Carmania – Maritime Industry Experts

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Carmania Ltd is an international business consultancy service based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and incorporated in the UK. The business was conceived and developed primarily in the maritime sector to take advantage of the expanding range of opportunities both locally to the region and internationally, on behalf of principals located predominantly externally to the region.

Through their extensive network of contacts and drawing on a wealth of local knowledge and well-established commercial expertise, their company together with Icons cooperation is committed to taking your business through the twenty-first century and together we can explore opportunities that can help move your business to the pinnacle of its capabilities.

Carmania today represents the lynchpin between local and international maritime businesses, corporate bodies, and business professionals within the region and Europe.

Carmania’s focus encaptures a broad spectrum of maritime and engineering expertise gained through over 20 years’ experience in the field and we aim to help you to capitalise on the potential synergies and new opportunities that can still be found within the Middle Eastern region.

This new cooperation between Carmania, with its engineering division and Icons, with its team of professionals can undertake a wide range of services on your behalf. A thorough knowledge of Middle East markets and an extensive range of contacts across all fields of the maritime sector globally enable us to provide assistance and collaboration to any business looking to penetrate this complex market. drawing on our pool of knowledge and experience we have helped companies to scrutinise their current business practices and improve their processes as well as developing into new markets.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Our business consulting services include:

  • market analysis
  • project leadership
  • international networking opportunities
  • business development
  • business plans and reports
  • agency provision
  • company set-up
  • corporate licensing assistance

Our engineering division can provide, inter alia:

  • CAPS surveys
  • close-up inspections
  • project management
  • dry-dock specifications
  • steel inspections
  • problem, accident and incident investigations
  • pre-purchase vessel inspections
  • safety and security surveys
  • expert witness representation

For more info please e-mail info@iconsfze.com

Burj Khalifa

November 2009

ICONS CONSULTING: Last Burj Dubai (NOW BURJ JHALIFA) crane comes down

Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, which is being developed by Emaar Properties PJSC, is nearing completion, following the dismantling of the last high-altitude crane used in the tower’s construction.

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Having also completed the external cladding recently, the Burj Dubai construction team is now concentrating on the interiors and landscaping.

Mr. Mohamed Alabbar, chairman, Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “Working at great heights involving of the world’s tallest tower is just around the corner.”the use of massive cranes has been one aspect of the challenge. Dismantling the cranes is an exciting development because it shows that completion

Three huge tower cranes were used in moving construction materials up to level 156 of Burj Dubai. The cranes could each lift a staggering 25-tonne load and were designed to withstand 120km/hour winds.

Installation of the three tower cranes used for the construction of the higher levels of Burj Dubai was relatively straightforward, as sections of the cranes could be moved up the tower with the completion of new levels.

But as the tower grew in height, the floor plates and working area became smaller and smaller, providing insufficient room to fit the three cranes at the top of construction.

Dismantling the towers was considerably more complex than installing them. The first crane was removed in November 2007 and installed at Level 99 in order to serve as a future recovery crane.

For the next 11 months, the two remaining cranes continued their climb up the tower until October 2008 when one of them was removed due to the small size of the tower’s floor-plate. This left one final crane to continue with the rest of the exterior work.

In June 2009, the final crane had to be removed in order to allow the exterior cladding and finishing works to progress in the area it occupied. This longest serving crane had been in operation since the start of construction in March of 2005.

A small recovery crane was lifted up and installed at Level 159. With recovery cranes now positioned at Levels 99 and 159, the task of removing the last crane was ready to begin.

The process started with the crane climbing down from its working height of over 700 metres. The crane removed its own mast sections and lowered them to the ground until the boom and power pack were at the position of the level 159 recovery crane.

From there, the level 159 recovery crane dismantled the remainder of the main crane, lowering the pieces of boom, mast and power pack to the recovery crane at Level 99, which further lowered them to the ground.

Final work on interiors and landscaping is underway as the Burj Dubai prepares to open on January 4, 2010.


Italconcept – Wood Industry

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With over 73 years of experience in the Wood Industry, ITALCONCEPT are experts in manufacturing Wood Laminates and related products for giving Clients the best competitive advantage. Both for structural and ornamental applications, the possibilities and advantages of laminated materials are significant and provide solutions to product requirements generally not achievable by using a single material.

