Showing posts with label Kanoo Shipping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kanoo Shipping. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Kanoo Shipping South Africa handles first of this year’s flights to Antarctica

Kanoo Shipping South Africa handles first of this year’s flights to Antarctica
Kanoo Shipping is handling the first of this year's flights, the ‘Dassault Falcon 7X’, supporting various Antarctic Research bases. The operation is based in Cape Town which is the preferred gateway for the DROMLAN community. The season runs from November 2019 to February 2020.

Kanoo Shipping ̶ South Africa which assists a number national bases in Antarctica have commenced their Antarctic season and provides a range of services to support these bases, including logistics support for 10-12 flights & ship agency services for the general cargo vessel that sails to the ice shelf each year. 

The said gateway, the DROMLAN (Dronning Maud Land Air Network Project), is a coordinated project between 11 countries with bases in Queen Maud Land (Norwegian: Dronning Maud Land) to create a coordinated logistics service to reduce costs. These countries are South Africa, Belgium, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Jonathan Bygrave, CEO, Kanoo Shipping said, “It is not often that a humble ship agent can claim to be the first on a continent ̶ although we were in our region, we have been around since 1890... But Kanoo Shipping has put in a claim following the handling of the first of this year's flights (Dassault Falcon 7X) supporting various Antarctic Research bases.”

“We have developed a great relationship with many of the Polar Research Organisations worldwide to support both their flights/personnel and equipment as well as their vessels through our Kanoo Shipping ̶ South Africa operation based in Cape Town. I would like to commend Jonathan Millar and the Kanoo CT Team for yet another Kanoo first... The world is no longer big enough!” he expressed.

A member of The Kanoo Group, 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 and handles 20,000 ship calls every year through its professional network.
See also: Kanoo Shipping conducts 2019 regional meeting in Dubai

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

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Kanoo Shipping shortlisted for the Seatrade Maritime Awards 2019

Dubai, UAE: Kanoo Shipping is nominated as one of the finalists for the 2019 Seatrade Maritime Awards. The leading Maritime Award program for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa will be held on 22nd September 2019 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE, where the final winners will be announced.

Kanoo Shipping has been shortlisted for the ‘Ship Agent Award’ under the Industry Awards Finalists. Entries from over 120 entries covering 20 countries were meticulously selected through a panel of judges consisting of CEOs from top maritime organisations and some of the region’s most influential personalities.
The Seatrade Maritime Awards is the largest networking event for the region's maritime industry leaders and influencers. It is a celebration of quality and industry-leading credibility, which brings forward companies that are keen to share their accomplishments and successes throughout the year.
In 2018, Kanoo Shipping won the coveted ‘Ship Agent of the Year’ with the award accepted by Kanoo Shipping EGM Jonathan Bygrave, including the company’s head of commercial Nikolai Norman. Last year’s event was held at the Atlantis the Palm, in Dubai, UAE, and attended by members of the management team.
Kanoo Shipping won the 'Ship Agent of the Year' at Seatrade Maritime Awards 2018


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 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, India, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Mauritius.

Kanoo Shipping is the first Arab shipping agency in the region in 1911 and one of the founders of S5 Agency World Ltd.
See also: Kanoo Shipping wins Outstanding Agent Award from NileDutch

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.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Maritime leaders gather at Kanoo Shipping’s Annual Regional Meeting


Dubai, UAE: Bringing together prominent maritime leaders from its Middle East/Africa network, Kanoo Shipping once again successfully concluded its Annual Regional Meeting with this year’s theme, “Onwards and Upwards.” The meeting was held on 2nd – 3rd October 2018, onboard the iconic Queen Elizabeth 2 in Dubai.

Executives from Kanoo Shipping including Jonathan Bygrave, EGM-Kanoo Shipping, and Nikolai Norman, Head of Commercial Kanoo Shipping, as well as members of The Management Team welcomed the regional participants with the presence of Fahad Kanoo, Acting CEO, The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman) and Ali Abdullah Kanoo, Member of the Board, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo.

Kanoo Shipping Management together with representatives from key shipowner and commodity trading customers held a lively Q&A panel session aimed at gathering a better understanding of customer requirements, expectations and issues aimed at enhancing their mutual relationship as well as taking the opportunity to discuss emerging opportunities and challenges currently faced by the regional maritime sector.
See also: Kanoo Shipping handles the world’s largest container ship on maiden call to Jebel Ali Port
Generally, the two-day meeting focused on enhancing customer value through efficiency and Industry IT leadership whilst underlining Kanoo Shipping’s core fundamentals of compliance, transparency and sustainable excellence.

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 over 15,000 ship calls every year through its professional network which covers all ports in the Suez to Sri Lanka range and East/South Africa.

