Friday, May 5, 2023

Middle East’s Biggest Port Prompts Rare Private Debt Deal

By Silas Brown and Nicolas Parasie (Bloomberg) — Pension manager Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec financed its stake in a Dubai port with $900

May 5, 2023
Total Views: 1192

Saturday, March 4, 2023
Cruise Ships

Dubai Boat Show Features Electric Sailboat, $318 Million Superyacht

By Lisa Fleisher (Bloomberg) –What do buyers of the world’s largest yachts want these days? Same thing that we all wanted more of during pandemic

March 4, 2023
Total Views: 7937

Monday, August 22, 2022

Ship Captain Convicted Over Hazardous Container Blast at Jebel Ali Port

A Dubai court has the convicted the captain of the M/V Ocean Trader and four others in connection to last year’s fire and massive explosion on board the

August 22, 2022
Total Views: 7142

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Russian Superyacht Reappears In Dubai After Going Dark

DUBAI (Reuters) – A luxurious superyacht belonging to a sanctioned Russian billionaire parliamentarian featuring six suites,

June 26, 2022
Total Views: 6821

Sunday, February 28, 2021
Maritime Security Incidents

RoRo Hit By Explosion Hobbles Into Dubai For Assessment

Reuters) – An Israeli-owned ship hit by an explosion in the Gulf of Oman strategic waterway has arrived at a port in Dubai, where is it is due to

February 28, 2021
Total Views: 10123

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Stena Impero

Stena Impero Docks In Dubai After Detention By Iran

by Anna Ringstrom (Reuters) A British-flagged tanker that was detained by Iran for 10 weeks, docked in Dubai on Saturday, after a standoff that has stoked

September 28, 2019
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Maritime News

Drewry Sees DP World’s Traffic Jarred by Politics, Rival Port

By Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) –U.S. sanctions against Iran and competition from Abu Dhabi are reducing traffic at DP World Plc’s home ports in

July 24, 2019
Total Views: 18

Monday, September 18, 2017

DP World to Buy Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks World for $405 Million

DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, has agreed to buy two fellow state-owned maritime companies from

September 18, 2017
Total Views: 14

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Maritime News

Uber Launching UberYACHT This Weekend in Dubai

The world’s most popular ride sharing app is expanding its ever-growing modes of transportation to include luxury yachts. Silicon Valley-based Uber has

April 28, 2016
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Maritime News

Dubai’s DP World Kicks Off $1.6 Billion Jebel Ali Port Expansion

  By Tom Arnold DUBAI, July 28 (Reuters) – DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, has started building a new $1.6 billion

July 28, 2015
Total Views: 111

Thursday, December 12, 2013

UAE, Oman Plan to Take On Caribbean as Major Cruise Destination

Two Gulf Arab countries aim to take on the Caribbean as it seeks to become a major destination for cruise tourism, especially during the winter months in the

December 12, 2013
Total Views: 3

Thursday, January 17, 2013
queen elizabeth 2 qe2 dubai
Engineering News

Drydocks World to Convert QE2 Ocean Liner to 5 Star Luxury Hotel

The Queen Elizabeth 2, the ocean liner known as the QE2 that plied the Atlantic for almost 40 years, will be moored in Asia as a 400-room luxury hotel

January 17, 2013
Total Views: 22

Monday, July 16, 2012
USNS Rappahannock

Security Team on U.S. Navy Supply Ship Fires On Skiff Off Dubai, Killing One [UPDATED]

Update: The vessel fired on was a fishing boat whose owner is from the United Arab Emirates, according to Al Arabiya television. The fisherman who was killed

July 16, 2012
Total Views: 164

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Queen Elizabeth 2 to Anchor Port Rashid Makeover

By Asa Fitch Dubai’s decision to turn the Queen Elizabeth 2 into a floating hotel has ended years of uncertainty about the fate of an asset snapped up at

July 3, 2012
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Engineering News

Drydocks World Considers Major Restructuring, Possible Sale of Southeast Asian Operations

DUBAI (Dow Jones)–Drydocks World, Dubai’s shipyard arm, is considering the sale of its entire Southeast Asian ship-building and repair operations

February 7, 2012
Total Views: 56

Monday, January 30, 2012
Press Releases

Dubai Cruise Terminal Berths 4 Cruise Ships Simultaneously

DP World’s cruise facility demonstrates capability to welcome cruise tourism growth in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2012:- For the

January 30, 2012
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Cruise Ship For The Seasick

One of the first questions I routinely get asked when people find out I work aboard ship is “Do You Get Seasick”. I find this question rather

April 29, 2009
Total Views: 218

Friday, October 17, 2008

Q.E. 2 Makes Her Final Visit to New York

(Image Courtesy of New York Times) After 40 year’s in service, the famed Q.E. 2 arrived at Pier 90 early this morning for its 710th and final visit to

October 17, 2008
Total Views: 9

Thursday, August 21, 2008

London Gateway Project

DP World, a Dubai-government controlled holding company and one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world, awarded a £400m contract yesterday to

August 21, 2008
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Dubai Maritime City

Adding to Dubai’s portfolio of lucrative development projects, Dubai Maritime City looks be yet another world first.  Mark Burns from

August 5, 2008
Total Views: 236