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
Port operator to co-host event with Shurooq, Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah Ports Authority, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sharjah’s free zone authorities
Summit to showcase new investment opportunities, supply chain innovations in Sharjah
Sharjah-UAE: 11 May, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, in ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE- May10, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, in conjunction with Abu Dhabi and the Korean Chambers of Commerce and Industry, have hosted yesterday a high level investment forum for the Korean market, in Seoul.
Held at the headquarters of the Korean Chamber of Commerce ......read more
May 09, 2017. United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) officials recently met with officials of GAC Group, the leading maritime company, to discuss current and future aspects of maritime freight and logistics services in light of the successive achievements of Dubai which ranked in the top 10 Maritime Capitals for 2017.
The move is in line with the DMCA’s commitment to ......read more
May 02, 2017. United Arab Emirates: A delegation headed by Amer Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), recently visited the Maersk Maritime Training Center, the first-of-its-kind center in the Middle East, in line with the Authority’s ongoing commitment to promote real partnership with maritime leaders in Dubai. Maersk Training is part of the Maersk Group that ......read more
Sharjah-UAE: 30 April 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent terminal operating and logistics company was named winner of the main award in the ‘Technology Implementation of the Year’ category at the Logistics Middle East Awards 2017.
The company was recognised for the successful implementation of its state-of-the-art Marine and ......read more
April 29, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently visited the headquarters of Seacor Marine, a major operator of offshore marine support vessels. Led by Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, and Nawfal Al Jourani, Chief Officer of the Dubai Maritime Cluster Office, the DMCA’s delegation discussed best solutions and efficient measures to further ......read more
RSA Logistics will now provide complete logistical solutions for Panache International’s operations in the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2017: Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, partners with supply chain specialists RSA Logistics for a complete supply chain ......read more
2016 witnessed a decline in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in all regions of the world except the Middle East. Stronger results expected in 2017, as oil prices head towards $60 per barrel
19 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The Middle East was the only global market to witness an increase in demand in Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) activity in 2016 of 2.6%, indicating that regional ......read more
April 17, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Maritime Inspection Department of the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, continues to follow-up with all owners of floating restaurants operating in the emirate to strictly adhere and comply with the DMCA’s safety and high ......read more
April 16, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, announced its support once again to the upcoming Middle East Offshore Journal (OSJ) Conference taking place from May 8 to 9, 2017 at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina. This ......read more
The facility consolidates CPL’s foothold in UAE’s Dh86 billion logistics market
UAE logistics sector is expected to grow by 4 per cent, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 per cent between 2015 and 2020
CPL is mulling cost effective solar energy sources to reduce dependency on expensive traditional electricity supply
25 per cent of the GCC’s Dh 171 ......read more
Professional agency support delivered in preparation for start of commercial shipments
Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2017 – GAC Russia has marked an important milestone with its successful handling of the first LNG carrier designed to withstand harsh Arctic conditions at the icy Russian ports of Murmansk and Sabetta.
The “Christophe De Margerie” is the world’s first ......read more
- Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem: 21 new British companies joined Jafza last year
- 7% year-on-year growth of British companies over the last five years
- Paul Fox: British companies benefit from Jafza for efficient access to the UAE and the region.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 April, 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for ......read more
With a total investment of US$85 million, INL constructed a Central Distribution and Logistics Centre – one of the largest single-site warehousing complex in Dubai South
Dubai, UAE (April 13, 2017): The Integrated National Logistics (INL), a leader in total logistics solutions for companies seeking cradle to grave support for their products and services across the MENA region and beyond, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 April, 2017 - Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in the Emirate, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), announced today the introduction of a new stream of digital services in the field of import and export operations for RORO and General Cargo. This is a substantial offering that will provide ......read more
What3Words launches in Arabic with Jaguar Land Rover and Aramex adopting 3 word addresses
Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2017 – what3words, the multi-award winning location reference system, has launched in Arabic, and immediately embarked upon a host of strategic partnerships, to bring its precision addressing infrastructure to a market of over 230 million Arabic speaking people across the ......read more
April 8, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the 2017 edition of the Dubai Maritime Agenda is set to kick off on October 10, 2017 in Dubai. It will provide a strategic platform for the world's elite maritime industry leaders to discuss and ......read more
April 4, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In keeping with its long-standing efforts to develop, regulate, and enhance the maritime sector, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently launched the ‘Maritime Signage Design and Guidelines’ available in both Arabic and English. The guidelines serve as an integrated framework for implementation of uniform standards in designing and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 March 2017: Saudi Arabia’s leading logistics service provider - NAQEL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the U.A.E, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC Trade and logistics industry. Both organisations aim to provide training programmes and events to develop best practice ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 27, 2017: Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, is participating in the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), which will be taking place from 27-30 March, 2017 at Paris-Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi.
