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Sharjah FDI promotion targets China

Sharjah’s foreign direct investment promotion looks east this year as Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) takes its trade promotion campaign to investors in China. Shurooq is promoting Sharjah emirate in Dalian and Xiamen during September and organised an investment roadshow in Beijing. Shurooq’s visit to China forms part of an official UAE delegation to China, organised by the UAE ...

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Bee’ah wins Burj Khalifa waste management contract

Sharjah’s award-winning integrated environmental and waste management company, Bee’ah, has been awarded a five-year waste management and recycling contract for Burj Khalifa in neighbouring Dubai, the tallest tower in the world. The bid award followed a highly competitive tendering process to create a sustainable waste management platform for the Dubai landmark in advance of the upcoming World Expo 2020. Bee’ah ...

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Gama Aviation reduces service rates for Sharjah hub

Global business aviation services company Gama Aviation plc has announced that it has cut basic handling rates for its fixed base operation (FBO) at Sharjah International Airport by 20 percent following a global review of its operations. The reduction in handling rates ensures that the company’s Sharjah hub is highly competitive when compared to similar offerings in Dubai and other ...

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Bank of Sharjah profit rises 16%, liquidity up 17%

Bank of Sharjah P.J.S.C. (BOS:ADX) has announced a 16 percent increase in net profit during the first six months of 2015, with net profit reaching AED 176 million (US$ 48m) compared with AED 152 million (US$ 41m) during the same period last year. Strong growth in loans and advances contributed to growth, while boosting bank liquidity and capital. Loans and ...

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Sharjah’s Khorfakkan port ranks in global top ten

Sharjah’s east coast Khorfakkan Port has been ranked in the top ten most productive ports in the world, according to the 2014 JOC Port Productivity report. The Journal of Commerce compiled the report based on data gathered about 483 terminals and 771 ports from ocean freight carriers representing more than 75 percent of global capacity. All ports listed in the ...

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Massive MED evaporators shipped from Sharjah

Sharjah-based process equipment manufacturer Quality International, has shipped its third massive Multi Effect Distillation (MED) evaporator unit to Kuwait for the first phase of the Az-Zour North Independent Water & Power Project, one of the largest power and water production projects in the Middle East. According to the manufacturer, the MED Evaporators for the project are the largest of their ...

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New council to support local SMEs

The UAE’s Council of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Projects is in the final stages of formation and will soon begin implementing programmes to grow and develop the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. SMEs have been identified as critical for the economic and social development of emerging markets, playing a major role in creating jobs, developing economic growth, and ...

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ATS Terminal Hamriyah doubles capacity

ATS, a UAE-based logistics company catering to the global shipping, logistics and marine industries, has doubled the capacity of its liquid storage terminal at Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone as part of an estimated AED 100 million (US$ 27m) investment in the facility. The state-of-art liquid storage terminal has increased capacity from its initial 22,000 cubic meters to 42,000 cubic meters ...

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Air Arabia named Best Low-cost Airline in the Middle East

Sharjah-headquartered Air Arabia (AIRARABI:DFM) has been named the Best Low-cost Airline in the Middle East at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards. It is the second time in three years that the carrier has won the coveted award, following its previous Skytrax award in 2013. Air Arabia is the largest low-cost carrier operator in the Middle East and North Africa ...

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Gulftainer launches operations at Port Canaveral

The Sharjah-headquartered international port operator Gulftainer has announced the commercial opening of its new Canaveral Cargo Terminal at Port Canaveral in Florida, USA. GT USA, Gulftainer’s US business, signed a 35-year agreement with Port Canaveral last year to manage the port’s new container and multipurpose sea cargo terminal. Port Canaveral is a cruise, cargo and naval port in Brevard County, ...

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