List of products:

  • Beams
  • Profiles
  • Fire rated doors
  • Doors
  • Composite Veneer
  • Pergola, Veranda, Car Parks and Portable cabins
  • Sandwich panels
  • Furniture
  • Exhibition Stands

For more info please e-mail info@iconsfze.com or download the full information from our Companies Download section.



Government of Ras Al Khaimah

ICONS FZE is a Registered Partner Agency for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah – RAK Investment Authority in developing trade and investment relations between Italy and the Government of Ras Al Khamah – RAK Investment Authority.

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Welcome to the worlds youngest business hub. Natural home of business with no restrictions.

  • 100% Tax free
  • 100% Ownership

Through ICONS FZE, RAKIA Free Trade Zones offer:

  • Flexi desk facilities
  • Executive offices
  • Warehouses
  • Land

As an investment authority, RAKIA’s professional expertise, supported by ICONS FZE, lies in providing a favourable investment climate.
The best business climate:

  • No Corporate Tax & Income Tax
  • No restrictions on capital repatriation
  • 100% ownership in Free Zones
  • Easy access to key decision makers
  • Liberal labour laws
  • Easy funding from financial institutions

ICONS FZE is at your service for:

  • B2B Matchmaking
  • Infrastructure
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Human resources

We will be glad to attend your queries or needs. Please e-mail info@iconsfze.com for any information required.

Did you know that…?