Hosted by UAE Ministry ......read more
First of a kind project to be delivered for a logistics company in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th March 2017: RSA logistics and SirajPower have signed a solar lease agreement to deliver a solar rooftop solution in Dubai. SirajPower will develop a solar system of 1.1 MW on RSA logistics’ rooftop, in Dubai Logistics City, Dubai South. The solar system will cover more than ......read more
March 19, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently brought together the high-level representatives of key Dubai maritime associations at its headquarters to engage industry leaders in insightful discussions according to the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy’s goal (DMSS) of catapulting the emirate into the ranks of the world’s most ......read more
The agreement is to further underpin the Dominican Republic’s position as a regional trading hub in the Caribbean
Dubai – 16 Mar 2017: Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation in Dubai, has signed an agreement of cooperation with the General Directorate of Customs of the Dominican Republic.
According to the agreement, Customs World will ......read more
March 16th, 2017. Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. held its Ordinary General Assembly meeting on March 15, 2017, during which the company’s audited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016 were approved.
The General Assembly also ratified all the remaining items on the Agenda, including the proposal by the Board of Directors to distribute a cash dividend of 35% ......read more
Agility’s Financial Results for Full Year and Q4 2016
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced its 2016 financial results, reporting a net profit of KD 59.1 million, or 51.3 fils per share, an increase of 10.6% over the same period in 2015. Revenue for the year stood at KD 1,234.0 million and EBITDA at KD 115.2 million.
For the fourth quarter 2016, Agility reported a ......read more
MoU to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration on arbitration within the GCC
EMAC and GCCCAC to assist in identifying suitable arbitrators and mediators to resolve disputes
Dubai, UAE, 9 March, 2017: In a move to further strengthen ties between arbitration centres in the region, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ......read more
March 5, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: As part of its strategic initiatives to drive maritime innovation and creativity, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) celebrated the launch of ‘Innovation Quay,’ a new ambitious initiative designed to take advantage of technological innovations in support of the efforts to promote development in all aspects of the maritime sector and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017: ART MARINE, the Middle East’s largest and most recognised 360° Regional Leisure Yachting Enterprise, has concluded its successful participation at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show showcasing over Dhs 100m worth of boats.
During the show, ART MARINE alongside the Ferretti Group showcased the latest in the Ferretti ......read more
Exhibitors hit the mark by selling numerous vessels and generating business leads
Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017: Maritime businesses from the UAE and abroad are celebrating positive early sales at the Dubai International Boat Show and expect to close a number of deals as the five-day luxury leisure marine event wraps up its 25th landmark event.
Emirates-based Gulf Craft reported an ......read more
Dubai – 4 March 2017: Dubai Customs (DC) has received a delegation from Saudi Customs to discuss cooperation perspectives and boost mutual ties and exchange of expertise. The visit was primarily aimed at reinforcing joint customs work between both agencies through harmonization of processes and facilitation of border formalities and services to enhance bilateral flow of trade, ......read more
Local and international manufacturers use Dubai International Boat Show as a key platform for boat sales
80% of revenue generated by small to mid-sized vessels sales and maintenance, keeping the market afloat
Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017: The appeal, accessibility and affordability of boats in the small to mid-sized segment compared to their larger counterparts are a key contributing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017: The World of Yachts and Boats Awards has honoured Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of Gulf Craft, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show.
Local and international marine organisations and government agencies were also recognised for their excellence in service to the leisure marine industry at the evening ......read more
Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders, ocean preservationists join hands with visitors to deliver sustainability message
Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017: Superyacht makers, conservationists, boat builders and ocean preservationists are joining visitors at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show today to raise awareness of the growing menace of marine pollution.
As many of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 1 March 2017: Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has announced today that it will host the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show in 2018 in association with British Marine Boat Shows. The event is set to take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in October 2018.
