Dubai – 29, September 2021: The IPR Department at Dubai Customs launched a series of awareness workshops under the patronage of Mansoor Al Malik, executive director for policies and legislation Division.
The workshops were organized in coordination with the Brand Owners' Protection Group and targeted express shipping and courier companies. They aim to enhance cooperation with strategic partners ahead of EXPO2020 Dubai and following the directives of Dubai Government of providing an attractive environment for investment and trade.
Yousef Ozair Mubarak, Director of IPR Department launched the workshops in the presence of
Malik Hanouf, CEO of Brand Owners' Protection Group (BPG).
Ozair welcomed the 43 participants and highlighted the significance of effective partnership between Dubai ......read more
New Cruise Terminal to be Developed by AD Ports Group as Part of Strategic Plan to Enhance Maritime and Tourism Sectors
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sept 19, 2021: AD Ports Group, a leading facilitator of trade and logistics, has signed a Heads of Terms agreement with the Aqaba Development Corporation that will see AD Ports Group take on the establishment of a state-of-the-art cruise terminal at Marsa Zayed in Aqaba.
It will be the first facility to be developed by AD Ports Group in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its first cruise facility outside of the United Arab Emirates.
The new terminal will serve as a gateway in the Port of Aqaba that will receive cruise ships passengers visiting the Red Sea, in addition to serving as a major attraction for the residents of Aqaba with a wide range of tourism, ......read more
1 September 2021 2021: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released July 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend.
As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons below are to July 2019 which followed a normal demand pattern.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was up 8.6% compared to July 2019. Overall growth remains strong compared to the long-term average growth trend of around 4.7%.
• The pace of growth slowed slightly compared to June which saw demand increase 9.2% (against pre-COVID-19 levels).
• Capacity continues to recover but is still 10.3% down compared to July 2019.
• Economic conditions ......read more
August 25, 2021: The UAE has once again reaffirmed its strengths and capabilities to host significant international conferences after winning the bid to host the 28th edition of the Universal Postal Congress which will be held in Dubai in 2025.
This latest achievement reflects the country’s position as one of the world’s leading international business centres and regional hubs. The country’s strategic location, advanced infrastructure, world-class offerings combined with high levels of safety and security, business-friendly processes, and future-forward solutions, proved the ideal candidate.
The announcement was made during the 27th session of the global conference, which is currently in its final week in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Commenting on UAE’s win to host the next Universal Postal Congress, ......read more
Doha, Qatar –August, 12 2021: In an internal Challenge to motivate and be inspired by its own people, Qatar Post received no less than 60 fresh ideas from Qatar Post employees – covering everything from process and service improvements, to environmental and sustainability initiatives. Such creativity not only delivers innovative solutions for Qatar Post customers, but also cultivates a culture of smart thinking, showcases the company’s ‘industry best practice’ in innovation, and helps Qatar Post support the modernization goals set out in Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
The 10 selected finalists pitched their ideas to Qatar Post Executives – and the best initiatives have already gone forward to a Strategy team for detailed evaluation of feasibility and effectiveness, with a view to rolling ......read more
The new service is dedicated to the delivery of flowers and will be available free of charge for all Qatar residents.
26, July 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, is pleased to announce it has recently launched a new exclusive service on its App dedicated to the delivery of flowers, ‘Snooflower’.
With the launch of this new service, customers can now choose from a variety of flower retailers across Qatar and enjoy receiving their special flower arrangements delivered free of charge to their doorsteps.
‘Snooflower’ launched on 18th July, in time for Eid Al Adha to enable shoppers to enjoy a convenient and fun flower shopping experience from the comfort of their homes.
Unlike local delivery applications, Snoonu has curved its niche into ......read more
The experience aimed to gauge the level of customer satisfaction with the company’s services, as well as the daily experience of delivery drivers with customers and merchants, and the means to improve the process.
26, July 2021 – Doha, Qatar: Snoonu, Qatar’s fastest growing delivery-services company, recently embarked on an exceptional campaign to improve delivery services and gauge customer satisfaction using mystery shopper experiences.
The campaign kicked-off with CEO Hamad al Hajri personally working 3 shifts as a Snoonu delivery driver, a ‘Snooner’, in a bid to experience first-hand the interaction between his delivery team and the different facets of the business’ daily operations, including customers and merchants.
Al Hajri performed the deliveries in the Doha area wearing ......read more
Sharjah, July 14, 2021: The Organizational Committee of Ports and Border Points in the Emirate of Sharjah announced the implementation of all recommendations issued by it during the first half of this year related to the development of workflow to improve the general performance of all ports of the emirate, as well as the provision of the necessary facilities for the entry of goods and passengers, while adhering to the necessary precautionary and preventive measures.
