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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - SEAPORTS & SHIPPING

DP World sells Adelaide port to Flinders

Posted on 04/07/2012

Port operator DP World handed over its 60 per cent holding in Adelaide's container terminal to Flinders Port after the Australian firm exercised its right to buy the stake, DP World said on Tuesday. The stake sale was triggered by a transaction entered by the state-owned Dubai firm last year to sell 75-percent of its Australian operations to private equity firm Citi Infrastructure Investors (CII) for US$1.5 billion. Flinders, which owned the remaining 40 per cent in the terminal, received ...  >>MORE

DP World, DB Schenker rail to provide rail services to London gateway

Posted on 03/07/2012

DP World London Gateway and DB Schenker Rail yesterday jointly announced an agreement to provide rail services from day one at the new deep-sea port and Europe's largest logistics park, which opens in Q4 2013. DB Schenker Rail will operate freight trains over 700 metres in length from London Gateway, amongst the longest in the UK. The new hub is likely to become the UK's busiest rail freight terminal. The agreement will see DB Schenker Rail introduce at least four rail freight services a day ...  >>MORE

Jebel Ali voted best seaport in Middle East for 18th consecutive year

Posted on 26/06/2012

DP World's flagship Jebel Ali Port has been voted the Best Seaport in Middle East for the 18th year in a row at the 26th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) organised by the Hong Kong-based transport and logistics market newspaper Cargonews Asia. On behalf of DP World, UAE Region, Kris Chang, Managing Director, DP World - China, received the prestigious award, at a glittering ceremony in Shanghai, China attended by more than 400 top executives from the Asian supply chain industry. ...  >>MORE

DP World rejects Yemen port claim

Posted on 21/06/2012

Yemen's anti-corruption body has called for the cancellation of a contract with DP World, the Dubai company that operates the Port of Aden. The Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption urged the country's cabinet to cancel the contract, citing a breach of contractual obligations, the state news agency Saba reported yesterday. The decision came after a panel found that DP World failed to carry out the first phase investment plan to develop the port of Aden "within the scheduled ...  >>MORE

DP World unveils the first phase of upgrading Al Hamriya Traditional Port

Posted on 13/06/2012

DP World, UAE Region, announced the completion of the first phase of the Al Hamriya port development plans aimed at modernising and upgrading the port to meet customers and fishermen's growing needs. The first phase officially opened includes the upgrading of 1 million square feet of yard, which has been paved, metal fenced, and gated. These open yards are now available for lease for traders and logistics companies. Details of the next phase of the project were unveiled by Mohammed Al ...  >>MORE

UAE, US share best maritime practices

Posted on 12/06/2012

A high-level delegation comprising senior officials from Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority in charge of regulating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai and the Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi, recently concluded a visit to the USA where they met different marine entities in California to discuss various aspects of maritime environment and pollution. The DMCA team was headed by Amer Ali, executive director of Dubai Maritime City ...  >>MORE

Drydocks World restructuring remains on track

Posted on 06/06/2012

Drydocks World has confirmed that its restructuring remains on track for completion in Q3 2012. Drydocks World Dubai LLC and Drydocks World LLC (together the "Drydocks World - Dubai") had filed for Decree 57 on 1 April 2012. On 7 May, Drydocks World - Dubai adjourned its scheduled Directions Hearing to allow it and its syndicated facility lenders the additional short period of time required to finalise the complex suite of financial documentation necessary to support Company Voluntary ...  >>MORE

Data sharing 'has helped Customs reduce smuggling'

Posted on 10/05/2012

Constant threats at borders have led countries to share more information, making it easier for Customs departments to stop dangerous items crossing their boundaries, intelligence authorities say. We are the first line of defence," said Abdullah Al Shaer, the director of the Customs intelligence department in Dubai. "You do not know where threats may come from but with solid platforms, updated procedures and trained staff you can minimise the threats." Al Shaer was speaking at the start of a ...  >>MORE

DP World's flagship Jebel Ali Port wins Shipping Port of the Year Award

Posted on 04/05/2012

The outstanding leadership of DP World's flagship Jebel Ali Port has been recognised with the winning of the Shipping Port of the Year Award at the annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) 2012. The award, Jebel Ali's fourth in six years, was received on behalf of DP World by Mohammed Ali Ahmed, Chief Operating Officer, DP World, UAE Region, at the SCATA annual gala attended by hundreds of supply chain industry leaders. The award is a recognition of Jebel Ali's exceptional ...  >>MORE

