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Ports & shipping projects news

Kuwait prequalifies three more firms for port dredging

More firms prequalified for Kuwait port dredging Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Seven companies prequalified in 2012 for work at Bubiyan port

Oman receives bids for Salalah port upgrade Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Three consultancies submit proposals to redevelop general cargo terminal

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Saudi Aramco awards China Harbour $550m Jizan contract Subscription

29 May 2014 | By

Port and harbour specialist awarded water intyake facilities for gasification scheme

United Arab Shipping Company signs $190m loan Subscription

28 May 2014 | By

United Arab Shipping Company will use funds to finance the acquisition of two vessels

Oman seeks consultants for project to redevelop Muscat port Subscription

27 May 2014 | By

Sultan Qaboos Port to be converted to integrated tourism hub

Egypt issues new tender for port project Subscription

26 May 2014 | By

New terminal to be built at Damietta port

Iraq prepares to tender $1.3bn Fao port marine works contract Subscription

14 May 2014 | By

Client is currently evaluating prequalification entries for first phase port project

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Market news

Libyan rebels lift port blockade Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Rebels announce handover of Libyan ports amid concerns over continuing disruptions

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Khalifa bin Salman Port to list on Bahrain bourse Subscription

27 May 2014 | By

Khalifa bin Salman Port listing will be Bahrain’s first big offering since 2010

MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Bahrain water treatment project named GCC project of the year

13 May 2014 | By

Bahrain Petroleum Company sustainability project heads the list of winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

DP World posts rise in container traffic Subscription

28 April 2014 | By

UAE region helps to deliver 10.5 per cent growth

Jebel Ali Port’s Terminal 3 to be operational by July Subscription

15 April 2014 | By

Terminal will add 4 million TEUs of capacity to mega port

Drydocks’ North Sea rig to be delivered by June Subscription

15 April 2014 | By

Dubai World unit Drydocks World will also deliver wind power platform in the third quarter

US firm to upgrade Basra port Subscription

15 April 2014 | By

Nawah Port Management to expand Iraqi container terminal

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Ports & shipping trends

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

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Subscription

17 April 2014

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Subscription

20 March 2014

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

MEED Quality Awards

Deadline nears for MEED Quality Awards for Projects entries

21 January 2014

The awards will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

MEED Quality Awards

Focus returns to quality projects

2 January 2014

The MEED Quality Awards for Projects will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

Middle East contract awards September 2013

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Over $8bn awarded in September in the Middle East

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MEED comment

Suez

Security weighs on Suez traffic

5 September 2013 | By

Egypt shipping route a vital source of foreign exchange for Cairo, but instability is having an impact

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Special reports

Port

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

23 April 2014

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

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Presentations

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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

Companies

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DP World, UAE Region is the largest marine terminal and port operator in the Middle East

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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

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People

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

Mohammed Abdeljalil Subscription

11 September 2013

Mohammed Abdeljalil is director, Marsa Maroc

Abdelaziz Rabbah Subscription

11 September 2013

Abdelaziz Rabbah is transport and equipment minister, Morocco

Nadia Laraki Subscription

11 September 2013

Nadia Laraki is general director, Agence Nationale des Ports

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Tenders

Iran: Dry dock expansion equipment Subscription

23 July 2014 | By

Supply of mechanical installation and industrial equipment for the expansion of a dry dock

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