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  • Judges announced for Seatrade Maritime Awards...

    A total of 18 influential industry experts are among those to be confirmed as judges for this year’s Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, which takes place in association with Lloyd’s List and is open for entries until Friday 13 August.


  • APM Terminals Bahrain welcomes Japanese...

    Khalifa Bin Salman Port, Hidd, Bahrain. Khalifa Bin Salman Port, operated by APM Terminals Bahrain, proudly welcomed a delegation led by the Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Bahrain H.E Masayuki Miyamoto on Wednesday 28th July 2021.


  • RSGT expands services into Saudi cruise industry

    Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) in partnership with Cruise Saudi entered the cruise industry with the departure of the cruise ship MSC Bellissima from the terminal’s new dedicated cruise line berthing facilities. The 4,500-passenger vessel is operated by MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately owned cruise line.


  • UAE Maritime leaders assembled to prepare the...

    As part of the country’s endeavours to establish its leadership as one of the leading maritime centres in the world, and to be recognized among the most important countries influencing the development of the global maritime industry, the Maritime Department at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure organized an assembly of leaders from various government and private sector within the maritime sector, to discuss and prepare the UAE candidacy file for the International Maritime Organization. Identifying the best practices and projects that enhance the status of the UAE and strengthen the confidence of the members in its maritime capabilities was also on the agenda. With this, the Ministry continues to play its role in developing the industry and influencing the formulation of new regulations and legislations that serve the sector and protect the marine environment at the same time.

  • DP World reports strong volume growth of 17.1% in...

    DP World Limited handled 19.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the second quarter of 2021, with gross container volumes increasing by 17.6% year-on-year on a reported basis and 17.1% on a like-for-like basis


  • Grandweld Shipyards completes the delivery of the...

    Grandweld Shipyards, a leading UAE-based shipbuilding and ship repair facility, successfully delivered the second of the three new 42-meter crew boats (GrandSuperior), built for Allianz Middle East Ship Management LLC, a leading provider of offshore support vessels and marine logistics services. Named Allianz Surfer 2, the crew boat is expected to join the charter contract for ADNOC offshore projects, as part of the UAE's strategy to increase its oil and gas production capacity.


  • Over 46mn tons of goods loaded, unloaded in...

    Ravanbakhsh Behzadian made the remarks on Sunday and reiterated that loading and unloading goods at ports in Iran during the first four months of the current year (from March 21 to July 21) registered a 9.8 per cent growth as compared to the same period of last year.


  • Rosatom, DP World to join efforts on Arctic...

    Russian state nuclear energy firm Rosatom and Dubai logistics firm DP World agreed on Friday to join efforts in developing pilot container shipping between Northwest Europe and East Asia through the Arctic, the companies said.



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.


The Inaugural Edition of Smart Facilities Middle East sees attendance from over 200 Delegates on Day 1.

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.


UAE Maritime Week announces agenda and initiatives for its upcoming in-person event

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 2021 recording a net profit of 79 million dirhams

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 safety, protecting the marine environment from marine wrecks and legalising the status of violating ships

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.