E-commerce website promotes designers

Updated 11 April 2018
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E-commerce website promotes designers

DokkanAfkar.com, one of the first e-commerce websites for creative products in Saudi Arabia, has announced the launch of a new program to promote designers in the GCC states. The website has more than 100,000 customers. It was funded by Mobily Ventures and Riyad Taqnia Fund.
DokkanAfkar.com launched the “Designer Program” this month in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, where designers can upload their creative designs on t-shirts, mugs and other products on the website. The site promotes, markets and sells these products to its visitors. The designer gets a percentage of the amount when a sale happens.
Ammar Waganah, CEO of the company, said: “DokkanAfkar.com came up with the program idea to give an opportunity to young designers of both genders to work freely at any time and make money.”


Saudi port ‘most advanced’

Updated 44 min 53 sec ago
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Saudi port ‘most advanced’

King Abdullah Port has concluded its participation in the Global Infrastructure Congress by winning an award for the most advanced port. The award was presented during the closing ceremony of the conference, which was recently held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel. The event was held under the patronage of UAE’s Minister of Infrastructure Development Abdullah B. Al-Nuaimi, and in partnership with the Federal Transport Authority — Land and Maritime and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program.
Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “The award represents a culmination of the port’s efforts in realizing Vision 2030 as a key player in the maritime shipping and logistics sector.” He extended his thanks and appreciation to Al-Nuaimi for “the valuable award, which reflects the status the port has reached after only five years of operation.”
The award came in recognition of the port’s efforts in innovating new, distinguished practices in the port sector, in addition to providing world-class ideas, initiatives and projects that contribute to empowering and delivering sustainable and ready-to-use infrastructure solutions. It was announced that King Abdullah Port had won among more than 100 participants.
King Abdullah Port also participated in the Port and Marine Infrastructure Forum, which was attended by representatives from ministries, port authorities, private sector developers, and industry actors. Qutub delivered a detailed presentation on the port’s latest developments in regards to infrastructure and operations during a session titled “Global Perspectives and Best Practices.”
As of the end of 2017, King Abdullah Port has become the second-largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling, and it was recently ranked the eighth fastest-growing port in the world in 2017, according to Alphaliner, the global leader in analyzing maritime transport data, port capabilities and the future of vessels and shipping route development.