British Marine Boat Shows are the organisers of the London Boat Show and Southampton Boat Show. The ......read more
March 1, 2017.United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) officially launched today (Wednesday, March 1, 2017) the ‘Shorkum’ initiative at the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, the biggest event of its kind in the maritime navigation industry in the Middle East, as it steps up efforts to make maritime customers happy. The initiative, themed ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017: Some of the world’s most innovative water adventure companies are showing visitors how to shed new light on the ocean floor at the 25th Dubai International Boat Show. These deep sea submersibles are taking water wanderlust to new depths of planet Earth, allowing owners to access depths of a kilometre under the sea surface in comfort and safety.
Triton ......read more
February 28, 2017. United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Transport Authority - Land and Maritime in support of the integration of the UAE’s federal and local government entities. The move seeks to establish common regulations for promoting the maritime licensing system according to the highest ......read more
February 27, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) joined the elite sponsors participating in the 2017 Middle East Yachting Conference held today (Monday, February 27, 2017) as part of the launching of the latest edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, the largest event of its kind in the field of maritime navigation in Middle East running from February ......read more
Region’s first of its kind innovative mobile and web-based delivery platform:
Over 23,000 packages delivered during White Friday, 120,000 since its inception
26 February 2017 – Dubai: WING, the UAE’s most innovative mobile and web-based user-friendly delivery platform for businesses and individual consumers is looking to double its growth in the UAE market with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Ahead of the annual event starting on Tuesday, 28th February, Jalboot (an Abu Dhabi based marine company) has announced its acquisition of the exclusive distribution for luxury Dutch brand, Wajer Yachts across the GCC, as well as for US boat manufacturer, Mastercraft across the UAE - further enhancing it's distributor portfolio in the Middle East.
At ......read more
The 22,000 square metres facility includes a warehouse and 9silo bunker storage
Dry bulk goods services include land and maritime transport
Abu Dhabi – UAE: February 26, 2017: Schmidt Middle East logistics, a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn, a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics, has launched operations of ......read more
Online competition winners will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experience alongside top race pilot
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: Thrill seekers will be given the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline rush in the cockpit of an extreme offshore powerboat catamaran alongside a world championship pilot during the 25th Dubai International Boat Show.
This unique experience, in a Team ......read more
February 26th, 2017: Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016. The company declared a net profit of QAR 711 million for 2016 on revenues of QAR 2.55 billion.
Key financial highlights:
• Operating revenue for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 2.551 billion, compared to QAR 2.984 billion ......read more
Mega-projects improving the emirates’ waterscapes to take centre-stage at Middle East Yachting Conference
Industry leaders gather to share insights on shifting landscape of the leisure boating market
Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017: The changing face of the regional leisure marine industry and the future of the superyacht business will be put under the spotlight at the 11th Middle ......read more
February 25, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, will present an integrated portfolio of the maritime licensing services during its participation in the Dubai International Boat Show 2017, taking place from February 28 to March 4, 2017 ......read more
Mr. Bin Sulayem: Reinforces Dubai’s leading position as a global trade hub
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 February 2017: Dubai Trade, the ‘smart’ window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has launched an integrated ‘smart’ online platform that connects supply chain stakeholders over a secure network to ensure ease of doing business with the ......read more
From February 28th to March 4th in Dubai
United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017: The French manufacturer FRANCE HELICES celebrates this year 40 years of excellence in high-technology manufacture of marine propulsion.
FRANCE HELICES has been awarded by the French label "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" in 2016 and will be participating to Boatshow Dubai 2017 to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: MBDA has been awarded a contract by the UAE Navy to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles.
This is a follow on to the initial contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles. Available with a variety of launcher configurations, Marte MK 2/N are able to strike targets at ranges in excess of 30 km, flying a fire-and-forget ......read more
Thousands of new berths and 25% increase in maritime investments over past 4 years strengthen Dubai’s position as global maritime capital
Dubai International Boat Show to host impressive 38 global and regional launches; underwater drones and array of superyachts
Expanded beach entertainment area provides thrilling on-water experiences for all
Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017: ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 20th February 2017: More cooperation between local, regional and international authorities is needed to facilitate trade and sustain security. That was the main message from the Director General of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih in the keynote delivered today at the opening of the Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference. The event ran for two days (20th-21st February) at ......read more