Pavilion, a new feature this year at Dubai International Marine Club. On a daily basis, visitors to the Pavilion use an arcade “claw” to lift rubbish from the beach and win prizes, while others gather up plastic bottles to throw into a ......read more

ADNEC signs agreement with British Marine to Host Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

Abu Dhabi, 1 March 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced today that it will host the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show in 2018 in association with British Marine Boat Shows. The event is set to take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in October 2018. British Marine Boat Shows are the organisers of the London Boat Show and Southampton Boat Show. The London Boat Show takes place at ExCeL London, London’s premier event venue and a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNEC. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with British Marine to host a world-class boat show in Abu Dhabi. The event will be a valuable addition to ADNEC’s growing portfolio of local and international events. It will also support Abu Dhabi’s leisure marine ......read more

Extreme Watercraft Open a New World of Water Wanderlust at Dubai International Boat Show

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Some of the world’s most innovative water adventure companies are showing visitors how to shed new light on the ocean floor at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. These deep sea submersibles are taking water wanderlust to new depths of planet Earth, allowing owners to access depths of a kilometre under the sea surface in comfort and safety. Triton Submersibles, Seabreacher and Ortega Submersibles are all opening the eyes of thrill seeking visitors who are keen to explore the wonders of the world in the latest technology. A bright yellow ‘machine of discovery’ which can access parts of the planet one could never otherwise reach is catching the eye of visitors at the show.  Akin to an ‘inner space ship’, according to Patrick Lahey, President of Triton Submarines, ......read more

Wing Connects First 20 Providers to Its Platform, Doubles Shipping Volumes Over Past 3 Months

Region’s first of its kind innovative mobile and web-based delivery platform: Over 23,000 packages delivered during White Friday, 120,000 since its inception  26 February 2017 – Dubai:  WING, the UAE’s most innovative mobile and web-based user-friendly delivery platform for businesses and individual consumers is looking to double its growth in the UAE market with plans to acquire more customers to join its unique platform this year.    The announcement comes as part of the company’s expansion and growth plans to expand its customer base by over 30% and boost business to double the order book by mid-2017. The company is also looking to enhance its GCC Cross Border Shipping services and is in discussions with several courier companies across the region to help increase its customer base in ......read more

Jalboot announces Wajer Yachts and MasterCraft at Dubai International Boat Show 2017

Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Ahead of the annual event starting on Tuesday, 28th February, Jalboot (an Abu Dhabi based marine company) has announced its acquisition of the exclusive distribution for luxury Dutch brand, Wajer Yachts across the GCC, as well as for US boat manufacturer, Mastercraft across the UAE - further enhancing it's distributor portfolio in the Middle East. At DIBS 2017, Jalboot will showcase one of Wajer Yachts' most prestigious vessels - the Wajer 38 - in Dubai for the very first time.  The luxurious vessel is for sale at a price tag of AED 3 million. Jalboot will be at Stand MD-170 from 28th February - 4th March 2017.  I'd like to invite you to come down to its stand and have an experience on the Wajer 38 if you are keen?  You can also chat to representatives from Jalboot ......read more

Schmidt Heilbronn opens Schmidt Middle East Head Quarters in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone within KIZAD

The 22,000 square metres facility includes a warehouse and  9silo bunker storage Dry bulk goods services include land and maritime transport Abu Dhabi – UAE: February 26, 2017:  Schmidt Middle East logistics, a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn, a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics, has launched operations of its multi-user logistics hub based in Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ) within Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).  This multi-user chemical and petrochemical dedicated hub is set to offer its services to clients within UAE and the rest of the Gulf region and will act as the company’s Middle Eastern Head Quarters. Schmidt Middle East Logistics has leased about 22,000 square meters of prime land at Khalifa Port ......read more

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GAC opens four new logistics offices in North America…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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

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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…

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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 ...…

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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'…

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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

DMCA unveiled Smart Marine Services Platform at Dubai International Boat Show 2015…

March 3, 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 the launch of the ‘Smart Marine Services Platform’ during its participation at the Dubai International Boat Show 2015. The move will contribute significantly towards ......read more

Zayed Port is cruising into a promising future…

The development of tourism in the Emirate is one of the main pillars of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. Abu Dhabi’s cruise business plays a crucial part in this development and it is a sector that has been growing rapidly, marking another success story for Abu Dhabi Ports. In order to support this growth, last year Abu Dhabi Ports commissioned a new permanent cruise terminal ......read more

Dubai international boat show provides free parking and transport options for visitors…

