Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone will start bunkering service by mid-September as the facility partly managed by the Port of Rotterdam sees an uptick in cargo throughput and vessel activity.
The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has launched the ‘Sail Safely’ initiative, as part of its ongoing efforts to protect the marine environment, enhance maritime safety and security, as well as protect people’s lives. The initiative includes an intensive training programme for captains of leisure and fishing boats to ensure that they adhere to the highest standards of operation in the sector, avoiding maritime accidents and protecting people’s lives.
Head of the Northern Section of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCzone) Mohamed Baraya stated Thursday in an investment conference held in Port Said that the zone’s infrastructure had cost $18 billion.
Grandweld Shipyards completed the delivery of four GrandMax Crewboats for Saudi-based offshore oil & gas service provider, High Seas Marine Industrial Services Co. (HSM). This feat was accomplished in a span of 14 months, despite the numerous challenges of the pandemic. Post the official delivery ceremony that took place at Grandweld’s headquarters in Dubai Maritime City, Eng. Jamal Abki, General Manager of Grandweld Shipyards, and Eng. Ibrahim Al Saeed, Managing Director of High Seas Marine Industrial Services Co., spoke to Marasi News about their collaboration for this project.
The year 2020 will go down in history with the coronavirus taking over the globe, business activities coming to a halt and travel restrictions imposed by governments of most countries. As travel bans got tighter, not only people, but also goods were restricted from being transported from one country to another. Despite the difficult and unprecedented circumstances, while air transport of goods was yet to be permitted, sea transport ensured that trade between countries took place despite the unusual happenings. As a result of this, the maritime industry continued to show an exceptional steady growth during the pandemic while most of the other industries showed a fall in revenue.
According to the Chabahar Free Zone’s Office of Public Relations, Samir Hamrouni, the CEO of the World FZO has announced the approval of Chabahar port as a permanent member of his organization through a letter addressed to the Managing Director of Chabahar Free Zone Abdolrahim Kordi.
In line with its commitment to develop the capabilities and support the localization of Saudi Arabia’s military industries sector, Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), signed a logistics services agreement with Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation. Under the terms of the agreement, Bahri will provide wide-ranging internal and external logistics services, including sea, air, and land transport, as well as freight services to the various business units and affiliated companies of SAMI.
Columbia Shipmanagement has entered into a strategic joint venture with Khobar-based Spectrum Group in a move that will see the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the neighbouring Middle East region emerge as one of the most technologically advanced and optimised ship management service centres in the world.
ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S), the shipping and maritime logistics arm of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), announced today the acquisition of six line boats to provide critical marine services across petroleum ports in Abu Dhabi. All six vessels are the Damen Stan Tug 1606 type, and were contracted directly from Sharjah-based Albwardy Damen, as part of ADNOC Group’s commitment to boost In-Country Value across its operations.
Ever since December 2015, when the IMO’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted to address climate change, the maritime industry has made significant efforts to ensure that decarbonisation targets are met by 2030. The marine industry’s sustainability is built on three pillars, directly related to the 17 Sustainable Development goals: environmental excellence, social responsibility and governance. Environmental excellence focuses on preserving the natural air and marine environment, as seen by global decarbonisation initiatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.