NAFL says logistics business is set for big boom in the UAE
Big logistics parks coming up in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali and near Expo 2020 venue
Logistics sector contributes 30% to Dubai GDP
Conference in Lebanon to discuss opportunities for UAE companies to participate in reconstruction projects in Syria and Iraq
Dubai, June 11, 2019: The logistics industry in the UAE is in for big growth with more logistics parks coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Chinese companies are set to invest more than $4 billion (Dh 14.68 billion) in logistics projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to the President of National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL).
“Logistics business is in for a boom. Many projects are being built for Expo 2020 and Chinese investors are coming to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. There will be large ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019: As “on demand” services expand into more industries and market places, Trukkin is leading the way in digital logistics solutions for long-haul trucking. Launched in 2017, Trukkin is a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates operating throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and beyond. The company works to innovate and simplify logistics and land transportation.
Trukkin has raised over $3.5 million in the recent funding round, which included marquee investors from the AL-Namlah Family Group, the Al-Madi Family Group, and the Abanumay Family Group. Batic Investments and Logistics, a publicly listed company on Tadawul, remains as one of the key investors in the start-up.
“Trukkin’s ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - May 30, 2019: Etihad Airways PJSC has acquired the shares held by Armaguard Linfox Group Pty (Australia) in Abu Dhabi-based joint venture Armaguard Valuables Management LLC (AVM), becoming sole shareholder of the company and renaming it Etihad Secure Logistics Services LLC.
In the six years since it began operations, AVM has successfully grown from a start-up to become a major player in the UAE secure logistics and valuables management market.
With increasing opportunities in their respective markets, both Etihad and Armaguard have agreed now is the right time for the business to operate as a full subsidiary of Etihad Airways as part of Etihad’s expanding cargo and logistics portfolio.
Gary Allen, Linfox Armaguard Group CEO comments: “The Armaguard Group is ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2019: Dubai Customs launched a new disruptive berthing service for the vessels using the Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) in the presence of His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation and Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs.
The new system: (Smart Vessel Berthing System) will help vessels load and unload their goods with the help of an advanced AI based service. It was built in-house by Dubai Customs employees to facilitate traffic of vessels through the historic waterway.
The “Smart Vessel Berthing System” will enable trading vessels finalize their transactions online. They can register at the operations room of Dubai Creek ......read more
New Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud logistics updates help improve responsiveness, optimize shipments and asset utilization, and improve productivity
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2019 — To help organizations design and operate efficient and agile supply chains, Oracle today announced a series of logistics management updates to Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud. The updates include a new logistics network modeling product and enhanced transportation management and global trade management capabilities. The latest innovations can help customers drive better business outcomes by enhancing supply chain responsiveness, optimizing shipments and asset utilization, and improving productivity across global supply chains.
“Expectations are not only increasing, they also are constantly ......read more
12 May 2019: Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway Co was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Young Person of the Year Award at tonight’s presentation ceremony for the 31st Seatrade Awards, which took place at London’s magnificent Guildhall.
A popular winner, Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri was presented on the evening in front of nearly 250 esteemed guests by Chris Morley, Event Director, Seatrade Maritime.
“Our Young Person of the Year Award has an impressive list of academic achievements including a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, and a PhD from MIT, in multiple Information-Technology-based disciplines applied to Engineering Systems, Software and logistical operations. Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri winner embodies the future of the Maritime Industry - a future ......read more
First leg of blueprint for integrated logistics centre connecting with Europe
Dubai, UAE, 11 May 2019: P&O Ports has announced a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement to operate the port of Novi Sad, Serbia as part of a long-term investment plan to upgrade equipment and services and to support the Serbian government’s strategy to create an intermodal terminal and logistics centre with rail, road and inland waterways links to the rest of Europe.
