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Abu Dhabi hosts The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference 2017

The third annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 8th 2017 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The event is expected to attract more than 150 senior executives from different sections of the market, including shipping, ports, finance and banking and law. Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017:  There will be distinct conference sessions following the keynote speeches, and these will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance, ports and shipping. There will also be a series of speeches giving details about recent case studies, illustrating how the financial sector can help release the full potential of regional shipping and ports operators to the benefit of trade and economic growth. A high level group of expert speakers and panellists is being ......read more

Milaha Reports Net Profit of QAR 711 Million for Full Year 2016

February 26th, 2017: Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.P.S.C. announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  The company declared a net profit of QAR 711 million for 2016 on revenues of QAR 2.55 billion. Key financial highlights: •    Operating revenue for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 2.551 billion, compared to QAR 2.984 billion reported the previous year. •    Operating profit for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 555 million, compared to QAR 855 million reported the previous year. •    Net profit for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 711 million, compared to QAR 1.095 billion reported the previous year. •    Earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2016 was QAR 6.26, compared to QAR 9.63 reported the ......read more

NIA limited opens new headquarters and logistics centre in JAFZA

NIA to increase aim to increase GREE’s market share to 20 per cent with sales of 175,000 units in the UAE Company to achieve a turnover of AED 500 Million in the next 2 to 3 years 14,000 sq m facility offers design, marketing & logistics services Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016:  NIA Limited, a Dubai-based enterprise dealing in Home Appliances and HVAC solutions, has opened a sprawling new headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone area. The brand new facility will function as the design, marketing and logistics centre for the Company’s marketing and warehousing requirements.  “The launch of this facility is an important step forward in NIA’s strategy, strengthening our competitive position in the Middle East and Africa region. Our new facility will house 14,000 square metre of office space, ......read more

Aramex Awarded ISO 27001 Certificate for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS)

Amman, Jordan, 16th October 2016:  Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has achieved certification of the internationally recognized standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). The certificate was granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI), a Royal Charter Company and founding member of ISO following a rigorous auditing process of Aramex’s Global Support Services and Data Centers worldwide. This achievement demonstrates that Aramex increased its resilience and commitment to deliver the highest standards of Information Security. ISO 27001:2013 is the strictest international standard available in information security management, enabling companies to certify the security practices they adopt within their organization. This ......read more

Milaha reports net profit of QR 352 million for Q1 2016

April 24, 2016. Doha, Qatar- Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.     Key financial highlights: Operating revenues decreased by 1.9% to QAR 771 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, down from QR 786 million for the same period in 2015 Operating profit decreased by 7.2% to QAR 259 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, down from QR 279 million for the same period in 2015 Net profit decreased by 3.5% to QAR 352 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, down from QR 365 million for the same period in 2015 Earnings per share decreased to QAR 3.10 for the three months ended March 31, 2016, down from QR 3.21 for the same period in 2015 Milaha Maritime & Logistics’ revenue declined by 2% and net ......read more

The Maritime Standard Awards aims for hat-trick of success

The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their third year and will once again celebrate the best and brightest stars of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent’s shipping, ports and related maritime  sectors at a glittering and high profile gala dinner 13 April 2016, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2016 will take place at the Atlantis Ballroom, Atlantis The Palm, on 24th October this year. This is the third year in a row that the event, now firmly established as the leading gala awards evening of its type in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, returns to this iconic venue, to build further on its already impressive track record of success. The glittering event recognises and rewards achievement at the highest level and will be attended by ......read more

Maersk line Platinum Award 2016

Maersk line's Annual Award Night recognizes the best performing logistics solutions providers and top customers of Maersk Line for the year 2015 Al Sharqi Shipping awarded 4th time in row for Maersk Platinum Award Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2016 On February 24, 2016 Al Sharqi Shipping was once again recognized as a top Maersk Line customer for the year 2015. This marked it their 4th consecutive Platnium win with Maersk line - 2012 to 2015. The evening was rich with culture, lights and happy thoughts as the Gala Dinner dinner was held at Nassima Royal Hotel, Dubai.  The Ceremony was also attended by Senior officials from other Freight Forwarding and Logistics companies and the top official of Maersk line Marc Gijsbrechts - Regional Head of West Central Asia and Christian Juul-Nyholm - Managing Director of Maersk ......read more

