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
INTERNATIONAL. Because supply far exceeds demand, shipping rates have plummeted, as have the prices of ships. Continued poor performance and a sluggish global economy could eventually force the shipping industry to restructure.
UAE. Gulftainer now manages the Northern Container Terminal in the Port of Jeddah and the Jubail Industrial and Jubail Commercial Ports, handling more than one-third of all container traffic in the Kingdom.
SAUDI ARABIA. Foreign investors may apply for such license in accordance with the Shipping Regulations provided that they comply with any other relevant law or bilateral, regional or international treaty to which the Kingdom is a party.
UAE. A collaboration between Crescent Enterprises and Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge; The initiative is a component part of Crescent Enterprises' on-going commitment to education.
INTERNATIONAL. "The rejection of the modern world and the un-questioning embrace of globalisation amount to different kinds of national timidity," he told executives at Stanford-le-Hope's DP World superport.
UAE. With several high value mergers and acquisitions (M&A) expected to take place in the MENA region over the coming months, the question of whether now is the time to consider an M&A growth strategy is becoming more evident.