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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.

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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.
 

 

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.
 
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.
 
QE2 gets major internet upgrade in Dubai during refurbishment

QE2 gets major internet upgrade in Dubai during refurbishment

Huawei has been contracted to install a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi system aboard QE2 by the team refurbishing the former Cunard ocean liner for its new role in Dubai as a floating hotel.
 
Cruise ships exempt from UAE’s Qatar shipping ban

Cruise ships exempt from UAE’s Qatar shipping ban

Cruise ships homeporting in Dubai’s Mina Rashid Port, as well as other international cruise vessels visiting the Arabian Gulf, have been made exempt from the UAE’s ban on shipping between the country and Qatar.
 
Drydocks World awarded Turret Mooring contract from SBM Offshore

Drydocks World awarded Turret Mooring contract from SBM Offshore

Drydocks World awarded Turret Mooring System construction contract from SBM Offshore.
 
Dubai Ferry carrying 50 people catches fire in major drill

Dubai Ferry carrying 50 people catches fire in major drill

The mock drill for Dubai Ferry started at the Dubai Water Canal Station in Jumeirah and extended up to Rashid Port.
 
Bahri welcomes Abdullah Aldubaikhi as new CEO

Bahri welcomes Abdullah Aldubaikhi as new CEO

Bahri has appointed Abdullah Aldubaikhi as the company’s new CEO. Taking over from January 1st, 2018, Aldubaikhi will be responsible for setting and overseeing the implementation of Bahri’s core strategic direction.
 
DP World slashes Dubai port charges for cruise ships

DP World slashes Dubai port charges for cruise ships

DP World, operator of Port Rashid and the Dubai Cruise Terminal, is offering major discounts on port charges to cruise lines this coming cruise season.
 
UAE becomes first Arab state to get IMO’s Category B membership

UAE becomes first Arab state to get IMO’s Category B membership

The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority has announced that the country’s bid for Category B membership of the IMO executive council has been successful.
 
US forwarder targets GCC nationals studying abroad

US forwarder targets GCC nationals studying abroad

US-based freight forwarder Ship Overseas has launched a new automotive freight service, targeted at GCC nationals studying in the United States.
 




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