• ADX and BHB take steps to unlock opportunities, bolster bilateral cooperation on key issues and common concerns
ABU DHABI, 19 May 2022: Senior executives of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Bahrain Bourse (BHB) have held meetings in Abu Dhabi this week to advance a strategic partnership designed to achieve greater cross-border cooperation.
During the visit by a delegation of the Bahrain Bourse to ADX, the two exchanges took steps to implement the cooperation agreement signed earlier in November 2021. The agreement aims to achieve synergies, enhance market liquidity and promote innovative products and services.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, CEO of Bahrain Bourse and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Bahrain Clear, said: “Bahrain Bourse and ADX are making strong ......read more
ABU DHABI, 18 May 2022 -- Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has announced that it is facilitating access to the exchange for investors registered on other UAE financial markets.
The ADX initiative applies to investors with investor numbers issued by other exchanges licensed by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).
The initiative, which promotes increased participation in the country’s capital markets, allows investors with a National Investor Number (NIN) issued by other exchanges to trade eligible securities on ADX through a straight-forward application process.
The streamlined registration process only requires an investor’s existing NIN to be validated by a brokerage firm accredited by ADX. In the case of a corporate entity, the investor must provide articles of ......read more
CRS’ pursuit to be accredited in the UAE is a testament of the national maritime sector’s capabilities, which attracts leading global maritime companies
Dubai, UAE, 18th April 2022: As part of its role in regulating the maritime sector in the UAE, the Maritime Administration at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Croatian Register of Shipping (CRS). As per the agreement, MOEI will recognise CRS to issue maritime statutory certificates and carry out all necessary survey works to ensure the eligibility of ships to sail safely. As a result of this recognition, all classification societies under the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) are accredited by the UAE. The MoU was signed by Capt. Abdulla Darwish Al Hayyas, Director of Maritime Transport ......read more
Bulk shipping offering to operate between UAE and Bangladesh, as well as key markets within the Indian Subcontinent, South-East Asia, and other global destinations
Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 15, 2022: AD Ports Group today announced that its feeder service, SAFEEN Feeders, has signed a long-term trade facilitation and shipping agreement with Saif Powertec Limited, a listed firm in Bangladesh that is active in ports, logistics, civil engineering, and power sectors.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will work closely together to facilitate trade and cargo services from Fujairah to Bangladesh over a period of 15 years. As part of the collaboration, SAFEEN Feeders is expected to provide eight Supramax bulk carriers with 55,000 Deadweight Tonnage (DWT) capacity to Saif Powertec.
In addition to ......read more
- Al Seer Marine ordered two new VLGC’s from Hyundai Heavy Industries for delivery in H1 2023 to meet increasing market growth demand
- The company is exploring expansion initiatives to acquire 10-15 ships in 2022 with further growth projections in response to changing market fundamentals and increasing ton-mile demand in product tanker and gas segments
- JV with BGN International to facilitate expansion into commercial shipping in line with strong growth of ton-mile demand
Abu Dhabi, UAE; 11 April 2022: Al Seer Marine PJSC (ASM), a global player across multiple marine sectors and a subsidiary of International Holding Company (IHC), performed the steel cutting ceremony for its first Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC), named Lucky Gas.
Al Seer Marine formed a joint venture last ......read more
Following last year’s well-perceived first Masterclass on Pharma Logistics - an international joint initiative between the air cargo industry and world-renowned academic institutions – a second edition will be launched in 2022 at Khalifa University’s Abu Dhabi Campus. Apart from highlighting the current critical aspects of pharma logistics, this Masterclass aims to create a unique opportunity for industry professionals to gain more in-depth knowledge, as well as for academics and PhD students to obtain advanced insights into how pharmaceutical supply chains are organized and logistics processes are optimized through applied technology for the pharma and life science sector.
This 5-day hybrid programme runs from 5 till 9 September 2022 at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi. It features ......read more
After the successful implementation in ocean freight, customers can now easily book GoGreen Plus for air freight
The launch is a key milestone in making the global logistics industry greener
GoGreen Plus is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group's mid-term sustainability roadmap for 2030, working towards net zero emission by 2050
Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL Global Forwarding: “Our new GoGreen Plus Service is a simple and efficient way to directly reduce CO2 emissions in the supply chain”
Dubai, March 22, 2022: DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, expands its GoGreen Plus Service to provide real emissions reductions through carbon insetting. After successfully introducing the GoGreen Plus Service for ocean freight, customers can now also ......read more
The 23,500 -sqm facility provides end-to-end aftermarket solutions for EV batteries
An ideal plug-in option for the region's EV circular economy supply chain, DHL clients get cost-effective, compliant, and safe battery storage solutions
Dubai, UAE - March 2, 2022: The region’s first-ever electric vehicle (EV) and battery logistics hub is now open in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone. Built by DHL Global Forwarding and developed in close cooperation with the EV team of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), the 23,500-sqm warehouse includes a dedicated EV battery storage area, which will be expanded to 2,000-sqm later this year.
