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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Regional :: Middle East

Qatargas signs long-term LNG supply deal with China

Qatar, the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas, will export 3.4m tonnes per year to the world’s second largest importer

China Qatar

89 King Abdullah (Saudi Arabia)

The Saudi Arabian port followed 2017's top 100 debut with another year of double-digit growth
Containers Ports and Logistics

39 Salalah (Oman)

Its standing as a regional hub for the 2M alliance helped the Oman port achieve another impressive rise in throughput
Containers Ports and Logistics

97 Dammam (Saudi Arabia)

Lower oil production in compliance with Opec agreements hurt growth at the Saudi port 
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36 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

Despite a fall in throughput, Saudi Arabia's largest port remained top dog and a regular call for the three major alliances
Containers Ports and Logistics

09 Dubai (UAE)

With competition for transhipment hotting up in the Middle East, Jebel Ali remained a frontrunner
Containers Ports and Logistics

78 Khorfakkan (United Arab Emirates)

Operator Gulftainer claimed confidence the port could continue to attract traffic, despite 12 months it may wish to forget 
Containers Ports and Logistics

69 Bandar Abbas (Iran)

The lifting of international sanctions helped to stimulate trade at the Iranian port in 2017
Containers Ports and Logistics

DP World’s acquisition of Unifeeder is ‘no play for global supply chain dominance’

DP World’s move into feedership operations is a logical step in creating a multimodal response to carrier power over terminals

Middle East and Africa United Arab Emirates
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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Regions :: Africa

Scorpio tanker targeted by armed gang off Guinea

The four assailants opened fire but the none of the crew was reported injured as they took cover in the citadel

Nigeria Piracy and Security

IUMI: Berg exits with positive outlook for marine insurance

But Munich Re broker highlights potential political risks, including rise of right-wing parties with negative attitude to global trade

International South Africa

DP World condemns Djibouti nationalisation

DP World says arbitration proceedings to bring to an end the long-running feud with the East African country are ongoing

Middle East and Africa Djibouti

Djibouti nationalises DCT shares

The decision to nationalise DCT’s shares will mean DP World will have the state of Djibouti as a single interlocutor for all discussions related to the terminal’s dispute

Middle East and Africa Djibouti

66 Durban (South Africa)

The South African port saw good performance from both imports and exports
Containers Ports and Logistics

46 Tanger Med (Morocco)

Spanish disputes helped boost the Moroccan port, while new terminals opening in 2019 should treble capacity 

Containers Ports and Logistics

UN highlights negative effects on shipping in Yemen

A UN-commissioned report claimed that requests to call at Yemen’s Red Sea ports fell by more than half after November’s blockade

Middle East and Africa Yemen

Missing tanker Pantelena was held by pirates for nine days, ship master says

The pirates did no physical harm to the crew, the master said, adding the ship was released on August 23
Guinea Piracy and Security

Tanker missing in Gulf of Guinea

Tanker laden with oil has 19 crew members on board, including 17 from Georgia and two Russians

Piracy and Security Ship operations
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