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Mansour bin Mohammed inaugurates Marinas at Mina Rashid

Mina Rashid to harbor 5,000 luxury yachts and boats Dubai – 20 November 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated today the new Mina Rashid Marina: “Marinas” which will harbor 5,000 yachts and boats and will accommodate 20,000 in the next few years. It is expected to be a new world class touristic maritime and entertainment attraction.  The project, which is carried out by P&O, part of DP World, stretches over 13 square kms and features a number of facilities including an integrated entertainment city: Marina Cube.   His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the place accompanied by Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). His Highness listened ......read more

A new challenge for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini

From Hong Kong to London, retracing the 13.000 miles of the Tea Route Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2017:  A new record to beat for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini:  After claiming the records for the United States’ “Gold Route” from New York to San Francisco and the “Tea Clipper Trade Route” between San Francisco and Shanghai, China, the latest record attempt follows the route of the clipper ships that at the end of the 19th Century transported their cargoes of tea from Hong Kong to London via the Cape of Good Hope. The current record time, set in 2008 by Frenchman Lionel Lemonchois and his eight-man crew aboard the 100-foot catamaran Gitana 13, is 41 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds. Giovanni Soldini aims to attempt the record breaking run in January 2018 aboard the Maserati ......read more

NAFL President becomes the first Emirati female on board of International Association of Freight Forwarders

Nadia Abdul Aziz: Committed to further strengthening UAE’s position as the world’s leading logistics hub Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2025 October 30, 2017, Dubai (UAE):   Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), has become the first Emirati female from the United Arab Emirates to be nominated as Vice-President on the Global Extended Board of the International Association of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), which represents more than 44,000 forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries. She was elected by all global members of FIATA at the recently held FIATA World Congress in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.  Commenting on her election, Nadia said: “I am honoured to be elected as the Vice-President of the world’s most prestigious ......read more

115 Luxury Cruise Ships to Berth at Mina Rashid This Season

DP World is proud to support and contribute to Dubai’s vision to become the world’s leading cruise tourism hub, Mr. Bin Sulayem Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October, 2017:  With Dubai becoming a premiere international cruise destination, DP World is ready to take on the increasing influx of holiday makers with the start of the 2017-18 cruise tourism season and is expecting 115 luxury cruise ships from 22 ocean-sailing cruise lines to berth at Mina Rashid’s Dubai Cruise Terminal facilities over the coming season. The Dubai Cruise Terminal, operated by DP World, at Port Rashid is one of the world’s top five ultra-luxury ports and a preferred port of call for 650,000 passengers on international cruise liners. The season will kick start on 25 October with the arrival of the ‘Seabourn Encore’ ......read more

Jebel Ali Expands Further as Terminal 3 Gets 1.5m TEU New Capacity

First of 84 new STS automated gantry cranes arrive with retrofitted equipment servicing global shipping alliances Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October, 2017:  Global trade enabler DP World is stepping up container handling productivity at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, by adding 1.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) to Container Terminal 3 (T3).  The expansion is in response to emerging market demand and increases the port’s capacity from 18 million TEU to 19.5 million TEU. T3 now has a capacity of 4 million TEU and will be the world’s largest semi-automated terminal.  The first batch of 37 new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 47 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes are already operational and servicing customers. The 720,000 sqm facility was inaugurated in 2014 by His Highness ......read more

Gulftainer Wins Port and Terminal Operator Award at Seatrade Maritime Awards 2017

Sharjah-UAE: 16 October, 2017:  Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company, has won the prestigious Port and Terminal Operator Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa 2017 for the second consecutive year. Tom Nauwelaerts, managing director of Momentum Logistics, Gulftainer's third-party logistics (3PL) division, received the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony in Dubai. Gulftainer stood out among strong competition from DP World UAE Region, Abu Dhabi Ports, Red Sea Gateway Terminal, Saudi Global Ports Company, and SOHAR Port and Freezone. Speaking on the win, Flemming Dalgaard, CEO of Gulftainer, said: “Gulftainer is proud to be recognised for its operational excellence at the prestigious industry ......read more

