Saturday 28 May 2022

Qatari shipper GWC Marine wins 3 ISO certifications

Qatar-based GWC Marine has received three key ISO certifications - ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management System and ISO 45001:2018 for Occupational Health and Safety Management System.    A le


Al Seer Marine buys new tankers amid growing LPG demand

Al Seer Marine (ASM), a global player across multiple marine sectors and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based International Holding Company (IHC), has acquired two vessels, valued at a combined AED246 million ($67 million), to meet rapidly growing demand for transportation of liquified petroleum g


Aramex raises foreign ownership limit to 100%

Aramex, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, has announced that it has obtained the necessary approvals from the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) and all other relevant regulatory authorities to officially increase the Foreign Ownership


UAE to invest $160bn in clean, renewable energy sources in next 30 years

The UAE has invested more than $40 billion in clean energy over the last 15 years, and has plans to invest an additional $160 billion in clean and renewable energy sources over the next three decades on the road to net zero, said a senior minister at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzer


Economic cooperation in Menap ‘a strategic imperative’

Economic cooperation in Menap (Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan) has become a strategic imperative for prosperity and socioeconomic development, says a report.   While 8.5% of the world's population live in the Menap region, it accounts for 3.4% of glo


UAE to spend $1.3bn in 2022 on port expansions: Whiteshield

UAE – Abu Dhabi and Dubai – is also set to spend $1.3 billion through 2022 on port expansions to strengthen the country’s position as a global hub for trade and logistics, says a Whiteshield report.   Whiteshield, a global strategy, and public


Deal signed for multi-billion green hydrogen ammonia unit in Oman

ACWA Power, OQ, Oman’s leading integrated energy group, and Air Products on Thursday signed a joint development agreement (JDA) for a multi-billion-dollar investment in a world-scale green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility powered by renewable energy in Oman. 


EGA and AUS to research food waste re-use for residue soils

Emirates Global Aluminium and the American University of Sharjah’s (AUS) College of Engineering will team up on a AED1.6 million ($0.44 million) project to research the re-use of food waste to enrich soils made from bauxite residue.   The three-year resear


GCC plastic industry advances on circular economy

The development of ‘circular’ polymers with recycled plastic content, investing in advanced recycling facilities as well as sustainability initiatives show progress by the GCC polymer industry towards the circular economy.    However, more work


Steel Manufacturers Business Group set up under Dubai Chamber

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce has set up Steel Manufacturers Business Group, which aims to unify the voices of iron and steel companies, address common challenges and boost the sector’s competitiveness.   The new business group recently held its first meet

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