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
ADNATCO & NGSCO
As the shipping arm of ADNOC and its Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company and National Gas Shipping Company Ltd. (ADNATCO NGSCO) delivers the UAE’s energy to the world.
Guided by our mission of providing safe, efficient and environmentally responsive transportation of cargo by sea; NGSCO tankers carry LNG from ADGAS’ liquefaction plant at Das Island in the Arabian Gulf to our customers in Japan.
ADNATCO is involved in the global transportation of petroleum products and bulk cargo of sulphur as well as polyethylene produced by ADNOC’s petrochemicals subsidiary Borouge from its plant in Ruwais.
We have expanded our fleet by taking delivery of 17 new vessels in 2010-2011. The new vessels comprise handy-sized bulk carriers, Panamax and Aframax tankers and bulk carriers.
With the new ships, ADNATCO & NGSCO became a major regional shipping company with diversified ships varying between LNG, bulk carriers, chemical and products tankers as well container vessels.
To further support our effective operations, the functions of the two companies’ support services were merged in 2009. The objective of the merger was to consolidate and re-engineer the existing structures of ADNATCO & NGSCO and to provide integrated support services, secured operational efficiencies and maximized cost effective utilization of resources.
As part of our commitment to provide a safe and secure working environment for our employees and to prevent pollution in all forms, our fleet receives high standard training on-board, from the company mobile trainer. We use environmentally-friendly gas in our ships and we have excellent class endorsed ballast water management. Our fleet is also provides a very high occupational health standard in line with ADNOC and international governance.
It is, therefore, through this policy of total safety, efficient operations, investing in human resources and being environmentally responsive that we successfully deliver the UAE’s energy to the world.
Al Salam Insurance
Al Salam was set up in 1982, with honour, faith, integrity, trust, commitment and expertise as its bedrock principles. Today, the company is a premier resource centre of cutting edge expertise addressing the many complex issues raised by wealth in the new global village.
Spearheading Al Salam’s multifarious initiatives is Subash Chandra Shukla (B. Com – Actuarial Science), its Managing Director. Alongside him, Umesh Gupta, Mahmoud Aldodeh and Dr. Prakash Patil eminent veterans in the field, from the top management. Around them, they have assimilated a team of qualified and experienced human assets.
Over the years, Al Salam has evolved as an acknowledged specialist in Demolition Voyage Insurance and all other classes of Insurance- General, Marine Cargo, Marine Hull & Machinery, Protection & Indemnity, Medical, Life, Jewellers’, Block etc.
It is associated with preeminent underwriters such as GIC Re, Aegon, Swiss RE, Skuld Beazley, Brit, Canopius, AXA, New India Assurance, Oriental Insurance, Tokio Marine, RSA, Oman Insurance, Arab Orient Insurance Co. and Al Sagr National Insurance Company.
Al Salam serves its worldwide clientele from its corporate centres in Dubai and Sharjah (plans to open offices in Singapore and UK are underway. Plus, it recently acquired substantial stake in a large broking firm in India.)
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Clarksons Platou is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services and supports its international clients through a global network of offices across five continents.
The recent acquisition by Clarksons of the RS Platou Group brought together two heritage businesses and the new Group is now positioned as the lead provider of Chartering, Sale and Purchase, Newbuilding and Demolition across all sectors of shipping and offshore.
The Group’s financial division is engaged in providing debt and equity capital solutions as well as risk management strategies to our clients, whilst also offering debt restructuring, corporate finance and equity research across global maritime, oil services and natural resources sectors.
All of this is underpinned by Clarksons Research Services, the market leader in providing authoritative leading data and analysis to the shipping and offshore industries.
D P World
DP World, UAE Region is part of DP World – the leading enabler of global trade. The DP World, UAE Region portfolio includes Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal and Coastal Berth, Mina Al Hamriya in Dubai city and three Zones: Jebel Ali Free Zone “Jafza”, National industries Park “NIP” and Dubai Auto Zone “DAZ”, Dubai trade & World Security.
DP World, UAE Region operates Jebel Ali Port – our poly-functional flagship facility. Jebel Ali Port is the largest seaport in the Middle East and a premier gateway for over 90 weekly services connecting more than 140 ports worldwide. Jebel Ali port has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 24 consecutive years and is ranked amongst the largest container ports worldwide. It has the world’s largest man-made harbour.
