The Maritime Standard launches 2019 Awards
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 April 2019, (AETOSWire): Dubai-based publisher and events organiser, The Maritime Standard, has officially launched the Maritime Standard Awards 2019. The company has confirmed they will be held at The Atlantis, the Palm Dubai, on Monday, 21st October. This is the sixth time in a row that this famous and iconic venue has been chosen to stage the Awards, reflecting the high calibre and quality of the event.
The TMS Awards, widely accepted as being the leading event of its kind in the region, is a glamorous occasion which aims to recognise and reward exceptional performance and achievement within the maritime industry. Managing director, Trevor Pereira, says, “I am really looking forward to this year’s Awards and delighted to be returning to the Atlantis. It is always a joyous, celebratory occasion and I am sure October 21st this year will be no different.”
The Awards are attended by a ‘Who’s Who’ of the regional shipping, ports and related sectors. Around 750 senior executives and decision makers will once again gather for one night under one roof, creating unrivalled opportunities for networking with genuine decision makers.
The evening will witness the presentation of around 28 different awards, covering different aspects of the maritime industry. The Maritime Standard will be seeking nominations for these awards over the next few months.
The Maritime Standard Awards have since their inception been held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman Emirates Airline and Group. Clive Woodbridge, editor of The Maritime Standard, adds: “A highly qualified independent judging panel ensures that only the ‘best of the best’ are shortlisted and that the eventual winners are fully deserving of the accolade. As a result, the Awards are uniquely placed to recognise excellence and consistently high levels of performance in the ports, shipping, and related sectors.”
The 2018 Awards were hosted by the well-known BBC journalist Tim Wilcox, and this year another significant personality is being lined up to act as master of ceremonies. This individual will follow in the impressive footsteps of the likes of Ruud Gullit, Alistair Campbell, Jim Clancy, and Lara Dutta, who have fulfilled this role in previous years.
More information about the Awards, how to nominate, and attend, and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the website www.tmsawards.com
The Maritime Standard (TMS), which is based in Dubai, publishes a regular e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 15th of every month, and provides accurate, up-to-date news about the market. Over the past few years the publication has built up the largest readership of any shipping-related online newsletter in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. It is also gaining popularity in other major shipping hubs, including Oslo, Hamburg, Singapore, London and Greece.
The newsletter includes news and analysis from the shipping and ports industries and related sectors in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Topics that are covered include tanker shipping, container operations, dry and liquid bulk trades, ro-ro, and cruise shipping. In addition, there is up to date information about regional terminal operations; port development; classification; ship repair and conversion; shipbuilding; ship agency; finance and insurance; maritime law; and transportation & logistics. The newsletter, which celebrated the publication of its 100th edition in 2018, regularly carries exclusives, analysis and interviews with top executives, and there are plans to include a special section on recent and forthcoming events, the industry’s ‘movers and shakers’ and other personality-led news.
TMS publishes the very successful TMS UAE Yearbook. The third volume covering 2018/19 was launched in July last year and the 2019/20 edition is all set to be unveiled in June 2019 at NorShippinhg in Oslo. Around 5000 copies are printed and distributed worldwide and have a high profile at partner maritime events, such as Posidonia, SMM, Norshipping, Dubai International Boat Show, Offshore Arabia and many more. The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority also takes the Yearbook with them to the events that they take part in and host over the year, as well as having copies on display at its headquarter in Abu Dhabi.
Covering key developments across the country’s maritime sector, the annual publication aims to publicise the UAE’s achievements both locally and internationally, through in-depth articles, researched first hand. These cover all the major sectors of the shipping, ports and maritime industry in the UAE. The articles, on terminals, shipping companies, shipyards, maritime law firms, classification, regulators and inland transport firms, among others, have been well received by the industry as a year-round reference point. The Maritime Standard UAE Yearbook is a must-read publication for everyone interested in UAE maritime issues.
The not-to-be missed The Maritime Standard Awards recognise and celebrate success in the shipping, ports and related sectors across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The sixth edition of TMS Awards will take place on Monday, 21st October 2019 at Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai.
These are the only Awards of their kind that represent all sectors within the maritime and shipping industries, a factor that has been evident since their inception. They are in particular the only Awards where all the major shipowners and operators from across the region are represented, something that TMS is extremely proud of.
The Awards are now firmly positioned as one of the world's leading shipping and maritime Awards gala dinners and are the premier event of their kind in the region. All of the five events to date have been held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and have each attracted close to 700 of the region's elite shipping and maritime professionals, as well as a number of leading figures from overseas. These guests have come from a variety of industry segments, ranging from ports and terminal operators to ship owners and managers. Top executives from the worlds of maritime law and finance, classification, ship building and repair and maritime education and training are also in attendance, creating unrivalled networking opportunities.
