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Ports & shipping projects news

Container port

Morocco opens prequalification for Nador West Med Port Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Deadline on 22 December for Nador West Med Port construction and infrastructure package

Local contractors win New Doha Port deal

Local contractors win New Doha Port deal Subscription

17 November 2014 | By

Firms will build customs area and associated infrastructure

Port

Kuwait invites bids for port facilities works Subscription

12 November 2014 | By

Work will involve expanding and upgrading buildings and infrastructure at Nuwaiseeb port

Port of Fujairah to tap banks for expansion plans

Port of Fujairah to tap banks for expansion plans Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Loan will support new jetty construction

Ashghal plans to reconfigure and develop the port area so it can be used by cruise liners visiting the country

Ashghal tenders old port construction work Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

Port to be reconfigured for use by cruise liners

Egypt receives bids for Suez Canal expansion

Egypt receives bids for Suez Canal expansion Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

Contract covers dredging part of project

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Market news

Port

Qatar awards port contract Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Chinese-led consortium awarded contract for work on Qatar’s port project

Port

Abu Dhabi Terminals signs new financing deal Subscription

5 January 2015 | By

Loans and cash management services to be provided by ADCB

Doha in Qatar

Qatar's New Port Project on schedule Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

New port will be an important point of entry for materials in the run up to the world cup

DP World

DP World to acquire Jebel Ali Freezone Subscription

16 November 2014 | By

Port operator will also delist from London Stock Exchange

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Ports & shipping trends

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World

Interview: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

International ports operator DP World is cementing itself as a global trade player with major plans for future growth, according to its chairman. Rebecca Spong reports

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

November contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: November 2014 Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in November in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded August 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2014 Subscription

14 October 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in August in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded June 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2014 Subscription

31 July 2014

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in June in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards April 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2014 Subscription

31 May 2014

Over $23bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

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MEED comment

Suez Canal

Egypt seeks to revamp its reputation Subscription

16 October 2014 | By

Suez Canal projects are playing a symbolic role in kick-starting the Egyptian economy

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Special reports

Port

Ports & Shipping: GCC ports compete for trans-shipment business Subscription

23 April 2014

Maritime infrastructure is still in the early stages of development in the region

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Presentations

Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013

There are more than $220bn-worth of projects planned or under way in Qatar, as it pushes forwards with major infrastructure developments

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Little change as states remain cautious Subscription

11 December 2014

Governments are engaging in more strategic planning to counter the impact of falling oil prices

Gulf projects index

Gulf projects market remains flat Subscription

13 November 2014

Gains by Oman and Kuwait cancelled out by losses in Iraq and Iran

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Companies

Heisco logo

Heisco Subscription

Heavy Engineering Industries and Shipbuilding Company (Heisco) is a public company, located in Kuwait, since 1974 the industrial company has expanded and services the oil and gas and marine industry as a EPC contractor

National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) logo

National Marine Dredging Company Subscription

The UAE-based dredging firm is looking beyond its home market to increase revenues

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People

Stuart Bowie Subscription

16 October 2014

Stuart Bowie is managing director at GAC Dubai

Nicholas Browne Subscription

16 October 2014

Nicholas Browne is global director at GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd.

Meena Mathews Subscription

16 October 2014

Meena Mathews is Gulf Agency Company’s regional manager, P&I for the Middle East Region

Bengt Ekstrand Subscription

12 July 2014

Bengt Ekstrand is GAC group president

Marco Mignogna Subscription

11 September 2013

Marco Mignogna is chief executive officer and president, Eurogate Tanger

Hartmut Goeritz Subscription

11 September 2013

Hartmut Goeritz is director-general of APM Terminals, Tanger Med

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Tenders

Bahrain: Sea freight cargo Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Implementation of regular sea freight cargoes

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