This came during the 7th periodic meeting held at the Khatmat Milaha Border in Kalba, under the chairmanship of HE Mohammed Ibrahim Al Raisi, Director of Ports and Border Points Affairs, Chairman of the Committee, in the presence of members of the Committee.
The meeting reviewed the results of the annual audit of the land ports of the Emirate of Sharjah for the ......read more
Doha, Qatar - 13, July 2021: Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has announced the launch of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ stadiums stamp set, the 2nd edition of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ official stamps. This comes within the signed agreement with Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), under which Qatar Post became the Official Licensee for stamps category for the tournament that will be hosted by Qatar. The 2nd edition was revealed at a special ceremony held on 12th July 2021, in the presence of FIFA’s Officials, as well as delegates from The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and Qatar Post.
Similar to the first set, the launch of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ stadiums stamp set comes in cooperation with FIFA, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and within the ......read more
• Distribution drive provided clothing items for over 100 children from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah
May 20, 2021: To mark the season of giving, the Emirates Post Care Society joined hands with VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, to provide Eid al-Fitr gifts to over 100 children of inmates of penal and reform institutions in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
Under the program, “Eid is complete with you”, the children went on a shopping trip and were able to select clothing items as per their desire. For the safety of children and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the shopping and distribution drive followed the precautionary measures approved by the Supreme Committee for Crisis, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 May 2021: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has signed an agreement with Transportr, a leading company in digital freight services. The cooperation comes as part of Etihad Rail’s long-term digital innovation strategy in advancing cutting-edge technology for the rail sector, alongside the company’s commitment to the UAE’s digitalisation agenda.
Through the cooperation, Etihad Rail and Transportr will work together to enable the streamlining of service provision in the logistics sector through digital solutions such as booking, tracking, and multi-modal connectivity, that will provide a complete digital rail freight solution that will complement Etihad Rail’s range of new and sophisticated technologies that are convenient and ......read more
Companies to Combine Respective Specialities and Resources to Realise Operational Synergies and Develop Competitive Offering
Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 19, 2021: Abu Dhabi Ports’ offshore logistics service provider, Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO – Offshore International), has announced the start of a collaboration with Mammoet United Arab Emirates, a branch of the global engineered heavy lifting and transport services company, as part of a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations.
The integrated maritime logistics service provider OFCO, will work closely with the heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet to create a unique integrated package of on and offshore turnkey transport and installation solutions for projects in the ......read more
Through this endeavour, the company aims to revolutionise the supply chain and logistics industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2021: Fulfilling its vision to become the leader in smart trade, DP World, UAE Region has taken a step forward to explore the power of Quantum Computing in the logistics and trade industry through collaboration and exploration with D-Wave and other global leaders in the quantum computing sphere. This move will place DP World, UAE Region among the top organisations that are exploring the Quantum Computing technology to boost business and will help usher in a new era to optimise the supply chain.
DP World, UAE Region conducted intensive and focused training sessions on Quantum Computing, which included actual exercises and the use of Quantum Computing coding. The smart ......read more
Dubai, 11 April, 2021: Emirates Post Group, in cooperation with the UAE Government Media Office, issued commemorative stamps to celebrate the UAE Nation Brand. The issuance is in line with the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to convey the story of the Emirates to the world. The stamp will serve as an ambassador and means of cultural communication reaching countries and people around the globe.
The stamp design embodies the seven lines that make up the map of the Emirates, representing the identity and proud aspirations of the nation, "seven emirates, seven founders and seven beacons towards one future". The stamp design includes the brand slogan "impossible is possible". The importance of the brand identity ......read more
New HyperX 60 Percent Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Includes HyperX Red Switches
April 07, 2021: HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced its Alloy OriginsTM 60 mechanical gaming keyboard is now shipping in EMEA. A compact, 60 percent form factor keyboard, Alloy Origins 60 features HyperX Red linear mechanical switches that are built for performance, longevity and rated with an 80 million lifetime click rating per switch. The keyboard includes RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and double shot PBT keycaps with secondary functions for long-term use and durability.
Alloy Origins 60 is the first HyperX 60 percent gaming keyboard built with HyperX Red linear mechanical switches. HyperX Red switches are ......read more
United Arab Emirates - March 01, 2021: In response to requests received from customers, Emirates Post has extended the P.O. Box renewal deadline. Customers now have until 31 March 2021 to renew their subscriptions.
Customers are reminded that they can customize the way in which they receive their mail based on the selected subscription and preferences indicated on their digital epbox.ae account.
Emirates Post encourages individual and corporate customers to apply/renew online via the website www.emiratespost.ae or the Emirates Post mobile app before the new deadline to avoid losing their PO Box number.
