Dubai/ UAE, Tuesday 26 July 2016: – DP World Limited handled 31.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals during the first half of 2016, with gross container volumes growing by 2.5% on a reported basis, and up 1.2% on a like-for-like basis.
Last week Antwerp Port Authority signed a collaboration agreement with Shahid Rajaee Port Authority which controls the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran. Bandar Abbas accounts for 90% of the in- and outgoing containers of Iran and for nearly half of the 200 million tonnes of freight handled by the 11 Iranian ports put together. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the headquarters of the Ports & Maritime Organisation in Teheran which is responsible for managing these 11 ports. The agreement runs for a period of five years, after which it can be renewed.
Sharjah-UAE: 15 May 2016 – Gulf Stevedoring (GSCCO), a member of the Gulftainer Group of Companies, celebrated the handling of a record 20 million TEUs at the Northern Container Terminal (NCT) in the port of Jeddah, KSA. Gulftainer is the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UAE.
Dubai, UAE Thursday 28 April 2016 – DP World Limited today held its Annual General Meeting for the year ended 31 December 2015. DP World Chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, made the following statement regarding operational performance in the first quarter of 2016.
Oman Shipping Company (OSC) is launching a new freight service linking all Omani ports to the United Arab Emirates by mid-April, 2016, in a bold move to boost trade links.
- Recording impressive 9% spike in container volume, company’s UAE terminals in Khorfakkan and Sharjah emerge strongest performers in 2015
- Launch of operations in Lebanon in 2016, tripling of container volume over next decade form key strategic goals
- Veteran maritime industry professional Dalgaard to steer expansion of Gulftainer in high-growth global markets
- Peter Richards appointed to Executive Board and to lead company’s expansion in United States
The new 8.5 km long and 18.5 meter-deep channel allows 24-hour access of ULCS through to the Suez Canal Container Terminal;
The terminal is also expanding in response to Egypt’s growing population and economy, and role as a global transportation hub.
Phase 1 of the new Terminal 4 to add 3.1m container capacity bringing the port’s total to 22.1m by 2018