Abu Dhabi’s Construction and Building Material Sector growing

AD Ports Group today announced that the number of licences issued in the construction and building material sector in its Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster has reached 281, occupying a land area of 12,765,938 square metres, in August 2021. A key sector of the UAE’s economy, the total market size of the construction sector …

Raimondi cranes in action for Qatari mega project

Raimondi Middle East deployed 10 topless tower cranes for the construction of one of Qatar’s most awaited residential developments: The Seef.  “Currently, we have nine Raimondi cranes operating onsite, as one MRT159 was dismantled in June,” said Wael Hasan, Commercial Director, Raimondi Middle East. “Five cranes, one MRT294, one MRT223, one MRT189, and two MRT144s, …

AD Ports Group and CMA CGM invest in new terminal at Khalifa Port

AD Ports Group and France-based CMA CGM Group have announced the signing of a 35-year concession agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, a new terminal will be established in Khalifa Port, the first semi-automated container port in the GCC region, which will be managed by a joint venture owned by CMA CGM’s subsidiary CMA …

Bolloré Logistics appoints new Country Manager for Qatar

Bolloré Logistics has announced the appointment of Rashika Vijayakumar as Country Manager of Bolloré Logistics Qatar, replacing Ken Hacquoil-Smith. With over 12 years experience in the logistics sector, Rashika has worked at GWC, Panalpina & GAC. She joined Bolloré Logistics in 2019 as Head of Operations for Qatar before being promoted to Country Manager in May 2021. …

CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal and Khalifa Port implement region’s first autonomous port truck system

CSP Abu Dhabi container terminal, the first greenfield project of Cosco Shipping Ports Limited (CSP) operating within Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship deep-water port Khalifa Port, has announced its terminal will be the first in the Middle East to implement an autonomous port truck system. Following a two-month trial period, a total of six electric Q-Trucks …

Pecém Complex signs cooperation agreement with SOHAR Port and Freezone, in Oman

Pecém Complex (CIPP/SA) has signed a Cooperation Agreement with SOHAR Port and Freezone, located in Oman, in the Middle East. The agreement provides for commercial and technical cooperation between the industrial complexes and port terminals. Port of Rotterdam is for both ports one of their shareholders. Positioned between Muscat and Dubai, on one of the …

Mammoet launches two floating drydocks via float-off operation in Saudi Arabia

Built at Zamil Shipyard in the port of Dammam, two floating drydocks, intended for maintenance and repair works of naval crafts in Saudi Arabia, are being commissioned by Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (CMN), a French naval ship design and construction company. Mammoet’s Saudi Arabia branch was contracted by CMN to launch the drydocks via float-off …

Aveva and IMI extend collaboration to accelerate maritime sector digital transformation in the Middle East and Africa

Aveva, one of the leaders in industrial software, and  International Maritime Industries (IMI), announced that they have extended their existing long-term collaboration with a new strategic partnership. The partnership will further advance IMI’s engineering solutions to include production and manufacturing processes, developing best-in-class products and services for the maritime sector in the Middle East and Africa …

Offshore International joins forces with Mammoet

Abu Dhabi Ports’ offshore logistics service provider, Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO – Offshore International), has announced the start of a collaboration with Mammoet United Arab Emirates as part of a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations. OFCO, will work closely with the heavy lift and transport specialist to …