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Yemen sees ports reopen
Saudi Arabia has reopened some ports in Yemen a week after the Saudi-led military coalition battling the Houthi movement there announced a temporary closure of all Yemeni ports to staunch the tide of arms being sent to Houthi rebels from Iran. 15 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Yemen’s Port of Aden reopens
Two days after ordering a nationwide seaport closure, the Saudi-led military coalition battling the Houthi movement in Yemen has allowed work to resume at the Port of Aden, an official there said on Wednesday. 13 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Hutchison Ports to operate Ahmed Bin Rashid Port
Hutchison Ports has secured a deal to operate Ahmed Bin Rashid Port in Umm Al Quwain (UAQ), United Arab Emirates (UAE). 13 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Hutchison begins Saqr terminal operations
Port operator Hutchison Ports has officially begun operating at its terminal at Saqr Port in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in the UAE. 10 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Yemen conflict sees ports abandoned
Yemen’s ports of Hodeidah and Saleef have been left in limbo following a UN order for commercial ships to leave. 07 Nov 2017 - Port Strategy
Jeddah development to help economic diversification
Jeddah Port will be developed by DP World as part of a plan to diversify Saudi Arabia's economy. 27 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
ICTSI approves Iraq’s BGT development
ICTSI has approved the second development phase of the Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in North Port, Umm Qasr, Iraq. 25 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Bulk terminal deal for King Abdullah Port
King Abdullah Port has signed a 25-year agreement with AMSteel to operate its first bulk and general cargo terminal berth. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Collision course
Overcapacity, politics and the price of oil are set to collide in the Middle East, writes Stevie Knight. 19 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Libyan port re-opens after three-year closure
Libya’s Benghazi port has officially re-opened following a three-year closure due to rival faction fighting in the city. 02 Oct 2017 - Port Strategy
Saudi Aramco moves on ballast water requirements
Saudi Aramco has selected Chelsea Technologies to deliver benchmark testing for ballast water standards compliance after the company announced that all ships calling at its ports and terminals must provide samples of the water deposits to comply with the IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention. 06 Sep 2017 - Port Strategy
Hutchison takes up Basra port contract
Hutchison Ports has partnered up with an Iraqi terminal operator in order to expand its Middle East growth strategy. 23 Aug 2017 - Port Strategy
Qatar boycott benefits Oman's ports
Oman, rather than the UAE, is benefitting from the Middle East economic blockade of Qatar, Qatar’s Hamad Port has indicated. 10 Jul 2017 - Port Strategy
Port of Fujairah expansion
A 35-year agreement will see UAE’s Abu Dhabi Ports develop port infrastructure and manage operations at the Port of Fujairah. 27 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
MEA key to Hutchison Ports’ growth strategy
Hutchison Ports’ managing director for the Middle East and Africa region has spoken out about the importance of the Chinese governmental initiative One Belt, One Road to the company’s growth strategy. 19 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Qatar ports feel strain of political boycott
Container trade in Qatar faces a substantial fallout from continued economic blockades imposed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Gulf Arab states, port experts have said. 08 Jun 2017 - Port Strategy
Diamond in the rough
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Roy van Eijsden examines the investment potential of a post sanctions Iran 03 Apr 2017 - Port Strategy
DP World enjoys 29.9% profit growth
DP World announced throughput growth of 3.2% and profit growth of 29.9% in 2016, maintaining a “flexibility to capitalise” on growth opportunities in the sector. 20 Mar 2017 - Port Strategy
DP World UAE volumes 'stabilise'
DP World says that volumes in the UAE are ‘stabilising’ as it reports handling 3.7 million teu in the region during the fourth quarter of 2016, marginally down by 0.7% year-on-year. 07 Feb 2017 - Port Strategy
Boskalis receives LOI for Oman project
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) to award a contract worth approximately €480m for the development of the port of Duqm in Oman, subject to satisfying certain conditions. 18 Jan 2017 - Port Strategy