Saturday 1 November 2014

DHL appoints new manager for MEA operations

DHL Express, the world's leading logistics provider, has appointed Gary Owen as the new general manager for its Middle East and Africa distribution hub, headquartered in Bahrain. With more than 26 years of experience in the logistics industry, over half of which have been spe


Acer releases three new projectors

Acer, a multinational hardware and electronics corporation, today announced the release of three new short-throw models to renew its S1 projector series, which are specifically designed for the education sector. These projectors ensure smooth functionality in lecture halls and cl


Mena packaging industry to hit $52bn

The food and beverage sector is the largest contributor to the Middle East and North Africa’s packaging industry which is set to hit $52.4 billion by 2019,  according to a recent report. Leading global packaging technology providers will converge at Gulfood Manufacturi


Dubai’s foreign trade grown over ten years

“Dubai’s foreign trade experienced a five-fold growth from Dh252 billion ($68 million) in 2003 to Dh1.329 trillion ($361 billion) in 2013, while during the first six months of 2014, it neared Dh654 billion ($178 billion), said, Dubai Customs’ director, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih.


Corodex, Eflochem unveil new products at Seatrade

Corodex Marine and Eflochem, companies under the Concorde – Corodex Group (CCG), a leading provider of fire protection, water and waste treatment and environmental services in the region, has launched its latest range of products at a leading maritime market exhibition starting today (Oct


Napco orders two latest extrusion presses

Oman-based National Aluminium Products Company (Napco), one of the leading extruders of aluminium profiles in the GCC, has signed a contract with a leading European supplier for two extrusion presses as part of its aggressive plans to increase production. The strategic partnershi


Mitsubishi delivers crane with new control system

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a multi-national engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company, has completed delivery of the first three units of a 50-tonne deck crane featuring a newly-developed synchronised control system. The new control system will be used for a lon


DP World throughput jumps 9pc to 45m TEUs in nine months

DP World, a UAE-based marine terminal operator, handled 44.8 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its portfolio of container terminals during the first nine months of 2014, with gross container volumes growing by 9 per cent compared to last year. The growth for the n


Savola director wins Young Executive award

Tarik M Ismail, director of corporate affairs, sustainability and board secretary of the Saudi Arabia-based Savola Group recently won the "Young Executive of the Year Award" at the GCC edition of Asian Leadership Awards in Dubai, UAE. Dr Abdulraouf Mohammad A Mannaa, CE


Asry, Fire Security sign key agreement

Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company (Asry), a leading ship and rig repair yard based in Bahrain, has signed a deal with Fire Security Middle East (FSME)  to enhance business opportunities for both the companies. It will also help Asry provide specialised services relat

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