Arabian Industry - Supply Chain Guide to Middle East industry news and tenders. Includes Construction, Hospitality, Aviation, Technology, Oil, Gas, Travel, Supply Chain, Utilities, Comms, and Petrochemicals information as well as live market data. Gulf business events, information, photos and data for Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and more. Sun, 24 Jun 2018 06:59:28 +0400 Arabian Industry - Supply Chain 144 16 en ITP Digital Ltd. 2018 (webmaster) Sun, 24 Jun 2018 06:59:28 +0400 20 Mammoet opens new facility in Saudi Arabia The larger yard will allow for in-house maintenance and repair of the equipment fleet News | Supply Chain Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:13:47 +0400 FlyDubai Cargo adds Italy to global network FlyDubai Cargo expects the most demand to come from perishables. News | Supply Chain Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:09:45 +0400 MHE market will hit US $190bn by 2024, according to report Material handling equipment market will hit US $190bn, representing annual growth of 5.5% until 2024, according to Global Market Insights. News | Supply Chain Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:58:19 +0400 VAT tax expert warns of potential supply chain hurdles for UAE Jeremy Cape, tax and public policy partner, Squire Patton Boggs says VAT implementation in UAE could become more complicated later in the year. News | Supply Chain Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:51:16 +0400 Abu Dhabi Ports looking at next-phase automation including paperless operations Blockchain will be an important aspect of operations as Port Khalifa prepares to go paperless says Abu Dhabi Ports. News | Supply Chain Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:48:25 +0400 Emirates flight from London to Dubai diverted after technical issue Passengers were accommodated on other Emirates flights from Heathrow to Dubai News | Supply Chain Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:46:42 +0400 Safety becomes key for commercial vehicles in UAE Long operated with a ‘cheapest is best’ approach to new acquisitions, the commercial vehicles sector in the UAE is undergoing a major shift, driven by new regulations on safety. News | Supply Chain Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:53:00 +0400 DP World commits to Phase 2B Port of Prince Rupert expansion The Phase 2B expansion will increase annual throughput capacity at Canada’s second largest container terminal to 1.8 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) when complete in 2022. News | Supply Chain Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:45:45 +0400 Dubai first flight as new air cargo terminal in Pune launched The air trans-shipment facility at Pune’s airport became operational in March, but had not been used until now due to a lack of interest from the market. News | Supply Chain Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:01:33 +0400 CEVA narrows focus on e-commerce with new executive appointment CEVA Logistics has appointed Niels Weithe to the newly-created position of global head of e-commerce. News | Supply Chain Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:45:06 +0400 The substance behind the Virgin Hyperloop re-branding DP World and Virgin Hyperloop have announced the re-branding of the system’s cargo operations as DP World Cargo Speed, but there’s more to the development than that. News | Supply Chain Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:15:07 +0400 DP World responds to reports over Djibouti settlement DP World has denied media reports that the company is looking for an out-of-court settlement in its dispute with the Djiboutian government over Doraleh Container Terminal. News | Supply Chain Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:12:12 +0400 ‘Mob’ aboard Air India flight from Dubai causes airport chaos Several dozen passengers, especially those returning home from Dubai to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, held a protest next to the aircraft, which escalated and resulted in a confrontation with airport security officials within the terminal building. News | Supply Chain Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:08:52 +0400 Logistics may get AED2.4bn stimulus following new UAE labour law Low-cost insurance program will replace UAE's bank guarantee by employers to sponsor employees, freeing up a potential AED2.4bn for logistics and