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Agility Reports 19% Q2 Earnings Increase

  Q2 2018  (Million KD  Q2 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%)  H1 2018 (MillionKD) H1 2017 (Million KD) Variance (%) Revenue 384.2   342.1 12.3% 756 662.6 14.1% Net Revenue 124.3 117.8 5.5% 248.9 228.6  8.9% EBITDA  37.1 32.6   13.6%  74.8  63.4  18 % Net Profit  20  16.8  18.7%  38.9  31.4  23.9% EPS (fils)  13.8 11.6   18.7%  26.9  21.7  24%       Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, ......read more

UPS 2Q18 Revenue Up 9.6% On Strong Growth and Pricing

Reports 2Q18 EPS of $1.71, up 8.2%; Adjusted 2Q18 EPS of $1.94, up 23% International Operating Profit up 8.4%; Adj. Operating Profit Climbed 15% Average Daily Exports Increased 9.5%, Led by Europe Supply Chain & Freight Operating Profit up 1.9%; Adjusted Operating Profit Rose 17%  U.S. Domestic Revenue Increased 6.3% on Higher Base Pricing YTD Cash from Operations was $7.2B and Free Cash Flow Surged to $4.4B  Reaffirms 2018 Adjusted EPS and Raises Free Cash Flow Guidance to $5B Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced second-quarter diluted earnings per share growth of 8.2%, to $1.71, and adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of 23%, to $1.94.    Second-quarter 2018 adjusted results exclude a pre-tax charge of $263 million, or $0.23 per share ......read more

E-marine bags the prestigious MARS project to connect islands in East Africa

Cable to cover 700km across two islands in the Indian Ocean on East Africa  Abu Dhabi, 16 July 2018:   E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the ‘Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System’ (MARS), which covers a distance of 700 km connecting two islands in the Indian Ocean. The MARS cable will help boost internet connectivity through the provision of high-speed, large capacity bandwidth between the two islands located off the coast of East Africa. Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer, E-marine said: “E-marine has worked on several local and international projects in the past providing an infrastructure that is robust and is able to meet the ......read more

DHL Express drives energy efficient solutions with new electric vehicles in Dubai

DHL Express partners with Al Nabooda Automobiles to customize Volkswagen e-Golf electric car for document delivery and collection  The initiative is a step towards DHL’s goal in achieving zero emissions by the year 2050 Dubai, July 11, 2018:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express logistics provider, has partnered with Al Nabooda Automobiles to introduce for the first time in the region the all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf for deliveries and collections. This is in line with DHL’s latest announcement on the Cubicyle, a cargo bike with a specialized container for clean pick-up and delivery. The introduction of sustainable solutions into the business are a leg up towards achieving DHL’s zero emissions target by 2050.   The fully customized 134-horsepower ......read more

UAE's Emirates Transport Chooses Oracle Cloud to Drive Rapid Expansion and Deliver Exceptional Customer Experience

Digital Transformation initiative will explore Artificial Intelligence and IoT technologies to help transportation and logistics services company create a competitive advantage Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 July 2018:   Emirates Transport, one of the largest transportation and logistics services companies in the Middle East, will implement Oracle Cloud Applications to drive a major digital transformation across all its core business operations. The initiative will help Emirates Transport introduce innovative offerings that create new revenue streams, deliver exceptional customer service and drive operational efficiency. “The UAE’s transportation sector is experiencing sustained growth on the back of promising economic activities across infrastructure development, government investment and private sector ......read more

Emirates Post Extends Discount Campaign until the end of July

For international consignments weighing between 15 and 30 kg Up to 60% to India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh Dubai, UAE; 04 July 2018:   Emirates Post, UAE’s leading postal and express provider, is extending the discount campaign on its international Express to-door delivery service until July 31, 2018. Varied savings of up to 60% can be availed for shipments weighing 15-30kg to six destinations: India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Bangladesh.    “The discount campaign that was running during the month of Ramadan received such positive feedback and uptake that the decision was made to extend the offer further,” said Obaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates Post Group.    “Identifying and ......read more

