Tech startup’s network of 2,000 pick-up locations across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman redefines the e-commerce experience for GCC consumers adding value to region’s last-mile delivery
FODEL offers pick-up and drop-off (PUDO) as an alternative to home delivery for e-commerce parcels and has now expanded its services in five GCC markets.
Following its successful launch in the UAE in 2018, consumers across Saudi Arabia now have the option to collect their e-commerce parcels from a location most convenient to them, any time they want. The tech startup has also launched its operations in Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman as part of its plans to set up a base across all GCC countries thereby providing a suitable pick-up and drop-off solution for its clients in the region.
FODEL is the region’s first ......read more
December 1, 2019 – It has been announced today (December 1, 2019) that the 3rd Saudi Maritime Congress is planned for March 2020 to take place in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Held in partnership with Founding Strategic Partners, Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and Bahri, the event will be held from 22-23 March under the patronage of Transport Ministry, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and will highlight the achievements of the Kingdom’s shipping industry.
The event will provide an ideal platform for local and global industry leaders and authorities to examine the prospects for development and investment in the Kingdom’s maritime and logistics sectors in line with the Vision 2030 plan to make Saudi Arabia a logistics and maritime hub for the Middle East.
According to Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade, organisers of ......read more
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – September 16, 2019: The 3rd Saudi Logistics Conference being organized in Riyadh next month will discuss a host of key issues relating to supply-chain management and the logistics sector.
The three-day conference to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Oct. 13-15 under the patronage of Minister of Transport H.E. Nabeel Mohamed Al-Amudi will be attended by a number of ministers, officials and decision-makers from the Kingdom and abroad.
Some of the key issues to be discussed at the conference include, “Simplifying the concepts of supply chain technology and logistics, and the future of logistics services in the Kingdom in the digital age”.
Discussions will also focus on renewable energy and supply chain issues, future logistics projects, as well as analyzing big data and its impact ......read more
The partnership is Uber’s largest subsidised transport program globally
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 06 May 2019: Uber today announced a strategic partnership with “Takamol Holding”, which operates Wusool, a program developed by Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF),
with the goal of enabling working women in Saudi Arabia overcome transportation challenges to and from
the workplace by providing affordable, subsidized transportation solutions and encouraging women’s contribution towards the country’s socio-economic progress, in line with the goals and objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Commenting on the announcement, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, VP & Regional General Manager EMEA, Uber said: “Uber is a conscientious company that strives to uplift the communities it operates in. ......read more
Saudi Ports Authority operates the port using a 360-degree approach which not only makes it an integrated marine and maritime centre but a comprehensive one-stop shop for all Saudi maritime services as well
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 28th April 2019: King Abdulaziz Port, the largest Saudi port on the Arabian Gulf, marks its successful story which dates back to over four decades ago. The comprehensive port is pioneering major industrial and economic developments. It has expanded from a small berth capable of accommodating only two ships and connected to a 13-kilometre monorail off the coast of Dammam, to a huge complex of ports, shipyards and warehouses. It is also a base for an integrated infrastructure of factories and facilities for various maritime and marine activities, just one kilometre from the heart of Dammam.
Commenting ......read more
Vision 2030 goals to drive sustainable growth and developments in the maritime sector are discussed during two days of interactive and stimulating sessions
Saudi Arabia, March 14, 2019 - Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector is gearing up to make the kingdom a regional logistics hub and drive forward economic diversification and job opportunities, participants at the Saudi Maritime Congress in Riyadh heard on the opening day at the Kingdom Centre in Riyadh.
“This event takes place at a time of significant change within the kingdom’s logistic and maritime infrastructure. The Saudi Maritime Congress highlights major projects and strategic opportunities that will solidify the kingdom’s position as a global maritime and logistics hub, and will undoubtedly further our aim of attracting strategic investments ......read more
Leading personalities driving motivation behind policies and initiatives of Vision 2030 gather on March 11, 2019 in Riyadh
March 05, 2019 - Saudi: The commitment from five of the Kingdom’s maritime leaders at the world-class Saudi Maritime Congress in Riyadh highlights the significant platform this allows to discuss how Vision 2030 will transform the Saudi economy and its heavy reliance on oil, and what this may mean for the shipping and logistics sectors.