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is one of the world’s leading free trade zones, home to over 7,500 multinational companies. Jafza accounts for almost 32% of total FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flow into the country and it sustains the employment of more than 150,000 people in the United Arab Emirates. In 2017, Jafza generated trade worth USD 83.1 billion.
Jebel Ali Port & Freezone are strategically located at the crossroads of a region providing market access to over 2.5 billion people. As an integrated multi-modal hub it offers sea, air and land connectivity, complemented by extensive logistics facilities. Jebel Ali Port & free zone contributes 21% of Dubai’s GDP on a yearly basis.
DP World, UAE Region plays a vital role in the economy of Dubai and the UAE. We aim to be essential to the bright future of regional trade, by setting the standard for technological and logistical capabilities.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions for our customers. For further information, please visit our website: www.dpworld.ae
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.
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we in DNVGL are working to fulfill this obligation to society and all stake holders. DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping our customers to make the world safer, smarter and greener.
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Our Vision for making a Global impact for a safe and sustainable future supports the Global shipping industry. Our Rules, guidelines and advisory services help enhance safety, quality & environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest 5% of our revenue in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.
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Over the past 35 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 dry docks, 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 a prestigious “5 Star” rating from the British Safety Council for the past 14 years and the BSC “Sword of Honor” on 11 occasions. The yard has been recognized at the Offshore Jack-up’s Middle East 2017 Awards as the Rig Repair Yard of the Year, and as the Shipyard of the Year at the 2017 Maritime Standard Awards. 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.
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, affiliated institution to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation. The achievement was adopted by the 10 th OIC Summit 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, IPIC 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 in 2009 while Istanbul and Cairo are in IPIC’s future plans, the Athens rep. Office is becoming the club’s pathway into European markets.
IPIC provide the most comprehensive and tailor-made covers 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 FD&D, Charterers’ Liability, Loss of Hire, War Risk, H&M 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.
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
60 years of achievements and leadership
Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) was incorporated in 1957 by a group of pioneers who had a vision on the importance of oil as a main source of energy. In confirmation of the vision and insight of those pioneers, they decided to acquire an oil tanker. The first tanker” KAZIMAH” was acquired with an aggregate load of 49,000 tons. Over time, oil became of a great importance and the international demand for oil substantially increased. Hence, transporting oil in its crude, refined and liquefied gas forms became necessary. Accordingly, the fleet of KOTC has been upgraded.
Following the incorporation of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) in 1980, KOTC became responsible of the sector of transporting the crude oil, refined oil products and the Liquefied petroleum gas. In addition, KOTC also operates the Marine Agency Branch which is the sole agent for all the tankers calling at the Kuwaiti sea ports. KOTC also has an LPG Filling Branches in Shuaiba & Umm Al-Aish that fill liquefied gas cylinders and distributed them in all regions of Kuwait.
The Company's Fleet Vessels
KOTC owns a distinguished fleet of Ships that consists of 28 tankers, divided between 12 Very Large Crude Oil tankers, 12 different petroleum products tankers of various sizes, and 4 gigantic gas tankers. The total cargo of the fleet is 4,7 million metric tons, which is the equivalent of 339,387 million oil barrels, and the average age of the fleet is 7 years.
The company was keen to modernize its fleet through building tankers that comply with the latest international designs and that have the latest technical and technological features. In addition to that, the new company>s tankers are considered to be an example of the environmental friendly tankers, as they are equipped with systems to limit gas admissions from the oil cargo as a result of temperature variation and the change of weather while sailing from one port to another.
Marine Agency branch was established in 1959 and it is one of the subsidiaries of KOTC, which is in turn a subsidiary of KPC. It is also the only agency that provides services to all the tankers in the territorial waters and Kuwaiti ports.
The Marine Agency branch has obtained ISO14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 and these International Standards are renewed according to the required terms and specifications related to health, safety, and environmental issues.
The Marine Agency branch provides services for more than 1,400 tankers that visit Kuwaiti ports every year. The Marine Agency branch is divided into 3 main departments that include several sections which cooperate to provide services for all tankers that visit Kuwaiti ports, in addition to providing services for the company>s crew members.
LPG Filling Branches “Shuaiba & Um Al-Aish”
In 1960 the company was granted the right to market and distribute the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in local market as an alternative to other types of domestic fuels.
In January 1962, the First Gas Filling Plant was constructed and put into operation at Shuwaikh Industrial Area with production capacity of about one million cylinders (12 kg)per year. However, with the increase in the population, it became necessary to increase production capacity to meet local market consumption.
