In brief

April 2015

DP World, Maldives ink MoU

DP World has signed an MoU with the Maldivian government in Dubai for developing the archipelago’s ports and logistics industry.

DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “The Maldives has been growing rapidly, driven largely by its tourism development. We are working with them to help diversify the economy through building infrastructure, logistics and transport links needed to make this happen.

Bin Sulayem said the UAE’s experience and expertise would be shared with the Maldivian government.



Elcome wins contract

Elcome International, a marine solutions provider and system integrator in the Middle East and one of the largest marine technology suppliers, has signed a distribution deal with Japan Radio Company (JRC) and its technology partner Alphatron Marine.

Under the agreement, the Dubai-based company will take on responsibility for sales and service of JRC and Alphatron Marine products in the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka, said a statement.

Elcome will also carry out annual performance tests for JRC Voyage Data Recorders and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders, it said.



Faster permit service

The Logistics District at Dubai World Central (DWC) has launched a modern electronic system that regulates the process of issuing entry permits of local goods to the free zone and reduces the time spent to issue these permits.

DWC’s Logistics District is the first free zone in Dubai to invest time and money in developing such a smart system. The launch was accomplished in co-operation with Dubai Customs and Dubai Trade.

DWC is the first free zone to launch this advanced electronic system.



Salalah port deal awarded

Oman-based Simon Engineering & Partners has been awarded a RO2.89 million ($7.48 million) consultancy contract for the redevelopment of Salalah Port’s existing general cargo terminal (GCT).

The old terminal is proposed to be redeveloped to attract more investments.

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