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.
Emiri Decree no. (6) established Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in 2006, as part of the restructuring of the commercial ports sector in the Emirate. It is a Private Joint Stock Company (PJSC) owned by Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP), Mubadala Development Company (MDC) and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners (MIP). ADT secured the exclusive rights in 2012 by signing a 30-year concession agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to operations and management of a container terminal at Khalifa Port.
It owns and operates, the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), region’s first semi-automated and most technologically advanced container terminal at Khalifa Port. Already operating on a grand scale, it is the central platform for maritime trade and pivotal to future growth as Abu Dhabi underscores its position as the region’s trade capital.
KPCT was officially inaugurated for commercial operations on 12/12/12. Since the official inauguration, KPCT has seen a 300% increase in its traffic. Congestion-free access combined with a robust network of air, road and future rail connections ensures your cargo reaches its next destination safely and seamlessly.
Some of the salient features of KPCT are-
First semi-automated container terminal in the region
Able to handle the largest container vessels currently in service
Annual handling capacity of 2.5 Million TEU
In addition, ADT has a dedicated logistics division that provides integrated port-centric supply chain solutions – from loading and unloading import/export cargo at our offshore warehouses, to collection and delivery of containers at the quayside, through to packaging and palletizing for onward distribution throughout the UAE and GCC . KPCT offers almost 2.5 million square feet of warehousing space and packaging facility that handle in excess of 1.5 Million Tons of polymer products per annum.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company PJSC (ADSB) provides a highly focused team of new construction, repair and through-life maintenance specialists. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, ADSB offers its broader client portfolio the very highest standards of construction, maintenance and repair, refit and upgrade of a wide range of ships and offshore units including commercial vessels, rigs and offshore support vessels, dredgers and other workboats, as well as its military products range. The company has expertise in steel, aluminium, fibreglass and composite materials.
ADSB leverages its reputation, central location and global network of strategic partners to consolidate its position as a leading shipbuilder and support contractor for naval, military and commercial operators in the region.
ADSB is 10 percent owned by Abu Dhabi’s government, 40 percent owned by Mubadala Development Company, and 50 percent publicly traded on the ADX, Abu Dhabi’s Securities Exchange. The company employs more than 1000 employees
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
As COSCO SHIPPING Lines's world-class vessels, global shipping network and sales and service network with its local experience in the respective regional market of the world will be able to offer its customers an integrated and high-quality services across the container shipping value chain.
The vision of China COSCO Shipping is to undertake the mission of globalizing Chinese economy, consolidate advantageous resources, take global shipping, integrated logistics, and shipping related financial services as core business, and develop diversified industrial clusters, so as to build a world-leading business entity that provides integrated logistics and supply chain services.
Focusing on four strategic dimensions, which are “scale growth, profitability, anti-cyclical capability and building a global company”, the Group highlights the “6+1” industrial clusters layout. The “6” is shipping, logistics, finance, equipment manufacturing, shipping services, and social services industrial clusters. The “1” means “Internet Plus” business based on business model innovation. This layout will help facilitate the integration of shipping factors and build a world-class logistics service provider.
Wang Haimin – Managing Director – COSCO SHIPPING Lines
Wang Song – President – COSCO SHIPPING WEST ASIA FZE.
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.
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Over the past 36 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 completes over 300 projects a year on average,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 have been constructed in Drydocks World, breaking records for some of the largest new build offshore fabrication projects worldwide.
The yard has received numerous awards and accolades including the British Safety Council’s prestigious “5 Star” rating for the past 14 years and the “Sword of Honor” on 11 occasions. Drydocks World aims to consistently deliver excellence and achieve further success for the UAE’s maritime industry, positioning Drydocks World as an international yard of choice.
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
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
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
(GNH) is a fully integrated and synergized organization with a multifunctional business. It is the only maritime and shipping company listed in the Dubai Financial Market since February 2007 under the symbol “GULFNAV”. The company is headquartered in Dubai, with own branch offices inside port of Fujairah, Khorfakkan, Abu Dhabi and overseas office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in addition to other offices in more than 9 countries worldwide.
GNH owns and operates a fleet of Chemical and Oil Tankers, Offshore Vessels, Marine and Ship Repair Services. The company’s fleet is expected to double (20 ships) by Q2, 2020. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company accredited by Bureau Veritas, GHN is committed to adhering to the requirements of the international management code for the safe operations of vessels, pollution prevention and environmental control including compliance with all the applicable international laws, regulations and requirements.
GNH constantly works to upgrade its operations and provide high-quality services to local and international markets. This opens new opportunities to improve GHN’s services to existing customers while attracting new customers.
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.
Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies (JAMS) is an educational institution specialized in Maritime Education and Training (MET). It was established in January 2004 with a view to provide local Arab and the international maritime markets with highly qualified navigating officers and marine engineers. JAMS is a quality focused maritime institution providing comprehensive services of (MET) while committed to customers, employees, owners and the maritime community in general.
JAMS is specialized in providing the following services:
Maritime studies (officer in charge of a navigation watch (2 nd Mate), Chief Mate, Master (F.G.), officer in charge of an engineering watch (3 rd Engineer), 2nd Engineer, Chief Engineer, ETO).
Maritime Training (basic safety courses, ECDIS, GOC, BTM, ERM, ….).
Other courses (Accounting, Marketing, Quality, Management, Logistics, Inventory, Maintenance, ….) as related to the maritime studies.
Consultations (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001).
Market researches Studies.
JAMS is a maritime educational institution accredited by Jordan Maritime Commission (Ministry of Transport) which is responsible for Maritime Education and Training in Jordan. Besides, Jordan is on the IMO white list of countries, which fulfil the provisions of STCW 1978 as amended. EU has also acknowledged the Jordanian Certificates of Competency following the audit of educational and training systems adopted by the Academy.
JAMS Quality Management System (QMS) complies with ISO 9001:2015 requirements. It holds the certificate from Lloyd’s Resister/UK as the first Jordanian educational organization in Jordan that upgrades to the new standard, the scope of which comprises (MET) according to STCW 1978 as amended, in addition to managerial consultancy services.
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 – 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.
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.
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.
Al Safina Security (ALSS) is a global security provider that offers a wide range of services as:
Exclusive yacht security
ALSS was established in 2011 and has grown to the international security services provider concentrating on actual trends and industry demands, having in its database more than 500 security operators, covering over 50 critical choke points, protecting more than 2,000 vessels.
ALSS Command and Control Centre provides 24/7 monitoring services in order to track, detect and prevent any suspicious activity that can be a potential threat to our client or his assets.
Al SafinaSecurity fully complies with applicable and relevant international and national laws and regulatory requirements. We ensure legal compliance and full adherence to the International Security Standards.ALSS is fully ISO/PAS 9001:2008, ISO/PAS 28007:2013 &ISO/PAS 28007-1:2015 accredited, that guarantees our clients efficient services to be delivered through effective risk management following and adhering the regulative norms developed by the industry.