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: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Kanoo Shipping handles the world’s largest container ship on maiden call to Jebel Ali Port

Dubai, UAE: MOL Triumph, the world's largest container ship with a capacity of 20,170 TEU, arrived on its maiden voyage to Jebel Ali Port in Dubai on 8th June 2017.


Kanoo Shipping, one of the founders of S5 Agency World and a member of the Kanoo Group, handled the operations and husbandry services of MOL Triumph, registered to Japanese shipping company, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL).
At 400 meters in length and 58.8 meters in width, MOL Trump is equipped with many new sustainable technologies to provide more efficient fuel consumption and improved environmental performance. The vessel is the first 20,000 TEU-class containership deployed in THE Alliance's Asia to Europe trade via the FE2 service.

MOL Triumph made its inaugural calls to Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore, before it made a transit through the Suez Canal. It continued on to Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre before calling back at Tangier and then Jebel Ali on its return voyage to Asia.

DPW, MOL and Kanoo Shipping welcomed the Master and Crew onboard during the vessel stay at Jebel Ali Port, through a recognition ceremony held at Wheel House T3 operation building.
Kanoo Shipping presented a plaque to the Master for the MOL Triumph’s maiden call. Mr John Drinkwater, the Country Manager for Kanoo Shipping - UAE & Oman, said, “We are delighted to welcome the new MOL Triumph, which is the largest containership in the world. Kanoo Shipping is committed to ensuring that we provide the highest level of services to the vessel during her port stay at Jebel Ali Port.”
See Also: Kanoo Shipping handles World's Largest Car Carrier on maiden call to Jebel Ali Port
Being the first Arab shipping agency in the Region in 1890, Kanoo Shipping has grown to be the largest regional shipping service provider in the Middle East which covers an extensive area including the Gulf, the Red Sea and Indian Sub-continent, and handles 15,000 ship calls every year. Kanoo Shipping has offices in 19 countries and covers over 150 ports.
See also: Kanoo S5 attends the Annual Shell HSSE Conference in London 

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, engineering, 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: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Kanoo Shipping handles World's Largest Car Carrier on maiden call to Jebel Ali Port

Dubai, UAE: Hoegh Target, the world's largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) which can carry 8,500 car equivalent units, and a deck space the size of 10 football pitches, arrived on its maiden voyage to Jebel Ali Port, on 30th October 2016.

Kanoo Shipping Agencies handled the operations and husbandry services of Hoegh Target, registered to Norwegian firm Hoegh Autoliners.

Mr. John Drinkwater (Country Manager – Kanoo Shipping, UAE & Oman) said, “We are delighted to welcome the ship on her maiden call.

We are committed to working closely with Hoegh Autoliners to ensure that the line continues to get the highest levels of service when calling in Jebel Ali Port.”

During the vessel stay, Kanoo Shipping organized a recognition ceremony. Mr. Drinkwater welcomed the Master and crew on-board and presented a plaque to them for Hoegh Target’s maiden call.

Hoegh Target also boasts ramp entrance capabilities much bigger than its counterparts, offering up to 6.5 metres of free deck height, and 12 metres of ramp width, which means that it can take high-sided vehicles and trucks. Its stern ramp can also hold a capacity to take cargo weighing up to 375 tonnes.

About Kanoo Shipping


From being the first Arab shipping agency in the region in 1890, Kanoo Shipping has grown into the largest regional shipping service provider in the Middle East. With regionally centralised operations, finance and communications, the Kanoo office network covers an extensive area, including the Gulf, the Red Sea and Indian Sub-continent. www.kanooshipping.com

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, engineering, 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: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Kanoo S5 attends the Annual Shell HSSE Conference in London

Kanoo Shipping’s S5 Agency recently attended the Annual Shell HSSE Conference in London as part of the Shell Contractor’s network of global suppliers. 

The Shell’s Commitment and Policy on Health, Security, Safety, the Environment (HSSE) and Social Performance (SP) applies across Shell and is designed to help protect people and the environment. It includes aligned operational control for all Shell companies, contractors and joint ventures on how they must manage HSSE and SP to earn the confidence of customers, shareholders and society, to be a good neighbour and to contribute to sustainable development.
Steve Blackney of S5 Middle East (Regional Operations Manager, Kanoo Shipping) [left] and
Herbie Battye, Group HSSE Officer for S5 attends the Shell's HSSE Conference in London
Speaking about Kanoo Shipping’s participation in the event, Steve Blackney, Regional Operations Manager, Kanoo Shipping, said, “Our attendance served as an opportunity to network and to share knowledge and experiences relating to HSSE in everyday working life, and to share ideas on how to achieve the “Goal Zero” accident rate demanded by Shell. It is also our intention to achieve the same “Goal Zero” for Kanoo S5 offices and personnel going forward.”