All of the events have had distinguished master of ceremonies. Past MCs have included Alastair Campbell, Ruud Gullit, Jim Clancy, Lara Dutta and Tim Wilcox. The 2019 event will be hosted by a personality of equivalent caliber.
The 2018 TMS Awards saw 20 general awards presented, in line with the recommendations of an elite, independent judging panel, as well as a number for special individual awards recognising the contributions made by high profile industry leaders and innovators. The Awards have set a benchmark within the industry and have become an eagerly anticipated meeting place for top executives from across the market, as well as an opportunity to reward and recognise achievement at the highest level. The fourth Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on the 22nd October 2019 at the Taj Hotel, Dubai. Attendees will include key decision makers and opinion formers who will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist, not just for ship owners and operators active in the tanker markets, but those delivering products and services to this sector of the shipping industry. The third TMS Tanker Conference took place on 16th October 2018 and was held for the first time at the Atlantis. The larger venue allowed for a record-breaking attendance of over 250 delegates. Presentations were given by many of the region's leading tanker owners and operators, as well as experts in related fields. High level delegations from ADNOC Logistics & Services, Bahri, KOTC, Oman Shipping, E-Ships, Shipping Corporation of India, Emarat Maritime and other leading players were present which include Dubai Maritime City Authority, Saifee Trading Est, JOME Engineering, DP World, DNV GL, Maritime Strategies International, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, Marlink, Department of Seaports & Customs, Sharjah, Essar Ports, Dubai Trading Agency Group, Dubai Maritime City, etc. The event for the first time also received support from the leading industry body Intertanko, with chairman Nikolas Tsakos giving a keynote presentation.
The fourth Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will be held on the 22nd October 2019 at the Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai. Attendees will include key decision makers and opinion formers who will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist, not just for ship owners and operators active in the tanker markets, but those delivering products and services to this sector of the shipping industry. The third TMS Tanker Conference took place on 16th October 2018 and was held for the first time at the Atlantis. The larger venue allowed for a record-breaking attendance of over 250 delegates. Presentations were given by many of the region's leading tanker owners and operators, as well as experts in related fields. High level delegations from ADNOC Logistics & Services, Bahri, KOTC, Oman Shipping, E-Ships, Shipping Corporation of India, Emarat Maritime and other leading players were present which include Dubai Maritime City Authority, Saifee Trading Est, JOME Engineering, DP World, DNV GL, Maritime Strategies International, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, Marlink, Department of Seaports & Customs, Sharjah, Essar Ports, Dubai Trading Agency Group, Dubai Maritime City, etc. The event for the first time also received support from the leading industry body Intertanko, with chairman Nikolas Tsakos giving a keynote presentation.
The fifth The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held on the 6th November 2019 at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. The Conference brings together experts from the fields of shipping, ports, banking, finance, trade and maritime law, among others, to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping business, and trade, in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. The fourth TMS Ship Finance and Trade Conference took place at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, on November 6th, 2018, building on the success of the previous three events. Speakers from various sectors shared their insights and knowledge through a series of presentations and panel discussions, illuminating the way forward. One of the highlights was a special ‘up close’ interview session with Hyperloop Transportation chairman, Bibop Gresta, and Sanjay Mehta who heads up S One Capital.
All flights in Istanbul, will be transferred to İstanbul New Airport by 6th April. These news raised excitement in leading sectors of Turkish economy including aviation, tourism and real-estate.
Istanbul, Turkey, April 05, 2019:( AETOSWire) -- Istanbul Airport has been officially opened on 29th October 2018 and the mobilisation of the airport will be completed in the first week of April. İstanbul Airport will be one of the strongest airports of the world with annual 200 million passenger capacity.
Bayram Tekce, Chairman of Antalya Homes Emlak Inc., the leading real estate company that operates in different regions of Turkey, defined İstanbul Airport as new driving power for Turkish economy and real-estate sector.
“NOT JUST AN AIRPORT! İSTANBUL COULD BE AEROTROPOLIS!”