Sète Port Authority and P&O Ports Get Ready for Start of Operations in 2018

Partners tour facility to celebrate new era for Port de Sète Investment in trade and marine infrastructure signal economic growth for city and wider region Dubai, United Arab Emirates/ Sète, France, 7 October2017:  Leaders of the Sète Port Authority, The Occitanie Region and P&O Ports have toured the city’s container terminal in the south of France following the three-year management contract awarded to the multi-purpose ports operator in July this year. On a visit to Sète this week, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation (PCFC) in Dubai met with the Regional President, Mme Carole Delga  and Port Authority President, Mr. Jean-Claude Gayssot, and toured the facility including P&O Ports new offices. He noted that the start of operations was due in early 2018 and ......read more

NAFL to represent UAE at FIATA World Congress

Logistics industry expected to reach $15.5 trillion by 2020 October 4, 2017, Dubai (UAE):  The National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), the oldest association of freight and logistics service providers in the Middle East, will bring the spotlight on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a logistics hub at the world’s largest gathering of international freight and logistics experts and decision makers at the FIATA World Congress to be held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, from October 4-8. UAE is among the biggest contributors to the GCC’s logistics sector. With Dubai alone awarding construction contracts worth AED 11 billion this year in preparations for the World Expo 2020 and investing much more toward developing infrastructure and enhancing its logistics facilities in the run upto the Expo, the country offers ......read more

Project Neptune: Triton and Aston Martin

Creative collaboration with Triton and Aston Martin Concept design leading to an exclusive, strictly-limited edition submersible Innovative design marries expertise from the luxury automotive and marine  worlds  First project by Aston Martin Consulting Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2017:  Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–of-the-art submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world, with all the performance, beauty and elegance one has come to expect from the British marque.    Triton has unparalleled expertise in the design, manufacture and operation of submersibles for researchers, explorers and ......read more

AKAB International Investment and Alifax Join Hands to Bring Alifax Gulf to the Region

Alifax Gulf Brings Latest Microbiology Patent Instruments to UAE  Plans to expand business to cover all GCC countries 28 Sept. 2017, Dubai, UAE:  AKAB International Investment (AKAB), the pioneer in transportation & logistics, construction and trading investment together with AliFax, one of the leading Italian companies specialized in the development, production and distribution of clinical diagnostic instrumentation, announced their joint venture and distribution agreements to launch Alifax Gulf in the UAE with expansion plans to cover all the GCC countries.  Alifax Gulf will bring the latest microbiology patent instruments to the UAE market to include ALIBOX, MOLECULAR MOUSE, HB&L-Alfred- Sidecar, HOTBLOOD and 1 Minute identification by ATR-FTIR. The products introduced will serve the healthcare industry, ......read more

Set sail for the Yas Marina Boat Festival

Chart a course to Yas Marina this October for Abu Dhabi’s ultimate boating event Abu Dhabi, September 18, 2017:  Get ready for this year’s Yas Marina Boat Festival, which is taking place from Friday October 20 to Saturday October 21. Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over 2,000 boating enthusiasts and a wide range of exhibitors, Yas Marina has expanded the festival for Autumn 2017 with a spectacular nautical-themed schedule celebrating the very best of #LifeAtSea. The perfect event for seasoned sailors or for those who just want to take a dip into the world of boats, this year’s lineup offers a unique opportunity to discover everything there is to know about life on the waves. Taking place from 2pm to 9pm each day, the festival will be showcasing an incredible selection of ......read more

DMC partners with Marasi News to further reinforce its excellence in the market

This partnership aims at enhancing the maritime sector in Dubai and the UAE, through providing professional media services dedicated to the maritime sector, in order to raise the awareness about the advanced skills and competencies in the maritime sector  Dubai, UAE, 18th of September 2017:  In line with its vision to be an international maritime hub and to create the best business and maritime services cluster, Dubai Maritime City signed a strategic partnership agreement with Tactics Maritime Creative Communication which is responsible for managing and publishing “Marasi News” the first maritime specialized media platform in the Middle East. In return, Marasi News shall provide integrated media services for companies operating in DMC, in order to help them increase their sales and enhance their presence in the ......read more

