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 30, 2015
BAHRAIN. The international rail freight operator was sold to Genesee & Wyoming Inc., a US-based international owner and operator of short line and regional freight railroads.
Posted: March 23, 2015
UAE. Tank World Expo has assembled a host of global speakers to discuss this issue and many others representing facilities, terminals and ports .
Posted: March 17, 2015
UAE. DHL named Top Company to Work For in the UAE for the second consecutive year; biz-group maintains its position as Top SME to Work For in the UAE.
Posted: March 16, 2015
OMAN. SOHAR Port and Freezone see positives in China's economic forecasts; Breakbulk China 2015 to provide the platform for engaging with Asia-Pacific investors.
Posted: March 13, 2015
UAE. Abu Dhabi Ports Company has awarded CBFM a 3-year contract within Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), its largest port and industrial zone to date.
Posted: February 2, 2015
UAE. The UAE is ranked 12th out of 140 countries - jumping six places since 2013; The world's economic center of gravity shifts eastward; Emerging economies see bigger connectedness gains than advanced economies.
Posted: January 13, 2015
UAE. Smiths Detection has successfully installed a range of advanced detection equipment for Emirates Group Security at its facility in Dubai World Central.
Posted: January 6, 2015
UAE. SCT has again recorded double-digit growth compared to the previous year's volumes.
Posted: December 30, 2014
BAHRAIN. Gulf-based investment firm exits from its investment in Able Logistics Group by selling its 70% equity stake to Kerry Logistics Network, for US$32 million.
Posted: December 17, 2014
ALGERIA. Abraaj completes inaugural investment in Algeria and its first in the logistics sector in North Africa; brings significant experience from logistics investments in the Middle East, Latin America and South East Asia.
Posted: November 27, 2014
SAUDI ARABIA. Saudi Arabia is experiencing exponential growth in its ports and shipping sectors totaling more than US$30 billion within the government's current five-year plan.
Posted: November 22, 2014
OMAN. One of the world's most advanced fuel efficient LNG carriers; The 162,000 cubic metres capacity vessel was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.
Posted: November 22, 2014
UAE. Over US$60 million investment in four ship-to-shore container cranes and 12 rubber tyred gantry cranes; Sophisticated cranes with user-friendly interfaces adopt the highest standards of safety
Posted: November 13, 2014
UAE. DP World, the ports operator, agreed to buy an industrial parks company in a deal that may help Dubai World pay debt five years after its near default roiled global markets.
Posted: November 5, 2014
INTERNATIONAL. "There is no sign of Africa's exploration activity slowing down, and the continent is expected to continue on its growth path as its attractiveness as an investment destination for the sector becomes ever more apparent due to its untapped resources and potential of new discoveries."

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 30, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. The Greek situation - having perhaps outlived the term "crisis," now that it has taken so long to unfold - appears to have finally reached its terminal point. This is, of course, an illusion: It has been at its terminal point for a long time.
date:Posted: June 30, 2015
UAE. The best thing governments can do to help entrepreneurs in the Middle East is to encourage professional development through education and apprenticeships, rather than through hiring quotas.
date:Posted: June 30, 2015
UAE. CIOs should maintain and promote an objective understanding of the real capabilities of smart machines
UAE. The best thing governments can do to help entrepreneurs in the Middle East is to encourage professional development through education and apprenticeships, rather than through hiring quotas.
UAE. The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments; In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager UAE, describes the importance of investing in master planning and some of the current opportunities and trends within this region.
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