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Uber targets freight, trucking businesses

With its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto, Uber Technologies is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry.

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Iranian ports handle 13pc increase in freight in August

Iranian ports recorded a 13 per cent increase in the amount of goods loaded/unloaded during August compared to the figure for the same month in 2015, said a report. A total of 23.83 million tonnes of oil and non-oil products were

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ME air freight demand climbs 3.2pc

Middle Eastern carriers saw air freight demand expand by 3.2 per cent and capacity rise 9.5 per cent in May 2016 compared to the same period last year, new data showed. Despite carriers in the region reporting the fastest growth i

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Siemens to upgrade Egypt railway network

Siemens has been awarded a contract by Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to modernise 260 km of railway network in Egypt with advanced technology for signalling, level-crossings and communications. The upgrades, which are part of a

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Siemens to upgrade Egypt railway network

Siemens has been awarded a contract by Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to modernise 260 km of railway network in Egypt with advanced technology for signalling, level-crossings and communications. The upgrades, which are part of a

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Middle East carriers post strong growth in freight

Middle Eastern carriers resumed their strong growth trend in air freight with freight tonne kilometers (FTK) expanding 8.8 per cent in January this year, compared to the same period last year. The The freight load factor (FLF) was broad

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Qatar, China in $6.4bn battle for Australian freight giant

Canada's Brookfield Asset Management is planning a fresh $6.4 billion bid for Australian port and rail firm Asciano with Qatar's sovereign fund, two sources told Reuters, widening the global battle for the haulage heavyweight.

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Mideast carriers' air freight grows 4pc

Middle Eastern carriers' air freight grew four per cent in December and for 2015 in total the region expanded 11.3 per cent compared to the previous year, according to recent figures.   The International Air

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DWC registers 15.9pc rise in freight traffic

Air freight traffic at Dubai World Central (DWC) rose 15.9 per cent during first nine months of the year, according to a report issued by operator Dubai Airports today (November 19). The year to date cargo as at the end of Septemb

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S Korea to limit freight rebate for non-Middle East crude oil to term deals

South Korea from the start of the next year will provide freight incentives for crude imports from regions other than the Middle East only if shipment is made under a term deal, an official at the energy ministry said.  

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