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.
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.
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, Bahri has established itself as a global leader in logistics and transportation, having been playing a pivotal role in the advancement of the Middle East’s shipping sector and is committed to contributing towards realizing Saudi Arabia’s maritime goals as outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.
Bahri offers market-leading, technology-driven onshore and offshore solutions, both locally and internationally, through its six business units – Oil, Logistics, Chemicals, Dry Bulk, Ship Management, and Data. Diversification of business and expansion of services are key focus areas for Bahri in the next stage of its sustained growth.
Bahri has offices in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the U.S., and India, and maintains a vast network of agents globally. It serves 150 ports worldwide and is the leading direct full-liner service provider from the U.S. East Coast, Canada, and Gulf Coast ports to Jeddah, Dubai, Dammam, and Mumbai.
Bahri is one of the world’s largest owners and operators of VLCCs and the Middle East’s largest owner and operator of chemical tankers. It has a strong team of around 3,000 members and a diverse fleet of 87 vessels, including 41 VLCCs, 34 chemical and product tankers, 6 multipurpose ro-ro vessels, and 6 dry bulk carriers.
In 2019, Bahri joined Maritime Anti-Corruption Network to promote collective anti-bribery efforts in the maritime sector.
In Q2-2020, Bahri reported record financial results, the ever highest in its history, with a net profit surge of 1,569% compared to the same period in 2019.
For more details, please visit www.bahri.sa
CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal
CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal (CSPADT) in Khalifa Port-UAE, is the first overseas greenfield project of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited and the Middle East’s flagship gateway to the international shipping and logistics.
CSPADT aims to strengthen the shipping industry through the synergistic effect of COSCO SHIPPING’s sound industrial structure, global service network and integrated logistics. Significantly, the ‘strategic location’ can now serve all the shipping lines and connect to all international terminal networks in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.
CSPADT state-of-the-art container terminal facility has the design capacity of 2.5 million TEU. This semi-automated terminal also includes 1200 meters of quay length and 18.5 meters draft can accommodate world’s mega-vessels with carrying capacity over 21,000 TEU.
CSPADT is also facilitated with largest Container Freight Station (CFS) in the Middle East spanning 275,000 sqm of warehouse and open storage.
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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
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.
SAFEEN Group is the maritime services arm of AD Ports Group and a global maritime industry leader. SAFEEN is a provider of world-class integrated services, delivering value to customers across its international footprint. Focusing on key sectors – marine services, shipping including transshipment and feedering and offshore and subsea solutions. SAFEEN Group’s team of professionals and state-of-the art fleet ensure maximum efficiency, effectiveness and the highest international standards for its clients.
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.
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).
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
Global, sector-focused law firm HFW is now the largest shipping practice of any international law firm in the region for both disputes and transactional matters.
HFW has recently boosted its leading Middle East practice with the hire of top-ranked shipping and offshore marine partners Rob Lawrence and Ian Chung. Rob and Ian collectively have more than 30 years' experience in the Middle East, and join HFW's Dubai office from Clyde & Co.
HFW has operated in the Middle East for more than 15 years and now has 20 partners and over 50 lawyers in total across offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait City and Riyadh.
Our shipping lawyers provide a comprehensive full service offering to the global maritime business community. We have over 200 lawyers and 13 Master Mariners worldwide, specialising in maritime law, reflecting our long involvement in this field. Our maritime lawyers have a sound understanding of how the market works across dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, and transactional work. We represent the full spectrum of those involved in the industry, including shipowners and charterers, P&I Clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, marine insurance underwriters, governments, and brokers.
Our 20 Middle East Partners have more than 80 years’ experience servicing the maritime and offshore sectors across the region, supported by the largest team of dedicated shipping lawyers of any law firm in the Middle East hosting regional and English Law capability.
Ranked Band 1, Chambers Shipping 2022
“Absolute leaders in the UAE shipping market.” Chambers, 2021
MariApps Marine Solutions is a maritime digital solutions company focused on providing maritime enterprises with customized applications and software solutions, specifically its flagship product smartPAL. Headquartered in Singapore, MariApps has development centers in Mumbai and Kochi, India, and sales and support offices in Germany, Cyprus, Dubai, and France.
smartPAL is a maritime digital solution suite of products that increases efficiency for operational tasks, allowing users to manage numerous business functions on a web-based, cloud supported, and mobile compliant platform. smartPAL provides end-to-end solutions that support customers in eliminating manual reporting, enhancing decision making, and providing real-time insight into vessel operations and conditions.
MariApps’ maritime digital solutions cater to all aspects of the maritime industry, namely ship owning, ship management, marine travel, commercial, fleet performance, procurement, finance, port agency, catering onboard, safety, environmental compliance, electronic log book that support the success of maritime businesses. With a proven track record of delivering safe, reliable, and innovative solutions that successfully help streamline operations. MariApps has been the chosen partner for over 40 clients across the maritime industry to navigate their journey towards digitization.
MariApps is built on the strong pillars of integrity, honesty, passion, and commitment. MariApps aims to add value to all our customers by offering the most efficiently integrated maritime digital solutions. We encourage an environment of mutual respect and teamwork within MariApps, a value that we proudly extend to all our clients.
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.
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.
Jordan Academy of Maritime Studies
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.
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.