Tag: Middle East

COSCO and Abu Dhabi Ports inaugurate container terminal in Khalifa Port

COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) and Abu Dhabi Ports have held today the official inauguration ceremony for the CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal at the Khalifa Port, informs CSP. The high-level event was attended by officials from China and UAE as well as by senior management of both port operating companies. CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal is the […]

Gulftainer seeks new concessions to reach its growth target

Gulftainer concessions

Gulftainer plans to invest USD 3 bln over the next five years with financing from investors and banks, as the privately owned UAE port operator seeks to double its container capacity and acquire assets, informs The National quoting Gultainer’s CEO. Peter Richards, Group Chief Executive Officer, told the publication that the company wants to reach […]

Abu Dhabi Ports to trial its blockchain solution for international trade

Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports and its subsidiary Maqta Gateway LLC have started implementing the first international blockchain project in partnership with the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. This has been announced at GITEX Technology Week that is going on now in Dubai, informs Thomson Reuters’ Middle East edition Zawya. Maqta Gateway became the first local entity in […]

APMT’s major step in digitization of port services

APM Terminals Bahrain

Bahrain has become one of two countries globally, where APM Terminals has launched the new online customer platform called Lift. According to APMT, the Lift portal allows clients to track and trace their goods, check the status of shipments and vessels and schedule deliveries, all 24/7. Using a user-friendly interface, Lift connects users to the […]

Gulftainer’s Sharjah Container Terminal achieves record productivity

Sharjah Container Terminal

Gulftainer, a privately owned United Arab Emirates port operator, registered a record gross crane productivity of 32.2 crane moves per hour in April 2018 at its flagship gateway terminal, Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT), in Port Khalid, informs Thomson Reuters Middle East edition Zawya. Compared to the industry average of 25 crane moves per hour, this significant […]

ICTSI contributes to Iraq’s port infrastructure development

Basra Gateway Terminal

The development of Phase 2 of Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) at the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq’s main shipping trade gateway on the Persian Gulf coast, is well underway by Philippine’s port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI). According to the company, the Phase 2 expansion will be completed in stages by Q3 2019 […]

Abu Dhabi Ports officially starts operations at Fujairah Terminals

On Saturday, 23 September 2017, Abu Dhabi Ports announced the official start of operations at Fujairah Terminals in the East coast of the United Arab Emirates. The event was celebrated at Novotel Fujairah, attended by Sheikh Saleh bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Board of Port of Fujairah, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO […]

Qatar container services being restored

APMT Salalah Oman

Qatar container shipping has been gradually recovering from last week’s disruption caused by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries closing their ports to all vessels traveling in and out of Qatari ports. This resulted in the suspension of container services with Qatar by many shipping lines, such as Maersk Line, MOL, […]