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EGYPT. Citadel Capital has invested more than US$200 million on barges, ports and storage facilities that are already handling shipments of wheat, cement and phosphate. Within five years, the share of cargo moved by river may jump to at least 15%, according to Stephen Murphy.
UAE. Port activity is often seen as a bellwether of the general economic climate.
SAUDI ARABIA. Bahri will become the exclusive provider of VLCC crude oil shipping services to Saudi Aramco for crude oil sold by Saudi Aramco on a delivered basis.
UAE. The world rail market will continue to grow despite the global economic downturn, driven in large part by the sector's growth in the Gulf region, according to industry experts speaking in Abu Dhabi.
UAE. Increased security measures help reduce piracy by half in Gulf of Aden - Seatrade Middle East Maritime conference to examine further strategies to quell US$12 billion cost to global trade
INTERNATIONAL. The research reveals that over a third of companies evaluated show no evidence of any action to minimise the risks inherent in their supply chain labour arrangements.
QATAR. Seatrade Middle East Maritime 2012 to host Qatari Pavilion as energy-rich Gulf state showcases its growing maritime sector at upcoming Dubai event.
UAE. New major projects in Dubai Investments Park and Dubai Industrial City; Strong take-up in industrial buildings in the first six months of 2012.
UAE. Dubai's major trade partners are India at US$56 billion, followed by China at half that amount and then the United States.
UAE. Port operator sold its stake in DP World Breakbulk NV and AProjects NV, to Orienta NV; It also sold its 50% stake in Aden Port Development Co for US$27 million to its yemen joint venture partner.
UAE. Frankfurt-based DVB, which loaned US$62.4 million to FAL Oil in July 2010 to refinance the construction of two tankers, sued the trader and sought the seizure of one of the tankers after telling FAL it had defaulted.
UAE. GCC still estimates US$493 billion trade surplus in 2012; Seatrade conference to address key challenges facing Middle East maritime industry.
UAE. averda will provide KPCT with janitorial services, street cleaning, and the collection of hazardous and non-hazardous waste and will ensure the proper disposal of waste in order to protect the environment.
UAE. Exports and re-exports reach total of AED 181 billion for first eight months of 2012; Saudi Arabia is largest and busiest destination.
INTERNATIONAL. Australia's biggest industrial property trust partners with Abu Dhabi Investment Council to buy logistics properties in major cities such as Tokyo and Osaka.
UAE. The airport, one of the world's busiest, handled 5.01 million passengers in July, surpassing 5 million passengers for the first time; Freight climbed 6.2 % to 204,510 tonnes.
UAE. The 15-year loan, part of a US$2.25 billion debt restructuring for the Middle East's biggest shipyard, will pay creditors profit or cash from asset sales.
UAE. Abu Dhabi launched operations at a new port facility on Saturday, seeking to diversify its oil-based economy with a project that could intensify competition for the region's shipping traffic with Dubai.
INTERNATIONAL. Compared to June, Middle East traffic rose just 0.1%. The region's growth trends were impacted by Ramadan, which commenced in July this year.
UAE. The new cargo service will operate every Monday using an Airbus A300-600F freighter, with a capacity of 42 metric tonnes.
SAUDI ARABIA. The port allocated 2 billion riyals to expand its container terminal capacity and another 800 million riyals for various facilities, al-Hayat reported.
UAE. Port operator makes a profit of US$247 million, barely changed from US$246 million in the year-earlier period; Revenue edges up to US$1.53 billion compared to US$1.50. billion.
