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Abu Dhabi to develop world’s first autonomous tugboats

Abu Dhabi Ports along with the vessel engineer Robert Allan Ltd., shake their hands in order to develop the world’s first fully unmanned autonomous commercial marine tugboats. Specifically, the tugs are expected to join SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Ports’ service arm, once completed. 

Abu Dhabi cruises partners with MSC Cruises

Abu Dhabi Ports announced the signing of a long-term agreement with MSC Cruises, meaning that the latter is now provided with berthing rights at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal and Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach.

ADNOC inks deal to convert LNG tanker for FSU charter

ADNOC L&S along with Atlantic Gulf & Pacific (AG&P) shake their hand and inked a 15-year agreement concerning a floating LNG storage unit in Karaikal, India.  Under the terms of the charter deal, ADNOC will provide one of its 8 LNG vessels, a 137.756 cbm Moss-type LNG tanker that would be converted to an FSU.

Eni and ADNOC ink agreement on CCUS development

On 20 January, the Italian energy company Eni along with the international oil company ADNOC, shake their hands and inked a strategic framework agreement. Through their collaboration both companies will further explore new opportunities in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS).

Companies selected for second round bids for Brazil’s refineries

In the second round of bidding for four of its refineries, Petrobras has allegedly selected four groups of companies. In fact, Reuter reports that the Chinese Sinopec, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment and the Brazilian companies Ultrapar Participações SA (UGPA3.SA) and Raizen have been chosen to go through to the next phase.

Abu Dhabi Ports’ Maqta Gateway heads towards digitalization

Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etisalat to boost digitalization across its port facilities, by launching technologies such as  cloud computing, IoT and big data, paving the way for a new era of digital transformation in the maritime sector.

Abu Dhabi Ports’ report increase in container volume in H1 2019

Abu Dhabi Ports revealed strong operational performance with significant volume growth in the first half of 2019. The company, as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, said its success was driven in part by concession agreements signed with maritime firms, such as Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and COSCO SHIPPING Ports.

Abu Dhabi’s KIZAD waives charges for 75% of services

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary announced that it has waived charges for 75% of services, following Abu Dhabi Government plan to attract further investment into the emirate. The new fee structure will be applicable from this month onwards.

Exports from Abu Dhabi ports up by 14.8%

The value of exports through Abu Dhabi ports grew 14.8% from AED 24.0 billion in the first quarter of 2018 to AED 27.6 billion in the same period of 2019, according to official figures released by Statistic Centre – Abu Dhabi, SCAD. As for imports, their value decreased by 7.7% from AED 26.2 billion in Q1 2018 to AED 24.2 billion in Q1 2019.

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