Reminds customers to renew their P.O. Box subscriptions before 28 February
Dubai, 08 February 2021: Emirates Post has issued a set of tips to on managing PO Box subscriptions and encourages customers to renew their P.O. Box before February 28.
The one-page guide features top recommendations for customers, whether individual or corporate, to be aware of. It covers tips on applying for, renewing, or cancelling a PO Box subscription including directives on usage. It discourages individuals from using their employer’s corporate PO Box as their personal mailing address, and corporates from using their personal PO Box for business purposes. This recommendation is to limit liability and ensure privacy and security.
Emirates Post simplified and improved its service, offering two options for ......read more
Qatar - February 07, 2021: GAC, one of the largest integrated providers of shipping, logistics and marine services in the region and the world, has signed an agreement with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) to establish a contract logistics facility and office in the Ras Bufontas Free Zone. The agreement with GAC will play an important role in expanding the logistics offerings for QFZA and Qatar, strengthening supply chains and bolstering Qatar’s position as a global hub for trade.
The virtual signing ceremony was attended by H.E. Mr. Ahmad bin Mohammed Al-Sayed, the Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA. The agreement was signed by Mr. Björn Engblom, GAC Group Executive Chairman & Trustee (via video conference) and Mr. Lim Meng Hui, Chief Executive Officer of QFZA, in the ......read more
Under the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Emirates SkyCargo, Dubai Airports, DP World and International Humanitarian City join hands to distribute vaccines by air, land and sea
Combined expertise, along with global air routes, sea ports and logistics networks, will speed up vaccine deployment, especially to developing countries
Dubai’s vaccine storage and distribution facilities ramped up, building on existing position as a global hub for the pharmaceutical industry
United Arab Emirates - February 01, 2021: Under the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai today launched the Vaccine Logistics ......read more
The two highly-endangered bears are settling in Al Ma'wa for Nature and Wildlife in Jordan after a temperature-controlled multimodal journey from Islamabad
DHL took care of the customs clearance and logistics, while global animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS provided animal expertise
Dubai, 14 January, 2021: Bubloo and Suzie, two 17-year old highly-endangered Himalayan brown bears, took the flight of a lifetime and have safely arrived at Al Ma'wa for Nature and Wildlife in Jordan. After months of extensive planning, which included health checks, customs clearance and training for the bears, DHL Global Forwarding and FOUR PAWS, a global animal welfare organization, brought Bubloo and Suzie to their new home on 17 December.
“Our purpose at DHL is to connect people ......read more
The announcement follows the signing of the historic Abraham Accords, establishing peaceful relations between UAE and Israel
14 January 2021: Following the official agreement and establishment of full diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel, Emirates Post Group has added Israel to its global operations network. The organization has tied up with its local counterpart, Israel Post, to facilitate access to cities and destinations across the country, providing a reliable channel to the new market.
“The signing of the Abraham Accords was a historic moment, and in line with the vision of our leadership, we believe this new channel of communication will further collaboration between our two nations. Our service will complement the promising business and trade relations ......read more
New simplified features and processes provide customers greater convenience
Existing corporate and individual customers urged to renew PO Box subscriptions online before 28 February 2021
10 January 2021: Emirates Post has announced that customers can renew their PO Box subscriptions starting from today until 28 February 2021. Subscriptions can be renewed at any Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centre, via the website www.emiratespost.ae or the Emirates Post mobile app.
The service by Emirates Post offers customers – corporates and individuals – an official and verified mailing address for secure and private correspondence and receipt of all international and domestic letters and parcels. As it has done for the past few years, Emirates Post has further simplified and improved its service offering. It now offers ......read more
– Membership will enable Kazakhstan to increase exports to Latin America and Africa
– Kazakhstan is the third country to formally join the initiative, after Colombia and Senegal. Brazil, Uruguay and South Africa are also registered as partners
United Arab Emirates - December 21, 2020: The Republic of Kazakhstan is boosting its position as a trade hub for Europe and Asia by joining the World Logistics Passport (WLP), a major initiative established to increase trading opportunities between developing markets.
His Excellency Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Trade and Integration, Republic of Kazakhstan, and Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai's Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The WLP creates opportunities for business ......read more
Springboard for UAE and Israel companies to access new sources of capital and investment, and to collaborate in the development and commercialization of innovative financial technologies.
United Arab Emirates - December 16, 2020: Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) have, today, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the first time an Arab exchange has entered into a commercial relationship with the state of Israel. The MOU will facilitate the development of channels of communication to foster co-operation between the two exchanges, and contribute to the growth of the capital markets in the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
The MOU was formally signed today by H.E. Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of ADX, and Amnon Neubach, Chairman of TASE, at a ......read more
• Organised by Dubai Chamber, 360 Dialogue Series sheds light on key trends and technologies reshaping supply chains during Covid-19.
