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TMS celebrates its 100th edition -
Dubai, UAE, 17th July 2018: The Maritime Standard published on July 15th this year is the 100th edition of the online newsletter. The first issue was published in June 2014, and from the beginning TMS set out to meet the shipping industry’s need for fast, accurate information about developments in ports and shipping related businesses in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent.

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

New Rule Creates Flexibilities for NVOCC Agreements -
A Final Rule published today by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) offering deregulatory flexibilities for non-vessel-operating common carrier (NVOCC) negotiated rate arrangements (NRAs) and NVOCC service arrangements (NSAs) will go into force on August 22…

US-flag Great Lakes Cargo Shipping Steadies -
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (lakers) moved 9.7 million tons of cargo in June, a near mirror image of a year ago but 3.5 percent below the month’s five-year average, the Lake Carriers’ Association reported.Iron ore cargos for steel production totaled 4.6 million tons…

Commercial Maritime's Great Migration to VSAT -
Shipowners who want to get the value out of data, applications and smarter shipping have realized that VSAT is the new L-Band, says Malcolm McMasterAt Globecomm we spend as much time as possible talking to shipowners about their communications needs.

Norway Oil Workers, Employers Reach Deal to End Strike -
Norwegian drilling rigs workers will end their industrial action after the union representing 1,600 striking employees reached a deal with the group acting for their employers, the parties said on Thursday.The strike began on July 10 after the…

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Produces First Power -
Beatrice wind farm off the Caithness coast in Scotland has generated power for the first time, operator SSE said on Thursday.Following installation of the first 7-megawatt (MW) turbine, the wind farm exported power to the National Grid, the…

First of Six New LNG Carriers Delivered to BP -
BP Shipping has taken delivery of British Partner, the first of a half dozen new 173,400 cubic meter capacity liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to be delivered through 2018 and 2019 from the DSME shipyard in South Korea.BP Shipping, which…

Subsea 7 Wins ‘Sizeable’ Offshore Contract -
Subsea 7 S.A. announced today it has been awarded a “sizeable” offshore transportation and installation contract.The subsea engineering, construction and services company said offshore execution for the contract is planned for 2020 and that the deal is worth between $50 million and $150 million…

FarSounder-1000s for New Expedition Cruise Ships -
U.S. based marine electronics manufacturer FarSounder said it has received an order for four FarSounder-1000 Forward Looking Sonars from ship navigation systems supplier Wärtsilä Valmarine to be installed into new expedition cruise ships over…

MPC Container Ships Buys 2012-built Box Ship -
MPC Container Ships ASA announced Thursday it has agreed to pay $13.86 million to acquire a 1,740 TEU containership built in 2012 at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, China.The Norwegian based ship owner expects to take delivery of the vessel – to be renamed AS Selina – during the third quarter of 2018…

CLIA Scouting for New President, CEO -
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said that Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, will be step down at the end of the year to focus on family priorities. D’Aoust will remain in her role until a successor is identified and will help oversee the transition of a new leader.