Two dozen Indian sailors missing following suspected pirate attack
An oil tanker carrying US $8.1-million worth of gasoline and an all-Indian crew of 22 has gone missing off the coast of Africa, prompting fears that it has been hijacked by pirates.
Abandoned seafarers in UAE ‘a scourge that has to stop’
The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has called the plight of abandoned seafarers in the UAE “a scourge that has to stop” after eleven Indian and Myanmar crew members were finally repatriated home after 17 months in Ajman, UAE.
Indian textiles giant to begin work on $300m SOHAR factory
SV Pittie Sohar Textile FZC LLC is expected to start work on its US $300 million state-of-the-art cotton yarn project in SOHAR free zone within two weeks.
DP World and India’s NIIF to invest up to $3-billion in logistics infrastructure
DP World and India’s NIIF have announced the creation of an investment platform to invest in ports, terminals, transportation and logistics businesses in India.
Indian investors urged to tap UAE's maritime sector
UAE Infrastructure Minister invites Indian investors to cash in on maritime projects.
SOHAR cotton plant to create 1,500 jobs, US $300m investment
First major cotton yarn plant in region comes to SOHAR Freezone, Indian market leaders to invest US$300 million on a 27-hectare site.
UAE’s FTA steps up to rescue stranded sailors in Arabian Gulf
The Federal Transport Authority has secured salary payment and flights home for several dozen sailors trapped aboard abandoned merchant vessels off the UAE coast.
CMA-CGM expands India-GCC shipping services
French based CMA-CGM, a member of the Ocean Alliance, has launched a new INDIAMED service between the Arabian Gulf and Mumbai.
FOCUS: Hundreds of seafarers held captive off UAE coast
It is the hidden humanitarian crisis in the underbelly of the MENA supply chain, hundreds of mariners from South Asia and the Philippines are being held captive by their employers in UAE waters.
Afghan-Indian air cargo to fly from mid-June
The Afghanistan-India air corridor will begin operations on June 15th, according to a statement from the Presidential Palace in Kabul.
DP World sees US$1bn potential in India
UAE’s DP World and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop India’s logistics sector.
ATS launches new storage tank terminal in India
ATS is commencing operations of a new storage tank terminal facility in May 2017, strategically situated in the emerging oil storage & trading location of New Mangalore Port, India.

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