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  • 27 October 2011

    Global marine terminal operator DP World has announced it is expanding Port Rashid cruise terminal facilities to continue its leading position as the largest cruise centre in the Middle East. Port Rashid sits at the heart of Dubai city. Its Dubai Cruise Terminal currently has capacity to serve two ocean-going cruise ships at the same […]

  • 4 January 2011

    DP World will wind down its management of Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed port in January following the end of its five-year contract, says the Dubai… By Ivan Gale (thenational) [mappress] Source: thenational, January 4, 2011;

  • 27 December 2011

    Board of Directors of Pasni Fish Harbor at its meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minsiter Nawab Aslam Raisani has accorded approval for immediate start of harbor revival project. It include dredging of harbor, construction of breakwater wall and other construction work. It would fully revive Pasni Fish Harbor directly benefitting local fishermen. Experts form […]

  • 19 December 2011

    DP World, UAE Region has achieved a new vessel productivity benchmark when its state-of-the-art cranes hit a record of 259 berth moves per hour while servicing the container liner MSC Madeleine at its flagship Jebel Ali Port in Dubai recently. Concerted team effort and the port’s signature operational efficiencies ensured that 11,722 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Royal IHC has begun sea trials for the recently launched 6,000m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ARZANA. The vessel is owned by National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) from Abu Dhabi and has been specially designed to operate in high ambient temperatures. Over the next couple of days, IHC engineers will be performing seaborne trials of the ship’s systems prior […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Board of Directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) announced yesterday that Lasse Petterson will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on May 1, 2017. Chairman of the Board Robert Uhler stated: “As expected, since becoming a Board Member late in 2016, his background, reputation and character have enabled him […]

  • 2 May 2012

    A delegation from the Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) in conjunction with the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), representing Jordan’s Port of Aqaba, the second-largest container port on the Red Sea, is actively seeking to build ties with the Iraqi business community in order to promote Aqaba as the preferred gateway for goods on their way to […]

  • 14 March 2011
    Business & Finance

      Miclyn Express Offshore (“MIO”) is pleased to announce the award of a contract for the charter of four barges by Van Oord Middle East Ltd. The barges will be chartered in from a 3rd party and used for rock transport in the Arabian Gulf. MIO’s current fleet of available barges in the Middle East are not suited for […]

  • 17 May 2012

    At the end of a three year development process of dredging and construction, the luxury villas of Nurai island, off Saadiyat island in Abu Dhabi, have been put up for sale. According to constructionweekonline.com, the Nurai island project was launched in Q4 2008 with the dredging work awarded to the Dutch Van Oord Gulf, and […]

  • 22 June 2011

    The new $4.3m port under construction at Dubai Creek will be completed by August, said Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai…   (qatarsocial) [mappress] Source: qatarsocial, June 22, 2011

  • 26 July 2011

    DP World’s global portfolio of container terminals has continued to build on the excellent start to 2011 with the momentum continuing into the second quarter. Gross volumes for the first six months of the year were 26.2 million TEU or 11% ahead of the prior year. This performance was driven by strong growth in the […]

  • 2 November 2010

    The Saudi government has allocated SR650m ($174m) for the development of east Jeddah which was hit by floods which killed 123 people and … (constructionweekonline) [mappress] Source: constructionweekonline, November 2, 2010;

  • 28 March 2010

    Karachi—Intensive dredging in the approach channel of both East and West wharves and widening/realignment of the navigational channel has enabled KPT to accommodate large vessels during 2008-10. [mappress] Source:pakobserver,March 28,2010;

  • 7 June 2011

      For the second time in a week, global marine terminal operator DP World welcomed and simultaneously handled two mega container vessels at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, reinforcing its relentless efforts and capability to continuously meet customers’ demands. The ships, MSC Beatrice and MSC Lauren, sailed in within 10 hours of each other, barely […]

  • 16 May 2011

    DP World, UAE Region has won the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award for outstanding contribution to community welfare at the 5th annual Supply Chain Transport (SCATA) Awards 2011. The prestigious CSR award recognises DP World, UAE Region’s efforts to operate in a responsible manner in all aspects of its activities, which impact customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment. The […]

  • 16 January 2012

    Global shipping line APL is leveraging Sohar Port’s strategic geographical location outside the Strait of Hormuz, as well as its deepwater…   By Conrad Prabhu (zawya) [mappress] Source: zawya, January 16, 2012; Image: portofsohar

  • 30 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Van Oord successfully executed the impressive ground improvement project for client Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC). The project, which started in 2014, involved the reclamation of 65 million cubic meters of sand and extensive soil improvement. The reclamation area of 1,320 ha is intended for one of the largest oil refining plants in the Middle […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Alphatron Marine BV, a Rotterdam-headquartered manufacturer of unique complementary products, has signed a lease contract with Seacontractors for eleven vessels to provide satellite hardware and data solution packages. Alphatron Marine’s VSAT system will be installed alongside the existing IT infrastructure on 9 of the Seacontractors B-Class workboats and 2 of the A-Class workboats, consisting of Anchor […]

  • 3 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Middle East District intends to solicit names of construction firms experienced in working in the Middle East region who are interested in submitting a firm-fixed price offer for the Umm Qasr dredging project. MED is anticipating a project at an Iraqi Naval installation located at the Port of Umm […]

  • 26 September 2011

    DP World announced yesterday the construction of a 400 metre quay extension at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, increasing the capacity at the facility by 1 million TEU to 15 million TEU. The expansion, expected to be concluded by the end of 2012, will extend the quay at Jebel Ali Container Terminal 2 to 3,000 […]

  • 18 December 2012

    ADPC showcased some of the world leading technology behind its new AED 26.5 billion (USD 7.2 billion) Khalifa Port, which was formally inaugurated on 12/12/12. The company displayed its state-of-the-art 3D GIS simulator, used to simulate the movement of consignments within the port, at the 2012 ESRI Middle East and Africa User Conference (MEAUC). The […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Région Bretagne has invited bidders to submit their offers for the port bathymetric surveys work at the Rennes area. This contract includes the bathymetric surveys in the three ports of the Brittany Region for: – Regular monitoring of access channels and shorelines likely to have sediment buildup; – Carry out occasional checks for specific needs […]

  • 19 September 2011

    The second unit of Vale Oman’s pelletising plant at the Port of Sohar is due to come on stream before the end of this year, taking the… By Conrad Prabhu (zawya) [mappress] Source: zawya, September 19, 2011

  • 25 October 2011

    The foundation stone for Sidon’s maritime barrier will be laid Thursday, paving the way for a project to close down the city’s notorious dum… By Mohammed Zaatari (dailystar) [mappress] Source: dailystar, October 25, 2011  

  • 20 May 2011

    Xenophobic statements targeting Kuwait should be guarded against after their announcement to build a new port to compete with Iraqi ones, th… (zawya) [mappress] Source: zawya, May 20, 2011;    

  • 15 April 2011

      Innovation, diversity and long term relationships with customers and business partners will continue to be the main drivers of DP World, UAE Region’s future development. Addressing a visiting team from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Switzerland, this week Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said the premier regional port […]