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  • IMO honours KOTC rescue mission

    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.

  • ADSB reports high levels of utilisation

    ADSB’s Mina Zayed-based floating dock operations have been busy over the course of this year and particularly over the last three months, when the facility has achieved a 100 per cent occupancy rate. 

  • Dubai investors targeted for Sokhna project

    Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive, DP World, and Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), recently met with Dubai-based investors to present them with details of the recent agreement to develop an integrated industrial and residential zone at Sokhna in Egypt.

  • UAE is First Arab Country to Win Category B...

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has now become the first Arab country to win Category B membership into the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. The win was the triumphant result of an election that included nominees from 11 leading countries in the international marine trade sector such as Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France and Australia.

  • SAFEEN reinforces the rapid growth and remarkable...

    Over the years‭, ‬SAFEEN has also strengthened its reputation as one of the safest and most environmentally responsible global service operators across its range of services that include vessel assistance‭, ‬navigational support‭, ‬inspections and shipping maintenance at Abu Dhabi’s ports and harbours‭. ‬Speaking on the achievements‭, ‬Captain Maktoum Al Houqani‭, ‬Chief‭  ‬Marine Services Officer‭, ‬SAFEEN‭, ‬clarifies how the company contributes effectively to the wider growth of Abu Dhabi’s maritime sector and consolidate its reputation as the destination of choice for maintenance and marine support services‭.‬

  • GMS redefines the significance of Ship Recycling...

    Ship recycling plays an indispensable role in the lifecycle of a ship and it is fundamental to the successful commercial and sustainable progression of the industry‭. ‬GMS’s Green Team is making headway towards addressing issues of safety‭, ‬occupational health‭, ‬welfare and environmental protection

  • LR leads the industry towards “Fourth Industrial...

    As the world is witnessing a paradigm shift‭, ‬so is the shipping industry‭. ‬Classification societies can be an incubator or a platform for the innovation taking the industry to a new level that can completely reinforce new ways of doing business‭, ‬enhance safety and further protection the environment.



INS Trikand and INS Teg to sail into port of Abu Dhabi on Saturday

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.


UAE, India to hold joint naval exercise

Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command of Indian Navy, said the first full-fledged naval exercise will be towards the end of March next year.



EGA inks long-term supply deal with Shaheen Chem

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), a major industrial company in the UAE, has signed a long term supply agreement with Shaheen Chem Investments which paves the way for the construction by Shaheen of a chemical complex in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi.


Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Allocates Dh10.5 Billion to Finance 26 Strategic Projects in Bahrain

A technical delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) visited the Kingdom of Bahrain to review the progress of the development projects financed by the Fund in the country. The projects are being implemented as part of the AED9.19 billion (US$2.5 billion) grant provided by the UAE to Bahrain within the framework of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) development programme for Bahrain.


TEKNO 2017 opens on a grand note

HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World Group chairman and CEO & chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) inaugurates the instrumental exhibition

Aluminium and metal exports rise 13%; machinery and equipment exports up 11%