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Bahri Takes First of Four New Bulk Carriers

May 18, 2020

Saudi Arabian ship owner Bahri said it has taken delivery of the new Kamsarmax bulk carrier Sara, built by Hyundai Vietnam Shipbuilding (HVS), a subsidiary of Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. (HMD).The 81,000 dwt vessel is the first in a series…

Saudi-led Coalition Thwarts Red Sea Attack

Feb 25, 2020

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Sunday foiled an 'imminent terrorist' attack by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in the southern Red Sea, a major commercial shipping channel, the coalition said.The forces destroyed…

Shell, Qatargas Sign LNG Deal for Kuwait

Feb 11, 2020

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Qatargas has signed a new, long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Shell to deliver 1 million tons per annum of LNG to Kuwait, commencing this year.Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the Minister of State for Energy Affairs said…

Bahrain LNG Import Terminal Complete

Jan 28, 2020

Bahrain LNG, the developer and owner of the first LNG receiving and regasification terminal developed on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis, has completed the mechanical construction and commissioning of the terminal.The customer is paying…

Are Foreign Ships Secure in Iran?

Jan 13, 2020

Mohammad Rastad, Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development said that foreign trade ships that transport goods to Iran can be confident that there will be no problem for their movement and there is no obstacle for their arrival in the country…

Mideast Tensions Create Insurance Headache for Tanker Owners

Jan 09, 2020

Even as the United States and Iran appear to signal a keenness to avoid further conflict, oil and gas shipowners are bracing to pay a price for the war of words that culminated in rocket strikes in Iraq over the last week - higher insurance bills…

2 Shahid Ports Join Chabahar

Jan 03, 2020

The Members of Parliament (MPs) of Iranian Parliament (Majlis) approved the general outlines of a bill on attaching Shahid Kalantari Port and Shahid Beheshti Port to Chabahar Free Trade Zone in southeast of Iran.The attachment of two ports to…

Iran-Muscat Ferry Soon

Dec 23, 2019

A direct Chabahar-Muscat ferry line between Iran and Oman is planned to resume operation within a month, said Iran's official news agency.Ferries with the capacity of transporting 240 people and 40 vehicles will operate between Iran’s Chabahar…

Maritime Leaders Calls for Collaborative Spirit

Nov 10, 2019

The fifth annual Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference highlighted the importance of the shipping, ports and other maritime sectors working more closely with the financial services sector, as well as the growing influence of green issues and digitalization…

Milaha's 9-months Net Profit Up 5%

Oct 29, 2019

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) reported a 5% year-on-year increase in net profit to QR419mn in the first nine months of this year on account of the earnings expansion in its maritime and logistics business as well as gas and petrochem.The company's earnings-per-share was QR0…

Virgin Hyperloop to Add $4Bln to S. Arabia

Oct 27, 2019

Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) is anticipated to pile in a potential US$4 billion into Saudi Arabia as it strives to make hyperloop transportation a reality.A 35-kilometer test and certification track will be built 100 kilometers north of the Red Sea port of Jeddah…

RECSO Hosts First Global Oil Spill conference

Oct 25, 2019

The Regional Clean Sea Organization (RECSO), an oil industry co-operative organisation in the Middle East, has hosted First RECSO Enviro Spill Conference and Exhibition.In delivering the keynote speech at the opening ceremony, Abdulhakim A. Al-Gouhi…

Grandweld Shipyards Completes 35 Years

Oct 14, 2019

Grandweld, a fully integrated shipyard providing shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions to serve the offshore and marine industry, has celebrated its 35th anniversary, which marked their continued excellence since its inception in 1984…

Iranian Tanker Hit by Missiles, Oil Rises

Oct 11, 2019

Oil prices jumped more than 2% on Friday, October 11, 2019, after Iranian media said a state-owned oil tanker had been struck by missiles in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, raising the prospect of supply disruptions weeks after attacks on Saudi oil plants…

Iran building oil pipeline to terminal outside Gulf

Oct 01, 2019

Iran is building a $1.8 billion oil pipeline to its port of Jask outside the mouth of the Gulf, the country's oil minister said, as part of plans to protect its exports against potential problems in the region and to boost shipments of Caspian oil…

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