Saturday 30 August 2014

Sohar cargo ops to boost Oman growth

The transfer of most commercial cargo activities from Muscat port to Sohar, is critical to boosting tourism and future industrial development in Oman, according to leading international real estate consultancy Cluttons. The Oman government’s deadline for receiving container


Global aluminium firms upbeat on outlook

For the world's hard-pressed aluminium producers the current outlook is the rosiest in many years. Russian giant UC Rusal, for example, has just returned to profit for the first time in five consecutive quarters. That's largely thanks to the combination of


Doha’s New Port to be operational by 2016

The first phase of the QR27 billion ($7.4 billion) worth New Port Project is set to be operational by the end of 2016 with the initial capacity to accommodate two million containers, said a report. It eventually be increased to six million containers once the project is fully com


Brussels airport is Iata certified as pharma hub

Brussels Airport has become the first European hub for pharmaceutical freight using the International Air Transport Association’s (Iatas) global certification programme for shipping cold-chain pharmaceuticals. The Iata centre of excellence for independent validators (Ceiv) pharma


Discounts battle on the high seas hurting carriers

The global ocean freight business including the majority of carriers and forwarders rely on discounts, not on value-driving sales activities, to generate business, a report said, adding fewer price battles would do the industry some good. The ocean freight industry has been suffe


Riyadh industrial sector Q2 performance ‘solid’

More than 10.1 million sq m of manufacturing land is set to enter Riyadh’s industrial manufacturing sector, as it showed solid performance over the last year up to the second quarter of this year, said a report. According to Colliers International’s Riyadh Industrial


New GM for TNT Express Egypt

TNT Express Middle East has appointed Mohamed Kamal as the country general manager for TNT Express Egypt. With over 20 years of experience, Kamal has previously held senior management roles within the industry across both the Middle East and Asian countries. Kamal&


Emerson expands Jubail plant capabilities

Emerson Process Management, a global manufacturing and technology company, has expanded the capabilities of its Jubail facility in Saudi Arabia to include the production, testing, and servicing of pressure reducing regulators. The Emerson Jubail facility, opened in 2011 in partnership


Datamatix to host food suppliers summit

Datamatix, a leading conferences, knowledge and events management services provider, will host the 'Second GCC Food Suppliers and Manufacturers Summit' next month. The conference will be held on September 24 at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The conference will highl


Iata appoints new director of safety

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has announced the appointment of Rodolfo Quevedo as director of safety. Quevedo will join Iata’s Safety and Flight Operations team on September 2, 2014 and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for cabin safety,

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