Halul Offshore Services Company Brings First Ship Handling Simulator to Qatar

Dubai, November 23- Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, has recently procured a state-of-the-art Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) Ship Handling Simulator, which is the first of its kind in Qatar. Halul is now one of the few companies in the Gulf region to own the Netherlands-built simulator, which is normally used in training schools. Chairman of Milaha, HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Milaha’s President and CEO, Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, Halul’s CEO, Mr. Vivek Seth, accompanied by the management teams attended the inauguration of the simulator which was followed by a presentation of its capabilities.  Milaha’s President and CEO, Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said: “The use of such modern equipment affirms our longstanding commitment to provide the highest level of ......read more

Dubai Customs Bags Excellence Award in Business Process Management

Surpassing international institutions Dubai Customs Bags Excellence Award in Business Process Management Dubai 05 October 2015: Dubai Customs received the excellence award in ‘Business Process Management’ from ICMG, the global leader in providing architectural services to clients across 42 countries. The jury panel also awarded Dubai Customs the Global CIO Award of 2015. The award, presented every year to organizations that are exceptionally committed to incorporating best practices in process management and enterprise architecture, was handed to Dubai Customs, putting it ahead of other competing international organizations from the USA, UK, Australia, India, Portugal and Japan to name few. His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Dubai Customs Director, in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs ......read more

GWC growth continues with 30% increase in net profits for the first half of 2015

Gulf Warehousing Company Q.S.C. (GWC), Qatar’s leading logistics provider, has delivered strong and steady growth in its net profits in the first half of 2015, marking a 30% increase in net profits; achieving QAR 87.7 million, as compared to QAR 67.6 million by the end of June 2014. This robust growth was mirrored in the company’s revenue streams, with total revenues peaking at QAR 405.7 million during the first half of 2015, a remarkable 21.3% increase from QAR 334.6 million for same period in 2014. Earnings per share rose to QAR 1.84 during this period, shaping an increase of 30% compared with the 2014 results of QAR 1.42. “The road to success is paved by strong values, and by fostering the drive and tenacity to innovate and deliver, we have become the logistics provider of choice in the State of Qatar,” ......read more

Milaha CEO to step down after 7 years at the helm

14 July, 2015 – Milaha, a Qatar-based marine transport and logistics conglomerate, announced that its President and CEO, Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi, will retire in September. Having joined Milaha 31 years ago, Mr. Al-Hetmi has been at the helm of Milaha for the past 7 years. During his tenure as CEO, he oversaw the strategic acquisition of Qatar Shipping and Halul Offshore Services in 2010, and was responsible for the subsequent transformation of the newly created group and the launch of the Milaha brand in 2011. Milaha has since grown into one of the largest and most diversified maritime and logistics companies in the Middle East. Mr. Al-Hetmi will remain in his position until a successor has been appointed, and will fully support the company during the transition period thereafter. Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of ......read more

“Tasneef” Continues its Efforts to Support the Arab Maritime Sector

During a Visit to the Arab League and the Egyptian Ministry of Transport “Tasneef” Continues its Efforts to Support the Arab Maritime Sector Abu Dhabi, 28th of June, 2015: In virtue of its role as the first Arab classification society developing standards and specifications in the field of maritime navigation, and issuing compliance and inspection certificates for ships and maritime facilities, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” sent a delegation to visit the Arab League in order to hold negotiations to join the wider Arab maritime market and receive the Arab governmental accreditation as an accredited authority in the field of maritime classification.  Eng. Rashed AlHebsi, CEO of Tasneef expressed his optimism with this visit saying “our visit to the Arab League is considered an important ......read more

