Tag: Middle East

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Intra-Gulf shipping disrupted

Hamad Port Qatar

Maritime authorities of the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain closed their berths to all vessels under the flag of Qatar, owned by Qatar and other vessels traveling in and out of Qatari ports, informs Bloomberg. This may cause severe disruptions in oil and gas trade as well as in container shipping. On Monday, 5 […]