Friday, 3 March 2023

Kanoo Machinery-Bahrain holds technical seminar on welding solutions


As part of its commitment to spread its expertise on industrial solutions, Kanoo Machinery—a division of Kanoo Industrial and Energy—recently conducted a seminar and demonstration on welding processes for distinct key customers at Al Bandar Hotel and Resort in Sitra, Bahrain.



Held in collaboration with its partner, German manufacturer of welding consumables voestalpine Böhler Welding, the seminar witnessed specially invited partners take part in knowledge-filled interactive sessions, which featured classroom and practical demonstrations. 

The seminar highlighted the latest advancements and innovative solutions offered by voestalpine Böhler Welding, as well as showcased the company's state-of-the-art welding technology and equipment, which are designed to meet the highest standards of quality, safety, and efficiency.


During the seminar, participants had the opportunity to engage with voestalpine Böhler Welding Middle East and Africa Region team of experts and discuss their unique welding requirements. The event proved to be an excellent platform for customers to network and exchange ideas with their peers.


Mohamed Hassan Al Tarrah, the General Manager of Kanoo Machinery, said: “The seminar provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the latest welding solutions and technologies available in the market, and we are glad to have helped our customers to stay ahead of the curve and make informed decisions when it comes to welding solutions." 


Al Tarrah also expressed his appreciation to Rajesh Menon, Kanoo Machinery’s Divisional Sales Manager and Sangeeth Sugunan, the division’s Sales Engineer, who organized and made this event a resounding success.


Kanoo Machinery also expresses its gratitude to the team of voestalpine Böhler Welding Middle East and Africa Region who made the event successful, including Chaitanya Joshi, Sub Regional Sales Manager – Middle East, Manoj Sawant- Area Sales Manager, Sunil Varghese- Manager Full Welding Solutions Hiralal Yadav and Anil Kumar - Welding Application Technician


Meanwhile, Chaitanya Joshi, the Sub Regional Sales Manager- Middle East of voestalpine Bohler Welding, added that that the success of the event forms part of the collaborative efforts of Kanoo Machinery and voestalpine Bohler Welding. “The technical seminar and demonstration proved to be a valuable experience for everyone involved, and we look forward to more collaborations like this with Kanoo Machinery to ensure that we remain engaging, and relevant to the needs of the customers,” he said.


voestalpine Böhler Welding is leader in the welding industry with over 100 years of experience, more than 50 subsidiaries and more than 4,000 distribution partners around the world.


Kanoo Machinery, meanwhile, is one of the leading equipment solution providers in the Gulf. For over 50 years, since its establishment in the early 1960s, Kanoo Machinery has been catering to diverse industrial sectors with a wide range of equipment and consumables from the world’s leading manufacturers of materials handling, industrial & maintenance products.


Thursday, 2 March 2023

CELEBRATING SUCCESS AND UNITY: The Kanoo Group holds Appreciation Event at Desert Safari Camp


As part of its commitment to strengthen the company culture, The Kanoo Group—one of the largest family-owned business conglomerates in the region—on February 26 successfully hosted its appreciation and team building event at Your Trip Desert Safari Camp.


The team building, held in partnership with Desert Adventures, featured a host of exciting activities for the staff members and their families. Guests indulged in sandboarding, camel rides, games, as well as amazing performances by various artists.


The Group also held a raffle draw, where lucky winners were able to take home prizes as big as airline tickets to the US, Turkey, and Philippines; staycation vouchers to hotels in Fujairah and Dubai; as well as shopping coupons worth at least AED250.


The Kanoo Group Chairman Mishal Kanoo expressed his happiness for the success of the event, as well as took the time to reflect on all the challenges the company faced during the past years.


“Two years ago, we didn’t know what would happen in this world. Two years after, we are finally having this event, with all of us here now, enjoying ourselves—it puts a big smile on my face,” he said.


He added: “This company is your company, everything that happens to this company happens to all of us. If we do well, it’s because of you. Seeing your children here, for me, is the most successful thing for all of us. Your children are who we are all working for. This company is nothing without you. So, whatever you do, you’re not only doing it for you, you’re doing it for them. Remember that everyday you do something, you do it to make their lives better.”


Since its establishment over a century ago,  the Group has several business activities across the world's most dynamic industries, including: shipping, travel, machinery and rentals, energy, cranes, capital services, steel reinforcement, real estate, logistics, specialty chemicals and business centers, and other retail and commercial activities.