  • Posted the 14th Jan. 2010 by RAK Chamber: UAE ranking first among Arab & Middle Eastern region for trade with Malaysia.
  • Posted the 11th Jan. 2010 by RAK Chamber: 44 times the value of re-export growth in the UAE, as it increased from one billion US dollars in 1981 to 44.4 billion US dollars in 2008.
  • Posted the 7th Jan. 2010 by RAK Chamber: UAE ranking second in the Gulf in submitting application for the registration of trademarks by 8,018 applications in 2009.
  • Posted the 12th Nov. 2009 by RAK Chamber: Issuances of Islamic “SUKUK” increased by 40% during first ten months of 2009.
  • Posted the 9th Nov. 2009 by RAK Chamber: Remittances value of GCC labor force recorded one 40 billion US dollars in 2008.
  • Posted the 5th Nov. 2009 by RAK Chamber: UAE ranking first worldwide in terms of importation of reinforcement steel in 2008, by 27,3% of imports.
  • Posted the 2nd Nov. 2009 by RAK Chamber: GCC petrochemicals sales income during 3rd quarterof 2009 reached8,4 billionUS dollars.
  • Posted the 26th Oct. 2009 by RAK Chamber: UAE exchange trade Growth during the period 2004 – 2008 by 174,9%.
  • Posted the 26th Oct. 2009 by Construction WEEK: Sustainability is not being taken seriously and is a race to the bottom, said experts on the sidelines of the Construction Week Building Sustainability into the Middle East Conference that was held on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Speaking to Construction Week, Holly Chant, corporate sustainability director, KEO International said: “Most projects and building materials manufacturers in the region are using tools like Leed certification and the ‘green’ word to market themselves or their products. There is a lot of green washing going on in the construction industry.” “If one has to truly become sustainable, you have to incorporate green solutions right from the concept stage. You cannot ‘green wash’ your project in the construction stage and expect it to be sustainable.”
  • Posted the 25th Oct. 2009 by Construction WEEK: Further signs of a general recovery in construction are coming from the recruitment sector, which reports that companies are looking to increase their staff numbers. Experts report that the UAE, and Dubai in particular, has suffered the most in terms of a recruitment decline, but the GCC as a whole appears to be stabilizing. “A lot of clients who put recruitment on hold are now preparing their budgets for 2010 and hiring. Infrastructure work is still going ahead, so it’s certainly busier now than it was eight or nine months ago,” said Budge Recruitment general manager Nigel Walker.
  • Posted the 25th Oct. 2009 by Construction WEEK: Developers must be proactive to encourage truly sustainable buildings, according to a panel of experts. At a green building roundtable hosted by dmg, the organisers of Big 5, Ramboll sustainability engineer Jeff Smit said that simply getting LEED certification wasn’t enough. “LEED is almost entirely based on design and construction. There’s no real requirement for you to stay sustainable afterwards,” he said. “We should talk more about good practice rather than certification.”
  • Posted the 25th Oct. 2009 by Construction WEEK: A sustainability expert has said the region should aim for alternatives to buildings with extensive glass facades. Speaking at the Construction Week Building Sustainability into the Middle East conference, Abu Dhabi Department of Municipal Affairs’ consultant on environmental and sustainability planning Matthew Plumbridge said that constructing “glass buildings in the desert is inappropriate.” “Creating buildings with vast amounts of glass is irresponsible and doesn’t reflect the local culture,” said Plumbridge. “We shouldn’t look to copying ‘Western’ models of success.”
  • Posted the 21st Oct. 2009: UAE – Abu Dhabi codes to set strict energy requirements. All buildings designed in Abu Dhabi will have to comply with minimum environmental standards when the city’s building codes are revealed next year.
  • Posted the 21st Oct. 2009: UAE – Stabilising copper price boosts construction. The ‘stabilising’ copper price is helping the local construction industry become more cost-effective, as well as give a fillip to stalled projects.
  • Posted the 19th Oct. 2009 by RAK Chamber: UAE non-oil foreign trade in terms of precious metals reached 26.5% with a value of AED209 billion in 2008.
  • Posted the 15th Oct. 2009 by RAK Chamber: UAE ranked 6th globally and 1st at GCC States level in energy consumption rates.
  • Posted the 12th Oct. 2009 by RAK Chamber: UAE positioned first amongst Arab countries in terms of internet national domain “.ae” usage, with a rise of 3o% in 2009.
  • Posted the 8th Oct. 2009 by RAK Chamber: AED 4.8 billion sales of cooperative associations in the UAE in 2008.
  • Posted the 9th Sept. 2009 by RAK Chamber: RAK Ramadan Festival 02 Expo: Blood Donation Campaign, Medical Check-ups, Characters and Clowns, Contests & Competitors, Heritage & Events.
  • Posted the 30th Jul. 2009 by RAK Chamber: UAE ranked 2nd amongst GCC countries for yearly budget expendaturespertaining to public holidays, by 5 billion US dollars.
  • Posted the 23rd Jul. 2009 by RAK Chamber: During the past 2 months the number of travellers worldwide decreased by 7,7% compared to the same period in 2008.
  • Posted the 25th May 2009 by RAK Chamber: UAE is the first for foreign direct investments worth AED 128,4 billion in 2008.
  • Posted the 18th May 2009 by RAK Chamber: AED 1.052 billion sales value of consumer cooperatives, by 16,6% growth rate in the first quarterof 2009.
  • Posted the 7th May 2009 by RAK Chamber: AED 3 billion annual market size of private security servicesd in the UAE.
  • Posted the 30th Apr. 2009 by RAK Chamber: 13 UAE companies listed among the Forbes Global 2009 with assets estimated at 125 trillion US dollars.
  • Posted the 27th Apr. 2009 by RAK Chamber: AED 950 billion total bank deposits during the first quarter of this year.
  • Posted the 23rd Apr. 2009 by RAK Chamber: AED 1.48 trillion assets of the banking sector growth rate, by 21% in 2008 compared to AED 1.22 trillion in 2007.
  • Posted the 20th Apr. 2009 by RAK Chamber: UAE quoted third globally and the first in the Middle East & North Africa within the index of the best index marks countries in the first quarter of 2009.
  • Posted the 16th Apr. 2009 by RAK Chamber: 39.5% of the total oil revenue in the GDP in 2008.
  • Posted the 13th Apr. 2009 by RAK Chamber: Gulf economy grew 26.4% in 2008 compared to 11.3% in 2007.