The agreement shall grant a right to P&O Ports to operate Novi Sad for an initial 25 years with an option to renew by both parties for another 25 years on expiry. The SPA for obtaining the property rights on the capital and assets of the port operator of the Port of Novi Sad was signed today by Dragan Stevanovic, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and ......read more
New hassle free direct foreign flag vessel clearing services, as well as new 6-month navigation licenses and crew visas announced
Abu Dhabi, May 2019: Yas Marina, the Middle East’s premier superyacht marina, awarded 5 Gold Anchors, has become an official UAE entry point for international superyachts. In addition, the unique new arrival experience presents newly accessible six-month navigation licenses and six-month visas, for crews of all nationalities.
The new entrance procedure will enable foreign flag vessels to avoid clearing through commercial entry ports. Instead, vessels can sail directly to Yas Marina for UAE clearance, with the authority services available onsite. The introduction will lessen delays, saving an average of eight hours waiting time, providing a ......read more
Transport and logistics company publishes 2018 Company Report
7 May 2019 – HOYER, the international logistics specialist, closed the 2018 fiscal year with a solid balance sheet and an exceptional credit rating. With a turnover of EUR 1.167 billion, the equity ratio rose to 44 per cent (previous year: 41 per cent). The result before taxes on income was EUR 40.218 million. A stable financial situation enables the family business to continue its digitalisation strategy at a high level of investment. The current fiscal year’s budget is EUR 173 million, and thus the highest in the company’s history.
Whereas investments undertaken in 2018 to replace and expand transport equipment and to modernise the tank container fleet amounted to EUR 83.9 million, the Hamburg-based logistics specialist has doubled the investment ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 06 May 2019: Global trade enabler DP World UAE Region has been recognised for developing the GCC’s most robust and efficient supply chain at this year’s Logistics Middle East Awards 2019, where it won the Supply Chain Hub of the Year award.
Abdulla bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer of DP World UAE Region, accepted the award on behalf of the company at the event held at the Le Royal Meridian Dubai. Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals, DP World UAE Region, also attended the event and both presented the Breakbulk Operator of the Year award, won by the GAC Group.
DP World UAE Region is a global leader in supply chain and logistics. Its door-to-door logistics model is unique in the MENA region and is based on a holistic system that synergises Jebel Ali Port ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 01, 2019: Nominations are now open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2019, which will take place at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on Monday, October 21st. As always, the event will reward and recognise high achievers within the shipping and maritime sectors in a glittering, high quality ceremony attended by key decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.
This is the sixth time that the Awards have been staged by The Maritime Standard to celebrate success, quality and innovation within the region’s maritime industry. It is expected around 29 different awards will be presented on the night, the majority of which will be selected by an eminent panel of independent judges. A full list of categories, and how to enter, can be found on the website: ......read more
Kids in the UAE enjoyed a day of coaching from Manchester United Soccer Schools, along with football icons Denis Irwin and Dwight Yorke
Dubai, 30 April 2019: DHL Express, the world’s leading logistics provider, joined forces with Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) to conduct a full day of training in the UAE. The program is part of DHL’s global MUSS Program to encourage children to learn and play football through the Manchester United story, youth culture and philosophy.
Around thirty kids between 8 to 15 years of age were able to train with two Manchester United coaches and football legends Denis Irwin and Dwight Yorke. The day was filled with fun activities and friendly matches and concluded with a medal ceremony and certificate presentation ceremony.
MUSS is an age appropriate program of practical ......read more
Dubai, 28 April 2019: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express logistics provider, is making fashion more accessible by partnering with Arab Fashion Week this year.
As the official logistics partner for the Arab Fashion Week 2019, DHL Express will leverage its global expertise to provide reliable and efficient logistics solutions and services to transport the works of designers from different parts of world to the runway at Arab Fashion Week.
DHL Express CEO, Middle East and North Africa, Nour Suliman said: “Over the years, we have gained extensive experience and knowledge of the fashion industry and have developed tailor-made transport solutions to address the needs of the industry.
