Thursday 2 July 2020

Supply-chain resilience 'vital to tackle Covid trade challenges'

Supply-chain resilience will play a pivotal role in determining whether companies engaged in global trade are able to weather the logistical challenges presented by Covid-19, said Abu Dhabi Ports in a white paper launched at a recent high-level expert webinar hosted by the company.


Overcoming obstacles to keep trade flowing

The present extraordinary circumstances have called for an extraordinary response across the globe. The trade finance industry – not known for its ability to swiftly enact change – has had to rapidly adapt. But what changes have banks in the Middle East been making to keep trade f


Schneider, Cisco partner to bridge operational technology

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Cisco have formed a technology partnership designed to help drive major advances in making smart buildings the standard.    Working together, the two companies


Al Ain Water named most chosen beverage brand

Agthia Group, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, has been recognised in Kantar’s Brand Footprint Ranking 2020 with its Al Ain Water Brand becoming the most chosen beverage brand in the UAE.   Al Ain outpaced brands such as Peps


Hensoldt acquires Tellumat’s ATM, defence units

Hensoldt South Africa, a pioneer of technology and innovation in defence and security electronics, has signed an agreement to acquire the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Defence & Security business units of Tellumat. The agreement was signed by Rynier van der Watt, Managing


Yokogawa upgrades PRM commissioning support package

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the development and release of the PRM Commissioning Support Package R1.02, an OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family solution that is used to perform plant commissioning and periodic maintenance. The PRM Commissioning Support Pack


Tech Mahindra appoints Ramachandran SVP

Tech Mahindra Ltd, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions has announced the appointment of Ram Ramachandran as Senior Vice President and Head for Middle East & Africa region.    This in


BP invests $5m in a cloud-based software firm

The global oil and gas industry needs to embrace a new business mindset and new digital skills if it is to reap the benefits from deploying advanced digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data and analytics, robotics and quantum computing.  


DP World assembles first container HBS system

DP World, the Dubai-based provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, has completed assembly of the world's first container High Bay Store (HBS) system at Jebel Ali Port.  BoxBay is a joint venture by DP World and German industrial engineering speciali


Global iron ore production down by 1.2% in 2020

Global iron ore production is expected to decline by 1.2% in 2020 to 2,230.8 million tonnes (Mt) as the leading producers are affected by a range of factors. Those include weather-related disruptions, auction adjournments and mine closures due to Covid-19, says GlobalData, a leading data and

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