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Middle East News from 2019

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Bahri joins MACN

December 10 - Saudi Arabia’s Bahri has become an official member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).
Views: 2663
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Cosdel ships to Riyadh Auction and Salon

December 10 - Cosdel International Transportation, a Rock-it Cargo company, transported 447 vehicles from the USA and Canada to Saudi Arabia. The vehicles were up for sale at the Riyadh Auction and Salon during late November.
Views: 2558
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Al Faris supports Expo 2020

December 6 - Al Faris has lifted and installed steel structures measuring up to 46 m in length at a construction project associated with the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Views: 2921
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Al Faris supports refinery project 

November 28 - Al Faris has moved more than 15 oversized components from Jebel Ali Free Zone to a storage yard in Dubai World Central (DWC) in the UAE as part of an oil refinery project. 
Views: 7617
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Reactors head to Riyadh 

November 27 - Four hydrocracker reactors from Walter Tosto have departed the port of Ortona, Italy onboard a Jumbo heavy lift vessel. 
Views: 2268
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Hareket wins Duqm heavy lift work 

November 25 - Turkey’s Hareket has been awarded a heavy lifting contract by the joint venture of Samsung Engineering and Petrofac International to support the construction of the Duqm refinery in Oman. 
Views: 2423
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XCMG crawler crane makes international debut

November 22 - Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group’s (XCMG) 4,000-ton (3,628.7-tonne) capacity crawler crane has lifted a wash tower weighing 1,926 tons (1,747 tonnes) at a site in Jubail Industrial Zone in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 2818
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AN-22 delivers to Baghdad

November 11 - Antonov Airlines utilised one of its AN-22 Antei heavy lift aircraft to deliver military helicopters and spare parts from Spain to Iraq.
Views: 2277
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Air Partner opens in Dubai

November 11 - Air Partner has opened an office in Dubai as it looks to expand its offering in the Middle East.
Views: 2057
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ICTSI inaugurates berths at BGT 

October 28 - International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) has inaugurated two berths at the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. 
Views: 1970
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Mega Jack hits 100

October 24 - ALE’s Mega Jack 300 has performed its 100th jack up operation at Kuwait’s Al-Zour oil refinery project.
Views: 2371
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ZPMC delivers for Hutchison Port Sohar

October 22 - ZPMC’s heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 19 has delivered two remote-controlled quay cranes and six rubber-tyred gantry cranes to Hutchison Port Sohar’s terminal in Oman.
Views: 2175
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US Ex-Im Bank signs MoU with Iraq

October 18 - The US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Iraq’s Ministry of Finance aimed at enhancing trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Views: 2658
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Caldwell calls on Peacock

October 11 - USA-based Caldwell Group has appointed Malcolm Peacock as a business development specialist as the company looks to expand in the Middle East.
Views: 3129
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Al Faris completes wind energy project

September 26 - Al Faris has utilised a 500-tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1500 all-terrain crane to support the construction of a wind farm in Jordan.
Views: 2479
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Khimji in separator shipment

September 25 - Khimji Ramdas Projects & Logistics has moved five pressure separators from the Nizwa Industrial Estate to the port of Duqm, Oman.
Views: 2125
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DHL strengthens network in Middle East and Africa

September 18 - DHL Industrial Projects is opening a centre of excellence (COE) in Dubai as well as offices in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects in the Middle East and Africa.
Views: 2629
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Mammoet delivers first components for Saudi plant

September 16 - Samsung Engineering has contracted Mammoet to transport and install 49 modules for Jubail United Petrochemical’s ethylene oxide–ethylene glycol (EO/EG) plant in Saudi Arabia.
Views: 2153
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MIS moves engine across Oman

September 13 - Muscat International Shipping & Logistics (MIS) has transported a 140-ton (127-tonne) Wärtsilä engine from a power station in Khasab to Duqm, Oman.
Views: 2291
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XLP gathers in Dubai

September 13 - Almost 160 delegates from around the world gathered in Dubai last week for the XLProjects (XLP) annual general meeting (AGM).
Views: 1981
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Chapman Freeborn and Maximus Air team up

August 19 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Maximus Air Cargo have transported a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to Addu Atoll in the Maldives.
Views: 1803
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Logistics Plus delivers to Kuwait 

August 13 - Logistics Plus has coordinated the delivery of ship lift and transfer systems from Iskenderun, Turkey to Kuwait. 
Views: 1992
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Notus secures Duqm contract

August 7 - Notus Heavy Lift Solutions has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver lifting, transportation and consultancy services at the Duqm Refinery project in Oman.
Views: 2369
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ALE raises the roof for Karbala

August 1 - ALE has mobilised one of its heavy lift cranes to the Karbala refinery project in Iraq to raise 209-tonne tank roofs.
Views: 2096
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Heightened security risks take their toll

July 31 - Assaults on commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, including attacks on six tankers and the seizure of the UK-operated vessel Stena Impero, have raised concerns about navigation through the world’s busiest shipping channels.
Views: 2303
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Bansard and ISS in mutual representation deal

July 11 - The Bansard International Group and ISS Global Forwarding have concluded a mutual representation contract that will allow the companies to benefit from each other’s networks.
Views: 2787
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Emirates SkyCargo names managers

July 11 - Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Alyazeya Saeed and Fatma Ahli as cargo managers in Oman and Kuwait, respectively.
Views: 3427
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Boskalis salvages Oman tankers

June 17 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has been contracted to salvage and recover the two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week.
Views: 2298
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CargoGulf teams up with Kestrel

