Maritime

US firm wins contract for giant Saudi shipyard project
The shipyard complex covers an area of 4.3 square kilometres and, when complete, will be the largest in the Gulf region, providing a combination of offshore structures fabrication, new ship building and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services
Moscord to add Schneider Electric Marine Product Line
The partnership will allow ship owners and managers direct access to Schneider’s marine products, including last-mile delivery to virtually any harbor.
Port of Auckland orders the world’s most powerful electric tug
It will be able to do 3-4 operations (usually in 3-4 hours) and then recharge over of a period of two hours.
Costa, MSC and TUI making no changes to Dubai cruises amid Iran tensions
All three cruise lines say they have no current plans to cancel or amend their coming cruise seasons in Dubai
Cruise giant P&O pulls out of Dubai amid Gulf tensions
P&O Cruises announces it will withdraw from Dubai this winter amid continuing tensions over shipping in the Gulf
Saudi Arabia’s first female crane operators awarded permits
The women will operate remote controlled cranes introduced as part of KAP’s push to introduce new technologies in all departments at its container terminal
Jotun signs 42 vessel HPS contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen
HPS combines premium SeaQuantum X200 antifouling with technical and digital solutions to accurately measure hull performance. The antifouling works to increase vessel efficiency, cut fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions.
COSCO Shipping strengthen the mutual cooperation with MacGregor
MacGregor has signed a framework purchasing agreement with COSCO Shipping to support MacGregor spare parts and service of equipment installed on their fleet of more than 1000 ships operating worldwide
Iran seizes third foreign ship in less than a month
Vessel is suspected of smuggling large volume of fuel, ISNA reports
Tafawuq Facilities Management introduces first boat to its Abu Dhabi fleet
The introduction of its first waterborne vehicle allows Tafawuq’s operational teams to keep various locations on Reem Island free of any debris, including the surrounding waterways and mangrove areas.
Saudi issues licence to Maersk to operate in all ports
The licence is the fourth of its kind to be issued to foreign investors in Saudi Arabia
DP World may be planning to increase Malaysian footprint
Two separate sources confirm that Suria Cap is in negotiations with DP World

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