#Logistics

Amazon startups

Amazon backs Saudi entrepreneurs to establish logistics startups

The programme aims to establish more than 30 new startups and create hundreds of job opportunities during the first three years

AD Ports Group

AD Ports Group to launch logistics and freight services in Uzbekistan

The joint venture with Enter Engineering Group will include sea, land and rail logistics, warehousing, contract logistics and customs clearance

Ajman Free Zone

Ajman Free Zone reports 45% growth in e-commerce sector in 2022

Warehousing solutions are a core focus within the freezone’s operations

IATA freight DWC

UAE’s ICP, IATA partner to enhance freight security

The UAE will be the first country outside of the US and the EU to implement a PLACI regime to create a more secure air cargo supply chain in the country

Dubai Custom’s Logistics City Center clears Dhs1.6bn of goods in Q1 2022

The Dubai Logistics City Customs Center reported that it completed 48,000 transactions in the first quarter of this year

Aramex, what3words build on partnership to enhance last-mile delivery

What3words allows users to find, share and navigate to locations, anywhere in the world and the technology is available in 50 languages, including Arabic

Dnata Cologne Bonn Cargo Centre

UAE’s dnata expands global cargo operations by entering Germany

It has planned to acquire 100 per cent shares of Wisskirchen Handling Services, the exclusive operator of the Cologne Bonn Cargo Centre

Dubai Industrial City

Etihad Rail to build freight terminal at Dubai Industrial City

The 5.5 million sq ft terminal will have a capacity to handle 5 million tonnes

Abu Dhabi to house zero-waste wholesale food trading hub

The food hub will assemble wholesale buyers, sellers, logistics players and distributors from across the world

dnata amsterdam

UAE’s dnata invests over EUR200m to operate cargo facility at Schiphol airport

The dnata Cargo City Amsterdam is scheduled to become operational in 2024 and will be capable of processing over 850,000 tonnes of cargo annually

Dubai: DP World’s new platform to facilitate paperless trade

Cargoes Customs provides an intelligence-enabled, unified customs operating model that optimises border management and revenue collection activities

How demand for warehousing space is gathering pace in Dubai

With the logistics sector dominating the market for new leasing, demand for warehousing space is gradually ticking

China’s ByteDance invests in Dubai-based logistics startup iMile Delivery

The fresh capital will support iMile’s plans to hire more engineers in China and invest in its technology

Zanzibar airport

UAE’s dnata to provide services at Zanzibar airport

It involves an investment of over $7m and will reportedly create up to 400 direct local jobs

Emirates skycargo

UAE’s Emirates SkyCargo signs e-commerce MoU with Emirates Post

The partnership will focus mainly on serving markets in the Middle East, Africa and West Asia

Saudi Crown Prince plans emissions-free industry hub ‘floating’ on sea

The project, dubbed ‘Oxagon’, will feature a port and a logistics hub

Gaurav Biswas, founder and CEO, TruKKer

How TruKKer plans to expand rapidly within the MENA region

Saudi logistics and technology startup TruKKer launched operations in four additional markets in a single month – and there’s more to come. Founder and CEO Gaurav Biswas shares his vision

How the pandemic has reinvented trade

The demand for more seamless and end-to-end logistics services has risen dramatically to deal with market volatility

DP World

Dubai’s DP World reports volume growth of 11.9% in Q3 2021

DP World Limited handled 58.4 million TEU across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first nine months of 2021

Dubai’s Aramex in discussions to acquire Turkey’s MNG Kargo

Discussions are still in the early stages

Dubai Metro Tram

Keolis-MHI takes over operations and maintenance of Dubai Metro and Tram

The new contract between the Roads and Transport Authority and Keolis-MHI covers a period of 15 years

Dubai trade port

Dubai ranks fifth globally in the International Shipping Centre Development Index

The top four destinations include Singapore, London, Shanghai and Hong Kong

DHL Global Forwarding _ Amadou Diallo _ CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Middle East & Afria

Digital innovation in logistics sector is the key to success

The symbiosis of algorithms and humans will create a significant opportunity to improve supply chains

DP World

Dubai’s DP World reports 17.1% volume growth in Q2 2021

Jebel Ali in the UAE handled 3.4 million TEU in 2Q2021, up 4.2 per cent year-on-year

Dubai’s pharmaceuticals, medical supplies trade up 31% in Q1

Trade volumes also grew during the period to reach 48,600, up 47 per cent year-on-year

Dubai’s DP World acquires US-based logistics provider

The transaction is subject to customary completion conditions

Fujairah Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports opens expanded Dhs1bn Fujairah Terminals project

The terminal’s general cargo throughput will increase to 1.3 million tonnes and container capacity to 720,000 TEU

Abu Dhabi Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Terminals partners with Microsoft for AI-enabled container tracking solutions

The new technology will ensure 100 per cent traceability of containers, as well as the potential to launch an autonomous vehicle system

Dubai’s DP World appoints new CEO for UAE region

Abdulla Bin Damithan replaces Mohammed Al Muallem, who has been promoted to executive vice president

Aramex

Dubai-headquartered Aramex’s CEO Bashar Obeid resigns

He resigned on April 29 citing “personal reasons”