Tuesday 22 September 2020

ICD launches unique global wholesale market in Dubai

The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), in partnership with Dubai South, has announced the  launch of Dubai Global Connect (DGC), a one million square metre B2B wholesale market in Dubai.   The market will bring together buyers and sellers to safely and


GWC named Logistics Provider for World Cup Qatar

Qatar-based GWC, a leader in supply chain solutions including warehousing, freight forwarding, commercial, fine art, and event logistics services, was announced as the first Regional Supporter and Official Logistics Provider for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 today.   


Social distancing app to make workplaces more Covid-19-secure

With businesses under mounting pressure to demonstrate how they are making their workplaces socially-distanced and Covid-19-secure, UK-based technology startup Hack Partners has developed ‘Mind The Gap’ social-distancing app. After a successful pilot with Britain’s railway i


Dubai gold and diamonds March-June trade hits $18bn

Dubai’s gold and diamond air cargo trade amounted to AED67.1 billion ($18.27 billion) between March and the end of June 2020, Dubai Customs has revealed.    Statistics released by Air Customs Center Management at Dubai Customs show that the diamond an


Airbus unveils new zero-emission concept aircraft

Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035, with each representing a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight. The concepts explore various technology pathways and aerodynamic conf


Accenture Cloud First launched with $3bn investment

Accenture, a leading global professional services company, has announced the formation of Accenture Cloud First with a $3 billion investment over three years to help clients across all industries rapidly become “cloud first” businesses and accelerate their digital transformation.


Saudi Arabia to be 24pc of Mena pharma market

Saudi Arabia is estimated to contribute $10.7 billion or 24% towards Mena’s $44 billion pharma market by 2023, notes Informa Markets, the organisers of the leading regional pharmaceutical event, CPhI Middle East & Africa.   “So, clearly, there wi


Aramex enters service deal with Transportr

Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, and Transportr, the fastest-growing digital freight platform in the UAE, today signed a service level agreement whereby Aramex will secure the best possible agreements in terms of rates, transit time an


DP World, Bank Leumi eye Israeli logistics investment

DP World, a global infrastructure-led supply chain solutions provider, and Bank Leumi, Israel's oldest banking corporation and one of the leading institutions in the region, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to enhance trade and logistics in Israel and promo


DFF hosts Founder Institute’s startup accelerator programme

Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has announced its hosting of Founder Institute global startup accelerator programme for the first time at the regional level in Area 2071, the innovation ecosystem in Dubai.   Area 2071, located at Emirates Towers, was set up as one

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