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  • 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.

  • UAE Maritime Week announces agenda and...

    The event agenda for the UAE Maritime Week - under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure - has been announced with pioneering initiatives aimed at supporting and empowering the marine industry. Organised by Seatrade Maritime, part of Informa Markets, the Week includes Seatrade Maritime Middle East, an in-person exhibition and conference to be held at Dubai Exhibition Centre from 12-16 December 2021, as part of Expo 2020.


  • Gulf Navigation reports first half results of...

    Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (“GULFNAV”) the Dubai Financial Market listed maritime and shipping company, announced its financial results for the first half of 2021, reporting a Net Profit of 79 million dirhams compared to a Net loss of 51 million dirhams recorded in 2021. The company has issued its latest financial report, which indicates the continued improvement in its operational and financial performance, supported by the cost control measures adopted by the company.

  • Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure emphasizes...

    The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure is intensifying its efforts to ensure the safety and security of the maritime sector as well protect the rights of seafarers on board ships in the UAE waters and ports. This is in line with Cabinet resolution number (71) for 2021, regarding marine wrecks and violating ships in UAE waters or calling UAE ports, which will come into effect from 15 September 2021. The Ministry’s efforts support the UAE Government’s ongoing efforts to protect the UAE waters and marine environment, and reduce marine wrecks that may cause incidents.


  • King Abdullah Port continues to support Kingdom’s...

    King Abdullah Economic City: King Abdullah Port has announced details of its exceptional performance during the first half of 2021. The port handled a total of 1,402,200 TEU between January and June, an increase of 44.7% compared to the same period last year. In addition, bulk and general cargo throughput grew by an impressive 77.8% to reach a total of 2,582,153 t.


  • ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2021 to boost...

    The organisers of ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the much-awaited debut of the conference in Dubai and the Middle East. The primary aim is to stimulate the growth of the recreational boating sector in the UAE and Dubai’s economy.


  • Oman ports see big growth in H1 operations,...

    Oman’s ports achieved growth in several commercial operations and volumes of direct import during the first half (H1) of 2021, handling 2.5 million containers (TEUs) as well as 28.8 million tonnes of general cargo, local media reported.



SAMI signs cooperation agreement with Bahri to support defense logistics localization

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.


Chabahar port becomes permanent member of World FZO

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.


CSM and Spectrum look to grow Middle-East ship management potential

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 boats as company boosts in-country value across operations

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. 


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.


Sustainable shipping: Tackling challenges for a greener future

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.