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Emirates Pharma, Emirates Fresh and Emirates Wheel drive air cargo growth The air cargo carriers robust performance, set against the backdrop of a resurgent global air cargo market, was underlined by the introduction of specialised customer focused air transportation solutions.

Emirates Pharma, Emirates Fresh and Emirates Wheel drive air cargo growth

Emirates SkyCargo completed a year of strong growth in 2017, driven by the introduction of three new specialised services.

 •   Bahri plans to drop US $118-million on four new bulk carriers
 •   Rebels in Yemen threaten to block Red Sea shipping lanes
 •   Sharjah public transport gets ten new ‘smart buses’


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Bahri plans to drop US $118-million on four new bulk carriers

Bahri plans to drop US $118-million on four new bulk carriers

Bahri Dry Bulk secures US $95-million financing from Bank Albilad to purchase four new bulk carriers.
 
Rebels in Yemen threaten to block Red Sea shipping lanes

Rebels in Yemen threaten to block Red Sea shipping lanes

Yemen's armed Houthi movement has threatened to block the strategic Red Sea shipping lane unless a Saudi-led coalition pulls back its forces from the port of Hodeidah.
 
Sharjah public transport gets ten new ‘smart buses’

Sharjah public transport gets ten new ‘smart buses’

Bus frequency between Sharjah and other emirates is likely to improve following the launch of 10 new smart buses by the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority’s (SRTA).
 
Ship broker IFCHOR opens Dubai office targeting dry bulk

Ship broker IFCHOR opens Dubai office targeting dry bulk

International shipbroking company IFCHOR has opened a new office in Dubai. The office will operate under the name IFCHOR Middle East, and its primary focus will be on regional markets, covering the dry bulk markets.
 

 

VAT introduction in UAE expected to have no impact on cruise sector

VAT introduction in UAE expected to have no impact on cruise sector

The introduction of VAT in the UAE on January 1st, 2018 has been described as one of the most significant developments in the country’s fiscal history, paving the way for a post-oil future and diversifying the government’s revenue streams.
 
DMCA congratulates itself and partners for emergency preparedness

DMCA congratulates itself and partners for emergency preparedness

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) held a ceremony this week to recognise the contributions of its strategic partners from both the public and private sectors in responding effectively to emergencies.
 
KOTC focused on LPG and product tankers until 2020

KOTC focused on LPG and product tankers until 2020

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company plans to add 8 vessels to fleet between now and 2020, three freight ships for liquefied gas, four for products and only one for crude.
 
UAE road-freight tech venture TRUXAPP projects $1bn in revenues by 2022

UAE road-freight tech venture TRUXAPP projects $1bn in revenues by 2022

Truxapp, a technology-enabled trucking and logistics provider, established in 2015, is rapidly becoming a market leader in the road freight and trucking sector with a projected US $1-billion in revenue by 2022.
 
DMCA completes initial stage of Maritime Advisory Council

DMCA completes initial stage of Maritime Advisory Council

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) and its partners have completed the first term of the Maritime Advisory Council which aims to develop closer partnership between the government and private sectors.
 
FAMCO rewards UAE truck drivers for fuel efficient driving

FAMCO rewards UAE truck drivers for fuel efficient driving

Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) recently held the region’s first Fuelwatch Challenge aimed at testing and rewarding some of the country’s best drivers in fuel-efficient driving.
 
Saudi Aramco and Bahri launch new shipyard with Lamprell and HHI

Saudi Aramco and Bahri launch new shipyard with Lamprell and HHI

Saudi Aramco, Lamprell, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) and Hyundai Heavy Industries have launched a new shipyard for the offshore sector at Ras Al-Khair Industrial City in Saudi Arabia.    3 Comments
 
Iran Shipping Lines subsidiary launches Khorramshahr-Sohar service

Iran Shipping Lines subsidiary launches Khorramshahr-Sohar service

The Bulk and General Cargo Carriage Company, a subsidiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, has launched a new freight service between the ports of Khorramshahr and Sohar.
 
Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma investments pay off in 2017

Emirates SkyCargo’s pharma investments pay off in 2017

Emirates SkyCargo carried 2.5m tonnes of freight in 2017 and recorded a 38% surge in pharmaceutical volumes.
 
Cars Taxi upgrades surveilance of its 2,180-car fleet across Dubai

Cars Taxi upgrades surveilance of its 2,180-car fleet across Dubai

Etisalat Digital has announced its partnership with Cars Taxi to implement smart surveillance solutions and analytics across its fleet of 2,180 taxis in Dubai.
 
Oman public transport orders 33 emergency-braking MAN Lion coaches

Oman public transport orders 33 emergency-braking MAN Lion coaches

Mwasalat, a government-owned public transport firm in Oman has ordered 33 state-of-the-art MAN Lion’s Coaches from Arabian Engineering Services.
 




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