Tekce stated that İstanbul Airport is a strategically important project for Turkey by saying that such projects will increase brand value of İstanbul for more investment and this new airport will consolidate İstanbul as “HUB” in international civil aviation:
“Projections show that İstanbul Airport will employ approximately 225.000 people in 2025 $4.2 billion household income contribution. This mega project will approximately have 4.9% share in GNP. These numbers alone can reveal how important it is for Turkey”
“PROPERTY SALES TO FOREIGNERS WILL ACCELERATE WITH ISTANBUL AIRPORT”
İstanbul Airport, as one of the most important investments of Turkey, will positively contribute to real-estate and tourism sectors. Tekce explained that Turkey is top rank in property purchases by foreigners and foreigner interest will significantly increase in buying property in Turkey:
“Last year, in Turkey, 40.004 property was sold to foreigners. In first two months of 2019, sales increased by 87% compared to the same period of previous year. This year, sales will accelerate even more with İstanbul Airport. İstanbul is top destination for foreigners to buy Property in Turkey. Last year, 14.270 properties were sold to foreigners in İstanbul. We predict that this number will double in the next 3-years and reach 30.000 per year. We believe that we will have a success story with our offices in İstanbul, Antalya and Trabzon. “
Tekce expressed İstanbul Airport will be driving force of Turkish economy:
“According to PwC study in England, each 10% increase in country’s seat capacity in aviation has 1% contribution to short-term economic growth. Recent developments show importance of economic growth. PwC’s study alone reveals importance of İstanbul Airport”.
Istanbul, Turkey, April 4, 2019, (AETOSWire): Istanbul’s 8th Consumer Court has ordered British luxury car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover Company to pay damages in a court case relating to the company’s Range Rover Vogue model SUV. The Turkish court ruled that an engine safety hazard that was part of a manufacturing defect.
The case was first brought to court in 2013 when the owner of a brand-new Range Rover vehicle filed a complaint after his SUV had engine trouble and caught fire. Gürol Law Office filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client, Engin Yakut, at the 1st Consumer Court of Istanbul with the file number 2014/1334. As a result of the lawsuit, pursuant to the decision given in the hearing dated 28/02/2019 regarding the file 2016/1029 in the 8th Consumer Court of Istanbul, it was ruled that ‘the lawsuit was accepted’ and that ‘the black Jaguar Land Rover Range Rover Vogue 4.4 vehicle with chassis number SALGA2JF4DA104851/engine number 0021762448DT was established to have been manufactured with defects in the factory’.
Cases of perpetuating testimony and defective goods replacement were opened in 2013, followed by a recall of defective vehicles in 2014. All legal action was consolidated into a single case in 2016. Following a series of correspondence between Turkey’s Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs and the British Embassy, Jaguar Land Rover sent legal representation to attend the Turkish court’s hearings.
After numerous investigations at Land Rover’s official distributor, a panel of 9 professors from Yildiz and Istanbul Technical Universities produced 3 expert opinion reports.
Dr. Candas Gürol, a Lawyer with Gürol Law Office, said in the trials: “We want to be asked about the case related to the vehicle's Distributor in Turkey, Borusan A.Ş., with a memorandum written regarding the same model to determine whether there are any further appeals about the vehicle.”
About Gürol Law Office
Gürol Law Office has been serving in İstanbul since 2011. Areas of activity include Criminal Law, Family Law, Intellectual and Industrial Property Law, Execution and Bankruptcy Law, Foreign Law, and Strategic solutions abroad. Gürol Law Office, which provides legal services in English, carries out joint work with many law offices, academicians, financial advisors and auditing firms in Turkey and abroad.
300 delegates from the industry convened at the one-day summit held in Dubai on March 19
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 20, 2019: (AETOSWire)-- FinTech will radically improve the financial health of the people of the Gulf through access to next-generation banking services, says Mr. Simon Galpin, Managing Director of Bahrain Economic Development Board. He was speaking at Finnovex ME 2019, a one-day conference on financial innovation and excellence, held in Dubai.
“FinTech holds the strongest potential to impact the ME economy with the potential of open banking to transform the services available to consumers in the short to medium-term. We’re also laying the foundations for the development of cryptocurrency in the Middle East. That’s another technology that has the potential to take off and progress far beyond what we’ve seen to date,” he added.
“As technology continues to transform every sector and market, those who don’t innovate are left behind. But creating the conditions for innovation is a little trickier; but is possible. It’s more conducive to the culture of entrepreneurialism that we’re fostering here as we create an environment for the next generation of digitally-minded companies to take root and flourish. The data economy in the region is expected to create 10,000 jobs for data scientists over five years,” said Mr. Galpin.
The Finnovex ME 2019 featured key banking and finance industry thought-leaders from across the region, focusing on the future of financial services to be reshaped by the disruptive technological innovations in structuring, provision and consumption. The summit highlighted challenges and opportunities in the financial services sector in the region, bringing together government authorities, representatives from central banks and local as well as global financial institutions from the region.
Finnovex ME 2019 also recognized the best practices, organisations and individuals in the banking and Financial Services sectors for showcasing excellence in adopting the industrial transformation.
