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.
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 capitalto 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 2LR1), 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 establishedto meet Kuwait’s requirements for the filling and distribution of LPG cylinders for local industry and domestic consumption.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) is a public joint stock company specialised in marine construction such as dredging & Reclamation for canals and waterways, constructing and deepening ports.
NMDC has a long history spanning nearly four decades in the field of dredging and marine construction.
For Developers, Governments and other Clients, who have dredging or marine construction project needs, National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) provides specialist engineering and construction expertise, that integrates global knowledge, exceptional quality, cost effectiveness and turnkey solutions to satisfy the industry demands. NMDC is fully committed and engaged to meeting our Clients’ needs and every member of our team works within the company ethos with our core values of Commitment, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Ownership. In doing so we continually strive for improvement towards our ultimate vision to be the ‘perfect choice wherever we serve’.
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
Dubai Maritime City was established according to the vision of his Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is the first worldly built center indulged in the entire maritime industry, commerce and trade.
This iconic City, 249 hectares, strategically located between Port Rashid and Dubai’s Dry-docks World. It aims to capitalize Dubai’s strengths and position as a regional and global maritime hub in order to create a dynamic urban life style for maritime community.
Strategic Location of DMC:
Dubai Maritime City is located in the very heart of Dubai- a business center of the world, and most attractive destination for international investment. It lies a man-made peninsula near the creek area business district, between Port Rashed & the Dubai Drydocks. It is surrounded by the Arabian Gulf with an easy access to the sea, airport and public transportation.
The world Maritime Cluster:
Dubai Maritime City is the sole specialized maritime cluster in all UAE and GCC that covers A to Z marine industry needs under one umbrella e.g. ship repair, yacht manufacturing, marine suppliers, engineering and technical expertise.
DMC is an exceptional integrated cluster that covers industry, regulation and infrastructure all together to magnify the role of maritime industry development.
It provides an entire infrastructure that includes shiplifts, workshops, warehouses, Shops and offices.
DMC industrial precinct operates under DMCA and Trakhees regulation and guidelines to maintain the working environment.
Quality and Standards Never Compromise on:
Professional, well-educated administrative team and highly skilled technicians are dedicated to make the investors business smooth and easy running each and every day with all details.
DMC follows up- to-date best practices in the marine industry.
All DMC facilities are complied with green community standards (environmentfriendly)
High security standards and procedures ensure maximum safety for invertors’ assets and business structures.
The culture at DMC is a forward thinking as the project itself, with its diverse range of industrial and commercial facilities which reflect the diversity of Dubai.
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.