In December 2018, the new head office of Middle East Fuji, aptly named the Silver Jubilee building, is due to be commissioned, marking the company’s 25 years of presence in the UAE.
Shipowners and managers are embracing new business philosphies and technologies against the challenging economic backdrop the industry faces, but seafarers remain their greatest asset according to KVH Videotel.
Mermaid Maritime has won a $16m subsea services contract in the growing Middle East market.
APL is boosting its commitment to the Middle East with the addition of a call to the Iraq port of Umm Qasr on its Gulf Asia Express 2 (GA2) service as well as a second call to Jebel Ali during the return leg of its service rotation to Asia.
Terminal operator DP World has rejected reports that it might settle out of court in its dispute with the Djibouti government.