Homoola Launches Road Freight Load-Matching in Saudi Arabia

New service uses technology to bring efficiency to trucking market  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – July 3, 2018 –   Homoola today announced the formal launch of its digital load-matching service in Saudi Arabia, where it will bring new efficiency to road freight by using technology to pair shippers and trucking companies.   Homoola’s load-matching technology addresses the pain points felt by both shippers and carriers.  It gives shippers access to capacity at times of peak demand and allows them to optimize the efficiency of their shipments at other times. Homoola prevents carriers from driving empty miles or sitting idle waiting for cargo. Agility is a key investor in Homoola. Ziyad Al Homaid, Homoola co-founder and CEO said, “Homoola’s goal is to build a platform matching ......read more

Etihad Cargo Ready for Summer Automotive Bookings With the Launch of ‘FlightValet'

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2018:  Ahead of the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, today celebrates the launch of ‘FlightValet’, its newly designed product that aims to ease the process of moving motor vehicles across the globe. Etihad Cargo transports hundreds of high-value vehicles annually on its passenger and freighter aircraft, and this new product will further simplify the customers’ booking experience. Commenting on the launch, Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, Etihad Airways Managing Director Cargo and Logistics, said: “We are delighted to introduce this new tailored product to the marketplace. Demand from our customers has grown significantly in recent years, and in an effort to ......read more

Grandweld reinforces the value of ‘Made in UAE' at one of the largest global maritime conventions and exhibitions

Grandweld’s participation in the global forum strengthens the UAE’s cutting-edge quality in the shipbuilding industry and its competitiveness in both engineering quality and economic feasibility Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2018:   Grandweld, the pioneering UAE-based shipyard, is participating in the International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention and Exhibition (ITS), which is currently held in Marseille, Frane until 29th of June 2018. Grandweld is showing its manufacturing capabilities, while focusing on its outstanding strengths in tug, salvage and offshore service boat repair and maintenance. ITS 2018 is an exceptional event as it marks the 50th anniversary of the largest convention and exhibition of its kind in the world, which attracts top-level executives and decision makers from around the globe. Grandweld ......read more

Suez Canal Economic Zone, Agility Agree to Develop East Port Said Logistics Hub

New Partnership between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and Kuwait’s Agility  Mohab Mamish: Establishment of a global logistics hub in East Port Said  Hub will follow international standards to make East Port Said the most competitive in the region   Tarek Sultan: Egypt’s prominent location makes it an ideal site for a regional distribution hub Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), along with Mr. Tarek Sultan, Vice Chairman and CEO of Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today signed a Protocol of Cooperation, establishing a logistics center in East Port Said, one of the most important strategic sites on the Mediterranean Sea.    Under this protocol, Agility will ......read more

Al-Futtaim Logistics expands warehouse facility in Saudi Arabia

June 25, 2018:   As part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ regional expansion plans, it has opened the second warehousing facility in the metropolis city of Riyadh. The local distribution centre now scales up a total of 15,000 sqms co-existing with its primary warehouse in Jeddah. Driven by consumer demand, the two facilities currently handle retail brands with categories including fashion, footwear, hardware, DIY furniture and home appliances. The distribution centres are an extension of the Al-Futtaim company’s 3PL solutions to bring brands and consumers within close proximity. The facilities are fully equipped with the latest web-enabled inventory technology, providing visibility and reassurance to customers. Moreover, it has best practice operational processes for products stored, palletized, shelved, binned, and bulk ......read more

DHL and Magento Partner to Help Online Merchants in the MENA Region Go Global

DHL Named Premier Partner for Shipping by leading B2B and B2C cloud commerce platform, Magento Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced its collaboration with Magento, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, as Premier Partner for Shipping. The partnership enables DHL and Magento to offer a broad range of shipping services to e-commerce merchants, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and online entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.    A study by Gartner reports that only 15 per cent of businesses in region have an online presence and 90 per cent of online shopping involves product imports from outside the region.    The study findings illustrate the immense growth ......read more

The Logistics District at Dubai South launches the Masary system to facilitate the transit of goods and vehicles

Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  The Logistics District at Dubai South has launched Masary, a new smart electronic system that reduces the transit time of goods and vehicles. The new system is considered the first of its kind in the region and will positively impact the traffic of goods and vehicles that move through the district. The Masary system is part of the district’s efforts to adopt new technologies to facilitate businesses, which is in line with Dubai’s government policy on digital transformation that aims to enhance the emirate’s status as a leading logistics services centre in the region. Masary is considered to be a smart, safe and innovative system that is digitally connected to Dubai Police, Dubai Customs and other relevant government departments. The system is characterized by its speedy process ......read more