• Virtual session attended by 100 participants and joined by speakers from DT World, Virgin Hyperloop and Unilever.
United Arab Emirates - December 15, 2020: Businesses in the UAE are adapting quickly to new trends and technologies that are accelerating change within global logistics, industry experts said during a recent virtual panel discussion hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The panel was organised as part of the 360 Dialogue Series and joined by Mahmood Al Bastaki, Chief Operating Officer of DT World; Harj Dhaliwal Managing Director Middle East & India Virgin Hyperloop; and Yasir Jamal VP Supply Chain, ......read more
United Arab Emirates - December 15, 2020: “Emirates Post advises its customers to exercise extreme caution while interacting and responding to calls and emails that claim to be from Emirates Post. Emirates Post provides a safe and secure payment portal through its website emiratespost.ae and it is the only means of online payment for its shipments and retail products. All web payment links will have an emiratspost.ae or epg.ae as domains. Emirates Post will never redirect its customers to third-party portals for payments and never request personal information to be shared.
“Emirates Post has been monitoring and responding to customer feedback since we were made aware of this activity and are coordinating with the relevant authorities to put an end to this fraudulent scheme.
Tech startup’s network of 2,000 pick-up locations across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman redefines the e-commerce experience for GCC consumers adding value to region’s last-mile delivery
FODEL offers pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) as an alternative to home delivery for e-commerce parcels and has now expanded its services in five GCC markets.
Following its successful launch in the UAE in 2018, consumers across Saudi Arabia now have the option to collect their e-commerce parcels from a location most convenient to them, any time they want. The tech startup has also launched its operations in Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman as part of its plans to set up a base across all GCC countries thereby providing a suitable pick-up and drop-off solution for its clients in the region.
FODEL is the region’s first ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 December 2020: Emirates Post Group marked the United Arab Emirates’ 49th National Day with the issuance of a special National Day stamp that saluted the founding fathers of the seven Emirates and the union flag. Issued on December 2nd to coincide with the official celebration of the 49th National Day, the new set of National Day stamps feature designs that mimic the history of the United Arab Emirates, and its aspirational vision for the future ahead.
The stamps are available for purchase on the Emirates Post Web Shop or from any of Emirate Post’s Customer Happiness Centres across the country.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 October 2020: Emirates Post in collaboration with the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is issuing a distinctive commemorative stamp to celebrate the start-up of the first unit of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Barakah Plant, the first operating nuclear energy plant in the Arab World, recently started to generate clean electricity in a safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly manner, supporting the diversification of the Nation’s energy portfolio while in parallel reducing the UAE’s carbon footprint.
When its four units are fully operational, the Barakah plant will provide up to 25% of the UAE’s electricity needs, while preventing 21 millions of carbon emissions every year.
The ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 October 2020: Emirates Post, in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE Space Agency, is issuing the distinctive commemorative stamp, Emirates Mars Mission – Hope Probe, to celebrate the UAE’s historic first mission to Mars and its broader space ambitions.
The commemorative stamps feature four different images, two of which illustrates the design of the satellite and two of the historic moment of its launch into space. The initial run of the commemorative stamps comprises of 100,000 stamps along with 1,000 First Day Cover Sheets, available for sale at the Emirates Post Central Customer Happiness Centres and on Emirates Post’s dedicated web shop emiratespostshop.ae starting October 20.
The Hope Probe is designed to orbit ......read more
Port call by mega vessel with a capacity of 24,000 TEU signifies Dubai’s resilience as a global trade hub despite the pandemic
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 08 September 2019: Global trade enabler DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port welcomed HMM GDANSK, one of the world’s largest container vessels, which is now on the return leg of her maiden international voyage between the Far East and Europe. Jebel Ali is the only port in the Arabian Gulf region connected to the arterial FE3 (Far East 3) loop with the ability to accommodate mega vessels.
HMM GDANSK is 400 metres long and has a capacity of 24,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units). The vessel and its crew led by Captain Hyungik Cho were welcomed by DP World UAE Region, and other officials from Jebel Ali Port.