Today, for over 130 years, The Kanoo Group has unremittingly grown its realm of businesses across industries throughout the Middle East. However, the core ethos of the company remains strong and visible. The Kanoo Group’s devotion to their early values, as well as adherence to ethics and beliefs, had indeed made them a powerhouse in the region—boasting a remarkable history in terms of boosting loyalty within team members as well as industry partners.


Since 1890, The Kanoo Group has been a master of all trades. Today, The Kanoo Group remains a symbol of innovation, quality, and success, providing a diverse range of quality products and services to the highest standards across selected growth market.

Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Kanoo Shipping recognizes valuable partners at Jebel Ali Immigration Office


In a bid to show gratitude for its partners, Kanoo Shipping—one of the leading shipping and logistics companies in the region—recently met with the team of Jebel Ali Immigration Office last February 9.


The meeting was attended by Kanoo Shipping’s Shipping Manager Muhammad Farooq and the team from Jebel Ali Immigration Office. Farooq personally thanked them for their continued support and collaboration throughout the years.


In addition to the meet-and-greet session, Kanoo Shipping also presented certificates of appreciation to high officials from the Jebel Ali Immigration Office management and the staff in recognition of their exceptional performance and contributions to the company.


Among the officials who were recognized at the event included Major Adil Abdulrahman Mohammed Sharif, Captain Saud Abdul-Aziz Lenjawi, and Mr. Hader Bakhit Rashid.


According to Farooq, the appreciation was a testament to Kanoo Shipping’s commitment to its partners and its dedication to building strong, long-lasting relationships in the industry. He noted that the company’s success is built on the foundation of its partnerships, and it is these relationships that will continue to drive its growth and success in the future.


“The meeting was a resounding success, and it demonstrated the strong bond that exists between Kanoo Shipping and its partners. The company looks forward to work closely with its partners to achieve its vision of becoming the leading shipping and logistics company in the region,” he said.


Kanoo Shipping is a division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo. From being the first shipping agency in the Arabian Gulf region in 1912, it has grown into the largest regional shipping agency in the Middle East, handling over 20,000 ship calls every year through the company’s professional network, which covers all ports in the Suez, Indian sub-continent, and East/South Africa.


As the region’s premier tanker agent and offshore service provider, Kanoo Shipping represents many of the world’s leading shipping owners, operators, and charterers. It offers regional, trans-regional or global coordinated financial and port-call management services, tailored to individual corporate needs.


For more information about Kanoo Shipping, visit

Thursday, 9 February 2023

From South African Airways to Philippine Airlines: Kanoo Travel wins big at the start of 2023


Kanoo Travel—one of the divisions of The Kanoo Group—has been on a smooth streak at the start of the year after winning big and getting recognized by South African Airways and Philippine Airlines on two separate events.


Kanoo Travel emerged as first runner up at the annual bowling championship event organized by South African Airways in January 2023. The event brought together several travel entities to celebrate and engage the sector. It was participated by other companies including Al Rostamani, BCD Travel, Dnata, Reed & Mackay


The division’s team, led by Kanoo Travel Regional Head of MIS Faraj Nissam, comprised Service Delivery Manager Kevin Samsoodeen, Supervisor Sajid Shaikh, and Travel Consultants Hafiz Farooq and Saud Kazi. It was a very close competition between Kanoo Travel and Al Rostamani–who ultimately won by 10 points.


In addition, Kanoo Travel was recognized and awarded with ‘Exceptional Performance for Contribution of Passenger Sales in 2022’ by Philippine Airlines at ‘Mabuhay Night: A Philippine Airlines Dubai’—which was held at H Hotel in Dubai in early February.


The division, deemed the largest Travel Company in the region, has been conferred with this coveted recognition that distinguishes the most dynamic and efficient travel company in the region—offering comprehensive and specialized services as well as unmatched achievements that guarantee the highest levels of customer satisfaction.


With these recognitions, deemed among the highest distinctions at Mabuhay Night, Kanoo Travel has once again raised the Kanoo brand flag high in the travel and leisure landscape—reflecting the division’s exceptional efficiency and commitment to provide only the best service for its partners.


Kanoo Travel is the product of Kanoo Group’s interest in pioneering the travel industry in the region. The Group’s interest in travel started in 1937, when the company used to provide refuelling facilities for Imperial Airline seaplanes en route to India and Australia. Then, in 1947, Kanoo Travel became the first IATA agency in the Gulf. And then in 1997, it became the very first travel company in the Middle East to receive the ISO certification.

