ADPC ports handle 6.4m freight tonnes of cargo in first half
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has presented Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) with a special certificate in recognition of the humanitarian role played by the oil tanker Al Salami, during the rescue of 536 refugees in international waters in 2014. This is believed to be the largest maritime rescue operation ever mounted.
“Gulf Navigation Holding” PJSC announced recently its intention to increase the company’s capital by AED 448,333,334 in order to make the issued and paid up share capital to be AED 1 billion, distributed over 1,000,000,000 shares at a par value of AED 1 per share without issuance premium, based on the company’s General Assembly resolution approved unanimously in June 2016.
Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar, President at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and Marasi News signed a protocol for media collaboration that aims at highlighting the great economic capabilities infatuated by the Arab maritime sector. The agreement also reinforces the strategic role of the Arab Academy as one of the most important educational organizations that provides the maritime sector with trained and qualified cadres in accordance with the highest scientific and practical standards.
The cruise quay at Rashid Port received four cruise ships simultaneously on Friday 29th December: Aida Stilla, Main Chef 5, MSC Splendida and Coasta Mediterrania. This is the first time the Port receives four cruise ships together in one day which confirms its readiness to meet the growing demand in the cruise tourism sector and the emirate’s plans to target a million cruise tourists by 2020.
As a part of comprehensive strategic relationship and to strengthen defence cooperation between India and the United Arab Emirates, two ships of the Indian Navy namely INS Teg and INS Trikand will make port of call in Abu Dhabi. The ships are scheduled to arrive on 23 December, 2017 and depart on 26 December, 2017.