Comment: Smart ports give shipping a boost
Pieter Zylstra, regional director, digital transformation, MEA at Orange Business Services, looks at the future of shipping.
Comment: Three supply chain trends coming in 2018
Hozefa Saylawala, sales director, Middle East, at Zebra Technologies, looks at three trends coming in 2018 due to the digital transformation in supply chains.
Evergreen simplifies supply chain linkages in partnership with Bolero International
Evergreen launches new electronic documentation function by integrating its shipment portal with Bolero’s eBL technology.
Abu Dhabi Ports launches region’s first Port Digital Innovation Lab
The lab will act as a R&D centre, where innovative new technologies can be tested before being applied to real-life trade through Port Khalifa.
DP World becomes catalyst for digital transformation in Dubai
DP World has accelerated efforts to drive digital transformation across its business operations worldwide using Oracle Cloud Applications (SaaS) in a move that industry experts say will likely spur further digital technology adoption in the UAE.
UAE road-freight tech venture TRUXAPP projects $1bn in revenues by 2022
Truxapp, a technology-enabled trucking and logistics provider, established in 2015, is rapidly becoming a market leader in the road freight and trucking sector with a projected US $1-billion in revenue by 2022.
Cyberattack on Clarkson’s shipbroker reaffirms industry’s vulnerability
Following the announcement yesterday that ship broker Clarkson’s confirmed its computer systems were breached in a major cyber-security attack, Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela has said that the maritime industry needs to wake up to the cyber threat.
Connectivity challenges threaten to derail logistics sector's IoT ambitions
Unreliable communication networks may render logistics businesses unable to capture full value from the Internet of Things (IoT).
Inttra signs digitisation contract with Middle East shipping line
Inttra has started providing shipping and booking services to Egypt-headquartered carrier Transmar Corporation.
Maqta Gateway focuses on digital innovation at GITEX
Abu Dhabi’s Maqta Gateway showcased its mobile application Manara, and a new customer and investor centric web portal for KIZAD at GITEX Technology Week 2017.
Hamed bin Zayed inaugurates Maqta Gateway
Maqta Gateway is the first fully digitalised system of its kind in the UAE, intended to boost business efficiency and facilitate trade in Abu Dhabi.
COMMENT: Wave of digitisation heading for Dubai shipping
Luc Serviant, vice president, Middle East & Africa, Orange Business Services on how the UAE maritime industry is sailing into digital transformation as ships are no longer isolated islands on the ocean.

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