Transport

Iranian VLCC issues distress call in Red Sea off Saudi coast
The vessel, one of the world’s largest crude tankers, signaled distress at 6:30am Iran time on Tuesday, about 75 miles off of Yanbu
Abu Dhabi to invest $128m to improve public transport
Integrated Transport Centre says 40 new buses to be launched in October, plans to buy total of 327 buses
Etihad Rail receives prequalification tenders for rolling stock contract
The rolling stock will operate across the entire Etihad railway network and the rail operator has stipulated strict requirements for the wagons
Oman Air Cargo continues digitisation push with new mobile app
It follows on from the deployment of a SmartKargo cloud-based cargo management solution that was launched back in September 2017
US government repeats warning to airlines over Iran threat in Gulf region
Federal Aviation Administration releases new guidance to US airlines and other commercial-flight operators over threat posed by Iran
Bahrain to join US-led efforts to protect Gulf navigation
Bahrain steps up to join US-led efforts to protect shipping in the Gulf amid tensions between Washington and Tehran
Emirates affected as Boeing delays launch of ultra-long-range 777-8
Emirates airline ordered 150 777X aircraft at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, almost 50 percent of the total orders around the world
Credit card payment introduced in Abu Dhabi airport taxis
The new service allows the users to have a variety of payment methods as they can also use Apple and Samsung Pay
Air Arabia says to boost network after new A321 plane delivery
Sharjah-based low cost carrier says to expand its medium haul destinations after arrival of second Airbus A321neo Long Range
ACO Marine installs wastewater treatment units aboard ropax sister ships
The three 87.6m vessels were each retrofitted with a Clarimar MF-2 biological-type sewage treatment plant
Iranian tanker departs Gibraltar and enters international waters
Iran’s ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, confirmed in a post on Twitter that the oil tanker was headed to international waters.
Bombardier signs $4.5 billion contract to build Cairo monorail
The monorails will reduce traffic congestion in Cairo, home to more than 20 million people

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