Maritime

Autoterminal Khalifa Port to manage new roro terminal in Abu Dhabi
Autoterminal, a member of the Noatum Maritime Group, and Abu Dhabi Ports, have signed a shareholder agreement for the creation of a joint venture company called Autoterminal Khalifa Port, to manage the roro/car terminal in Khalifa Port under a 15 year concession.
Are Fujairah oil spills caused by tankers illegally cleaning their holds?
General manager of Fujairah port calls for 24-hour monitoring to clamp down on tankers causing local oil spills
NileDutch eyes GCC supply efficiency after deploying forecasting tech
The West African-European shipping line NileDutch says it plans to better service the Middle East market ahead of possible expansion in the region, following a major flow optimisation deployment.
DP World considers fourth cruise terminal at Port Rashid
DP World wants to better-target the luxury cruise sector at Port Rashid, with plans to build a fourth terminal solely for use by luxury cruise ships.
Evergreen orders eight new 11,000 TEU container ships
Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) has ordered eight 11,000 TEU containerships from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).
Dubai considers waste eating ‘shark’ for Dubai Canal
Dubai Municipality is mulling the launch of a smart, autonomous vehicle that clears rubbish in waterways called “Waste Shark,” according to a press release.
NileDutch reduces empty container flow costs by 15% with Transmetrics
NileDutch, an Egyptian-Dutch shipping company connecting West Africa with the rest of the world is reducing empty container costs with Transmetrics predictive optimisation software.
Pharma ocean freight enters new waters with Poseidon
The Poseidon pharma ocean freight program with its radical ‘one team culture’ went live at the IQPC Temperature Controlled Logistics Conference in London.
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.
Bahri takes delivery of second VLCC of the year
Continuing its strong start to 2018, Bahri has taken delivery of ‘Lawhah’, a Very Large Crude-oil Carrier (VLCC), to further cement its market-dominant position in crude oil transportation.
GulfNav appoints co-book runner for AED448m rights issue
Gulf Navigation Holding has appointed Al Ramz Corporation Investment and Development, listed in the Dubai Financial Market, as a co-bookrunner to manage its rights issue in order to increase its capital to AED 1 billion.
GulfNav looking to expand in GCC with major acquisition
Gulf Navigation Holding (GulfNav) is in discussions to acquire a majority stake in Atlantic Navigation Holding, an integrated offshore supply operation in the region.