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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
Qatar joint venture to operate Hamad
Mwani Qatar and Milaha have a signed an agreement to establish a new company, QTerminals, to manage Hamad Port. 01 Dec 2016 - Port Strategy
German expertise in Iran
The Iranian roads minister has said that a German company has won a tender to develop the country’s Shahid Rajaee Port. 03 Nov 2016 - Port Strategy
Breaking free
Money’s getting tighter for oil dependant Middle East ports finds Stevie Knight 30 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Iran, Netherlands sign MoU for port co-operation
Iran’s minister of roads and urban development Abbas Ahmad Akhoundi and minister of infrastructure and the environment of the Netherlands Schultz van Haegen have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for bilateral maritime transport and port co-operation. 25 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
ICTSI Basra open for business
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has opened the first phase of its new greenfield terminal development. 12 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
COSCO inks Khalifa concession
COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (CPSL SPV) has entered into a concession agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports Company to operate the new Khalifa Port Container Terminal 2. 03 Oct 2016 - Port Strategy
Expansion plan for Khalifa Port
Abu Dhabi Ports has announced a major expansion plan in Khalifa Port, which will add 1000m of quay wall to the port and deepen its main channel and basin to 18m from the current 16m. 31 Aug 2016 - Port Strategy
DP World slows down Jebel Ali expansion
DP World will slow down expansion of its Jebel Ali port due to “softer market conditions” amid a bleak global trade outlook. 25 Aug 2016 - Port Strategy
A revolutionary new way of moving boxes
DP World has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US-based Hyperloop One to explore the value of using innovative Hyperloop systems to move cargo around between its ports. 16 Aug 2016 - Port Strategy
Israeli ports beset by problems
Members of the Israel food industry have gathered at a meeting of the Maritime Traders Association to warm of soaring food prices, according to the Jerusalem Post. 28 Jul 2016 - Port Strategy