supply chain sector. News | Supply Chain Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:38:05 +0400 Emirates SkyCargo chosen to help Alibaba achieve 72-hour global delivery The landmark agreement comes as Alibaba's logistics arm, Cainiano, looks to build supply chain hubs in six global cities of which Dubai is one. News | Supply Chain Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:15:59 +0400 Peikko commits to new RAK factory and warehouse Peikko Gulf starts construction of AED17-million warehouse and factory in Ras Al Khaimah. News | Supply Chain Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:41:35 +0400 PDMI boosts Oman’s sodium hydroxide supply chain with new plant PDMI Oman appoints SNC-Lavalin for design and delivery of new chlorakali PVC factory. News | Supply Chain Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:36:45 +0400 MENA e-com newcomer partners with eBay will perform order fulfilment for Middle East customers ordering products on eBay. News | Supply Chain Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:32:37 +0400 Landmark Group turns warehouses into solar plants with SirajPower UAE-based retail giant has contracted SirajPower to install solar plant on roofs of its warehouse in Dubai South. News | Supply Chain Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:54:36 +0400 DHL teams up with Magento to help MENA e-com platforms ship globally Online retailers connected with the Magento platform will be able to select from a range of DHL shipping services, with the partnership expected to expand over time to include an increasing portfolio of parcel, express, freight and other logistics services provided by the different DHL divisions. News | Supply Chain Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:46:17 +0400 ALS expands into Saudi market following major Oman cargo project The plans come just months after ALS handed over to Oman Air the region’s first fully automated air cargo terminal. News | Supply Chain Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:00:42 +0400 Richard Branson 'seriously considering' keeping the name Hyperloop According to Branson, Virgin Hyperloop is "way ahead of anybody else" in the Hyperloop race News | Supply Chain Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:24:28 +0400 Middle East livestock ships targeted by Australian officials Australia tightens livestock regulations following horrific video showing conditions aboard Middle East-bound vessel. News | Supply Chain Sun, 10 Jun 2018 10:35:03 +0400 Emirates SkyCargo adds two new direct Dubai UK routes to network Emirates SkyCargo to begin flying direct from Dubai to Stansted and Edinburgh. News | Supply Chain Sun, 10 Jun 2018 10:32:35 +0400 Dubai to allow companies to be digitally established in DAFZA Global companies and SMEs will be able to establish a registered presence in Dubai without needing to be physically located within the city or UAE. News | Supply Chain Sun, 10 Jun 2018 10:30:13 +0400 DP World opens Dubai's first green warehouses The project involves the construction of the largest distributed solar rooftop project in the Middle East, with the installation of 88,000 rooftop solar panels on DP World's Dubai facilities News | Supply Chain Wed, 06 Jun 2018 09:56:10 +0400 Case Study: Mars chocolates' sustainability achievement Mars Chocolates is repurposing chocolate waste as fuel, turning wrappers into furniture, supplying irrigation water from its waste run-off and harnessing solar power to run its factories, as it seeks to establish the most sustainable supply chain in the region. News | Supply Chain Tue, 05 Jun 2018 01:02:41 +0400 ‘Panic’ aboard flight from Dubai as smoke fills cabin Flight AI 984 was descending into Mumbai when it declared an emergency. News | Supply Chain Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:45:07 +0400 Logistics players expect major boost from Expo 2020 Dubai The World Expo 2020 Dubai will boost the logistics industry among other sectors as billions of dollars are being invested in infrastructure and logistics services in preparation. News | Supply Chain Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:25:57 +0400 Alibaba reveals new ‘affordable’ driverless delivery vehicle A new autonomous delivery vehicle, guided by solid-state LIDAR technology, could cut the cost of robotic delivery systems to a few hundred dollars. News | Supply Chain Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:11:05 +0400 Abu Dhabi Ports launches blockchain technology for trade community Silsal will combine blockchain technology and unique digital user identities to provide a seamless and secure link between stakeholders across the trade community. News | Supply Chain Sun, 03 Jun 2018 10:58:18 +0400 Saudi’s King Abdullah Economic City signs deal for region’s largest vaccine factory The plant will be the first to produce BCG vaccines in the Middle East, localising Saudi's pharma supply chain. News | Supply Chain Sun, 03 Jun 2018 10:54:24 +0400 Iraq awards US $110m port rehab project to Mitsubishi The contract covers a port rehabilitation project in the country’s Basra province. News | Supply Chain Sun, 03 Jun 2018 10:51:57 +0400 Egypt Air selects dnata for air cargo handling in Dubai Egypt Air joins 120 other airlines at 43 airports also using dnata’s services. The company handles over 3 million tonnes of cargo a year. News | Supply Chain Sun, 03 Jun 2018 10:47:55 +0400 VIDEO: Emirates' first complete landing gear change for Emirates A380 aircraft VIDEO: Emirates' first complete landing gear change for Emirates A380 aircraft News | Supply Chain Sun, 03 Jun 2018 09:52:24 +0400 UAE’s changing foreign ownership laws could threaten freezones Although freezones specialising in particular business activities, such as logistics and manufacturing, will likely prove more resilient. News | Supply Chain Tue, 29 May 2018 11:30:57 +0400 DP World acquires 100% stake in Peruvian logistics giant CAM DP World and Andino Investment Holding reached an agreement for DP World to acquire 100% of the shares of CAM, a leading fully integrated logistics provider in Peru, for US $315.7 million. News | Supply Chain Tue, 29 May 2018 11:29:08 +0400 Comment: Smart ports give shipping a boost Pieter Zylstra, regional director, digital transformation, MEA at Orange Business Services, looks at the future of shipping. News | Supply Chain Tue, 29 May 2018 11:25:26 +0400 Material Handling Focus: Pressure grows in the e-com last mile Retailers are investing in retrofitting stores to double as online fulfilment centres and shrinking selling space to accommodate e-commerce pickups and returns. News | Supply Chain Mon, 28 May 2018 09:58:56 +0400 Case Study: How DWTC handles GITEX logistics For GITEX alone, 500 freight tons are flown in, 3,000 freight tons are brought in by sea and another 4,000 are transported by land across the UAE’s borders. News | Supply Chain Mon, 28 May 2018 09:43:54 +0400 Etihad Rail awards consultancy for stage 2 and 3 expansion Egis will assist Etihad Rail with the development of stages 2 and 3, which are now scheduled for completion by 2024. News | Supply Chain Sun, 27 May 2018 10:12:47 +0400 Agility leases warehouse space to Cummins in West Africa Cummins will use the facility to stock and distribute a range of over 10,000 spare parts for Cummins’ operations across West Africa. News | Supply Chain Sun, 27 May 2018 10:10:07 +0400 DP World Jeddah Upgrades to Navis N4 The implementation of the updated TOS is a move by the terminal to leverage the latest technology to meet continuous customer service demands and address the need for increasing operational support as incoming cargo volume rises. News | Supply Chain Thu, 24 May 2018 10:02:51 +0400 UPS promotes two key Middle East executives Jean-Francois Condamine is new president of growth and emerging markets, Rami Suleiman becomes president of ISMEA region. News | Supply Chain Tue, 22 May 2018 10:47:23 +0400 ACTIW LoadMatic system launched in the Middle East The system can increase container loading times by a minimum of 20%, according to Jari Vartiainen, sales director, ACTIW, and is designed for 20 and 40-foot containers. News | Supply Chain Tue, 22 May 2018 10:45:38 +0400 Coca-Cola chooses Swisslog’s ACPaQ solution for warehouse expansion The robot-based ACPaQ solution is the latest development to emerge from the bundled robotics and intralogistics know-how of Swisslog and KUKA. News | Supply Chain Tue, 22 May 2018 10:41:14 +0400 Volvo introduces first all-electric truck Sales and series production is expected to start in Europe next year News | Supply Chain Mon, 21 May 2018 11:58:11 +0400 Borgward establishes auto parts DC in Dubai with MaxX Logistics The opening of the new facility is expected to further cut down the shipping time to two to five days from placing the order to delivery of the product. News | Supply Chain Mon, 21 May 2018 