In 1985, all LPG Operations has been transferred to Shuaiba Industrial Area where New Plant was built to serve the whole market demand with idle production capacity of 6.5 million Cyl./year. With the continued increase in the local market demand, the company arranged with State
Authorities to allocate a land at the north side of the country in order to serve the urban expansion of residential areas at the north of Kuwait. The state authority granted the company a land in Umm Al-Aish Area. Consequently, the company has signed a contract with international contractor in late 2010, to design & build a new LPG Filling Plant.
In early 2015, the new plant in Umm Al-Aish area has entered into service with idle production capacity of 14.5 million Cyl./year. with such production capacities using the state-of-the-art- technologies of both plants, the market demand will satisfied till year 2030.
The company pays a lot of concern in providing assurance of quality and safety of this service to
consumers in state of Kuwait.
LUKOIL Marine Lubricants is a company specializing in the production and marketing of marine lubricants worldwide.
It was founded by LUKOIL, the leading Russian company in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of petroleum products. LUKOIL was established in 1991 and is now the world's largest privately owned oil and gas company by proven reserves of crude oil, operating “From the Wellhead to the Gas Station”. LUKOIL Lubricants is responsible for over 40 per cent of all lubricants produced in Russia and markets these products in at least 58 countries across the globe.
In 2007 LUKOIL decided to bring its expertise in lubricants technology to the maritime industry and founded LUKOIL Marine Lubricants as a stand-alone global sales and marketing business offering customers outstanding operational and technical service based on an in-depth knowledge of marine lubricants. Customers can count on excellent support developedby people who know the business, from order manager to CEO.
LUKOIL Marine Lubricants offers a state-of-the-art marine grade range comprising main and minor grades of proven quality, exceeding OEM specifications. LUKOIL’s engine oils (main grades) provide excellent deposit and wear control and meet the demands of latest and highly rated engine designs. The minor grade range is produced in cooperation with FUCHS Europe Schmierstoffe GmbH, which ensures that high quality products for ancillary machinery are globally available at all times.
LUKOIL Marine Lubricants was formed to service you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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
Nakilat – Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (N-KOM) is a joint-venture between Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat), the world’s leading transporter of LNG, and Keppel Offshore & Marine, the global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion, and specialised shipbuilding.
Drawing on the expertise and experience of its parent companies, N-KOM offers repair, conversion, fabrication and maintenance services for marine, offshore and onshore vessels/structures. Situated within the world-class Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard complex, N-KOM is strategically located near to gas terminals in the Port of Ras Laffan and in close proximity to offshore activities in the Arabian Gulf.
The facility comprises of two graving docks (400m x 80m, 360m x 66m), a VLCC floating dock (405m x 66m), berthing capacity of 3150m, mobile boat hoists (300T & 1,100T), workshops and sub-contractor facilities on-site.
Certified by API for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18000, N-KOM prides itself as a provider of choice for safe, reliable and quality services and continues to forge strong partnerships with a broad range of clients and service vendors worldwide. Having delivered projects for various industry players, N-KOM is the preferred shipyard delivering solutions in the Arabian Gulf.
Abu Bakar Mohd Nor
Senior Commercial Manager
Oman Shipping Company
Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C. (OSC) is a closed joint stock national shipping company that was established in 2003 as the logistics pillar in the supply chain initially linking energy export hubs in the Sultanate with markets across the globe. Over the years, OSC has evolved into a well-diversified ocean-going shipping fleet equipped to handle a wide range of commodities, notably crude oil, LNG, LPG, refined petroleum fuels, chemicals, minerals and even containers.
Today, OSC operates a fleet of around 49 ships of a total tonnage aggregating 8 million DWT approximately. Complementing its offerings as an integrated maritime shipping services provider are its subsidiaries, namely Oman Ship Management Company (OSMC), Oman Charter Company (OCC), and Oman Container Line (OCL). OSMC, which is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001 certified for internationally recognized best practices in ship management standards, currently manages 42 ships, encompassing full technical management of owned and third-party vessels.
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.
Samsara is one of the leading, fastest growing and most reputed Shipping Agency Groups in India.
With our core competencies fully focused on the business of shipping, we enjoy the enviable distinction of being a trendsetter in the Industry
The Group today is holding an enviable position as a market leader in the Indian Shipping Agency and Freight fraternity and also being one of the youngest companies in the industry to establish a network of nationwide offices providing Professional Shipping Agency solutions to its worldwide Principals and Customers. Samsara has in the span of these few years, dynamically grown to a staff-strength of over 400 personnel managing 55+ owned offices across various Port locations and ICDs in India, an achievement second to none in the Indian sub-continent.
