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AD Ports Group and the General Company for Ports of Iraq Sign Preliminary Agreement to Develop Al Faw Grand Port and Economic Zone

The agreement aims to stimulate trade connectivity and strengthen economic partnership between the UAE and Iraq Baghdad, Iraq/ Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 April 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics and industry, today entered into a preliminary agreement with the General Company for Ports of Iraq ("GCPI"). Under the terms of the agreement, both parties will establish a joint venture to develop Al-Faw Grand Port and its economic zone, as well as any future expansion. Furthermore, the agreement also encompasses the potential investment, management, and operation of ports, economic zones, and related infrastructure in other cities in the Republic of Iraq. The agreement was signed in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Razzaq Muhaibas Al-Saadawi, Iraq's Minister of Transport, ......read more

AD Ports Group and Archireef Announce Deployment of Eco Sea Wall Panels in Saadiyat and Al Aliah Islands

The panels are spread across two sites in Abu Dhabi aimed at reviving marine life on developed shorelines Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 March 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry and Archireef, a pioneering nature-tech company, today announced the deployment of Eco Sea Wall Panels at two locations in Abu Dhabi, Al Aliah Ferry Terminal and Saadiyat Marina and Ferry Terminal with the aim to attract marine biodiversity back to shorelines that have undergone development works. The Eco Sea Wall Panels, which are made from nature-based materials including oyster shell powder, are installed as proof of concept across two sites in Saadiyat Island and Al Aliah respectively in partnership with Abu Dhabi Maritime, who are developing and managing the terminals. Operating under AD ......read more

AD Ports Group Acquires Majority Stake in Tbilisi Dry Port

Purchase Agreement Strengthens the Group's Role in the Middle Trade Corridor Connecting Asia to Europe Abu Dhabi, UAE and Tbilisi, Georgia – 22 March 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, today announced the signing of a purchase agreement with Inveco LLC to acquire 60% ownership in the Tbilisi Dry Port, a new custom-bonded and rail-connected intermodal logistics hub in Georgia. The project, currently owned by Inveco LLC and Wilhelmsen, is expected to be operational by Q4 2024. It is a key logistics hub situated along the strategically important Middle Corridor - an emerging trade lane linking manufacturing hubs in Western Asia to consumer markets in Eastern Europe by leveraging a combination of sea and dry ports located in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, ......read more

Qatar Boat Show 2024 Set to Welcome Over 20,000 Maritime Enthusiasts

Doha, Qatar, 7th March 2024:  Doha is gearing up to spotlight the luxury yachting lifestyle with the Qatar Boat Show, from 6th to 9th November 2024. Old Doha Port and Gulf Marine Services LLC proudly announced a collaboration to host this landmark event, promising to unite the world in the heart of Qatar. The prestigious event will feature local, regional, and international yachting brands, shipyards, boat owners, and enthusiasts, highlighting the pinnacle of luxury yachting and innovation. An integral part of Qatar's Vision 2030, the Boat Show aims to foster economic growth and boost tourism by showcasing the best of marine innovation and leisure.   The launch event, which took place on March 5th, offered a sneak peek into the grandeur and scale of the upcoming Qatar Boat Show, attracting international and regional ......read more

Dubai International Boat Show Reinforces the City's Reputation as Tourism Hub for Marine Business and Leisure

Dubai International Boat Show Draws to a Close Amidst Bustling Crowds and Tales of Exhibitor Success On a Global Scale After Casting Spotlight Once More on International Yachting Industry As the 30th edition comes to a close, key exhibitors at Dubai International Boat Show are celebrating deals made during successful five-day event Dubai, UAE – 3 March 2024: Dubai International Boat Show, the Middle East, Africa and Asia’s largest and most established maritime show, has wrapped up following a hugely successful week of high value boat sales, important discussions addressing industry developments, groundbreaking agreements and partnerships set to shape the future of the yachting world. The exhibition  is recognised as one of the most influential boat shows in the world and has accelerated the international ......read more

Thales successfully delivers the first CAPTAS-4 sonar for the US Navy

Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), a subsidiary of Thales, has delivered the first CAPTAS-4 sonar for the U.S. Navy's Constellation class Frigates (FFG). Prime contractor Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) awarded the contract in May 2022.This delivery demonstrates the efficiency and the expertise of Thales’ solutions and services. The CAPTAS-4 variable depth sonar (VDS) has successfully completed all the milestones in the program established with FMM. The first system is currently in the United States ready for installation on the first Constellation-class Frigate (FFG-62).   The CAPTAS-4 system, which has won several awards for its unrivalled performance in underwater warfare coalition exercises, will help the new U.S. frigates to detect, locate, classify and track increasingly stealthy submarines. The first ......read more

Emirates Post and Qatar Post sign strategic agreement to facilitate product shipping between both countries

Dubai, UAE, 08 February 2024: Emirates Post, the UAE's official postal services provider and the postal arm of 7X, signed a strategic partnership agreement with Qatar Postal Services Company ‘Qatar Post,’ the national postal services provider of Qatar to facilitate e-Commerce shipping operations between both countries. HE Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of 7X, and HE Falah bin Mohammed Al-Naemi, Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Post, signed the agreement during a ceremony held at Qatar Post's Headquarters. In accordance with this agreement, both parties will work together to deliver goods purchased from online merchants in the UAE within Qatar, all via the Qatar Post-owned ‘CONNECTED’ platform. Emirates Post will oversee the shipping of products to Qatar Post by air, as well as provide ......read more

AD Ports Group and Karachi Port Trust Extend Cooperation through 25-Year Concession Agreement for Bulk and General Cargo Terminal at Karachi Port

