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  • First UAE-built satellite nears launch date

    DUBAI: February 15, 2018. The first satellite developed and built at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) by Emirati engineers has been flown to Incheon, South Korea on a chartered Emirates SkyCargo B777 freighter prior to its launch by a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) H-11A rocket from Japan. The project was begun in 2013 with the aim of manufacturing the first space satellite on UAE soil and in 2015 MBRSC signed an agreement with MHI for the launch in 2018 of its first 'KhalifaSat' satellite into a Low Earth Orbit. MBRSC already has two Earth observation satellites in orbit, Read More
  • Master Showjumpers travel in style

    HONG KONG: February 14, 2018. The latest Longines Masters equestrian event ended last weekend with a Grand Prix win by France's Patrice Delaveau on his ride Aquila HDC. Delaveau (right) snatched first place from Max Kühner of Austria on Cielito Lindo 2 by just 0.07 seconds in the jump-off while Daniel Deusser of Germany on Cornet D'Amour finished in third position, just 0.08 seconds behind Kühner. However the real stars of the show, some 52 of the world's top Showjumpers, had arrived in Hong Kong from Liège on February 04 accompanied by a veterinarian and eight grooms from Peden Bloodstock. Read More
  • Saudi Arabia and UAE provide mobile lift for Yemen aid program

    SANA'A, Yemen. February 12, 2018. Prior to disbursing US$1.0 billion in humanitarian aid to Yemen next month, Saudi Arabia and the UAE recently arranged the shipment of four 60-tonnes capacity mobile cranes from Dubai to Yemen's Hodeidah Port to help the World Food Programme (WFP). The cranes, purchased by the U.S. Agency for International Development and shipped on the WFP-chartered vessel MV Juist from Jebel Ali Port, were urgently needed to boost the capacity of Hodeidah, which handles around 70 percent of Yemen's imports including critically-needed food and humanitarian supplies. U.S. Embassy spokesman in Yemen Clayton McCleskey said the additional Read More
  • Valentine’s Day – still a growing demand

    AALSMEER, The Netherlands: February 13, 2018. Valentine's Day, made official by Pope Gelasius in the fifth century to distract Roman Catholics from a more ancient pagan ritual involving animal skins and blood, remains as popular as ever in parts of Europe, North America and Mexico as consumers buy cut flowers grown in Kenya, Ecuador, Colombia and Ethiopia. Some of the airlines involved in the annual red and pink rose rush this month included AFKLMP Cargo shipping 3,000 tonnes of flowers over a two-week period; Cargolux that added 1,200 tonnes of freighter capacity to deliver "millions of flowers" from Africa and Read More
  • More capacity sharing for heavylift and project cargo

    HAMBURG/ROTTERDAM: February 12, 2018. RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift are to launch a capacity pool for Roll-On/Roll-Off and Float-In/Float-Out project and heavylift cargo from April 01. The pool will consist of six geared dock vessels operated under the RollDock brand. Five will come from RollDock and one from SAL. Both companies will continue as separate companies and operate outside the pool. SAL managing director Martin Harren noted: "Between RollDock and SAL we quickly saw the advantages of working together. Through a consolidation, we will see a better utilization of the vessels and because we share our network of offices and Read More
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