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.
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.
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) was established in 1957 by a group of Kuwaiti pioneers who envisioned the crucial role of transportation of Kuwait’s natural resource by sea to meet the worldwide energy demand.
In 1976, the Kuwaiti government decided to become a partner in KOTC with a 49% stake, thereby providing a strong and vital boost to its development.
In 1979, the government acquired full control of the Company's capital to bring all its oil operations under one corporation. When Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) was established in 1980, KOTC became the transportation arm for the Kuwaiti Oil Sector.
In 2014, KOTC introduced new tankers thus, completing a multi-billion dollar modernization and expansion.
KOTC owns a distinguished fleet of ships that consists of 29 tankers, with a total capacity of 4.9 million tons, consisting of 12 VLCCs, 11 Product Carriers (5 LR2, 4 MR, and 2 LR1), 4 VLGC, 2 Bunker vessels.
KOTC is recognized as one of the top tanker companies in the world whose vessels have continuously gained industry acclaims for design innovation, energy efficiency, environmental initiatives and for setting performance benchmarks.
Fleet vessels trade worldwide; mainly in Europe, Middle East and Far East.
LPG Filling Branches & Marine Agency
The Marine Agency branch was established in 1959 and acts as sole agent for all tankers calling at Kuwait’s oil terminals.
Two LPG Filling Plants were established to meet Kuwait’s requirements for the filling and distribution of LPG cylinders for local industry and domestic consumption.
Situated in the Sultanate of Oman, midway between Dubai and Muscat, SOHAR Port and Freezone is a powerful combination of the vision of the government of Oman and the expertise of Port of Rotterdam. With current investments of US$25 billion, it is one of the world’s fastest growing port and free zone developments. SOHAR lies at the centre of global trade routes between Europe and Asia and its prime location avoids the additional costs of passing through the Strait of Hormuz. Ideal for growing businesses, SOHAR provides unequalled access to the fast diversifying Gulf States and Iran. New and uncongested highways link SOHAR directly to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates; furthermore, SOHAR boasts a new airport with a planned capacity of 50 million tons of cargo a year. Equipped with deep-water jetties capable of handling the world’s largest ships, SOHAR has leading global partners that operate its container, dry bulk, liquid and gas terminals including Hutchison Whampoa, C. Steinweg Oman, Oiltanking Odfjell and Svitzer.
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Essar Ports Limited (EPL) develops and operates ports and terminals for handling liquid, dry bulk, break bulk and general cargo and is one of the largest private sector port companies in India by capacity and throughput. EPL is listed on the BSE and NSE.
Essar Ports with an existing aggregate capacity of 120 MMTPA has its presence across strategic locations across India. Presently it operates across four facilities; one each located at Vadinar and Hazira in the state of Gujarat on the west coast of India, one iron ore terminal at Paradip in the state of Orissa and an iron ore handling complex in Visakhapatnam Port on the east coast of India.
The company is in the process of increasing its aggregate ports capacity to 194 MMTPA with expansion projects at Hazira, a new port at Salaya in Gujarat, and one terminal at Paradip in the state of Orissa and upgradation and mechanization of iron ore export terminals in Visakhapatnam Port comprising of three berths in the state of Andhra Pradesh on the east coast of India. Overseas Port assets of Essar include Algoma Port (Canada), Stanlow (U.K.) and a proposed Coal Terminal in Beira Port, Mozambique.
Dubai Maritime City was born out of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Maritime City is the world’s first purpose built center for maritime commerce and business.
This 227 hectares iconic city aims to capitalize on the strengths of Dubai as regional and global maritime hub to create a dynamic urban life style for the maritime community.
Dubai Maritime City, located at the meeting point of diverse cultures and ethnicities has traditionally been a popular hub for maritime activities.
Due to its strategic location, it is one of the most important ports in the world. Hence, it is natural that the Dubai Maritime City, with world-class industrial, business and commercial facilities was conceived and implemented in this important regional trading center.
The City is an exclusive center for maritime business and industrial activity for the local and international maritime community.
DMC has a multi-use environment and has both industrial and commercial spaces for propagating and nurturing maritime business and trade, which is an integrated maritime facility that caters to all requirements of the global maritime industry, including the region’s fast-growing boating community.
On completion, the maritime complex it’s designed to provide world-class infrastructure facilities to different maritime industry players. It offers investors and business organization highly attractive economic incentives such as free-zone benefits, responsive government support.
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.
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The idea of establishing Islamic P&I Club (IPIC) as a mutual and non-profit organization was proposed and approved by the Organization of the Islamic Shipowners’ Association (OISA), affiliated institution to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC). In the 23rd Executive Committee Meeting and the 15th General Assembly Session in October 2001 held in Dubai, the Members of the Organization unanimously approved the procedure of the establishment of Islamic P&I Club and Islamic P&I Club was officially born. The achievement was adopted by the 10th OIC Summit, which was 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, Islamic P&I Club headquarters officially established is in Dubai without the need for sponsorship in 2004.
In order to have better access to the clients either potentials or current members, IPIC organized a second management office in Jakarta – Indonesia in 2009 while Istanbul – Turkey will be IPIC third office. It is policy of the Club to have offices in Beirut – Lebanon as well as Cairo – Egypt in due course.
IPIC provide the most comprehensive and tailor-made cover to its members for protecting their third party legal liabilities and expenses out of the vessel’s operation up to the limit of liability USD 1 Billion as well as Freight Demurrage & Defence, Charterers’ Liability, Loss of Hire and War Risk, Hull & Machinery and K&R through its associate companies. Risks are reinsured through a syndicate of prominent international reinsurance companies to secure the member’s needs in a proper manner.
While the Club have strong links to correspondents supported by a worldwide network of more than 485 independent firms and consultants as well as surveyors, is able to render immediate assistance to the members via its local expertise located in 120 countries and 425 ports, without any delay. Key Personnel:
Amir H. Mosadeghi, CEO
Amir Emad Mosadeghi, Deputy CEO
Mohamad Ahmad Renno, Underwriting Manager