In brief

March 2014

Kuwait boosts GES revenues

GLOBE Express Services (GES) has reported a revenue increase of 38 per cent in 2013 which it attributed to growth in Kuwait’s logistics sector.

The firm also has further plans to solidify its presence in the country by launching several new services to address emerging demand in the market.

Mustapha Kawam, managing director for the Gulf at GES, said infinite lucrative opportunities for logistic services providers in the country had arisen following concerted efforts and investments by the Kuwaiti government to develop the country as an integrated hub for transport and logistics.


DHL, Etihad share capacity

DHL has partnered with Etihad Cargo to share capacity on its new five times a week freighter service operating through Abu Dhabi.

The new services use DHL’s Airbus A300-600 freighter fleet and operate from Bahrain to Abu Dhabi and onwards to Bagram, Lahore, and Karachi and back to Abu Dhabi, where cargo can transfer onwards to Etihad Cargo destinations across the globe.

The DHL Abu Dhabi service started in January and has resulted in improved transit times for DHL cargo coming to the UAE from cities in Europe and other places, said a statement.


Oman Air selects Amos

OMAN Air says it has selected Amos MRO software solution from Swiss-AS, a unit of Swiss International Air Lines, to replace its legacy system.

The implementation project in Muscat is expected to take 10 months and designated Amos users will be made familiar with the new MRO software via e-learning and classic classroom training.

“Operational effectiveness and cost reduction are two vital areas for Oman Air, said CEO Wayne Pearce.


NMT plans container service

THE National Company for Multimodal Transport (NMT), a unit of top investment company Citadel Capital, has announced plans to start a new container transshipment service between Port Said and Sharq Al Tafrea on the Suez Canal.

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