Wednesday 7 October 2015

Qatar Rail takes firemen delegation to Berlin Metro

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) recently organised a three-day work visit for a delegation of firemen from the Qatar General Directorate of Civil Defense to the city of Berlin, Germany. The visit was to learn about world-class fire drill, safety and control benchmarks and pro


Need for innovation in pharma sector highlighted

The importance of innovation in the healthcare industry and the pharmaceutical sector was highlighted by a senior official, at the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress, in Dubai, UAE. Inaugurating the event, Dr Amin Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary for public health and licensing, Minis


Light Middle East exhibitor numbers up 14pc

The 10th edition of Light Middle East, the region’s premier trade event for the lighting design and technology industry, which opened in Dubai today (October 6), is 14 per cent larger than the previous edition in both exhibitor numbers and exhibition space. The event was op


Seatrade event witnesses trade deals worth $40m

Contracts and projects worth up to $40 million were announced at the ongoing Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Firstly, Oman-based Renaissance Services SAOG announced that it had sold its subsidiary Topaz Engineering


German industry orders fall on weak non-euro zone demand

German industrial orders fell unexpectedly in August as demand from non-euro zone countries weakened, raising worries a slowdown in China will cut into exports from Europe's biggest economy. Contracts for German goods declined by 1.8 per cent on the month, said the economy mi


US cargo ship lost in hurricane

Missing cargo ship El Faro, hit by powerful Hurricane Joaquin, was undergoing engine room work before it sank off the Bahamas and one presumed crew member is confirmed dead, said the ship's owner. The US Coast Guard said the search continued for at least 32 other people, most


Sudan expects to hit record gold production in 2015

Sudan said it expects to produce 80 tonnes of gold in 2015, its minister of minerals said on Tuesday, topping last year's record-high production in the war-torn African nation. "In the first three quarters of the year we produced about 72 tonnes so we are on track for ou


VW South African unit’s cars comply with green laws

Volkswagen's South African unit has said that all its vehicles in Africa's most advanced economy are compliant with environmental laws, following the emissions testing scandal, which has rocked the global car industry. The South African business said its vehicles comply w


Iran’s Shahid Bahonar Port non-oil exports up 33pc

Iran’s non-oil exports from southern Shahid Bahonar Port during March 21 to September 22, showed an increase of 33 per cent compared to figures for the same period last year, a senior official was quoted as saying in a report. Director of the Ports and Maritime Office Moham


Searidge Remote system selected for Tirana Airport

Canada-based Searidge Technologies has announced that they have partnered with local agent Radio Frequency and Advance Engineering to offer their Remote Surface Management System to Tirana International Airport (TIA) in Albania.   Searidge Technologies is a leading technolog

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