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Vale and Sohar Port celebrate ore carrier milestone With a 388,000dwt and a length of 366 metres, the MV Berge Everest is part of a large fleet of specialised ships that transport iron ore around the globe for the Brazilian mining giant.

Vale and Sohar Port celebrate ore carrier milestone

Sohar Port this week accommodated the one-hundredth Very Large Ore Carrier, or VLOC, to berth at the port since Vale entered the Omani market in 2011.

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 •   MSC shipping line adds Sohar Port as regular rotation


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KONE wins major Qatar Rail contract

KONE wins major Qatar Rail contract

KONE has won an order to supply elevators and escalators for the Qatar Rail project in Doha.
 
Etihad Rail completes Phase 1 trial period

Etihad Rail completes Phase 1 trial period

Etihad Rail has completed the construction and trial period of Phase I of its national rail programme.
 
Etihad Rail hits stage one sulphur milestone

Etihad Rail hits stage one sulphur milestone

Etihad Rail transported more than 5.24 million tonnes of granulated sulphur in the first 18 months since it stareted stage-one operations.
 
Qatar Rail says Red Line tunnelling complete

Qatar Rail says Red Line tunnelling complete

Qatar Rail announced tunnelling work on the nothern section of Doha Metro's Red Line is now complete.
 

 

GCC Rail project will go ahead says Oman rail exec

GCC Rail project will go ahead says Oman rail exec

The GCC Railway Network will go ahead, despite predictions that the project will be delayed, says John Lesniewski, chief commercial officer of Oman Rail.
 
Middle East Rail to feature inaugural Rail Career Zone

Middle East Rail to feature inaugural Rail Career Zone

The inaugural Rail Career Zone will be set alongside Middle East Rail exhibition and conference taking place on March 9th at Dubai International Convention Centre.
 
GCC Rail Network is 'unlikely to be completed by 2018'

GCC Rail Network is 'unlikely to be completed by 2018'

The GCC Rail Network is unlikely to be completed by 2018 as planned, the UAE’s infrastructure minister has confirmed.
 
Oman reconsidering its involvement in GCC rail network

Oman reconsidering its involvement in GCC rail network

Oman is reportedly reconsidering its efforts towards the planned GCC rail network and may instead focus on constructing its domestic rail network.
 
US $352-bn being spent on rail projects in MENA region

US $352-bn being spent on rail projects in MENA region

Middle East Rail gears up for major exhibition as 16 major MENA railway projects worth US$352 billion gain momentum.
 
Etihad Rail suspends stage 2 tendering

Etihad Rail suspends stage 2 tendering

Etihad Rail on Tuesday confirmed that it has suspended the tendering process for Stage Two of the project.
 
Abu Dhabi feels oil pinch, Etihad Rail slashes payroll

Abu Dhabi feels oil pinch, Etihad Rail slashes payroll

Etihad Rail has laid off 30% of its workforce as part of an effort by Abu Dhabi to trim costs amid an ongoing massive slump in the price of oil.
 
GCC rail projects may see impact from oil price decline

GCC rail projects may see impact from oil price decline

The fall in oil prices has raised the risk that rail projects in the region could be cut back.
 
CEVA Logistics lowers costs with Etihad Rail

CEVA Logistics lowers costs with Etihad Rail

Etihad Rail and CEVA Logistics sign MoU to take advantage of multi-modal connectivity offered by Etihad Rail.
 
RTA reveals plan to tackle Dubai Metro overcrowding

RTA reveals plan to tackle Dubai Metro overcrowding

RTA to introduce 'short loops' on red line to alleviate chronic congestion in stations during peak rush hours.
 
Etihad Rail Stage 1 project wins Project of the Year

Etihad Rail Stage 1 project wins Project of the Year

Construction Week magazine has selected the Etihad Rail Stage 1 project in Abu Dhabi as its Infrastructure Project of the Year.
 




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