Topaz Energy and Marine Financial results for the quarter ended 31st March 2018

Q1 2018 Revenues Increase 14% to US$66 million   Dubai, UAE, Wednesday 31 May 2018:  Topaz Energy and Marine (“Topaz”), a leading offshore support vessel and marine logistics company, today announces its results for the three months ended 31 March 2018 (“the period”).                                                                                                                                                       ......read more

ZAJEL signs partnership deal with On Time Government Services

Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  ZAJEL, one of the fastest growing courier companies in the UAE, has signed a partnership agreement with OnTime Government Services to provide logistics services to various transactions at the OnTime centres. The agreement was signed by ZAJEL CEO, Khawla Kabanji, and Waleid Abdulkareim, CEO and Founder of OnTime Group. Khawla commented: “The agreement is important for us as it contributes to the expansion of the logistics we provide to our customers and enhances our role as a reliable company both locally and internationally. This agreement will benefit customers as it saves time and cost to complete transactions and facilitates delivery to customers at their residence or business premises without having to leave their office or residence, contributing to road safety.” OnTime Government ......read more

New Sign From Above as UPS Unveils New Look for 747 Jet Ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  One of UPS’s 747 jumbo jets dedicated for long-haul international use is sporting a modified paint scheme highlighting the company’s role as official logistics partner for Expo 2020 Dubai. UPS has only modified the livery of an aircraft four other times in the airline’s 30-year history. Each of those times signifies a major news event – this time, it’s to mark UPS’s unique role in delivering one of the world’s most complex logistics challenges at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai. Millions of visitors from around the world are expected to attend the Expo in the United Arab Emirates. During the event’s six month run, UPS will manage all of the logistics of the event, using a team of nearly 1,000 employees and a dedicated 290,000 square-foot ......read more

Tristar Group opens new transport and warehouse facilities in Abu Dhabi and Oman

New facilities are located in Industrial City of Abu Dhabi and Rusayl Industrial Estate   Dubai, UAE; May 28, 2018:   Tristar Group has opened two new facilities aimed at enhancing its integrated logistics services to the downstream petroleum industry in the GCC. The new truck staging and workshop facility at Industrial City in Abu Dhabi 2 (ICAD 2) has 50,000 square meters of area offering tailor-made logistics service options to customers for transport, warehousing, storage and distribution services. It is strategically located near Khalifa Port, and the main highway connecting UAE with Saudi Arabia.   “Our new facility in Abu Dhabi reinforces our confidence in investing in the UAE economy which is expected to further strengthen with the UAE Government’s recent regulations extending visa tenure, ......read more

Jebel Ali Port Wins Record 24th Consecutive Aflas Award

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2018:  DP World, UAE Region’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has underlined its position as the leading port in the region by winning the “Best Seaport – Middle East” award at this year’s Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai, China. This is the 24th consecutive year Jebel Ali Port has won the coveted honour, a record achievement in the history of AFLAS Awards. The award was received by DP World Officials at a ceremony attended by leading businesses in the maritime transportation, supply chain and logistics and trade sectors. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World, said: “Winning this award confirms again our commitment to our customers, people and stakeholders. Quality of service has built a ......read more

DHL Express Announces Egyptian Football Superstar Mohamed Salah as Brand Ambassador for the MENA Region

The partnership is a testament to the synergy of core values DHL Express and Mohamed Salah share; leadership, commitment, teamwork, precision, agility, determination and service   Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  DHL Express, the world’s leading express logistics provider, has signed a strategic partnership for the Egyptian football superstar Mohamed Salah to become its  brand ambassador for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the next two years.    The new collaboration will see the parties working together on a series of marketing activities and CSR initiatives that reinforce the synergies between the core values of DHL Express as a business and Mohamed Salah.   It was announced on 23 May at a press conference held in England in the presence of senior DHL Express officials, distinguished ......read more

UPS Launches Flagship $163 Million Hub in Dp World London Gateway Logistics Park

    UPS, DP World collaborate to enhance trade flow processes, improve customer experience     Acts as key gateway to growth in UPS’s smart global logistics network Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018:  UPS (NYSE:UPS) officially opened its new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility in the south east of England. At $163 million, the new London Hub is one of UPS’s largest single infrastructure investments outside of the United States in the company’s history. “Every single day, we see evidence of a more inter-connected world of commerce. And we are delighted that UPS continues building upon its relationship with Dubai-based DP World to explore new international opportunities,” commented Rami Suleiman, newly appointed UPS President of the ......read more