Fathi Tlatli, President Global Auto-Mobility Sector, DHL CSI, said: “It is extremely exciting for the DHL team to inaugurate the region’s ......read more
Mugharraq Port’s Strategic Location Supports Offshore Drilling Operations
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 January 2022: Aligned with national efforts aimed at driving the growth of the UAE’s energy sector, AD Ports Group has signed a new agreement with Eni Abu Dhabi B.V., the Abu Dhabi-based branch of the world-renowned Italian Integrated Energy Company, to establish a marine logistics base at Mugharraq Port supporting offshore drilling operations in the heart of Al Dhafra region.
Mugharraq Port’s ultra-modern infrastructure and its strategic location close to the region’s offshore oil and gas facilities will be made available to Eni Abu Dhabi operations.
In addition to being provided a dedicated quay wall, marshalling yard, as well as manpower and logistical equipment, the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 January, 2022: In line with its continued mission to digitally transform trade and logistics in Abu Dhabi, Maqta Gateway, the digital arm of AD Ports Group, has unveiled a new inspection and clearance module as part of its Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP).
Inaugurated in May 2020 by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, under the supervision of the Department of Economic Development, the Advanced Trade and Logistics Platform (ATLP) is an innovative single-window solution designed to unify trade and logistics services across Abu Dhabi, including sea, land, air, industrial and free zones.
Integrating directly with Abu Dhabi Customs’ online services, regulatory authorities, as well as ......read more
End-to-End Services for Staff Residential Communities Including New Developments and Property Management Solutions
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 January 2022: AD Ports Group has announced the launch of KIZAD Communities Development & Services Company, a project that aims to champion the staff wellbeing across the full value chain. KIZAD Communities will provide integrated solutions for staff residential communities, including new developments, new services, and property management solutions.
As a global enabler of trade and logistics, AD Ports Group is already playing a significant role in transforming the concept of workers’ residential communities through its subsidiary, ZonesCorp. As part of the Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster of AD Ports Group, the operator of purpose-built economic ......read more
Key partnerships, Enhanced Infrastructure and Industry Support Positioned Leading Company for Further Growth in 2022
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 December 2021: AD Ports Group emerged from a challenging 2020 , when the global shipping industry was disrupted by COVID-19, to build a strong trajectory of growth throughout 2021, achieving a series of historic milestones and expanding its footprint in the region and beyond.
AD Ports Group closed 2021 with the signing of a number of strategic agreements with the Aqaba Development Corporation for the development of tourism, logistics, transport and marine-related enhancement projects in Aqaba, Jordan. The strategic partnerships concern the development of Marsa Zayed, a cruise terminal, and the development of an advanced digital Port Community System, along with ......read more
Recognizing the seafarers as “the unsung heroes of global trade” due to their immense contribution to maintaining the continuity of global maritime operations amid all challenges
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11, December 2021: The UAE has once again extended its support to the cause of seafarers’ welfare through its collaboration with the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), after continuously championing for their rights since the beginning of the pandemic. Such initiative will help to enhance seafarers’ life as well as overcoming the challenges they face as a result of the pandemic and travel restrictions.
The UAE is a logistics hub linking global shipping lines and has the major share of the ships that call on the region’s ports, with more than 21,000 ships every year. ......read more
Port’s Certification Issued Under the Provisions Stated in the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 December 2021: AD Ports Group today announced that Mugharraq Port, a strategic port located in the Al Dhafra Region, has been recognised as an international port facility.
Issued under the provisions of the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS Code) by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the port has long served as a leading maritime facility that provides a host of offshore, project/oil and gas, general cargo, logistics support, bulk and break-bulk handling services.
With the new certification, Mugharraq Port can now receive international and local vessels including ......read more
Agreement will see AD Ports Group collaborate with Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund on major investment opportunities within Turkey
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 25, 2021: In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, AD Ports Group and Turkey’s Turkiye Varlik Fonu today signed a strategic partnership agreement to collaborate on major investment opportunities for port development and operations, and to coordinate efforts to examine other logistics-related investment projects within Turkey.
The agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamsi, Group CEO, AD Ports Group, and Salim Arda Ermut, CEO of Turkiye Varlik Fonu. The ceremony was ......read more
Mustafa: “Since its inauguration in 2014 until 2020, the terminal witnessed a growth of 55 per cent, receiving a high volume of cruise ships”
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 November 2021: DP World’s Mina Rashid won the award for the Middle East’s Leading Cruise Port for the 14th consecutive year at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021. The award has reaffirmed the port’s status as a leading destination, regionally and globally. Nominees for this significant accolade included other premier ports from the Middle East.
Mina Rashid’s state-of-the-art facilities, passenger handling capacity and strategic location have cemented its position. For the upcoming 2021/22 cruise season, Mina Rashid is expecting a total of 126 ship calls and over 500,000 cruise visitors that will contribute further to ......read more
The marine rail bridge will connect Khalifa Port with the UAE National Rail Network
08 November 2021, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, announced the completion of 50% of the construction works of the marine rail bridge in the UAE, as part of Package B of Stage Two of the UAE National Rail Network. The marine rail bridge extends over one kilometre, connecting Khalifa Port with the UAE National Rail Network.
The bridge will play an important role in improving the transportation of goods in the region, reducing the costs of freight and trade. This will support Etihad Rail to establish a rail network for the UAE which connects major ports with manufacturing hubs and residential areas across the country, and contributes to reducing carbon emissions and ......read more
New Cruise Terminal to be Developed by AD Ports Group as Part of Strategic Plan to Enhance Maritime and Tourism Sectors
Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sept 19, 2021: AD Ports Group, a leading facilitator of trade and logistics, has signed a Heads of Terms agreement with the Aqaba Development Corporation that will see AD Ports Group take on the establishment of a state-of-the-art cruise terminal at Marsa Zayed in Aqaba.
It will be the first facility to be developed by AD Ports Group in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its first cruise facility outside of the United Arab Emirates.
The new terminal will serve as a gateway in the Port of Aqaba that will receive cruise ships passengers visiting the Red Sea, in addition to serving as a major attraction for the residents of Aqaba with a wide range of tourism, ......read more
1 September 2021 2021: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released July 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend.
As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons below are to July 2019 which followed a normal demand pattern.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was up 8.6% compared to July 2019. Overall growth remains strong compared to the long-term average growth trend of around 4.7%.
• The pace of growth slowed slightly compared to June which saw demand increase 9.2% (against pre-COVID-19 levels).
• Capacity continues to recover but is still 10.3% down compared to July 2019.
• Economic conditions ......read more
April 29, 2022: Emirates Post has been closely monitoring and coordinating with the relevant authorities, in addition to running awareness campaigns on social media in an effort to combat the spread of fraudulent schemes circulating among customers. Emirates Post advise customers to exercise extreme caution when interacting with emails claiming to be from Emirates Post.
Emirates Post asserted ......read more
Five certificates by TÜV NORD reaffirm Group’s organizational efficiency and quality management system
February 2, 2021- Emirates Post Group (EPG) has strengthened its position as an organization that adheres to the highest standards of quality, productivity and efficiency after being recertified and was awarded an ISO 9001:2015 certificates for another three years by TÜV ......read more
First international philatelic exhibition in the region showcases wide range of stamp collections of cultural and historical significance
January 24, 2022: Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition, the first international philatelic exhibition in the region, ended with great success on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, coinciding with Expo 2020 Dubai, the event ......read more
Seminars staged during event, including forum on role of postage stamps in promoting world peace
January 21, 2022: A large number of stamp and coin collectors and enthusiasts gathered on the second and third days of the ongoing ‘Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition’ in Dubai to take part in the global event’s forums and activities. Hosted by Emirates Post Group in ......read more
Emirates Post Group issues stamps to commemorate region’s first international philatelic exhibition
January 19, 2022: Emirates 2022 World Stamp Exhibition, the first international philatelic exhibition in the region, hosted by Emirates Post Group and the Emirates Philatelic Association, kicked off today (Wednesday, January 19, 2022) at the Dubai Exhibition Centre in the Expo 2020 site in ......read more
Initiative forms part of Group’s celebration of UAE’s Golden Jubilee
December 14, 2021: In line with its celebrations of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, Emirates Post Group (EPG) recently launched the "Postcards to Space" initiative in partnership with 'Club for the Future', a private foundation established by Blue Origin, 'UAE Space Agency', 'Mohammed ......read more
Group celebrates nation’s achievements over the past five decades
December 1, 2021 – As part of its celebration of the UAE’s 50th National Day and commemoration of the nation’s achievements over the past five decades, Emirates Post Group has issued nine commemorative stamp issuances comprised of eight souvenir sheets, and one stamp sheet.
Seven souvenir sheets follow ......read more