Region’s Leading Marine Leisure Event Starts Today; Visitors Can See More Than 800 Exhibitors and Brands From 54 Countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai International Boat Show opens today Tuesday 3rd March at Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi, with the organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre, having provided a range of free parking and transport options to help visitors ......read more

Dubai International Boat Show 2015 opens tomorrow…

New Interactive Sailing, Fishing and Watersports Sectors; More Small to Mid-Size Boats on Display Than Ever Before More Public Transport Options and Additional Parking Make it Even Easier to Attend Showcasing Even More International Companies and Brands with Over 800 Exhibitors Set to Attend Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 23rd edition of the Dubai International Boat Show opens ......read more

DMCA to offer marine craft driving license services at Dubai International Boat Show 2015…

March 2, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) announced that it will be offering Marine Craft Driving License services in Dubai during its participation at this year’s edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS). This step falls in pursuance of Resolution No. 11 of 2013 to issue Implementing Regulations (IR) of Resolution No. 11 of 2010 for ......read more

Waterfront developments and uae yacht code to bolster leisure marine industry in the gcc…

The Middle East Yachting Conference brings marine authorities, top-level executives and eminent industry leaders together at the Dubai International Boat Show 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates: With 2015 hailed as the year of innovation for the UAE, new waterfront developments, creative design solutions, and investment in waterside living and tourism are going to shape the nation’s ......read more

DMCA releases official licenses for visiting yachts at Dubai International Boat Show 2015…

March 1, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has completed preparations on the issuance of official permits for the visiting yachts of Dubai International Boat Show 2015. Drawing international and regional participation, the leading marine event in the Middle East will be held from March 3 to 7, 2015 at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi. DMCA has ......read more

DMCA showcases portfolio of innovative services at Dubai International Boat Show 2015…

February 28, 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 completion of its preparations for their participation at this year’s edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest, most important and most ......read more

Royal Saudi Navy display HMS Al Jawf at NAVDEX 2015…

 - The Sandown-class minehunter vessel protects vast Saudi coastline Abu Dhabi February 26, 2015: The final ‘Ship of the Day’ being showcased at NAVDEX, the largest naval defence exhibition in the region, has been unveiled today as “HMS Al Jawf”. NAVDEX is taking place all week, alongside IDEX - the world’s leading joint defence exhibition. HMS Al Jawf is a ......read more

The British Royal Navy display HMS Shoreham M112 at NAVDEX 2015…

- The vessel proudly safeguards the Gulf alongside regional naval forces Abu Dhabi February 25, 2015: The second ‘Ship of the Day’ being showcased at NAVDEX, the largest naval defence exhibition in the region, has been unveiled today as “HMS Shoreham”. NAVDEX is taking place all week, alongside IDEX - the world’s leading joint defence exhibition. HMS Shoreham M112 ......read more

“Al Wtaid” is the Ship of the Day at NAVDEX 2015 – Built by Dubai Ship Building to assist other ...…

ABU DHABI, 25 February 2015: The third ‘Ship of the Day’ being showcased at NAVDEX 2015, the largest naval defence exhibition in the region, has been unveiled today as “Al Wtaid”. NAVDEX is taking place all week, alongside IDEX - the world’s leading joint defence exhibition. Al Wtaid is a tugboat that works to perform search and rescue operations for other vessels ......read more

DMCA reviews features of Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre at 1st Arab Maritime Congress…

February 25, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has concluded its successful participation in the 1st Arab Maritime Congress held recently in Jordan under the theme "Towards an Arab Strategy for Maritime Transport." The congress discussed key issues relating to the maritime transport sector in the Arab world. DMCA officials talked about Dubai’s ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority records wide turnout for maritime licensing services in Dubai…

February 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 recorded a wide turnout for its maritime licensing services. The services, which offer a well-defined organizational framework to maintain integration among all the aspects related ......read more

DMCA to participate at Dubai International Boat Show 2015 with theme of ‘Maritime Innovation'…

February 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 revealed completion of its preparations for their participation at this year’s edition of the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest, most important and most ......read more

DMCA participates in sixth edition of UAE's ‘Car Free Day' initiative…

February 4, 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, revealed its successful participation in the sixth edition of the ‘Car Free Day’ initiative, an annual event organized by Dubai Municipality, which took place today (February 4, ......read more

Al Yousuf Motors launches service campaign for sport boats and OBMs…

The month-long campaign offers free service with the aim to promote safety and regular maintenance and after care for sport boats and OBMs Dubai, February 3, 2015: Aiming to ensure the safety of sport boat users and the large fishermen community in the UAE, Al Yousuf Motors has launched its annual service campaign in collaboration with Yamaha. The month-long campaign will provide free service ......read more

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