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 February 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a global leader in trade, logistics, and industry, today announced the signing of a new concession agreement for Bulk and General Cargo operations with Karachi Port Trust (KPT), the Pakistani federal government agency that oversees the operations of the Port of Karachi.    Under the terms of the 25-year concession agreement, Karachi Gateway Terminal Multipurpose Limited (KGTML), a Joint Venture between AD Ports Group, as a majority shareholder, and Kaheel Terminals, a UAE-based company, will develop, operate and manage the Bulk and General Cargo terminal berths 11-17 at Karachi Port's East Wharf, further enhancing Karachi's position as a key player in the maritime industry.   This agreement builds upon the concession ......read more

Noatum Successfully Completes the Acquisition of Sesé Auto Logistics

Closing of the transaction marks Noatum’s strategic leap in the European automotive logistics industry Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 January, 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), one of the world’s premier facilitators of logistics, industry, and trade, announces that Noatum, which leads its Logistics Cluster operations, successfully closed the acquisition of 100% equity ownership of Sesé Auto Logistics, the Finished Vehicles Logistics (FVL) business of Grupo Logístico Sesé, for a total purchase consideration (Enterprise Value - EV) of EUR 81 million. The acquisition, which was approved by all relevant European regulators and closed today, solidifies Noatum's commitment to providing comprehensive solutions across the entire logistics value chain in the automotive industry. The acquisition implies a trailing ......read more

AD Ports Group Launches "Abu Dhabi Knowledge Bridge"

Abu Dhabi Knowledge Bridge (ADKB) is poised to empower individuals, corporates, and government departments with essential and most-demanding skills and knowledge in the region Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 January 2023: AD Ports Group, (ADX: ADPORTS) a global leader in logistics, industry, and trade, has launched the Abu Dhabi Knowledge Bridge (ADKB), an education centre aimed at transforming corporate training and professional development across Abu Dhabi and the wider region.   ADKB's programmes of study are strategically designed to address the skills gap in the professional workforce. It offers an extensive array of training syllabi that span various industries and disciplines, with modern methodologies, encompassing practical hands-on exercises, interactive workshops, multimedia content, simulations, and capstone ......read more

AD Ports Group's Maqta Gateway and Aqaba Development Corporation Sign Shareholders' Agreement to Digitalise Jordan's Maritime Sector through Maqta Ayla

Agreement paves the way for Maqta Gateway's international ambitions to export its port digitalisation solutions Abu Dhabi, UAE– 25 January 2024:  Adding pace to its strategic plan of enhancing maritime and tourism in Aqaba, AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a global leader in trade, logistics and industry, announced today the signing of the shareholders' agreement between its digital arm, Maqta Gateway, and the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) with regards to their existing joint venture company, Maqta Ayla. Maqta Gateway will have a 51 per cent stake in Maqta Ayla, while ADC will own 49 per cent.   The joint venture company will revolutionise Aqaba's port operations by implementing a Port Community System (PCS) that leverages Maqta Gateway's expertise, also marking the first-ever export of Abu ......read more

Hamad International Airport Welcomes DHL's New Flight

15 January 2024 Doha, Qatar: In line with its ongoing expansion strategy, Hamad International Airport (DOH) welcomes the first DHL Boeing 767-300 flight, marking a significant milestone in DHL's growth within Qatar and reinforcing the airport’s position as a regional logistics hub. The new flight, which landed at Hamad International Airport on January 12, highlights the collaborative efforts between DHL and the award-winning airport. Rooted in shared values of excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction – this strategic partnership aligns seamlessly with the airport’s mission to facilitate global trade and connectivity – while simultaneously bolstering DHL's footprint in the region.  As Qatar’s ultimate gateway, Hamad International Airport has played a pivotal role in connecting ......read more

AD Ports Group and Red Sea Port Authority Initial 15-Year Concession Agreement to Boost Cruise Tourism in Egypt

Total investment of US$ 3 million over the duration of the concessions Abu Dhabi, UAE – 05 January 2024: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry today initialled a 15-year concession agreement with the Red Sea Port Authority (RSPA), to operate and manage three cruise terminals at Safaga, Hurghada, and Sharm El Sheikh ports. The agreement also encompasses the renovation of the Sharm El Sheikh terminal, with the ultimate aim of enhancing the cruise tourism experience in Egypt. A definitive concession agreement is expected to be concluded in the first quarter of 2024, subject to regulatory approvals. The concession agreement was initialled in the presence of His Excellency Lieutenant-General Eng. Kamel El Wazir, Egypt’s Minister of Transport, by Major General Mohamed ......read more

A Year of Transformation: AD Ports Group Closes 2023 as a Year of Global Expansion and Enhanced Capacity

AD Ports Group’s Surging Growth Supported by Major Acquisitions, Robust Financial Results and Sustainable Development Abu Dhabi, UAE – 01 January 2024: In a transformative year marked by unprecedented global expansion and strategic acquisitions, AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS) has further cemented its position as one of the world’s leading facilitators of global trade and logistics. The year has been pivotal in enhancing the Group’s connectivity, capacity, and international presence, underscoring a commitment to drive sustainable innovation and excellence across the global trade and logistics sector. The year began with the inauguration of the Aqaba Cruise Terminal, the first-of-its-kind facility in Jordan and concluded with the signing of a definitive concession agreement with the Red Sea Ports Authority ......read more

AD Ports Group Commits to Sustainable Approach in the Development of Multi-Purpose Terminal at Safaga Port, Egypt