The landmark mega carrier ......read more
Shareholders and investors count on the new board and their extensive experience to help the company make a comeback and regain its leadership in the maritime and shipping sectors in the UAE and across the region
Dubai, UAE, 5 September 2020: In its recent meeting, the General Assembly of Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (“GNH” or “Company”), a maritime and shipping company listed in the Dubai Financial Market, has approved a new Board of Directors chaired by Sheikh Theyab bin Tahnoon bin Mohammad Al Nahyan. The General Assembly also appointed Eng. Abdulla Atatreh as Vice Chairman. Mr. Mohamed Alhammadi, Dr. Abdulaziz Alongary, and Mr. Waleed Mohammad have been approved as new members of the board in addition to the current members — Dr. Abdul Rahman Mahmoud Al Afifi and Mr. Ahmad Kilani. The new ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 19 August 2020: Emirates Post is issuing a distinctive commemorative stamp to mark and promote 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), as designated by the United Nations. Part of a global campaign, this issuance aims to raise awareness about the significance of protecting plant health and its knock-on effect in alleviating poverty and food shortage as well as promoting environmental and economic wellbeing.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), up to 40% of food crops are lost due to plant pests and diseases annually, which leaves millions of people without enough food and seriously damages agriculture. Protecting plants from pests and diseases is more cost effective than dealing with full-blown plant health emergencies. The stamp is part of a worldwide ......read more
The launch of the stamps marks two extraordinary milestones for the United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 04 August 2020: Emirates Post has announced the intended launch of commemorative stamps to mark two national milestones - the launch of UAE’s satellite to Mars and the opening of the Barakah power plant. The UAE became the first Arab nation to send a probe to Mars with the launch of the Hope Probe and is also the only Arab nation with the capacity to produce nuclear energy with the opening of the Barakah power plant in Abu Dhabi.
With the design process already underway, Emirates Post is aiming to issue the collector’s item later in the year.
With both events, His Excellency, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company, said that the UAE ......read more
UAE, 26 July 2020: Emirates Post is expanding its product offering with the introduction of a digital location management service for UAE businesses called Smart Places. In partnership with Local Knowledge, a dedicated local listings management company, the new service will provide an easy and accessible solution to business owners who seek to claim and update their business on Google Maps as well as other important digital platforms. Smart Places is an innovative digital transformation product specifically designed for bricks and mortar businesses as a “we do it for you” service to ensure they are discoverable on today’s mobile digital mapping platforms, apps, search engines and in-vehicle navigation systems.
A study conducted by Ipsos Research1 showed that 54% of business references on Google ......read more
Simple act of kindness to deliver important business letters results in local customer service employee being hailed as a CX Hero by Genesys
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020: Customer service employees deal with hundreds of inquiries during their shifts. Most interactions are solved on the spot, but some require employees to go the extra mile by showing special care for customers’ needs by contacting the concerned departments and gathering all necessary information to clearly and accurately answer inquiries. One such example comes from an Emirates Post call monitoring agent, Saif Jehangir Sayed, who has been named as a Customer Experience (CX)Hero by Genesys. The global leader in cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions recognized Saif for helping a distraught customer locate and retrieve an ......read more
• Much-needed personal protective gear will make up the bulk of the cargo
• Leveraging DHL’s global network and Dubai’s status as a transit hub, the solutions will bridge the current gap in uplift from China
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020: DHL Global Forwarding has launched a dedicated 100-tonne weekly air freight service for organizations and governments shipping goods from China to Africa and Middle East. Capitalizing on Dubai’s strategic geographical location as the gateway to countries in the region, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services will consolidate cargo from across China into Guangzhou and air freight them via Dubai to their various destinations across Africa and Middle East, all within two or three ......read more
17 March 2020 (Geneva) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment (including spare parts/repair components), and in keeping global supply chains functioning for the most time-sensitive materials. This has been done through dedicated cargo freighter operations, utilization of cargo capacity in passenger aircraft and with relief flights to affected areas.
Air cargo is also instrumental in transporting food and other products purchased online in support of quarantine and social distancing policies implemented by states.
The dramatic travel restrictions and collapse of passenger demand have ......read more
Countdown Begins for The Event, Which Will Be Held 13-15 October, Under The Theme of “Marinas Empowering Tourism and Economies”
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2020: ICOMIA’s member P&O Marinas announced today that Mina Rashid will be the venue for ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) World Marina Conference.
With the main theme being “Marinas empowering tourism and economies”, ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2020, to be held from October 13 to 15, will focus on regulatory frameworks and barriers, best investment practices, changing the public perception of a marina, new technologies, as well as climate change and environment sustainability just to name a few.
The conference will connect East to West and North to South, offering the region’s young, ......read more
Initiative by Customs World brings together DP World and Emirates Group to connect markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa
Pilot roll-out increased trade by participants by 10 percent
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020: Dubai is bringing together Government leaders and heads of major corporations from Asia, Latin America and Africa for the Davos launch of the World Logistics Passport, a major initiative to boost South-South trade. The World Logistics Passport links Customs World, DP World, and Emirates Group to enhance connectivity through Dubai and, through expertise sharing and process development, directly between partner countries. A pilot project operational since July 2019 has already increased trade by participants by 10 percent.
