Abu Dhabi Ports
Established in March 2006 as a government-owned organisation, Abu Dhabi Ports is the master developer, operator and manager of ten ports including Khalifa Port, Zayed Port, Musaffah Port & Musaffah Channel, as well as its trade and logistics hub Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), with the utmost efficiency and optimisation.
Khalifa Port was officially inaugurated on 12.12.12 by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Located halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, the port is the first semi-automated container port in the GCC region. It handles all of Abu Dhabi’s container traffic, general cargo, and Roll-on and Roll-off (RoRo) cargo.
Khalifa Port features state-of-the-art maritime infrastructure, including nine of the world’s largest ship-to-shore quay cranes, 42 automated stacking cranes and 28 straddle carriers.
In its current development phase one, Khalifa Port can handle an annual capacity of 2.5 million TEU containers and 12 million tonnes of general cargo. The port is being developed in stages as industry demand grows. When all development phases are completed, Khalifa Port is expected to increase its capacity for container volumes to 15 million TEUs and 35 million tonnes of general cargo per year.
Abu Dhabi Ports plays a key role linking the region to global markets and facilitating the diversification of the Emirate’s economy by enabling economic development and the movement of goods, equipment and materials.
Through seamless integration and robust connections, Abu Dhabi Ports offers exceptional services and innovative business solutions over a vast expanse of sea and hinterland, pioneering best practices without fail.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building
Abu Dhabi Ship Building, a UAE Public Joint Stock Company, established in 1996, and has been recognized as the region’s premier builder of naval, military, Para-Military and commercial vessels operates throughout the GCC Region. ADSB is the only shipyard in the region with the capability to build, refit, repair and upgrade complex naval warships. ADSB is listed in the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and its current shareholding is 40% by Mubadala Development Company, 10% by the Abu Dhabi Government and 50% by several thousand individual UAE National shareholders. ADSB employs more than 1200 people. Further information on : www.adsb.ae
Established in 1978 the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) is one of the global leading shipping companies with a fleet of 83 vessels plus 10 more on order. The vessels are technically managed by its subsidiary Mideast Ship Management and commercially operated by four business units.
In 2015 revenues of SAR 7.5 bn were achieved by operations mainly in four
• Crude oil maritime transportation
• Chemicals and petroleum products maritime transportation
• Dry bulk maritime transportation focused on grains
• Break bulk supply chain management including maritime transportation and door-to-door freight forwarding.
Bahri has 2,400 dedicated employees across its global network reflecting the Company’s focus on:
• Customer service excellence
• Safety and environmental protection
• Operational performance
• Social responsibility.
Our contribution to the maritime transportation industry has been recognized globally, including World Business Leader Award, Seatrade Global Performer Award, Tanker Operator Award, Best Managed Shipping and Transportation Company.
Names of (2) Key Personnel:
Engr. Ibrahim A. Al-Omar, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Naser M. Al-Abdulkareem, President Bahri Oil Transportation
With a history spanning three centuries and a register boasting over 20% of the world’s merchant fleet, ClassNK has long been recognized as the global leader in ship classification.
Dedicated to ensuring the safety of life and property at sea and protecting the marine environment, its diverse portfolio includes the survey and classification of ships and marine structures, software solutions, management system certification, and award-winning training programs.
Since establishing its Dubai Office some 40 years ago, ClassNK’s presence within the Middle East has expanded considerably and the strength of the region’s maritime industry has been fundamental to this success. ClassNK’s unwavering commitment to delivering best-in-class services 24/7 through its global network of 130 survey offices has seen its register swell to over 240 million gross tons.
As a non-profit organization, ClassNK also acts as a core pillar that supports the advancement of the maritime industry. Promoting high-quality education, training and R&D in collaboration with government, industry and academic bodies, ClassNK is devoted to securing a brighter future for the global maritime community.
Founded in 2007, Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has brought about a radical change in the local maritime sector through an extensive range of industry initiatives and regulations which support its ambitious approach to creating a safe investment environment for industry leaders from all over the world, while reaffirming Dubai’s position as a first-class international maritime hub. Established to monitor, develop and promote maritime activities, DMCA provides a platform of excellence and quality as it develops world-class regulations and guidelines to raise the bar on the maritime industry and boost its infrastructure, operations and logistics services while offering investment opportunities to boost Dubai’s competitiveness at the regional and international levels.