We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Arab Fashion Week through a unique initiative to ......read more
Dubai, 23 April 2019: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has partnered with Vinculum Solutions, a leader in omnichannel retailing, to simplify cross border eCommerce solutions for online brands and retailers. This will enable local eCommerce retail providers to grow their businesses by extending their reach to overseas markets through a simple, dynamic and effective solution with the potential to build an international consumer base. Domestic, locally-based eCommerce online retailers will now easily be able to sell their goods globally through Vinculum’s flagship eRetail solutions and DHL’s world renowned network of cross border delivery services.
This partnership comes at a time when cross border ecommerce is on the rise, with reports indicating that the market is ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2019: Combining the pristine beauty of the UAE’s East coast with Le Méridien Al Aqah’s exquisite offerings, Fujairah’s family-friendly beach resort is gearing up to usher in the holy month of Ramadan. The culinary leaders at this luxury beach resort have created a delightful menu that honours Middle Eastern culinary traditions while catering to the discerning preferences of guests.
Bringing a selection of regional specialities, the Iftar buffet will open post-sunset (Maghrib) at the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Views Brasserie and Hajar Ballroom. The culinary team has planned an elaborate feast, boasting of traditional Middle Eastern delicacies, fresh juices, piping-hot grilled meats as well as mouth-watering desserts, priced at AED 99 (Sunday-Wednesday) and AED 123 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2019: The Maritime Standard, the Dubai-based publisher and events organisers, has announced that the fifth annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held on Wednesday 6th November at Sofitel Abu Dhabi. This represents a move to a new, more modern venue.
Trevor Pereira, managing director, explains: “The Ship Finance and Trade conference has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, thanks to the tremendous support of industry professionals across the region, and in particular the encouragement and backing of Abu Dhabi Ports. We have decided to return to Abu Dhabi, but to a different venue, to access both the high quality facilities and the capacity needed to keep pace with the requirements of attendees.”
Aimed at influential decision makers and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019: Dubai-based publisher and events organiser, The Maritime Standard, has officially launched the Maritime Standard Awards 2019. The company has confirmed they will be held at The Atlantis, the Palm Dubai, on Monday, 21st October. This is the sixth time in a row that this famous and iconic venue has been chosen to stage the Awards, reflecting the high calibre and quality of the event.
The TMS Awards, widely accepted as being the leading event of its kind in the region, is a glamorous occasion which aims to recognise and reward exceptional performance and achievement within the maritime industry. Managing director, Trevor Pereira, says, “I am really looking forward to this year’s Awards and delighted to be returning to the Atlantis. It is always a joyous, celebratory occasion and I am ......read more
Partnership reinforces DHL’s commitment and passion to bring people together through global campaign ‘The Human Network’
Dubai, UAE, 4 April 2019: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, held an exclusive event with African footballer of the Year - Mohammed Salah and offered key DHL customers across the MENA Region the chance to meet with the legendary midfielder at the Address Hotel Downtown Dubai.
In early 2019, DHL Express stunned the world with their thought-provoking ‘The Human Network’ campaign with Mohamed Salah. Mohamed deactivated his social media accounts after posting the cryptic message “2019 Resolution: Time to get in touch, for real,” which left his fans wondering why he suddenly disconnected. DHL ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 04, 2019: The Maritime Standard, the Dubai-based publisher and events organisers, has announced that the fourth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on Tuesday 22nd October at The Atlantis, the Palm, in Dubai. This follows a successful move to this high-quality venue last year, which facilitated a significant increase in attendance.
Aimed at influential decision makers and opinion formers in the tanker shipping and related business sectors, the one-day Conference will highlight regional and global trends in the crude, products and chemicals trades. This year there will also be coverage of several new areas, including the bunker trades and petrochemical markets. The majority of the leading owners and operators in the regional tanker trades will be present and a top-quality panel of ......read more
Regional insider, Hussein Wehbe, named Managing Director for the Middle East, will contribute to UPS’s targeted growth in key international markets
As the Official Logistics Partner, UPS will deliver Expo 2020 Dubai which is expected to generate 25 million visits with 192 participating countries
Dubai, UAE, April 01, 2019: UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the appointment of Hussein Wehbe as the managing director for the Middle East market. Wehbe will report to Rami Suleiman, UPS president for Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA). As part of his new role, Wehbe will oversee the business growth in the region by driving UPS’s innovation and industry leading solutions to customers and developing talent to further expand UPS’s footprint.