Jafza hosts 328 logistics companies over 4.2million sqm

UAE economic growth boosting logistics sector says Bin Sulayem  Dubai, 17 September 2017:  Recent forecasts for growth in UAE trade are set to benefit the country’s logistics sector according to DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.  A BMI report published recently forecasts a steady rise in trade of 4.35 percent year on year in 2017, driven by a 5 percent growth in imports and exports of 3.7 percent. The report sees positive economic growth for the UAE over the next five years due to government plans to diversify the economy through the development of trade, the service sector and tourism. Mr Bin Sulayem believes these trends will further encourage prospects for the logistics, warehousing and handling sector increasing demand and attracting more businesses to the country who will need ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports recognised for exceptional Security Management; Receives ISO 28000 Certification

Abu Dhabi-UAE: September 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been accredited with the ISO 28000:2007 certificate of Security Management System for Supply Chain by global certification provider, Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). LRQA assessors independently audited the security management system that has been put in place at Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Musaffah Port and Abu Dhabi Ports Headquarters.  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, received the certificates at the Abu Dhabi Ports headquarters, for all four sites in tandem. The security management system is required to review the risks ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports celebrates Emirati Women's Day

Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 28, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), celebrates Emirati Women’s Day, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the Emirati women at Abu Dhabi Ports.  Abu Dhabi Ports is a strong advocate for creating and enabling career and skill development opportunities for female employees and Emiratis.  Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, expressed his deep pride in Emirati women’s accomplishments in the UAE and in the company, saying: “Emirati women have been increasingly playing a leading role at Abu Dhabi Ports and the company has encouraged and recognised their ......read more

First Emirati women graduate as ‘Master of Coastal Waters' & ‘VTS Operator' from Abu Dhabi Ports Maritime Training Centre

Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 23, 2017:  Abu Dhabi is marking a new milestone today, as the first three Emirati women graduate as masters (Captain) of 24-Meters vessels from the Maritime Training Centre at Abu Dhabi Ports. Abu Dhabi Ports is the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the container terminal at Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). Ahead of Emirati Women’s Day, Sahar Rasti, Fatema Al Khaja and  Mahra Al Shamsi received the ‘Certificate of Competency Master of Coastal Waters up to 24 Meters Vessels’ along with ten other students after six and a half months of extensive theoretical and practical training and coursework. Abu Dhabi Ports began the course specifically to train Emiratis in the ......read more

3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) launches “Maritime Business Leaders Forum”

Supporting the UAE Maritime Strategy 2021 and is attended by delegation from IMO Major developments in the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) makes it a permanent platform for decision-makers networking, and developing strategic ideas and modern technologies for the advancement of the maritime sector Dubai, UAE, 15 August 2017:  Under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime, the 3rd Maritime Conference & Expo (MARACAD 2017) will be held at the Dubai International Trade Centre on 30-31 October 2017.  MARACAD will be held during the peak period supporting the UAE's international campaign for its nomination for the membership of the Executive Council of the ......read more

“Gulf Navigation Holding” marked rapid profit growth in the first half of 2017 by 33%

The company achieved remarkable growth in 2017 and witnessed many outstanding achievements in line with the steady growth of UAE economy Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017:  The Dubai based “Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC”, listed in Dubai Financial Market (DFM) under “GULFNAV”, has announced 33% growth in net profits by the end of the first half of 2017, compared with the same period of 2016.  This announcement comes concurrently with the new phase the company is launching to strengthen its position and competitiveness globally. Gulf Navigation is aiming to be one of the innovative service providers in the maritime and shipping industry.  The latest financial reports released by the company shows a continuous steady improvement in its financial performance. The net profit in the first half of 2017 was ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports seals strategic partnership with Healthpoint for wellness-coaching program

Abu Dhabi-UAE: August 13, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi , port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi( KIZAD), recently signed a strategic partnership with Healthpoint, a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi, to launch a wellness-coaching program for its employees. Healthpoint is part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers.  The agreement, signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Dr. Mai Ahmed  Al Jaber, Deputy Medical Director and Head of Public Health at Healthpoint, is dedicated to employees and promises numerous long-term health benefits to them and their families. Throughout the year, Healthpoint will lead Abu Dhabi Port ......read more

