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Souq.com expands e-com logistics with 6-million books E-commerce in the Middle East is continuing to show robust growth, supported by the acceleration of m-commerce.

Souq.com expands e-com logistics with 6-million books

SOUQ.com launches ‘Global Bookstore’ with more than six million books on the platform, significantly expanding book sales logistics in UAE.

 •   SOUQ.com and SAP to boost GCC e-commerce
 •   Souq.com to offer same day delivery across GCC by H1
 •   Amazon.com in talks to buy Souq.com in its entirety


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Drydocks World celebrates 30 years of shipbuilding

Drydocks World celebrates 30 years of shipbuilding

Drydocks World the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors commemorated the yard’s 34th anniversary with a celebration to mark the yard’s achievements and recognize employees for over 30 years of service.
 
Bahrain’s Arcapita buys Dubai warehouses for $150m

Bahrain’s Arcapita buys Dubai warehouses for $150m

The Bahrain office of the global investment firm Arcapita has announced that it has acquired a portfolio of 10 warehousing facilities in Dubai, for a total transaction value of approximately $150m.
 
Mall for the World e-com platform debuts in Middle East

Mall for the World e-com platform debuts in Middle East

‘MallfortheWorld’ has announced that consumers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar will now have access to over 150 of the leading retailers in the US through its app, marking its foray into the Middle East.
 
REPORT: What EMAC means for UAE logistics and shipping

REPORT: What EMAC means for UAE logistics and shipping

Much was made of the establishment of the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) in September last year, but what does it actually mean for the GCC maritime and logistics industry?
 

 

Etihad Rail DB runs 1000th train

Etihad Rail DB runs 1000th train

Etihad Rail and Etihad Rail DB, the joint venture between Etihad Rail and DB Cargo that operates and maintains Stage One of the railway network, announced that it has safely run its 1000th train.
 
Mall of the Emirates deploys Tesla charging stations

Mall of the Emirates deploys Tesla charging stations

Following the official launch of Tesla in the UAE last week, Mall of the Emirates has installed nine Tesla Destination Charging connectors to keep the electric vehicles fully powered up.
 
Dubai tests world 1st manned autonomous flying vehicle

Dubai tests world 1st manned autonomous flying vehicle

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the Chinese EHANG Company, has carried out the world’s first test run of an Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human.
 
Clyde & Co expands MENA shipping practise

Clyde & Co expands MENA shipping practise

Global law firm Clyde & Co has expanded its MENA shipping practice with the addition of Ian Chung as partner in its Dubai office.
 
SOUQ.com and SAP to boost GCC e-commerce

SOUQ.com and SAP to boost GCC e-commerce

UAE e-commerce retailer SOUQ.com and SAP partner to streamline online retail logistics and accelerate real-time transactions and fuel Middle East e-commerce.
 
High-Speed water taxi Introduced at Yas Island

High-Speed water taxi Introduced at Yas Island

The water taxi will connect with the high-speed service that Jalboot Marine Network currently operates around Abu Dhabi city, stopping at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi Mall, Etihad Towers and Fairmont Hotel
 
Knight Frank makes UAE logistics appointment

Knight Frank makes UAE logistics appointment

Charlie Swanson has joined Knight Frank as a Surveyor in the Commercial Agency department where he will take the lead on our industrial and logistics instructions.
 
Healthcare contracts worth $6.5bn to be awarded in GCC

Healthcare contracts worth $6.5bn to be awarded in GCC

The pharmaceutical logistics market in the GCC may be in for a boost in 2017 as contracts worth US $6.5-billion are due to be awarded this year.
 
Demand for industrial real estate drops

Demand for industrial real estate drops

Slowdown in UAE’s logistics industry reflected in decreased demand for industrial real estate in Dubai.
 
REPORT: Why fog, sandstorms delay flights at DXB

REPORT: Why fog, sandstorms delay flights at DXB

1,100 to 1,200 flights land or take off every day at DXB, says Darren Williams, vice-president, airside operations DXB Operations Unit and fog and sandstorms cause huge disruption to the system.
 
Passengers missing from Dubai cruise ship in The Gambia

Passengers missing from Dubai cruise ship in The Gambia

Five people are missing from a cruise ship in The Gambia after the country declared a state of emergency following disputed election results.
 




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