June 12 - CargoGulf is expanding its services in the UK with the appointment of Kestrel Liner Agencies as its agent in the country.
Views: 3210
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Saudia wrestles with WWE shipment

June 11 - Saudia Airlines Cargo has transported 175 tons (158.6 tonnes) of equipment from the Netherlands to Saudi Arabia for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Views: 2338
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Sohar launches online route planner

May 20 - Sohar Port and Freezone has launched an online route planner that provides information on available connections to hinterland destinations.
Views: 3576
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GAC opens branch in Ras Laffan

May 1 - GAC Qatar has opened an office in Ras Laffan Industrial City in response to growing demand for its shipping and logistics services at the port.
Views: 2995
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Multiple cargoes for Parandowski

April 30 - Chipolbrok’s multipurpose vessel Parandowski has called at the ports of Antwerp, Belgium and Hamburg, Germany to load heavy and oversized cargoes.
Views: 2733
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Separators shipped to Kuwait

April 12 - Khimji Ramdas Shipping has coordinated the haulage of five separators, with a combined weight of 1,200 tonnes, in Oman.
Views: 2889
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Sarens raises the roof

April 12 - Sarens has installed part of the Al Bayt stadium’s retractable roof in Qatar as part of the ongoing preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Views: 2733
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Marhaba Express launches breakbulk service

March 27 - Marhaba Express, a joint venture between Gold Star Line and Sarjak Container Lines, has launched a breakbulk liner service connecting the west coast of India with the Middle East Gulf.
Views: 2714
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Mammoet strengthens UAE capabilities

March 21 - Heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet has bolstered its presence in Abu Dhabi on the back of “an influx” of investment in the UAE’s oil and gas, power, water and transportation sectors.
Views: 2358
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GMTC in re-export project

March 19 - Kuwait-based Gulf Maritime General Trading & Contracting (GMTC) has coordinated the re-export of 3,000 tonnes of out-of-gauge cargo (OOG) from Kuwait to Bangladesh.
Views: 5748
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Roll Group awarded Total contract

March 14 - Roll Group has secured a contract to transport 24 modules for Total’s ethane cracker project in the USA.
Views: 3549
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PCN members on the move

March 6 - Turk Heavy Transport, a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), has handled the delivery of a steel structure for the Alba Power Station 5 project in Bahrain.
Views: 2606
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Confusion over the UAE's Qatar embargo

February 28 - Port circulars from Abu Dhabi Port Authority and DP World appeared to ease the restrictions on maritime trade with Qatar, but the country’s Federal Transport Authority insists the announcements have been “misinterpreted”.
Views: 3079
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EMEA renewables to build on positive 2018

February 21 - The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows that Africa and the Middle East installed 962 MW capacity of onshore wind power in 2018, an increase of more than 300 MW compared to 2017. 
Views: 3458
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DSV ups Panalpina bid as Agility enters the fray

February 15 - Panalpina’s board of directors confirmed that it has received a revised, non-binding proposal from DSV to acquire the company at a price of CHF180 (USD178.9) per share, all in cash.
Views: 3847
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Höegh’s ro-ro solution to Dammam

February 14 - Höegh Autoliners has delivered a 112-tonne transformer, manufactured by CG, from Antwerp to Dammam in Saudi Arabia, on behalf of Kintetsu World Express (KWE).
Views: 2954
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Kaleido in Kuwait bridge delivery

February 11 - Spain-headquartered Kaleido Logistics has coordinated the delivery of several passenger boarding bridges destined for Kuwait International Airport.
Views: 3721
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FLS skids in Sharjah

February 7 - Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has transported a skid mount from Sharjah in the UAE to Bahrain. 
Views: 2820
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Al Faris expands fleet with Liebherr

February 7 - Al Faris Equipment Rentals has placed an order for 36 Liebherr mobile cranes worth approximately EUR25 million (USD28.5 million).
Views: 3126
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Entries open for the Heavy Lift Awards

February 1 - Entries for the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards are open. Now is the time to submit your entries for a chance to gain recognition for your complex logistics, transport and engineering projects around the world.
Views: 4176
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Horses fly with Turkish Cargo

January 30 - Earlier this month, Turkish Cargo transported 17 horses to Istanbul and Dubai, respectively, on two separate freighter flights.
Views: 3240
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FLS handles basket shipment

January 29 - Dubai-based Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has handled the transport of a pipe basket from the UAE to Karachi, Pakistan. 
Views: 2677
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Höegh adds Asian port calls

January 28 - Höegh Autoliners has extended its Europe to the Middle East service to include port calls in Asia.
Views: 3065
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Middle East to ramp up energy investments

January 25 - Rystad Energy said that up to USD240 billion of greenfield oil and gas investments could be sanctioned in 2019, with almost 25 percent of this coming from the Middle East region.
Views: 2929
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Al Faris skids with Enerpac

January 18 - Al Faris has used an Enerpac LH-400 low-height skidding system to move three 85-ton (77.1-tonne) ceramic presses in the UAE.
Views: 3022
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Liso appointed at Crane Worldwide  

January 17 - Crane Worldwide Logistics, has appointed Ivan Liso as director of projects, EPC and Marine, for the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) regions. 
Views: 4404
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SAL delivers multi-load

January 17 - SAL Heavy Lift has transported multiple vessels from the port of Genoa Italy to Jebel Ali, UAE.
Views: 3053
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Atakaş adds Konecranes unit

January 11 - Turkey’s Atakaş Port Business has acquired a rail-mounted mobile harbour crane from Konecranes.
Views: 4765

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