H.E. Dr Nabel Bin Mohammed Al Amudi, Minister of Transport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Dr Rumaih bin Mohammed Al Rumaih, President, Public Transport Authority, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Eng. Saad Bin Abdulaziz Alkhalb, President, Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), H.E. Ahmed Alhakbani, Governor, General Customs Authority, Kingdom of Saudi ......read more
With Bahri as strategic partner, Saudi Maritime Congress forum to catalyze country’s ‘Vision 2030’ goals
Saudi Arabia, January 6, 2019 - Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector is set to receive a much-needed boost with a generous allocation of SAR 33 billion (USD 8.8 billion) for the energy, industry, mining and logistics sectors in its recently announced budget for 2019. In fact, the country is on an aggressive growth and diversification path, with substantial government spending expected to catalyze its ‘Vision 2030’ goals and drive sustainable growth and development. On the back of strong growth, revenues in the Kingdom are also projected to increase this year to SAR 975 billion, setting an optimistic blueprint for exponential growth and progress.
The 2nd Saudi Maritime Congress, to ......read more
Saudi Arabia, November 04, 2018: Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has once again helped bring World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event to the Kingdom by transporting all the equipment and supplies for the long-anticipated Crown Jewel tournament to Riyadh.
The WWE event, which millions of wrestling enthusiasts look forward to, will go ahead on time and as planned thanks to its highly-advanced logistics capabilities of the cargo company and its dedicated operations team.
Organized by the General Sports Authority, the Crown Jewel event will be held tomorrow (Friday) at King Saud University stadium in Riyadh with the participation of the best professional wrestlers in the world.
Saudia Cargo B747-8 transported the 100-ton equipment and machinery together with sound and lighting systems and other supplies from Maastricht, ......read more
Saudi Arabia, October 30, 2018: Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has signed an agreement with Gallup Inc., the global management consulting company, for developing Saudia Cargo employee performance and studying its employee trends and performance levels. The agreement comes in line with the company's Strategy 2020.
Saudia Cargo CEO Omar Talal Hariri said the company attaches great significance to the development of its human capital, which is its greatest asset, and also aims to turn the Kingdom into one of the major global logistics platforms in line with Kingdom's Vision 2030.
“The agreement aims to create and implement clear strategy and vision to increase the company’s client base and launch an internal program speeding up the implementation of the transformation strategy and creating ......read more
Saudi Arabia, October 29, 2018: Saudi Airlines Cargo Company appointed Abdulrahman Al-Mubarak as Chief Ground Handling Officer for the company’s ground handling business unit.
This appointment comes as part of Saudia Cargo’s recognition of the important role its ground handling business unit has in achieving its Strategy 2020 transformation program. It reflects the company’s ongoing investments into its facilities projects, its cargo terminals and people.
Al-Mubarak joins Saudia Cargo with a decade of experience in commercial, cargo and logistics, planning and strategic management. Prior to joining Saudia Cargo, Al-Mubarak held several executive positions including General Manager Cargo and Logistics at GACA and Executive Director Traffic and Logistics Development at Dammam Airports ......read more
New service uses technology to bring efficiency to trucking market
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – July 3, 2018 – Homoola today announced the formal launch of its digital load-matching service in Saudi Arabia, where it will bring new efficiency to road freight by using technology to pair shippers and trucking companies.
Homoola’s load-matching technology addresses the pain points felt by both shippers and carriers. It gives shippers access to capacity at times of peak demand and allows them to optimize the efficiency of their shipments at other times. Homoola prevents carriers from driving empty miles or sitting idle waiting for cargo. Agility is a key investor in Homoola.
Ziyad Al Homaid, Homoola co-founder and CEO said, “Homoola’s goal is to build a platform matching ......read more
June 25, 2018: As part of Al-Futtaim Logistics’ regional expansion plans, it has opened the second warehousing facility in the metropolis city of Riyadh. The local distribution centre now scales up a total of 15,000 sqms co-existing with its primary warehouse in Jeddah.