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

TEA WITH THE CHAIRMAN: The Kanoo Group facilitates interactive discussion between staff, Chairman Mishal Kanoo


In line with its commitment to engage with and motivate its employees further in the new year ahead, The Kanoo Group—one of the largest family-owned business conglomerates in the region—on January 16 has organized an interactive discussion between Chairman Mishal Kanoo and the sales employees from all of its divisions.


Held at Crowne Plaza Dubai, ‘Tea With the Chairman’ saw the corporate dialogue become active yet again within members of The Kanoo Group, as Mr. Mishal gave an inspiring talk that focused on the importance of leaving a mark from the job, as well as austerity in dominating the market and respective industry.


“We have a lot of deer, some are small, others are medium-sized, some of them are huge ones. If you want them, go get them. Go become the cheetah, the lion, or the panther. Or, you might become a vulture—eating whatever’s left,” he said.


The chairman added that people does not have to do things that are of grand scale, they just have to do something that they think is important and will leave a mark, long after they’re gone.


“Choose what you want to be, how you want to be remembered, or how you want to remember yourself. Because at the end of the day, it has nothing to do with what the company does, it has everything to do with you. If you want something, go get it,” he added.


The Kanoo Group’s Country Manager Hesham Nass, noted how all the members of the Group must be keen to add further value to the business through partnerships and joint ventures.


“Every single one of you has something to add to your customer. So you’re not sales per se, you are consultants, helping your customer to retain them. What we’re looking at today is that the market has saturated and is increasing in size. How do we add value? By collaborating. Collaborating between teams and collaborating across other brands of your industry,” he said.


Various divisions of The Kanoo Group have successfully forged a strong reputation as a reliable and trusted partner of world-renowned brands across several industrial industries. Since its establishment over a century ago,  the Group has several business activities across the world's most dynamic industries, including: shipping, travel, machinery and rentals, energy, cranes, capital services, steel reinforcement, real estate, logistics, specialty chemicals and business centers, and other retail and commercial activities.


Today, for over 130 years, The Kanoo Group has unremittingly grown its realm of businesses across industries throughout the Middle East. However, the core ethos of the company remains strong and visible. The Kanoo Group’s devotion to their early values, as well as adherence to ethics and beliefs, had indeed made them a powerhouse in the region—boasting a remarkable history in terms of boosting loyalty within team members as well as industry partners.


Since 1890, The Kanoo Group has been a master of all trades. Today, The Kanoo Group remains a symbol of innovation, quality, and success, providing a diverse range of quality products and services to the highest standards across selected growth market.

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

The Kanoo Group inaugurates its first ever solar rooftop project at Kanoo Machinery’s warehouse


The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned business conglomerates in the region, has inaugurated its first ever large-scale solar rooftop project last December 22 in line with the UAE’s sustainability goals.


The Group’s first solar rooftop system was inducted in the warehouse of one of its divisions, Kanoo Machinery—one a leading provider of world-class machinery brands for sales and aftersales in the region—in Al Quoz, Dubai.


Initiated and supported by our Chairman Mishal Kanoo, the inauguration was made in partnership with Enerwhere, the region’s first distributed solar utility company, and was attended by various managers and leaders across The Kanoo Group’s divisions.


Energy consumption through global lighting is without a doubt an arising issue. Lighting accounts for 15% of the global electricity consumption and 5% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. The Kanoo Group remains always one step ahead when it comes to addressing these concerns through launching several sustainable initiatives—such as these solar rooftop systems.


The inauguration, led by The Kanoo Group CEO Fahad Kanoo and Enerwhere Founder and CEO Daniel Zywietz, aims to reflect the Group’s strategy to encourage its divisions to opt for renewable sources of energy to reduce carbon emissions and work towards the goals set by thse Federal Government.

The CEO also noted the importance of such initiatives now that the threat of global warming and climate change are becoming more and more imminent. “It is our duty to step up and ensure that we take part in the worldwide effort to address this common challenge. We all have a role to pursue a transition to alternate resources and technologies—and be a responsible energy supplier,” he said.


Meanwhile, Chairman Mishal Kanoo, who spearheaded the initiative, said that the solar rooftop system is just one of the many solutions that reflect the conviction of the Group to solve the complex energy problem in a sustainable manner.


“On behalf of The Kanoo Group, I am beyond proud of the new undertaking as it shows our resolve to use innovative technology in order to come up with sustainable solutions. We believe in the business model of Enerwhere, and I am confident that it will start a solar revolution across the region. We want to encourage everyone to build an impactful business that can provide value to their partners, while saving the planet,” he said.


