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: 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.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 29, 2016
UAE. With the end of the school year imminent, this article explores some of the issues relating to termination of employment in the education sector, both by the education institution and by the employee.
date:Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Acknowledged as a generational disruptive force, blockchain can protect and enable Smart City development and digital transaction systems; Plays important role in incubating regional start-ups ecosystem; Provides support for industries such as healthcare, transport, finance.
date:Posted: June 28, 2016
UAE. Private wealth in the UAE is projected to post a compound annual growth rate of 14.1% to reach almost $1 trillion in 2020; over the next five years, private wealth held by ultra-high-net-worth households in the Emirates is also expected to increase by a staggering 20%.
UAE. Speculators are being replaced by end users; Cooling prices are not a concern; Brits are the third largest group of investors outside the Middle East.
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