Category archives for: Middle East

Lamprell Adds Two LeTourneau-Designed Jackups

Lamprell Adds Two LeTourneau-Designed Jackups

Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, has won a new contract from Ensco Intercontinental GmbH to build and deliver two high specification, self-elevating Mobile Offshore Drilling Platforms of a Super 116E (Enhanced) Class. These LeTourneau-designed rigs will be able to […]

IMB Warns about New Charter Party Fraud Tactics

IMB Warns about New Charter Party Fraud Tactics

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned of new charter party fraud incidents and is advising that all counterparties be investigated before deals are carried out. The warning comes after a case where a voyage charterer received payment for freight but failed to pass this on to the ship owner, who subsequently refused to […]

NAWAH to Modernize Port of Basra

NAWAH to Modernize Port of Basra

NAWAH Port Management (NPM) has entered into a formal agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Transportation and the General Company for Ports of Iraq to quadruple the size of its terminal operations at the Port of Basra (also known as Al Maqal Port). By expanding its operations to a second terminal, NAWAH is building upon its […]

UAE: Drydocks World to Build Two Unique Jack-Up Rigs

UAE: Drydocks World to Build Two Unique Jack-Up Rigs

Drydocks World has signed an Agreement with Malta Oil & Gas Ltd. for building two unique jack-up drilling rigs based on Gusto MSC CJ54-X135-A design. The Agreement was signed by His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World and Mr. Paul Robert Thomson of Malta Oil & Gas Ltd. His Excellency […]

Abu Dhabi Free Port Receives Its Biggest Cargo Ever (UAE)

Abu Dhabi Free Port Receives Its Biggest Cargo Ever (UAE)

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has welcomed the largest and longest heavy lift cargo load it has ever handled in the Free Port, next to Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi. Five heavy lift pieces of infrastructure equipment were unloaded for Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) for the new carbon black and delayed coker plant […]

Twenty-Nine Vessels Changed Owners Last Week

Twenty-Nine Vessels Changed Owners Last Week

Lion Shipbrokers said that a total of twenty-nine vessels have been acquired by various shippers last week. Seven bulkers, three container vessel and nineteen tankers changed their owners. Lion Shipbrokers said in its weekly report: “The BDI is going south for one more week, standing at 1002 today, just two points away from breaking the […]

DP World Holds Appreciation Ceremony for Vendors, UAE

DP World Holds Appreciation Ceremony for Vendors, UAE

Underscoring its commitment to partnership in ensuring an efficient supply chain for shipping lines and traders at Jebel Ali port, DP World, UAE Region has honoured its top vendors in a special Vendor Appreciation ceremony. During the event, 22 companies who work with DP World, UAE Region were cited for their efforts in developing and […]

Better Protection for Seafarers

Better Protection for Seafarers

The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva has today agreed in principle two key proposals for amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention (2006) (MLC) which will give seafarers better protection under the Code for repatriation and ship-owners’ liability. Global maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers attended the Special Tripartite Committee meeting and week-long sessions […]

ICTSI and GCPI Sign Deal for Iraq’s Largest Port

ICTSI and GCPI Sign Deal for Iraq’s Largest Port

Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) is about to invest $130 million in Iraq’s largest port, the Port of Umm Qasr, located on the Gulf coast. Through its subsidiary ICTSI (M.E) JLT, the company signed, on April 8th, a contract with General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) to operate, develop and expand container […]

Crisis Management Drill Held onboard MSC Lirica (Oman)

Crisis Management Drill Held onboard MSC Lirica (Oman)

MSC Cruises organised a crisis management drill on board MSC Lirica as she was cruising off the coast of Oman, on Monday 31 March. The drill saw the involvement of close to 2,500 people between the crew members, the employees ashore and the passengers on board the ship. This was an unannounced emergency drill, in […]

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