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  • 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.


  • DP World, UAE Region’s Bedaya Summer Programme...

    DP World, UAE Region, the leading smart trade enabler, concluded the new edition of the Bedaya Summer Programme 2021 that enables Emirati students to obtain job opportunities in DP World, UAE Region’s flagships Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza). This programme was held in line with the entity’s continuous efforts to empower Emiratis to build a successful career and acquire the necessary professional skills.  It also enlightens them about the possibilities of establishing their businesses in the global supply chain sector and educates them about the capabilities of DP World in transforming Dubai into an international trading hub, living up to the entity’s commitment to keeping trade flowing at all times. All participants were awarded certificates and a monthly remuneration.


  • Successful real-world trial of BOXBAY high bay...

    DP World has completed testing of the BOXBAY high bay storage concept at the first full-size facility constructed at Jebel Ali port in Dubai, proving that the innovative technology works in the real world. More than 63,000 container moves have been completed since the facility, which can hold 792 containers at a time, was commissioned beginning this year. The test exceeded expectations with BOXBAY faster and more energy efficient than anticipated.


  • FUJAIRAH DATA: July bunker sales jump 2.8% on...

    The UAE’s Port of Fujairah bunker sales in July climbed 2.8% on the month to the highest total this year as the world’s third-largest bunkering hub made gains in low sulfur fuel oils, according to Fujairah Oil Industry Zone data on its website.


  • 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.

  • The Inaugural Edition of Smart Facilities Middle...

    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.


DP World, UAE Region adopts “ZODIAC” training program, developed by UAE calibers to improve the global supply chain efficiency

DP World, UAE Region, the leading smart trade enabler introduced the ZODIAC training programme, led by in-house Emirati calibres in The Ports and Terminals Training Center (P&TTC). The programme accredited by City & Guilds is now a recognised benchmark for effective training programmes to improve supply chain utilisation globally.


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.


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.


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.