• 2020 November 25 10:36

    Qatar Trade Summit 2020 conducted as a virtual event

    Amidst the impact of a global pandemic, the private sector and international trade opportunities in Qatar have shown robust growth and diversification in all sectors. In the past couple of years Qatar, has witnessed remarkable development in economic relations with a host of countries from across the world, making Qatar a favoured trade and investment destination. Qatar, has quite confidently established that, pandemic or not, they are ready for trade growth and partnerships.

    The Qatar Trade Summit 2020, is a virtual event conducted in continuation to Qatar Trade Summit 2019, which took place in Doha. The first edition of the Qatar Trade Summit was a premium business conference which was attended by leading business leaders, decision makers and thought leaders from across the world.  In this edition of the Qatar Trade Summit, the event re-established a virtual platform for discussion and deliberations on how Qatar has coped with the global pandemic, the impact it has on the economic growth and how Qatar has stood resilient and renewed its position as a regional leader for international trade, private sector growth and remained a key logistics transit point for the world.

    The summit represented an important platform for dialogue to bolster the national economy, by encouraging the private sector, and foreign investors to explore Qatar’s promising investment opportunities, and reinforcing Qatar’s logistics sector to support the fast developing foreign trade ecosystem. The summit further showcased Qatar’s modern infrastructure which is positioned to enhance its trade relations with partners from around the world, a move which is supported by Qatar Airways, which connects Qatar with over 160 locations worldwide. The virtual conference showcased strategic keynotes and interesting presentations from leading regional and international speakers such as Mr. Abdulla Al-Misnad, Deputy CEO, Qatar Free Zones Authority; H.E. Sheikh Yousef Abdullah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah, Director General of the Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA), Chairman of Federation of Arab Ports & The Arab Transport Sector; H.E. Sheikha Alanoud Bint Hamad Al-Thani, Managing Director of Business Development, Qatar Financial Centre (QFC); Mr. Anders Lund Kristensen, Executive VP, Maritime & Logistics, Milaha, Qatar; Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO, Doha Bank, Qatar; Ahmed Al Obaidli, Director, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC); Dr. Bashar Eljawhari, Partner, PwC Qatar; Dr. Fabian Engels, Senior Partner and Global Head of the Shipping Practice, Managing Director of Roland Berger. The event also had a powerful panel discussion moderated by Mr. Han Le, Managing Editor, The Business Year; Mr. Aymen Adam Mohib, Director of Strategy, Investment Promotion Agency Qatar; Mr. Gudni Stiholt Adalsteinsson, Chief Treasury & Investments Officer, Doha Bank, Qatar and Dr. Fabian Engels, Senior Partner and Global Head of the Shipping Practice, Managing Director of Roland Berger.

    The Qatar Trade Summit 2020, focussed on key areas such as, Qatar’s economic outlook and growing during and post COVID 19, Private sector engagement and partnership opportunities, Digital innovation and its influence on trade and economy, Business continuity plan for the logistics and supply chain sectors, International Co-operation Frameworks, Qatar’s emerging opportunities landscape.

    Join us at the Qatar Trade Summit 2020 Virtual Event on Day-2, 25th Nov 2020 to engage proactively in unravelling the Qatari economic opportunities and investment and international trade options. Interact with key stakeholders and legislative elite and understand the roadmap the nation has chalked for economic resilience amidst the COVID 19 pandemic.

    The Virtual event is sponsored and supported by Qatar Free Zones Authority, Qatar Free Zones Authority, Qatar Financial Centre, Investment Promotion Agency, Qatar National Tourism Council, Milaha Qatar, Kuwait Ports Authority, PwC Qatar, DHL Global Forwarding, Roland Berger, Turkish Cargo and Bureau van Dijk – A Moody's Analytics Company.


