Category archives for: Middle East

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 […]

KVH Brings 2014 FIFA World Cup to World’s Seafarers

KVH Brings 2014 FIFA World Cup to World’s Seafarers

KVH Industries, Inc., has come to an agreement with IMG Media to distribute video content of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ to merchant ships. KVH will deliver coverage of the month-long tournament, which takes place in Brazil this summer, via KVH’s satellite network to merchant maritime customers, with the exception of passenger vessels, cruise ships, […]

Fearnleys: Just a Few Fresh Contracts Marked Last Week

Fearnleys: Just a Few Fresh Contracts Marked Last Week

Fearnleys Weekly newbuilding report said that in total 7 ships were ordered last week. The market seems to be «out for lunch» for the time being with just a few fresh contracts hitting the headlines. Croatian yard Uljanik secured a pair of MR type product carriers from domestic owners. In another MR deal, d’Amico went […]

IUMI: Statistics Show Total Hull Loss Fall

IUMI: Statistics Show Total Hull Loss Fall

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released its Spring Statistics which found the percentage of total hull losses have fallen to a record low. The figures which are the most comprehensive study into hull, cargo and energy insured losses available reported the frequency of total losses for ships above 500 GT increased marginally […]

DP World Gathers Experts to Discuss Somali Piracy Issues (UAE)

DP World Gathers Experts to Discuss Somali Piracy Issues (UAE)

DP World brought together public and private sector experts to a meeting aimed at initiating support to Somalia. During the meeting experts shared ideas on how to support Somalia to build its economy, attract international investment and create jobs and a future for its young people as an alternative to taking to sea as pirates The […]

IMO Noise Code Becomes Mandatory from July 2014

IMO Noise Code Becomes Mandatory from July 2014

On 1st July 2014, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) will be amended to make the ‘Code on Noise Levels Onboard Ships’ mandatory for new vessels. IMO recognizes that high noise levels onboard ships could affect seafarers’ health and impair the safety of the ship. The purpose of the Code […]

Austal to Build Two High Speed Ferries for ADNOC

Austal to Build Two High Speed Ferries for ADNOC

Austal Limited (Austal) has been awarded a contract from the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to design and construct two 45 metre high speed catamaran ferries. The contract is valued at approximately $30 million. The high speed ferries will be designed and constructed at Austal’s Philippines shipyard. Construction will commence in the current quarter, […]

UAE: MIEVOM Updated Local Shipping Industry on Piracy Issues

UAE: MIEVOM Updated Local Shipping Industry on Piracy Issues

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has extended its collaboration with the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) to continue its efforts to fight maritime piracy within the region. ADPC and the UKMTO, which is made up of serving UK Royal Naval personnel, International and Merchant Navy Liaison Officers, recently invited industry and other related organizations […]

Port of Aqaba Delegation Visits ADPC, UAE

Port of Aqaba Delegation Visits ADPC, UAE

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) welcomed a delegation from the Port of Aqaba in Jordan, for a visit to Khalifa Port on 2 April, 2014. ADPC extended the invitation on hearing that the senior port officials were attending an industry conference in the emirate. The delegation visited the terminal operations building where they could watch […]

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