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  • Sustainable shipping: Tackling challenges for a...

    The shipping industry is quite literally the backbone of world trade. In the purview of that, there have been constant discussions about the need for sustainability in the industry. While this is the need of the hour, considering the fast pace of environmental degradation, we must give shipping its due share of credit as the most environmentally friendly mode of transport as the CO2 emissions of shipping is 1/6 compared to that of road transport.


  • Majesty 175 sails through the pandemic

    Tackling the challenges of the pandemic, Gulf Craft, the UAE and the Middle East’s leading luxury yacht and boat manufacturer showcased its core competencies by completing the custom 54m Majesty 175 that will prove to be a game-changer in the global yachting industry. Announced at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016, Majesty 175 will soon venture on voyages across the world, positioning the UAE as a leader in the global yachting industry. “The Majesty 175 shows that we can build bigger, to build better,” said Capt. Patricia Caswell, QC Manager, Gulf Craft, when asked about the impact of the launch of Majesty 175 on the superyacht industry globally.


  • DP World, UAE Region’s Bedaya Summer Programme...

    DP World, UAE Region, the leading smart trade enabler, concluded the new edition of the Bedaya Summer Programme 2021 that enables Emirati students to obtain job opportunities in DP World, UAE Region’s flagships Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza). This programme was held in line with the entity’s continuous efforts to empower Emiratis to build a successful career and acquire the necessary professional skills.  It also enlightens them about the possibilities of establishing their businesses in the global supply chain sector and educates them about the capabilities of DP World in transforming Dubai into an international trading hub, living up to the entity’s commitment to keeping trade flowing at all times. All participants were awarded certificates and a monthly remuneration.


  • Successful real-world trial of BOXBAY high bay...

    DP World has completed testing of the BOXBAY high bay storage concept at the first full-size facility constructed at Jebel Ali port in Dubai, proving that the innovative technology works in the real world. More than 63,000 container moves have been completed since the facility, which can hold 792 containers at a time, was commissioned beginning this year. The test exceeded expectations with BOXBAY faster and more energy efficient than anticipated.


  • FUJAIRAH DATA: July bunker sales jump 2.8% on...

    The UAE’s Port of Fujairah bunker sales in July climbed 2.8% on the month to the highest total this year as the world’s third-largest bunkering hub made gains in low sulfur fuel oils, according to Fujairah Oil Industry Zone data on its website.


  • Sohar Port increases production capacity by 14%

    SOHAR Port and Freezone has announced results for the second quarter of 2021. Among them, it reported that the Port’s handling of goods in and out of the Sultanate (throughput) increased by 14 percent over the same period in 2020 and Ship-to-Ship (STS) cargo increased by an impressive 168 percent.


  • Abu Dhabi Ports’ offshore arm OFCO expands fleet...

    Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO – Offshore International), the integrated maritime logistics service provider that is jointly owned by Allianz Marine & Logistics Services (AMLS) and SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Ports’ marine services arm, has announced the acquisition of seven support vessels as part of its offshore marine services fleet.


  • Over 250+ Industry Leaders converge at GCC’s...

    Across two power-packed days, an engaged audience of over 250 key industry veterans witnessed critical insights unfold at the Inaugural Edition of the Smart Facilities Middle East (SFM 2021). Convened by Aldrich International, SFM 2021 was held on August 18 & 19 at Sofitel The Palm in Dubai.

  • The Inaugural Edition of Smart Facilities Middle...

    Over 200 key industry leaders gathered from across the GCC, witnessed path-breaking insights unfold across the two-power packed days at the Inaugural Edition of Smart Facilities Middle East (SFM 2021), a brand of Aldrich International, a global consulting platform spearheading the development of knowledge-based economies in the MENASEA markets.


Gastech Opens in Dubai, Tuesday 21 September

Gastech, the world’s foremost exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry will open its doors in Dubai tomorrow, Tuesday 21 September, bringing together 15,000 global industry professionals live and in-person, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.


King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) gives energy investors access to the global markets with Hutchison Ports alliance

SPARK and Hutchison Ports are pleased to announce the signing of a shareholders’ agreement for the formation of a joint venture to manage and operate the dry port and bonded logistics zone in the SPARK energy industrial city. Designed to ensure ease of access to global markets, the threesquare-kilometre dry port will enable the future joint venture to capture the growing demand for logistic services for energy-related products in the Middle East and beyond while also serving the neighboring industrial cities. SPARK is a sustainable, global energy hub in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province..


FUJAIRAH DATA: August bunker sales rise 2.5% on month, miss estimates

Bunker sales in August at the UAE’s Port of Fujairah, the world’s third largest bunkering hub, rose 2.5% on the month to over 700,000 cu m for the first time in 2021, according to Sept. 15 data from the Fujairah Oil Industry Zone provided exclusively to S&P Global Platts. But the sales still missed estimates, partly because a ship attack off the port in August temporarily disrupted traffic, traders said.


METHANOL – Full ahead on the voyage to zero.

The bunker industry must invest in the shift to low and zero-carbon fuels as we look ahead to the next IMO regulatory milestone. SEA COMMERCE (AMERICA) discussed why METHANOL is the ideal fuel for ships at an IMarEST UAE branch hybrid seminar & webinar. 100 in person and 168 online participants had the opportunity to interact with top industry experts from leading organizations including Methanex, Methanol Institute, Marinvest, DagMar Navigation, Proman, MAN and Anglo Belgium Corp, in an event which offered a unique opportunity to connect and network with fellow professionals.


CMA CGM Partners with Abu Dhabi Ports to Develop New $154M Terminal

French shipping giant CMA CGM has announced the signing of a 35-year agreement with Abu Dhabi (AD) Ports for the development of a $154 million terminal at Khalifa Port. The project will provide the company with a new regional hub to develop its service offering between Abu Dhabi and South Asia, Western Asia, East Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.