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 December 2023: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry has completed a comprehensive environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), as part of their 30-year concession agreement with the Red Sea Port Authority (RSPA) for the development and operation of a state-of-the-art multi-purpose terminal at Safaga Port.  The ESIA was conducted using diverse scientific methodologies, complying with Egypt's national regulations and International Requirements, including Egypt's Law No. 4 of 1994 for environmental protection, the IFC Performance Standards, and the World Bank Group’s EHS Guidelines. Highlighted within the assessment’s findings were the significant benefits of the project, including economic growth through stimulating local ......read more

AD Ports Group and RSPA Sign Definitive Concession Agreement to Develop and Operate Multipurpose Terminal in Safaga Port

Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi: This is a significant milestone in line with the vision of the wise leadership to strengthen trade ties between UAE and Egypt. Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 December 2023: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, has today announced that it has signed a definitive concession agreement with the Red Sea Ports Authority (“RSPA”) for the development and operation of a multi-purpose terminal at Safaga Sea Port. Following the Government of Egypt’s approval, this significant milestone reaffirms the strong trade ties between the United Arab Emirates and the Arab Republic of Egypt. The definitive agreement was signed at the Egyptian Cabinet headquarters in Cairo in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Egypt’s Prime ......read more

Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi Launched to Further Strengthen the Maritime Sector

Hub encourages collaboration to drive industry growth Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 December, 2023: Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of AD Ports Group, working in cooperation with the Integrated Transport Centre - Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), has announced the official launch of Maritime Hub Abu Dhabi, www.maritimehub-ad.com a platform to bridge the gap between public and private stakeholders to connect and strengthen the maritime sector. At a town hall event attended by representatives from numerous areas across the maritime industry, participants were apprised of the benefits the Maritime Hub intends to bring to the sector and were provided with insights on topics including Abu Dhabi’s Industrial Strategy, presented by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Maritime Sustainability Passport by ESG Plus, and ......read more

AD Ports Group Sustains Excellence with We Invest in People Platinum Accreditation

Accreditation acknowledges clarity of vision and high-performing culture that consistently prioritises a healthy and highly productive work environment Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 December 2023: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry has proudly announced that it has, once again, achieved the prestigious platinum accreditation from Investors in People® (IIP) and will hold this accreditation for 3 years. This remarkable achievement marks the second consecutive time the Group has been awarded this global recognition, reinforcing its position as a global leader, consistently demonstrating an unwavering commitment to its people and sustainable practices in human capital management.  AD Ports Group was the first in the Middle East to achieve IIP’s Platinum Accreditation ......read more

Lancer Container Lines Ltd. Expands Global Footprint with Launch of Argo Anchor in Dubai

Dubai – Lancer Container Lines Ltd., a distinguished name in the shipping industry and a publicly listed company in India, proudly announces the inauguration of its subsidiary, Argo Anchor, in the vibrant city of Dubai. This strategic move marks a significant milestone for the company as it extends its services to cater to the dynamic shipping needs and requirements of the Middle East region. Lancer Container Lines Ltd. has built a stellar reputation for its commitment to excellence, innovation, and reliability in the maritime sector. The launch of Argo Anchor in Dubai underscores the company's dedication to providing world-class shipping solutions with a focus on efficiency, sustainability, and customer satisfaction. With a robust network spanning across the globe, Argo Anchor is well-positioned to meet the evolving ......read more

EDECS Awarded Major Infrastructure and Road Works for Jeddah South Container Terminal (Stage 3)

11 DECEMBER 2023:  EDECS is proud to announce that it has been awarded major infrastructure and road works for Jeddah South Container Terminal (Stage 3) with DP World Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. This project will increase the port's container handling capacity and support the Kingdom's maritime logistics and transportation strategy. EDECS' scope of work includes infrastructure work on a total of 100,000 square meters, including earthwork, paving layers, road marking, electrical networks, sewage networks, firefighting networks, and reefer gantries. On completion, the revamped terminal will increase the port's container handling capacity from 2.4 million to 3 million TEUs by 2024. EDECS is delighted to be selected as a key partner in realizing Saudi Arabia's ambitious port infrastructure strategy. This crucial ......read more

AD Ports Group and Vietnam Maritime Administration Sign MoU to Enhance Ports and Maritime Collaboration

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3rd  December 2023: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), one of the world’s leading facilitators of global trade, logistics, and industry, and the Vietnam Maritime Administration (VINAMARINE), a government authority managed by the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam, have today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which would pave the way for a dynamic partnership focused on bolstering commercial opportunities across various sectors, including ports, logistics, digital solutions, economic cities, free zones, maritime and shipping. The MoU was signed in the presence of Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of Vietnam and H.E Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, by Mohamed Eidha Al Menhali, Regional CEO of AD Ports Group and Mr. Hoang Hong Giang, Deputy ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo and IATA Successfully Conclude One Record Hackathon in Qatar

Qatar Airways Cargo and IATA proudly concluded the first ever One Record Hackathon in the Middle East, in Doha, Qatar on Sunday 26 November.    17 teams from around the world came together for a thrilling 28 hour competition to submit highly sophisticated and innovative solutions surrounding the IATA ONE Record data sharing standard to showcase use cases that will help shape air cargo.  Six core challenges were given to developers to deep dive into the aviation environment and find solutions for the cargo industry including AI-powered tools, enhancing safety and compliance measures in operations, and pre-validation on documentation to expediate processes.   These solutions were presented to a jury and after much deliberation the following projects were announced as winners: Qatar Airways Cargo Prize ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Drives Forward with the Launch of its latest Product Drive

