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: September 19, 2013
UAE. Jebel Ali's interest rate on the loan raised last year will fall to 3% above the Emirates interbank offered rate starting this month from 4.25%.
Posted: September 8, 2013
UAE. Contract awarded by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) to manage the development of Delma Port, located about 40 km off the coast of the Western Region of Abu Dhabi.
Posted: September 1, 2013
EGYPT. A "terrorist" staged an unsuccessful attack on a container ship passing through the Suez Canal on Saturday, in an attempt to disrupt the flow of ships through the waterway.
Posted: August 21, 2013
UAE. Organised in cooperation with the National Transport Authority, meeting sheds light on the new act effective 1st September.
Posted: August 20, 2013
UAE. The biggest threat currently seen in commodity markets is the risk of a disruption of the safe passage of crude oil and products through the Suez canal and the Suez - Mediterranean pipeline.
Posted: August 19, 2013
BAHRAIN. Arcapita acquired a majority stake in 3PD in 2006 as a growth asset that offered significant opportunity due to the fragmented and growing demand for last-mile services in North America.
Posted: August 7, 2013
YEMEN. Yemen said it uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to seize port facilities in the volatile southeastern province of Hadramut after the U.S. and Britain urged their nationals to leave the country.
Posted: August 6, 2013
INTERNATIONAL. Britain has issued the highest possible security alert to shipping companies operating off the coast of Yemen, amid a worldwide terror alert focused on the country.
Posted: July 23, 2013
EGYPT. By disrupting some of the big, dominant companies, Egypt's unrest created more space for small, nimble start-ups to operate. "Egyptians became risk-takers after the revolution."
Posted: July 12, 2013
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.
Posted: July 9, 2013
UAE. The agreement aims to enhance cooperation between the parties regarding training and technical assistance, initiatives and mechanisms in the field of risk management and trade processes.
Posted: July 7, 2013
UAE. AED 1.32 billion facility successfully syndicated and oversubscribed.
Posted: June 26, 2013
QATAR. ePOD service enhances shipment visibility & customer convenience, eliminates paper waste.
Posted: June 23, 2013
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.
Posted: June 20, 2013
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: April 23, 2014
UAE. Managing an internationally mobile workforce can be challenging, particularly as home country and host country laws can be vastly different; Legal compliance with local laws may mean that it is not possible to impose global policies on the workforce.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
UAE. "Adapt to Survive", a global study by PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn, reveals the economic impact of not having the right people in the right jobs.
date:Posted: April 22, 2014
KUWAIT. For much of the past decade, international companies operating in the major projects sector have found Kuwait a challenging market in which to do business. However, there are good reasons to believe this year will be different.
UAE. Abu Dhabi's state oil producer is almost finished reviewing technical aspects of international companies' bids to develop the biggest onshore crude deposits in the emirate.
INTERNATIONAL. It's now up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential.
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