Maritime

Kuwaiti shipyard HEISCO plans to add Panamax floating dock
The Panamax size floating dock will boost the regional ship repair and ship building industry and was described by Marafi as a “quantum leap” for the shipyard.
Transport Intelligence (Ti) report reveals why DP World is automating Jebel Ali
A report by transport research and analysis company Transport Intelligence (Ti) warns that the GCC is at risk of over-capacity, revealing why Jebel Ali is focusing on automation.
Fourth VLCC of the year ‘Khurais’ joins rapidly expanding Bahri fleet
Saudi shipping giant adds fourth VLCC this year, bringing its total number of vessels to 92.
Gulftainer handles GCC’s largest ever vessel call
Khorfakkan Container Terminal berths largest container ship ever to call in Middle East.
DNV GL cuts tanker inspection costs in UAE with drones
DNV GL believes this solution can save anywhere from two days to a week on survey time.
KOTC orders four new VLCCs in entirely new class of vessel
Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) has signed a contract worth a reported US$ 79.7 million to have a new VLCC class oil tanker built as part of its ongoing fleet development programme.
PCFC launches Uber/Fiverr hybrid for shipping by dhow
The ‘Dhowber’ smart platform will help in cargo activity reservation for traditional dhows on Dubai creek.
DRC to get first deep-water container port in DP World deal
DP World has won a concession to operate the Port of Banana in the DRC for up to half a century
Fire ravaged Maersk Honam under tow for Jebel Ali Port
Maersk Line has said that Jebel Ali is the “most likely” destination for its ultra large container ship that was struck by a major fire earlier this month.
Dubai radio personality may have lost precious goods in Karachi ship collision
The incident underscores the need for more shippers and shipping lines to adopt digital technologies that track containers from origin to destination.
Remote controlled cargo ships not far-fetched says Lloyd’s Register
All ships can be automated without exception and it is a trend that will only accelerate in the coming years, according to ship classification society Lloyd’s Register.
QE2 cruise ship sales from Port Rashid for first time in three years
The former Cunard flagship QE2 left Port Rashid on Sunday afternoon, for a short journey to drydock.

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