Nestlé renews partnership with Mohebi Logistics

Already a client for eight years, Nestlé has extended its long-term partnership with Mohebi Logistics for a further seven years. Both companies will be working closely in Dubai World Central (DWC).  The agreement announced recently, underlines the strong mutual bonds that have already paved the progress made by Nestlé in the GCC region. As Expo 2020 approaches, both companies are entering a new era destined to mark significant achievements. This exciting development will see Mohebi Logistics store, pick and pack raw materials and finished goods from Nestlé’s existing factory at Technopark and their new 175,000 square meter facility under construction at DWC. Its products will be stored and handled at Mohebi Logistics’ new fully integrated site at DWC. Collaboration with the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness ......read more

DMCA signs service-level agreement with TRAKHEES for sustainable development of Dubai Maritime City

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a strategic service-level agreement (SLA) with the Department of Planning and Development - TRAKHEES, a regulatory arm of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone in Dubai, with a vision of developing residence and civil engineering permits services at Dubai Maritime City. The signing ceremony took place at Dubai Maritime City Authority, where Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, and Arif Obaid Al Dehail, CEO of TRAKHEES, signed the SLA in the presence of senior officials from both sides.  Under the terms of the agreement, TRAKHEES will process all types of permits and approvals along with ancillary activities for all civil engineering and environment, health and ......read more

High level conference to discuss how to bring fresh investment to the shipping sector

Turning Theory into Reality 14 June 2015, Abu Dhabi: The first Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference, organised by The Maritime Standard (TMS), will take place this year on 29-30 November at Park Hyatt Hotel in Abu Dhabi.  The event, which is endorsed by Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime UAE, and being hosted by Abu Dhabi Ports, will feature top level speakers from the worlds of finance, banking, ports, shipping and  maritime law. The inaugural conference aims to bring together experts from these various fields with a view towards generating fresh investment for the shipping and ports industries, to the benefit of regional trade across the Middle East and Indian subcontinent.  Trevor Pereira, TMS managing director, says, ”We want to focus on how to turn financial  ......read more

Dubai to throw the spotlight on its leading position as a global maritime hub at pioneering edition of Maritime Academic Conference and Expo 2015

Recent IMO report reveals strong demand for more skilled maritime workers The UAE is looking towards consolidating its leading position as a global maritime hub when it hosts the first edition of the Maritime Academic Conference and Expo, which will be held from November 9 to November 10, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event, which is being held under the official support of the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, seeks to highlight the strategic role that the UAE marine industry plays across the international maritime industry and its significant contributions towards the country's economic growth. Recent industry reports show that the country’s maritime segment contributes around five per cent or around AED 70 billion to the UAE’s national economy. The industry’s key vibrancy has ......read more

Dubai on the rise to become among world's Top 7 Leading Maritime Centres in the next 5 years

June 2, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A recent international survey conducted by Menon Business Economics Group, the globally renowned organization for benchmarking leading maritime capitals of the world, predicts that Dubai will rank among the Top 7 Leading Maritime Centres in the World in the next five years. Industry analysts and authorities agree that Dubai is on track to progress from being the leading maritime city in the Middle East to becoming the seventh Leading Maritime Capital of the World by 2020, ahead of cities such as London, New York, Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Rio de Janeiro among others. His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al-Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai said: “We are pleased with the Dubai standing in the maritime sector global ranking. Being the number one in the region, ......read more

Excellence in Regional Shipping to be celebrated at The Maritime Standard Awards

Industry-backed gala awards announces its call for entries to recognise the best of the best from the Middle East and Indian subcontinent’s shipping and maritime industry 31 May 2015, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2015 is the highlight of the year for the region’s shipping and maritime industries where key decision makers from across the Middle East and Indian subcontinent come together.  The high-profile annual Awards gala dinner will recognise the achievements of the industry’s most outstanding performers and reward their successes. To be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, the 2015 TMS Awards will be held on Monday, 9 November once ......read more