Driven by consumer demand, the two facilities currently handle retail brands with categories including fashion, footwear, hardware, DIY furniture and home appliances. The distribution centres are an extension of the Al-Futtaim company’s 3PL solutions to bring brands and consumers within close proximity. The facilities are fully equipped with the latest web-enabled inventory technology, providing visibility and reassurance to customers. Moreover, it has best practice operational processes for products stored, palletized, shelved, binned, and bulk ......read more
The third annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 8th 2017 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The event is expected to attract more than 150 senior executives from different sections of the market, including shipping, ports, finance and banking and law.
Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017: There will be distinct conference sessions following the keynote speeches, and these will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance, ports and shipping. There will also be a series of speeches giving details about recent case studies, illustrating how the financial sector can help release the full potential of regional shipping and ports operators to the benefit of trade and economic growth.
A high level group of expert speakers and panellists is being ......read more
Dubai – 4 March 2017: Dubai Customs (DC) has received a delegation from Saudi Customs to discuss cooperation perspectives and boost mutual ties and exchange of expertise. The visit was primarily aimed at reinforcing joint customs work between both agencies through harmonization of processes and facilitation of border formalities and services to enhance bilateral flow of trade, investments and passengers.
The meeting was held at Jebel Ali Port where Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih welcomed Ahmed Alhakbani, Director General of Saudi Customs and members of the accompanying delegation. Attending the meeting were Abdullah Al Khaja, Executive Director for Customer Management Division at DC, Ahmed bin Lahej, Executive Director for Customs Affairs at Federal Customs Authority, Faysal Lutfi, CEO of Customs World, ......read more
SOHAR signs sister port agreement with Shenzhen Port in China
Chinese visit to Oman follows recent SOHAR delegation to China
New agreement deepens trade relations and mutual understanding
Dubai, UAE, December 5, 2016: Yesterday marked the official signing in Muscat of a new sister port agreement between Shenzhen Port in the People’s Republic of China and SOHAR Port and Freezone in Oman. Mr Dong Yanze of the Ports Administration of Shenzhen Municipality and a delegation of other high-ranking Chinese officials attended the ceremony.
Both ports play a critical role in their respective regions and the agreement coincides with China's construction of twenty-first century maritime silk route networks, providing a timely opportunity for deepening cooperation on both sides. The agreement covers the ......read more
NIA to increase aim to increase GREE’s market share to 20 per cent with sales of 175,000 units in the UAE
Company to achieve a turnover of AED 500 Million in the next 2 to 3 years
14,000 sq m facility offers design, marketing & logistics services
Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2016: NIA Limited, a Dubai-based enterprise dealing in Home Appliances and HVAC solutions, has opened a sprawling new headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone area. The brand new facility will function as the design, marketing and logistics centre for the Company’s marketing and warehousing requirements.
“The launch of this facility is an important step forward in NIA’s strategy, strengthening our competitive position in the Middle East and Africa region. Our new facility will house 14,000 square metre of office space, ......read more
Amman, Jordan, 16th October 2016: Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has achieved certification of the internationally recognized standard, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
The certificate was granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI), a Royal Charter Company and founding member of ISO following a rigorous auditing process of Aramex’s Global Support Services and Data Centers worldwide. This achievement demonstrates that Aramex increased its resilience and commitment to deliver the highest standards of Information Security.
ISO 27001:2013 is the strictest international standard available in information security management, enabling companies to certify the security practices they adopt within their organization. This ......read more
The region’s leading maritime industry awards, officially launched today, are now in their third year and will once again celebrate the best and brightest stars of the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent’s shipping, ports and related maritime sectors at a glittering and high profile gala dinner
13 April 2016, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2016 will take place at the Atlantis Ballroom, Atlantis The Palm, on 24th October this year. This is the third year in a row that the event, now firmly established as the leading gala awards evening of its type in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, returns to this iconic venue, to build further on its already impressive track record of success. The glittering event recognises and rewards achievement at the highest level and will be attended by ......read more
Maersk line's Annual Award Night recognizes the best performing logistics solutions providers and top customers of Maersk Line for the year 2015
Al Sharqi Shipping awarded 4th time in row for Maersk Platinum Award
Dubai, UAE, March 31, 2016
On February 24, 2016 Al Sharqi Shipping was once again recognized as a top Maersk Line customer for the year 2015. This marked it their 4th consecutive Platnium win with Maersk line - 2012 to 2015. The evening was rich with culture, lights and happy thoughts as the Gala Dinner dinner was held at Nassima Royal Hotel, Dubai.
