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 …

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 …

40 per cent bidder increase at Dubai auction

Ritchie Bros, the machinery and heavy equipment auctioneer, sold over 1,380 items through its Dubai auction site to online buyers worldwide. The two-day auction in March attracted more than 1,470 registered bidders, an increase of 40 per cent compared to the same month in 2020. The online-only event attracted registrants from 105 countries and the highest number …

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 …

Increased demand for mobile cranes from India

According to one of the world’s biggest machinery and heavy equipment auctioneers, Ritchie Bros, India is emerging as an important buyer market for used Middle Eastern mobile cranes and heavy lifting equipment.  In 2020, Ritchie Bros. Middle East experienced a gradual increase in demand from Indian buyers at its Online Timed Auctions, with sales of …

Portable Power appoints new General Manager for EMEA region

The Portable Power business of Doosan Bobcat has appointed Jan Moravec as General Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Jan has been with Portable Power for over 18 years and is based at the Doosan Bobcat EMEA campus in Dobris in the Czech Republic.  Jan Moravec commented: “I’m delighted to be taking on …

Mammoet expands fleet in the Middle East and Africa

Mammoet has added eight cranes to its fleet in the Middle East, Africa and Caspian (MEA) region. A 600t crawler crane, a 400t, two 250t and 100t capacity all-terrain cranes, as well as three 35t rough terrain cranes have been added to the regional fleet.  Mammoet MEA provides equipment day hire through to turnkey mega-project …