DMCA aims to build effective and strategic partnerships with relevant government agencies, private businesses and stakeholders in line with its vision to create a safe and vibrant maritime sector and therefore drive economic sustainability and growth in the emirate. The Authority is keen on expanding its scope of work and laying down effective policies under the highest standards of maritime safety and best environmental practices, in adherence with the local and international laws to develop a safe maritime environment for maritime operations and businesses.
About DNV GL
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 15,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.
In the maritime industry
DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.
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DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.
We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.
We have a portfolio of 70 terminals in 31 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.
Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.
Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2015, DP World handled 61.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, capacity is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.
Over the past 33 years Drydocks World-Dubai has become a leading provider of marine and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors. Conceived as an ambitious project under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum the late Ruler of Dubai, the yard is strategically located in a rapidly developing region of the world.
Drydocks World maintains high HSEQ and operational excellence standards, utilizing the yards world-class infrastructure to exceed the expectations of clients. The dedicated workforce and state-of-the-art-facilities at Drydocks World on average complete over 300 projects per year, with a record of handling 42 refurbishment projects simultaneously.
The yard is spread over 200 hectares, 4 drydocks with the largest dock capable of handling the world’s largest ship and over 3,700m of berth space. Innovative projects for key global players have been constructed in Drydocks World, breaking records for some of the largest new build offshore fabrication projects worldwide.
In recognition of our excellent services and world-first projects, Drydocks World has received numerous awards and accolades including consecutively winning the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award 2015 in the manufacturing category, which is the highest level of national recognition for business performance excellence in the UAE. In addition, Drydocks World has been honored with the prestigious “5 Star” rating from British Safety Council and the BSC Sword of Honor for the past 11 years, as well as the International Business Excellence Award – 2015 for Innovative solutions and the International Seatrade Awards- 2015 for Clean Shipping. The yard has been recognized at the Shell Contractors Workshop Awards, winning best HSE initiative for Chariot Robotics Blasting; further, Drydocks World received the Best Repair Yard award at the 7th ShipTek International Maritime Awards. Under the Corporate Social Responsibility category, Drydocks World has won at the Seatrade Awards 2016 and the Maritime Standard Awards 2015. Drydocks World has achieved significant recognition for the accomplishments of the organization, and looking forward the business aims to achieve further success for the UAE’s maritime industry, positioning Drydocks World as an international yard of choice.
Dubai Maritime City
Dubai Maritime City was born out of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Maritime City is the world’s first purpose built center for maritime commerce and business.
This 227 hectares iconic city aims to capitalize on the strengths of Dubai as regional and global maritime hub to create a dynamic urban life style for the maritime community.
Dubai Maritime City, located at the meeting point of diverse cultures and ethnicities has traditionally been a popular hub for maritime activities.
Due to its strategic location, it is one of the most important ports in the world. Hence, it is natural that the Dubai Maritime City, with world-class industrial, business and commercial facilities was conceived and implemented in this important regional trading center.
The City is an exclusive center for maritime business and industrial activity for the local and international maritime community.
DMC has a multi-use environment and has both industrial and commercial spaces for propagating and nurturing maritime business and trade, which is an integrated maritime facility that caters to all requirements of the global maritime industry, including the region’s fast-growing boating community.
On completion, the maritime complex it’s designed to provide world-class infrastructure facilities to different maritime industry players. It offers investors and business organization highly attractive economic incentives such as free-zone benefits, responsive government support.
Dubai Trading Agency Group
Dubai Trading Agency Group (“the Group”) has its origins in Dubai Trading Agency LLC, which was established in 1973. Over the years, the business of Dubai Trading Agency LLC has expanded globally, and it has grown to include several subsidiaries and associate businesses. In order to more effectively manage this network of related businesses, senior management have created the Dubai Trading Agency Group as the quasi-holding company for all of the various interests.
DTA Group operates through a network of subsidiaries and associates registered in the UAE, the UK, Singapore, Monaco and other offshore locations. The Group is headed by Mr. Tahir Lakhani, the original founder of Dubai Trading Agency LLC, and, since 1985, it has been primarily in the business of buying and selling ships, with particular focus on the demolition market: buying ships targeted for recycling from ship owners and selling them to the Sub- Continent & China. In recent years, the Group has been one of the largest cash buyers in the global market. The Group has recently begun to broaden its activities and is now active in the areas of Shipping Operations, Ship Recycling, Ship Agency Services & Ship Management.
