UAE

Bahri, Bunge inaugurate dry bulk joint venture

With plans to ship over 5 million metric tons of dry bulk commodities in its first year, the new company will step up the import and export of dry bulk goods and ocean freight material in and out of the Middle East, while strengthening the operations of Bahri Dry Bulk.

Operations officially start at Fujairah Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports informed of the official commencement of operations of Fujairah Terminals in the East coast of the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this year, Abu Dhabi Ports signed a 35-year concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, under which it established “Fujairah Terminals”.

Fujairah terminals welcomes first vessel after concession deal

The newly established Fujairah Terminals welcomed Dubai Alliance, the first ship to arrive at the terminal, which is wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, following the signing of a concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah in June this year.

DMCA discusses progress in registration and licensing services

The Dubai Maritime City Authority informed that it shared experience in maritime registration and licensing services with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi, during their recently held meeting, with the aim to reinforce UAE’s position as one of the most important maritime and logistics capitals in the world.

UAE's P&O ports to operate french container terminal

DP World-owned P&O Ports announced that it secured a three-year management contract to operate the container terminal in the Port de Sète in the south of France. Port de Sète is strategically located as an entry point to the Region Auvergne-Rhône with direct inland waterway communications.

Abu Dhabi Ports opens new upgraded Delma port

On July 6, Abu Dhabi Ports inaugurated Delma Port, strategically located on the eastern side of Delma Island, that is expected to serve as an upgraded multipurpose port, capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and fishing vessels. This is aligned with the 2030 vision plan, calling for an effective transportation system and sustainable sea transport.

Abu Dhabi inks concession agreement to operate Fujairah port

Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah signed a 35 year concession agreement, for the establishment of “Fujairah Terminals”, a new operational arm wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports. The agreement will grant Abu Dhabi Ports the exclusivity to enhance existing infrastructure and itt further extends this exclusivity throughout the emirate of Fujairah for Container business.

Shipping companies should plan for prolonged Qatar disruption

International law firm Ince & Co has advised shipping and transportation companies with cargo interests in Qatar to plan for a period of disruption and uncertainty, following the decision by a number of Qatar’s neighbours and other nations to cut diplomatic ties and close borders with the Gulf State.

Ships affected after diplomatic crisis in Middle East

As of 6 June 2017, ports across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are closed to ships flying Qatari flags. Some ports may also be closed to ships, irrespective of their flag, that are destined for or arriving from Qatari ports, which in practice, means a trade embargo.

Dubai is looking to develop maritime sector

The Dubai Maritime City Authority has announced plans to enhance the competitiveness of the UAE’s maritime industry. In this context, the DMCA hosted on May 24, a delegation from the Ajman Tourism Development Department, to share its pioneering experience at the national level. In addition, the city is looking into investing a $1 billion fund focused on shipping.

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