Wednesday 22 October 2014

Qatar Airways Cargo plans freighter service to Stavanger

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of a freighter service to Stavanger in Norway, effective November 3. Stavanger will be served once a week by an Airbus A330F freighter, with the freighter making a stop at Brussels before heading to Stavanger Airport and then returning


New cyber security task force to be set up in Bahrain

Bahrain could soon get an IT security task force to protect it from cyber attacks, according to a government expert. Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) director-general Shaikh Salman bin Mohammad Al Khalifa revealed a plan was already in motion to create such a unit, said a r


Aramex aims for two acquisitions in 2015

Dubai-listed logistics firm Aramex is targeting at least two acquisitions in 2015 as part of the company growth strategy, its founder and vice-chairman said on Monday. "We are going to grow through acquisitions, we are going to acquire next year and will be more aggressive,&


BCB’s inflatable body armour to be displayed at Milipol

BCB International will be displaying its Inflatable Body Armour System at the International Security event, Milipol in Qatar. The inflatable body armour system is proving extremely popular among Navies and Coastguards worldwide. The event, which began on October 20


Ma’aden to be sponsor of Arabal

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s leading aluminium producers, has announced Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) as the gold sponsor for the 18th International Arab Aluminium (Arabal) Conference. The company also announced Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)


Thales wins Qatar satcom deal

Thales, a leading global supplier of secure end-to-end satellite communication solutions, has won a contract to supply the Qatar Armed Forces with a military satellite communications system. The ground segment supplied by Thales will provide Qatari ground and naval forces with a


Expo to showcase top technologies for bakery sector

Global bakery associations and technology providers from more than 50 countries are set to showcase innovations and technologies at the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing event in Dubai, UAE, next month. Members of the US Bakery Equipment Manufacturers Association (Bema) and other l


UAE aims to become 'most innovative nation' in seven years

The UAE aims to become one of the most innovative countries in the world in the next seven years under a national strategy launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The National Innovation Strategy will foc


Steel as cheap as cabbage in China

Steel is now almost as cheap by weight as cabbage in China, reports said, as overcapacity is prompting Chinese steel enterprises to cut their prices in order to boost exports. Domestic steel prices in China have fallen for 12 straight weeks now, with the Steel Composite Price Ind


SAS appoints new GM for Middle East

SAS, a leader in business analytics software and services, has appointed Amir Sohrabi as general manager for the Gulf and emerging markets. In his new role, Sohrabi will be supporting the company’s future business direction by highlighting to its clients how SAS Technology

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