Ports & Free Zones

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.
JAFZA Bridge launched by DP World in Dubai Logistics Corridor
DP World launches JAFZA Bridge for North and South sides of Jebel Ali Freezone, enhancing links between JAFZA and Al Maktoum Airport in Dubai South.
Gulftainer’s GSCCO seeks new ways of doing business in Saudi
Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), part of the Gulftainer group of companies, aims to encourage new ways of doing business in Jubail, where it operates the Jubail Container Terminal, one of the fastest growing terminals of 2017.
DP World invested US $1-billion in its logistics operations in 2017
Growing global trade opportunities, diversifying its business across the supply chain and exploring smart innovation technologies were key strands of DP World’s operations in 2017 which included over US $1 billion in capital expenditure year to date.
CASE STUDY: Abu Dhabi Ports looks to the East for growth
Abu Dhabi Ports bets on China for leverage in an increasingly competitive GCC port operations sector.
Maysun solar panel producer first to establish plant in JAFZA
Maysun Solar has become the first photovoltaic panel producer to set up a manufacturing facility in JAFZA, underscoring DP World’s pursuit of a more sustainable operation.
Dubai infrastructure upgrades pay off as four cruise ships dock
All four cruise ships homeporting in Middle East for 2018 season meet in port at Dubai Cruise Terminal.
Joint Tank Services to establish SOHAR tank repair hub in SOHAR
Joint Tank Services (JTS) is to establish a new depot in SOHAR Freezone on a 20,000 square metre green-field site.
REPORT: GCC Port Technology
With 37 major and minor ports across the GCC, and just ten ports accounting for 95% of all cargo traffic, amounting to an estimated 35-million TEU by 2020.
Sheikh Ahmed launches ‘DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy’
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), has launched the ‘DAFZA’s Strategy for Islamic Economy’ which is based on strategic initiatives involving the Islamic economy and halal sectors.
Majis Industrial launches Phase 2 of $31m waste plant in Oman
Majis Industrial Services has announced the launch of the second phase of its central plant for the treatment and recycling of liquid industrial waste in the port of Sohar.
SOHAR rolls out major recycling initiative in green port drive
Last year, an international study estimated that eight million metric tons of plastic waste enters the oceans from land each year, a problem that SOHAR Port & Freezone is trying to combat with a new recycling initiative.

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