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Khalifa Port employs UAE's first female quay crane operator

Abu Dhabi’s flagship Khalifa Port, the first semi-automated port in the GCC region and one of the most technologically advanced ports around the globe, has employed the first female quay crane operator in the UAE. Ayesha Has

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Yemen’s Hodeidah port set for $300m expansion

The port of Hodeidah in Yemen is set for expansion at a cost of $300 million, which will include the deepening of the navigation channel, according to a report. The expansion will include the deepening of the navigation channel up

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Sohar to play bigger role in packaging sector

Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone will play a bigger role in the packaging sector as its petrochemicals industries expand to attract downstream plastics manufacturers to the logistics hub, according to a report. The Sohar offic

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Oman invites bids to operate first dry port

An operator is being sought to run Oman’s first ‘dry port,’ a major logistics area in the sultanate's South Al Batinah Governorate. A request for Expressions of Interest (EoI) floated by the South Al Batinah

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Salalah Port net profit down 5pc to $13m

Salalah Port Services has reported a five per cent decline in net profit after tax to RO5.38 million ($13.9 million) for 2014, from RO5.66 million in the previous year, according to a report. The total revenue also showed a 9.2 pe

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Saudi Arabia completes $266m port projects

The Ports Authority in Saudi Arabia has carried out a number of projects worth about SR1 billion ($266 million) including the expansion of power supply units, new sidewalks and upgrade of security networks, said a report. The Yanb

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Fire at Libyan oil port destroys up to 1.8m barrels of crude

A fire raging for almost a week at Libya's biggest oil port of Es Sider has destroyed up to 1.8 million barrels of crude and damaged seven storage tanks, causing total damage of $213 million, a top oil offici

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Fire at storage tank at Libya's Es Sider port spreads to more oil tanks

A fire at an oil storage tank at Libya's Es Sider oil port has spread to two more tanks, officials said.   The first oil tank was hit during clashes between armed faction

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Suicide bombers kill at least 7 in Yemen port

Suicide attackers set off two car bombs in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Thursday, killing themselves and seven other people, sources in the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement and medical officials told Reuters. Thre

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ADPC launches ‘Maqta Gateway’ project

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has launched the ‘Maqta Gateway’ project, a new innovative port community system project. The system has been designed in line with international standards and will serve the community by

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