The GCC has at least 35 major ports and is pursuing an ambitious expansion strategy as the logistics sector, and burgeoning non-oil trade, continue their growth trajectory to further position the region, and its key ports, as a global hub for trade between Europe, Africa and Asia," said Chris Hayman, chairman, Seatrade, organiser of Seatrade Middle East Maritime
, which is participating in the Dubai Maritime Week, hosted by Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) in Dubai from October 28-30.
4 per cent since 2013, will headline a panel discussion at the Seatrade Middle East Maritime
conference, held under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Sohar Port has benefited from increased fiscal support from an Oman government, keen to capitalise on the country's strategic location and the potential economic windfall that could realise, including a boost for Omani employment," said Chris Hayman, chairman of Seatrade, the organisers of Seatrade Middle East Maritime
2012, which will provide a focused showcase for the Omani port.
Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Group CEO of Dubai World and Joint Vice Chairman of DP World said:"We are proud to be associated with Seatrade Middle East Maritime
He described Seatrade Middle East Maritime
as one of the world's fastest growing events of its kind as well as one of the global industry's largest.
2 per cent recorded in 2013 but higher operating costs, is leading to an increase in the number of larger vessels, putting pressure on port infrastructure and logistics," said Chris Hayman, chairman of Seatrade, organisers of Seatrade Middle East Maritime
ADPC will showcase its portfolio of world-class ports and ancillary shipping services during its participation at the sixth Seatrade Middle East Maritime
, scheduled to run from 27-29 November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Middle East is by no means immune from the difficulties afflicting the world but that doesn't mean the region's maritime industry will not benefit in the medium term," said Christopher Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade, organisers of the Seatrade Middle East Maritime
exhibition and conference which concluded in Dubai last month.
Seatrade is the organiser of Seatrade Middle East Maritime
Dubai; Drop in oil prices and the impact on the global economy dominated the discussions at the Seatrade Middle East Maritime
Conference that kicked off in Dubai on Tuesday.
The second annual Global Workboats Technology forum will be held on October 29 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, as part of the three-day Seatrade Middle East Maritime
exhibition and conference.
Maritime industry leaders from Oman will head to Seatrade Middle East Maritime
(SMEM) 2012 next month as the country s key northern Port of Sohar confidently moves ahead with its ambitious expansion plans.