11:49:39 +0400 GAC Dubai launches new Dubai South warehouse New facility brings total capacity in Dubai to over 170,000 pallet positions News | Supply Chain Sun, 20 May 2018 11:47:43 +0400 UPS makes largest ex-US investment in history The new London Hub is one of UPS’s largest single infrastructure investment outside of the United States in the company’s history News | Supply Chain Sun, 20 May 2018 11:43:00 +0400 GAC Abu Dhabi underlines commitment to UAE business with In-Country Value certification All business partnerships with ADNOC must now include an ICV assessment as part of the tender evaluation and award process. News | Supply Chain Tue, 15 May 2018 03:19:34 +0400 Immensa provides Inventory Digitisation’ solution to UAE construction giant Immensa Technology Labs is providing its game-changing ‘Inventory Digitisation’ solution to one of the world’s largest construction companies —the Consolidated Contracting Company (CCC). News | Supply Chain Tue, 15 May 2018 11:25:04 +0400 RHS Group and Access World launch joint venture 3PL in Dubai It has been built over a 40,000 m2 plot, with a total investment of about AED40 million. News | Supply Chain Tue, 15 May 2018 11:21:20 +0400 GPCA addresses complex market conditions affecting petrochem logistics Effective industry collaboration critical in a rapidly evolving landscape where risk is increasingly interconnected say experts News | Supply Chain Mon, 14 May 2018 10:16:12 +0400 De Beers uses blockchain to track diamonds De Beers plans to use blockchain to eliminate blood diamonds from supply chain News | Supply Chain Sun, 13 May 2018 10:26:04 +0400 Global sugar trader renews UAE supply chain contract Alvean Sugar, the world’s leading sugar trader, has signed a long-term raw sugar sale contract with Al Khaleej Sugar, the owner and operator of the world’s largest sugar refinery in Dubai. News | Supply Chain Sun, 13 May 2018 10:21:50 +0400 Comment: Building a better supply chain in Africa Dustin Homer, director, client solutions at Fraym, looks at how logistics in Africa can be improved. News | Supply Chain Thu, 10 May 2018 06:12:47 +0400 Bahri completes five-ship newbuild program with delivery of new VLCC Bahri signed a three-year agreement in May, 2015 for the construction of five VLCCs News | Supply Chain Thu, 10 May 2018 06:10:26 +0400 DP World chairman meets with Azerbaijan president Meeting comes as DP World seeks to shore up presence in the region ahead of One Belt, One Road. News | Supply Chain Thu, 10 May 2018 06:08:39 +0400 RTA places largest ever order with Volvo Volvo Buses and FAMCO have received an order from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to supply 143 Volvo luxury intercity coaches over the next two years News | Supply Chain Thu, 10 May 2018 06:06:30 +0400 Etihad Rail DB awarded milestone certification The certification guarantees a holistic and structured approach to prioritize, prepare and respond to disruption across an organization. News | Supply Chain Thu, 10 May 2018 05:33:27 +0400 Emirates SkyCargo reaps the fruits of its labour with Emirates Fresh Emirates' air cargo arm has flown almost half a million tonnes of perishables in the 12 months since Emirates Fresh was launched. News | Supply Chain Wed, 09 May 2018 10:53:39 +0400 DP World expands Egypt logistics commitment with inland port DP World to develop inland container depot in Egypt in addition to Suez freezone News | Supply Chain Tue, 08 May 2018 11:49:27 +0400 Sharp increase in Russian air cargo traffic at DWC in Q1 Cargo traffic at Dubai World Central grew 8.9% during the first three months News | Supply Chain Mon, 07 May 2018 10:33:36 +0400 SOHAR signs dredging deal as port expansion progresses The $24 million agreement covers the reclamation of 50 hectares of land as part of a programme to add 200 hectares to the port’s existing 2,000 hectares capacity. News | Supply Chain Mon, 07 May 2018 10:31:15 +0400 Oman opens its longest ever highway, boosting internal trade The 270-km, 4-lane road has 1,183 bridges, tunnels, and viaducts and 11,400 lampposts and is expected to make the overland trucking times News | Supply Chain Mon, 07 May 2018 10:27:51 +0400 E-commerce growth boosts Q1 profits of Dubai's Aramex Logistics and transportation services provider registers 13% rise in net profit during first quarter News | Supply Chain Sun, 06 May 2018 12:33:42 +0400 Petrochem collaboration essential for GCC supply chain say experts Arabian Gulf