JAFZA GENERATES OVER USD 83B IN TRADE

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 May 2018:  DP World, UAE Region including Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has reaffirmed its position as the region’s top trade and logistics hub by generating 29.4 million Metric Tonnes (MT) of trade, valued at $83.1 billion in 2017.  The figures contribute 23% to the total value of trade in Dubai, 70% of the value of all Dubai’s free zone trade combined and has increased 4% year on year. The volume of trade amounts to 97% of Dubai’s total free zone trade, 32% of Dubai’s total trade and has seen a 6% increase in trade year-on-year.The total traded volume of 29.4 million MT is the highest since 2013. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: “This is a proud moment for Jafza as our free zone continues to lead Dubai’s trade sector ......read more

“Gulf Navigation Holding” achieves AED 10 million gross profit during Q1 2018

The company also has successfully launched the "Young Arab Cadet Program" to train and qualify Arab and National cadres in the maritime field Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018:  Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC, headquartered in Dubai and listed in the Dubai Financial Market entitled with “GULFNAV”, announced a 5% increase in its gross profits by the end of first quarter 2018 in comparison to the first quarter 2017. This announcement comes consequently with the company’s successful completion of the requirements needed to make the Gulf Navigation compliant with the Islamic Sharia laws listed in the Dubai Financial Market.  The company has released its recent financial reports representing continuous growth in its financial performance. Gross profit has reached AED10.15 ......read more

Tristar's Eships Wins ‘Best Maritime Company' Award from DMCC

Dubai, UAE; May 15, 2018: Eships, a subsidiary of UAE-based Tristar Group was announced as the ‘Best Maritime Company’ at DMCC Member Awards 2018. The award celebrates successful companies operating from the DMCC freezone.  Shailesh Bildikar, Chief Operating Officer, and Sanjay Sachdev, Technical Director, received the award on behalf of Eships. According to Balaji Nagabhushan, Group Chief Administrative Officer, Tristar Group: “DMCC is one of the leading free zones in the world and we are proud to receive this honour from them. It is a recognition of the company’s achievements and the technical and safety standards by which we operate.” Eships owns and operates a modern fleet of products/chemical tankers and LPG vessels. The company strives to deliver safe, reliable and environmentally ......read more

Access World Logistics Opens Facility at Jafza with AED 40 Million Investments

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 May 2018:  Access World Logistics L.L.C. – a joint venture between RHS Group, Dubai and Switzerland-based Access World, inaugurated a state-of-the-art 3rd party logistics & warehousing facility on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The facility, with a storage capacity in excess of 100,000 freight tons of multiple products, has a 15,200 m2 covered warehouse with Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) racking systems as well as bulk-stowage space, and air-conditioned (220C’) as well as ambient-temperature warehousing space, plus an open-storage yard of about 7,500 m2. The fast-track project was completed in less than 10 months from the ground-breaking, which was held in July 2017. The logistics company is also in the process of commissioning a 1 MWp roof-top PV Panel system to meet ......read more

Agility's Earnings Release Q1 2018

Agility’s Financial Results for First Quarter 2018     Q1 2018 (Million KD)     Q12017(Million KD) Variance  (%) Revenue  371.8 320.5 +16% Net Revenue 124.6 110.8 +12.5% EBITDA  37.7 30.8       +22.6%  Net Profit  18.9  14.6  +29.8% EPS (fils)  15.2  11.6  +30.3%     Figures in the table above have been rounded    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 8, 2018:  Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its Q1 2018 financial results, reporting a net profit of KD 18.9 million, or 15.2 fils per share, an increase of 29.8% over Q1 ......read more

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Abu Dhabi Ports - One of Only Nine Accredited Organisations in the World to Offer “IALA” Certified ...…

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Management changes at GAC Group…

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Agility Recognized as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for 3PL Providers, Worldwide by Gartner…

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Khalifa Port Grows Wider and Deeper in Major Expansion Plan…

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Abu Dhabi Ports Signs Long Term Agreement with Abu Dhabi Ship Building…

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Time World Freight Gains ‘Shop Window' with European Oil and Gas Buyers…

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UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ Expands Globally…

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Agility's Earning Release for the Second Quarter 2016…

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DMCA announces formation of RASEINA Maritime Domestic & Leisure Working Group to promote Dubai's ...…

