Monday 1 September 2014

Tasneef to classify Drydocks marine fleet

Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) has entered into a deal with Drydocks World, a Dubai-based maritime service provider, to provide classification and maritime surveying services to its fleet comprising 11 ships including a marine excavator. The contract was signed in the


Sipchem affiliate shuts plant for upgrade

Saudi International Petrochemical Co (Sipchem) said on Sunday that an affiliate had suspended butanediol production for scheduled maintenance to improve the efficiency of operations. Sipchem said in a bourse filing that the shutdown of the International Diol Co plant, which has a


Turkish Cargo expands freighter service to Hyderabad

Turkish Cargo, one of the most prominent cargo airlines throughout the Far East, has expanded its freighter services, by launching weekly freighter services from Hyderabad starting from August 28. This freighter service marks Turkish Airlines' first presence in the concerning


Bahrain Logistics inks key tenancy deal

The Bahrain Logistics Zone (BLZ), part of the kingdom’s Transportation Ministry, has signed a tenancy agreement with Logistics Village Management, a subsidiary of Al Kooheji Contracting, a leader in warehouses and logistics facilities. The lease agreement was signed by Tran


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


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&

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