Friday 22 March 2019

Iata launches new certification for perishable products

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has launched a new industry certification — the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh) — to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products. Alexandre de Juniac, Iata’s


Seraphim sets up new solar module factory in China

Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co (Seraphim), a leading solar product manufacturer in China, has recently set up a new plant in Northern China's Shanxi province to mainly produce high-efficiency half-cell modules. The new plant, set up jointly with Shanxi Lu'An Photovoltai


Air cargo industry must focus on key priorities: Iata

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximised. The three priorities are: a


Dubai South to offer freelance work permits

Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC), which is the licensing and regulatory body for Dubai South free zones, has announced that freelancers can now avail the opportunity to work under a freelancer work permit. The initiative is in line with global trends of a growing number of


First Filipino food industry conference held in Abu Dhabi

The first Filipino food industry conference, FilFood 2019, was successfully held at Grand Millennium Al Wahda Hotel, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. UAE nationals and residents will soon enjoy more nutritious, halal-certified, ethical and traceable Philippine produce and ingredients that go i


Leading global exhibitors to participate in Gulf Print & Pack

Almost half of the exhibitors taking part at the upcoming Gulf Print & Pack 2019 hail from outside the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, said the organisers. The event, a leading trade show for the commercial and package printing sector in the Middle East, will take


Nigeria firm signs deal with Damen for 2 patrol vessels

Damen Shipyards Group and Homeland Integrated Offshore Services of Lagos have signed a contract in Singapore for the delivery of two additional Damen 3307 Patrol Vessels. This further increases the total number of these vessels in the Homeland fleet with the first ordered in 2014


UAE-US non-oil trade volume reached $30bn in 2017

The non-oil trade volume between UAE and US touched $30.6 billion in 2017, according to a report. A report issued by the UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE) on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Policy Review of the US shows that despite shifts in the US trade policy towa


GCC’s ageing population to drive pharma market

The implications of an ageing population on the pharmaceuticals industry will be one of the main topics to be highlighted at the CPhI Middle East and Africa, a leading global pharmaceutical event, to be held later this year in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event returns after its successfu


Maritime to play big role in Saudi development: minister

Saudi Arabia will continue to promote its maritime industry, successfully linking three continents, to make the kingdom a global logistics centre, said a senior official. Dr Nabel Bin Mohammed Al Amudi, Minister of Transport of Saudi Arabia, inaugurated the second Saudi Maritime

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