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  • Qatar ports see 189% growth in cargo in August

    Hamad, Ruwais and Doha ports recorded a robust performance in August after witnessing significant growth in handling volumes of general cargo compared to the same period last year, according to Mwani Qatar.


  • 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.


  • Iran: Loading, unloading of goods in ports up 14...

    Loading and unloading of goods in the ports of Iran rose 14 percent during the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-August 22), as compared to the same period of the previous year, the portal of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) reported.


  • RAK Ports: One of the most modern and fastest...

    With a prime strategic location close to the Strait of Hormuz, directly at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf, and recent infrastructure investments totalling over US$250 million, RAK Ports plays a pivotal role in the supply chain for thousands of companies from around the globe.



JAFZA’S dynamic e-commerce environment to attract fulfillment and marketplace operators

Accelerating the UAE’s rapidly advancing e-commerce ecosystem, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the first and largest free zone ecosystem for logistics and trade, has emerged as a destination for e-commerce fulfilment and sales in the MENA region. Jafza showcases its exceptional performance in the region at Seamless Middle East 2021. As part of the event that highlights opportunities in e-commerce, retail and fintech solutions, the free zone presented its offerings for e-commerce fulfilment and discussed how changes to regulation and consumption demand create new opportunities for existing and new regional companies. 


The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure launches the UAE Maritime Cluster to boost the national maritime economy

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has launched the UAE Maritime Cluster to be an umbrella for the local and federal government and private organisations in the maritime sector. The move aims to promote the UAE’s maritime sector globally. It also supports the Ministry’s role in building alternative economic components to the oil sector, supporting its strategy to be a key contributor to the ‘Projects of the 50’ initiatives. The cluster brings together organisations and individuals in the sector and unites the capabilities of the UAE maritime sector to build a unified force that enhances the UAE’s position globally, as one of the top five global maritime hubs.


Africa Oil Week set to host first-ever in-person event in Dubai

Africa Oil Week (AOW), the leading oil and gas show for Africa is scheduled to host its 27th edition in Dubai. The event will be held on 8-11 November 2021 at Madinat Jumeirah. Owing to the organisers’ emphasis on the safety and wellbeing of attendees, the event will be held for the first and only time in the Emirate.


Seatrade Maritime Middle East, as part of the UAE Maritime Week, opens registration for the much-awaited in-person event

Seatrade Maritime Middle East (SMME), the largest in-person exhibition and conference taking place during UAE Maritime Week - under the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure - has opened registration, marking the first step in the countdown to the landmark week of maritime-led events and activities. The in-person exhibition and conference will be held at Dubai Exhibition Centre from 13-15 December 2021, as part of Expo 2020.