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Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Airports, Abu Dhabi Food Hub to set up air corridor for food trade image Getty Images

Abu Dhabi moves to bolster air corridor for food trade

The launch of the Fresh Corridor 2.0 will encourage two-way food trade between the UAE and the rest of the world bringing food products into the UAE

Mawani posts 12.07% surge in container handling

Saudi Arabia’s Mawani posts 12.07% surge in container handling

The authority achieved its highest-ever monthly container handling statistics in May 2023, with an 18.8 per cent increase in containers handled at its ports

AD Ports Group creates Khalifa Port drydocks

UAE’s AD Ports Group to support cruise tourism in Egypt  

The collaboration will see AD Ports Group investing $3m over 15 years in the management and operation of the three cruise terminals to provide new services, improve access for cruise operators and add new itineraries

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World’s shipping costs skyrocketing because of Red Sea woes

Container and freight costs are starting to surge owing to the challenges being experienced in the Red Sea

Another country added to UAE’s banned ships list

Ships flying the Cameroon flag have been added to a list of banned vessels by the UAE

Aramex, Odys Aviation to explore unmanned aerial vehicle cargo delivery Image Aramex

Aramex, Odys Aviation to explore unmanned aerial vehicle cargo delivery in region

The partnership will enhance Aramex’s operations in the UAE, Oman and further afield


Aldar Properties invests Dhs1bn to expand logistics portfolio

The developer has acquired 7 Central logistics hub from Seven Seas Steel Industries in Dubai Investments Park, with an adjacent plot to build further logistics

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Shipping traffic through Suez Canal down 20% due to Middle East tensions

The Suez Canal is an important source of dollar revenues for Egypt

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How could Red Sea tensions affect oil and gas shipping?

About 12 per cent of world shipping traffic transits the canal and 4-8 per cent of global LNG cargoes have passed through it in 2023

Noatum acquires APM Terminals Castellón for EUR10m

AD Ports Group’s Noatum acquires APM Terminals Castellón for EUR10m

The deal allows Noatum Terminal Castellón to expand its operational capacity for bulk, general cargo, and container processing

AD Ports Group to operate Egypt’s Safaga terminal

AD Ports signs concession deal to operate Egypt’s Safaga terminal

The 810,000 square metre project will have a dock length of 1,100 metres and a depth of 17 metres

Saudi’s Mawani inks four contracts worth SAR1bn

Saudi Arabia’s Mawani signs four contracts worth SAR1bn

The authority signed the contracts with Zamil Marine Services and Naghi Marine Company to provide diverse maritime services

DP World to move headquarters to Expo City Dubai

DP World to relocate global head office to Expo City Dubai

The new head office provides a platform for clients and partners to engage with the port operator’s entire portfolio


Oil shipments on Maersk vessels could re-route via Cape: Reports

The Middle East crisis is already raising shipping and insurance costs through the critical Red Sea area

DP World, IRENA sign agreement to decarbonise ports and maritime and logistics sector Image WAM

Dubai’s DP World, IRENA to decarbonise ports, maritime, logistics sectors

DP World has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero carbon by 2050

Dubai Customs notches up 13% surge in transactions

Dubai’s reputation as one of the top global shipping hubs is further entrenched amid a rise in customs transactions this year.

Aramex opens advanced cargo delivery centre in Oman

Oman: Aramex opens new advanced courier operation facility

Featuring the latest sorting and processing technology to ensure precision, the new facility is equipped with non-stop CCTV surveillance, improved access control, and strict security protocols

ADNOC L&S nine-month net profit up 162%

ADNOC L&S nine-month net profit up 162%, announces interim dividend

The company’s board of directors approved an interim cash dividend of $65m (Dhs239m) for Q2 2023, equivalent to 3.2 fils per share

Ad Ports Group acquires 10 offshore vessels for $200m HQ-e1680508778804

Abu Dhabi: AD Ports Group purchases 10 offshore vessels to bolster regional operations

AD Ports’ acquisition signifies an increase of around 20 per cent in offshore and subsea capacity for the group, boosting Middle East and Southeast Asia operations


Maersk to cut at least 10,000 jobs as shipping boom unravels

The company kept its full-year guidance for revenue and operating profit but now expects both to land at the lower end of the range


Saudi’s NEOM sets up $10bn JV with Denmark’s DSV

The JV is expected to create more than 20,000 work opportunities

DP World has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) to operate and modernise the multi-purpose Dar es Salaam Port Image WAM

DP World signs 30-year concession to operate multi-purpose Dar Es Salaam Port

DP World will initially invest more than $250m to upgrade the port and the investment could increase to $1bn during the concession period

DHL acquires remaining shares in Danzas AEI Emirates image DHL

DHL to acquire remaining shares in Danzas AEI Emirates

Danzas AEI Emirates to be fully integrated into DHL Global Forwarding network and to re-brand to the DHL brand

AD Ports Group’s Noatum buys Sesé Auto Logistics

AD Ports Group’s Noatum acquires Sesé Auto Logistics

The deal implies an enterprise value to EBITDA ratio of around 3.5x based on the company’s last twelve months performance to August 2023

Interview with Tarek Sultan of Agility

Interview: Agility’s Tarek Sultan on the company’s expansion strategy and sustainability goals

The vice chairman of Agility shines the spotlight on the company’s growth and sustainability strategies, and how the company is supporting SMEs and fair trade

DP World invested $6bn to become supply chain behemoth

Dubai’s DP World invested $6bn to become supply chain giant

The state-owned firm has undertaken substantial investments spanning multiple countries across the globe

ISCD Index 2023 Dubai ranks among top maritime hubs globally Image Dubai Media Office

Dubai retains spot among top five global maritime centres: ISCD Index

Dubai is the only Arab city on the Index that features 20 of the world’s most prominent international maritime centres

COP28 appoints Kuehne+Nagel as freight forwarding and logistics partner Image Kuehne + Nagel

COP28 appoints Kuehne+Nagel as freight forwarding, logistics partner

 At Expo City Dubai, Kuehne+Nagel will be the sole ground handler for all logistics activities on-site, like building country pavillions and stages for panel discussions

Fertiglobe, AD Ports to explore supply chain opportunities

Fertiglobe, AD Ports partner to explore supply chain opportunities

The two entities agreed to leverage AD Ports’ cargo handling and storage infrastructure to advance urea and ammonia storage and shipping capabilities

Saudi Arabia SPARK logistics zone to open in 2024 Image SPARK

Saudi Arabia: King Salman Energy Park’s Logistics Zone to begin operations in 2024

The zone will be operated by SPARK Logistics, a JV between SPARK and Hutchison Ports and will handle ten million metric tonnes of cargo