The Ceremony was also attended by Senior officials from other Freight Forwarding and Logistics companies and the top official of Maersk line Marc Gijsbrechts - Regional Head of West Central Asia and Christian Juul-Nyholm - Managing Director of Maersk ......read more
Event to highlight significance of training and utilizing state-of-the-art technology in addressing critical maritime academic issues
Dubai 27 October 2015: The Middle East region’s pioneering edition of the Maritime Academic Conference & Expo (MARACAD), is set to open on November 9 to November 10, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event is expected to be attended by international maritime industry leaders, senior government officials, decision makers, maritime sector stakeholders and top experts, vessel operators and owners in the UAE and the region. The exciting two-day event will be throwing the spotlight on the significance of how training and utilizing state-of-the-art marine technologies can help addressing critical maritime academic issues. MARACAD will also be hosting key presentations and discussions ......read more
Surpassing international institutions Dubai Customs Bags Excellence Award in Business Process Management
Dubai 05 October 2015: Dubai Customs received the excellence award in ‘Business Process Management’ from ICMG, the global leader in providing architectural services to clients across 42 countries. The jury panel also awarded Dubai Customs the Global CIO Award of 2015.
The award, presented every year to organizations that are exceptionally committed to incorporating best practices in process management and enterprise architecture, was handed to Dubai Customs, putting it ahead of other competing international organizations from the USA, UK, Australia, India, Portugal and Japan to name few.
His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Dubai Customs Director, in the presence of Juma Al Ghaith, Executive Director of Customs ......read more
During a Visit to the Arab League and the Egyptian Ministry of Transport
“Tasneef” Continues its Efforts to Support the Arab Maritime Sector
Abu Dhabi, 28th of June, 2015: In virtue of its role as the first Arab classification society developing standards and specifications in the field of maritime navigation, and issuing compliance and inspection certificates for ships and maritime facilities, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” sent a delegation to visit the Arab League in order to hold negotiations to join the wider Arab maritime market and receive the Arab governmental accreditation as an accredited authority in the field of maritime classification.
Eng. Rashed AlHebsi, CEO of Tasneef expressed his optimism with this visit saying “our visit to the Arab League is considered an important ......read more
Already a client for eight years, Nestlé has extended its long-term partnership with Mohebi Logistics for a further seven years. Both companies will be working closely in Dubai World Central (DWC).
The agreement announced recently, underlines the strong mutual bonds that have already paved the progress made by Nestlé in the GCC region. As Expo 2020 approaches, both companies are entering a new era destined to mark significant achievements.
This exciting development will see Mohebi Logistics store, pick and pack raw materials and finished goods from Nestlé’s existing factory at Technopark and their new 175,000 square meter facility under construction at DWC. Its products will be stored and handled at Mohebi Logistics’ new fully integrated site at DWC.
Collaboration with the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness ......read more
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has signed a strategic service-level agreement (SLA) with the Department of Planning and Development - TRAKHEES, a regulatory arm of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone in Dubai, with a vision of developing residence and civil engineering permits services at Dubai Maritime City. The signing ceremony took place at Dubai Maritime City Authority, where Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, and Arif Obaid Al Dehail, CEO of TRAKHEES, signed the SLA in the presence of senior officials from both sides.
Under the terms of the agreement, TRAKHEES will process all types of permits and approvals along with ancillary activities for all civil engineering and environment, health and ......read more
Dubai, UAE- Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a maritime and logistics conglomerate based in Qatar, has signed an agreement with the Kandla International Container Terminal (KICT) in India, to start the first direct common carrier feeder service between Saudi Arabia and India.
