Sunday 13 July 2014

Jubail port records 20pc increase in cargo

Jubail Commercial Port has recorded a 20 per cent increase in the total weight of cargo transported via its port during the first half of 2014 with more than 5 million tonnes compared to 4.2 million tonnes during the same period last year, said a report.   The t


US firm wins Bahrain air base support deal

US-based KBR, a leading engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbons, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets, has won a contract for operating support services for Isa Air Base in Bahrain from the US


Gulf Navigation cuts capital, eyes new expansion

UAE shipper Gulf Navigation said on Wednesday it had cut its capital by two-thirds and written off accumulated losses worth 1.1 billion dirhams ($300 million), key parts of a turnaround plan designed to solve its debt problems. The company's capital has been reduced to 551 mi


Drydocks completes NDC rig refurbishment

Dubai's ship building unit Drydocks World has announced the completion of a major refurbishment carried out on National Drilling Company’s (NDC) Offshore Drilling Rig Al Ghallan. An international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy


Djibouti in legal row with DP World over port concession

Djibouti said it had started legal action against DP World, seeking to rescind the Dubai-owned port operator's concession in Africa's largest container terminal in a row over how the contract was awarded. "The resulting agreement unfairly favoured DP World," the


Alba posts solid production, sales growth

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the largest and modern aluminium smelters in the world, continues to build momentum with its production figures up by 2.5 per cent YoY to reach 464,012 metric tonnes in the first half compared to 452,727 mt last year. The company's sales figur


Al Jaber inks UAE rail transport services deal

Al Jaber Crushers & Quarries, a subsidiary of Al Jaber Group, has signed a MoU with Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway, to utilize their services for its logistics operations. As per the deal, by 2019, Al Jaber Crushers & Quarries


Emerson expands fork level swich applications

Emerson Process Management, a leader in automation technology and services, has expanded the application scope for its Rosemount 2120 range of vibrating fork point liquid level switches. Based in Missouri (US), Emerson helps businesses automate their production, processing and di


GPIC posts record production in H1

Bahrain-based Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has reported record production for the first half of the year. The petrochemical company saw its total exports of ammonia, urea and methanol hit 557,000 tonnes for the first  six months period, reported the Gulf Dail


Alba announces Arabal website launch

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has launched a new website for updates on the 18th edition of 'International Arab Aluminium (Arabal) Conference' to be held in Manama this November. A leading aluminium producer in the world, Alba will be hosting the key event under the theme - &l

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