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: 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.
Posted: January 22, 2016
UAE. Addition of New Zealand based courier strengthens Aramex operations in Asia-Pacific; Deal further expands Aramex's global e-commerce proposition.
Posted: January 19, 2016
UAE. Up four positions from last year, now leading the table for market compatibility and connectedness, according to the 2016 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index.
Posted: January 12, 2016
UAE. The deal will create an industrial entity to strengthen maritime projects in the UAE and across the GCC.
Posted: January 4, 2016
UAE. Ishoptheworld.com offers first integrated shipping and payments solution of its kind; helps companies export to over sixty cities worldwide.
Posted: December 18, 2015
UAE. Castrol releases latest Marine Trade Barometer; Shipbuilding growth set to continue, though outlook deteriorates; Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East to drive growth.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 29, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. SAGIA announced in early 2016 their plan to focus on priority sectors identified as having a direct impact on economic and human development, including healthcare.
date:Posted: April 29, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. The investment community is significantly more likely than CEOs to consider misaligned performance incentives as a barrier to change: almost half (49%) of investors surveyed in the report flagged this as a major concern compared to only 17% of chief executives.
date:Posted: April 28, 2016
UAE. 51% of all Dubai hotels in mid-market segment versus 89% in New York; PwC research released at ATM 2016 touts construction figure of US$80k per room as incentive for developers looking for solid returns in high demand segment.
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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