With the new solar rooftop systems project, The Kanoo Group hopes to achieve the following:


-          System Size: 490 Kwp of Solar PV             

-          Production of 15,894 Mwh during System Lifetime

-          Carbon Reduction: 6,993 Tons of CO2 Emission System Lifetime

-          115,390 trees saved during System Lifetime


Enerwhere, The Kanoo Group’s main partner for this initiative, is the first and leading distributed solar utility in the Middle East and Africa, as well as one of the largest solar contractors under DEWA’ Shams Dubai programme. Its solar-hybrid solutions have been proven to be reliable and transportable, enabling its customers to significantly reduce their costs and CO2 emissions.

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

The Kanoo Group celebrates UAE's 51st National Day


Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group recently held a celebration last 29th of November in line with the 51st National Day of the UAE. 


The Group had a festive gathering at its main office in Bur Dubai, as well as its offices in Al Quoz & Abu Dhabi, to commemorate the country's success and achievements for the past 51 years. 


This special occasion was graced by Ms. Maha Kanoo, Director – The Kanoo Group, UAE & Oman, as well as Mr. Fahad Kanoo, CEO - UAE & Oman, who led the cake-cutting ceremony. 


The Kanoo staff and managers, comprising locals and expats, came together for a banquet meal with a festive spirit, while exchanging pleasantries and National Day greetings to celebrate the UAE’s independence.


The entire office was also adorned with miniature flags and decorations signifying the colours of the UAE flag (red, white and green) to mark the celebration, with giveaways being given to add delight to the festivities.


Highlighting the value of unity as the benchmark of UAE’s success, Ms Maha said: “Unity has been the hallmark of the UAE’s journey, and as it goes in pursuit of success towards the next years, I firmly believe that collaboration and unification will persist on serving as the nation’s guiding principle. We are committed to fostering unity as well within the Group to imbibe the nation’s bid for a tolerant society.”


Meanwhile, Mr. Fahad said: “The UAE has proven its prowess to stay adept in a market that is rapidly changing. It has realised early on the importance of diversifying the nation in order to achieve further success. This is the reason it has achieved indomitable success for the past 51 years. May we all take inspiration from the values of this nation and continue working hard to attain further success in our Group.”


In the Abu Dhabi office, on the other hand, the celebration was led by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Latif Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group, who noted the importance of innovation and providing highest quality of service in order to stay relevant after many decades.


“The success of the UAE for the past 51 years is rooted in the staunch commitment of the leaders to pursue innovation at the highest level. It has opened countless opportunities for residents and sectors to thrive, setting the highest standards of quality for business and professional skill set. This is what The Kanoo Group strives to achieve and continues to observe—utmost innovation to open more doors for our partners and members,” he said.



The 51st National Day of the UAE also kicked off the last holiday break of this year, as the 1st and 2nd of December were declared public holidays.

Friday, 18 November 2022

Kanoo Energy exhibits sustainable energy solutions, holds annual Gala Dinner at ADIPEC 2022


Kanoo Energy, a business unit of Kanoo Industrial & Energy, showcased its range of world-class sustainable technological innovations once again at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2022, which was held from October 31 to November 3 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).


Kanoo Energy has been participating at ADIPEC regularly for almost two decades now in order to strengthen existing partnerships and create new ones. This year, the division presented its strategy and solutions that are accelerating the growing demand for energy transition


Through its collaborative offerings divided in industrial and technology categories,  Kanoo Energy managed to attract innovators and experts across the world and mirror its commitment to enable the industry here in the UAE to move towards a low-carbon economy – a move that is central to the Sustainability Goals.


Among these products recently showcased and introduced included screw pump technology and progressive cavity pumps, bulk fluid handling solutions, high-quality safety equipment, carbon capture solutions, 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology, unique laser-based scan technology to measure greenhouse gas emissions, Insulation (CuI) & Risk Based Inspection (RBI) services, zero-emission assembling solutions, and Dilating Disk Valves, among others.


Commenting on the participation, Ali Abdulla Kanoo, president at Kanoo Industrial and Energy, said: “For over decades now, ADIPEC remains a very important platform and a great initiative from ADNOC. It is a great arrangement to bring together global industry leaders from around the world. With our participation at ADIPEC 2022, Kanoo Energy strengthens our commitment to align with the UAE vision to pioneer a new era of technology development in the future of energy."