Commenting on the resounding success of the summit, Mr. Shabaz Ahmed, Executive Director at Exibex, said, “We are glad to receive the overwhelming response from across the banking and financial industry for the event. Finnovex ME examined how technology is changing the delivery of banking and payment services. Finnovex discussed the roles of banks, fintech companies, and other stakeholders in building an impetus to this paradigm shift. rapidly changing technology providing a momentous opportunity to transform banking and financial services.”
“The Middle East is one of the world's fastest growing regions in the banking and capital markets sector. The region's financial services sector is in the middle of an immense overhaul. With populations getting younger, better educated and more demanding; swelling diversity in financial products and services; and rising regulatory requirements for better monitoring of processes and developing secure financial systems, banks and financial institutions across the region are investing heavily to match or surpass their international peers,” said Kanchi Shah, Head of Production, Exibex.
The Central Bank of UAE, Bahrain Economic Development Board, Alinma Bank, Emirates NBD, Bahrain Islamic Bank, Arab National Bank, Jordan Ahli Bank, Riyad Bank, Al Fardan Exchange, Dubai Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Financial Group, Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade, MENA Fintech Association and AXA Green Crescent Insurance Company were key partners of the Finnovex. These industrial fore-runners have been instrumental in embracing change in the region.
Finnovex ME 2019 brought together over 300 delegates from eight countries including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman and Egypt across the region. The summit is supported by The Bahrain Economic Development Board, Expo 2020 Dubai, Newgen Software Technologies, OneSpan, Comviva and Daon, will focus on Financial Innovations, Digital Transformation, Omni-Channel Banking, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Customer Experience Enhancement.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 20, 2019, (AETOSWire): Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, announces that Mr. Grant Porter has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the company’s Engineering, Design and Project Management business in the Middle East and Africa. Located in the Middle East, Mr. Porter will oversee current engineering, design and project management projects as well as drive future growth prospects to further strengthen the company’s long-established presence in the region.
“Atkins has established a world-class reputation by delivering some of the region’s most iconic projects that meet cities’ growth demand and maximize economic impact. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Porter has played an integral role in growing our regional business presence as part of the senior leadership team, and recently as Chief Operating Officer,” said Nick Roberts, President, Atkins, Engineering, Design and Project Management. “As CEO, he will continue to drive our growth strategy and cement our regional footprint that has spanned over 50 years.”
Mr. Porter is a seasoned executive with over 26 years of international and regional experience in professional services, construction and project management across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, where he has successfully delivered acquisition and integration, engineering, and construction major projects. He joined Atkins in the Middle East in 2009 as Regional Finance Director, then subsequently as Chief Operating Officer before stepping into the CEO role. Previously, he held the position of Regional Finance Director at Hyder Consulting (now Arcadis) in the Middle East, and worked in finance positions with KPMG and IBM in the United Kingdom. Mr. Porter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Stirling, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Reporting to Grant Porter, Adrian Lindon is appointed Managing Director of the Design and Engineering business to drive this segment of the company’s capabilities forward and address the rapid growth in the region with a key focus on innovation and design transformation. Over the past 12 years, Mr. Lindon has undertaken numerous leadership and management positions with the company across the Middle East and North America. Prior to joining Atkins, he has worked in the UK and Asia Pacific.
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Together with SNC-Lavalin, a global fully integrated professional services and project management company, Atkins helps clients plan, design and enable major capital projects, and provides expert consultancy that covers the full project lifecycle. Atkins has a track record of delivering flagship projects in the Middle East such as Dubai Metro, Burj Al Arab, Dubai International Airport and King Abdulaziz International Airport. The company’s Engineering, Design and Project Management business also includes the Faithful+Gould and Atkins Acuity capabilities and service offerings. Faithful+Gould provides integrated project and programme management consultancy, independently or alongside Atkins. Acuity is the end-to-end advisory business from Atkins which combines management consulting, financing and technical capabilities to help clients solve complex front-end problems in the built environment.
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The repeated failure did not stop Joelle from becoming a mother
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2019, (AETOSWire): Longing to be a mother, Joelle Nasr tried in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle 13 times, each leaving her heart-broken and shattered with no positive results. However, determined to be a parent, Joel did not lose hope and continued her battle with infertility, only to be blessed with twins at Fakih IVF Fertility Center.
Blissfully married for 13 years, Nasr- a physical educator who loved children felt heartbroken when she couldn’t have one of her own. Her battle with infertility started in 2005 when she first realized that she was unable to conceive naturally. Her first IVF was successful but resulted in a miscarriage after 16 weeks. After that, it was only downhill for the next 12 years.
