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Carrefour launches the world’s first sail-thru supermarket in Dubai
Carrefour Bites and More by the Shore will be operational six days a week, from 10am to 6pm (subject to weather conditions) and will be capable of serving superyacht tenders, jet skiers and even beach goers.
Maritime’s digital dilemmas: navigating transformation across the ecosystem
Pieter Zylstra is director of digital transformation for the Middle East & Africa at Orange Business Services; he was a panel speaker at the recent Seatrade Middle East 2018 conference in Dubai
Preventing port crane failure through rope monitoring
Greater awareness of condition monitoring of wire ropes using magnetic head technology is required to avoid the risk of catastrophic port crane failure, writes Denis Hogan, performance and special projects manager at LEEA (the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), and Keith Tonge, LEEA technical officer.
COMMENT: Brexit and the impact on ports
A lot of the positive talk has been about such box ports being ready for Brexit and other roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) ferry ports operated by the same owners being ready to take a bit of Dover’s traffic in case Dover is not.
Are Middle East container ports risking over-capacity?
A new report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) examines the risks facing Middle East ports, which account for 3% of global GDP, but handle 20% of all seaborne trade.
Port Khalifa receives first ARMG and STS cranes for new COSCO terminal
The 10 state-of-the-art ARMG cranes and four STS cranes are the initial batches of equipment to be installed at COSCO SHIPPING Abu Dhabi Terminal, the second container terminal being built at Port Khalifa is due for completion at the end of this year.
Smart shipping to be under the spotlight at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
Debate will be introduced to examine the readiness of regional shipping industry in embracing smart shipping.
MaK Middle East expands UAE footprint in Fujairah and Sharjah
Ship engineering specialists MaK Middle East open Fujairah office and achieve Sharjah ports license.
Lamprell says Saudi IMI shipyard involvement was too great an opportunity to miss
The nearly 12 million square-meter facility will build offshore oil and gas rigs, offshore support vessels and commercial vessels, including Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs).
Gulftainer CEO calls for greater industry collaboration
Peter Richards, CEO of Gulftainer says dialogue in the shipping industry has traditionally been relatively limited, and the relationship between port operators has been based on positive co-existence rather than meaningful cooperation.
Tasneef to implement FTA’s decision on certificates for vessels from black-listed countries
FTA’s circular will come into effect on January 1st, 2019.
Bahri resumes Bab El-Mandab Strait oil shipments, 7 tankers go dark
It’s unclear what additional security measures have been put in place to satisfy Bahri of the security of its vessels.

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