Thursday 26 November 2020

Global firms eye Oman’s green hydrogen projects

A group of international companies have expressed their interest to invest in clean hydrogen projects in the special economic zones and free zones in Oman. Jalal bin Abdulkarim Al Lawati, from the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ), said that the Pu


Siemens to study safety of automated railways

Siemens Mobility and prominent partners have won two innovative research projects from the German Center for Rail Traffic Research (DZSF) to study the safety of automated rail operations. The aim is to define the criteria needed for approving fully automated regional and mainline


Bahrain’s Awal wins ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ title

Bahrain’s Awal Gulf Manufacturing, the region’s premier manufacturer of commercial, residential air-conditioning and refrigeration units has secured the title of Manufacturer of the Year, Air treatment at the 10th edition of the prestigious Climate Control Awards. 


Industrial valves industry suffers decline

While the industrial valves sector was still able to hold its own in the first half of 2020 despite the corona crisis, declining demand is currently making itself felt more strongly at home and abroad.    Foreign business, in particular, is clearly declinin


Amlak set to revamp three major markets in Bahrain

Amlak, the real estate investment arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Social Insurance Organization (SIO), has announced its plan to kick-start the transformation of three existing markets - Souq Abu Dhar Al Ghafari, Souq Al Madina and Souq Ibn Al Waleed - located in Isa Town, st


Alba tops ESG's Bahrain ratings for second consecutive year

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the world’s largest smelter ex-China, has topped the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings list for Bahrain compiled by ESG Invest, for the second year in a row.    ESG Invest provides comprehensive ratings resea


Maqta Gateway, TruKKer partner on truck booking

Maqta Gateway, the digital arm of Abu Dhabi Ports, and TruKKer, a top digital truck booking marketplace, have signed an agreement to digitally transform truck logistics through Maqta Gateway’s digital logistics solution platform, Margo. The memorandum of understanding (MoU)


Pandemic lifts technology spending plans

More than eight-in-10 (83%) decision-makers in Europe and the Middle East say the Covid-19 accelerated their implementation plans for mobile devices and solutions, the highest score of any region.   Approximately three-quarters (76%) of shoppers prefer to shop a


UAE, UK join hands to boost trade ties

UAE and UK have signed a reinsurance agreement to enhance the competitiveness, scale and scope of both countries’ export industry through strategic partnership and cooperation.   The agreement aims to provide a robust turnkey platform, which the two partie


DP World, UAE region gains recognition TMS awards

DP World, UAE Region, the leading enabler of smart trade has bagged the Terminal Operator of the Year award at The Maritime Standard Awards 2020.    Held on November 23, 2020, under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil

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