Wednesday 4 December 2019

Kanoo Shipping conducts 2019 regional meeting in Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Shipping conducted its Annual Regional Meeting to review performances and challenges in 2019 and to discuss new strategic objectives and goals for the next year.

Kanoo Shipping executives from across the Middle East/Africa including UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain attended the meeting held at the Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina, on 6th-7th November 2019.

The first day of the conference discussed the theme, “Strategy 2020-2022” which was targeted for members of the management. The agenda included Strategy Key Driver 2020 -2022, Regional Hub Vision, Sales Incentive Plan, and Technology Innovation and ‘Breaking the Curve’.

In attendance were Jonathan Bygrave, CEO; Nikolai Norman, CCO (Regional Commercial); Steve Blackney, COO (Regional Operations); Andre De Kock, Vice President – Finance; John Drinkwater, Vice President (UAE & Oman); Essa Al Dossary, Regional Manager (KSA Eastern Province); Mohammad Sadiq Khan, Offshore Manager (Bahrain & KSA); Captain Amresh Jha, Development & Country Manager (India); Jonathan Millar, General Manager (South Africa); and Supreeya Doran, Regional Commercial Executive.

Nikolai Norman, CCO (Regional Commercial) speaks at the
Kanoo Shipping Regional Meeting 2019
Jonathan Bygrave said, “One of the goals of this yearly meeting is to make sure that everyone is on the same direction as we move into our next stage of development and reach a consensus on several important projects, issues and roles going forward.”

“We definitely have some challenges ahead and changes afoot, as well as potential further expansion among others, so it’s important that we all push the same way as we look forward for a brighter tomorrow,” he urged.
The second day of the meeting was joined by Shipping Managers across the region including Sadiq Khan, Offshore Manager (Bahrain & KSA); Captain Amresh Jha, Development & Country Manager (India); Jonathan Millar, General Manager (South Africa); Mahasara Iddawela, Regional Customer Service Manager; Angelo Marcantonio, Regional Commercial Manager (ME/Africa), Roger Maniago, Regional Operations – Africa Hub; and Janaka Hewage, Shipping Manager (Oman), Foaad Al Johani, Branch Manager (Yanbu); and Mohamed Qurban, Shipping Manager (Bahrain).

Captain Pramod Arora, Shipping Manager (UAE – EC- Fujairah); Aloka Mandis, Shipping Manager (Abu Dhabi); Shihab Gulabdin, Service Manager (UAE); Muhammad Farooq, Operations Manager (UAE – NE);  Murli Krishna, Assistance Tanker Manager; Mariano Aledron, Assistant Quality Manager (UAE & Oman); and Gayan Lanka Weerakkody, Shipping Executive were delegates from the UAE.

The topics discussed were Strategy objectives and goals, Financials & financial forecasts, Cost saving initiatives, IT Technology Development (KPI) Project Update, Sales strategy & Customer category trends and forecasts, Kanoo India and South Africa up and Operations & Quality improvements.

The recent Kanoo Shipping Regional Meeting was hailed a resounding success with the commitment of participants in addressing key effective solutions towards sustainable development. This is also evident through their consistently excellent performance in the past decades.
For the second year in a row, Kanoo Shipping has won the Ship Agent of the Year (2018 & 2019) at the Seatrade Maritime Awards, the leading Maritime Award program for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa. The prestigious title is awarded to the best from amongst industry players across the region for extraordinary contributions to the development of the regional maritime sector.
See also: LATEST UPDATE: Kanoo Industrial & Energy at ADIPEC 2019

About Kanoo Shipping

Kanoo Shipping, a member of The Kanoo Group, 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 over 20,000 ship calls every year through its professional network which covers all ports in the Suez to Sri Lanka range and East/South Africa and recently has launched operations in India. The new agency office in Mumbai, Kanoo Shipping India, will allow Kanoo Shipping to have complete port coverage in India.

In addition to its fully-owned offices and joint ventures in the Arabian Peninsula, the company's regional network operates through well-established partnerships in Egypt, Jordon, Lebanon, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Mauritius.

About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf region established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business in the Region and Beyond

Our Mission 
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values 
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable 

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