Juffali Automotive Co. Ltd (JACO) launched the 4th generation of its flagship compact class car, the C-Class 2015. The all-new C-Class heralds a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and sets new standards in the premium compact-size cars’ category, adapting a progressive approach with its clear yet emotional design and its high-class interior. On […]
Dubai-based airline says new service will coincide with opening of customer contact centre in Hungarian city
Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motorshas welcomed the all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé – the third model to join the new BMW 4 Series product range and BMW’s first compact executive Coupé with four-doors. The car makes an immediate impression and combines the sleek look of a two-door coupé with the functionality provided by four-doors which […]
Japan’s second-biggest carmaker, Nissan has launched its 2015 model Sunny, which will be available from all Nissan dealerships across the Middle East region from August 1, Gulf Times has reported. The new 2015 Sunny comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine and includes four spec variants with prices starting at $12,380, the company said. “The Middle […]
Filed under: Diesel, Emerging Technologies, Hybrid, MPG, Mercedes Benz, SMART, Europe/EU, Africa, UK, Videos Smart will not make another generation of the Roadster, but a Smart SUV might be in the cards. According to Smart's CEO, Annette Winkler, "The Roadster isn't a profitable business case. Everybody is keen on the car, but nobody wants to pay the bill." What Car? states that Smart is likely planning a baby SUV to take on the Nissan Juke and its ilk. But for the immediate future, Winkler says Smart "must focus on how we can maximize potential of the Fortwo and Forfour. That is strategy number one." Read more over at What Car?. A Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid made the 1,223-mile trek from Africa to the UK on just one tank of fuel. Driven by Andrew Frankel of Autocar, the diesel hybrid left Tangier, Morocco with a full tank of gas (using the optional 80-liter fuel tank), and arrived in Goodwood with the car indicating 100 miles of range left. Frankel and his co-driver averaged 61.2 miles per gallon (73.6 mpg UK) on the intercontinental journey through four countries, despite elevation changes and a traffic jam. See the first video below for more information, or check out the article at Carscoops. Duke Engines promises simplicity and efficiency from the axial engine it's developing. Rather than lining up the cylinders, this engine arranges them in a circle, which allows Duke to avoid unnecessary weight. The five-cylinder, four-stroke motor manages the same amount of powerstrokes per revolution as a standard six-cylinder mill, but weighs 30 percent less. It also has much fewer parts, says Duke. Its high compression ratios mean more power with less fuel, which adds up to more efficiency and fewer emissions. The second of the two videos below, which we first found over at Sploid, explains Duke's axial engine.Continue reading Recharge Wrap-Up: No new Smart Roadster, Africa to UK on one tank, Duke's efficient axial engine [w/videos]Recharge Wrap-Up: No new Smart Roadster, Africa to UK on one tank, Duke's efficient axial engine [w/videos] originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Filed under: Diesel, Emerging Technologies, Hybrid, MPG, Mercedes Benz, SMART, Europe/EU, Africa, UK, Videos Smart will not make another generation of the Roadster, but a Smart SUV might be in the cards. According to Smart's CEO, Annette Winkler, "The Roadster isn't a profitable business case. Everybody is keen on the car, but nobody wants to pay the bill." What Car? states that Smart is likely planning a baby SUV to take on the Nissan Juke and its ilk. But for the immediate future, Winkler says Smart "must focus on how we can maximize potential of the Fortwo and Forfour. That is strategy number one." Read more over at What Car?. A Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid made the 1,223-mile trek from Africa to the UK on just one tank of fuel. Driven by Andrew Frankel of Autocar, the diesel hybrid left Tangier, Morocco with a full tank of gas (using the optional 80-liter fuel tank), and arrived in Goodwood with the car indicating 100 miles of range left. Frankel and his co-driver averaged 61.2 miles per gallon (73.6 mpg UK) on the intercontinental journey through four countries, despite elevation changes and a traffic jam. See the first video below for more information, or check out the article at Carscoops. Duke Engines promises simplicity and efficiency from the axial engine it's developing. Rather than lining up the cylinders, this engine arranges them in a circle, which allows Duke to avoid unnecessary weight. The five-cylinder, four-stroke motor manages the same amount of powerstrokes per revolution as a standard six-cylinder mill, but weighs 30 percent less. It also has much fewer parts, says Duke. Its high compression ratios mean more power with less fuel, which adds up to more efficiency and fewer emissions. The second of the two videos below, which we first found over at Sploid, explains Duke's axial engine.Continue reading Recharge Wrap-Up: No new Smart Roadster, Africa to UK on one tank, Duke's efficient axial engine [w/videos]Recharge Wrap-Up: No new Smart Roadster, Africa to UK on one tank, Duke's efficient axial engine [w/videos] originally appeared on AutoblogGreen on Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
South Korean automaker, Kia is recalling 51,641 of its small Soul crossovers from the 2014 model year to fix a steering issue, USA Today has reported. A supplier in South Korea has used the wrong adhesive to lock the threads on a plug, which secures a pinion gear to the steering assembly and if it […]
Chrysler Group ordered a supplier of trailer hitches to boost production dramatically a day after the company was accused by federal safety regulators of dragging its feet on the recall of older Jeeps.

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