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Ports & shipping projects news

Oman invites interest in Sohar desalination project Subscription

6 April 2014, 8:05 GMT | By

Plant will provide water for Sohar Industrial Port Area

Egypt issues new tenders for port projects Subscription

31 March 2014, 9:10 GMT | By

New terminals to be built at Safaga, El-Tor and Alexandria Port

Sixco wins more Qatar port work Subscription

23 March 2014, 10:04 GMT | By

Deal involves building a new substation

Abu Dhabi Ports Company signs rail terminal agreement Subscription

27 February 2014, 9:57 GMT | By

Railway terminal to be built at Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port

China Harbour awarded $205m Saudi port contract Subscription

11 February 2014, 10:55 GMT | By

Three new berths for phosphates city will be constructed at Ras al-Khair port in Eastern Province

DP World awards Jebel Ali port construction deal Subscription

14 January 2014, 4:25 GMT | By

Contract involves building access to the new Terminal 4

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

15 April 2014, 13:23 GMT | 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, 12:40 GMT | 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, 9:06 GMT | By

Nawah Port Management to expand Iraqi container terminal

Rebel groups to open two Libya oil ports Subscription

7 April 2014, 11:22 GMT | By

Zuetina and Hariga oil terminals to be re-opened

Shahama port contract faces delay Subscription

30 March 2014, 11:04 GMT | By

Abu Dhabi Ports Company plans to upgrade Western region ports

DP World remains ‘on track’ with expenditure plans Subscription

20 March 2014, 12:54 GMT | By

Dubai’s port operator spent $1.06bn in capital expenditure last year

Ports key to Iraq’s development Subscription

27 February 2014, 9:54 GMT | By

MEED event told designing and operating efficient ports key to development plans

Japan loans $380m to Iraq Subscription

19 February 2014, 10:53 GMT | By

Agreement signed for rehabilitation of Khor Al Zubayr Port

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Ports & shipping trends

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Subscription

17 April 2014, 12:23 GMT

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

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Subscription

20 March 2014, 12:58 GMT

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, 5:48 GMT

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, 11:36 GMT

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

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2013 Subscription

20 October 2013, 7:57 GMT | By

Over $8bn awarded in September in the Middle East

Suez Canal traffic

Suez Canal traffic falls in first half of 2013 Subscription

3 September 2013, 14:07 GMT | By

Security at canal tightens following attempted attack  

Contract awards Aug 2013

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2013 Subscription

2 September 2013, 10:58 GMT | By

Over $10bn awarded in August in the Middle East region

DP World revenue growth 2007-2013

Middle East drives DP World revenues Subscription

29 August 2013, 12:21 GMT | By

Port operator faces slowdown in Asian markets

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MEED comment


Security weighs on Suez traffic

5 September 2013, 15:57 GMT | By

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

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Special reports


Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013, 8:50 GMT

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

GCC increase boosts projects index Subscription

6 February 2014, 7:41 GMT

Iraq only market to record decline in value while Oman sees strongest growth

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

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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

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Marco Mignogna Subscription

11 September 2013, 11:04 GMT

Marco Mignogna is chief executive officer and president, Eurogate Tanger

Hartmut Goeritz Subscription

11 September 2013, 10:57 GMT

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

Mohammed Abdeljalil Subscription

11 September 2013, 9:59 GMT

Mohammed Abdeljalil is director, Marsa Maroc

Abdelaziz Rabbah Subscription

11 September 2013, 9:52 GMT

Abdelaziz Rabbah is transport and equipment minister, Morocco

Nadia Laraki Subscription

11 September 2013, 9:42 GMT

Nadia Laraki is general director, Agence Nationale des Ports

Najlaa Diouri Subscription

11 September 2013, 9:28 GMT

Najlaa Diouri is general manager, Tanger Med Port Authority

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