Muhammad Tahir Lakhani
Chairman and Managing Director
Muhammad Ali Lakhani
Deputy Managing Director
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM)
Formed in 2004 as a Joint Venture shipping company, Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) owns and manages modern state-of-the-art double hull tankers designed to carry petroleum products, chemicals and other hydrocarbons. GEM's growth perspective is a long term strategic one. Majority of its vessels are expected to be fixed in a mixed portfolio of long-term and spot charters.
Today, Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) is a leading, independent Product/Chemical Tanker company which provides Marine Transportation for the energy markets across the world. We own and manage 19 vessels spread across different vessel classes i.e. 2 LR2, 8 modern LR1 and 9 chemical and product tankers.
GEM's primary objective is to operate with high standards of safety and quality in its operations and management. Our consistent track record in this area sets us apart from other industry participants and lets us maintain a preferred position in the maritime industry.
Over the years GEM has won numbers of prestigious awards i.e. Tanker Operator (ME & Indian Sub-Continent) of the Year 2012, Ship Owner / Operator of the Year 2011 and Safety & Quality Award (ME & Indian Sub-Continent) for 3 consecutive Years 2008, 2009 & 2010.
GEM has ISO 9001-2008 QMS and ISO 14001-2004 EMS certification. Furthermore, the company also actively participates in the Tanker Management Self-Assessment (TMSA) program as required by the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).
Our well maintained fleet and commitment to high quality, incident-free service positions us as a preferred service provider with major oil companies, refiners and traders throughout the world.
Islamic P&I Club
The idea of establishing Islamic P&I Club (IPIC) as a mutual and non-profit organization was proposed and approved by the Organization of the Islamic Shipowners’ Association (OISA), affiliated institution to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC). In the 23rd Executive Committee Meeting and the 15th General Assembly Session in October 2001 held in Dubai, the Members of the Organization unanimously approved the procedure of the establishment of Islamic P&I Club and Islamic P&I Club was officially born. The achievement was adopted by the 10th OIC Summit, which was held in Putrajaya, Malaysia in October 2003 and Summit following the RESOLUTION No.35/10-E(IS).
As per kind auspicious of the Government of Dubai, Islamic P&I Club headquarters officially established is in Dubai without the need for sponsorship in 2004.
In order to have better access to the clients either potentials or current members, IPIC organized a second management office in Jakarta – Indonesia in 2009 while Istanbul – Turkey will be IPIC third office. It is policy of the Club to have offices in Beirut – Lebanon as well as Cairo – Egypt in due course.
IPIC provide the most comprehensive and tailor-made cover to its members for protecting their third party legal liabilities and expenses out of the vessel’s operation up to the limit of liability USD 1 Billion as well as Freight Demurrage & Defence, Charterers’ Liability, Loss of Hire and War Risk, Hull & Machinery and K&R through its associate companies. Risks are reinsured through a syndicate of prominent international reinsurance companies to secure the member’s needs in a proper manner.
While the Club have strong links to correspondents supported by a worldwide network of more than 485 independent firms and consultants as well as surveyors, is able to render immediate assistance to the members via its local expertise located in 120 countries and 425 ports, without any delay.
Amir H. Mosadeghi, CEO
Amir Emad Mosadeghi, Deputy CEO
Mohamad Ahmad Renno, Underwriting Manager
Aliasgar Raja, Claims Manager
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) was established in 1957 by a group of Kuwaiti pioneers who envisioned the crucial role of transportation of Kuwait’s natural resource by sea to meet the worldwide energy demand.
In 1976, the Kuwaiti government decided to become a partner in KOTC with a 49% stake, thereby providing a strong and vital boost to its development.
In 1979, the government acquired full control of the Company's capital to bring all its oil operations under one corporation. When Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) was established in 1980, KOTC became the transportation arm for the Kuwaiti Oil Sector.
In 2014, KOTC introduced new tankers thus, completing a multi-billion dollar modernization and expansion.
