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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.


  • 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.


  • ADNOC Logistics Wins Best Integrated Shipping...

    ADNOC Logistics and Services has won the Best Integrated Shipping & Logistics Performer Award at the recently held TLME Heroes of the Pandemic Awards 2021 hosted by TV news presenter Katie Jensen with celebrity and 2x world champion boxer, Amir Khan presenting the Special Recognition Awards.



Abu Dhabi Ports’ offshore arm OFCO expands fleet with purchase of seven state-of-the-art vessels

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.


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.