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  • Indonesian, Sri Lankan, and Jordanian Energy...

    Gastech, the world’s largest exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry, has announced that H.E. Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources of Indonesia, will be attending this year’s event to speak during the Opening Ceremony Ministerial Panel on the energy transition.


  • Exports from Shahid Rajaee port rises 28% in 5...

    Exports from Shahid Rajaee port, Iran’s largest and best-equipped container port, increased 28 percent in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), as compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to a provincial official.


  • GSCCO launches expansion plan worth USD 50...

    Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), a Saudi Arabia-based subsidiary of global port operator Gulftainer, announced its expansion initiative that includes the installation of additional assets and equipment worth USD 50 million that further enhanced the handling capacity of Jubail Commercial Port (JCP).


  • Iraq gears up for higher Basrah Medium sales with...

    Iraq expects exports of Basrah Medium to rise over the remainder of this year, with operations at the Basrah terminal being reconfigured to dedicate more capacity to the recently created crude grade, the State Oil Marketing Organization’s deputy director general, Ali al-Shatari, said Sept. 1.


  • Ras Laffan Port becomes first Green Award...

    Qatar Petroleum’s Ras Laffan Port, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, has become the first port in the Arabian Gulf to join the international Green Award network as an Incentive Provider for certified LNG carriers.


  • Gastech Hydrogen to be world’s first major event...

    Gastech, the world’s largest exhibition and conference supporting the gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and energy industry, will have its own dedicated Gastech Hydrogen event positioning hydrogen as a clean energy solution. The event will take place in Dubai, from 21 to 23 September 2021, organised by dmg events and held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. The event is supported by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in the UAE.


  • Juma Khalifah Abushibs: The future of the...

    As the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world and halted all business activities, most companies suffered a backlash in terms of revenue and had to either downsize their workforce, or were forced to continue operating without employees being paid salaries regularly. Along with travel restrictions imposed by governments getting tighter, and transport of goods becoming an increasingly difficult task, most shipping companies faced the heat of the challenges that came with the pandemic. During this time period, it was no longer the survival of the fittest, but the survival of the ones that were the fastest to adapt to change.



JAFZA registers nearly 40% growth in new customer registrations in H1 2021

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) witnessed a robust new customer growth of nearly 40% year-on-year in H1 2021, taking the total number of companies in Jafza to over 8,700. Some of the industry segments in Jafza observed a significant rise in figures, with Machinery and Equipment witnessing an increase of 188 per cent, Vehicle and Transport seeing a 100 per cent surge and Retail & General trading growing by 78 per cent.


ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2021 to unite influential names from the global leisure marine industry in a secure environment

ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) aims to advance its mission of facilitating the growth of the leisure marine industry with its much-awaited debut conference in Dubai and the Middle East. The primary goal of the conference is to unite industry players in a secure environment, stimulating the UAE’s post-pandemic economic success. The event that is scheduled to be held between the 12th and 14th of October, 2021, will be hosted by Leisure Marine Association MENA (LMA) and is supported by key players including P&O Marinas as the lead sponsor, Dubai Tourism and D-Marin Dubai Harbour Marinas as main sponsors and Emaar as a supporting sponsor. Other leading organisations supporting the conference include Exalto Emirates, Nakheel, Navi Safe Engineering Services L.L.C., Gulf Craft, Plus Marine, Alemco, ATM and Torqeedo.


Saudi Arabia a key player in maritime transport sector

Saudi Arabia has managed to reach a leading status in the maritime transport industry and in preserving the integrity of its marine environment. During its participation with the world in celebrating the World Maritime Day, which falls on the 30th of September, Saudi Arabia shed light on its role in supporting international efforts to advance the maritime transport system.


Finalists confirmed for 2021 edition of The Maritime Standard Awards

The complete list of finalists for the eighth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, to be held on Monday 22nd November at the World Trade Centre, Dubai, has been announced. More than 800 senior executives from the worlds of shipping, ports, shipbuilding and repair and other maritime sectors are expected to attend the event in person, along with influential figures from governmental agencies and international industry bodies, to witness the presentation of these prestigious awards.


Seatrade Maritime #20under40 Awards to identify young innovators and trailblazers in the maritime industry

Seatrade Maritime #20under40 Awards, held as part of Seatrade Maritime Middle East (SMME), the largest in-person exhibition and conference taking place during UAE Maritime Week - under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure - has announced an extension on nomination deadline. The awards are in association with Informa Markets Maritime Global Maritime Club. A high volume of participants and heightened interest from industry stakeholders prompted organisers to extend the nomination closing date to 10th October.