The World Logistics Passport has been designed to overcome ......read more
John Pearson became official Board Member for DHL Express on January 1, 2019
With focus on quality and digitalization DHL Express will ensure its leadership in the industry
Dubai, UAE, January 16th, 2019: The new CEO of DHL Express, John Pearson, is expecting continued positive developments for the global express market and the company, thanks to booming cross-border ......read more
Ajman, UAE (January 16, 2019) Senior representatives of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) attended the 25th Edition of The Partnership Summit in Mumbai and showcased the myriad benefits for Indian and global investors of locating their businesses in the Emirates business destination.
The Partnership Summit, (held on 12th and 13th January) is an annual event which provides a global ......read more
Dubai 08 January 2019: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has recently concluded “Maritime Safety Awareness Campaign”, which, as the name suggests, intends to raise awareness around maritime safety measures on all fishing vessels and equipment. The campaign is part of DMCA’s relentless efforts to regulate and streamline all the components of the maritime cluster in ......read more
5 giant cruise ships carrying 23 thousand tourists anchored at the largest Cruise Terminal in the World.
Total tourist number increased by 172% as 633 thousand passengers via 120 Cruise vessels in 2018.
Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019: DP World with a world class infrastructure and a strong robust growth of Dubai as an established cruise hub in the region, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Cruise ......read more
Rise in urban consumers in developed and emerging markets is challenging retailers and logistics partners to deliver even more speed and convenience Companies that can improve performance in the areas of flexible transport networks, automation and data will be better positioned to compete
UAE, Dubai, December 23, 2018: Increasing urbanization is making the last mile of ......read more
New 2,500 km transport corridor from Jebel Ali to Naseeb border opens new intra-region opportunities
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd December 2018: Global trade enabler DP World has helped establish a 2,500 km long transport corridor from Jebel Ali to the Naseeb-Jaber border crossing between Jordan and Syria.
Trucks loaded with goods at its flagship Jebel Ali Port and ......read more
DP World flagship prepares to handle surge in Expo-related project cargo
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 December 2018: The throughput of non-containerised cargo such as breakbulk, bulk and project cargo has experienced a steady upward movement at global trade enabler DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port, underscoring the port’s diversified capabilities.
DP World ......read more
STA Law Firm says legislation will reinforce the country’s position as a preferred shipping destination
Dubai, UAE, 13 December, 2018: Built on traditional pearl diving and dhow building, the UAE’s maritime industry dates back centuries, remaining fundamental to the economy, and legal experts say a new law will significantly benefit the country’s sea ......read more
Dubai welcomes 25,000 cruise tourists in one day, with the arrivals of cruise ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima, MSC Splendida, Horizon and Celebrity Constellation
Cruise Ships Marella Discovery, Aida Prima and Horizon mark their maiden call to Dubai
Pullmantur Cruise Line marks its debut in the region with the maiden call of Cruise Ship Horizon
Dubai, UAE; 09 December ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2018: DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) was awarded Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year 2018 at the Transport and Logistics Middle East Excellence Awards 2018, held recently in Dubai.
The awards were hosted by Dubai Airports and DP World and was attended by representatives from the government and private sectors in transportation, aviation and ......read more
Regional trade enabler recognised for operational excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th Nov 2018: DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its significant contribution to the UAE's trade and outstanding performance by winning the Port and Terminal Operator Award at the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Middle East Awards.
The Award was received by ......read more
Regional trade enabler gains further recognition for its role as industry leader in the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2018: Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its industry leading services and practices at this year’s Maritime Standard Awards, winning the Terminal Operator of the Year category.
The award was received ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 16, 2018: Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, this week celebrated a significant moment in its relatively short 14-year history, fully migrating to “SPRINT”, an IBS iCargo fully integrated technology platform offering the digital answer to its evolving cargo management needs.
Etihad Cargo joins a growing ......read more
Brings ‘Where Everything Clicks’ global campaign to educate businesses on how to increase their share of the global e-commerce market
Campaign targets e-commerce merchants, enterprises of all sizes, start-ups, and online entrepreneurs
Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, is set to ......read more
To be part of emaratech Stand at the five-day ICT platform
25 per cent growth in its operations recorded in 2017
Kabanji: Logistics and Courier company plans to match the industry’s needs until 2023
Dubai, UAE, 13 October, 2018: ZAJEL, the UAE’s national courier and logistic services company, will be showcasing its Smart services, achievements and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This pace of growth was unchanged from the previous month but was less than half the five-year average growth rate of ......read more
Dubai – UAE – September 29, 2018: The Security Industry Regulatory Agency in Dubai (SIRA) has concluded a logistic services agreement with ZAJEL, UAE’s fastest growing courier company.
