Supply Chain

DP World acquires container feeder and shortsea network operator Unifeeder
The acquisition of Unifeeder will enhance DP World's competiveness in the global supply chain
Danube Home boosts warehouse efficiency with WMS from Infor
In an effort to enhance its supply chain, Danube Home chose Infor SCE to increase efficiency, throughput, and service levels of its operations.
Comment: It’s time the construction supply chain went green
Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian, lecturer in Supply Chain Management, School of Business, Middlesex University Dubai, says each supply chain stake holder in construction needs to step up to enact green policies.
DP World seeks to solve African landlocked logistics with Ethiopian hub
Sulayem said DP World’s existing container terminals in East Africa would act as the feeder ports for the inland terminal.
UAE wants more landowners to become farmers to secure local fresh food supply chain
Only 1% of UAE land owners contribute to local food supply, 80% of fresh produce is imported and grain production is highly seasonal.
Agility invests in DP World-backed Suez Canal Economic Zone
The hub’s logistics infrastructure will provide better facilities for the import and warehousing of raw materials, and for the export and distribution of intermediate and final goods through the Suez Canal Ports.
Emirates Flight Catering invests in supply chain with world’s largest vertical farm
The project is a joint venture with U.S.-based Crop One Holdings, the world’s leading vertical farm operator. When complete, the vertical farm facility will cover 130,000 square feet, but have a production output equivalent to 900 acres of farmland.
Case Study: Inside the development of McDonald's biofuel fleet
McDonald’s UAE has clocked 10-million kilometres running its trucks on biodiesel. Walid Fakih, general manager, McDonald’s UAE talks to Logistics Middle East about costs, competition and sending the right message.
Mammoet strengthens presence with a new facility in Saudi Arabia
The larger yard will allow for in-house maintenance and repair of the equipment fleet.
VAT tax expert warns of potential supply chain hurdles for UAE
Jeremy Cape, tax and public policy partner, Squire Patton Boggs says VAT implementation in UAE could become more complicated later in the year.
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.

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