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Authorities in the Maldives islands are reportedly in talks with operator DP World to move commercial port facilities from the Port of Malé to Thilafushi, an artificial island in the south of the island chain.

Published in Emerging Economies

Moroccan authorities have launched the $396 million Wessal Casablanca Port project which will develop a new fishing port and shipyard in the country’s largest city as well as upgrading existing infrastructure.

Published in Emerging Economies
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:50

DP World completes on $2.6bn EZW purchase

Dubai-based port operator DP World has announced the closure of a $2.6 billion deal to acquire shares in Middle Eastern rival Economic Zones World FZE (EZW).

Published in Finance Deals
Friday, 20 February 2015 14:00

Saudi Arabia pushes $10bn JEC port project

Saudi Arabia authorities are eyeing a $10 billion investment to develop a new port and shipbuilding plant in Jazan Economic City (JEC) in the southwest of the country.

Published in Emerging Economies

The Government of Oman has launched a Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the lease to operate and manage the country’s first dry port. Located in the South Al Batinah Logistics Area (SABLA) the project is designed to position the Sultanate as a logistics gateway for the Gulf and Middle East region.

Published in Finance Deals

Moroccan authorities have opened pre-qualification for construction tenders on its Nador West Med Port project.

Published in Regulation and Policy

Terminal operator DP World has announced a strategic partnership with China’s Qingdao Port Group to enhance port cooperation. The Strategic Framework Agreement signed between the two firms will aim to imoprove ties between respective operations in Qingdao and Dubai.

Published in Regulation and Policy

Improved transport infrastructure linking the Oman and Saudi Arabia is expected to boost future traffic to the Sohar Port and Freezone, according to the Edwin Lammers, executive commercial manager at the port.

Published in Regulation and Policy

The threat of piracy to the safety of ships’ crew and to growth in world trade remains serious. It is, therefore, important that shipowners/operators, national governments, port state control bodies and other maritime authorities do whatever is necessary to ensure the global shipping industry is safe and secure.

Published in Features / Interviews

Terminal operator DP World has received the first scheduled vessel at the new Jebel Ali Container Terminal 3 southwest of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Published in Emerging Economies


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