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DEWA extends free electric car charging initiative in Dubai
At least 10 percent of all newly-purchased cars in Dubai will be electric or hybrid by 2020
First semi-autonomous heavy vehicle tested on Dubai-Abu Dhabi road
Self-driving cars could hit UAE roads by 2021, according to the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology
‘Road trains’ coming to Oman to link SOHAR and Dry Port at Khazaen Economic City
Road trains are primarily heavy trucks hauling two or more semi-trailers laden with shipping containers a feature that contributes to greater efficiency and cost savings in the transportation of cargoes.
Kuehne + Nagel acquires overland and logistics activities of Rotra
Following the recent takeover of the Jöbstl Group in Austria, this acquisition is another strategic step for Kuehne + Nagel in expanding its leading European overland network
Camso launches new non-marking press-on forklift tire series
Both tires are designed to meet the growing needs of indoor applications and rental fleets with operations of medium intensity usage
Careem to operate Dubai bike sharing scheme after RTA deal
Ride-hailing app Careem will operate 3,500 bicycles across 350 smart docking stations in the emirate
Carshare operator Ekar drives expansion into Saudi Arabia
Successful Series B funding round raised $17.5m in June this year
Careem’s acquisition of Cyacle reflects growing influence of SMEs and startups in UAE
The acquisition was reportedly part of Careem’s strategy to offer complete mobility solutions to more MENA cities over the next 12 months
RTA to migrate taxi booking services to Hala e-hailing platform in December
The move heralds a shift from the interactive voice response system of taxi booking in Dubai
Bahrain Customs invests in electric cars for ports and warehouses
The customs authority has already started using the Renault Twizy
Work to start on Bahrain’s US $3.5 billion King Hamad Causeway project
The total project value is estimated at US$ 3.5 billion, but the consultancy agreement is worth around US $8.9 million
UAE concrete supplier expands fleet with Renault Trucks K models
Middle East Ready Mix Concrete (L.L.C) takes delivery of twelve K 480 T6x4 Heavy Duty Prime Movers with 48CBM Tipping Trailers

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