DP World Melbourne boosts Terminal Handling Capacity with new straddle carriers

Posted on 04/05/2012

DP World announced today a significant boost to DP World Melbourne's capabilities with the first eight of 16 new energy-efficient straddle carriers starting operations. The new equipment with its greater capacity to handle containers will also help reduce DP World's environmental footprint as well as improve efficiency and productivity at Australia's largest container port. A second batch of eight straddle carriers is due for delivery later this year, bringing DP World Melbourne's fleet ...  >>MORE

DP World wins Golden Peacock Award for CSR

Posted on 29/04/2012

DP World is the winner of the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for 2012 for its work in India, where it operates five marine terminals. The coveted annual award, instituted in India in 1991 to encourage corporate responsibility initiatives promoting sustainable development, was presented at an award ceremony in Dubai in recognition of DP World's efforts to integrate responsible business practices into its operations in India. It is the second time the ...  >>MORE

DP World Aden rolls out a big welcome for 300M long vessel on Maiden Visit

Posted on 20/04/2012

Aden Container Terminal (ACT), operated by global marine terminal operator DP World , has received and serviced one of the largest container vessels to call at the historic Yemeni port, the Kota Carum, owned by Singapore-based Pacific International Lines. The 300-metre long, 6,606 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container unit) ship, built in 2011, is the largest PIL container ship to ever berth at Aden. The management of DP World Aden rolled out a well-practised drill of discharging and loading ...  >>MORE

Record volumes at Abu Dhabi Terminals in 2011

Posted on 15/04/2012

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) reports that the number of containers imported and exported through Mina Zayed by local businesses continue to grow. In 2011 ADT handled 767,713 TEU [an industry norm for twenty foot equivalent container units], which represents a staggering 47% increase on 2010. Martijn Van De Linde, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Terminals, said, "ADT was only established five years ago but our brief history has been a dynamic one. In five short years we have more than ...  >>MORE

First ADPC Pilot boat arrives at Khalifa Port

Posted on 10/04/2012

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) yesterday announced the arrival of the first pilot boat to serve Khalifa Port, when it becomes operational in Q4 this year. The pilot boat will be used for port pilotage operations in the harbour and coastal waters at Khalifa Port and has been designed to be able to cope with long term, heavy-duty service requirements. It is diesel engine powered, giving it excellent sea-faring abilities that will enable it to maintain continuous full service speed with no ...  >>MORE

ADPC plans re-development of marine facilities at Shahama Port

Posted on 08/04/2012

Marine facilities at Shahama Port in Abu Dhabi are to be redeveloped as part of an upgrade of the port's leisure and recreation services. Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) made the announcement at the World Ports and Trade Summit (WPTS), which took place at Adnec from April 2 to 4. The agreement was signed by Engineer Waleed Al Tamimi, VP Project Development, ADPC, and Sami Al-Qazzaz, Halcrow's Director for Abu Dhabi. The agreement is intended to provide consultancy services to revive the ...  >>MORE

Gulftainer welcomes largest ever vessel into Khorfakkan Container Terminal

Posted on 04/04/2012

The largest vessel ever to have docked at Sharjah-based Gulftainer's Khorfakkan Container Terminal arrived on 2nd April on its first voyage from the Far East. The ship, CSCL Uranus, fresh out of the Korean shipbuilding yard on the 9th March 2012, arrived at KCT on its maiden call, is the largest vessel ever to arrive at Khorfakkan Container Terminal and is the largest China Shipping Container Lines' (CSCL) vessel to arrive, not only into KCT, but the biggest vessel on this string to call ...  >>MORE

Drydocks seeks tribunal backing

Posted on 03/04/2012

Drydocks World - Dubai yesterday said it has filed notifications with the Dubai World Tribunal under the government's Decree No. 57 of 2009 to ensure restructuring of its US$2.2 billion (Dh8.07 billion) debt, following opposition to the plan by some lenders. The company said a small minority has yet to confirm its support for the company's debt restructuring although the company has received approvals from the significant majority of its syndicated lender group. Consequently, the group ...  >>MORE