Mr. Herbie Battye of S5 London gave a detailed presentation on Kanoo S5 progress in implementing a Shell compliant HSSE culture and reporting structure in all of Kanoo Shipping’s offices around the World, but with particular emphasis on the Middle East where they carry out great numbers of offshore and land-based transportation of Shell personnel.

Herbie’s presentation was extremely well received by Shell and the rest of the 150 strong audience. Later in the conference, Steve Blackney of S5 Middle East was able to win one of the Prizes during a test on Shell HSSE Standards.

S5 is the fastest growing Global Port Agency in the world. S5’s dynamic business model embraces modern technology in order to deliver tailored solutions at both global and regional levels. S5 harnesses the joint resources, operational capability and financial reputation of regional market leaders and its stakeholders such as Kanoo Shipping.

Kanoo Shipping is one of the founders of S5 Agency World. Being the first Arab shipping agency in the Region in 1890, Kanoo Shipping has grown to be the largest regional shipping service provider in the Middle East which covers an extensive area including the Gulf, the Red Sea and Indian Sub-continent, and handles 11,000 ship calls every year.

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, engineering, 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: www.kanoo.com / www.kanoogroup.com 

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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Dubai Tourism applauds Kanoo Shipping for cruise tourism success

Dubai, UAE: Dubai Tourism presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Kanoo Shipping along with other sectors during a special ceremony held recently at Mina Rashid in recognition of government agencies, aviation and tourism companies for the growth and success of cruise tourism in Dubai.
 
H.E. Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) presented the award to Mr. John Drinkwater, Shipping Manager, on behalf of Kanoo Shipping.
Mr. John Drinkwater, Kanoo Shipping Manager [left] receives a Certificate of Appreciation from H.E. Helal Saeed Almarri [center] and Mr. Hamad bin Mejren from Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM)
The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai has been promoting the Cruise Business for over a decade. The establishment of the first cruise terminal in Dubai in 2001 and the opening of the enhanced Dubai Cruise Terminal 2 in February 2010 with higher handling capacity, has drawn the attention of cruise line operators around the world.
 
During the ceremony, Mr. Hamad bin Mejren, Executive Director - Dubai Tourism, in his speech said: “Today’s event is an opportunity to recognise and reward our partners from the public and private sectors who have worked with us to bring cruise travelers to Dubai, enhance our destination offering and raise awareness about the attractions of cruise tourism.”

He added, "Last year His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, endorsed Dubai's Tourism Vision for 2020. This Vision includes the headline target of doubling the number of tourists coming to Dubai from 10 million in 2012 to 20 million annually by 2020.

The Dubai Cruise Terminal located at Port Rashid
"We already have a very healthy cruise sector in Dubai as the home port of choice for cruise companies in the Arabian Gulf. To match the ambition of Dubai's tourist industry as a whole, we have ambitious plans of our own for cruise. We expect to welcome 450,000 cruise tourists by 2016 and to record continued, sustainable growth until 2020 - and beyond. To achieve our goals, it is essential that we have the continued support of our partners, which is why today's ceremony is so important."

Apart from Kanoo Shipping Agencies, renowned shipping agents such as Gulf Agency Company (Dubai) LLC, Inchcape Shipping Services, Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC, Rais Hassan Saadi LLC, Seamaster Maritime LLC and Wilhelmsen Ships Service also received the accolade.
Furthermore, DP World was acknowledged for its work on the new cruise terminal at Mina Rashid, as well as the Dubai General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs for having introduced the cruise tourism visa.

Also honored for their contributions were Dubai Police, Dubai Customs, Dubai Maritime City Authority, Ports Customers and Freezone Corporation - Security Department, Road and Transport Authority, Environment Health & Safety, and Dubai Culture; Emirates and Dnata; Arabian Adventures, Gulf Ventures, Orient Tours LLC, Sharaf Tours, SNTTA Emir Tours, Travco LLC, and Rida International Travel & Tourism.

Through government support, international & regional strategic marketing initiatives of DTCM, in conjunction with its overseas offices, placed Dubai in the spotlight of the Arabian Gulf as the “Cruise Hub of the Region.”

Steadily, Kanoo Shipping is proud to be agents for the Regent Seven Seas / Prestige Cruises, Saga Cruises & Residence of The Sea.

About Kanoo Shipping

Kanoo Shipping is one of the founders of S5 Agency World. Being the first Arab shipping agency in the Region in 1890, Kanoo Shipping has grown to be the largest regional shipping service provider in the Middle East. It covers an extensive area including Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and Indian Sub-continent and handles 15,000 port calls every year, with offices in 20 countries.


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, engineering, 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: www.kanoo.com /www.kanoogroup.com 

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