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Countdown to Cool Logistics Middle East

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Countdown to Cool Logistics Middle East . We’ve announced more speakers for our one-day online seminar. 

**Just announced**

Dhanuska Wijendra

Director Niche Products | Hapag-Lloyd Middle East Shipping L.L.C

Omar bin Mahmood Al Mahrizi 

Chief Executive Officer | SOHAR Freezone Deputy Chief Executive Officer | SOHAR Port

Mark Geilenkirchen

Chief Executive Officer | SOHAR Port and Freezone

Tom Bouwens

Senior Project Officer | Flying Swans Project

Martin Dixon

Head of Research Projects and Director | Drewry Group

Abdul Fahl

TTMS (Gulf) Director | TT Club

Places are limited for this one-day online seminar. Register today and join us for discussion and debate from top-level international and regional experts.

Early registration booking now open – click here

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SOHAR Port & Freezone reports growth in Q1 2021

SOHAR Port & Freezone enjoys steady growth in 2021

SOHAR Port & Freezone has reported throughput growth of 21% in Q1 2021 over the same period in 2020. The complex continues to grow and attract investment. This year on year growth has transformed the Sultanate’s capacity for worldwide trade. SOHAR is positioned as a logistics gateway. Further expansion of the port will increase Oman’s role as an international trade hub.

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SOHAR Port & Freezone signs MOU with Port of Pecém

SOHAR Port & Freezone partners with Brazilian Port of Pecém

SOHAR Port & Freezone, host port for Cool Logistics Middle East, 22 September 2021, has signed a strategic MOU with leading Brazilian port, the Port of Pecém. The ports will now collaborate to further their logistics and maritime operations. This includes sharing best practices, exchanging information and developing technology.

To join the executive team from SOHAR Port & Freezone together with other leading experts at Cool Logistics Middle East, register your place here. Places are limited so don’t miss out!

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SOHAR Port attracts foreign investment

Sohar Port attracts foreign investment despite challenging market conditions
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Sohar Port & Freezone attracts foreign investment with throughput up by 4.8%. The Port and Freezone reported an increase in cargo volume and overall performance in 2020.

  • Over USD 27 billion investments
  • Total throughput up by 4.8% and STS increase of 100%
  • Freezone exports rose by 3.8%

Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO of SOHAR Port commented “Since the start of the pandemic in the first quarter of 2020, one of the key challenges faced by businesses around the globe has been securing supply chains and ensuring their business continuity”.

Omar Mahmood Al Mahrizi, DCEO of SOHAR Port – CEO of SOHAR Freezone, stated, “We continue to attract foreign direct investments and support the continuity and growth of existing businesses by implementing efficient business procedures, digitalizing our processes and improving the level of services provided.”

The port introduced precautionary measures and identified solutions to meet its customers’ needs, despite the difficult trading conditions.

Hear directly from Mark Geilenkirchen and Omar Mahmood Al Mahrizi at the forthcoming Cool Logistics Middle East one-day online seminar, 22 September 2021.  Places are limited so register today here 

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New Zealand AgTech companies well placed to meet UAE’s food and water security goals

With the UAE aiming to become the most food-secure nation by 2051, New Zealand is accelerating efforts to bring its world-leading AgTech solutions to the region.

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New Zealand AgTech companies are well placed to meet UAE’s food and water security goals. The country is recognised globally for its leadership in sustainable farming, production and nutrition.

Food security is a major concern for the GCC region and will be a major topic for discussion at the forthcoming Cool Logistics Middle East one-day online seminar, 22 September 2021. If you haven’t yet registered to join us, you can do so here 

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Abu Dhabi port aquires specialised refrigerated vehicles

Abu Dhabi port acquires refrigerated vehicles to boost local final-mile vaccine delivery

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Abu Dhabi port has acquired a fleet of specialised refrigerated vehicles to boost its local final-mile vaccine delivery to over 1 million doses per day, in support of the work by the Hope Consortium.

The vehicles are connected to Maqta Gateway’s digital blockchain-enabled solution “mUnity,”  which means the journey of vaccines is tracked through the supply chain in real-time, ensuring safe, transparent and efficient product delivery to any location.

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The Need for Innovation in the Middle East’s Food Supply Chain

Food security is a serious issue on a global scale, but especially so in countries that rely heavily on imports to feed the population.

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Food security is a global issue that needs coordinated action to tackle and calls for innovation in the food supply chain are becoming more urgent. 

If estimates of 10 billion to feed by 2050 with less arable land to farm and diminishing water supplies are correct, how will countries feed their populations?

In the GCC region which relies so heavily on food imports, food security is now a pressing issue.

To learn more about this issue, join us for our next online seminar Cool Logistics Middle East on 22 September 2021 by registering your interest here 

Source: Entrepreneur Middle East

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SOHAR Port & Freezone to host virtual Cool Logistics Middle East, 22 September 2021

Cool Logistics Middle East 2021 to be hosted by Sohar Port & Freezone

Cool Logistics is delighted to announce that Cool Logistics Middle East 2021 will take place on 22 September 2021, as a one-day online seminar and will be hosted by Sohar Port & Freezone, Sohar, Sultanate of Oman. 

This online seminar will welcome speakers from across the cold supply chain as we discuss and debate the key issues of the day, as we focus on the GCC region and its rising importance as a leading international supply chain and logistics hub.

Pre-register today here and we will save you your place

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