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.
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 and the Group has broadened its activities, and is now active in the areas of Shipping Operations, Ship Recycling, Ship Agency Services, Ship Owning and Ship Management.
Muhammad Tahir Lakhani
Muhammad Ali Lakhani
CEO, DTA Ship Agency
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
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.
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.
ADNOC – Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
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.
As countries in the Middle East continue to enhance and develop infrastructure, their maritime presence is gaining traction. Furthering development notably sees an increased requirement for support services. Amongst these services is a maritime arbitration Centre within the Middle East that now provides parties with alternative access to dispute resolution.
Established in 2016, in accordance with an Emiri decree by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, as an independent, non-governmental, non-profit institution, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) fills the geographical gap for specialised maritime arbitration between East and West. With a membership base of 230 individuals including, 48 arbitrators, 23 mediators and 24 experts, EMAC is managed by the maritime industry, as represented by its 14 member board of trustees, and competent secretariat.
Impartial and transparent, EMAC works with organisations across the region to facilitate resolution of maritime disputes through arbitration and mediation. As the first and only maritime arbitration Centre established in the MENA region, EMAC aims to position itself as a Centre of excellence for maritime dispute resolution, adhering to best practices in-line with international standards.
EMAC actively promotes arbitration and mediation with rules that provide for efficiency through light touch case management, access to the latest studies on alternative dispute resolution as well as education for professional development in arbitration.
EMAC’s arbitration rules adopt the latest UNCITRAL rules with the addition of emergency arbitration and fast track arbitration for smaller valued disputes. For the team at the Centre, the priority remains to deliver a trusted global standard in maritime arbitration and mediation.
With a growing membership portfolio, EMAC connects the maritime industry with an experienced panel of arbitrators, mediators and experts who specialise in a wide range of maritime related fields across international borders.
Dubai Maritime City
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.
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.