GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Ras Al Khaimah, May 17th 2017: Saqr Port Authority, which manages the largest bulk-handling port in the middle East, has taken a further step in its planned capacity expansion by signing a deal with Dutch Shipbuilding and Engineering Conglomerate Damen Group for the delivery of a new ASD 2913 tug.

The announcement comes in quick succession of Saqr Port's recently publicised deal with German machinery manufacturer Liebherr Maritime for two Liebherr LHM 800 mobile harbour cranes. Both contracts have been signed in support of Saqr Port's plans to establish new berths to create additional capacity in response to rising demand for import / export movements through the Port. In addition to the increased capacity planning, RAK Ports recently opened the Marine Training Institute to deliver FTA accredited training courses to the growing maritime community within the Northern Emirates. These initiatives are strong indicators of the importance of RAK Ports to the overall economic success the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has experienced in recent years, with the Ports acting as major gateways for expansive international business.

Captain Cliff Brand, RAK Ports General Manager, commented “The addition of a new tug to our existing fleet is another building block in the execution of our strategy to significantly expand the capacity and service portfolio at Saqr Port, which includes being able to handle Capesize class vessels. We already operate 7 Damen tugs as part of our fleet and we are confident that expanding our partnership with Damen Group will help the Port to handle the expected increased cargo movements with the same high levels of efficiency that our clients have become accustomed to over the years.”

The new vessel will be built just a short distance away at Albwardy Damen in Sharjah and will be delivered in time for the opening of the new bulk terminal at Saqr Port in mid-2018.

Saqr Port handled in excess of 55 million tonnes of cargo in 2016, mainly consisting of limestones and aggregates which serves the majority of the construction projects within the Middle East and makes it the largest bulk-handling port in the region.


Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 4197 times
Posted on : Wednesday, May 17, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Next Story : Seatrade moves from strength to strength in the UAE to cement its presence in the Middle East region
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Introducing Parfums De La Bastide, an Artisanal Maison de Parfum inspired by Pro...
Grand Optics Exclusive: MARNI eyewear collection
Chaumet - Imperial Splendours, The Art of Jewellery Since the 18th Century
Gold Collagen® to Launch in Dubai, May 2017
Azraq, the world's first refugee camp powered by renewable energy
LG showcases a future of multiple savings with trendsetting smart homes
Aab Modest Wear Launches in the UAE
Dubai's largest Ramadan Night Market is Back!
Kiko Milano Launches Tropic Heat - A Collection Full of Energy, Colour and Vibrancy
Lexus Unveils All-New LC luxury Coupe to Open a New Chapter in Brand History
Brand New Flagship ZIPPY store Opens in Dubai Mall Today
Celebrate the Joy of Ramadan with IKEA'S Latest Collection
Wella Koleston: Get ready for an Eid celebration that shimmers bright with color!
Travel in style with these summer essentials from ban.do, Ted Baker, Tatty Devin...
MICHAEL KORS Mens' Accessories
Stunning New Collections from Jaguar and Land Rover
Perfecting the Journey with TUMI 19 Degree Global Campaign
Esposa Privé's Ramadan Collection Lands in Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Celebrate the Warmth of Ramadan With Graceful Shades from Baume & Mercier
Exotic Perfume Worth Over AED 608,000 a Bottle Draws Fragrance Buffs at Beautywo...
EUROSTAR Group expands its beauty and personal care product portfolio
Siemens partners with SACGC to boost industrial technology skills in Kuwait
Sony Mobile Xperia XZ Premium available for pre-order online and in stores in UAE
Bubble 42 Juliette Jourdain - The Girl with the Pearl Bubble
Dubai Chamber announces winners of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition
Volvo Cars partners with Google to build Android into next generation connected cars
Pamper Your Loved Ones This Ramadan With Les Classiques Fragrances, a Timeless C...
Carl F. Bucherer Manero PowerReserve
Growing focus on healthy & balanced meals, festivities, is the new spirit of Ram...
LG Electronics Announces Google Home Compatible Appliances
The world's first SOAPENIR, is the ultimate Ramadan gift for loved ones
The Modern Designs of West Elm's New Summer Collection Unveiled
Nikai introduces the 75 inch Smart LED TV
DeLaCour Crafts a Resplendent Salute to Women with the Passion
SAINT HONORE Charisma Twist
Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta
REDTAG Releases Its Limited Edition Ramadan Collection for the Perfect Chic Yet ...
End your fast in style and true culinary brilliance with Cocoa Kitchen
HH Sheikh Ahmed Opens Airport Show 2017 on Robust Growth in Aviation
Start every morning with a happier and cuddlier baby with the new and improved P...
Abu Dhabi Ports Prepares to Conduct Joint Emergency and Crisis Response Exercise...
Conares CEO receives DP World chairman
The Ministry of Community Development and Image Nation Abu Dhabi Collaborate to ...
Saqr Port purchases additional tug boat to support expansion plans
Barwa Bank honored as “Leading Bank in Islamic Services and Products in Qatar” b...
Emirates Post Group Appoints Chief Happiness & Positivity Officer
Global Mega Trends Impacting the Region's Hospitality Sector will be a Focal Poi...
Home Centre Collaborates with Mawaheb Art Studio on Limited-edition Ramadan Coll...
UAE Dirham celebrates 44 years
Revolutionary Mineral Based Skincare Brand Launches into the UAE