“Considering the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2019: Turkish Cargo, the air cargo brand of Turkish Airlines that provides service to 124 countries, carried 186 historical artifacts, owned by Dolmabahçe and Topkapı Palaces, to Tokyo, the capital of Japan, as the sponsor carrier, in order to be displayed at the exhibition titled as "The Ottoman Empire and Tulip Culture" held as part of the events organized for 2019 which was declared as the "Year of Turkish Culture" across Japan.
Before the carriage operation through Istanbul – Narita route, the artifacts in Topkapı and Dolmabahçe Palaces were packaged with protective materials that shielded their texture and structure before they were put into 56 high-security wooden cases. Using a wide-body B777F type air freighter belonging to Turkish Cargo, the flight carried no ......read more
March 18, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates: TNA – a leading global supplier of integrated food processing and packaging solutions – successfully held the opening ceremony for its Middle East operations at DAFZA Industrial Park.
The official opening ceremony was held at the new headquarters, in the presence of Nasser Al Madani Assistant Director General, Dubai Airport Freezone Authority, Mukul Shukla General Manager MENA & India, TNA and Nadia Taylor, director and co-founder, TNA, along with DAFZA and TNA senior executives and senior dignitaries. The new facility will allow TNA MENA to offer a range of after-market services to customers in the region, including enhanced technical support, a new training and demo centre, and easier access to spare parts.
Nasser Al Madani Assistant Director General, Dubai ......read more
The initiative focuses on providing support to business
Dubai, UAE, 16 March, 2019: Al Mouj Marina recently recognised the achievements of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) which operate within it, in an initiative launched by the CEO of Al Mouj Muscat.
The initiative focuses on providing SMEs with support to enhance their businesses, particularly their customer service standards, through various improvements. These include office and workspace refurbishments as well as marketing exposure on various platforms. As part of the initiative, Al Mouj Marina recognised its top performing SMEs, scored on customer experience and HSE compliance criteria. The top performing SMEs, Daymaniat Shells, Al Muhajer and Oman Sea Tours, were awarded further benefits in the form of marketing exposure and financial ......read more
ADAFZ waives new company license fees and is granted exemption from Tawtheeq registration and VAT in designated zones for its customers
13th March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) has reduced business setup costs by more than 65%, with the aim of improving customer satisfaction, enhancing its regional competitiveness and attracting new sources of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The business setup cost reduction also supports the government of Abu Dhabi’s latest initiatives aimed at strengthening the competitive business environment of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
In addition to waiving all license fees for new companies, ADAFZ has received a Tawtheeq registration exemption as well as an exclusion of VAT in designated zones across its properties for its customers. It is equally enhancing its ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products.
“Perishable goods is a growing market for air cargo. Ensuring that these delicate and short shelf-life products reach the customer unspoiled with minimal waste and loss is essential. Shippers will have assurance that CEIV Fresh certified companies are operating to the highest quality and standards in the transport of perishable products,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
The specific time and temperature requirements for food and plant products makes the handling and transporting of perishable ......read more
Sri Lanka,31 January 2017: GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with Hemas Transportation to build an integrated logistics facility in Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in the western part of Sri Lanka. It will comprise a state-of-the-art distribution centre, a container yard and a 15-acre warehouse. A groundbreaking ceremony, graced by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the Honorable Ranil ......read more
Abu Dhabi Ports aims to achieve 55 per cent Emiratisation this year
Abu Dhabi–UAE: 30 January, 2017: With the aim of attracting Emirati talent aspiring to lead the dynamic operations of ports and industrial zones, Abu Dhabi Ports, is participating at Tawdheef 2017 which is being held between 30 January and 1 February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates– January 30, 2017 – Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced that Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group and the world’s largest container shipping operator, is using Riverbed® SteelCentral™ to monitor business-critical applications and services and provide the ability to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks ......read more
Al Hebsi: We’re working to create a sustainable maritime economy based in the UAE
For the 2nd consecutive year, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” brings world’s attention to the added value the UAE’s state-of-the-art marine infrastructure and strategic location offer, supporting the UAE National Agenda to be the best destination in the maritime ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced that IATA’s Cargo-XML messaging standard has now been fully integrated into ASYCUDAWorld, the UNCTAD automated customs management system used by 90 countries worldwide for their customs procedures.