The agreement was signed by Mr Ahmed Muhammed Al Sayegh, Director of Resources and Corporate Support Department of SIRA, and Ms Khawla Kabanji, Chief Executive Officer of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 24 September 2018/ADNEC/ Leading local and international leisure marine companies are gearing up to showcase their latest products and technologies set to impress leisure marine enthusiasts from around the world at the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) 2018. To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board ......read more
An average rate increase of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2019
Dubai, UAE September 24th, 2018: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced today its annual price increase of 4.9% for shipments, effective January 1, 2019.
“DHL Express has been significantly investing in our international network to meet ......read more
As per the latest industry recommendations to reinforce UAE’s prominent position
The first event of its kind that gathers decision makers in the maritime industry to discuss methods to develop the legal and procedural framework of the UAE ports in addition to improving the efficiency of its infrastructure and technology
Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) announced its success in achieving advanced levels of operational efficiency in commercial anchoring operations within Dubai's territorial waters, thereby achieving significant progress in the upgradation of regulatory and marine processes and operational procedures for berths. Six berths and a special Rendezvous area for quick berthing have been ......read more
August 09, 2018 - As part of its bid to become one of the world’s major import and export hubs, King Abdullah Port - the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) first fully privately owned, developed and operated port - has joined the elite list of Gold Sponsors of the premier Seatrade Maritime Middle East (SMME) 2018 in Dubai in a move that reflects its firm, unwavering support for the ......read more
Reaffirming its commitment to promote, develop and regulate the maritime sector, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) continues to oversee the improvement of the regulatory and operational procedures for berths in Dubai, in line with the strong efforts to accommodate the growing demand for marine, commercial, tourism, sports and recreational vehicles, while ensuring the maritime safety, safe ......read more
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Preparations are now underway for the coming hosting of ‘UAE Maritime Week 2018,’ a first-of -its-kind event on the regional map that is being held under the patronage of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. The event, which is being organized by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) from ......read more
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) today discussed the pilot launch of the ‘Local Cruise Ship License System’ with Major General Pilot Ahmed Mohammed Bin Thani, Acting Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. During the meeting, DMCA stressed the importance of the qualitative step in establishing solid foundations to promote marine leisure sector in line with Dubai’s bid to ......read more
Reports 2Q18 EPS of $1.71, up 8.2%; Adjusted 2Q18 EPS of $1.94, up 23%
International Operating Profit up 8.4%; Adj. Operating Profit Climbed 15%
Average Daily Exports Increased 9.5%, Led by Europe
Supply Chain & Freight Operating Profit up 1.9%; Adjusted Operating Profit Rose 17%
U.S. Domestic Revenue Increased 6.3% on Higher Base Pricing
YTD Cash from Operations was $7.2B ......read more
July 28, 2018. Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced that it will participate in the 2018 edition of the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) Hamburg Exhibition in Germany alongside the Dubai Chamber in September. The largest technology and marine equipment exhibition will be held from September 4 to 7, 2018, in Hamburg, a major port city in northern ......read more
July 21, 2018 - Recent news of Dubai joining for the first time the top five international shipping centers comes in the midst of intensive efforts aimed at catapulting the local maritime industry into the ranks of the world’s best as per the directives of the UAE’s leadership. Citing its innovative free-trade zone and improvement in the domestic trade environment, Dubai is one of the ......read more
Cable to cover 700km across two islands in the Indian Ocean on East Africa
Abu Dhabi, 16 July 2018: E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the ‘Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System’ (MARS), which covers a distance ......read more
DHL Express partners with Al Nabooda Automobiles to customize Volkswagen e-Golf electric car for document delivery and collection
The initiative is a step towards DHL’s goal in achieving zero emissions by the year 2050
Dubai, July 11, 2018: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express logistics provider, has partnered with Al ......read more
Digital Transformation initiative will explore Artificial Intelligence and IoT technologies to help transportation and logistics services company create a competitive advantage
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 July 2018: Emirates Transport, one of the largest transportation and logistics services companies in the Middle East, will implement Oracle Cloud Applications to drive a major ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 9 July 2018 – A handover ceremony marked the change of GAC Abu Dhabi’s airport office to free zone status, boosting the benefits already enjoyed by the company’s existing customers.
The new status of the office located within Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone’s (ADAFZ) cargo terminal is also expected to attract new clients.
GAC Abu Dhabi ......read more
For international consignments weighing between 15 and 30 kg
Up to 60% to India, Egypt, China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh
Dubai, UAE; 04 July 2018: Emirates Post, UAE’s leading postal and express provider, is extending the discount campaign on its international Express to-door delivery service until July 31, 2018. Varied savings of up to 60% can be ......read more
New service uses technology to bring efficiency to trucking market
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – July 3, 2018 – Homoola today announced the formal launch of its digital load-matching service in Saudi Arabia, where it will bring new efficiency to road freight by using technology to pair shippers and trucking companies.
