Shipping & Logistics
August 2015

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port recorded a world-leading 131 moves per ship per hour in 2014, up 10 per cent from 119 in 2013, according to the latest data. Industry analysts Journal of Commerce compiled the port productivity data showing the port’s leading position.






August 2015

Abu Dhabi Airports’s ground handling service provider DhabiJet has won the RA3 certification for cargo operations at Al Ain International Airport. The ‘EU Aviation Security Validated Regulated Agents’ RA3 certification is a supply chain security initiative designed by the European Union.






August 2015

Measures taken by the Bahraini government in recent months seem to be paying off as the waiting time for trucks crossing the border into Saudi Arabia at the vital King Fahad Causeway has dramatically decreased, according to the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication. The cut in the crossing time was noticed during Ramadan.






August 2015

A Bahraini ship bound for Italy from Saudi Arabia was among the first to pass through Egypt’s New Suez Canal in a test-run ahead of its official opening.






August 2015

United Parcel Service (UPS)’s new package sorting facility in Abu Dhabi will triple the existing sorting capacity, providing faster transit times for customers in Abu Dhabi and facilitating express shipments to major Middle East destinations and India by the end of the next business day, the company says UPS is the world’s largest packa






August 2015

Saudi cancels train deal TALGO has confirmed to the Spanish Exchange Commission that Saudi Railways Organisation (SRO) has cancelled a $201 million order for six 13-car diesel trains. The trains were to be mobilised for Riyadh-Dammam services. SRO said the order was cancelled as part of a re-evaluation of its rolling stock requirements.






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