Six Down, Two to Go - ADSB Keeps Up Pace in Delivering Ships to Kuwait

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 13 August 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, this month marked another milestone in its project to build vessels for the Kuwait Navy, with the formal acceptance of the landing craft Sabhan into service as part of the agreement signed with Ministry of Defense of Kuwait.   The July 13 ceremony in which the Sabhan was formally accepted, held at Kuwait Navy Base, was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al Hamad Al Sabah, Kuwait’s Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Mohammed Al-Khader, Chief of General Staff of Kuwait's Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Al Nawaf, Deputy Chief of General Staff of Kuwait's Armed Forces, along with ......read more

Automation key to tackling maritime skills crisis

Facing a shortfall of 147,000 qualified officers by 2025, speakers at SOMWME 2017 hail advancements in automation and connection as the answer to shipping’s skills shortage  Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2017:  A perfect storm of retiring baby-boomers and the ongoing global economic downturn, are causing the number of skilled seafarers in the global industry to shrink dramatically, but attendees at Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) will hear from an expert panel of speakers how automation and advances in connectivity could solve the looming skills crisis.  The issue will be addressed on day one of the biannual Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) 2017 exhibition and conference, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 25 – 27 September 2017, where ......read more

ISO 22301 Certification for Business Continuity Management System awarded to Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Aug 6, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), has been awarded the ISO 22301 certification for its Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). The certification is a business continuity management benchmark, recognising the effectiveness of the BCMS design and implementation thereof, to reduce the company’s risk exposure associated with emergencies and crisis management.  Commenting on this achievement, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Abu Dhabi Ports CEO said: “Abu Dhabi Ports is committed to adopting best practices in line with Abu Dhabi Government’s aim to achieve excellence across all its business units ......read more

Access World to build a 3PL facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone

Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017:  Access World Logistics L.L.C., a joint-venture between U.A.E. based Rais Hassan Saadi (RHS) Group and Switzerland-headquartered Access World Group (Access World) organized a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of their upcoming 3rd party logistics facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone. The event was graced by Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President & Managing Director – DP World UAE Region and CEO – JAFZA, Mr. Asim Al Abbasi, CFO – JAFZA, Mr. Abdulla Bin Damithan, Director Commercial – DP World UAE Region, Ms. Madiha Salem, Director EHS – Trakhees, other officials from various authorities, key clients, service providers and leaders from the shipping & logistics fraternity. Mr. Saleem Al Rais, Director – RHS Group, Mr. Peter M. Waszkis – CEO Access ......read more

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

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

Orpic B Defeat Rivals IMCO in 2017 SOHAR Cup Final

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

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GAC donation helps injured veterans get back on the water…

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Sharjah Ports Authority gets first ASD 2 tug-boat…

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Abu Dhabi Ports witnesses 36% volume increase in first ten months of 2015…

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Milaha showcases marine services at 2015 Qatar International Boat Show…

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GAC coordinates delivery of Swedish boats for Eastern Mediterranean sea rescue effort…

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GAC highlights importance of specialised agency services for LNG shipping…

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September 29, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Maritime Advisory Council of Dubai successfully concluded its second meeting, which was sponsored by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA). The meeting, which was held recently presented an agenda that focused on current maritime-based efforts and initiatives aimed at building a more competitive and sustainable maritime sector, which in turn ......read more

Gulf Navigation Maritime collaborates with ‘The Mission to Seafarers' to help sailors…

UAE, September 29, 2015 - Gulf Navigation Maritime LLC, a part of Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (DFM: GULFNAV), the Dubai-based shipping company, has collaborated with ‘The Mission to Seafarers’ (MtS) to support the cause of sailors. The MtS Group is a voluntary funded organization established in 1865, whose UAE branch owns Flying Angel, a dedicated vessel for the Port of Fujairah. It ......read more

Khalifa Port Container Terminal named 3rd fastest growing port worldwide…

Port operator, Abu Dhabi Terminals, announces strong spot in ranking based on significant increase in volume handled at Abu Dhabi’s main port Abu Dhabi, 29 September, 2015 – Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, has been rated as being among one of the fastest growing container ports in the world. These recognitions are established ......read more

