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: 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.
Posted: December 4, 2015
UAE."The conference was perfectly timed as there was a sense in the room that we are on the cusp of a pivotal moment in the development of the shipping industry in the region."
Posted: December 2, 2015
UAE. Logistics is a key vertical being transformed in the Internet of Things era, with sensors and real-time Big Data analytics providing real-time visibility
Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. Automated parcel locker system furthers development of express delivery and e-commerce industries; Customers will be able to pick up packages from nearby lockers at their convenience.
Posted: November 23, 2015
UAE. Over the past 40 years, the fund has implemented 64 projects worth AED7.3 billion, accelerating economic development throughout the country.
Posted: October 31, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Africa is being compared to China in 1987 when it was predicated to be the next big thing; Significant opportunities for retail-focused businesses.
Posted: October 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Risk Intelligence has announced the launch of PortRisk, a service that makes comprehensive and reliable intelligence on risk in ports available on demand.
Posted: October 29, 2015
OMAN. PPP to be introduced in housing, health, logistics and wastewater.
Posted: October 24, 2015
UAE. The event will attract logisticians from around the globe, creating a fertile environment for global cargo connections and business development.
Posted: October 16, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Political unrest, theft, smuggling and corruption all figure in to the risk picture that ship owners, brokers, and cargo owners have to consider when planning and executing port calls.
Posted: October 13, 2015
UAE. There has been approximately 4% growth in rentals on average (over the last 6 months) across the industrial districts being tracked in Dubai.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 25, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. Recent resolutions indicate a growing approach by the Ministry of Labour to require the complete Saudisation of certain activities within the retail sector. This article examines the existing requirements and also the proposal for a weighted Nitiqat.
date:Posted: May 24, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. 52% of companies don't have the necessary data to enhance insight into mobility plans; More than a third (35%) struggle to secure the right talent for mobility; 72% are not tracking the success of their international assignments.
date:Posted: May 24, 2016
UAE. "The current weakness in some submarkets of Dubai's office market is expected to persist, with further rental declines likely as we move into the summer months."
SAUDI ARABIA. Recent resolutions indicate a growing approach by the Ministry of Labour to require the complete Saudisation of certain activities within the retail sector. This article examines the existing requirements and also the proposal for a weighted Nitiqat.
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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