Monday, 25 February 2019

Kanoo Shipping wins Dubai Trade's 11th E-Services Excellence Award

Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various trade and logistics service providers in Dubai, honoured Kanoo Shipping, a division of The Kanoo Group, with ‘Electronics Services Award to Shipping Agent for General Cargo Service’ at the 11th E-Services Excellence Award. 
From right to left: Hussain Al Blooshi, Acting Chief Operating Officer – Dubai Trade; John Drinkwater, Vice President, Kanoo Shipping – UAE & Oman; Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group – UAE & Oman; Jonathan Bygrave, CEO, Kanoo Shipping; Muhammad Farooq, Operations Manager – Northern Emirates, Kanoo Shipping; Shihabdin Gulabdin, Service Manager, Kanoo Shipping; Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer – DP World
The 11th cycle of E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) ceremony was held at the Intercontinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai, on 18th February 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.  

Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region, delivered his keynote speech and Hussain Alblooshi, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Trade, gave his welcome remarks in the presence of over 500 trade and logistics industry clients.
The annual event is part of Dubai Trade’s strategy to encourage the e-transformation & adoption toward the smart services available on its portal which in turn will help establish Dubai as the leading trade and logistics hub in the world.

It also aims to honour its clients who have been the most active online performers throughout the year, thus building customer loyalty by awarding the best-performing companies.

Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group UAE & Oman, together with Jonathan Bygrave, CEO, Kanoo Shipping; John Drinkwater, Vice President, Kanoo Shipping – UAE & Oman; Muhammad Farooq, Operations Manager – Northern Emirates; and Shihabdin Gulabdin, Service Manager, received the special award on behalf of Kanoo Shipping.

Jonathan Bygrave said, “We are delighted to be one of the role models in supporting the government’s initiative in innovation and use of technology to transform trade processes. This award will surely add value and moral support to Kanoo Shipping as well as the trade and logistics community in the UAE.”
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Kanoo Shipping and other winners for different categories in the latest edition of ESEA were rewarded according to their mobile and online transactions across key services provided by DP World, Dubai Customs, and Jebel Ali Free Zone throughout 2018.

The prestigious event was attended by high profile leaders from Dubai's business community such as top executives, senior management & key decision makers from partners, banks, government, and private sectors.

The ESEA is in line with the Year of Innovation, and the Smart Government initiative to make all services available through smart platforms and the completion of its deadline announced by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.


See also: Dubai Tourism applauds Kanoo Shipping for cruise tourism success

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Kanoo Shipping wins Outstanding Agent Award from NileDutch


Kanoo Shipping, commercial agent for NileDutch in the UAE since 1997, won the Outstanding Performance Award for 2017 in October 2018 at the NileDutch South East Asia Agency Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand.

The meeting was primarily held to analyse the current market situation in each region and to plan a strategy for 2019. As part of the event, a thorough review and assessment of NileDutch Agents performances for the past 2 years were carried out, subsequently announcing Kanoo Shipping as the best Agent for 2017 based on the set criteria.

The Outstanding Agent Award was presented by NileDutch CEO Wim J Van Aalst to Assistant Commercial Manager Azeem Shaikh Muhammad and Cargo Broking Manager Manoj Kumar B on behalf of Kanoo Shipping.
The agency meeting was attended by over 30 participants including Mr Wim J Van Aalst, CEO of Nile Dutch; Mr Denis J Van Aalst, Chief Finance Officer; Various Trade Managers from Singapore and China, and agents from Dubai, India, Colombo, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

NileDutch has grown to be one of the largest container shipping companies in the world. They focus on the links between (West) Africa and the rest of the world, supporting companies as they discover the opportunities the African continent offers.
Kanoo Shipping, a member of The Kanoo Group, is the first Arab shipping agency in the region in 1911 and one of the founders of S5 Agency World Ltd. At present, Kanoo Shipping is the largest regional shipping agency in the Middle East which operates in 20 countries and all principal ports and offshore tanker loading terminals around the Arabian Peninsula, including Iraq.

Furthermore, Kanoo Shipping handles 19,000 ship calls every year through its professional network which covers all ports in the Suez to Sri Lanka range and East/South Africa.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Kanoo Travel wins Runner-Up Trophy at Royal Brunei Airlines’ bowling tournament in Dubai


Kanoo Travel Winning Team (from left): Mohammad Imran, Basith Faris, Aubrey Heldt, Fazmin Hussain, Naseer Khan, Charlie Rollon, Rejeesh KV, Philip John
Basith Faris won the Best Striker of the tournament
Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Travel won a Runner-Up Trophy ahead of other travel contenders in the UAE in this year’s Royal Brunei Airlines Bowling Tournament, which was recently held at the Dubai International Bowling Centre.

Royal Brunei Airlines, the flag carrier for the Sultanate of Brunei, brought together 35 top travel agency partners in the UAE and their players, which made the event a roaring success.
Aubrey Heldt, General Manager, Kanoo Travel – UAE & Oman said, “Aside from promoting sports as well as our local bowling players, the main objective of this gathering is to foster friendship, cooperation and sportsmanship among our customers.”

“We were excited and nervous about the games. We had to give our best performance to keep up with high expectations in maintaining our winning titles which gave us numerous trophies and medals during the past years. Luckily, our team has brought home another trophy. Congratulations to all the participants from Kanoo Travel,” he lastly remarked.

The tournament is an effort to use sports as a communication tool to develop team dynamics and to celebrate the spirit of partnership and healthy competition among the travel management companies.
See also: Kanoo Travel recognizes Top Performers and Key Industry Contributors for 2018

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