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Regions | Middle East

News and developments from logisticians and specialised transport providers active in the heavy lift and project forwarding market in the Middle East.

Saudia Cargo set to expand in Jeddah

June 6 - Saudia Cargo has signed agreements with Al-Bawani, Siemens and AECOM to construct a 75,000 sq m cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.

Sarens plucks Makzume in Turkey

June 4 - Sarens has formed a joint venture with LAM - Lyonel A. Makzume Shipping Agencies (Makzume) to expand its operations in Turkey and neighbouring countries.

Record attendance for GPLN

May 28 - Over 200 delegates from member companies of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) attended the group’s 15th AGM in Bremen, Germany.

Slug catchers sail to Saudi Arabia

May 17 - Coordinadora has loaded two slug catchers, weighing 2,000 tonnes each, on board CY Shipping's deck carrier CY Interocean II, at the port of Gijón, Spain.

Antonov powers ahead in Pakistan

May 17 - Antonov Airlines has transported a power plant rotor from Italy to Pakistan on board one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft.

Mammoet wins Kuwait contract

May 15 - Turkish construction company, Limak Insaat, has contracted Mammoet for the transportation and installation works for the USD4.3 billion terminal construction project at Kuwait International Airport.

Hapag-Lloyd names duo

May 7 - Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Lars Christiansen as senior managing director in Asia and Dheeraj Bhatia as senior managing director of the Middle East region.

Crane Worldwide charters AN-225

April 27 - Crane Worldwide Logistics chartered the world's largest freighter aircraft, the Antonov AN-225, in order to deliver 223 pallets of chemical drums to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

ALE rises to Shoaiba challenge

April 24 - ALE has handled the transport of a 5,134-tonne evaporator for the Shoaiba Desalination Plant project in Saudi Arabia.

Drewry remains optimistic on multipurpose recovery

April 20 - During a webinar earlier this week looking at the latest trends and outlook for the multipurpose shipping market, covering both breakbulk and project cargo sectors, Drewry repeated its optimistic forecast for the sector, predicting further rec

Mammoet installs Liwa bullets

April 20 - Mammoet has completed the installation of four 1,180-tonne bullet tanks at the Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) in Oman.

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