The world’s leading air cargo carrier, announced its latest product, Drive. Designed to transport various types of automobiles by air, Drive caters to the unique requirements of each vehicle - be it regular cars, vintage cars, premium or luxury models, new cars and sports cars. It underscores the carrier’s commitment to delivering meticulous solutions for both personal and commercial vehicles. Miguel Rodriguez Moreno, Head of Cargo Products said, "Drive exemplifies our unwavering commitment to precision and customer centricity. With this product, we combine technical proficiency, experienced teams and charter solutions to offer a tailored experience for the transportation of automobiles. We take pride in our expert and dedicated teams who have been involved in transporting vehicles for several years including ......read more

Unlocking the Potential of Dubai Maritime City

Dubai Maritime City: A Maritime Hub in the Middle East Dubai Maritime City, often referred to as DMC, is a significant maritime hub located in the heart of the Middle East. It is strategically positioned to play a pivotal role in the region's maritime industry, offering a multitude of opportunities for businesses, investors, and professionals in the maritime sector. DMC serves as a dynamic center for maritime trade, services, and innovation. It boasts state-of-the-art facilities and a comprehensive ecosystem that supports various aspects of the maritime industry. With its prime location on the shores of the Arabian Gulf and its world-class infrastructure, Dubai Maritime City has become a focal point for maritime activities, attracting global players in the industry. The Infrastructure of Dubai Maritime City One of the ......read more

AD Ports Group Spearheads Trade Innovation and Diversification Amidst Global Uncertainties

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 November 2023: In an era marked by complex geopolitical challenges, ports operators that provide a broader, deeper, and more sophisticated range of services, moving beyond simply handling in-port cargo and containers, will thrive no matter how fraught those geopolitical stresses become. That was a key finding from a new whitepaper unveiled by AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), on Navigating Geopolitical Shifts: Strategies for Ports in an Uncertain World.  The whitepaper was launched following the conclusion of the landmark International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) World Ports Conference - Abu Dhabi 2023, hosted by AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, held, for the first time ever, in the Middle East Region.  At a time when traditional ......read more

AD Ports Group Delivers Record Q3 2023 Results with Net Profit of AED 403 Million, up 20% YoY

• Q3 2023 Revenue grew by 189% YoY to AED 4.24 billion, driven by Noatum consolidation as well as the Maritime & Shipping and EC&FZ clusters (+113% YoY on a LFL basis) • Q3 2023 EBITDA increased 28% YoY to AED 759 million (+2% on a LFL basis), implying an EBITDA margin of 17.9% • Q3 2023 Total Net Profit increased 20% YoY to AED 403 million • Continued strong volume growth: +19% YoY for Container volumes, +25% YoY for General Cargo volumes, +651% YoY for Ro-Ro volumes, +30% YoY for Feedering Container volumes, +5% YoY and -28% YoY for Ocean and Air Freight volumes, and +10% YoY for Polymers volumes • In EC&FZ, 0.4 sq km (net) of new land leases were added during the quarter while warehouse leases soared 66% YoY • Freight rates normalised close to pre-COVID19 levels in H1 2023 and ......read more

AD Ports Group Acquires 10 Offshore Vessels for around US$200 million

Acquisition signifies an increase of circa 20% in offshore & subsea capacity for the Group, boosting Middle East and Southeast Asia operations. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 07 November 2023: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), a global leader in trade, logistics and industry, today announced the purchase of 10 offshore vessels, that will bolster offshore operations in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.  The investment is around US$200 million, into a well-maintained, diversified fleet with an average age of around 9 years, significantly less than the industry average. All 10 vessels are expected to be delivered in Q4 2023 with financial consolidation taking place from Q1 2024 onwards. The acquisitions, from international Offshore Supply Vessel owner and operator E-NAV, encompass a variety of offshore vessel ......read more

UAE – France Rail & Mobility Days: Pioneering Sustainable Transport Solutions

[United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 27/10/2023] – The inaugural UAE – France Rail & Mobility Days, a three-day event hosted in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, successfully concluded, making a significant impact on the transportation and mobility landscape in the UAE. This exceptional platform brought together a diverse array of public and private entities, UAE and French industry leaders, and mobility experts who delved into a myriad of initiatives, the latest trends in mobility, and ongoing projects reshaping the way people move. Running from October 24th to 26th, the event featured an important lineup of organizations and leaders within the mobility industry, sparking meaningful discussions on the evolution of mobility solutions in the region. The agenda was thoughtfully divided into three impactful days, with Day 1 hosting ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Relaunches its Mail solution in time for World Post Day

The cargo carrier sets new standards and introduces key enhancements to its Mail product. In recognition of World Post Day today, Qatar Airways Cargo is announcing the relaunch of its Mail product. As part of the relaunch, the product offers a comprehensive suite of customisable services designed for both traditional and hybrid postal modes – Express Mail, Priority Mail, Standard Mail and Empty Mail Receptacles. The Mail product meets the stringent regulatory standards set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU). One of the enhancements for the product includes 100% EDI (electronic data interchange) that is rolled out at over 110 stations, with all stations equipped with handheld android scanners. Traditionally serving one customer per origin based on their unique post office ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo expands Presence in China with Two New Destinations

Qatar Airways Cargo, the leading air cargo carrier, announced its latest strategic move in the Chinese market by introducing two new destinations - Chengdu (TFU) and Chongqing (CKG).   Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced belly hold flights to Chengdu (TFU) and Chongqing (CKG) starting 23rd and 25th of September, respectively. Both these destinations, served three times a week by Airbus A330-300 aircraft will further enhance Qatar Airways Cargo's global network. These strategic additions will play a crucial role in facilitating international trade, bridging China with the rest of the world. Elisabeth Oudkerk, SVP Cargo Sales and Network Planning said, “Qatar Airways Cargo has been serving the Chinese market since October 2003, when it first started belly hold flights to Shanghai. We are pleased to expand our network ......read more

