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, 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
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
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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
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.
Muhammad Tahir Lakhani
Chairman and Managing Director
Muhammad Ali Lakhani
Deputy Managing Director
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
60 years of achievements and leadership
Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) was incorporated in 1957 by a group of pioneers who had a vision on the importance of oil as a main source of energy. In confirmation of the vision and insight of those pioneers, they decided to acquire an oil tanker. The first tanker” KAZIMAH” was acquired with an aggregate load of 49,000 tons. Over time, oil became of a great importance and the international demand for oil substantially increased. Hence, transporting oil in its crude, refined and liquefied gas forms became necessary. Accordingly, the fleet of KOTC has been upgraded.
Following the incorporation of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) in 1980, KOTC became responsible of the sector of transporting the crude oil, refined oil products and the Liquefied petroleum gas. In addition, KOTC also operates the Marine Agency Branch which is the sole agent for all the tankers calling at the Kuwaiti sea ports. KOTC also has an LPG Filling Branches in Shuaiba & Umm Al-Aish that fill liquefied gas cylinders and distributed them in all regions of Kuwait.
The Company's Fleet Vessels
KOTC owns a distinguished fleet of Ships that consists of 28 tankers, divided between 12 Very Large Crude Oil tankers, 12 different petroleum products tankers of various sizes, and 4 gigantic gas tankers. The total cargo of the fleet is 4,7 million metric tons, which is the equivalent of 339,387 million oil barrels, and the average age of the fleet is 7 years.
The company was keen to modernize its fleet through building tankers that comply with the latest international designs and that have the latest technical and technological features. In addition to that, the new company>s tankers are considered to be an example of the environmental friendly tankers, as they are equipped with systems to limit gas admissions from the oil cargo as a result of temperature variation and the change of weather while sailing from one port to another.
Marine Agency branch was established in 1959 and it is one of the subsidiaries of KOTC, which is in turn a subsidiary of KPC. It is also the only agency that provides services to all the tankers in the territorial waters and Kuwaiti ports.
The Marine Agency branch has obtained ISO14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 and these International Standards are renewed according to the required terms and specifications related to health, safety, and environmental issues.
The Marine Agency branch provides services for more than 1,400 tankers that visit Kuwaiti ports every year. The Marine Agency branch is divided into 3 main departments that include several sections which cooperate to provide services for all tankers that visit Kuwaiti ports, in addition to providing services for the company>s crew members.
LPG Filling Branches “Shuaiba & Um Al-Aish”
In 1960 the company was granted the right to market and distribute the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in local market as an alternative to other types of domestic fuels.
In January 1962, the First Gas Filling Plant was constructed and put into operation at Shuwaikh Industrial Area with production capacity of about one million cylinders (12 kg)per year. However, with the increase in the population, it became necessary to increase production capacity to meet local market consumption.
In 1985, all LPG Operations has been transferred to Shuaiba Industrial Area where New Plant was built to serve the whole market demand with idle production capacity of 6.5 million Cyl./year. With the continued increase in the local market demand, the company arranged with State
Authorities to allocate a land at the north side of the country in order to serve the urban expansion of residential areas at the north of Kuwait. The state authority granted the company a land in Umm Al-Aish Area. Consequently, the company has signed a contract with international contractor in late 2010, to design & build a new LPG Filling Plant.
In early 2015, the new plant in Umm Al-Aish area has entered into service with idle production capacity of 14.5 million Cyl./year. with such production capacities using the state-of-the-art- technologies of both plants, the market demand will satisfied till year 2030.
The company pays a lot of concern in providing assurance of quality and safety of this service to
consumers in state of Kuwait.
Oman Drydock Company
Established in September 2006 as a wholly owned entity of the Government of Sultanate of Oman (GOSO), Oman Drydock Company SAOC (ODC) truly embodies the spirit of a nation that stands tall amongst the strong economies in the region.
ODC has been established under the master plan of Duqm area that is being propelled by the GOSO with the aim of diversification of industry structure and regionally balanced growth in Oman. The company’s business involves Ship Repair & Conversion, characteristics of which will reflect a combination of intensive human involvement and sophisticated technology. Operating one of the largest graving docks in the region, ODC with its geographical advantage, has started attracting the attention of major shipping and ship management companies worldwide.
A 10-year management contract in place between ODC and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd (DSME) in South Korea, a leading shipbuilder in the world, will ensure complete organization for talent, experience and technology to the benefit of Oman in the diversification of its economy.
ODC is looking into a promising future for its stakeholders with estimated revenues of about USD 225 million and a 4,000 workforce by the year 2020.
Oman as a nation has been in transformation to a modern state over the last four decades under the able leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, and Oman Drydock is but a monument of the success of the vision of His Majesty and testimony to turning that vision into reality.
In March 2013, Abu Dhabi Ports took over the management of Marine Services and their operations in Zayed Port and established ‘Abu Dhabi Marine Services’ – a new and independent, 100% wholly-owned subsidiary.
With rapid growth and remarkable achievements, Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ expanded the area of operations to additional ports such as Khalifa Port, Musaffa Port and the ports of the Western Region. At the end of the year 2015, Abu Dhabi Marine Services has recorded over 7,000 Piloted Jobs, 17,000 man-hours and over 50,000 vessel moves, safely conducted within the year.
Boasting a team of experienced pilots who provide a 24 hour service seven days a week across the Emirate’s ports and beyond, Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ offers high quality, cost effective services such as vessel traffic services, pilotage, harbour towage, mooring, bunkering, as well as waste disposal.
Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ maintains all of the aid-to-navigation buoys and beacons along the coastline and waterways, ensuring the safe and efficient movement of vessels around the Emirate.
In addition, Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ operates a modern fleet, uses the latest port equipment and conducts ongoing training programmes to deliver both traditional marine services and a wide range of add-on services.
As part of Emiratisation Programme under the new management, Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ successfully established the first ever, all-Emirati Marine Services Team in 2014.
Abu Dhabi Marine Services ‘Safeen’ is approved by Federal Transport Authority (FTA) to provide IALA world-wide Aid-to-Navigation (AtoN) level -2 Services and comply with the national and international requirements as per guidelines of DoT, FTA, IMO & GCC Codes.
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 65 years 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.
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.