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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Fujairah Port welcomes new YBA Kanoo CEO

Dubai, UAE: Maurice Ghattas, the newly appointed CEO of YBA Kanoo is ready to embrace his new role in overseeing long-term business strategies in the Gulf. As part of his latest engagements, he visited the Fujairah Port along with top representatives of The Kanoo Group on 10th September 2013, wherein he was warmly received by senior members.
Maurice Ghattas, CEO, YBA Kanoo
Mr. Fahad Kanoo (Executive Director – UAE), Mr. Bob Curtis (CEO – UAE & Oman) and Mr. John Drinkwater (Kanoo Shipping Manager – UAE) graced the gathering and introduced the new group Chief Executive, Mr. Maurice Ghattas in the presence of prominent officials of Fujairah Port – Mr. John Mittelstein (Marketing Manager), Mr. David J. Nicholas (Operations Manager), Capt. Mohamed Youssef Hassan (Marine Pilot & Port Security Officer), Capt. Shaher Sartawi (Deputy Operation Manager) and Capt. Mousa Murad (General Manager), among others.

Fujairah Port is a significant part of The Kanoo Group of companies because of their long business association. Kanoo Shipping, a member of The Kanoo Group has been the topmost agent of the Port for the past three consecutive years.

The conducted meeting was very dynamic wherein latest developments taking place in Fujairah were discussed. Also, major points were tackled on how The Kanoo Group can become more involved in these various developments. Afterwards, the new CEO was guided round the port facilities, visited one of Kanoo Marine boats and then visited Kanoo’s existing facilities which are headed up by Captain Pramod Arora (Shipping Manager – Fujairah) and Dewon Holmes (Marine Manager). He was then introduced to the rest of the Kanoo Team.
The Kanoo Group & Fujairah Port management pose during the new YBA Kanoo CEO visit
Today, Fujairah Port is one of the world’s anchorage and bunkering locations. It is a multi-purpose port that caters for containers, general and bulk cargoes, as well as oil activity. Two bulk loaders handle the Emirates considerable aggregate exports and the Port also hosts the UAE’s strategic grain reserve.

Since Fujairah Port became operational in 1983, it has embarked on a continuous policy of enhancement to both its facilities and its comprehensive range of services. It is situated on the Eastern Seaboard of the UAE, approximately 70 nautical miles from the Straits of Hormuz. Its strategic position has proved attractive to both the range of users of the multi-purpose Port and the significant numbers of vessels calling at the Fujairah Anchorage for Bunkers, Supplies and Service. The Fujairah Anchorage is internationally recognized for its safety, security and calm waters.

Kanoo Shipping operates in 19 countries and in all principal ports and offshore tanker loading terminals around the Arabian Peninsula including Iraq and Sudan. In addition to its fully owned offices and joint ventures in the Arabian Peninsula, its regional network operates through well established partnerships in Egypt, Jordon, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Seychelles.


Port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Kanoo Shipping is one of the founders of S5 Agency World Ltd., the rapidly growing global shipping agency company established to meet the increasing requirements of clients looking to benefit from the financial and the process efficiencies derived from global coverage. Stakeholders in the company are all financially strong, regional market leaders. S5 has become a recognized player within the Global agency market through its world class IT system and local expertise.

Nowadays, Kanoo Shipping is moving full steam ahead with a commitment to extend its range of services and port coverage to meet the ever-changing global requirements of the shipping industry.
Mr. Ghattas has a wide expertise in business development and management. His professional background included experiences in United Technologies, Carrier Knoll, MFG, W R Grace and other GCC family conglomerates which gives him the unique combination of skills and knowledge in doing business not only in Bahrain but throughout the Middle East.
Kanoo Marine in Fujairah Port
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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Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Kanoo Group holds 14th Blood Donation Drive

Dubai, UAE – April 09, 2013: The Kanoo Group, in cooperation with Blood Donation Center-Latifa Hospital, yesterday marked the successful conclusion of the blood donation drive held at The Kanoo Group Main Office - HAK Training Hall, Bur Dubai.

Management staff from all divisions and branches across UAE, along with friends and families lined up to support the initiative which was conducted between 9.00 am to 1.30 pm by specialized medical team from Latifa Hospital and organized by The Kanoo Group Marketing Department.

Ali Islim, Marketing Manager on behalf of The Kanoo Group said: "It is an excellent opportunity to be a part of this humanitarian programme which reflects the shared beliefs and values of The Kanoo Group throughout the years on the importance of donation and community service. On behalf of the marketing team I would like to commend all the efforts for the collaboration and remarkable response of the 14th Blood Donation Campaign."

The Kanoo Group has been successfully conducting this campaign since 2003 and continuously promotes and encourages employees to partake in such priceless commitment to save lives as an integral part of the society.

The entire blood donation process was simple which took only 15 minutes on the average, for each patient, and received an overall positive feedback on safety and handling.

The volunteers were presented with tailor-made tokens from The Kanoo Group for their wholehearted efforts that underline the importance of restoring health and lives of people among others from around the world who earnestly seek help every second in the hope to reverse the course of their fate forever.