Our service portfolio encompasses Shipping Agency (Container Liner, Bulk, Break Bulk, Project Cargo, RoRo, Tank containers and Tanker agency services), Logistics, Freight forwarding, Rail movements, CFS, ICDs and terminals and Road Transport, thereby providing value driven, customer centric solutions…
The Samsara group believes its most valuable asset is its people. It is they who contribute to building lasting relationships with customers. An interconnected network of office branches with world-class ERP systems provides full control and transparency.
Coupled with our cutting-edge technology is that essential personal touch that our people provide to each of our Principals, Shippers and Customers.
The mission with which the Samsara group was founded still remains our driving force. Building relationships has inspired our growth and has given us the strength to aim higher.
Capt. Pankaj Mehrotra, Vice President-Business Development- Bulk and Break Bulk
Mr. Manu Nagpal, General Manager-Business Development- Containers
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.
Sical Logistics Ltd.
Sical Logistics Ltd., founded in 1955, is India's leading integrated logistics solutions provider with over five decades of experience in providing end to end logistics solutions. In 2011, Sical was acquired by the Coffee Day group, one of India's fastest growing business conglomerates with interests ranging from coffee plantations and agri-businesses, commodity exports, stakeholdings in leading IT and embedded technology companies, real estate and hospitality.
While traditionally known for its stevedoring, customs handling, trucking and steamer agency businesses, Sical today has made significant investments in logistics related infrastructure and operates mechanized port terminals (container and bulk), container freight stations, container rakes, rail and road terminals. In addition to above, Sical also provides offshore support services to the oil and gas industry and owns and operates cutter suction dredger.
With its extensive experience in handling bulk commodities over the decades, Sical has entered the mining space with innovative mining and cargo handling solutions at mines.
At Sical every aspect of logistics namely port handling, road and rail transport, warehousing, shipping etc. are combined as an integrated logistics solutions and tailored to meet individual client needs. This is aided by investments in state of the art Infrastructure, equipment and handling facilities to provide cargo handling efficiency. Sical also offers comprehensive custom made yet cost effective solutions depending on specific needs enhancing flexibility, safety and reliability norms.
R. Ram Mohan
Capt. Ramesh K N
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
Emirates Classification, TASNEEF was established in 2012 as the First Classification Society in United Arab Emirates as well as in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and Arab world. On July 8th 2013, the National Transport Authority (NTA), who is the Maritime Administration for the UAE, officially recognized Emirates Classification, TASNEEF to act on their behalf to conduct statutory surveys and certifications. TASNEEF has rapidly established and followed the company core values, vision, and mission, to be the preeminent Classification Authority in the UAE. The primary mission of TASNEEF is to serve the UAE's interest, as well as the needs of our clients by promoting the security and safety of life and property, and protecting and preserving the natural environment in our vital Maritime Domain and to promote Emiratization and to provide training and career paths for the UAE men and women.
TASNEEF has initially operated in the UAE market, with plans for regional and world-wide expansion. TASNEEF has demonstrated through partnerships and projects to be an effective and efficient provider of marine and offshore Classification Services. TASNEEF continually achieves this through strategic agreements with established Classification Societies, Experienced Leadership, Professional Staff, to apply Leading Edge Technologies. TASNEEF provides the Maritime Industry locally and regionally the highest international standards relating to Safety, Environment, Comfort of life and property, and Environment Protection and Prevention aboard Maritime centric assets through certification processes for the following; Ship Classification, Statutory Services, Certification of Materials and Components, Maritime and Naval Advisory, and Training.
United Arab Shipping Company
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) is a global shipping company based in the Middle East. Founded in 1976, UASC has more than 185 offices around the world. The company is the largest container shipping line in the Middle East region and adjacent markets, covering over 240 ports and destinations worldwide. UASC offers containerized cargo transportation, temperature controlled (reefer) and out of gauge cargo amongst other value added services to a diversified global client-base.
UASC is currently implementing one of the industry’s largest and most technologically advanced new building programs, with seventeen new vessels on order; six 18,800 TEU and eleven 15,000 TEU containerships. UASC’s cutting-edge vessel designs have been developed with a focus on cost efficiency and enhanced environmental friendliness. These vessels will be the first ultra large containerships in the industry to be delivered ‘LNG ready’, which is expected to further reduce the environmental impact.