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Australia’s Federal Agriculture Minister lashes out at sheep fatalities on GCC trade
Australia's Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the number of sheep dying on export ships to Middle East is "just bulls@#t"
IODC looks at what the UAE and KSA’s $70bn investment means for maritime
With the rising demand for freight handling, logistics, and other sub-services, the regional maritime sector is looking ahead into a brighter future.
SOHAR Port & Freezone signs land-lease solar agreement with Shell
The agreement means that businesses in the Sohar Freezone could be powered by solar photovoltaic (PV) projects instead of gas.
Case Study: Ethiopia challenges Dubai with Africa’s largest air cargo terminal
Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, says the airline’s new 38,000sqm air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa puts the city in direct competition with hubs like Dubai
UD Trucks launches New Quaster in GCC for smart trucking
UD Trucks launches New Quester to help companies in the MEENA region accelerate growth with Smart Logistics
Video: Passengers jump onto airliner wing as Boeing engine goes up in flames
The engine of the Boeing 737 operated by Russia's Utair caught fire as the plane was being pushed back from the terminal prior to take off. The incident was captured on video and shared on Instagram.
DP World reveals BOXBAY High Bay Storage (HBS) system for Jebel Ali
BOXBAY represents a new and intelligent High Bay Storage (HBS) system that will be ready in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 with a pilot project scheduled at Jebel Ali Terminal 4.
Hutchison’s new super post-panamax STS cranes hit productivity record in SOHAR
The terminal served three vessels in a recent two week period, managing an average Gross Crane Rate (GCR) of 38 moves per hour and a high of 52 moves per hour.
UAE-based Grandweld Shipyards delivers four Crew Boats to Kuwait Oil Company
The newly constructed four boats were specially designed to meet the requirements of KOC, in accordance with Lloyd's Register’s classification rules in order to provide the highest operational efficiency and safety.
Uber launches “women preferred” option for drivers in Saudi Arabia
Uber says it launched the feature in response to the feedback received from women drivers in Saudi Arabia, who overwhelmingly only want to transport female passengers.
Geopolitical crises are dragging down trade growth says DP World
Latin America, however, is a bright spark (despite Venezuela) and DP World is anticipating solid growth in the region.
VIDEO: What Amazon’s giant drone-carrying airship would look like
The AFCs would hover at about 13,700 metres and be restocked and resupplied by "shuttles or smaller airships". Amazon did not comment on the footage.

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