KOTC owns a distinguished fleet of ships that consists of 29 tankers, with a total capacity of 4.9 million tons, consisting of 12 VLCCs, 11 Product Carriers (5 LR2, 4 MR, and 2 LR1), 4 VLGC, 2 Bunker vessels.
KOTC is recognized as one of the top tanker companies in the world whose vessels have continuously gained industry acclaims for design innovation, energy efficiency, environmental initiatives and for setting performance benchmarks.
Fleet vessels trade worldwide; mainly in Europe, Middle East and Far East.
LPG Filling Branches & Marine Agency
The Marine Agency branch was established in 1959 and acts as sole agent for all tankers calling at Kuwait’s oil terminals.
Two LPG Filling Plants were established to meet Kuwait’s requirements for the filling and distribution of LPG cylinders for local industry and domestic consumption.
Mercmarine Group of Companies
Mercmarine Group Of companies – represents 5 interlinked sectors in Ship Owning, Ship Management, Crew Management, Maritime Training and Agency functions.
Company was established in 1917 in Bremen, Germany while the Sri Lankan operations started in 1981, expanding group’s geographical presence. Over the past few decades, each sector of the group has grown steadily making an exponential contribution to the maritime industry.
Group’s corporate culture is strongly woven around “Passion”, and the professionalism of the company has helped MERCMARINE to form and nurture long term business relationships successfully with valued Principals world over.
First class services in Crew Management, Maritime Training and Ship Management are the flagship functions within MERCMARINE and the lean company culture has helped them offer fast, cost effective, and customized solutions propelling its clients to success. Group’s Crew Management sector currently stands out as the largest Crew Management Company in Sri Lanka and plays a pivotal role as a preferred crewing solutions partner for ship-owners, world over.
Mr. Thomas Kriwat, A lawyer is the CEO while Captain Rohan Codipilly is the COO of the group.
At Qatar navigation (Q.S.C) known as Milaha, we understand that economic progress depends on the smooth flow of trade around the world. Through our diverse activities, we provide perfectly synchronised maritime and logistics solutions – simplifying the complex links in the international chain of trade.
Milaha has become a large, diversified holding company with interests in various maritime sectors and logistics. Yet as diverse as the company has become, it has always maintained unity and synergy with every part working together for the good of the whole sharing the same values and ethics. The company has since 1975 evolved, expanded and diversified into maritime transportation in gas, petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port management; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real estate; and asset management.
For over half a century, we’ve been building on our strong regional foothold in transportation and logistics. Today, with an expanding fleet, state-of-the art equipment, well-trained manpower, world-class partners and strong maintenance & asset management base, we’re competing to become a globally recognised player in maritime and logistics services.
Milaha owns 100% of Qatar Shipping (Q-Ship) as well as Halul Offshore Services Company one of the largest companies in the region in the provision of offshore marine services to the oil and gas sector. The company also owns 50% of Qatar Quarries and Building Materials Company, a 30% stake in Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat), and owns 50% of Gulf LPG, with other smaller stakes in a number of other associated companies.
Nadine Fattaleh Al Shaa.
Senior Manager Corporate Communications
Souraya El Khoury.
Senior Events & Marketing Executive
Oman Shipping Company
Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C. (OSC) is a closed joint stock company, incorporated in 2003 and owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman through the Ministry of Finance (80%) and Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (20%). Headquartered in Muscat, Oman. Oman Shipping Company was established to transport the Sultanate’s Oil and Gas products to world markets, providing Omani shipping services to the country’s trade partners in other commodities, and to re-vitalize Oman’s long standing and proud seafaring tradition. The Company is involved in ship owning, chartering and technical management activities through its subsidiary companies: Oman Charter Company S.A.O.C., Oman Ship Management Company S.A.O.C., and Oman Container Line S.A.O.C.
The Company was launched with the acquisition of six LNG Vessels, employing them to transport Omani LNG to world markets, together with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) as its Joint Venture Partner. The Company has since diversified into Crude Oil, Petroleum Products, Chemical, Dry Bulk, LPG, Container, and General Cargo market segments. About 75% of the owned vessels are technically managed in Muscat, by OSMC, an ISM accredited and ISO Certified Company. By end 2016, the Company expects to have about 52 vessels under its operation.
In March 2013, Abu Dhabi Ports took over the management of Marine Services and their operations in Zayed Port and established ‘Abu Dhabi Marine Services’ – a new and independent, 100% wholly-owned subsidiary.
