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GDPR and updates to our privacy policy -
Hi from UAE Shipping Directory! You’ve probably gotten an awful lot of emails over the past few weeks about privacy policy updates due to the GDPR -- here’s one more from us! On Friday, May 25th, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. In case you haven’t heard of it before, according to Wikipedia, this European Union regulation “aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.”

Strong programme raises profile of The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference -
Dubai, UAE: 20th May 2018: The programme for the fourth annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference, which will take place on November 6th 2018 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, is set to be the strongest yet.

Ramadan Kareem 2018 -
UAE Shipping Directory wish you Ramadan Kareem 2018

Nominations now open for The Maritime Standard Awards, judges also announced -
Dubai, 15th May 2018: Nominations are now open for The Maritime Standard Awards 2018, which will take place at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on Monday, October 15th. The event will be a glittering, high quality occasion with key decision makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent in attendance.

Judges announced, it’s time to prepare for The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 -
Dubai, 1st May 2018: The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 will take place at iconic The Atlantis, the, Palm, Dubai, on Monday, 15th October 2018. Clive Woodbridge, Editor of The Maritime Standard, and Chairman of the judging panel, says, “We are giving companies a bit of a head start, with a pre-nominations announcement. Now is the time to start planning your nominations and begin to gather together the evidential information you will need to submit.”

Abu Dhabi hosts Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference -
Abu Dhabi, 19th April 2018: The fourth annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 6th 2018 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The popular one day event is expected to attract over 150 senior executives from across the shipping, ports, finance, banking and legal sectors, who will gather to debate and discus the key issues and challenges facing the industry.

The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 maintains winning formula -
The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2018 will take place at the Atlantis, The Palm, on 15th October this year. This is the fifth year in a row that the Awards and gala dinner have been staged at this fabulous, iconic venue.

EGYPS 2018 Highlights Industry Achievements and Brings Together Global Key Players in North Africa’s largest Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference -
4 February 2018, Cairo - The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS 2018) held under the patronage of H.E. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, and the auspices of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, is set to take place February 12th – 14th at the Egypt International Exhibition Center. As the primary platform highlighting Egypt’s substantial progress and ambitious development plans in the oil and gas industry, the show brings together key ministers, government officials and representatives of major global oil companies as well as local and regional national oil companies, and leading technology and service providers.

UAE Shipping Directory wish you a very happy Holiday Season -
UAE Shipping Directory wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year

The Maritime Standard Awards showcase regional quality and achievement -
The fourth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 23rd October 2017 at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, set a new standard for regional awards ceremonies, with exceptional levels of grandeur, glamour and professionalism. Hosted by well-known Bollywood actress and model, Lara Dutta, the Awards attracted a top calibre audience of over 700 executives from across the shipping, ports and related sectors, from almost 70 different countries.

Stena RoRo Places an Order for LNG Newbuild -
Stena RoRo places an order for a further newbuild and signs a 10-year charter contract with Brittany Ferries, said a press release from the company. The vessel now ordered, which will be built for LNG operation, is the sixth in the so-called…

Olefin Trade Not Helping LPG Shipowners: Drewry -
The freight market for S/R (Handysize) vessels will remain under pressure throughout 2018 on account of strong fleet growth and weak olefin trade, according to the latest edition of the LPG Forecaster published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

Zvezda Shipyard to Build an Advanced Ice Class Tanker for Rosneft -
AO Rosnefteflot, a subsidiary of Rosneft, and Zvezda shipyard signed a contract during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum for the construction of a shuttle tanker Arc6 with a deadweight of 69,000 tons. The contract provides for an option to build a second similar vessel.

Fourth CMA CGM Vessel Handed Over to Seaspan -
Seaspan Corporation  announced  that it has accepted delivery of the CMA CGM Chennai, a 10000 TEU containership that will commence a fixed rate time charter with CMA CGM S.A. for a three year term with an option to extend for an additional three years.

Spotlight on Women in Maritime Security -
"The bottom line is that doubling your talent pool just makes sense", said Chris Trelawny,  International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s special Adviser on Maritime Security, as he opened the Women in Maritime Security conference held at IMO Headquarters (24 May).

MSC Cruises Plans MSC Seaview Christening on June 9 -
In just over two weeks, MSC Cruises will christen their newest cruise ship. MSC Seaview. MSC Seaview is the second Seaside class ship from the cruise line. With just 15 days until the Christening of MSC Cruises’ new state-of-the-art flagship MSC Seaview…

CMA CGM Posts 17.1% Hike in Sales in Q1 -
CMA CGM said that its first quarter sales rose $5.41 billion, up 17.1 percent from the year-earlier period, buoyed by a rise of 15 percent in volumes. The Container Line cited good results of vessel-sharing Ocean Alliance and strong momentum of the African/US and North America/South America lines.

Shipowners Committed to IMO Hong Kong Convention -
Global Shipowners’ Meeting (coordinated by the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and attended by BIMCO, ECSA, ICS and INTERTANKO) reaffirms commitment to the Hong Kong Convention and the need for a global solution for environmentally sustainable ship recycling.

The EU's Maritime Spatial Planning Goes Global -
160 experts from all over the world have gathered in Brussels on 24 and 25 May for the first meeting of the International Forum on Maritime Spatial Planning. They have discussed ongoing projects both in the EU and abroad and shared views on the challenges of planning public sea space across borders.

Decarbonization, Digitalization Top the Maritime Agenda -
In September, more than 50,000 maritime industry visitors from some 120 countries will come to Hamburg for SMM, one of the world’s leading international trade fairs. Today, representatives from key parts of the maritime sector, from ship owners to shipbuilders…