News Archive

Read a selection of recent and archived news articles and notices

AIR LIQUIDE CELEBRATES ITS 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN RAS AL KHAIMAH

Air Liquide, the French multinational company which supplies industrial gases and services to various industries, recently held an event to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of its Engineering & Construction manufacturing centre being established in Ras Al Khaimah’s Saqr Port/Free Zone. The state-of-the-art facility provides a large manufacturing capacity to design and produce equipment for very large air […]

RAK Ports Receive Delegation from Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Commerce.

RAK Ports recently welcomed a delegation from Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Commerce, Ningbo City, China. A 5-person delegation led by Mr. Pan Xiaofeng, Division Chief of Ningbo Bureau of Commerce Integrated Research Office, was received by members of RAK Ports senior management. In 2018, Ningbo Port was ranked as No.1 in the world with cargo […]

On Thursday 9th January 2020 the MV LMZ Phoebe sailed from Saqr Port berth 10 with a draft of 12.78m. The vessel was the first to utilise the newly installed Dynamic Underkeel Clearance System (DUKC®) provided by OMC International.

RAK Ports commissioned the Dynamic Under Keel Clearance System for Saqr Port, which became live on January 1st, 2020. The system will allow vessels to load more cargo and take advantage of enhanced tidal windows, thereby loading deeper and allowing more time on the berth. DUKC® optimises the amount of cargo that any vessel can […]

Ras Al Khaimah Ports sign MoU with RAK Transport Authority providing new opportunities and transport links for cruise and water tourism in the Emirate

Ras Al Khaimah – UAE – 24 Dec 2019:Mr Justin Wardle, Port Manager of Ras Al Khaimah Port reports that Ras Al Khaimah Ports (RAK Ports) and RAK Transport Authority (RAKTA) signed a strategic MoU to develop and reinforce the integration of land transport opportunities for passengers and crew of the visiting boutique cruise vessels […]

NAMING CEREMONY OF RAK PORTS NEW TUG – OSPREY

A naming ceremony was held in Ras Al Khaimah Port for a new tug delivered to RAK Ports from the Albwardy Damen shipyard in Sharjah. The tug is a Damen ASD 2913 (29m Long and 13m Beam) with 80tons of bollard pull. The new vessel was named Osprey, with the baptism being performed by Mrs. Barbara Brand, wife of the CEO Capt Cliff Brand.

“THE FUTURE OF FREIGHT” RAK PORTS CEO CAPT’ CLIFF BRAND SPEAKS WITH THE GULF NEWS

RAK Ports General Manager Captian Cliff Brand recently spoke to the Gulf News to contribute to an article entitled “The Future of Freight”. In particular, Captain Brand related how the construction of 2 new capesize berths as Saqr Port would positively influence both the volume and efficiency of cargo handled via the port.

RAK PORTS RECEIVE DELEGATION FROM CHINA AGGREGATE ASSOCIATION

A 9-person delegation led by Mr. Hu Youyi, the President of China Aggregates Association was received by the RAK Ports Group CEO Captain Cliff Brand, Dr. Adrian Pearson, Port Manager Saqr Port and Mr. Scott Keddle, RAK Maritime City Free Zone Manager. Mr. Joseph Ruize Gao, RAK Ports Chinese Marketing Executive gave a presentation about Ras al Khaimah and RAK Ports.

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