DP World Celebrates Triple Win at Logistics & Transport Awards 2023

Awards recognise DP World’s excellence and innovation in port operations, freight forwarding and digital trade solutions   Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2023: DP World, a leading provider of global end-to-end supply chain solutions, has scooped three prestigious awards at the Logistics & Transport Awards 2023.   • Terminal Operator of the Year: This award recognises DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port as the industry benchmark for operational efficiency and state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure. As the world’s largest man-made harbour and the region’s number one port for container traffic, Jebel Ali Port is a vital gateway for global trade. In 2022, Jebel Ali Port handled more than 14 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units).   • International Freight Forwarder ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo: Two Decades of Excellence in Air Freight

Qatar Airways Cargo, a pioneering force in the global air cargo industry is celebrating 20 years of dedicated freighter operations.   Qatar Airways Cargo has evolved and grown into the world's leading air cargo carrier, with an extensive fleet and a robust network. To commemorate this remarkable journey, the carrier reflects on its major achievements and innovations.   In 2003, Qatar Airways Cargo took delivery of its very first freighter, an Airbus A300-600, which was a converted passenger aircraft. It began regular operations to Amsterdam and Chennai, and shortly thereafter, to New Delhi.  Today, the cargo airline operates to more than 160 belly-hold and over 70 freighter destinations with over 200 passenger aircraft and 31 dedicated cargo freighters. Elisabeth Oudkerk, Senior Vice-President, Cargo Sales and ......read more

Brands For Less Group is Set to Open its First Logistics Distribution Centre in Saudi Arabia

Redefining Excellence with a Fully Automated Warehouse Paving the Path for Unprecedented Retail Solutions    Riyadh, KSA – 7 September 2023: Brands For Less Group announces the forthcoming launch of its first Brands For Less Group Logistics Distribution Centre, located at Sudair City for Industry and Businesses in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The state-of-the-art facility will manage the Group’s strategic executions and assist in managing retail operations. This will mark a significant leap in its mission to provide top-notch products and services to meet the evolving demands of the Saudi market.   A significant milestone in the company's expansion strategy, the establishment of the Logistics Distribution Centre has been marked by a momentous signing ceremony between Majed Al Argoubi, CEO of MODON, and Toufic ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Resumes Freighters to Bahrain

Weekly cargo capacity to and from Middle East increases to over 4,500 tonnes   The world’s leading air cargo carrier has resumed its freighter services to Bahrain, effective 1st September 2023. In addition to the 21 weekly narrow-body passenger flights to Bahrain, Qatar Airways Cargo is proud to announce the launch of three weekly Freighter operations, adding more than 200 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity to/from Bahrain. Ms. Liesbeth Oudkerk, SVP Cargo Sales and Network Planning said, “We are glad to be back in Bahrain with dedicated freighters three times a week. Bahrain is an important market for us, and having a consistent freighter service will contribute to the economic and trade growth between Qatar and Bahrain.”  The imports into Bahrain predominantly consist of general cargo, perishables like ......read more

Etihad Cargo Boosts Belly Hold Cargo Capacity with Expanded Winter Schedule

• Etihad Cargo will offer additional belly hold cargo capacity via 90 new passenger flights as part of the airline's winter schedule and offering 29 weekly flights to new destinations.    • The airline will launch new passenger routes, including Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Osaka, Kozhikode, and Thiruvananthapuram, expanding Etihad Cargo's reach into key markets.   • Etihad Cargo will also provide additional belly hold cargo capacity via the introduction of increased passenger flight frequencies to Munich, Rome, Madrid, Milan, Beijing, Shanghai, Chennai, Kochi, Islamabad, the Maldives, Phuket and Cairo.     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, will offer customers and partners more belly hold cargo capacity ......read more

King Salman Energy Park's Logistics Zone to begin Operations in 2024

• The Logistics Zone will feature the first and largest private dry port in the region, on-site customs clearance services and bonded warehouses • The Zone will be operated by SPARK Logistics, a JV between SPARK and Hutchison Ports and will handle ten million metric tons of cargo • Its establishment enhances access to global markets and advances SPARK’s commitment to build an integrated, sustainable ecosystem in the heart of the Eastern Province.   Saudi Arabia, 29 August 2023 - King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) announced today that its Logistics Zone will begin operations in 2024. The Logistics Zone, a state-of-the-art, fully automated district, will feature the first and largest private dry port in the region, on-site customs clearance services and bonded warehouses. It will be operated and ......read more

GLS Group's First Venture in the UAE has Commenced Operations at the Opal Tower in Dubai Business Bay

10th August, 2023: Glance Logistic Services Glance Travel & Tourism Glance Businesses Documents services Glance Trading Office of Mr. Mansoor Busaiba inaugurated. Mr. Hamad Al Marzooqi GLS Group MD Naufal Kandot Manager, Arsal Masbal Operations Manager, Bipin Panicker Sales Manager. Afshan Khan Eminent personalities including JR Entertainments MD Jackyrehman attended the function. Good service, Best rate, Time to Time Delivery. GLS representatives informed in the press conference that this is the face of GLS

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UPS Releases 2Q 2023 Earnings

• Consolidated Revenues of $22.1B, Compared to $24.8B Last Year  • Consolidated Operating Profit of $2.8B; Adj. Consolidated Operating Profit of $2.9B • Consolidated Operating Margin of 12.6%; Adjusted Consolidated Operating Margin of 13.2% • Diluted EPS of $2.42; Adj. Diluted EPS of $2.54, Compared to $3.29 Last Year  • Win-win-win Labor Agreement Reached with Teamsters Covering More Than 300,000 UPS Employees   August 8, 2023 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced second-quarter 2023 consolidated revenues of $22.1 billion, a 10.9% decrease from the second quarter of 2022. Consolidated operating profit was $2.8 billion, down 21.4% compared to the second quarter of 2022, and down 18.4% on an adjusted basis. Diluted earnings per share were $2.42 for the quarter; adjusted diluted ......read more

