Shipping & Logistics
April 2014

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has commissioned ASD to carry out essential maintenance work at Zayed Port and its neighbouring free ports. The work, for which ADPC is investing Dh20 million ($5.4 million), includes repairs to quayside walls and enhancements to the ports’ facilities and services.






April 2014

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, a leading independent provider of outsourced unit load device (ULD) and galley cart management services, has launched Chep Focus, a mobile application for iOS and Android devices.






April 2014

DP World’s move to expand capacity in its terminals took a step forward with the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone for a new terminal by Indian Minister of ShippingGK Vasan.






April 2014

DP World, UAE region, and Borouge, the plastics solutions leader, have signed a contract through which DP World will support the distribution of Borouge’s products.






April 2014

Qatar Rail has awarded Autodesk Inc a Building Information Modelling (BIM) services contract.  Autodesk will provide BIM implementation, consultancy and advisory services towards the construction of a modern integrated railway network in the country.






April 2014

FCC has been awarded a contract by the Qatar Railways Company to build a section of the Doha Metro red line (Qatar) for 506 million euros ($702 million). The winning consortium led by FCC, the Citizen Services Group, also comprises Archirodon (Greece), Yüksel (Turkey) and Petroserv (Qatar).






April 2014

Gulftainer, the largest terminal operator in the Middle East by number of terminals operated, expanded its operations by 50 per cent in 2013 with increased investments in overseas interests and operations. During the course of the year, Gulftainer accomplished a significant throughput of 6 million teu at its terminals.






April 2014

Milaha profit up 14pc QATAR Navigation (Milaha), the marine transportation and offshore support firm, has reported a net profit of QR950 million ($260.6 million) for 2013, as against QR835 million during 2012 – an increase of 14 per cent. The Qatar Stock Exchange-listed company reported operating revenues of QR2.24 billion vs QR2.






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