Rivals Iran and UAE to Hold Maritime Security Talks

DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) - Iran was to revive maritime security talks on Tuesday with traditional foe the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an apparent bid to calm tensions in the Gulf, although a Gulf official described the discussions as routine and technical. The talks follow weeks of heightened political friction around the strategic waterway stemming from hostility between … [Read more...]

UAE Eases Qatar Shipping Ban Amid Continuing Dispute

By Alexander Cornwell, Lisa Barrington and Eric Knecht DUBAI/DOHA, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has eased a ban on the shipping of goods between it and Qatar enforced under a political and economic boycott of Doha, according to port circulars and an industry source. The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic, trade and transport ties with … [Read more...]

UAE Inquiries for Marine Fuel Spike Amid Tainted Singapore Bunkers

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, July 31 (Reuters) - Inquiries for marine fuel supplies in the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Fujairah oil hub have spiked as shippers try to avoid loading tainted fuel oil that has clogged and damaged ship engines in Singapore recently, three trade sources said. Tainted marine fuel has been found in Singapore, the world's largest ship … [Read more...]

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 its parent for $405 million. DP World will acquire Dubai Maritime City owner Maritime World for $180 million and Drydocks World for a capital injection of $225 million from Dubai World, the port operator said in a statement on … [Read more...]

UAE: Merchant Ship Collided With UAE Navy Boat in Persian Gulf

DUBAI, July 25 (Reuters) - A merchant ship collided with a United Arab Emirates navy boat as it was taking part in a routine mission off UAE territorial waters in the Gulf on Tuesday, the UAE armed forces said. There were no casualties in the incident and "other damage is being evaluated", state news agency WAM said, citing a statement from the General Command of the Armed … [Read more...]