DP World Creates New Marine Unit Following Topaz Acquisition

Global port operator DP World has established a Dubai-based marine solutions and logistics company, P&O Maritime Logistics (POML). POLM is the result of DP World’s recent USD 1.1 bn acquisition of Topaz Energy and Marine and its integration with P&O Maritime. As informed, the new company will focus on three strategic segments: offshore, port services and logistics..

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Abu Dhabi unveils $1.08bn Khalifa Port expansion projects

Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer of commercial and community ports, has announced plans to start Dh4-billion ($1.08 billion) worth of expansion projects at the Khalifa Port mainly aimed at boost its handling capacity. The expansion move comes after seven record years of operational growth at Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship Khalifa Port, said top company.

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Singapore’s MPA revokes bunker supplier licence of Inter-Pacific

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum effective 9 December 2019 over the company’s involvement in bunkering malpractices. The withdrawal of the licence means Inter-Pacific has ceased to operate as a bunker supplier in the port of Singapore. This also follows MPA’s earlier revocation of.

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ITF, Saudi Arabia Agree to Support Seafarers in Local Seaports

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have committed to work closely together to support seafarers in all of the country’s ports. On October 21, 2019, Essam M. Alammari, the IMO Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, met Steve Trowsdale, ITF Inspectorate Coordinator, and Mohamed Arrachedi, ITF Arab.

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