First phase of Khalifa Port will be completed this year

Posted on 02/04/2012

Phase one of Abu Dhabi's Dh26.2 billion Khalifa Port will be completed by the end of this year. Mohammad Al Shamsi, Vice-President of Ports Operations at Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), said the second phase of the project will begin in 2013. No exact date was given. "About 96 per cent of Phase I of Khalifa Port has been completed so far. Once completed, the port will add 2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containerised and 12 million tonnes of general cargo capacity," said ...  >>MORE

DP World reports US$751 million profit during 2011

Posted on 01/04/2012

DP World has announced strong financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for 2011, delivering a better than expected profit for the year, after separately disclosed items, of US$751 million, 67 percent ahead of last year. During 2011, DP World benefited from the improvement in global container volumes whilst retaining a very clear focus on generating additional revenue, driving productivity and managing costs. This has resulted in EBITDA of US$1,307 million and an EBITDA ...  >>MORE

Drydocks World takes step closer to conclude restructuring

Posted on 29/03/2012

Drydocks World said it had taken one step nearer to successfully concluding its restructuring by signing a lock-up agreement intended to formally secure its lenders support. This follows Drydocks World's formal launch of its restructuring proposal at its all lender meeting in Dubai on 8 March 2012, the Group said in an emailed press release. "Having had time to consider the Group's proposals since 8 March 2012, over the coming days the Group's syndicated facility lenders will be asked to ...  >>MORE

DP World to repay US$3 billion loan with existing cash

Posted on 27/03/2012

DP World Limited yesterday announced it will use existing cash resources to repay all US$3 billion outstanding under its revolving credit facility (1) due to mature in October 2012. The repayments will take place between 4 and 10 of next month. As of 31st December 2011, DP World had US$4.2 billion of cash balances including cash flow generated from its portfolio of global terminals and the proceeds of the monetisation of the five terminals in Australia. Following this US$3 billion repayment, ...  >>MORE

DP World, UAE region wins high level commendation for security management

Posted on 19/03/2012

The Higher Committee, the Higher Committee for UAE Civil Seaports and Airports Security, has recognised DP World, UAE Region with two prestigious awards for its commitment to security at its port facilities. The premier regional port operator won the "Distinctive Management in Seaports Sector" and "Excellence in Seaports Sector Training" awards at the Higher Committee's annual awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The award cited Jebel Ali Port for its committed adherence to the highest levels of ...  >>MORE

Khalifa Port, industrial zone to open by year end

Posted on 01/03/2012

The UAE's eight ports handle 61 per cent of the GCC's trade, a top UAE official said Wednesday. Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) yesterday said that it would open Khalifa Port and the adjacent industrial zone — Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) — for business in the fourth quarter of this year. Kizad, located in Taweelah between Abu Dhabi and Dubai cities — already is the site of Emirates Aluminium. Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Chairman of ADPC, said: "Today, ports in the UAE account ...  >>MORE

DP World Southampton sets new record

Posted on 29/02/2012

DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has welcomed a new productivity record set for vessel handling operations at DP World Southampton, and expressed his pleasure with the progress of construction at London Gateway — the new global shipping port and logistics centre project. Bin Sulayem made the remarks during a visit to the UK marine terminals, this week where he met senior officials from DP World Southampton and London Gateway. DP World Southampton's team recently set a new ...  >>MORE

Dubai sea freight volumes rebound but rates remain stagnant

Posted on 28/02/2012

The signs are there. Sea cargo volumes into Dubai have had a noticeable spike in December and, more importantly from the industry's perspective, been maintaining these levels since. At the same time, the cargo rates have not moved in direct proportion to the volume gains. This would, according to industry sources, provide the much-needed impetus to sustain the recent momentum. "Since December, there has been no noticeable gain on rates," Shamsudeen Ahmad, who heads the Middle East operations ...  >>MORE

DP World chairman tours terminals in Paramaribo, Surinam

Posted on 19/02/2012

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, has visited the company's new terminals in Suriname, which joined the port operator's global network just over six months ago. During his visit, Bin Sulayem met Marcel Mulier, Manager Corporate Affairs Havenbeheer Suriname (Suriname Port Authority). They discussed mutual relations and potential port developments. The role of DP World's expertise and cooperation in enhancing further growth for the Port of Paramaribo was also highlighted. Bin ...  >>MORE

President of Argentina meets DP World Chairman to enhance cooperation

Posted on 12/02/2012

The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, has met Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, together with a high-level delegation, to discuss further enhancing mutual cooperation. Present at the meeting were also UAE Ambassador to Argentina Mohammed Essa Al Qattam Al Zaabi and Argentina Minister of Tourism Mr. Enrique Meyer. Bin Sulayem is currently on a tour of DP World's facilities in South America. He is accompanied by senior officials including Chief Executive ...  >>MORE

