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Ports & shipping projects news


Yemen seeks consultant to supervise Aden port construction Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Beijing-funded project is being built by China Harbour

Suez Canal

Egypt’s Central Bank predicts huge turnout for Suez Canal project Subscription

3 September 2014 | By

Project involves 34-kilometre-long parallel channel


Doha evaluates bids for port construction package Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Seven groups submitted prices for naval infrastructure package at new port


Kuwait prequalifies consultants for Bubiyan port design deal Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Work will involve designing main buildings and additional infrastructure for new port

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 upgrade of general cargo terminal at Salalah port

Oman receives bids for Salalah port upgrade Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Three consultancies submit proposals to redevelop general cargo terminal

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

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Market news

Suez Canal

New Suez Canal project could use foreign funding Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Canal expansion intended to be financed by the Egyptian people


DP World revises spending plans Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Dubai port operator forecasts even stronger second half profits

Container traffic

DP World’s profits rise on back of container traffic growth Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Operator will add 8 million TEUs of capacity in next two years

Market reaction in Egypt to plans for a new Suez Canal development has been upbeat

Upbeat market reaction to Suez Canal project Subscription

6 August 2014 | By

Egypt president launches plans to build new waterway

Es Sider Port

Libyan rebels lift port blockade Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Rebels announce handover of Libyan ports amid concerns over continuing disruptions

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

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Ports & shipping trends

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

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

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MEED comment

Special reports


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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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


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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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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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