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.
ADNOC – Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
ADNOC Logistics & Services provides shipping, offshore logistics and onshore services.
As a global integrator of maritime logistics, the company leverages its international shipping
excellence and diversified services expertise through three main areas of activities: shipping,
offshore logistics, onshore services.
ADNOC Logistics & Services manages a comprehensive fleet of over 123 vessels and a
logistical base of over 1.4 million square meters. Its comprehensive offering plays a
considerable role in a broader ecosystem both in Abu Dhabi and internationally. ADNOC
Logistics & Services serves ADNOC Group as well as international customers, facilitating the
development of the UAE’s energy industries, fortifying the nation's position as a global
energy provider, and contributing to its overall economic growth.
ADNOC Logistics & Services is led by its CEO, Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, who joined
in April 2018 after a successful period as executive vice president at Abu Dhabi Ports.
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
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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
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Drydocks World’s Company Profile
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
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
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.
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Chairman and Managing Director
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Deputy Managing Director
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.
ASYAD’s shipping operations are unique in the GCC, in that they offer a truly integrated logistics solution which is flexible enough to meet the specific requirements of all regional and global businesses – either already operating in, or keen to enter, the expanding Middle East and Africa market.
Across our shipping services we operate a diversified fleet of 60 vessels with a total deadweight capacity (DWT) of 9.7 million to cater to customers’ needs and requirements including a mix of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), Product Tankers, LNG carriers, Chemical carriers, LPG Tankers, Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs) and Dry Bulk carriers as well as various regional container line services.
ASYAD provides its global customers with unique, integrated, end-to-end logistics solutions, market leading incentives and an ever-expanding range of services across the value chain. The Group offers various services include maritime transportation of Crude Oil, LNG, Chemical Products, Dry Bulk and Container. This includes ship owning, ship chartering and technical ship management activities.
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.
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.
Tomini Shipping is a leading ship ownership and management company with over 70 years of industry experience. The maritime industry is deeply engrained in our cultural heritage and our fleets have moved millions of tonnes of cargo worldwide.
Our vision is simple - to be the most trusted partner in global transportation and maritime services to our clients guided by our values and our commitment to safety, corporate responsibility and sustainability.
Our business philosophy is built on trust and building deep relationships that focus on long-term cooperation with our partners and clients. Our experienced teams work to create the highest level of value, reflecting our belief that diversity drives creativity, collaboration and understanding of client needs.
Tomini Shipping is wholly-owned by the Shaikh family. Our Dubai based management team provides technical maritime services for the fleet, whilst commercial management is handled through our partners Alpina Chartering in Denmark. Tomini Shipping in Delhi selects and trains the highest-calibre seafarers through our crew management centre.
Tomini is ISO 14001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified and committed to the highest levels of environmental, quality and health and safety management. Tomini Shipping is a member of The International Maritime Employer’s Council (IMEC).
KBI is a dynamic, diversified business conglomerate operating in the Middle East with a wide global connectivity. We are working with regional and international partners and investors; we always look for expanding our business opportunities in local and international markets with a strategic approach.
KBI was founded as part of the strategic initiatives taken by the GCC states to create an added IN-COUNTRY VALUE INITIATIVES & PROGRAMME and increase DIRECT INVETSMNET OPPERTUNITIES and since then it is committed towards the continuous developments of a range of sectors including oil & gas, energy, trade, natural resources, industry, navigation and many more business structures.
KBI takes advantage of varying economic conditions and gains ability to capitalize on many emerging economies. KBI and its subsidiaries are pioneers in their own areas of expertise and continue to achieve success and growth.
KBI keeps adding value to its business by providing dynamic leadership and assistance in projects development, operation management and investments, as well as formulation and implementation of corporate strategies and philosophies in order to achieve sustainable growth. We are part of the nation social and economic fabric locally and internationally.
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.
International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries. The RMI Registry is the second largest registry in the world, surpassing 158 million gross tons with 4,341 vessels at the end of February 2018.
IRI has a network of 28 worldwide offices located in major shipping and financial centers throughout the world that have the ability to register a vessel or yacht, including those under construction, record a mortgage or financing charter, incorporate a company, issue seafarer documentation, and service clientele.
The RMI fleet has received the highest ratings in port State control (PSC) international rankings and is the only major open registry to be included on the White Lists of both the Paris and Tokyo Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and has also met the flag criteria for a low risk ship under the Paris and Tokyo MoU’s New Inspection Regimes. At the same time, the RMI has maintained Qualship 21 status with the United States (US) Coast Guard (USCG) for 13 consecutive years. The RMI is the only one of the top three flag States that holds Qualship 21 status, an acknowledgment that is paramount for the RMI owners and operators.
The most important asset to the RMI Registry is its customers and IRI strives to provide them with full service from any office, 24 hours a day. By continuing to strengthen its team worldwide, IRI ensures a high level of customer service and continuous improvement of registry related services for the increasing number of RMI flagged vessels.