Regional News
May 2020

The global supply chains are under huge pressure as Covid -19 has created ‘manufacturing deserts’ due to the lockdown conditions in various countries and manufacturing output will take at least 12 months to recover to 2019 levels, a report said.






May 2020

Mai Dubai, a bottled water company fully owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), has revealed that the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has not disrupted its operations and that the company continues its supplies through its fully automated factory and achieves its production target of over 1 million units per day.






May 2020

Againt all odds and despite many challenges facing the world market due to the outbreak of Covid-19, customs transactions in Dubai skyrocketed 60 per cent to reach 4 million in Q1, 2020, from 2.5 million in the corresponding quarter last year. This reflects the resilience of Dubai economy and its ability to cope with changes and challenges.






May 2020

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has announced that it has successfully brought online a new set of services which will enable customers to avail of more of its services from anywhere in the world, in collaboration with Maqta Gateway, developer and operator of the first Port Community System in the UAE, an






May 2020

Abu Dhabi Ports announced major initiatives to address concerns of its customers across its industrial and economic zone subsidiaries in these uncertain times.






May 2020

Dubai Investments, a leading diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is continuing the production of raw materials across its industrial manufacturing subsidiaries in steel, aluminium, glass and other building materials amid the Covid-19 crisis.






May 2020

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has urged owners and managers of commercial and industrial facilities to commit to key preventive and precautionary measures to help curb the spread of the Covid-19.






May 2020

DP World has launched a connected ecosystem of platforms to enable freight forwarders and any business, to book shipments of cargo from and to anywhere in the world, by any combination of sea, land and air. DP World has launched cutting-edge online logistics tools and services, covering sea, land and air shipping around the world.






May 2020

The value of Dubai’s external pharmaceutical and medical supplies trade reached Dh21.8 billion ($5.93 million) for FY 2019 where imports touched Dh16.5 billion, exports Dh590 million and re-exports hit Dh4.7 billion.






May 2020

Dubai Customs has announced that its external trade of masks and gloves hit Dh65.7 million ($17.89 million) during the first quarter of 2020.  The trade of masks reached Dh60.5 million ($16.47 million) in Q1 2020, compared to the 2019 yearly total of Dh63.5 million, said a Wam news agency report.






May 2020

Hilal Computers, a prominent systems integrator in the GCC, has emphasised the need to be vigilant against cyber security threats for employees while working from home.






May 2020

UL, a global safety science leader, has advised authorities in the Middle East to continue stepping up their efforts to help protect the region from cyberattacks. With the widespread use of technology and with the Middle East establishing itself as a key market for trade and tourism, countries are facing constant challenges to stop cyberattacks.






May 2020

Kingsbury, a growing force in the Gulf’s additive manufactory industry, has been appointed to represent German WAAM (wire arc additive manufacturing) equipment builder GEFERTEC GmbH.






May 2020

Bahrain's Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) continues to be open for business despite the global supply chain being negatively impacted due to Covid-19 outbreak, Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal Ahmed said recently at a live webinar.






May 2020

Oman to produce 1,000 buses A NEW bus factory in Oman’s Salalah Free Zone (SFZ) is scheduled to start production in the last quarter of this year, a senior official said.






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