• Dubai Exports opens OTO in Hong Kong

    Dubai Exports has expanded its network with the opening of a new Overseas Trade Office (OTO) in Hong Kong. The new OTO is part of the Dubai Exports strategy to widen its global footprint and boost exports from Dubai and the #UAE in general by enabling local companies to reach out to promising markets and potential buyers overseas.

  • King Abdullah port throughput up by 14% In H1 2017

    King Abdullah Port of Saudi Arabia announced the increase of its throughput to 821,694 TEU in the first half of 2017, representing an increase of around 14 per cent compared to the same time last year, where the throughput was 720,483 TEU.

  • Emissions at Historic Lows While Cargo at...

    The Port of Los Angeles achieved record clean air gains while moving more cargo than ever, according to the Port’s 2016 Inventory of Air Emissions. Released today, the annual report also shows the Port surpassed its 2020 goal for reducing the health risk of emissions from port-related activity.

  • Saudi installing cranes at Yemen ports to boost...

    Saudi Arabia said last week it was installing four cranes at three ports in Yemen to help boost humanitarian aid deliveries and was ready to assist with installing cranes at the key port of Hodeidah once it was under control of a neutral party.

  • Latin American and Caribbean container port...

    Container volumes at ports in Latin America and the Caribbean Sea increased by 6.7 % during the first quarter of 2017, according to a report released by the United Nations Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean [ECLAC].

  • Shapoorji Pallonji Group bids for LNG...

    The Mumbai Port Trust LNG unit, estimated to cost over ₹2,690 crore, has received environment and coastal regulation zone clearances from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.


Expansion and investments are expected to drive the UAE logistics sector growth

The UAE founders of have realised in early stage that the logistics sector is among the key sectors driving the UAE’s economic growth. That’s why massive development was initiated in ports and shipping infrastructure. This vision is paying off now according to the report released recently by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Business Monitor International.


Storage charges making major ports less attractive to users

Ports typically discourage users from storing cargo for extended periods to avoid congestion and to boost capacity. Yet this is an area where the major ports, or those owned by the Central government, are losing out to their private rivals located nearby in attracting cargo.