Manoj Tripathy, CEO at Kanoo Industrial and Energy, added: “We are contributing towards building national capacities in energy technologies. This involves Kanoo Energy investing into renewable energy, gas-fired power solutions, the internet of things (IoT), using AI in an energy production unit, 3D printing, and additive manufacturing, etc.”


Some of the major key partners that showcased their solutions this year as part of the Kanoo Energy stand included Circor, Woodfield, Uvex, Dopak, Keksa, Kongsberg Ferrotech, Mirico, Carbon Clean, Corrosion Radar, Imaginarium, and Clarke Valve.


ADIPEC Annual Gala Dinner

Kanoo Energy also held its annual Gala dinner at W Hotel Sky Lounge in Abu Dhabi on November 1 to celebrate its participation, as well honor its industry partners and division members that played a huge part in the success of the event. The dinner, which saw live entertainment and networking activities, was attended by participating principals, staff members and some key invitees,


Among those who attended included Maarten Geeraerts, the Group CEO of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, and Fahad Kanoo, the CEO of The Kanoo Group. In addition, Manoj Kumar Tripathy, CEO of I&E welcomed the gathering, while Ali Abdulla Kanoo, President, I&E delivered the keynote address.


In addition, the following partners and members were recognized at the event:


·         Eastman for being the best performing principal award and the best distributor in the region

·         Uvex for its supreme performance in 2022 and for being a partner of Kanoo Energy for more than 3 decades

·         Kanoo Energy’s staff members, Sai Gokul and Mohamed Azharuddin for being joint Employees of the Year

·         Kanoo Energy (honored by Uvex and Clarke Valve) for being the best distributor

·         BASF for being one of the leading performers this year.


Kanoo Industrial & Energy is part of The Kanoo Group and The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned independent groups of companies in the region. Within The Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, the Industrial & Energy Business group is a leading Engineering service provider to the core sector Industries, covering but not limiting to: Oil & Gas, Power, Utility, Mining, and Construction etc. across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, and Oman. The Group also has at least 30 plus Joint Ventures in the region–successfully running them with some of the reputed names from around the world like HALLIBURTON, BASF, and AKZO NOBEL, etc.


Hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), ADIPEC is the world’s most influential meeting place where oil, gas and energy companies and professionals convene in-person, safely and securely. These industry experts engage and identify the opportunities that will unlock new value in an evolving energy landscape.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Kanoo Machinery unveils innovative solutions for food & beverage manufacturing industry at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022


Kanoo Machinery recently unveiled its world-class innovative solutions for the food manufacturing and storage industry at the recently concluded Gulfood Manufacturing 2022, the region’s largest food & beverage manufacturing exhibition—which was held at Dubai World Center from November 8 to 10, 2022.


The division participated in this annual event in its bid  not just to solidify its presence in industry, but to also expand its reach and network across the region, as well as showcase its strategy and solutions, which fits in with global and regional attempts to harness food manufacturing and storage technology driven by innovation.


Hyster and Aisle Master displayed their top-notch forklifts that are perfect for operations related to food manufacturing and storage industries. The brands’ line of forklifts put warehouse performance at the heart of one’s business, with its ability to operate with versatility, productivity, and maximum efficiency.


Visitors and guests also got a chance to see the latest and most innovative cleaning equipment offered by Tennant Company, with its heavy-duty machines that offer supreme cleaning performance, improve indoor air quality, sweep longer with its dust control system, reduce operator training time and simplify machine operation.


Sullair also showcased its Oil Free Air-Compressors that are environmentally friendly, reliable, and are easy to maintain; while Snorkel presented its Self-Propelled Aerial Work Platform (AWP) or Scissor Lift products that offer the perfect framework to work safely on heights while doing maintenance work.


Commenting on Kanoo Machinery’s participation, Kannan Chandrasekaran, Country Manager for Kanoo Machinery, UAE said: “The event gave Kanoo Machinery a chance not just to showcase the innovative solutions of its trusted principals, but to identify potential partners with core competency in the future. We thank our partners for sharing with us the best manufacturing solutions the event has seen, and we vouch for the supreme quality and performance of their products—a reason we have been in strong partnership with them for a long time.”


He added, “We are immensely grateful as for Gulfood Manufacturing, because it has opened doors for Kanoo Machinery to achieve new value in the budding food manufacturing industry.”


Gulfood Manufacturing is a global platform for the industry to learn, engage and present their products, services, and solutions focused on moving the food manufacturing industry forward toward a more sustainable, resilient, agile and efficient future. As the convening platform for the industry, Gulfood Manufacturing addresses optimizing operational efficiency, driving responsible sourcing with traceable supply chains, navigating entry barriers in new markets, adopting sustainable practices, and generating new funding sources across the entire F & B manufacturing value chain.