The frequency of the first-of-its-kind service will be weekly and will connect the Gujarat port of Kandla directly with Jebel ......read more
Turning Theory into Reality
14 June 2015, Abu Dhabi: The first Maritime Standard Ship Finance & Trade Conference, organised by The Maritime Standard (TMS), will take place this year on 29-30 November at Park Hyatt Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The event, which is endorsed by Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime UAE, and being hosted by Abu Dhabi Ports, will feature top level ......read more
Recent IMO report reveals strong demand for more skilled maritime workers
The UAE is looking towards consolidating its leading position as a global maritime hub when it hosts the first edition of the Maritime Academic Conference and Expo, which will be held from November 9 to November 10, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event, which is being held under the official support of the ......read more
June 3, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates- His Majesty King Harald V of Norway was briefed on Dubai’s current efforts and initiatives towards reinforcing its position as one of the world’s leading maritime centres. The brief was given during his visit to the Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) exhibiting platform at this year’s edition of Nor-Shipping, the leading ......read more
June 2, 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A recent international survey conducted by Menon Business Economics Group, the globally renowned organization for benchmarking leading maritime capitals of the world, predicts that Dubai will rank among the Top 7 Leading Maritime Centres in the World in the next five years.
Industry analysts and authorities agree that Dubai is on track to progress ......read more
Industry-backed gala awards announces its call for entries to recognise the best of the best from the Middle East and Indian subcontinent’s shipping and maritime industry
31 May 2015, Dubai UAE: The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2015 is the highlight of the year for the region’s shipping and maritime industries where key decision makers from across the Middle East and ......read more
In the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Kuehne + Nagel Showcases its Historical Links with the UAE
Dubai, UAE: May 13, 2015 – Dubai World Central (DWC) hosted today the 125th corporate anniversary celebrations of Kuehne + Nagel, the first global logistics company to become fully operational at DWC in 2009.
The event was graced by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al ......read more
Opens New State of the Art Facility at KFIA
UPS Customers set to benefit from new operations centre at King Fahad International Airport
Riyadh, April 29th, 2015 – Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif Bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province and the President of the General Authority for Civil Aviation Mr. Soliman Al Hamdan, a new state of ......read more
- The Sandown-class minehunter vessel protects vast Saudi coastline
Abu Dhabi February 26, 2015: The final ‘Ship of the Day’ being showcased at NAVDEX, the largest naval defence exhibition in the region, has been unveiled today as “HMS Al Jawf”. NAVDEX is taking place all week, alongside IDEX - the world’s leading joint defence exhibition. HMS Al Jawf is a ......read more
The emirate of Fujairah presents comprehensive urban projects and master plans with positive cross-border impact attracting Saudi investments in a number of mega projects
Fujairah, UAE, 12 November 2014 : The emirate of Fujairah, like other emirates of the UAE, receives official support and encouragement in all circumstances. The emirate’s investment attractiveness increases in ......read more
International experts to deliver sector update and share key insights during Seatrade Middle East Maritime 2014
Dubai, October 25, 2014 - The 2014 edition of the biennial Seatrade Middle East Maritime will be the host event for the second annual one-day Global Workboats Technology Forum at which a line-up of renowned international experts will present a series of technical papers on ......read more
ADPC and Etihad Rail to plan first UAE integrated bulk and container railway terminal facility at Khalifa Port
Abu Dhabi UAE, 26 February 2013: Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), the master developer of ports and industrial zones, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Rail providing the framework to plan an integrated bulk and container railway terminal facility at Khalifa ......read more
[UAE, October 29, 2013] Barloworld Logistics Middle East is releasing the findings of the 2013 GCC supplychainforesight survey this week, which provides a snapshot of the current perceptions of the status of supply chain and logistics in the GCC region. The survey was launched at the Ritz Carlton, Gate Village, Dubai International Financial Centre today (October 29, 2013).
Respondents to the ......read more
August 14, 2013 : Globe Express Services, one of the world's top 100 global logistics providers, recently featured in the 2013 Edition of Logistics Middle East magazine's Power List, an annual listing of the most powerful logistics executives in the region. The company's Managing Director for Gulf States, Mustapha Kawam, ranked 14th in the Middle East, up 8 places from his 22nd ......read more