Dubai World Central Marks Kuehne + Nagel's 125th Corporate Anniversary

In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Kuehne + Nagel Showcases its Historical Links with the UAE Dubai, UAE: May 13, 2015 – Dubai World Central (DWC) hosted today the 125th corporate anniversary celebrations of Kuehne + Nagel, the first global logistics company to become fully operational at DWC in 2009. The event was graced by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and was held at Kuehne + Nagel’s facilities at DWC. Also present at the event were Majid Saif Al Ghurair, CEO of Al Ghurair Group of Companies, Lothar Alexander Harings, Member of the Board of Management and Chief Human Resources Officer, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, Mustafa Sener, Managing ......read more

Milaha Trading Awarded ‘Best Partner of the Year 2014' by Doosan Infracore

Doha, 5 May 2015: Milaha Trading, Milaha’s arm for commercial agency activities, was awarded “Best Partner of the Year 2014” by Doosan Infracore, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy equipment and machinery. The award, presented by Executive Vice President of Doosan Infracore Sales, Mr. J J Jin, was given in recognition of Milaha Trading’s dedicated partnership and outstanding achievements during Doosan Infracore’s annual partnership conference for the Middle East and Africa which was held in Dubai recently. Commenting on the award, Milaha Trading’s CEO Mr. Yousef Darwish expressed his gratitude to Doosan Infracore for “this recognition which is the result of the incredible efforts by all our employees to be the best ambassadors of the brands we represent.” Mr. Darwish ......read more

Gulf Warehousing Company becomes the Authorized Service Contractor for UPS in the State of Qatar

Gulf Warehousing Company Q.S.C. (GWC), Qatar’s leading logistics provider, has signed an agreement to become the “Authorized Service Contractor for UPS (ASC)” for express parcel service in the State of Qatar as of June 2015.  The agreement allows GWC to provide UPS products and services, including express parcel delivery, as well as access to the UPS global network serving over 220 countries and territories worldwide.   Enhanced express parcel service in the State of Qatar will translate into an improved service portfolio for Qatari customers including better pick-up and delivery times and the option of Integrated Solutions including Multi-Modal offerings, Contract logistics and brokerage. There will also be an emphasis on improved technology to provide customers with shipping tools, visibility tools and ......read more

EMOVERS announces the release of a Free iPhone and Android App for the Moving Industry. Now Move your home or office with a big help from your smartphone app.

Dubai. UAE: EMOVERS LLC, a leading relocation company, announced the release of a free smartphone app called EMOVE.  This first-of-its-kind app helps people to plan and execute the relocation of home or office with ease. It’s useful features like Moving Checklist, CBM Calculator, Move Announcement, Snapshots, and Services Directory will make moving a No Mess No Stress experience. Emove is a free app available on the Apple and Android App Stores.  Emove has a comprehensive moving checklist that you can tick as you finish the before and after movingtasks. Each task is further linked with important addresses and location maps for utilities, telecom, gas, etc. You can also add your own tasks besides taking pictures of box contents, system wiring, fittings and furniture. It also creates announcement cards to send to friends ......read more

Milaha launches first ever direct container service between Qatar and India

Dubai, March 22, 2015 – Milaha Maritime & Logistics, a subsidiary of the Qatar based Milaha Group which delivers integrated transport and supply chain solutions in the GCC, has announced the launch of the first direct container service between Qatar and India. The non-stop service will connect Qatar’s Doha port with India’s largest port Nhava Sheva, also known as Jawaharlal Nehru Port, located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The move will further facilitate the thriving trade activities between the two countries that have witnessed a phenomenal growth in the recent years.  Unlike existing services in the market, the new weekly service by Milaha will enable direct shipments between Nhava Sheva and Doha without the need for transshipment in Jebel Ali or elsewhere, thus increasing reliability and reducing transit time ......read more

Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview will Bring Latest Superyacht to Qatar