Emirates Delivers Launches in Kuwait

Offers savvy shoppers in Kuwait a seamless shopping experience from the UK and US with a rapid door-to-door premium service with competitive shipping costs Kuwait, Kuwait City, August 7, 2023 – Emirates Delivers, the e-commerce delivery platform of Emirates SkyCargo, has launched in Kuwait, facilitating fast, reliable, and cost-effective international delivery of items purchased from the UK and the US to shoppers in Kuwait. Whether buying from a large e-commerce retailer or an online independent boutique, making savings during international sales like Black Friday or simply shopping from country-exclusive retail outlets, Emirates Delivers provides a seamless door-to-door transport solution with competitive shipping rates to bring customers the best e-commerce purchases from the UK and the US in just 3 to 5 working ......read more

Jebel Ali Port Welcomes Hapag-Lloyd's First Dual-Fuel Ultra-Large Containership

Arrival of 23,600 TEU Vessel positions Jebel Ali as the leading gateway for trade between Europe, Asia, and the Middle East The dual-fuel LNG Berlin Express paves the way for a more sustainable future for Hapag-Lloyd Dubai, UAE, July 26, 2023: DP World’s flagship, Jebel Ali Port welcomed Hapag-Lloyd’s Berlin Express ultra-large dual-fuel container ship on its maiden voyage, reinforcing its commitment to innovation and sustainability in the shipping industry. The Berlin Express is a state-of-the-art vessel with a capacity of 23,600 TEU. It is the first of 12 dual-fuel vessels ordered by the shipping line which will run on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), producing significantly lower emissions than traditional marine diesel. The arrival is a significant milestone for Jebel Ali Port, further solidifying its position as ......read more

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Gulftainer's Chief Sales Officer Shares Insights on Khorfakkan's Strategic Role in the Cargo ...…

UAE,  10 July 2023:  Gulftainer Co. Ltd, Chief Sales Officer Simon Aynsley, recently shared valuable insights on the strategic role of their Khorfakkan Port in the cargo industry. With its prime location and state-of-the-art infrastructure, Khorfakkan Port has emerged as a key player in facilitating the smooth movement of cargo across the region. During a recent industry interview, ......read more

DP World's Cargoes Community Vessel Status Dashboard goes Live in Jeddah…

NEW DASHBOARD PROVIDES REAL TIME VESSEL STATUS UPDATES TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND VISIBILITY OF SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA Dubai, UAE – 29 May 2023: CARGOES Community by DP World has launched a new dashboard for shipping lines at the company’s Jeddah terminal, bringing the customer experience fully digital. With this update, CARGOES Community System is now one of ......read more

Zelenskyy's Sixth ‘Grain from Ukraine' Ship Arrives in Yemen with Aid to Tackle Famine…

• A vessel carrying 30,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat to Yemen    • Shipment supported by WFP, governments of the United States, France and Spain    • Over USD $200 million in donations raised for Grain from Ukraine programme    April 17, 2023 – As part of Volodymyr Zelenskyy's ‘Grain from Ukraine’ humanitarian ......read more

Khalifa Port Achieves a Guinness World RecordsTM Title for the Largest Shipping Container Logo…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 February 2023:  Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi’s flagship deep-water port, has set a new Guinness World Records™ title for assembling the Largest shipping container logo/image. The Khalifa Port team assembled 676 containers in the shape of AD Ports Group’s logo at its South Quay to earn the new Guinness World Records™ title. The total ......read more

Emirates Post Group Launches New Stamp Highlighting Cultural Position of Louvre Abu Dhabi…

February 7, 2023:  Emirates Post Group, in collaboration with Louvre Abu Dhabi, launched a special commemorative stamp that highlights the significance of the museum in celebrating the long-standing cultural heritage of the UAE. The stamp further emphasises the pioneering position of Louvre Abu Dhabi as a hub for cultures and human civilisation, along with being a sanctuary for arts, museums ......read more

Etihad Cargo Flies High, Surpassing Operational Performance Targets in 2022…

• Etihad Cargo has achieved 80.5 per cent OTP for freighter departures and 84.1 per cent OTP for freighter arrivals, ahead of its 80 per cent target   • The carrier surpassed its 85 per cent DAP target, achieving 86.6 per cent   • PharmaLife performance continued to outpace previous years, driven by the launch of new product features, a commitment to ......read more

UPS Releases 4Q 2022 Earnings…

• Consolidated Revenues of $27.0B, Down 2.7% from Last Year • Consolidated Operating Margin of 11.8%; Adjusted Consolidated Operating Margin of 14.1% • Diluted EPS of $3.96; Adjusted Diluted EPS Up 0.8% Over Last Year to $3.62 • Declares a Quarterly Dividend of $1.62, a Per Share Increase of 6.6%, and Authorizes a New $5B Share Repurchase Program, Replacing the ......read more

Emirates Post Group Collaborates with Egypt Post to Launch New Stamp that Celebrates 50th ...…

On the sidelines of the 42nd meeting of Arab Permanent Postal Commission 19, January 2023:  On the sidelines of the 42nd meeting of Arab Permanent Postal Commission, Emirates Post Group, in collaboration with Egypt Post, announced the issuance of a joint commemorative stamp in celebration of 50 years of bilateral relations between the UAE and Egypt. The stamp echoes five decades of ......read more

