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Doha’s New Port to be operational by 2016

The first phase of the QR27 billion ($7.4 billion) worth New Port Project is set to be operational by the end of 2016 with the initial capacity to accommodate two million containers, said a report. It eventually be increased to si

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Dispute over unpaid port fees in Bahrain resolved

A dispute over unpaid fees between a port operator and eight companies has been resolved in Bahrain. It started when APM Terminals (APMT), the operator of Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP), allegedly refused to release cargo containe

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New bid to solve containers row in Bahrain

Bahrain’s business leaders have pledged to investigate claims that a port operator has refused to release cargo containers belonging to eight major shipping companies in a dispute over unpaid fees. The port committee at Bahr

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Bahrain port fees dispute may hit sea trade

Port authorities in Bahrain have allegedly refused to release cargo containers belonging to nine major shipping companies in a dispute over unpaid fees. APM Terminals (APMT), the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), has iss

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Dubai port renovations under way

Renovation work on Dubai’s fishing ports and harbours to preserve the traditional profession are afoot, revealed a meeting held at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) office in Dubai recently. The move follows the directives o

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Shipping firms in Bahrain ‘hit by port fees'

Shipping companies in Bahrain have claimed they were being forced to downsize because of increasing port fees. They said they were struggling to stay afloat because of the sector's continuous financial downturn combined with high ta

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Iraqi Kurdish oil nears Texas port for likely offloading

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan has neared the Port of Galveston in Texas, according to Reuters ship tracking data and the US Coast Guard, despite Washington's concerns about independent oil sales from the autonomous region.

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Iraqi Kurdish oil nears US port despite concerns

A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan is just two days away from arriving at a US port, according to ship tracking satellites, despite Washington's long-standing concern over independent oil sales

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US firm wins key $35m reclamation deal in Bahrain

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, a US-based dredging services provider listed on Nasdaq, has been awarded a Works Ministry contract valued at approximately $35 million.  

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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, sai

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