Shippers must 'eye growth in new frontiers', says senior DP World official

Posted on 02/02/2012

The shipping and port industry must watch out for new frontiers of growth and emerging new patterns in global trade amid mounting global uncertainties, said Mohammed Al Muallem, senior VP and managing director, DP World, UAE Region. Al Muallem was delivering a keynote speech at the second Middle East Liner Shipping Conference (MELSC) 2012 held in Dubai. The two-day annual conference, sponsored by DP World and supported by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), is being held this week ...  >>MORE

DP World grows container volumes 10% in 2011 to reach 55 million TEU

Posted on 01/02/2012

Global marine terminal operator DP World yesterday announced another record year for container handling, with over 54.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) handled across its global portfolio in 2011, an increase of 10% against the prior year. Like for like volume growth was equally strong at 9% when compared with last year. 'Our portfolio of consolidated terminals handled 27.5 million TEU during 2011. Had our five terminals in Australia not been deconsolidated from 12 March ...  >>MORE

New port on Sir Bani Yas Island will ease pressure on current hub

Posted on 30/01/2012

A major port project has been unveiled in Abu Dhabi's Western Region in a move which analysts say will take the pressure off the capital's existing logistics hub. The port has been jointly developed by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and the Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) as part of a Dh730 billion investment in the Western Region. TDIC announced last week that the Louvre, Guggenheim and Zayed National Museum projects were back on track, and ADPC said in a statement ...  >>MORE

New milestone for DP World as Spanish terminal wins ISO 28000 certification

Posted on 16/01/2012

Global marine terminal operator DP World has achieved a major security milestone with DP World Tarragona achieving ISO 28000 certification - the 40th DP World facility to receive the independently audited award. The ISO 28000 standard sets out mechanisms and process to address security vulnerabilities at strategic and operational levels, as well as establishing preventive action plans. DP World Tarragona, located in the Catalan region of north-eastern Spain, earned the security certification ...  >>MORE

Nanaimo Port Authority selects DP World Vancouver to operate cargo terminals

Posted on 05/01/2012

DP World Vancouver and the Nanaimo Port Authority have signed a three year agreement that awards DP World Vancouver the right to operate the Port of Nanaimo's facilities, including the general cargo Duke Point facility and Assembly Wharf, DP World said in a press release. The two parties are looking at diversifying and pursuing commodities along with short sea shipping of containers to and from Vancouver Island. The current commodities handled at the three berth Port of Nanaimo facilities ...  >>MORE

Gulf customs union begins January 2015, says Al Zayani

Posted on 26/12/2011

Dr. Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) highlighted that the GCC Customs Union will go into effect on January 1, 2015. A GCC committee will be formed in this respect comprising Customs directors in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Al Zayani made his remarks on the sidelines of the meeting of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce '&' Industry (ADCCI). The ADCCI's chairman and members along with a number of businessmen participated in ADCCI's meeting. ...  >>MORE

DP World, UAE region achieves top recognition from ACCA

Posted on 26/12/2011

DP World, UAE Region has been globally recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as providing outstanding training and development opportunities for DP World's Finance Department employees. The ACCA Platinum Approved Employer certificate was presented to Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, this week by Stuart Dunlop, Head of Middle East, Association of Chartered Certified. The certificate is awarded to leading ...  >>MORE

Jebel Ali Port sets new productivity record Delivering 259 berth moves per hour

Posted on 19/12/2011

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 container units), were handled within 28 working hours, beating previous productivity benchmarks. The record set during the recent ...  >>MORE

UAE's ADPC wins two awards at Big Project and BGreen Awards

Posted on 12/12/2011

Abu Dhabi Ports Company is celebrating after winning two awards at the prestigious Big Project and BGreen magazine Awards ceremony held at the Armani Hotel, Dubai. Four hundred industry colleagues saw ADPC win the Outstanding Development of the Year Award, followed by the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year Award. Both green prizes were given for ADPC's ongoing work in constructing the company's flagship project Khalifa Port and Kizad (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi) both of which open ...  >>MORE