Homoola’s load-matching ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2018: Ahead of the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations, Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, today celebrates the launch of ‘FlightValet’, its newly designed product that aims to ease the process of moving motor vehicles across the globe.
Etihad Cargo transports ......read more
June 30, 2018. Dubai, UAE: The Maritime Advisory Council, an initiative of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), has emphasized the need to unify joint efforts of maritime and private sector leaders to develop forward-looking solutions designed to shape the future of the local maritime community. Highlighting the solid pillars of innovation, sustainability and smart transformation, the ......read more
Grandweld’s participation in the global forum strengthens the UAE’s cutting-edge quality in the shipbuilding industry and its competitiveness in both engineering quality and economic feasibility
Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2018: Grandweld, the pioneering UAE-based shipyard, is participating in the International Tug, Salvage & OSV Convention and Exhibition (ITS), which ......read more
New Partnership between the Suez Canal Economic Zone and Kuwait’s Agility
Mohab Mamish: Establishment of a global logistics hub in East Port Said
Hub will follow international standards to make East Port Said the most competitive in the region
Tarek Sultan: Egypt’s prominent location makes it an ideal site for a regional distribution hub
Dubai, ......read more
June 25, 2018: As part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ regional expansion plans, it has opened the second warehousing facility in the metropolis city of Riyadh. The local distribution centre now scales up a total of 15,000 sqms co-existing with its primary warehouse in Jeddah.
Driven by consumer demand, the two facilities currently handle retail brands with categories including ......read more
DHL Named Premier Partner for Shipping by leading B2B and B2C cloud commerce platform, Magento
Dubai, June 12, 2018: Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced its collaboration with Magento, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, as Premier Partner for Shipping. The partnership enables DHL and Magento to offer a broad ......read more
Gulf Craft has appointed Gregory Yeakle to be their new Chief Executive Officer. One of the world’s largest luxury ship builders, Gulf Craft is based in the United Arab Emirates. The group has grown into a leading global business over the course of the past 37 years. He succeeds Erwin Bamps who held the position for the past 4 years and has now moved on to a new role as advisor to the board ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018: The Logistics District at Dubai South has launched Masary, a new smart electronic system that reduces the transit time of goods and vehicles. The new system is considered the first of its kind in the region and will positively impact the traffic of goods and vehicles that move through the district.
The Masary system is part of the district’s efforts to ......read more
Q1 2018 Revenues Increase 14% to US$66 million
Dubai, UAE, Wednesday 31 May 2018: Topaz Energy and Marine (“Topaz”), a leading offshore support vessel and marine logistics company, today announces its results for the three months ended 31 March 2018 (“the period”).
Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018: ZAJEL, one of the fastest growing courier companies in the UAE, has signed a partnership agreement with OnTime Government Services to provide logistics services to various transactions at the OnTime centres.
The agreement was signed by ZAJEL CEO, Khawla Kabanji, and Waleid Abdulkareim, CEO and Founder of OnTime Group.
Khawla commented: “The agreement is ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018: One of UPS’s 747 jumbo jets dedicated for long-haul international use is sporting a modified paint scheme highlighting the company’s role as official logistics partner for Expo 2020 Dubai. UPS has only modified the livery of an aircraft four other times in the airline’s 30-year history. Each of those times signifies a major news event – this ......read more
New facilities are located in Industrial City of Abu Dhabi and Rusayl Industrial Estate
Dubai, UAE; May 28, 2018: Tristar Group has opened two new facilities aimed at enhancing its integrated logistics services to the downstream petroleum industry in the GCC.
The new truck staging and workshop facility at Industrial City in Abu Dhabi 2 (ICAD 2) has 50,000 square meters of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 May 2018: DP World, UAE Region’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has underlined its position as the leading port in the region by winning the “Best Seaport – Middle East” award at this year’s Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai, China.
This is the 24th consecutive year Jebel Ali Port has won the coveted ......read more
The partnership is a testament to the synergy of core values DHL Express and Mohamed Salah share; leadership, commitment, teamwork, precision, agility, determination and service
Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018: DHL Express, the world’s leading express logistics provider, has signed a strategic partnership for the Egyptian football superstar Mohamed Salah to become its brand ......read more
UPS, DP World collaborate to enhance trade flow processes, improve customer experience
Acts as key gateway to growth in UPS’s smart global logistics network
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2018: UPS (NYSE:UPS) officially opened its new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility in the south east of England.
At $163 million, ......read more