Wednesday 23 September 2020

Covid-19 to cut demand for heavy truck trailers

East European demand for both trailers and trucks has continued to plunge in 2020 following the onset of Covid-19.     The East European trailer demand forecast for the five-year period from 2020 to 2024 has been reduced by 52,000 trailers with the lar


Saudia Cargo adds Boeing 747-400F freighter

Saudia Cargo has added a Boeing 747-400F freighter, taking the total number of its fleet to seven aircraft.   The company said the new aircraft will boost the cargo and supply operations and help meet the significant surge on the demand for medicine, medical and


Ericsson partners to drive net-zero supply chain

Ericsson has joined the 1.5C Supply Chain Leaders initiative, a group of major multinational corporations committed to supporting supply chain partners to curb emissions, build business resilience and gain an edge in the transitioning economy. The world faces a challenge to halve


Boeing develops UV wand to sanitize plane interiors

Boeing has designed and developed an ultraviolet (UV) wand to sanitize airplane interiors to support customers and enhance the safety and well-being of passengers and crews during the Covid-19 pandemic. The aircraft manufacturer has entered into a patent and technology license wi


UAE ministry lays out plan for industrial growth

The UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, held a virtual meeting of the Industrial Coordination Council on how to empower the industrial sector and strengthen the UAE’s competitive position globally. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Mini


Sharjah sets up ports, border checkpoints committee

Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) has ordered the establishment of a committee of the Ports and Border Checkpoints, which will be affiliated to the Sharjah Seaports, Customs and Free Zones


TFC announces $1m prize for positive poultry challenge

Global innovators and entrepreneurs have been invited to submit sustainable solutions for repurposing poultry waste as part of a sustainability challenge.   Tanmiah Food Company (TFC) is seeking innovative solutions to address the challenges posed by the excess


Aluminium2000 event postponed

The Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress, an international conference about the aluminum industry, has been postponed.    According to Interall, the organiser of the event, the 12th Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress to be held in collaboration with the


Global air cargo volume drops 17.2% in August: report

August showed a year-over-year (YoY) drop of 17.2% in worldwide cargo  volume and of 29% in shipments carried, but a YoY increase in revenues of 37%, thanks to rates in USD that were 65% higher than 2019, a report said. The origin region Asia Pacific lost least volume (-10%)


Export Bahrain launches national e-commerce initiative

Export Bahrain, a key initiative of the national SME Development Board, has launched a first of its kind national e-commerce initiative designed to support Bahrain based businesses access and list their products and services on prominent local, regional and international e-commerce platforms.

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