Ports & Shipping

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Posted: 14-06-2011
UAE. Investors looking for the greatest return on the funds they invest in port infrastructure should look no further than the GCC region, according to research by International Built Asset Consultancy, EC Harris. However, in the other transport sectors the lack of cross-border agreements between each member state could see investors focus their attention elsewhere. The ‘Investment in Transport Infrastructure’ study ranked 17 locations across the globe on the relative attractiveness of their transport sector to potential investors. The criteria used to judge each country covered a br
Posted: May 24, 2016
UAE. Chaired by Clive Woodbridge, editor of The Maritime Standard, the panel includes leading executives in the container, bulk and tanker shipping industries.
Posted: May 18, 2016
UAE. Iran's imminent re-entry to global trade to headline discussions at Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016 exhibition and conference.
Posted: May 13, 2016
UAE. Over the past years The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority has witnessed a significant rise in the number of Chinese companies interested in doing business due to its strategic location.
Posted: May 13, 2016
UAE. Jebel Ali Free Zone seeks to highlight the Free Zone's status as the gateway and logistics hub for the region to Chinese investors during the upcoming roadshow in China.
Posted: May 5, 2016
UAE. "We are grateful for the support the industry in this part of the world has given the TMS newsletter. The feedback we get regularly indicates it is a welcome source of information."
Posted: April 25, 2016
UAE. Under Phase 1, Terminal 4 will add 3.1 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit cargo capacity) by 2018, taking Jebel Ali Port's total capacity to 22.1 million TEU.
Posted: April 19, 2016
BAHRAIN. The investment will capitalize on Dubai's growing logistics market and will offer premium warehousing facilities to tenants in one of Dubai's most established and sought after industrial areas.
Posted: April 13, 2016
OMAN.OSC's new fortnightly Oman Express Service will be the first freight feeder operator to connect all Omani ports.
Posted: April 10, 2016
UAE. Frost & Sullivan: Market expected to grow at CAGR of 5.7% between 2015-2020; Structural changes due to economic diversification, harmonisation of regional trade and customs regulations, and expansion of logistics infrastructure.
Posted: March 30, 2016
UAE. What immediate effect all this will have on the shipping industry remains to be seen. There may, in the medium term, be a reduction in VLCC rates; But not all restrictions have been removed.
Posted: March 18, 2016
UAE. The airline is one of the signatories to the Declaration of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Products signed at Buckingham Palace.
Posted: March 9, 2016
UAE. DHL named Top Company to Work For in the UAE for third consecutive year; This year's runner-up was THE One, followed by Omnicom Media Group. In fourth place was Splash, while The Estee Lauder Companies came in fifth.
Posted: March 3, 2016
UAE. 'Dubai Wholesale City' spanning 550 million sq feet will help increase the UAE's contribution to the global wholesale trade sector, expected to grow to US$4.9 trillion in the next five years.
Posted: February 23, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative highlights key areas of positive development within the shipping industry, as well as the challenges to come, as it launches its Progress Report to the end of 2015.
Posted: February 17, 2016
UAE. With US$600 billion worth of trade expected between Iran and China alone over the next ten years, the UAE is likely to be one of the trading hubs to benefit.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Connectivity will allow home care robots to interface with smart home ecosystems.
date:Posted: May 26, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. In-app transactions improve customer experience and drive spending.
date:Posted: May 26, 2016
UAE. The 85% rally since Brent hit a 12-years low in Jan was supported by multiple factors, mainly oil disruption from major exporters and production cut back by U.S. shale.
INTERNATIONAL. "It's going to come to a point where there is just going to be no real economical benefit to any kind of production staying at any kind of level in those countries. And once they come off, that's going to obviously support oil prices."
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