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Ports & shipping projects news

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


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


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

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Market news

DP World

DP World to acquire Jebel Ali Freezone Subscription

16 November 2014 | By

Port operator will also delist from London Stock Exchange

Djibouti Port

DP World eyes Nigerian port projects Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

Port operator DP World not put off by Djibouti container terminal dispute

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

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Ports & shipping trends

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

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

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MEED comment

Suez Canal

Egypt seeks to revamp its reputation

16 October 2014 | By

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

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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

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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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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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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