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  • UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure...

    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.

     

  • Grandweld delivers four GrandMax Crewboats for HSM

    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.

  • Waleed Al Tamimi: The Shipping industry is...

    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.

  • Chabahar port becomes permanent member of World...

    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.

     

  • SAMI signs cooperation agreement with Bahri to...

    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.

     

  • CSM and Spectrum look to grow Middle-East ship...

    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 and Services acquires six line...

    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. 
     

  • Kalmar and DP World reinforce relationship with...

    Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order from DP World to supply 81 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors for its South Container Terminal (SCT) in Jeddah Islamic Port, Saudi Arabia. The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q2 quarter order intake with delivery scheduled for Q2 of 2022.

     

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Is blockchain ready to revolutionise the shipping industry?

In the recent past, blockchain has experienced a media-driven surge in popularity, capturing the interest of the shipping sector. With companies like Maersk and IBM announcing the creation of an industry-wide blockchain solution for the shipping sector, and Hyundai Merchant Marine declaring the completion of its maiden journey with the help of blockchain, the industry is all set for a blockchain-driven transformation.

 
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Juma Khalifah Abushibs: The future of the shipping industry is bright and a lot of business is coming towards UAE’s direction

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.

 
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ABS responds to global climate change with sustainable shipping practices

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.

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Gastech Hydrogen to be world’s first major event dedicated to hydrogen as a clean energy solution

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.

 
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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.

 
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79 firms vie for Saudi ports contracts

Saudi Arabia has selected a list of 79 local and foreign companies to compete for contracts involving the construction of “multi-purpose stations” at 8 ports, a Saudi newspaper reported this week.

 
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