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DMCA introduces new ‘Smart Weather' electronic portal to advance efforts to transform emirate into ...…

July 12, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has launched ‘Smart Weather,’ a new mobile-friendly online portal that provides vital weather information and advice. The advanced tool forms part of the DMCA’s efforts to ......read more

DMCA continues awareness campaign to promote operational safety in floating restaurants…

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DMCA continues regulation operations of the anchoring of various maritime crafts in Dubai…

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WSS launches canal transit offer and signs Avance Gas neo-panamax vessels for opening of new Panama ...…

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Etihad Cargo Launches Luxury Car Service for Summer 2016…

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Abu Dhabi Ports Rolls Out 4th Annual ‘Working Safely in the Heat' Campaign…

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GAC Dubai opens dedicated co-packing facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone…

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Marine Advisory Council calls for dynamic public-private partnerships to make Dubai's maritime ...…

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Dubai Maritime City Authority organises ‘Fire and Safety Awareness' training…

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DMCA celebrates creativity and encourages culture of innovation among staff…

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TMS celebrates 50 not out…

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All action at The Maritime Standard…

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National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) links with top global universities using ...…

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Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo enter joint business agreement…

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Kizad Launches Phase 2 of Logistics Park…

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Abu Dhabi Terminals Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary Milestone…

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DMCA conducts ‘Man Overboard' drill to enhance sea emergency response…

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Dubai Trade announces the 9th cycle of ESEA…

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TMS networks in style…

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New appointments in GAC Group Management team…

Dubai, 2 April 2016:  Global shipping, logistics and marine service provider GAC has announced two new appointments within its Group Management team.  Håkan Wester takes on the new role of Group Vice President – Strategy & Planning, and is charged with coordination and supporting the implementation of GAC strategy throughout the Group’s operations in more ......read more

Agility Issues 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report…

Logistics provider recognized as CSR leader in supply chain, transportation industry KUWAIT – Apr. 26, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, released “Deepening Impact,” a detailed report that showcases its commitment to ethical business conduct, employee rights, workplace safety, community investment and the environment in more than 100 countries where ......read more

MiX Telematics welcomes ATIC Data Systems to global channel partner network …

  MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has partnered with ATIC Data Systems in India, as part of a plan to strengthen its presence in India. The partnership demonstrates the commitment of both organisations to support fleet operators in India that aim to improve their efficiencies and boost driver safety levels. “As a global ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports launches third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign…

Awareness drive offers safe driving tips to 2000 drivers Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 April 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has launched the third annual Truck Drivers Safety Campaign to promote safe driving behaviours among port users. The week-long campaign titled “Be Aware & Drive with ......read more

Milaha reports net profit of QR 352 million for Q1 2016…

April 24, 2016. Doha, Qatar- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.     Key financial highlights: Operating revenues decreased by 1.9% to QAR 771 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, down from QR 786 million for the same period in 2015 Operating profit decreased by 7.2% to QAR 259 million ......read more

Milaha takes delivery of biggest lift boat in Qatar…

April 20, 2016. Dubai, UAE- Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services recently attended the launch and naming ceremony of the vessel at the Bohai Shipyard in China.  Named the ‘Milaha ......read more

The Maritime Standard Awards aims for hat-trick of success…

The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their third year and will once again celebrate the best and brightest stars of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent’s shipping, ports and related maritime  sectors at a glittering and high profile gala dinner 13 April 2016, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2016 will ......read more

UASC and Gulftainer mark 15,000 TEU green vessel maiden call to Khorfakkan Port…

Largest UASC vessel to date to call Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT) Dubai, 10th April, 2016:  United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, and Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UAE, marked the maiden call of UASC’s 15,000 TEU M.V. Linah into Khorfakkan Container ......read more

Maersk line Platinum Award 2016…

Maersk line's Annual Award Night recognizes the best performing logistics solutions providers and top customers of Maersk Line for the year 2015 Al Sharqi Shipping awarded 4th time in row for Maersk Platinum Award Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2016 On February 24, 2016 Al Sharqi Shipping was once again recognized as a top Maersk Line customer for the year 2015. This marked it their ......read more

GAC and HOYER Group join forces to deliver logistics service package…

Serving clients in 17 countries Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2016:  The HOYER Group, one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, has appointed GAC as its official agency partner in 17 countries in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa.    A traditional independent family business since 1946, HOYER is one of the leading suppliers of sophisticated bulk ......read more