About Kanoo Machinery

Kanoo Machinery is a division of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the region established in 1890. Since mid-1960s, Kanoo Machinery represents a wide range of leading international equipment brands /manufacturers within areas such as Power Generation, Hydraulic Mobile Cranes, Material Handling, Construction, Industrial, Agricultural & Cleaning, Welding & consumables, safety & testing services, specialised equipment & services and Diesel Engines, well supported by spare parts distribution and service support all over the UAE. 

The Kanoo Group holds seminar on Breast Cancer Awareness


As part of its commitment to raise awareness to the community about breast cancer prevention, The Kanoo Group—one of the largest family conglomerates in the region—held a seminar on November 15 to comprehensively tackle the disease.

In conjunction with the recently concluded Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the seminar—under the theme “We Fight Together—was held in collaboration with HealthBay, one of the top-rated medical centres in Dubai.

The session included comprehensive presentations on breast cancer, with the main speaker—Dr. Dana Haddad from HealthBay Clinic—deliberating about breast cancer risk assessment, treatment, genetics as well as the importance of early breast cancer screening.


Haddad also discussed the newest developments on the disease, including assessments and genetic screening, and innovative treatment options. She also constantly highlighted the importance of early detection and constant check-ups in battling and preventing breast cancer—citing that when detected ahead of time, there is “a 99% chance of recovery.”


“Most women who develop breast cancer do not even have family history of this disease. The American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging recommends a mammogram screening every year once they reach the age of 40. By getting checked early on and speaking with your healthcare provider, you can better understand the risk and learn more about the best breast cancer screening options for you,” she said.


The seminar, which was attended by the female employees of The Kanoo Group across all divisions and its Joint Ventures, concluded with a free blood and cholesterol screening along with BMI —with healthcare professionals assisting the guests and providing advise on how to improve their lifestyle, and subsequently, their health.


The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also known as the Pink Month, is celebrated every October in a global effort to raise awareness about the disease. During this month, efforts are being done across the world to educate everyone about the disease, as well as highlight the importance early detection.


The seminar is one of the many CSR initiatives of The Kanoo Group as part of its steadfast commitment to hone other key and vital areas of the society. Through its commitment to CSR, The Kanoo Group mirrors its pledge to work unremittingly to give back to the communities through responsible operations, activities, and protection of the things most important to the society.

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Kanoo Shipping handles 1st vessel at King Salman Shipyard


In a bid to expand its maritime operations throughout the region, Kanoo Shipping, a division of The Kanoo Group and Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group—one of the largest family conglomerates in the region—has successfully handled the first vessel that came to King Salman Global Maritime Industries Complex (KSSY).


The division handled vessel Zhenhua 26, which came alongside berth 107 at the Saudi-based shipyard on October 6, and commenced discharging on October 7. Prior to this feat, Kanoo Shipping has never gotten involved with any shipment related to KSSY before.


The King Salman Global Maritime Industries Complex is a shipyard in Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia, set to be the largest shipyard in the world upon completion.


Zhenhua 26 was also the first vessel that came to KSSY berth 107, according to Nikolai Norman, the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Kanoo Shipping. He said that all the parties involved were very much concerned on berthing as they were not sure about channel depth, drafts, safe berthing.

 “We got documents related to that area (dredging report and depth drawing) from receivers and submitted them to Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) port authorities to further investigate from their side. The RAK Marine department sent a pilot to survey the channel and berth twice, after which he informed us that all looks fine and vessel can berth safely,” he said.


The division initially had a lot of difficulty in getting things in line, he added. However, with daily visits to RAK and KSSY ports, Kanoo Shipping managed to organize everything and convinced all related parties—including Saudi Arabian public petroleum and natural gas company Aramco and Chinese construction and engineering company SEPCO Electric Power Construction Corporation—to approve the berthing process.


“The Kanoo Shipping Project Team carried out an outstanding job with concern regarding berth under construction, channel depth, drafts & safe berthing. This is a sentiment that no job is too big for Kanoo Shipping,” added Norman.


Kanoo Shipping is a division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo. From being the first shipping agency in the Arabian Gulf region in 1912, it has grown into the largest regional shipping agency in the Middle East, handling over 20,000 ship calls every year through the company’s professional network, which covers all ports in the Suez, Indian sub-continent, and East/South Africa.


For more information about Kanoo Shipping, visit

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