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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Monday, 1 April 2013

Kanoo-American Express Annual Network Forum Held


The Annual Kanoo-American Express Travel Network Forum gathers top travel industry players in the Middle East
Kanoo Travel, the largest travel company in the Middle East conducted the Annual Kanoo-American Express Travel Network Forum held recently at InterContinental Hotel, Amman, Jordan. Senior representatives from American Express Travel Partner Network, USA and UK, together with partners from 14 different regional markets including Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Yemen, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and UAE, to name a few, attended the event. 

This year’s forum was sponsored by Sabre Travel Network and Co-sponsored by American Express Cards Middle East.

Nabeel Kanoo, Director, Kanoo Travel
Several topics related to the travel management industry including new technologies, pricing strategies and announcement of several developments that drive value to customer’s travel management programs were highlighted as enhancements to AMEX Travel customer’s and partner’s overall experiences. Latest plans in terms of investments in new training resources, quality tools and corporate payment solution were also announced.  

The Forum members also welcomed two new agents from Afghanistan and Tunisia to the AMEX Travel Network, and shared success stories and various other business related matters with partners. 

Speaking after the conference, Nabeel Kanoo, Director, Kanoo Travel said: “We hosted the initial meeting in Dubai back in 2011 and then decided to host it annually at one of the partner’s home country each year. Choosing Jordan didn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as the safety, beauty and hospitality of this country made it the perfect destination for our 2013 forum. At Kanoo, we always pursue promoting our partners, as well as their countries in an endeavor to reflect their true image. This experience in Jordan will help our partners understand the market better and identify opportunities for future initiatives”. 

He added: “This event is a platform for all our partners to meet annually and discuss new opportunities, share local best practices and exchange thoughts on growth strategies for the future. In a world of globalization as a result of the tremendous developments in the Information Technology and Communications sector, such partnerships and leveraging of each other’s local strengths are essential to help us stay ahead of the international competition we all face in our markets. This meeting is proof of our ambitions in continuing and growing the Kanoo-American Express Network.” 

H.E Munir Nassar, Managing Director - United Travel Agency stated:  “Since we partnered with Kanoo in 1976, we’ve been proudly witnessing a series of achievements and success stories around the world. Our MENA network is being reinforced with the new partnerships we accumulated with many establishments in the Travel industry such as Airlines, Hotels, and Agents around the region, ensuring our clients the premium experience they deserve and has been promised by Kanoo-American Express Travel.” 

When asked about choosing Jordan as the host destination, he commented: “Hosting the 2013 Forum in Jordan gave us the exceptional chance to escort our honorable partners to the world’s new Wonder Petra and the reviving Dead Sea which was nothing short of an astonishing experience”.


About Kanoo Travel


Established in the late 1930s, Kanoo Travel is considered the first IATA member agency in the GCC and has since grown to become the largest travel company in the Middle East offering the most comprehensive and sophisticated solutions in the industry. Kanoo Travel is a division of YBA Kanoo, one of the largest, independent family-owned multinational businesses in the Middle East with an extensive portfolio of complementary business units and strategic partnerships across a range of industry sectors.


Today it boasts a team of over 900 travel specialists across the region, operating a network of 70 IATA locations, specialising in Corporate Travel, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE), Leisure & Holiday Travel, Airline Representation and Marine Travel. It has been consistently recognised for its premium solutions and service excellence, winning many regional industry awards.

Kanoo Travel also represents American Express Global Business Travel (the largest Travel Management Company in the world) in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, with which it has a master franchise agreement covering the Levant, North Africa, the GCC, Iraq, and the CIS countries. In 1997 it became the first travel company to receive an ISO certification in the Middle East region.

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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Monday, 4 March 2013

PSGULF.com wins Best Web Design Award


PSG.com, the official corporate website of Power Systems Gulf LLC, a member of The Kanoo Group won the Web Design Award for January 2013 announced recently by DesignFirms™.

DesignFirms is a professional web design, mobile development and marketing company directory since 2003. It has the largest (over 20,000) human-edited creative, professional database from trustworthy design firms, development companies, top freelancers, advertising agencies and marketing professional, among others. Its goal is to help find designers and developers to showcase their talents and creativity and recognize their works through various web awards.

PSG.com stood out among other professional site entries from around the globe in the award. The website was judged according to creativity and design; ease of use and effectiveness and programming/compatibility.

Ali Islim and Ramesh Varakkoth from The Kanoo Group-Marketing worked as a team in the design of the corporate website with utmost dedication and hard work.

This significant quality award not only improved the web credibility of Power Systems Gulf but also served as a great marketing tool for being able to showcase its outstanding web environment to its customers/clients.

As the Internet grows exponentially every day - with every new websites, the standard that comes with it also grows and the demand for bigger and enhanced sites has also come. PSG.com has achieved a milestone on standards and continues to move forward with the latest web developments.