Etihad Cargo Boosts China Capacity with Additional Shanghai Freighter Service…

• From 2 February 2023, Etihad Cargo will operate an additional direct freighter service to Shanghai, bringing the total number of freighter flights to eight per week    • Etihad will also introduce an additional passenger flight to Shanghai from the same week, bringing the total cargo capacity out of Shanghai to 850 tons per week and the total number of direct passenger ......read more

Emirates Post Group issues commemorative stamps to celebrate 25th anniversary of the Dubai ...…

22 November 2022; Emirates Post Group, in collaboration with the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, issued commemorative stamps to celebrate the award’s 25th anniversary, document its journey and introduce its activities. Obaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Emirates Post Group, said: “We are honoured to collaborate with the Dubai International Holy Quran ......read more

Emirates Post Group issues stamp celebrating 10th anniversary of Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...…

16 November 2022   In collaboration with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), Emirates Post Group (EPG) issued a commemorative stamp in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Award. Three illuminated images are featured on the stamp, representing the visual passion, which has been passed down through three generations of ......read more

Globe Air Cargo USA is 30 and is Aging like Fine Wine…

Globe Air Cargo USA will be celebrating this month 30 years of unequalled success in the North America market.   Globe Air Cargo USA, a subsidiary of the ECS Group, counts on an amazing team of 61 proud and loyal airfreight professionals working from 8 offices strategically located in all the major US gateways: New York, Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and ......read more

Neste and CargoAi Launch Partnership offering Freight Forwarders and their Clients an option to ...…

CargoAi, airfreight’s fastest growing digital enabler, and Neste, the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), announce a pioneering partnership which enables freight forwarders and their clients to significantly reduce the carbon emissions of their cargo transport through the voluntary purchase of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™. Freight forwarders ......read more

Emirates Post launches new kiosks in major shopping centers in Dubai to simplify customer experience…

October 18, 2022: As part of Emirates Post’s ongoing network expansion strategy aimed at increasing the number of locations and channels for customers the official postal operator and leading express provider in the UAE, has launched new "Emirates Post Kiosks" in some of Dubai’s leading shopping centres including The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Al Waha Mall, and Madina ......read more

Ministry Of Energy and Infrastructure Launches “UAE Maritime Network” To Reinforce Maritime ...…

● Al Mansouri: Launching the Maritime Network is one of our key initiatives in preparation for the next 50 years, especially since the maritime sector contributes more than AED 90 billion annually to the UAE’s economy ● Al Malek: The Network is a result of unifying all strategic sectors as we seek to create an inclusive and comprehensive platform for all the key industry ......read more

Seatrade Maritime Event Returns to Dubai in 2023…

The refreshed and reinvented event will now include Logistics for the first time since its inception UAE – Dubai – 15th  of September 2022: Seatrade Maritime will bring its flagship Middle East conference & exhibition now titled Seatrade Maritime and Logistics Middle East back to Dubai in May 2023, under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, as part ......read more

Emirates Post organises first eCommerce Annual Conference in Dubai…

The event brought together industry leaders and clients from top eCommerce brands to share best practices September 15, 2022: Emirates Post, the official postal operator and leading express provider in the UAE, organised its first ever eCommerce Annual Conference today (September 15) that brought together industry leaders and clients to share ideas and discuss new trends in the sector. The ......read more

Dante Genomics partners with Emirates Post to deliver advanced genomic services in UAE…

The partnership aims to enable universal access to genomic-driven wellness and longevity June 22, 2022: Emirates Post, the official postal operator and leading express provider in the UAE, has partnered with Dante Genomics, a global leader in genomics and precision medicine, to facilitate the availability of advanced genomic services across the UAE in line with the nation’s vision of ......read more

Emirates Post Group signs partnership agreement with Public Prosecution of Ras Al Khaimah to offer ...…

June 09, 2022: Emirates Post Group and the Public Prosecution of Ras Al Khaimah signed a partnership agreement, to provide clients of the Public Prosecution office with seamless delivery services. Under the agreement, the Public Prosecution of Ras Al Khaimah will take advantage of Emirates Post Group’s extensive network to provide convenient and quick delivery services to its customers. ......read more

Ajman Free Zone eco-friendly zone warehouses achieve LEED gold certification…

June 8, 2022: Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) eco-friendly zone warehouses have received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification after fulfilling all the requirements prescribed within the LEED rating system as created and maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED certification program is administered by the Green Business Certification INC. The criteria ......read more

Emirates Post unveils new services at Seamless 2022…

Latest customer and tech-driven portfolio showcased under three categories, ‘eCommerce,’ ‘Digitization,’ and ‘Sustainability’ May 31, 2022: Emirates Post, the official postal operator and leading express provider in the UAE, launched today (Tuesday, May 31, 2022), its latest range of advanced services as part of its broader customer-digital, and ......read more

Emirates Post wins ‘Amazon Best Carrier of the Year 2021' award in MENA region…

98.8% average delivery time estimate accuracy and over 90% success in delivery on the first attempt throughout 2021 May 23, 2022: Emirates Post, the official postal operator and leading express provider in the UAE, has been awarded the ‘Amazon Best Carrier of the Year 2021’ in MENA region by Amazon, the company’s last-mile delivery solution partner. The award comes in ......read more

Emirates Post advises customers to stay vigilant in avoiding scam emails…

April 29, 2022: Emirates Post has been closely monitoring and coordinating with the relevant authorities, in addition to running awareness campaigns on social media in an effort to combat the spread of fraudulent schemes circulating among customers. Emirates Post advise customers to exercise extreme caution when interacting with emails claiming to be from Emirates Post. Emirates Post asserted ......read more