chemical industry must collaborate in supply chain to remain globally competitive News | Supply Chain Sun, 06 May 2018 12:31:51 +0400 DP World partners with Erasmus University in Rotterdam for training DP World signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic skills development programme News | Supply Chain Sun, 06 May 2018 12:29:54 +0400 Emirates grounds A380s and 777s due to slowing demand The airline said fleet deployment and operating schedules are regularly reviewed to make sure they are in line with seasonal travel patterns. News | Supply Chain Wed, 02 May 2018 05:16:45 +0400 PCFC Hotels CEO says QE2 renovation is testament to know-how of UAE shipyards Some 2.7-million man hours were put into the renovation of the QE2 into a floating hotel in Dubai. News | Supply Chain Wed, 02 May 2018 10:37:02 +0400 Carrefour launches fresh-focused new warehouse in Dubai Carrefour plans to add 240,000sqft to new Distribution Centre in coming two years News | Supply Chain Tue, 01 May 2018 04:41:17 +0400 UPS exceeds driver training goal in UAE by 44% UPS Road Code is inspired from safety training that UPS drivers receive to help them create the most accident-free environment possible. News | Supply Chain Tue, 01 May 2018 04:38:43 +0400 UK logistics start-up Quiqup launches in Dubai operation Quiqup provides on-demand and same-day delivery to local retailers News | Supply Chain Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:49:10 +0400 Siemens plans $500m Middle East expansion German industrial giant will build two new Internet of Things complexes in the UAE to complement its airport logistics to be built in Dubai News | Supply Chain Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:08:46 +0400 Kuwaiti navy takes delivery of landing ships from Abu Dhabi Ship Building The ships were launched during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Naval Force in the presence of Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodr, Chief of the General Staff at Kuwait Armed Forces and Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB. News | Supply Chain Tue, 24 Apr 2018 01:00:55 +0400 Breakbulk Middle East 2019 to be held in Dubai With twice as many attendees from Dubai as Abu Dhabi, the decision was made to move to the Dubai World Trade Centre News | Supply Chain Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:18:50 +0400 Etihad flies highly endangered birds from UAE to the wild The Houbara are bred in centres in Abu Dhabi managed by IFHC and then released into their natural habitat in countries across the world. News | Supply Chain Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:08:52 +0400 Logistics Middle East Awards 2018 winners announced The Logistics Middle East Awards 2018 were held last night at Grosvenor House rewarding 15 of the top logistics and supply chain companies in the Middle East for their contribution to enhancing the industry. News | Supply Chain Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:34:38 +0400 Kärcher eyes UAE logistics with new store opening The Kärcher Center Sedana Abu Dhabi is the result of interweaving strategies and policies shared by both Kärcher and Sedana. News | Supply Chain Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:58:24 +0400 Carshare operator ekar partners with Autorent Middle East to add 200 cars to fleet By end of 2018 ekar will have 500 cars on the roads in Abu Dhabi including 10% light electric vehicles. News | Supply Chain Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:52:33 +0400 CargoX sets sights on GCC after rolling out Blockchain in logistics in Europe CargoX’s blockchain-based bill of lading platform is now open for business and can produce significant benefits for Middle East logistics says Stefan Kukman, CEO and founder of CargoX. News | Supply Chain Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:23:52 +0400 Logistics Middle East Awards 2018 sold out days before event The Logistics Middle East Awards 2018, formerly known as the Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATAs), is the largest awards program of its kind in the Middle East region. News | Supply Chain Sun, 15 Apr 2018 01:56:41 +0400 Transport Intelligence (Ti) report reveals why DP World is automating Jebel Ali A report by transport research and analysis company Transport Intelligence (Ti) warns that the GCC is at risk of over-capacity, revealing why Jebel Ali is focusing on automation. News | Supply Chain Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:30:59 +0400 Emirates SkyCargo continues diversification push with AOG parts service Emirates SkyCargo’s AOG service will provide priority transport of aircraft parts for Aircraft on Ground (AOG) maintenance issues. News | Supply Chain Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:28:39 +0400 DB Schenker starts construction of phase two contract logistics expansion in the Middle East Second phase state-of-the-art warehouse in Logistics District at Dubai South will be located next to world’s biggest airport News | Supply Chain Thu, 12 Apr 2018 03:14:17 +0400 Italy seeks foreign investment at AIM 2018 Italian Trade Agency presents opportunities for GCC investors at Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2018. News | Supply Chain Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:08:45 +0400 78% of logistic companies plan to offer same-day delivery by 2023 A report by Zebra Technologies Corporation highlights the myriad of ways e-commerce will impact last mile logistics in the GCC News | Supply Chain Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:04:12 +0400 RSA expands operations into India RSA Global has acquired a majority stake in Mumbai-based Meesan Logistics, whereby both companies will develop their joint expansion plans in the Indian market News | Supply Chain Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:02:30 +0400 Bahri adds fourth VLCC to fleet Saudi shipping giant adds fourth VLCC this year, bringing its total number of vessels to 92. News | Supply Chain Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:53:49 +0400 Gulftainer handles GCC’s largest ever vessel call Khorfakkan Container Terminal berths largest container ship ever to call in Middle East. News | Supply Chain Mon, 09 Apr 2018 04:01:03 +0400 Techstars Dubai debuts innovative solutions for GCC logistics Autonomous drones, security cameras as tracking devices and faster online retail in Africa at TechStars in Dubai. News | Supply Chain Sun, 08 Apr 2018 12:34:02 +0400 Bahri’s transports first chemical shipment from Aramco Trading Company The 45,000 DWT Bahri chemical tanker left the Port of Rabigh heading to China, carrying Aramco Trading Company's first chemical shipment. News | Supply Chain Sun, 08 Apr 2018 10:17:44 +0400 COMMENT: Cut risk through modular, flexible and robotics driven technology Swisslog examines the use of modular warehouse equipment to mitigate long term business risk News | Supply Chain Sun, 08 Apr 2018 10:02:48 +0400 EGA and Abu Dhabi Ports open terminal at Khalifa Port to enhance steel supply chain The new container freight station will be used to load metal into containers for transfer onto ships for export. It has been purpose built by Abu Dhabi Ports close to EGA’s Al Taweelah site to reduce the trucking distance for each consignment by approximately 17 kilometres. News | Supply Chain Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:55:45 +0400 Swisslog and KUKA join forces to strengthen CarryPick CarryPick, an automated storage and order fulfilment system, is a flexible, scalable asset for delivering high value to customers in multi-channel fulfilment operations. News | Supply Chain Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:50:47 +0400 DHL deploys bicycles for inner city Dubai deliveries DHL is deploying its custom cubicycle, already performing 60% of last mile inner city deliveries in Europe, in the UAE for the first time. News | Supply Chain Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:27:47 +0400 Middle East 3PLs face a shifting logistics market Third-party logistics providers are expected to dramatically shape the supply chain in the Middle East in 2018 and years to come. News | Supply Chain Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:59:00 +0400 DNV GL cuts tanker inspection costs in UAE with drones DNV GL believes this solution can save anywhere from two days to a week on survey time. News | Supply Chain Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:48:07 +0400 Renault Trucks offering two-year warranty on fitted parts in Middle East The two-year warranty has no restriction on mileage end applies to Renault Trucks genuine parts, eXchange parts (spare parts re-manufactured in accordance with strict industrial processes) and all Renault Trucks accessories. News | Supply Chain Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:18:47 +0400