In brief

01 September 2013

Saudi firm eyes yard
THE National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed an MoU with Saudi Aramco and Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine to conduct a feasibility study for a maritime yard project in the kingdom.

A decision on whether to go ahead with the development, which will provide engineering, manufacturing and repair services to rigs platforms, commercial vessels and offshore service vessels, will be made in the next 15 months. 


Etihad Rail, Bertschi ink MoU
ETIHAD Rail, the master developer of the 1,200 km UAE national railway network which will connect the seven emirates with other GCC countries, has announced the signing  of an MoU with Bertschi, a leading Switzerland-based logistics company specialising in liquid and dry bulk products for the chemical industry.

The MoU, signed by Nasser Al Mansouri, CEO of Etihad Rail, and Michael Baechler, Bertschi Global AG manager, business unit Global, will enable Bertschi to use the rail network for efficient and safe cross-border transport of equipment and products such as hazardous and non-hazardous bulk liquid and dry chemicals, Etihad Rail said.


Mohebi operating in India
DUBAI-based Mohebi Logistics has entered the Indian market with a 100 per cent subsidiary in Pune, Indian
media reported.

Mohebi Logistics, part of the $1 billion Zainal Mohebi Group, will initially provide supply chain support to the Indian unit of Compass Group Plc, the world’s largest contract food services company. Mohebi works with customers such as Nestle, Compass, Starwood and McDonald’s in the Arabian Gulf.


G6 to use Suez terminal
THE international alliance G6, consisting of Shipping Lines Hapag-Lloyd, NYK, OOCL, APL, HMM and MOL, has included the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) as one of the terminals at which its vessels will berth during voyages connecting Europe and Asia on the EUM service.

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