The integration of ......read more
Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a maritime and logistics conglomerate based in Qatar, has signed an agreement with the Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) in India, to start the first direct common carrier feeder service between Saudi Arabia and India.
The frequency of the first-of-its-kind service will be weekly and will connect the Gujarat port of Kandla directly with Jebel ......read more
KIZAD’s Contribution to Abu Dhabi’s GDP Estimated to be Over 3% of Emirate’s Non-oil GDP
Leases out More than Two Million Square Metres of Prime Industrial Land in 2016
Emiratisation rose from 45% in Jan 2016 to 64% in Dec 2016
Abu Dhabi-UAE: Jan 25, 2017: Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), part of Abu Dhabi Ports, has reported a solid performance in ......read more
Oxford Business Group broadcasts new digital interview
Abu Dhabi, January 22nd 2017: The maritime and logistics industry still offers plenty of opportunities for growth, despite the current challenging economic climate, Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports, told Oxford Business Group’s digital broadcasting channel, Global Platform.
Speaking in a wide-ranging interview ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 21, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Ports, one of nine organisations to offer certified courses by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation & Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) worldwide, has conducted the IALA Aids to Navigation (AtoN) Level-2 training course to the first group of external trainees from entities that provide maritime and offshore services in the ......read more
Introducing the new centre to the Abu Dhabi maritime sector
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 18, 2017: The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) hosted the first of its series of 2017 events in the UAE Capital, Abu Dhabi to further promote its services to local maritime stakeholders. Taking place on Wednesday January 18 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, the event featured a panel of key speakers ......read more
Award Honours Corporate Departments, Employees and Partners
Abu Dhabi–UAE: 17 January, 2017: As part of its efforts to reinforce safety practices in workplace, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has launched a health, safety and environment (HSE) award.
Aimed ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 15, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Musataha Agreement with Khalidia International Shipping LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates Business Group (EBG), to set up a third-party logistics (3PL) warehouse with a total investment of AED 80 million in Khalifa Industrial Zone’s (KIZAD) trade and logistics cluster.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Jaleel Al ......read more
The region’s first maritime arbitration centre
Wide variety of support services and resources available to members
Dubai, UAE, January, 04, 2017: The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) is officially accepting applications for new members. Officially launched in Dubai on November 2, 2016, EMAC was established to offer an effective and efficient regional platform to settle ......read more
December 17, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, recently held a meeting for all stakeholders and concerned organizations in Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in Dubai. The participants included representatives from free zones and special ......read more
Forecasts to form part of EU Sea Traffic Management project
Gothenburg, Sweden, 8 December 2016: Forecasts and route planning tools from GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions are playing a key role in a European Union initiative to promote safer and more efficient shipping.
The Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation Project, developed by a European Consortium led by the Swedish Maritime ......read more
Held under the theme “Digitalising Trade”
Over 100 executives and industry experts attend the conference
Capt. Al Shamisi: “the UAE embraces technology and innovative solutions”
Alan Long: “Port Community Systems are an integral part of the international Trade Facilitation programme”
Abu Dhabi-UAE: December 07, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016: DP World has recently opened the first smart logistics center in Peru connected through optical fibers to Callao Port. This will help deliver full data to the port and customs, and will enable clients to control their goods using their own devices. DP World develops and operates the container terminal in this port, located near the Peruvian capital, ......read more
SOHAR launches third-party report on logistics by MEED Insight
Release at Transtec underscores significance of Saudi market
Report covers current state of industry and main growth drivers
Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016: As one of the keynote speakers at Transtec 2016 in Dammam this week, the leading Saudi Arabian logistics conference, Faisal Al Balushi from the commercial ......read more
72,900 pallet warehouse designed to meet the needs of clients in a wide range of product categories
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5th, 2016: GAC Dubai has broken ground on the site of its newest contract logistics facility that will bring its total capacity to more than 200,000 pallet positions serving customers active in the local and regional markets.