DMCA showcases local maritime sector competitiveness on the sidelines of TradeWinds Shipowners ...…

March 10, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), participated at Middle East’s First 2016 edition of TradeWinds Shipowners Forum which was held recently at the "Jumeirah Emirates Towers" hotel in Dubai, to discuss key issues related to the global maritime sector. Dubai hosted this global event in its third and final edition for the first time in ......read more

Gulftainer Registers 4% Growth in Container Volume across Global Portfolio in 2015…

• Recording impressive 9% spike in container volume, company’s UAE terminals in Khorfakkan and Sharjah emerge strongest performers in 2015 • Launch of operations in Lebanon in 2016, tripling of container volume over next decade form key strategic goals Sharjah-UAE: 10 March 2016 - Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based ......read more

Freight Systems breaks ground for an advanced logistics center at Dubai South…

Dubai, UAE: March 10, 2016 – Freight Systems, the Dubai-based global freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain company, today broke ground for an advanced warehouse and distribution center in the Logistics District of Dubai South. The ground breaking ceremony saw various senior representatives – from the Government of Dubai, Dubai South, clients, partners and employees – ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports organises Strategy Workshop with Stakeholders…

Inputs sought from strategic partners to shape final outlook of Abu Dhabi Ports’ 2016-2020 strategy Abu Dhabi, UAE - March 09, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, organised a ‘Strategy Workshop with Stakeholders’, in which the company shared its five-year strategy. Government stakeholders ......read more

Abu Dhabi Ports' Khalifa Industrial Zone one of the first to attain ISO 9001:2015 certification…

‘ISO certification for whole organisation’ set as main objective for Abu Dhabi Ports Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 6, 2016:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, has announced that Kizad has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality certification by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). ISO 9001:2015 ......read more

Demand for ‘Sea Level' experience is changing the Shape of Superyacht Design…

Entertainment, Gym and Relaxation Areas at the Waterline and Sweeping Views of the Water Rank Among the Most Common Requests from Buyers Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A desire to feel ever closer to sea is emerging as a notable trend among superyacht buyers, say manufacturers exhibiting at Dubai International Boat Show. Dubai is one of the world’s premier events for the superyacht ......read more

Submarines and Hydrofoils among High-Tech Products at Dubai International Boat Show…

Boat Show Attracts the Latest Innovations in Leisure Marine; Private Submarines Among a growing Market for Innovative Products and Can Explore Depths of up to 300 Metres; Hydrofoil Blades Allow Jet Ski-Sized Personal Water Craft to Ride Above the Waves Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Among the many water craft promoted at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show, two stand apart ......read more

DMCA continues successful participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2016 backed by innovation ...…

March 3, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues its successful participation in Dubai International Boat Show 2016 which is currently taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club and continue until March 5, 2015. The DMCA stand is garnering the attention of decision-makers and senior leaders from the maritime sector, who have lauded its ongoing ......read more

Water Sports make a Splash at Dubai International Boat Show…

New Beach Demo Area Proves a Big Hit With Visitors; Hands-on Activities Include Sailing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding and Fishing; Daredevil Stunt Shows Thrill the Crowds Dubai, United Arab Emirates: An array of new activities has proved a hit with visitors at the 24th Dubai International Boat Show, as the annual event expands to include a full range of watercraft, watersports, and leisure marine ......read more

DMCA showcases latest smart maritime applications at Dubai International Boat Show 2016…

March 2, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), launched a comprehensive portfolio of smart applications (app) and maritime interactive services amidst praise from exhibitors and visitors of Dubai International Boat Show 2016, which is being held at Dubai International Marine Club until March 5, 2016. The Authority’s smart mobile app ‘Smart ......read more

Dubai anchors reputation as global showcase for world's yacht and leisure boating industries…

Astounding 39 Global and Regional Boat Launches at 24th Dubai International Boat Show; Buoyant Buying Sentiment Spurs Small to Medium Boat Market Growth; Middle-East Market for Largest Yachts Grew 6% Annually from 2009 to 2015; New Beach Demo Area Gives Hands-On Water Sports Experiences Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai has become one of the world’s key locations in which ......read more

Dubai Maritime City Authority participates in Dubai International Boat Show 2016…

February 29, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, participates at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), the largest and most established marine event of its kind in the MENA region, which opens today (Tuesday, March 1, 2016) and will ......read more

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