Milaha discusses state of regional OSV sector at Offshore Vessels Middle East 2015…

Dubai, September 27, 2015 – Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, explored the challenges faced by ship owners and operators in the Middle East’s offshore oil & gas services industry during the two-day 4th Annual Offshore Vessels Middle East in Dubai.  Held earlier in September at the Grosvenor House, the latest edition of the region’s ......read more

Gulf Navigation Holding urges shareholders to collect dividends…

UAE, September 27, 2015 - Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (DFM: GULFNAV), the Dubai-based shipping company, is urging its valued shareholders to get in touch with the company’s investor relations section in order to collect entitlements from dividends amassed from previous years. The names of the shareholders eligible for the dividends will be displayed on the company's website, ......read more

New GAC-Clearvac partnership brings onboard air hygiene, fire risk removal and waste water ...…

Adds to existing GAC portfolio of integrated shipping and logistics support Dubai, 20 September 2015 - Global shipping, marine and logistics services provider GAC has boosted its range of integrated services to shipping in the Middle East by forming a joint venture with the Clearvac Group to provide air hygiene and waste water management solutions in the UAE. The newly formed Dubai-based ......read more

FAMCO spearheads UAE charge at Materials Handling Middle East 2015 with latest warehousing and ...…

Region's foremost warehousing and logistics trade show set to open doors next week in Dubai Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2015: Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) the world’s leading industrial equipment distributor, will be at the forefront of UAE businesses vying for a bigger stake in the Middle East’s vibrant logistics and warehousing sector, when the region’s ......read more

DP World and Partners open the world's most innovative container terminal in Rotterdam…

Global marine terminal operator fuels global trade with new capacity of 2.35 million TEU in the Netherlands Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2015: DP World, together with joint-venture partners APL, HMM, MOL and CMA-CGM, has officially opened the Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) terminal, providing the global supply chain with the most innovative and automated container terminal in the ......read more

Khalifa Port Container Terminal adds Hyundai's ‘KMS' service to its growing network list…

Port operator, Abu Dhabi Terminals, welcomes maiden call from Hyundai Bangkok as the 4th new service in 2015 Abu Dhabi, 8 September, 2015 – Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, added a new service to its growing network list. Hyundai’s KMS service made her maiden call to Abu Dhabi’s main port on Saturday 5th September with the ......read more

Maqta Gateway hits a new milestone in its emerging role as Abu Dhabi's future ports community system…

Abu Dhabi Ports sees Maqta Gateway integrate transaction processing among port operators as it moves towards full implementation Abu Dhabi, UAE - 2 September 2015: Abu Dhabi Ports, master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, celebrated the halfway mark of Stage I implementation of Maqta Gateway. With the new milestone, Abu Dhabi Ports sees ......read more

Issue of recruitment to be discussed at offshore marine event as experts identify shortfall in ...…

Lack of well-qualified seagoing & shore-based personnel to be debated at 2015 Seatrade Offshore Marine & Work Boats conference as investment into the human element falls short of commitment to fleet and facilities development Challenges in recruiting and retaining experienced seagoing and shore-based personnel will be highlighted at this year’s Seatrade Offshore Marine & ......read more

Growing challenges in GCC logistics market offers tremendous scope for materials handling ...…

Daifuku, SSI Schaefer, among six of world’s top 20 systems suppliers at Materials Handling Middle East 2015 Dubai, UAE - 6 August 2015: Growing challenges in the GCC logistics market is presenting remarkable scope for automation in the region’s materials handling industry, while current levels of mechanisation within the sector is relatively low, new research has revealed. A ......read more

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

August 04, 2015: Globe Express Services has revealed the opening of its new office in Houston, Texas to cater to the growing demand for comprehensive logistics services in the United States (US). The opening of the new Houston office will allow GES to strengthen its market foothold as it continues to expand its presence in key global markets to provide integrated, tailor-made and end-to-end ......read more