Construction of ......read more
SOHAR signs sister port agreement with Shenzhen Port in China
Chinese visit to Oman follows recent SOHAR delegation to China
New agreement deepens trade relations and mutual understanding
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016: Yesterday marked the official signing in Muscat of a new sister port agreement between Shenzhen Port in the People’s Republic of China and SOHAR Port ......read more
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi: New highway will enhance Abu Dhabi’s leading position in regional and international trade
Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 30, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, today said the opening of the new Mohammed bin Rashid Road yesterday marks a ......read more
Dubai – UAE (Nov. 29, 2016) HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Chairman of Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Navigation (Milaha), today witnessed the signing of an agreement between Mwani Qatar and Milaha to establish a new company, QTerminals, to manage Hamad Port.
As per ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 29, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, and Integral Plastic Industries Co. LLC today have signed a Musataha agreement to build a new manufacturing plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) with an investment of AED10 million.
The agreement was ......read more
November 28, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, co-ordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lloyd’s Register (LR), the global engineering, technical and business services organisation, to jointly undertake Research ......read more
November 27, 2016. United Arab Emirates: In cooperation with Det Norske Veritas, one of the world's largest classification society of vessels, Dubai Maritime City Authority's (DMCA) 'Maritime Innovation' workshop recently concluded with high participation from maritime industry pioneers and other government entities such as DP World, Dry Docks World, Dubai Maritime City, JAFZA and ......read more
Dubai, 26th November, 2016: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, is set to offer its customers an even faster and more efficient shipment service thanks to Dubai Customs’ certifying them as the only Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Express logistics company in the UAE. Dubai Customs’ adoption of the AEO program will give DHL Express a ......read more
November 24, 2016. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) hosted today (Thursday, November 24, 2016) the Dubai Maritime Innovation Workshop with the participation of high-profile officials from government and private entities involved in maritime activities to come up with new creative ideas for further enhancing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the local maritime ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 24, 2016: Maqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports will host the annual International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) Conference for the first time in the GCC region. The conference will be held in Abu Dhabi on December 7th this year at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort.
The 2016 IPCSA Conference will welcome high profile ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: November 19, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports hosted the second edition of The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference in Abu Dhabi this week, which featured engaging discussions aiming to chart a course for the future of the shipping and maritime sectors.
The event brought together high profile executives and industry professionals from local, regional and international ......read more
Over 11% container growth in Q3 2016 compared to Q3 last year
Newly rebranded Hutchison Ports SOHAR plans further expansion
Strategic location outside the Strait of Hormuz is a key growth factor
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: SOHAR Port and Freezone has released its latest throughput figures for Q3 of 2016, as both the Port and Freezone continue to play a central role in ......read more
November 15, 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 announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL today at the DNV GL National Committee, which started this morning, on Tuesday (November 15, 2016), to collaborate on several maritime ......read more
Agility to provide logistics support to the 2,200 kilometer journey from Kuwait to Oman
Kuwait, November 14, 2016: Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is supporting a 2,200 kilometer kayak journey from Kuwait to Oman (K2O), to raise awareness for environmental protection in the Gulf.
