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
ASYAD Drydock is based at the Port of Duqm and strategically located close to global shipping routes benefitting customers by reducing deviation time. With a 2,800-meter quay, a water depth of 9-10 meters, 14 sets of jib cranes and two graving docks, the Drydock can handle vessels up to 600,000 DWT efficiently.
Commencing operations in 2011, the Drydock initially specialised in handling LNG and VLCC vessels before expanding into gas carriers, car carriers, bulk carriers, pipe layers, heavy lift ships, cruise vessels and oil tankers. Now, we provide ship maintenance and conversion facilities for all types of vessels offering a full range of general vessel repair services including engineering, electrical, propulsion, accommodation upgrades, fitting, blasting, and painting as well as procurement, testing, trials and class surveys.
ASYAD Dry Dock's considerable steel work capabilities and expertise enables the company to manage major and minor emergency repair projects swiftly and efficiently. In a further expansion to its services, ASYAD Dry Dock also designs and fabricates steel works for the petro-chemical industry, the construction and maintenance of off-shore platforms for the oil and gas industry and is increasingly investing in new technology. Moreover, ASYAD Dry Dock extended its service portfolio in 2017 by offering unique naval ship repair services following the signing of a joint venture (JV) agreement with Babcock International Group to establish Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND). With extensive expertise working with international navies around the globe, DND adds a strategically important dimension to ASYAD Dry Dock’s world-class ship repair and maintenance capabilities offering support to military forces operating in the region.
Over the past four decades since its inception, Bahri has firmly established itself as a global leader in logistics and transportation, thriving on a strong portfolio of service offerings and industry-leading capabilities. With an experienced workforce of over 4,000 employees and an impressive fleet of 89 vessels serving 150 ports worldwide, Bahri offers a diverse range of onshore and offshore solutions through its five business units – Bahri Oil, Bahri Logistics, Bahri Chemicals, Bahri Dry Bulk, and Bahri Ship Management. Bahri has also formed partnerships and joint ventures, including BahriBolloré Logistics and the National Grain Company, to cater to the evolving needs of the maritime sector and beyond.
An unremitting commitment to contributing to the sustainable development of its various stakeholders has remained the key driver of successes Bahri has achieved on its 43-year journey. Determined to deliver on its ambitious vision to create value and share prosperity by connecting economies through excellence in global logistics solutions, the company emphasizes the social, economic, and environmental impact of its strategy, objectives, and operations.
Bahri has also been playing a vital role in driving growth in the regional shipping industry and finds itself at the forefront of efforts to actualize the Saudi Vision 2030 goal to transform Saudi Arabia into a unique logistics hub and international transportation gateway to three continents, namely Asia, Europe, and Africa. Bahri has made significant contributions to developing a qualified local talent pool and the diversification of the national economy. For more details about Bahri, please visit www.bahri.sa
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.
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
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.
In the maritime industry
DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry.
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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DNV GL – Maritime
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DNV GL – Maritime
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.
Dubai Maritime City
Dubai Maritime City is a multi-purpose built maritime centre that will create an exclusive atmosphere for the international marine & maritime community, divided into two precinct: industrial and commercial.
- Industrial Precinct: As the sole specialized marine & maritime cluster in the region, DMC has managed to develop a well established industrial precinct that covers all marine & maritime industry needs under one umbrella; ship repair, ship owners, technical expertise and marine suppliers. It also provides entire infrastructure that includes offices, workshops, warehouses, showrooms, shops, yacht manufacturing and ship repair plots.
- Commercial Precinct: DMC offers mix use freehold plots that are intended to be developed to consist of retail, residential & office towers and promenade.
Our superb strategic location makes us attractive to marine & maritime industry which will reinforce our goal towards an integrated worldwide marine & maritime cluster
- Create a Platform to support marine & maritime repairs for wooden Dhows & Super Yachts
- Attract leading players in the industry to use this platform
- Support the industry with the right infrastructure
- Create real estate to support this industry
- Establishment of integrated management process for yard operations & property management
Essar Ports specializes in development and operations of Ports and Terminals for handling dry bulk, break bulk, liquid and general cargo. It is one of the largest private sector port companies in India by capacity and throughput. It has four 1 operational terminals in India across Hazira and Salaya (all in the state of Gujarat) on the west coast, and one each in Visakhapatnam and Paradip on the east coast. Overseas Port assets of Essar include one each in the UK and Canada. The port terminal in UK is integrated with the Essar Oil UK refinery in Stanlow, Manchester, while the Canadian Port is integrated with Algoma Steel Plant in Ontario. Current operational Port Terminal capacity in India is 95 MMTPA and the same is expected to reach 110 MMTPA.
The Hazira port terminal in Gujarat is an all-weather, deep-draft port terminal capable of handling dry bulk, liquid and break bulk cargo. The Paradip dry bulk terminal is an all-weather, deep-draft facility integrated Essar Steel Pellet Plant and handles dry bulk cargo. The Vizag terminal caters to the iron ore traffic and handles both domestic and export shipments. The Company’s newly commissioned dry bulk terminal at Salaya has increased its dry bulk cargo handling capacity by 20 MMTPA on the west coast of India.