2021 January 25

13:02 Port of Rotterdam Authority launches smart bollard trial at ECT
12:13 Chinese ports container throughput increases by 1.2% to 264.3 million TEU in 2020
11:38 Calls at ports of Sakhalin, Kurils and Kamchatka in 2020 grew by 4.4%
11:04 Panama Canal signs MoUs with Panama Ports Company and PSA Panama International Terminal to optimize supply routes for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
10:47 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 25, 2021
10:12 Throughput of Chinese sea and river ports in 2020 climbed by 4.3% YoY
10:10 The LNG-powered CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE makes her first call at Le Havre
09:51 Rosmorport appoints Aleksandr Smirnov as Acting General Director
09:30 Crude oil prices start this week with a decrease
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of January 22

2021 January 24

16:37 Boluda Towage acquires Dutch Towage & Salvage Company Iskes
15:13 MARAD announces notice of funding opportunity for America's small shipyard grant program
14:39 Greensea receives US NAVY award to advance Standoff Command and Control
14:18 USCG assists 7 people after boat collision near Fort Pierce
13:42 Contract awards within Renewable Energy and Subsea
12:32 RightShip and INTERCARGO announce important new quality standard for dry bulk sector to be governed by new NGO
11:26 V.Group announces new appointment
10:56 Siem Car Carriers' fleet continues to grow with Super-Eco, LNG powered PCTC vessels

2021 January 23

16:31 DNV GL awards AIP to KSOE for wing sail propulsion system
15:23 Boomsma Shipping installs and sails off with two eConowind Flatrack VentiFoils
14:51 HHLA acquires majority share of automation specialist iSAM AG
13:18 MPA announces 30-day suspension for pleasure craft, ADVANT, for large social gathering on board
12:42 Puerto Aguadulce hits 1 million TEU milestone
11:36 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for M/V Calipso with Viterra
10:53 Bahri Ship Management receives ISO 45001 certification for occupational health and safety

2021 January 22

18:00 Rosmorport's icebreaker Mudyug starts providing icebreaking assistance in the Baltic Sea
17:36 Andrey Lavrishchev appointed as head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency
17:13 Aleksandr Poshivay appointed as Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation
16:34 Rosmorport starts providing geodesic and hydrographic services in the water area of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport
16:05 APM Terminals Gothenburg offers certified climate impact calculations to customers
15:49 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard commences outfitting of yet another minesweeper of Project 12700, Pyotr Ilyichov
15:21 Norsepower installs first tiltable Rotor Sails on Sea-Cargo Ro-Ro
14:58 Container terminal in Świnoujście is in line with sustainable development vision
14:32 Cargo turnover of NCSP Group in 11M’2020 totaled 101.4 million tons, down 21.2% YoY
14:07 Petersburg Oil Terminal in 2020 increased shipments of oil products by 16.6%
14:03 Jan De Nul adds two new vessels to its fleet
13:45 DHT Holdings announces acquisition of two VLCCs
13:29 Iridium partner MetOcean Telematics provides SaR buoys to the USCG
12:52 Havyard develops hydrogen zero-emission vessels in new segment
12:11 THE Alliance announces Transatlantic Service Network adjustments for 2021
11:30 Rosmorport successfully completed formation of Ultramar terminal’s water area
11:06 Training ships Nadezhda and Professor Khlyustin welcome first cadets of 2021 season
11:05 Inmarsat passes 10,000-vessel fleet xpress installation milestone as data demand accelerates maritime digitalisation
10:39 Scottish Ports Group welcomes Scottish Goverment's establishment of 'Greenports'
10:21 Throughput of Kaliningrad port in 2020 fell by 6% Y-o-Y
10:02 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Jan 22, 2021
09:48 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:30 Crude oil prices decrease amid aggravation of the epidemiological situation
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of January 21

2021 January 21

18:07 Port of Houston awarded new start for Ship Channel
17:50 Throughput of port Vyborg in 2020 fell by 46% Y-o-Y
17:27 Rolls-Royce secures research contract with US Navy to develop innovative debris detection technology
17:03 Galeon Yachts announce new outbourd model
16:42 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 2020 fell by 4% Y-o-Y
16:32 Jan De Nul Group is the first dredging company to carry out 100% sustainable beach replenishments in Belgium
16:23 Yaskawa Environmental Energy develops a permanent magnet propulsion system for superyachts
16:09 MABUX Bunker Weekly Outlook, as of Jan 21, 2021
16:00 Throughput of port Primorsk in 2020 fell by 19% Y-o-Y
15:36 Bunker market see mixed price movements in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:13 Battle stations for boat-handling systems