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Suez Canal Revenue on the Rise

Jun 04, 2018

Egypt's Suez Canal revenue for the first 10 months of the 2017-18 fiscal year ending in June rose to around $5.1 billion, state news agency MENA quoted Finance Minister Amr El Garhy as saying on Sunday.Garhy did not provide a comparative figure…

Milaha Turns to Robots, AI for Back Office Work

May 29, 2018

Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate Milaha has become one of the first companies in the Middle East to deploy and integrate Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions in its back office operations.The new state-of-the-art system…

Total to Set Up LNG Bunkering Hub in Oman

May 14, 2018

French energy group Total said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Oman to develop natural gas resources in the country.'Total and Shell as operator will develop several natural gas discoveries located in the Greater…

Explosion Damages Bulker en Route to Yemen

May 11, 2018

An explosion has damaged a Turkish vessel carrying wheat to Yemen's Houthi-controlled port of Saleef, with varying accounts attributing the incident on Thursday to an unexplained blast aboard the ship or a possible missile strike.A naval ship…

Top Container Shipping Lines Reviewing Iran Operations

May 11, 2018

The world's top two container shipping groups Maersk Line and MSC are reviewing their Iran operations after the United States withdrawal from the international nuclear agreement with Tehran.The 2015 agreement, worked out by the United States…

Iran's Oil Customers in Europe Might Reduce Imports

May 11, 2018

European oil companies are not ruling out reducing Iranian oil imports after the threat of new U.S. sanctions, with some expecting banking issues to hinder trade, but there was no rush to immediately cut volumes.U.S. President Donald Trump said…

Ships Stranded as Strikes Shut Israel's Main Ports

May 10, 2018

Striking workers shut down Israel's two main ports, leaving dozens of cargo ships stranded on Thursday in protest against the creation of competing foreign-run docks.At least 17 ships were waiting to unload at Ashdod port, with another 14 lined up to come in…

GAC Dubai Opens New Contract Logistics Facility

May 09, 2018

New temperature- and humidity-controlled facility brings total capacity in Dubai to over 170,000 pallet positionsGAC Dubai has opened its newest contract logistics facility, in the Logistics District of Dubai South. The new facility adds to…

Buyers Seek US Waivers to Buy Iranian Oil amid New Sanctions

May 09, 2018

South Korea said on Wednesday it would seek U.S. exemptions to buy Iranian oil, a path many big oil consumers are likely to follow in the wake of new U.S. sanctions on Tehran, which will tighten world oil markets and push up prices.Iran is the…

Iran Prepares to Export New Oil Grade amid Sanctions Threat

May 08, 2018

Iran is readying the first commercial exports of its West Karoun crude oil grade for May or June, two sources familiar with the matter said, even as fresh economic sanctions against the country loom.Iran has already been shipping samples of…

Could US Sanctions Hit Iranian Crude Exports?

May 08, 2018

Oil prices are at more than three-year highs, driven by an expectation that renewed U.S. sanctions on Tehran over the country's nuclear program will disrupt Iranian crude flows.But without the Europe Union, or Iran's other big crude customers…

DP World, Egypt & Suez Canal Authority To Develop Infrastructure

May 07, 2018

MOU has been signed to collaborate on development of new inland container terminal, promoting Egypt's sustainable economic growth. The three partners will bid for a government contract for the project, later this year. The proposed inland…

Milaha Rolls Out New Container Feeder Service

May 02, 2018

Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate Milaha has launched a direct container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq.The new service, which will be an expansion of the existing Qatar-Kuwait service that the company launched last year…

DP World Sets Its Sights on Hyperloop Cargo Shipping

Apr 30, 2018

Dubai-based port operator DP World has partnered with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop One to create a new venture that aims to provide hyperloop-enabled cargo systems.DP World and the U.S.-based Virgin Hyperloop One introduced their vision…

GAC expands into Port Elizabeth

Apr 24, 2018

GAC South Africa has opened its fifth branch, to provide a portfolio of shipping services for oil & gas projects and LPG shipments at Port Elizabeth as well as its neighbouring port Ngqura (Coega). GAC has served customers with vessels calling…

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