“I work as a physical educator in a school and I love kids, all my summer and winter breaks were spent in Fertility Centers, trying to have children of my own, traveling back and forth between UAE and Lebanon with nothing more than negative results every time,” explained Mrs. Nasr.
When everything seemed to fall apart, Nasr travelled to USA to seek treatment at one of the best fertility centres’ the country is host to. Here again she was faced with disappointment causing her to lose hope about the prospects of being a mother. Yet, she wasn’t ready on giving up. In 2017 Joelle consulted expert fertility specialists at Fakih IVF Fertility Center. The doctors at Fakih IVF conducted a Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and concluded that the eggs retrieved had abnormalities and this was the reason for most of her IVF failures.
“When our doctors realised that there were seven eggs with abnormalities, we decided to choose only the normal eggs for her cycle. We attained permission from the Ministry of Health (MOH) to freeze her embryos, as rules were different at that point of time. On receiving the approval, Joelle’s embryos were frozen and what followed next was a miracle,” said Dr Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF Fertility Center.
Experts at Fakih IVF Fertility Center kept her under vigilant observation, until she recovered. In 2017 after all the suffering Mrs. Nasr was a mother to twin baby boys named - Joud and Taim Nasr, both healthy at birth.
“Joelle’s story is a true inspiration for all mothers who’ve given up hope to be one. On this important occasion of Mother’s Day, I’d personally like to encourage all women to believe in the power of medical science, which if applied accurately can change their lives forever,” concluded Dr Michael Fakih.
In an endeavour to encourage women to experience motherhood, Fakih IVF Fertility Center Dubai offers patients 50 percent discount on fertility packages this Mother’s Day. Some of the most important things covered will includes consultation, ultrasound, AMH test and semen analysis, as well as a free consultation for new patients on their first visit through the month of March.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 19, 2019, (AETOSWire): King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia today launched four wellbeing projects for the kingdom’s capital Riyadh, which will significantly improve the lives of its citizens, transform the city into an attractive destination and make it one of the world’s most livable cities.
The four wellbeing projects - King Salman Park, Sports Boulevard, Green Riyadh and Riyadh Art – complement the Saudi Vision 2030’s “Quality of Life” Program and are aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, to create sustainable cities and communities, while driving urgent action against climate change.
Developed with a government investment of US$23 billion, the four projects will offer opportunities worth US$15 billion for the private sector to invest in the residential, commercial, recreational and wellness areas. In addition to providing tens of thousands of new jobs, they will also contribute to an integrated approach to wellness, health, sports, culture and the arts, underpinned by a commitment to environmental sustainability.
With its 13.4 square kilometers, King Salman Park will be a green oasis in an urban setting and will be the largest city park in the world. Besides residences and hotels, it will also feature a Royal Arts Complex, theaters, museums, cinemas, sports venues, water features, restaurants and an 18-hole Royal Golf Course. The park will also boast several landmark assets, including the Riyadh Fountains and a Vertical Garden. As an environmentally sustainable urban development, it will offer opportunities for the international community in arts, entertainment and culture.
One of the world’s largest urban greening projects, Green Riyadh will increase the green cover in the Saudi capital with the planting of 7.5 million trees. This will help increase the city’s green cover from 1.5 percent of the total area to 9.1 percent, or approximately 541 square kilometers, by 2030. Green space availability will increase to 28 square meters per capita from the current 1.7 square meters per capita, compared to the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 9 square meters per capita. Green Riyadh will help reduce average ambient temperature by 2 degrees Celsius, and will use more than 1 million cubic meters of treated sewage affluent daily for irrigation, for the sustainability of water resources in the city.
An iconic new health and wellness destination in the heart of the city, Sports Boulevard will feature a 135 kilometer-long professional cycling track covering the city and the surrounding valleys, the first of its kind in the region. Adding 3.5 million square meters of new open space across the city, this grand project will also feature a sports pavilion, riding stables and athletics tracks, in fact accommodating a wide variety of sports activities. Sports Boulevard has been designed with full accessibility for all segments of the population.
Riyadh Art is the world's single largest government investment in public art and will establish the city as “a gallery without walls” through a world-class interactive public arts program. With 1,000 art pieces curated through 10 separate arts programs and an annual arts festival, this grand project will feature large-scale art works that will both fascinate and engage artists and art lovers from across the world. The highlight of Riyadh Art will be an iconic installation that will be Riyadh’s 21st century landmark art statement, to be created by the world’s most innovative, creative and ambitious talent.
Construction for the above four wellbeing projects will start in the second half of 2019.