With rapid growth and remarkable achievements, Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ expanded the area of operations to additional ports such as Khalifa Port, Musaffa Port and the ports of the Western Region. At the end of the year 2015, Abu Dhabi Marine Services has recorded over 7,000 Piloted Jobs, 17,000 man-hours and over 50,000 vessel moves, safely conducted within the year.
Boasting a team of experienced pilots who provide a 24 hour service seven days a week across the Emirate’s ports and beyond, Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ offers high quality, cost effective services such as vessel traffic services, pilotage, harbour towage, mooring, bunkering, as well as waste disposal.
Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ maintains all of the aid-to-navigation buoys and beacons along the coastline and waterways, ensuring the safe and efficient movement of vessels around the Emirate.
In addition, Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ operates a modern fleet, uses the latest port equipment and conducts ongoing training programmes to deliver both traditional marine services and a wide range of add-on services.
As part of Emiratisation Programme under the new management, Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ successfully established the first ever, all-Emirati Marine Services Team in 2014.
Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ is approved by Federal Transport Authority (FTA) to provide IALA world-wide Aid-to-Navigation (AtoN) level -2 Services and comply with the national and international requirements as per guidelines of DoT, FTA, IMO & GCC Codes.
Seabourne International is one of the region’s leading maritime and offshore service providers and system integrators focussing on engineering, construction and offshore operations. The company can offer innovative solutions for all types of jack-up units, rigs, production platforms and support vessels.
Established in France in 2006 as a representative to a handful of European manufacturers, the company today conducts business in 6 countries across three continents and represents over 15 leading brands. The main aim of Seaborne International is to be a one-stop-shop marine and offshore solutions provider and ensure its customer's requirements are complied with, in both technical and commercial terms.
By building close, long-term relationships, the company aims to deliver predictable, sustainable and profitable growth. This can be achieved by developing a robust strategy, strong management and leading operational performance.
Seaborne’s business model is structured around a risk based assessment of opportunities to meet the demand for fabrication, engineering and contracting services in the offshore and onshore oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. It promises to deliver smart, innovative and integrated solutions to the maritime and offshore industry and create added value to meet end-user requirements.
Sharjah Ports Authority
Sharjah Ports Authority manages the three commercial ports of Sharjah the only Emirate that has ports in both coasts of UAE.
Port Khalid located in the heart of Sharjah city is a multipurpose port of 21 berths handling container, break bulk, ro-ro, project and bulk products.
Hamriyah Port is located 15km north of Port Khalid on the Arabian Gulf adjoining the Hamriyah Free Zone which is one of the fastest growing economic zones in UAE and home to over 5000 companies. The port is also a multipurpose port and key gateway for Hamriyah Free Zone investors and industry located in the northern Emirates. The facility which has a quay of 1100 meters with a depth of 14 meters, an LPG and a petroleum product terminal.
Khorfakkan Port strategically located on the Gulf of Oman coast outside the sensitive Strait of Hormuz is a jewel in the crown of Sharjah. It is a major container port of UAE handling in excess of 3 million TEUs and is a port of call to the largest container ships presently plying the seas.
Knowledgeable and well trained customer oriented staff ensure true customer satisfaction.
Make Sharjah Ports your port of call.
SOHAR Port and Freezone
Situated in the Sultanate of Oman, midway between Dubai and Muscat, SOHAR Port and Freezone is a powerful combination of the vision of the government of Oman and the expertise of Port of Rotterdam. With current investments of US$25 billion, it is one of the world’s fastest growing port and free zone developments. SOHAR lies at the centre of global trade routes between Europe and Asia and its prime location avoids the additional costs of passing through the Strait of Hormuz. Ideal for growing businesses, SOHAR provides unequalled access to the fast diversifying Gulf States and Iran. New and uncongested highways link SOHAR directly to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; furthermore, SOHAR boasts a new airport with a planned capacity of 50 million tons of cargo a year. Equipped with deep-water jetties capable of handling the world’s largest ships, SOHAR has leading global partners that operate its container, dry bulk, liquid and gas terminals including Hutchison Whampoa, C. Steinweg Oman, Oiltanking Odfjell and Svitzer.
CEO SOHAR Port and Freezone
Executive Commercial Manager SOHAR Port and Freezone