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  • Milaha Launches Door-To-Door Shipping Service...

    Offers fully-managed, cost-efficient solution for SMEs

    Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has launched a door-to-door shipping service between Qatar and UAE, and vice versa. Mainly targeting SMEs in the automotive spare parts, fashion retail, and the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors, Milaha will use its own marine transport assets and logistics infrastructure to fulfil the service. 

  • In conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis...

    Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Team, is preparing to conduct an “Emergency Response for Maritime Transport Accidents” in Zayed Port on May 17, 2017. The exercise aims to enhance communication and joint planning for emergency response and crisis management with participating entities.

  • Ship loaded with petroleum substances catches...

    One crew member was killed and four others suffered burns after a fire broke out on a vessel transporting a petroleum product at Al Hamriyah port on Saturday morning, Sharjah Civil Defence said.

    A massive explosion started the fire and the vessel broke into two.

  • Enoc's downstream business sees growth

    The UAE's demand for gas, oil/diesel and jet fuel increased by six per cent in 2016 compared to the previous year, contributing to growing fuel sales across key industries such as aviation, road and transport sectors.

  • Dubai’s DP World confirms 10 injured in ship...

    Dubai ports operator DP World has confirmed that 10 people were injured in an accident involving a container vessel at the Jebel Ali port last week.

    The incident occurred when the vessel collided with the harbour wall at the port’s Terminal 1.

  • TASNEEF certifies “ADASI” in ISO 9001 Quality...

    Emirates Classification Society “TASNEEF”, through its subsidiary the internationally recognized certification body “TASNEEF-RINA Business Assurance”, has successfully handed over the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system certificate to Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments (ADASI), the region’s first one stop solution provider within the autonomous system industry. The announcement was made during a ceremony with representatives from both parties in the premises of TASNEEF in Aldar HQ, Abu Dhabi.

  • DMCA & GAC Group discuss growth prospects for...

    Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) officials recently met with officials of GAC Group, the leading maritime company, to discuss current and future aspects of maritime freight and logistics services in light of the successive achievements of Dubai which ranked in the top 10 Maritime Capitals for 2017.

    The move is in line with the DMCA’s commitment to establishing direct communication channels with leaders of the global maritime industry with a presence in Dubai, and forms part of its continuous efforts to drive the growth of the local maritime cluster, particularly maritime freight which accounts for the highest share of the maritime industry in Dubai’s GDP with AED 18 billion.

  • Azimut injects carbon fiber lightness into new 21...

    Carbon fiber has long been a beloved wonder material offering myriad benefits in segments like aerospace, motorsport and sports cars. It's now gaining more ground in other segments, including yachting. Italy's Azimut Yachts becomes the latest well-established shipyard to put its weight behind carbon fiber construction. Its upcoming S7 uses carbon fiber to keep weight down while offering all kinds of space for passengers to relax and play.

  • Luxury yachts worth $4m stolen from Dubai used...

    Two luxury yachts worth more than US$4 million have been stolen from Dubai by a fugitive conman and used by criminals including human traffickers and gun runners.

    UK private investigators are trying to recover the yachts. They were used by Ultimate Charter for daytrips around Dubai and weekend parties.


Record-breaking year for Abu Dhabi Ports’ Cruise Terminal, with 48% increase in passengers and 40% increase in vessels

Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), celebrated the successful close of its best-ever cruise season at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal with the maiden call of Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess. The company recorded booming growth for the year with a 40% increase in vessel calls and 48% overall increase in passengers to Zayed Port and Sir Bani Yas from last year.


Damen Stan Pontoon 4512 delivered to Norway’s Skyssbåtservice

Norwegian maritime transport company Skyssbåtservice has taken delivery of a Stan Pontoon 4512 from the Damen Shipyards Group. The 45-metre barge will be capable of fulfilling a variety of roles in both the general maritime transport sector projects and the oil & gas industry.


Robert Bosch Middle East first to obtain the anti-bribery certification in the region

Bosch, the global supplier of technology and services, is the first company in the UAE to be certified to the new ISO 37001:2016 “Anti-bribery Management Systems” standard, by TASNEEF-RINA Business Assurance L.L.C. The certificate will be presented to the General Manager and Vice President of Robert Bosch Middle East, Volker Bischoff, and Bosch Middle East Compliance Manager, Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, in the presence of H.E Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the Minister of Economy of the UAE    



Dubai-based shipping company, Gulf Navigation, achieved a 39% increase in net profits, to US$ 2.4 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared with the first three months of 2016. This reflects a significant improvement in the performance of the company, and follows the successful settlement of several legal cases affecting its business.


Dubai unveils strategy to fight cyber threats

The Dubai Cyber Security Strategy was launched on Wednesday to strengthen Dubai’s position as a world leader in innovation, safety and security and manage cyber security risks among establishments and residents in Dubai.