Avid kayakers Bashar Al-Huneidi, and Mansoor Al-Safran, who represent Kayak4Kuwait, are ......read more
NIA to increase aim to increase GREE’s market share to 20 per cent with sales of 175,000 units in the UAE
Company to achieve a turnover of AED 500 Million in the next 2 to 3 years
14,000 sq m facility offers design, marketing & logistics services
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016: NIA Limited, a Dubai-based enterprise dealing in Home Appliances and HVAC solutions, has ......read more
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UAE holds 53 per cent market share of e-commerce in GCC with 80 per cent internet penetration
GCC e-commerce market expected to grow to $20 billion (Dh73.4billion) by 2020 from $5.3 billion in 2015
Dubai, UAE, November 10, 2016: With the UAE holding 53 per cent market share of e-commerce in the GCC, MyUS.com has expanded its service portfolio to accommodate local consumers’ ......read more
National Association of Freight & Logistics lays marker at Food Logistics Forum at Gulfood Manufacturing
Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2016: As international and regional food & beverage (F&B) logistics experts met at today’s Food Logistics Forum – a knowledge sharing platform at Gulfood Manufacturing, which runs until November 9 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) ......read more
November 5, 2016. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently concluded the Dubai Maritime Week 2016 held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. During a closing ceremony in Dubai, renowned government and private maritime partners were recognized for their ......read more
The second annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place in Abu Dhabi on November 14th. The theme of this year’s conference is “Beating the downturn; investing to be ready for the upturn.” A top class panel of speakers has been assembled to address some of the key issues facing the industry as it seeks to chart a course for long term recovery. ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 1, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate, announced the winners of the second cycle of its internal excellence award, MAFNOOD (Arabic for “distinguished”). Launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 01, 2016: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region and Africa held a forum, recently, for the Logistics and Supply Chain sector companies based in the free zone. The Forum was attended by industry leaders, key officials from partner entities and senior management from ......read more
October 29, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week kicks off tomorrow (Sunday, October 30th, 2016) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. It will witness the participation of maritime industry leaders, decision-makers, and experts from the UAE and the rest ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 29, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate’s commercial ports and industrial zone, has won three prestigious awards at the 2016 Maritime Standard Awards of the Middle East and Subcontinent.
The company was recognised for its excellence in the maritime industry and was awarded the Deal of the Year Award for ......read more
Breakbulk Middle East delegates hear that the Gulf continues to develop ambitious projects requiring precise strategic logistics
Management of risk critical to seizing opportunities available
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26th October, 2016: The current economic conditions mean that now is a good time to invest in the oil and gas logistics sector in the Middle East according to experts speaking on ......read more
The third annual Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 24th October at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, have raised the bar still higher for regional awards ceremonies. Hosted by well-known TV journalist and former CNN anchor, Jim Clancy, and model and presenter, Dubai’s own Rania Ali, the Awards attracted a high calibre audience of around 700 executives from across the ......read more
DMW 2016 to kick start October 30th
World-class events to discuss best practices and innovative solutions to meet future needs of global maritime industry
Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2016: All regional and global attention is now turned to Dubai for the much-awaited opening of the prestigious ‘Dubai Maritime Week 2016’ to be held under the patronage of H.H. ......read more
Consolidation of ADNOC shipping, marine and services companies to streamline operations and maximise value
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 October, 2016: ADNOC announced today its intention to consolidate the operations of three of its shipping, marine and services companies to create a single world-class entity. The Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO), Petroleum Services ......read more
24/7 support from Dubai, wherever you are
Dubai, UAE, 19 October 2016: Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC’s Global Husbandry Centre (GHC) is now operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week – in response to the growing demand from its shipping principals.
The GHC serves as a single point of contact for global clients, coordinating a range of ......read more
Amman, Jordan, 16th October 2016: Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has achieved certification of the internationally recognized standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
The certificate was granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI), a Royal Charter Company and founding member of ......read more
October 16, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Preparations are underway for the launch of Dubai Maritime Summit 2016 this coming November 2 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. To be held under the umbrella of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the summit is a quality initiative ......read more
To be held in Abu Dhabi from 18-19 October at the Rosewood Hotel
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 15, 2016: Abu Dhabi Ports is gearing up to host the 10th International ISPO Conference on October 18 and 19, 2016 at the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Members of the International User Group (IUG) of the International Standard for maritime Pilot Organisations (ISPO) will convene for two days ......read more