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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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Kanoo Machinery supplies Dubai Drydocks’ largest mobile crane


Dubai, UAE: February 17, 2013 – Kanoo Machinery LLC, a member of The Kanoo Group won an order to supply Dubai Drydocks with Grove all-terrain crane, Model GMK6300L, their largest mobile crane till date.  Delivery of the crane recently took place at the Dubai Drydocks main office, Dubai, UAE in the presence of senior management representatives of Kanoo, Dubai Drydocks and Grove.


Mishal Kanoo, Deputy Chairman of The Kanoo Group handed over a ceremonial key to Ali Abdulla Ahmad Bin Towaih Al Suwaidi, Vice President of Dubai Drydocks to highlight the event and as a gesture of further collaboration between two of Dubai’s leading companies.

Also in attendance were Christophe Carbonnelle, Area Grove Sales Director; Waleed Rauf, Grove Sales Manager; Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director-UAE of The Kanoo Group; Bob Curtis, CEO – UAE & Oman, The Kanoo Group, along with Kanoo Machinery top officials: Shakil Merchant, Divisional Manager, Sales & Marketing-UAE; James Mc Sorley, Branch Manager-Dubai; Praveen Hubli, Aftermarket Sales Manager and Nabil Al Tawil, Sales Manager – Dubai.
James Mc. Sorley said,“Kanoo Machinery is proud to be associated with the sale of one of the biggest cranes to Dubai Drydocks. This is an important day for all of us – Kanoo, Grove and Drydocks. With the support of everybody, we are here today to celebrate the handover of the crane”.
“This order will be a good reference for future opportunities in UAE and the Gulf.”  Nabil Al Tawil added.
Christophe Carbonnelle also commented that he was proud that Dubai Drydocks chose Grove as the manufacturer of choice for this crane.
The Grove GMK 6300L is a 300-tone capacity crane with a lifting height of up 120m metres from a 6-section, 80-metre telescoping boom and 37 metre lattice extension.

About Kanoo Machinery LLC
From its humble start in the mid 1960's, Kanoo Machinery LLC has grown to become one of the leading construction, materials handling, floor cleaning and agricultural equipment distributors in the UAE offering a cross-border seamless service across the Gulf.
Today, Kanoo Machinery LLC offers its clients premier world leading brands such as Grove, Hyster, Perkins, Bobcat, Tennant, Massey Ferguson, Lincoln Electric, Norton, Ausa, Sullair, Beach Tech, Aisle-Master, Hitachi, GEDA, Sakai and Utilev. Products from these Principals are marketed through dedicated product specialist from sales and aftermarket who are available in all the 5 branches (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah and RAK) in 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, 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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Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group
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Monday, 25 February 2013

Kanoo Machinery wins DP World’s Top Vendor Award

Dubai, UAE – February 24, 2013: Kanoo Machinery, a member of The Kanoo Group led by Mr. Bob Jennings (General Manager) received DP World’s Top Vendor Award held recently at DP World-Jebel Ali, Dubai.

DP World presented the Top Vendor Award to Kanoo Machinery
(left to right: Mohammed Al Muallem, Shakil Merchant, Praveen Hubli, Esam Khoori, Nabil Al Tawil)
The accolade was initiated by DP world in recognition of Kanoo Machinery’s exemplary performance and ongoing contribution towards DP World UAE Region’s success in the year 2012.

The distinct survey resulted to Kanoo Machinery as: No. 1 Supplier in terms of total transactions; No. 2 Supplier in terms of total value of business done – representing DP World’s purchases in 2012; and No. 4 Supplier in terms of overall evaluation.

Senior Management Staff of DP World and Kanoo Machinery during the awarding ceremony held at DP World – Jebel Ali, Dubai.
Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem (Senior Vice President and Managing Director, UAE Region) and Mr. Esam Khoori (Director-Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management) of DP World presented the award to senior management representatives of Kanoo Machinery: Shakil Merchant (Divisional Sales Manager-UAE), Praveen Hubli (Aftermarket Sales Manager-UAE) and Nabil Al Tawil (Sales Manager-Dubai).

Mr. Jennings said that this is a momentous event for Kanoo Machinery mainly for Dubai Branch and Parts Team for their collaboration in achieving great customer service thus strengthening relationship with DP world.


About Kanoo Machinery

Kanoo Machinery is a member of The Kanoo Group, one of the largest family-owned conglomerates in the Middle East established in 1890. Since mid-1960s, Kanoo Machinery represents a wide range of leading international equipment brands/manufacturers within such areas as maintenance and construction, earth-moving machinery, cranes and material handling, power generation, marine power, airport equipment, welding supplies, safety and testing services, specialised equipment and services, agricultural equipment, industrial and automotive diesel engines and parts and workshop support services.

Kanoo Machinery has gained a considerable reputation as an expert solutions provider through its personalised service and dependability in delivering first-class machinery and equipment along with its associated support services to both Government and Private sector customers. The world-class products offered by Kanoo Machinery are backed by a strong and efficient after sales network of workshops, replacement parts and mobile service facilities throughout the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula. Part of Kanoo Machinery, KANRENT has also been providing different equipment for short and long-term hire including lease.

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 

To comment on the article, send an email to: 
Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive
The Kanoo Group

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