  • Posted the 6th Apr. 2009 by RAK Chamber: AED 13,7 billion size market consumption of gold in the UAE with a growth rate of 17% in 2008.
  • Posted the 23rd Feb. 2009 by RAK Chamber: Total cash source in the UAE to AED 42.92 billion in 2008 compared with AED 29.04 billion in 2007, an increase of AED 13.05 billion and the growth rate of 44.94%.
  • Posted the 19th Feb. 2009 by RAK Chamber: The UAE first in Arab advertising expenditure for the third year in the value of AED 7.2 billion of the total expenditure during 2008.
  • Posted the 16th Feb. 2009 by RAK Chamber: The UAE obtained 67.4 points in the best index marks countries in 2008 becoming the first regional and 5th in the world.
  • Posted the 5th Feb. 2009 by RAK Chamber: 9,645 AED per month is the average family spends in the UAE on non-food goods and services, equal to 85.5% of the average total expenditire of the family.
  • Posted the 22nd Jan. 2009 by RAK Chamber: Studies & Information Directorate  releases the sixth issue of the “Economic Vision” pubblication, reflecting on Emirates and world economic issues.
  • Posted the 15th Dec. 2008 by RAK Chamber: UAE ranked eighth in the regulation index of credit for the employment and business sectors, estimated by 5.6 points in 2008.
  • Posted the 27th Nov. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 10% remittances of foreign employment by 2.6 billion AED annually.
  • Posted the 23rd Oct. 2008 by RAK Chamber: U.S. lose 1.4 trillion US dollars due to the financial crisis.
  • Posted the 20th Oct. 2008 by RAK Chamber: The Emirates ranked First Arab country in the report of finacial developments of the 2008 World Economic Forum.
  • Posted the 6th Oct. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 653 new licenses issued by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the third quarter of 2008.
  • Posted the 27th Aug. 2008 by RAK Chamber: RAK Ramadan Festival 02 Expo: Lecture on the healthy “smoking”, Competitions, Heritage, Entertainment, Film, In addition to entertainment in Safeer & Manar Mall, Effectiveness begins at 9.30 pm.
  • Posted the 7th Aug. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 677 billion AED deposits in the UAE Banks with a growth rate of 20% during the first half of 2008.
  • Posted the 4th Aug. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 7,243 is the total number of certificates of origin from the chamber of Commerce & Industry in the second quarter of 2008 showing a growth rate of 25%.
  • Posted the 28th Jul. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 12.3 billion AED is the size of the insurance market in the UAE in 2007.
  • Posted the 21st Jul. 2008 by RAK Chamber: UAE sixth globally in the countries list of minimum for fuel prices by 1.7 dollars per gallon.
  • Posted the 17th Jul. 2008 by RAK Chamber: One trillion and 832 billion AED is the total UAE trade value over the last 5 years.
  • Posted the 14th Jul. 2008 by RAK Chamber: Iron registers a price rise of 167% over the price of 2,375 AED since the beginningof this year.
  • Posted the 7th Jul. 2008 by RAK Chamber: UAE is the first Arabian country and 23rd globally in the trade capacity of amongst 118 elected States in the world.
  • Posted the 26th Jun. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 2.6 million barrel per day (bpd) production capacity of the UAE’s oil.
  • Posted the 23rd Jun. 2008 by RAK Chamber: The consumer loans in UAE increased by 5 billion AED in the first quarter of 2008.
  • Posted the 19th Jun. 2008 by RAK Chamber: The Environment Protection Department Authority celebrates over 5 years of Prince H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, since his assumption as Crown Prince.
  • Posted the 16th Jun. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 605,1 is tyhe total number of certificates of origin from the Chamber of Commerce & Industry issued in the first quarter of 2008, showing a 26% growth rate.
  • Posted the 12th Jun. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 210 billion AED value of capital invested by companies registered with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry in the first quarter of 2008.
  • Posted the 10th Jun. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 75% of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry memberships are owned by UAE Citizens.
  • Posted the 5th Jun. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 3,220 are the total flights of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport during the first five months of 2008.
  • Posted the 2nd Jun. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 12.5 billion AED is the size of the perfumes market in the UAE in 2007.
  • Posted the 26th May 2008 by RAK Chamber: 3.3 billion users of mobile phones in the world in 2007.
  • Posted the 22th May 2008 by RAK Chamber: 40 billion US dollar is the size of the trade exchange between UAE and Japan in 2007.
  • Posted the 19th May 2008 by RAK Chamber: UAE cement companies produced 24.75 million tons of cement in 2007.
  • Posted the 12th May 2008 by RAK Chamber: 40 factories registered in the RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry during the first quarter of 2008.
  • Posted the 8th May 2008 by RAK Chamber: The Arab countries together have consumed 38 million tons of iron & steel in 2007.
  • Posted the 14th Apr. 2008 by RAK Chamber: Annually $ 80 is the  average per capita consumption of medicines in the UAE.
  • Posted the 10th Apr. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 470 Banks in the Arab World, manage $ 1.7 Trillion.
  • Posted the 2nd Apr. 2008 by RAK Chamber: Emirates child spends annually on games about 1200 AED.
  • Posted the 25th Mar. 2008 by RAK Chamber: “RAK STEEL FACTORY” which specializes in producing steel reinforcement bars has opened in RAK with value of 184 million AED.
  • Posted the 23rd Mar. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 1,79 billion US Dollar China’s imports of wool in 2007.
  • Posted the 2nd Mar. 2008 by RAK Chamber: Total amount of imports in Ras Al Khaimah was 6.2 billion AED in 2007.
  • Posted the 25th Feb. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 24% Growth rate in sales of gold in the Emirates during 2007.
  • Posted the 24th Feb. 2008 by RAK Chamber: Rak Chamber studies and information Directorate, releases the second issue of its monthly “Economic Vision”  publication. Reflecting on  Emirates and world economic issues.
  • Posted the 24th Feb. 2008 by RAK Chamber: 17,840 were the total establishments in Ras Al Khaimah in 2007.