Tasneef classifies 31 ships for Irshad…

Abu Dhabi, August 3rd, 2015: In line with its strategy aiming to cover 50% of the maritime Arab classification market, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” and Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Company “Irshad”, a wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC; recently signed a one year contract to survey and classify 31 of its offshore vessels including tugs, pilot boats, crew ......read more

International Chamber of Shipping lauds “astonishing” New Suez Canal…

The global shipping industry’s governing committee visits the new shipping lane, praises Egypt’s “huge undertaking” of the project. Ismaelia, Egypt, July 30: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has commended the New Suez Canal during a site visit today in Ismailia.  With just one week until the inauguration, a committee consisting of the industry’s ......read more

Khalifa Port sets new productivity record on CMA CGM THAMES…

Abu Dhabi Terminals achieved berth productivity of 206 moves per hour Abu Dhabi,1 August 2015 – Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), manager and operator of Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), set a new productivity record by handling 2615 moves in just under 13 hours on the 9,365 TEU CMA CGM Thames which called into Khalifa Port on Tuesday 21st July . An operational productivity metric and ......read more

GWC growth continues with 30% increase in net profits for the first half of 2015…

Gulf Warehousing Company Q.S.C. (GWC), Qatar’s leading logistics provider, has delivered strong and steady growth in its net profits in the first half of 2015, marking a 30% increase in net profits; achieving QAR 87.7 million, as compared to QAR 67.6 million by the end of June 2014. This robust growth was mirrored in the company’s revenue streams, with total revenues peaking at QAR ......read more

Hamriyah-based Quality International ships…

The MED Evaporators  are the biggest of their kind in the world to ever be constructed in a shop/yard & shipped to the project site SHARJAH- JULY 20,  2015: With the shipment of the 3rd Multi Effect Distillation (MED) Evaporator to Kuwait, Hamriyah Free Zone-based Quality International has successfully crossed the half-way mark in the execution of its prestigious order from ......read more

Milaha CEO to step down after 7 years at the helm…

14 July, 2015 – Milaha, a Qatar-based marine transport and logistics conglomerate, announced that its President and CEO, Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi, will retire in September. Having joined Milaha 31 years ago, Mr. Al-Hetmi has been at the helm of Milaha for the past 7 years. During his tenure as CEO, he oversaw the strategic acquisition of Qatar Shipping and Halul Offshore Services in 2010, ......read more

ADNEC and Agility Sign MOU…

• Joint Cooperation to provide ADNEC Customers with Integrated Logistics Solutions Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 July, 2015 – Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has signed a five-year strategic partnership agreement with Agility’s Fairs and Events, a division of Agility Global Integrated Logistics. This MOU will enhance ADNEC’s service offering to exhibitors and ......read more

Shipping company with Seafarer Centric approach…

Target Ship Management India (TSMI) is a Human Resources company established in the year 2013 is growing fast with the dedicated employees and is now on the growth with a pool of talent of Seafarers and extends business opportunities for ship owners in Dubai and other places with all kinds of vessels to be a part of the expanding family of TSMI. It was founded in October 2012 with the aim of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports places customers at the heart of its business…

Abu Dhabi Ports launches new Customer Service Centre Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ports has launched its brand new Customer Service Centre at Zayed Port, further enhancing the organisation’s comprehensive service offerings while addressing the various needs of a continuously growing customer base. With a dedicated team of highly trained service professionals, the new centre combines Abu ......read more

During its visit to Italy, “Tasneef” Signs an Agreement with Logmarin…

Abu Dhabi, 5th  of July 2015: Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” signed an agreement with Logmarin, a consultancy company specialized in shipping logistics and advisory, in order to bring new ideas to the UAE marine industry and strengthen the ties between “Tasneef” and the Italian marine companies.  Captain Waleed Al Nahdi, Commercial and Marketing ......read more

Dubai Customs takes home Golden Globe Tigers Award 2015…

For “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices” category Ahmed Mahboob Musabih: Bagging the Golden Globe Tigers Award is a strong drive for us to raise the bar Khalil Saqer bin Gharib: We aspire to deliver a noble message that community work is wide open and is a humanitarian objective as important as security and economic objectives Dubai – 01 July 2015: Dubai ......read more

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