Wednesday 20 August 2014

Intertek expands AeroCheck network into UAE

Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries, is expanding its global network of AeroCheck laboratories into the UAE. The UAE is a major and growing aviation hub for the Gulf and the Middle Eastern region, said a statement.


Emirates SkyCargo to launch freighter service to Basel

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to further strengthen trade lanes between Switzerland and its worldwide network with the introduction of a weekly freighter service between Basel and Dubai. The new freighter flight, starting September 21, will supplement the


Bahrain firm, Egypt army win massive Suez project

Egypt has chosen a consortium that includes the Egyptian army and Bahrain-registered engineering firm Dar Al-Handasah Shair and Partners to develop an industrial and logistics hub in the Suez Canal area. The Suez Canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and bri


Industrial services revenue to hit $818m

The industrial services market has earned revenues of $549.3 million in 2013 and is estimated to reach $818.5 million in 2018, at a growth rate of 8.3 per cent per annum, according to a recent analysis. The new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, titled ‘Strategic Analysis


Savola confirms talks with Americana shareholder

Major Saudi Arabian food producer Savola Group said on Tuesday it had conducted preliminary talks with one of the largest shareholders in Kuwait Food Co (Americana) on a potential purchase of that shareholder's stake. Savola said it had signed a non-disclosure agreement with


Emirates Steel focuses on value-added products

Emirates Steel, a leading steelmaker in the UAE, is set to expand its global presence and add more value-added steel to its product basket. The company’s plan is to sharpen its focus on high-margin, high-strength value-added products (VAPs), said a statement.


Americana says no knowledge of Savola talks

Kuwait Food Company (Americana) said on Monday that it had no knowledge of any talks with Saudi Arabia's Savola Group on a possible acquisition of Americana. "The board and executive administration deny knowledge of any negotiations with Savola regarding an acquisition o


DMCA, Indian Consul discuss maritime prospects

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) and the Deputy Consul General of India in the emirate recently discussed future maritime cooperation and opportunities to further reinforce their strong partnership. During the meeting between DMCA and Muraleedharan K at DMCA headquarter in Du


Yahsat appoints RSA Logistics as distribution hub

RSA Logistics (RSA), a leading Dubai-based third party logistics provider, has been appointed as the local hub to distribute equipment required for consumers to connect to Yahclick satellite broadband internet services. The YahClick-satellite broadband internet service provides afforda


Bahrain-Saudi causeway trucks waiting time cut

Waiting times for trucks at the Bahrain customs area at King Fahad Causewayi have been slashed by a third in one month, a report said. Loaded trucks have had a waiting period reduced from 757 minutes to 505 minutes, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN). Efforts are u

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