International Offshore Companies in the United Arab Emirates

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The International Companies Registry of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) allows individuals and companies to form “International” (Offshore) Companies. The registry meets all local and international standards, including those set by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (O.E.C.D.) and the Financial Action Task Force (F.A.T.F.).

Reasons and benefits

The motivations for individuals and corporations to utilize these companies are:

  • Reduce tax

a)      In the international tax world the U.A.E. is known for a zero tax regime. There is no direct tax imposed on corporations or individuals except for oil exploration companies and branches of foreign banks.

b)      The U.A.E. maintains Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (D.T.A.A.) with many countries allowing companies and individuals to avoid being double-taxed when operating in multiple countries.

  • Protect assets and manage risk

The use of international companies allows businesses to control potential liability risks by allowing the division of the business into different sectors, each operating under a limited liability status.

  • Maintain privacy

The structure of the international company allows the owner to operate under a greater degree of anonymity than other company structures.

  • Avoid bureaucracy

No obligation to be governed by U.A.E. law in dispute cases, a company can opt to have disputes arbitrated in whatever jurisdiction they choose.

  • Value Proposition

The International Company Registry of the U.A.E. offers competitive pricing, providing better value than jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands, Jersey Islands, Liechtenstein, and others.

  • Enhance asset manageability with limited bearer shares

The limited bearer share provides security in relation to issues concerning succession and Shar’ia law (legal position paper available) and also offers companies and individuals greater latitude in structuring their assets.

Additional Advantages

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% Repatriation of profits and capital
  • Zero taxes and duties
  • Easy transfer of shares
  • Confidentiality & Protection
  • Transfer of assets
  • No Tax Information Exchange Agreement with any country
  • Able to trade in or own an interest in real property in the UAE and Worldwide

Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (D.T.A.A.)

The U.A.E. has so far entered into Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (D.T.A.A.) with the following countries:

List of Countries for UAE Offshore

 

 

 

For more information please contact us at info@iconsfze.com

RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL

Strategically located in a highly developed area of the city of Lanciano (CH). On the main road between Lanciano and the Adriatic Highway (A14) and 5 minutes away from the Lanciano highway entrance. Surrounded by various important commercial activities, 5 minutes from all the main services (railway, busses, etc.) and only 30 minutes from the International airport of Pescara. Only 20 minutes away form Val Di Sangro, a major industrial location with companies of the likes of IVECO, HONDA, etc…
Breathtaking views of the seaside, the mountains and the historical city of Lanciano are possible from its windows and terraces. Well suited for many possible uses amongst which we may suggest: for companies to setup headquarters, show rooms, etc. Also well suited for accommodation and hotel projects.

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