DP World to create 4 million TEU new capacity at Jebel Ali

Posted on 07/12/2011

DP World yesterday announced it is planning to expand flagship port Jebel Ali in the UAE by creating an additional 4 million TEU capacity, bringing total capacity at Jebel Ali to19 million TEU by 2014. DP World will be investing around US$850 million over three years adapting 1,860 metres of quayside and 70 hectares of yard from an existing general cargo berth into a new container terminal within the existing container port. The investment will be financed from existing cash resources and ...  >>MORE

DP World highlights key role in UAE economy

Posted on 05/12/2011

DP World celebrated the 40th UAE National Day with a week of traditional Emirati festivities for its employees, partners and friends, and opened a new health clinic to mark the occasion. DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem inaugurated a new health clinic at Jebel Ali Port in the presence of Port and Free Zone World group CEO and DP World vice-chairman Jamal Majid bin Thaniah, DP World chief executive officer Mohammed Sharaf, DP World UAE Region senior vice-president and managing ...  >>MORE

DP World wins top Lloyd's List Award for employees training category

Posted on 20/11/2011

DP World, UAE Region has won the prestigious Lloyd's List Training Award for 2011 in recognition for its outstanding commitment to training of its employees and demonstrating a proactive contribution towards improving training standards across the maritime industry as a whole. The award was received by Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World in the gala event attended by top executives from the regional maritime industry, government officials and other ...  >>MORE

Port Rashid set to become largest cruise centre in the Middle East

Posted on 27/10/2011

Global marine terminal operator DP World yesterday 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 time carrying a combined 7000 passengers. DP World will expand the current terminal facilities by the end of 2012 to cater for as many as five cruise ...  >>MORE

DP World achieves 10% rise in container traffic amid downturn

Posted on 26/10/2011

Ports operator DP World yesterday said it has achieved a ten per cent increase in container volume during the third quarter and expects full-year profit to be in line with expectations. The Dubai World-owned company said it handled gross volumes of 14.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) in the third quarter of 2011, marking a ten per cent rise over the corresponding period last year. "While uncertainty continues to affect the global economy, our business continues to perform ...  >>MORE

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DP World sells Adelaide port to Flinders


DP World, DB Schenker rail to provide rail services to London gateway


Jebel Ali voted best seaport in Middle East for 18th consecutive year


DP World rejects Yemen port claim


DP World unveils the first phase of upgrading Al Hamriya Traditional Port


UAE, US share best maritime practices


Drydocks World restructuring remains on track


Data sharing 'has helped Customs reduce smuggling'


DP World's flagship Jebel Ali Port wins Shipping Port of the Year Award


DP World Melbourne boosts Terminal Handling Capacity with new straddle carriers


DP World wins Golden Peacock Award for CSR


DP World Aden rolls out a big welcome for 300M long vessel on Maiden Visit


Record volumes at Abu Dhabi Terminals in 2011


First ADPC Pilot boat arrives at Khalifa Port


ADPC plans re-development of marine facilities at Shahama Port


Gulftainer welcomes largest ever vessel into Khorfakkan Container Terminal


Drydocks seeks tribunal backing


First phase of Khalifa Port will be completed this year


DP World reports US$751 million profit during 2011


Drydocks World takes step closer to conclude restructuring


DP World to repay US$3 billion loan with existing cash


DP World, UAE region wins high level commendation for security management


Khalifa Port, industrial zone to open by year end


DP World Southampton sets new record


Dubai sea freight volumes rebound but rates remain stagnant


DP World chairman tours terminals in Paramaribo, Surinam


President of Argentina meets DP World Chairman to enhance cooperation


Shippers must 'eye growth in new frontiers', says senior DP World official


DP World grows container volumes 10% in 2011 to reach 55 million TEU


New port on Sir Bani Yas Island will ease pressure on current hub


New milestone for DP World as Spanish terminal wins ISO 28000 certification


Nanaimo Port Authority selects DP World Vancouver to operate cargo terminals


Gulf customs union begins January 2015, says Al Zayani


DP World, UAE region achieves top recognition from ACCA


Jebel Ali Port sets new productivity record Delivering 259 berth moves per hour


UAE's ADPC wins two awards at Big Project and BGreen Awards


DP World to create 4 million TEU new capacity at Jebel Ali


DP World highlights key role in UAE economy


DP World wins top Lloyd's List Award for employees training category


Port Rashid set to become largest cruise centre in the Middle East


DP World achieves 10% rise in container traffic amid downturn