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CEVA narrows focus on e-commerce with new executive appointment
CEVA Logistics has appointed Niels Weithe to the newly-created position of global head of e-commerce.
DP World responds to reports over Djibouti settlement
DP World has denied media reports that the company is looking for an out-of-court settlement in its dispute with the Djiboutian government over Doraleh Container Terminal.
‘Mob’ aboard Air India flight from Dubai causes airport chaos
Several dozen passengers, especially those returning home from Dubai to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, held a protest next to the aircraft, which escalated and resulted in a confrontation with airport security officials within the terminal building.
Logistics may get AED2.4-billion stimulus following new UAE labour law
Low-cost insurance program will replace UAE's bank guarantee by employers to sponsor employees, freeing up a potential AED2.4bn for logistics and supply chain sector.
Emirates SkyCargo chosen to help Alibaba achieve 72-hour global delivery
The landmark agreement comes as Alibaba's logistics arm, Cainiano, looks to build supply chain hubs in six global cities of which Dubai is one.
MENA e-com newcomer noon.com partners with eBay
Noon.com will perform order fulfilment for Middle East customers ordering products on eBay.
DHL teams up with Magento to help MENA e-com platforms ship globally
Online retailers connected with the Magento platform will be able to select from a range of DHL shipping services, with the partnership expected to expand over time to include an increasing portfolio of parcel, express, freight and other logistics services provided by the different DHL divisions.
ALS expands into Saudi market following major Oman cargo project
The plans come just months after ALS handed over to Oman Air the region’s first fully automated air cargo terminal.
Richard Branson says ‘seriously considering’ Hyperloop rebrand
According to Branson, Virgin Hyperloop is “way ahead of anybody else” in the Hyperloop race.
Dubai to allow companies to be digitally established in DAFZA
Global companies and SMEs will be able to establish a registered presence in Dubai without needing to be physically located within the city or UAE.
Dubai Executive Council cancels 19 aviation related fees
The move is being undertaken as part of a broader economic stimulus package
Emirates wants artificial intelligence to handle airport baggage
Emirates’ desire to incorporate more automation into the back-end, logistics side of its operation, has had an impact on the construction of the new Al Maktoum International Airport.

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