Thursday, 18 March 2021

The Kanoo Group conducts Covid-19 vaccination drive for its employees

The Kanoo Group conducts Covid-19 vaccination drive for its employees
Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager [1st left] & Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, Group Talent Acquisition Manager [1st right] spearheaded the Covid19 vaccination drive for The Kanoo Group employees held at the Dubai World Trade Center

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group, a leading family-run organization, conducted a Covid 19 Vaccination Drive as one of its measures in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all its employees and their families. The vaccination campaign was held in 2 Phases at the World Trade Centre on 9th & 16th March 2021 which was organized by Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, in coordination with the Ministry of Health-UAE.

Right from the time Covid 19 infection hit the country, The Kanoo Group has always been at the forefront of introducing a lot of safety measures for all employees and  has put a lot of emphasis to ensure their health and wellbeing. The Human Resources team, led by Ms. Maha Kanoo is in-charge of providing a safe working environment for all.

As Vaccinations are currently being carried out only for targeted special category people (such as aged 40 & above and people with chronic diseases), the vaccination drive was even more important as it allowed all The Kanoo Group staff and their family members to avail themselves of the opportunity. Close to 500 staff and their families took part in the vaccination. Aside from its employees, the offer was extended to The Kanoo Group’s Joint Ventures where around 70 staff of Johnson Arabia also benefited from the initiative. Mr. John Miranda, HR Manager of Johnson Arabia expressed his sincere thanks to the Kanoo Team for facilitating this event for their staff also.

The Kanoo Group conducts Covid-19 vaccination drive for its employeesSinopharm, the Chinese vaccine was administered as the first dose to participants and the appointment for the second dose was also given on the spot.

Prior to the vaccination drive, Ms. Maha Kanoo, GM – HR & Admin encouraged all staff by commenting, “Getting vaccinated against Covid 19 is a personal choice but it is highly recommended to everyone as this gives a chance for all of us to fight the infection and to avoid further spread. Every one of us – through our actions and decisions – has a responsibility, an ability, and an opportunity to contribute to the world’s response to COVID-19”.

“We are following guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and local government regulations and containment measures. We are taking proactive steps to mitigate the risk of exposure for our employees, customers, contractors and partners. The Kanoo Group now takes pride in declaring that most of our customers facing staff are now vaccinated and this would go a long way in assuring our customers about a safe transaction with Kanoo Staff,” she added.   

As part of The Kanoo Group HR support, Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager & Ms. Amna Al Mheiri, Group Talent Acquisition Manager, were the 1st attendees at the venue to guide the staff on the vaccination process. 

“Thank You to all our employees & their families for their contribution to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Getting vaccinated now will help protect you and your beloved family members you care for and those who are at risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This is also an opportunity for The Kanoo Group employees to serve as role models in our community. The Kanoo Group will continue following all critical steps as a company to reduce the risk of spread and infection, as well as mitigate the impacts of this pandemic to our business operations, our employees and the communities in which we operate,” The Kanoo Group Directors’ message reads.

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Sunday, 14 February 2021

Kanoo Shipping launches new Port office in Hamriyah Free Zone Sharjah

 Kanoo Shipping launches new Port office in Hamriyah Free Zone Sharjah

Kanoo Shipping has established a new port office in Hamriyah Free Zone adjacent to Hamriyah Port, a deepwater seaport and accompanying facilities located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Hamriyah Port is part of a free trade zone for companies and a hub for the export and re-export of commodities to other world markets. Main deepwater port activities include petrochemical exports, container terminals and general cargo alongside berth depths of 14 meters. 


Hamriyah Port can accommodate very large and deep drafted vessels and its main harbour is designed for handling LPG, oil products, general cargo, heavy-duty cargo, cement, grain and forest products. LPG loading terminal is currently operated by Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the energy industry. The inner harbour is located in the north part of the Hamriyah Free Zone. Offshore of Hamriyah, there is an SBM operated by BP, handling crude and condensate cargo.


Hamriyah Port is a few kilometres from Sharjah proper and industrial areas. Investors are able to save time and cost as the port is adjacent to Hamriyah Free Zone. It also has easy access to linking all seven emirates and provides connections to the adjacent Gulf States closer to the Straits of Hormuz.


With this new office of Kanoo Shipping, it said that their Husbandry, Crew Care, Port and Cargo Operations services to clients are more robust than ever as port authorities, Customs, Immigration and other government agencies are also located in the same vicinity.


Contact Details:


Muhammad Farooq

Operations Manager – Northern Emirates

Kanoo Shipping

Mobile: +971 50 624 0232



Murali Krishna

Assistant Manager – Tankers

Kanoo Shipping

Mobile +971 54 995 6076

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Kanoo Machinery opens new Parts Outlet in Ras-Al-Khor in Dubai

 Kanoo Machinery is delighted to announce the opening of a new branch parts outlet at Ras Al-Khor, Dubai, to provide better customer service

Kanoo Machinery opens new Parts Outlet in Ras-Al-Khor in Dubai
Kanoo Machinery Employees pose at the newly opened Parts outlet in Ras Al Khor, Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Machinery, one of the leading materials handling, construction, Welding, cleaning, agriculture and industrial equipment distributors in the Gulf, opened its new spare parts outlet strategically located in Ras Al-Khor, Dubai, to keep up with evolving customer demands and to ensure delighted customer experience. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on 10th February 2021 led by Kannan Chandrasekaran, Country Manager - UAE and Oman and attended by Kanoo Machinery staff members and guests.

The new parts outlet offers full sales, technical support and parts distribution for customers in Dubai & beyond. Kanoo Machinery offers ready stock availability of equipment for outright sales, short and long-term rental, as well as an extensive inventory of accessories, spare parts, tires, batteries and lubricants. An expert team from Kanoo Machinery also offers 24 x 7 customer support and use our mobile quick service vehicles to do remote service at customer’s site.

Kannan Chandrasekaran said, “With the 100% Customer Service Excellence Movement, our goal is not only to innovate but most importantly to change the way we interact with customers. These days, customers are also looking for more personalized and interactive experience that’s why we create an environment to help staff engage more proactively and listen to our customers’ need.”

“The branch is positioned to take advantage of the UAE’s long-term growth opportunities as well as to help our customers succeed in their business”, added Manoj Kumar, Divisional Parts Manager, UAE.

Kanoo Machinery offers a highly diversified line of quality equipment and genuine spares & consumables from world-leading and trusted brands such as Grove, Hyster, Perkins, Bobcat, Lincoln Electric, Aisle-Master, Combilift, Tennant, Massey Ferguson, Norton, Ausa, Sullair, Beach Tech etc. The equipment manufactured by our Principals are sold, serviced and marketed through dedicated product specialists from sales and aftermarket who are available across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Fujairah and RAK in the UAE.

About Kanoo Machinery

Kanoo Machinery is a member 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.   

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 

P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636, Websites: / 

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Michelle Laylo Verzola 
The Kanoo Group

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