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: 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.
Posted: October 9, 2015
UAE. Industry experts at Seatrade conference turn their attention to the mixed prospects of multi-billion dollar contracts Iran’s offshore oil and gas sector – once sanctions are lifted.
Posted: September 26, 2015
UAE. The segment achieved a turnover of AED13.6 billion in 2014 ;1.1 million square metre Steel Zone developed in Jafza South to support industry.
Posted: September 25, 2015
IRAN. Iran's first logistics service provider & 3rd party fulfillment center, Pardakht E-commerce, expands its services to serve online international retailers.
Posted: September 22, 2015
UAE. Inaugural NATRANS Arabia event to highlight business opportunities across the region's multi-billion dollar transportation sector; complements UKTI mandate to increase and support British exporters focusing on growth in the region.
Posted: September 2, 2015
UAE. Dubai-based Fetchr offers a smartphone app that smoothly facilitates package delivery in a region where the lack of addressing systems troubles businesses and consumers.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: May 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging and startup digital banking platform technologies key to success of digital initiatives; incumbent application vendors have been slow to respond to new requirements.
date:Posted: May 3, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Highest quarterly attack total since group took Mosul in June 2014; Al-Qaeda affiliates take a back seat five years after Bin Laden, but are still a significant threat.
date:Posted: May 3, 2016
SAUDI ARABIA. The slowdown is due to demand-supply mismatch and the country's overall macroeconomic scenario, according to JLL's latest report; The existing mismatch is expected to widen as more retail and office supply is expected to enter the market with the easing of backlog projects.
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging and startup digital banking platform technologies key to success of digital initiatives; incumbent application vendors have been slow to respond to new requirements.
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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