The new capacity will be added through the expansion of the Hazira Port Terminal and other Projects in pipeline. Essar has also recently signed a concession for development of 20 MMTPA dry bulk (coal) terminal in Beira Port with Government of Mozambique.
Essar positively impacts the lives of all stakeholders including employees and the communities living close to its facilities. Community initiatives aim to enhance livelihoods through programs focused on entrepreneurship, education, empowering women, infrastructure, environment and health. It sees involving community leaders as key to success. Essar has transformed the neighboring areas of its operations by planting thousands of trees and laying water pipelines. Essar generates direct and indirect employment for thousands of people in the region it operates.
Essar Ports adheres to stringent Health, Safety & Environment standards wherever they
operate. Essar Ports drives continual improvement and its facilities are accredited with:
- International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) compliance
- Gold Award for Occupational Health & Safety from The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), UK
- ISO 9001:2008 certification for Quality Management
- ISO 14001:2004 certification for Environment Management
- ISO 28000:2007 certification for Security Management
- Awarded 5 Star certification for Environment Management System; the first facility to get a double five star in its very first audit
- ISO/TS 29001:2007 certification for Quality Management - Petroleum Sector
- OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for Occupational Health
- Greentech Award for Safety Management, Environment Management
- CII Award for Excellence in Terminal Operations
- Golden Peacock Award for Environment Management
- CSR Award for Best Practices
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 (IPANDI) as a 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 10th 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, IPANDI headquarters was officially established is in Dubai, without the need for sponsorship in 2004. With more than 485 independent firms and consultants as well as surveyors and by assistance of the Club two rep offices in Jakarta and Athens , IPANDI provides the most comprehensive and tailor-made covers to its members for protecting their third party legal liabilities and expenses up to the limit of liability USD 1 Billion as well as FD&D, Charterers’ Liability, Loss of Hire, War Risk, while the Club can provide H&M and K&R through its associate companies.
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) was established in 1957 by a group of Kuwaiti visionaries whom envisioned the transportation of Kuwaiti Oil and LPG via seas to meet the worldwide energy demand.
In 1980, KOTC became a government entity under the umbrella of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) established by the government to represent Kuwait State in the Marine industry around the world.
The Company is mainly involved in the ownership and management of Marine tankers engaged in the transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
As the transportation arm of KPC, KOTC operates a modern balanced fleet of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), Petroleum Product Tankers and LPG Carriers to maintain a strategic coverage of KPC’s oil exports to all customers in the globe.
KOTC is recognized as one of the top tanker companies in the world, and its vessels have regularly gained industry acclaim for design innovation, energy efficiency and for setting performance benchmarks.
In 2020 KOTC completed the last phase of its building projects by having 8 new tankers ranging from Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), Medium Range Product tankers and LPG Carriers thus, completing the modernization and expansion of its fleet, which now stands at a total of 30 vessels.
KOTC also operates a Marine Agency Branch, acting as sole agent of all tankers calling at Kuwait’s sea ports and two LPG Filling Branches 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
SAFEEN Group, the driving force behind AD Ports Group's Maritime Cluster, has achieved significant milestones and cemented its position as the largest diversified provider of maritime services in the region.
Through strategic partnerships and acquisitions, SAFEEN Group has successfully expanded its integrated business, encompassing three core areas - Shipping & Transshipment, Offshore & Subsea Solutions, and Marine Services, catering to customers across the Middle East and beyond.
The shipping services consists of NVOCC, Container Feedering, Dry Bulk, Crude Shipping and Tanker Operations. Additionally, SAFEEN Transshipment delivers robust cost-effective transshipment support and barging services. In recent years, we expanded our offshore and subsea business to offer a wide range of subsea solutions and surveys for offshore oil & gas and construction industries. Finally, the Marine Services sector offers end-to end-maritime port services including towage and pilotage.
In 2022, SAFEEN Group acquired an 80% stake in Global Feeder Shipping. This acquisition led to creation of the world's largest independent feeder services operator, bolstering SAFEEN Group’s fleet, expertise, and operational presence in new regions.
SAFEEN Group’s joint venture with Premier Marine, entitled SAFEEN Drydocks, marked a significant milestone for the Group as it offers a comprehensive range of vital maritime services, including drydocking, afloat repairs, shipbuilding, and refurbishment.
Furthermore, the Group also launched a new direct shipping service dedicated to Ro-Ro transportation
in the Gulf region.
Contributing to the growth and development of the UAE's maritime industry, SAFEEN Group continues to extend its services to a wider customer base, solidifying its position as a trusted provider of maritime solutions in the region, which reflects its commitment to innovation, strategic growth, and delivering exceptional maritime services to its customers.
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