The most recent market dynamics pushed manufacturing companies and service suppliers to optimize cost-effectively each business function.
The United Arab Emirates is a country with a proud history in maritime trading with its history closely inter-linked with the sea. Nowadays this is even truer, as the Arabian Gulf waters are among the most strategic globally thanks to oil trade, and also due to the emergence of major logistic hubs in the area, like Jebel Ali and KIZAD.
Technology transfer stands out as one of the most important benefits of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as it contributes majorly to the economic growth of a country
Ali & Sons Marine Engineering Factory (ASMEF) started about seven years ago as the youngest member of the Ali & Sons, a group operating in the UAE for more than 37 years. ASMEF operates in a vast facility in Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD II) in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.
From 1st January 2016, ships operating in the North American or the United States Caribbean Sea ECAs shall comply with the strictest requirements for NOx emission limits established by MARPOL Annex VI Tier III.
by Arvind Ahuja, Zara Maritime
Look around and you will see movement everywhere, whether it is man-made machines viz. cars, escalators or natural viz. people walking, the trees swaying, flags fluttering in the wind or the beautiful soft motion of the sea waves.
When you think about it, it is ultimately some form of energy which is moving the cars and the trees and the seas. When the natural energy, which is allegedly abundant, is tapped or extracted, and converted into another usable form, it is called renewable energy.
By Roberto Cazzulo, RINA
The increasing use of LNG fuel in maritime transport needs to be coupled with an effective land-based refuelling supply chain.
The adoption of the International Code of safety for ships using gases or other low-flashpoint fuels (IGF Code) represents a response to the ever increasing use of LNG as alternative fuel to meet the needs to comply with stricter and stricter regulations on environmental emissions.