Middle East – Page 2

  • ACT made some big sustainability gains in 2019 Photo: APM Terminals

    Jordan focuses on sustainability efforts


    Jordan’s only container port has released its ninth annual sustainability report revealing its continued sustainability efforts to get more eco-friendly.

  • bunkering

    LSFO bunkering helps ports be IMO-compliant


    A port in the United Arab Emirates has taken part in the first IMO 2020-compliant low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) bunkering operation for an energy company.

  • greenhouse

    Conservation partnership champions trees


    A Middle East port partnership will see the planting of 600 trees to support environmental conservation.

  • debris collection

    Masses of sea debris recycled


    Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary Safeen collected over 120t of floating sea debris in Abu Dhabi waters last year and recycled more than ten tons of the collected material.

  • SOHAR Port and Freezone

    Oman MoU targets environmental management


    SOHAR Port and Freezone and Oman’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for environmental management and best practise.

  • The UAE’s first green storage and warehouse facilities at DP World’s Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai

    Solar-powered warehouse cuts carbon footprint


    DP World’s Jebel Ali Free Zone has launched the UAE’s first green storage and warehouse facilities in Dubai helping businesses to reduce their carbon footprint.

  • Khalifa's new container freight station will be used to load metal into containers for transfer onto ships for export

    Khalifa freight station takes trucks off the roads


    A new container freight station at Khalifa Port in the UAE aims to improve logistics efficiency and environmental performance by reducing truck movements.

  • Remote testing: DP World Yarimca is upgrading two of its Konecranes RTG cranes to test remote productivity

    DP World tests the efficiency of remote operation


    DP World Yarimca is automating two of its Konecranes RTG cranes to test the possibilities of better efficiency.

  • The annual Harmoul beach clean-up is part of SOHAR’s Cleaner Greener community campaign

    Cleaning up the neighbourhood


    Volunteers from SOHAR port and Freezone have joined together with school and college students to clean-up the local Harmoul Beach.

  • Drydocks World has been recognised for its environmental stewardship

    Green recognition for Drydocks World


    Drydocks World and Maritime World have won a prestigious national award for its “Zero Harm” initiative which aims towards creating zero environmental and health harm.

  • Sohar takes environmental stewardship seriously

    Sohar launches environmental programme


    Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone has launched its first environmental management programme in conjunction with the Ministry of Climate Affairs.

  • Port of Tripoli, Lebanon

    Emerging from fire


    It used to be thought that environmental concerns were simply issues for the mature, established economies. Now there’s an awareness that developing ports will also be growing their own set of environmental challenges that could suck the blood from their future – unless dealt with early, writes Stevie Knight, ...

  • If you want to have an environmentally friendly programme for your waste which leads you to a sustainable management, make an easy design, think Green and include LCA to your smart systems

    Reducing GHG: Life Cycle Assessment


    The phenomenon of a continuous industrial development, which slowly but surely destroys our environment is particularly noticeable in the maritime industry all over the world, where ports represent the gates for the stream of economical growth, says Mansoureh Hasanzadeh from the Coastal Engineering Department, Iran Ports & Maritime Organization (PMO).

  • Mr. Avi Hasson, the Chief Scientist of Israel and Inna Braverman Co-Founder of Eco Wave Power in the Mixiii Award Ceremony

    Eco Wave Power awarded for innovation


    Israel’s Eco Wave Power (EWP) has won an innovation award after competing against 60 other young stat-up companies as part of the ‘WOW’ competition.

  • The MoU will offer an ehanced transport system

    UAE’s ‘first’ bulk and container railway terminal


    Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Rail to plan an integrated bulk and container railway terminal facility at Khalifa Port.

  • Having a perfect knowledge of the wind conditions can help us to use wind energy conversion systems appropriately, says Mansoureh Hasanzadeh

    The importance of wind farms while developing green ports


    The current development of ports and the rate of international product transmission entail huge pressure on ports'' operations. Certain maritime activities such as the reception and export of goods and the common performance and maintenance operations at ports are considered as the most power consuming in the industry, says Mansoureh ...

  • Controlling marine pollution in the Persian Gulf region requires the consideration of Environmental Performance Indicators (EPIs)

    Environmental Site Selection Studies for Oil Terminals


    Oil jetties are gates of commerce among different nations. However, they have been identified as old threats for the port environment due to their different potentialities for causing coastal pollution and risk. Mansoureh Hasanzadeh from the Iran Ports & Maritime Organization, and Emran Moradpour Tayebi, MSc student at the University ...

  • The LNG tugs will be fitted with a range of Rolls-Royce power and propulsion equipment

    Rolls-Royce and Drydocks develop LNG tugs


    Rolls-Royce is to provide power and propulsion systems for LNG powered tugs being designed by Drydocks World Dubai for the Middle East market.

  • Aqaba – Jordan’s only container port has benefitted from Transas VTS

    Transas delivers VTS expertise to Aqaba


    Global marine IT expert, Transas Marine, has completed a stand alone AIS-based VTS installation at the Port of Aqaba under the auspices of the EU-funded SafeMed II Project .

  • Environmentally friendly technologies are high on the agenda for Drydocks

    New green initiatives in the UAE


    Drydocks World and Maritime World have been implementing new environmentally friendly technologies and has a recertification to ISO 14001 standard by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA).