Middle East

  • Dubai-based cargo handlers complete blockchain technology test with IBM

    Nov 28, 2017 — Dubai-based ground handler dnata, and a consortium of supply chain firms, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept test for a logistics platform that tracks supply chain transactions using hyper-secure blockchain technology. According to stakeholders in the project, the new system can eliminate redundant data and improve visibility and transparency.
  • Sohar Port and Freezone kicks off first phase of expansion

    Oct 16, 2017 — Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone has revealed that the first phase of its mega expansion plan is set to get under way soon. The expansion is part of the freezone’s long-term move to grow the vital industrial and maritime hub by as much as 50 per cent, a report said.
  • Hamad Port seen transforming Qatar into regional trading centre

    Sep 14, 2017 — With rapid growth expected “in the coming years,” Qatar Chamber director general Saleh Hamad al-Sharqi said Hamad Port will transform Doha into a regional trade centre, which would promote inter-trade in the Middle East region and enhance the region’s trade with the world.
  • Iran ready for free trade with regional countries

    Sep 12, 2017 — Iran is ready to establish preferential tariffs and free trade with some regional countries, particularly Afghanistan, Pakistan and Oman, said the head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO).
  • Dubai’s DP World Confirms 10 Injured when Ship Hits Cranes at Jebel Ali Port

    May 15, 2017 — Dubai ports operator DP World has confirmed that 10 people were injured in an accident involving a container vessel at the Jebel Ali port last week. The incident occurred when the vessel collided with the harbour wall at the port’s Terminal 1 on Thursday, May 4.