UAE Recognises Croatian Register of Shipping to Issue Statutory Certificates…

CRS’ pursuit to be accredited in the UAE is a testament of the national maritime sector’s capabilities, which attracts leading global maritime companies Dubai, UAE, 18th April 2022: As part of its role in regulating the maritime sector in the UAE, the Maritime Administration at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Croatian ......read more

Pharma.Aero, the University of Antwerp, Khalifa University Abu Dhabi and HOPE Consortium launch the ...…

Following last year’s well-perceived first Masterclass on Pharma Logistics - an international joint initiative between the air cargo industry and world-renowned academic institutions – a second edition will be launched in 2022 at Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi Campus. Apart from highlighting the current critical aspects of pharma logistics, this Masterclass aims to create a ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding launches GoGreen Plus Service to reduce Emissions in Air Freight…

After the successful implementation in ocean freight, customers can now easily book GoGreen Plus for air freight The launch is a key milestone in making the global logistics industry greener GoGreen Plus is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group's mid-term sustainability roadmap for 2030, working towards net zero emission by 2050 Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL Global ......read more

DHL Drives the Energy Revolution with Region's First-Ever Electric Vehicle and Battery Logistics ...…

 The 23,500 -sqm facility provides end-to-end aftermarket solutions for EV batteries  An ideal plug-in option for the region's EV circular economy supply chain, DHL clients get cost-effective, compliant, and safe battery storage solutions   Dubai, UAE - March 2, 2022: The region’s first-ever electric vehicle (EV) and battery logistics hub is now open in ......read more

Kanoo Africa Gets Nominated to Provide Logistics, Shore Support for Weddell Sea Project…

Kanoo Africa, a segment of Kanoo Shipping—a division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo—has been nominated to provide logistics and shore support for the Weddell Sea Project. The Weddell Sea Project is an expedition that aims to locate the ‘Endurance’ which was trapped in the ice during Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1915).  The expedition ......read more

Emirates Post Group secures ISO 9001:2015 Certificates for another three years…

Five certificates by TÜV NORD reaffirm Group’s organizational efficiency and quality management system February 2, 2021-  Emirates Post Group (EPG) has strengthened its position as an organization that adheres to the highest standards of quality, productivity and efficiency after being recertified and was awarded an ISO 9001:2015 certificates for another three years by TÜV ......read more

Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition concludes on a high note…

First international philatelic exhibition in the region showcases wide range of stamp collections of cultural and historical significance January 24, 2022: Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition, the first international philatelic exhibition in the region, ended with great success on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, coinciding with Expo 2020 Dubai, the event ......read more

High turnout of stamp collectors and enthusiasts recorded on days 2 and 3 of Emirates Post-led ...…

Seminars staged during event, including forum on role of postage stamps in promoting world peace January 21, 2022:  A large number of stamp and coin collectors and enthusiasts gathered on the second and third days of the ongoing ‘Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition’ in Dubai to take part in the global event’s forums and activities. Hosted by Emirates Post Group in ......read more

Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition spotlighting the rich history of postage stamps and promotes ...…

Emirates Post Group issues stamps to commemorate region’s first international philatelic exhibition January 19, 2022: Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition, the first international philatelic exhibition in the region, hosted by Emirates Post Group and the Emirates Philatelic Association, kicked off today (Wednesday, January 19, 2022) at the Dubai Exhibition Centre in the Expo 2020 site in ......read more

Emirates Post Group in collaboration with Emirates Philatelic Association. UAE to host first ...…

174 competition class frames from 27 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, America, and Oceania January 10, 2022: Emirates Post Group in collaboration with the Emirates Philatelic Association will host the  ‘Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition,’ from January 19-23, 2022 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre Expo 2020 located at the venue of ongoing world exposition. ......read more

AD Ports Group Launches KIZAD Communities for Integrated Employee Accommodation Solutions in Abu ...…

End-to-End Services for Staff Residential Communities Including New Developments and Property Management Solutions      Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 January 2022: AD Ports Group has announced the launch of KIZAD Communities Development & Services Company, a project that aims to champion the staff wellbeing across the full value chain. KIZAD Communities will provide integrated ......read more

Emirates Post Group issues Qasr Al Watan commemorative stamps …

January 3, 2022: Recognizing the cultural legacy of postage stamps and the role they play in promoting, preserving, and commemorating the heritage and national history of a nation, Emirates Post Group unveiled– commemorative stamps in celebration of the Palace of the Nation, 'Qasr Al Watan'.    The stamp – which simulates the mesmerizing dome at the Palace – ......read more

AD Ports Group Achieves Historic Milestones in 2021…

Key partnerships, Enhanced Infrastructure and Industry Support Positioned Leading Company for Further Growth in 2022     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 December 2021: AD Ports Group emerged from a challenging 2020 , when the global shipping industry was disrupted by COVID-19, to build a strong trajectory of growth throughout 2021, achieving a series of historic milestones and expanding ......read more

Emirates Post Group and General Authority of Sports launch commemorative UAE Sport in 50 Years stamp…

December 27, 2021– Emirates Post Group, in collaboration with the General Authority of Sports, has announced the issuance of the commemorative stamp titled ‘UAE Sport in 50 Years’ in celebration of the nation’s milestones in sports over the last five decades. The stamp showcases the most significant achievements of Emirati athletes in the regional and global sports ......read more

Emirates Post Group Releases Commemorative Stamps to mark Ministry of Interior's Golden Jubilee…

December 23, 2021:  Emirates Post Group has released commemorative postage stamps in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ministry of Interior and in conjunction with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee. The new stamps celebrate the Ministry’s journey and achievements over the past 50 years in maintaining security and safety in local communities and helping enhance the quality of life ......read more

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