Shipbuilder’s Diverse Model Range andLatest Yacht Design to be Showcased at Private Show 16March 2015:  Globally recognized yacht and boat manufacturer, Gulf Craft,will host an exclusivepreview ofits latest superyachtto the Qatari market, along with its new collection of innovative yachts designed for passionate sea travelers. Taking center stage at the private show, which runs from 18 to 20 March at The Pear Qatar, the Majesty 122 is the newest addition to Gulf Craft’s line of luxury fly-bridge superyachts. The Majesty 122 was displayed at the recent Kuwait Yacht Show and the Dubai International Boat Show, and was highly received by visitors. “The Qatar market truly appreciates a wide range of yachts, which is why this exclusive preview is a great opportunity for Gulf Craft to demonstrate our capacity to ......read more

Milaha to discuss market factors impacting GCC supply chains at The Cargo Show MENA 2015

Dubai, March 15, 2015 – Milaha Maritime & Logistics, a subsidiary of Milaha focusing on  integrated transport and supply chain solutions in the GCC, has announced its participation in The Cargo Show MENA 2015 which will be held on March 17 and 18, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. During the show, Milaha Maritime & Logistics (MML), one of the Silver Sponsors of the MENA region’s biggest logistics and transport infrastructure show, will meet potential regional and international buyers and suppliers. The Cargo Show MENA 2015 offers an excellent platform for MML and its parent, Milaha, to network with the leading companies and organizations from the global logistics and supply chain industry and build key partnerships. The event’s innovative formats such as interactive ......read more

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Milaha Launches Door-To-Door Shipping Service Between Qatar & UAE…

May 15, 2017: Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has launched a door-to-door shipping service between Qatar and UAE, and vice versa. Mainly targeting SMEs in the automotive spare parts, fashion retail, and the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors, Milaha will use its own marine transport assets and logistics infrastructure to fulfil the service. ......read more

Milaha Holds Annual General Meeting…

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Milaha Launches First Ever Direct Container Service Between Saudi Arabia And India…

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Mwani Qatar, Milaha Join Hands to Manage Hamad Port…

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Milaha takes delivery of biggest lift boat in Qatar…

April 20, 2016. Dubai, UAE- Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services recently attended the launch and naming ceremony of the vessel at the Bohai Shipyard in China.  Named the ‘Milaha ......read more

Strong Milaha & Halul presence at Seatrade offshore conference…

Dubai, October 12, 2015 – Halul Offshore Services Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, participated in Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East which took place from October 5 to 7, 2015 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the UAE. Halul took part as an exhibitor at the event and its CEO, Vivek Seth, spoke at the Marine and Offshore Leaders’ Forum about the ......read more

H.M. King Harald V of Norway visits DMCA Platform at Nor-Shipping 2015…

June 3, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates- His Majesty King Harald V of Norway was briefed on Dubai’s current efforts and initiatives towards reinforcing its position as one of the world’s leading maritime centres. The brief was given during his visit to the Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) exhibiting platform at this year’s edition of Nor-Shipping, the leading ......read more

Qatar Airways to serve Sialkot, Faisalabad and Multan from 16th July 2015, 17th July 2015 and 1st ...…

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ADPC signs Memorandum of Understanding with Etihad Rail…

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Barloworld Logistics releases new survey covering supply chain perceptions in the GCC…

[UAE, October 29, 2013] Barloworld Logistics Middle East is releasing the findings of the 2013 GCC supplychainforesight survey this week, which provides a snapshot of the current perceptions of the status of supply chain and logistics in the GCC region. The survey was launched at the Ritz Carlton, Gate Village, Dubai International Financial Centre today (October 29, 2013). Respondents to the ......read more

Globe Express Services features in Logistics Middle East's Power List 2013…

August 14, 2013 : Globe Express Services, one of the world's top 100 global logistics providers, recently featured in the 2013 Edition of Logistics Middle East magazine's Power List, an annual listing of the most powerful logistics executives in the region. The company's Managing Director for Gulf States, Mustapha Kawam, ranked 14th in the Middle East, up 8 places from his 22nd ......read more

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