Shipping & Logistics
July 2008

Global marine terminal operator DP World Limited (DP World) has announced that it has signed a binding sale and purchase agreement for a 60 per cent shareholding in Contarsa Sociedad de Estiba (Contarsa), a privately owned company which holds the exclusive concession for the Tarragona container terminal in northern Spain.






July 2008

Agility, the global logistics provider, has signed a conditional agreement to acquire Cosa Freight, a full service ocean freight forwarder with offices in six key locations in China and a presence in Hong Kong, the US and Canada.






July 2008

Dnata Cargo, Kanoo and SDV International Logistics, France, have joined forces to create what is anticipated to become one of the UAE’s largest logistics solutions providers. SDV-UAE LLC will be 49 per cent owned by SDV while Kanoo and Dnata will share equally the remainder of the shareholding.






July 2008

The second shipment of major equipment for the new Bahrain Gateway has arrived at Khalifa Bin Salman Port from Shanghai aboard a specialised ship. The last of the four large ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, which will be used to load and discharge containers on and off vessels, and six rubber tyred gantries (RTGs), have arrived at Bahrain Gateway.






July 2008

Tideworks Technology Inc, a provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, has announced the availability of Digital Bridge, a Web-based, real-time, comprehensive graphical application that allows terminal personnel to monitor and respond to terminal activities immediately.






July 2008

Cargoitalia, the privately owned Italian freighter airline, has included Abu Dhabi Airport as one of its network points, making it the 38th international airline to operate a service out of the UAE capita, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (Adac) announced.






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