Saudi Maritime Congress 2020 Sponsors & Partners

Founding Strategic Partners

Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI)

Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, provides diverse services, including transportation of crude oil, oil products, chemicals, bulk, and general cargo through its various business units, namely Oil, Logistics, Chemicals, Dry Bulk, and Ship Management.

Founded in 1978, Bahri has around 3,000 dedicated employees across its network of offices in Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, and India. The largest owner and operator of Very Large Crude-oil Carriers (VLCCs) in the world and the largest owner and operator of chemical tankers in the Middle East, Bahri owns and operates an impressive fleet of 92 vessels, including 45 VLCCs, 36 chemical tankers, six multipurpose vessels, and five dry bulk carriers, serving 150 ports worldwide.

Following a remarkably successful year in 2018 that helped Bahri to further consolidate its leading position in the international maritime industry, the company continues to push ahead with its long-term growth strategies, expanding its market footprint, strengthening its fleet, and introducing new offerings, thereby bringing greater value to its customers and shareholders.

At Bahri, human capital is its biggest asset. The company attaches significance to being an employee-centric organization by way of investing in the well-being and the professional as well as personal development of its people.

Strategic Partner

International Maritime Industries is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, Lamprell, Bahri and Hyundai Heavy Industries. Four industry leaders have come together to build a world-class maritime facility offering quality, efficiency, and economies-of-scale. Each partner has brought hands-on experience as either a customer or operator to ensure IMI redefines the maritime industry with its integrated facility and contained localized supply chain ecosystem. IMI is located in The King Salman Complex for International Maritime Industries & Services at Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia. It will be the largest, full service maritime facility in MENA. The scale of IMI ensures customers will have all their maritime needs met in one facility, on time, and to specification. It will host:

 One of the largest combined drydock area in MENA

The largest ship lift in MENA with lifting capabilities of 31,200 tons

The largest combined lift capability over a drydock in MENA of 2,150 tons

The region’s largest quayside of 9,000 meters

The region’s largest total combined land area of 11.4million sqm

The annual capacity of the facility is 4 new build offshore rigs and over 43 new build vessels including VLCCs, in addition to servicing more than 260 maritime products. The first phase of  production operations is expected to commence toward the end of 2020 with the facility reaching its full production capacity by 2022.

International Maritime Industries (IMI) — a name that is poised to flex a lot of industry muscle, and will not only transform the face of rig and shipbuilding in the region, but also globally.

Platinum Sponsors

Established in 1990, Al Blagha Group (ABG) is a Saudi Group of companies specialized in marine infrastructure and
industrial services, port and shipyard operations, marine transportation and logistics.

 With over 4000 employees, ABG group has operational unites all over Saudi Arabia including Dammam, Jeddah, Diba, Yanbuand Jizan, with our headquarters located in Riyadh.

 Affiliated ABG companies participating in the third Saudi Maritime Congress are Al Blagha Industrial (ABIC), and the Maritime Company for Navigation (MACNA).

 ABIC operates Dammam Shipyard, the only dry dock facility on the Arabian Gulf coast of the Kingdom, and provides maintenance services, repair and refurbishment activities for the commercial, defence and offshore marine sectors. ABGI has a strong presence on the Red Sea coast through Jeddah Ship Repair.

 With over 24 years’ experience in maritime industry, the Maritime Company for Navigation (MACNA) is the oldest Saudi company and leader in the Red Sea transportation market. MACNA ship management provides technical and crew expertise to maintain and operate a diverts fleets of Landing Crafts, RoRo/Pax Catamarans, crew boats and High-Speed Crafts. MACNA has been the only company to perform daily trips for passengers and cargo between Jizan and Farasan for over 10 years.

 Along with providing a diverse professional marine service such as

·  Vessel chartering            

·  Marine consultancy

·  Marine agency

·  Brokering

·  Marine workshop

 ABG is a proud Platinum sponsor of the 3rd Saudi Maritime Congress to further illustrate our commitment to contribute toward the maritime and logistics sectors development in Saudi Arabia.

Established in 1981, Faisal M. Higgi & Associates Co. Ltd. has cemented its name at Yanbu and short after at all Saudi Red Sea Ports and now expending on Eastern Region. Equipped with a group of experienced, qualified and dedicated shipping professionals, Faisal M. Higgi provides a kind of highest level of package service containing shipping agency services, cargo transport, custom clearance and ship chandelling.

Faisal M. Higgi is a progressive, committed and quality conscious company.

Enhance our ability to provide high quality and standardized services by leveraging the benefits of the highly automated work environment.

Over the years, we have become one of the leading shipping services company. Headquartered in Yanbu with offices spread along the Red Sea coast in Jeddah, Rabigh, Duba, Jizan and in Eastern Province Dammam, Jubail, Rast Tanura and Tanajib. Our highly experienced teams are able to provide Cost-effective level of quality-controlled services, meeting our Clients’ needs and expectations in every aspect.

Faisal M. Higgi & Associates Co. Ltd. has succeeded to develop the activity of skilled and non-skilled manpower supply as well as environmental services to numerous of Industrial firms at Yanbu area. We have insured highest level of quality in accordance with clients environmental and safety requirements. We have acquired numerous equipment and transport means to accommodate the increasing demand of that service.

Faisal M. Higgi & Associates Co. Ltd. implemented Quality Management System Standards: BS EN ISO 9001:2015 by Lloyd’s Register.

Hadi Hamad Al Hammam Marine Services Co. is a subsidiary company of Hadi Hamad Al Hammam Holding Company. 
A 100% Saudi owned entity with diversified business activities which was established and started the first contract with Saudi ARAMCO back in the year 1978. 

 Our headquarters is located in Ras Tanura City – a strategic location in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia – with rapidly expanding operations to support offshore operations in the Arabian Gulf & Red Sea.

We own, operate, and manage Offshore Support Vessels to serve Saudi Oil & Gas offshore industry contributing to Saudi Economy.  Our major clients are Saudi ARAMCO and its Offshore Construction Contractors working in the Region for Oil & Gas exploration and production.  We also provide additional support services such as Ship Chandelling,  Shipping
 Agency Services, Marine Catering Services, Ship Maintenance and associated Services. In addition to serving the Offshore industry, we also provide various services at Seaports of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other regional branches in the

 Our diverse marine fleet comprises of 35 vessels and we have additional 6 vessels being built at various international shipyards which are expected to join our fleet during the year 2020.

Our strategy is to maintain safety and quality of our services and meet business demands considering Saudi Vision 2030 with a focus on offering diversified Offshore Services to SAUDI ARAMCO and other Clients.   Our diverse fleet consists of the following types of vessels and crafts :

  • -Anchor handling Vessels (AHTS)
  • -Platform support Vessels (PSV)
  • -Work/Maintenance Vessels
  • -Supply Vessels
  • -Utility/Work Vessels
  • -Tug boats
  • -Jack-up Barges (Lift boats)
  • -Amphibious Evacuation Crafts

Hutchison Ports Dammam has been the terminal operator at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, Saudi Arabia since 1997 and has handled more than 23m TEUs during this time. 

It is the largest container terminal in the Eastern Province, spread across 116 hectares. It operates 7 container berths, 3 Multi-purpose berths and has a total of 17 quay cranes, 53 rubber-tyred gantry cranes. It has its own dedicated customs inspection area with separate facilities for dry, dangerous and reefer cargo inspection. 

 Hutchison Ports Dammam is the ideal location in the Eastern gateway for the Kingdom; for both local distribution and with quick access to Riyadh through 3 railway lines, to connect Dammam port to Riyadh.

 Our terminal is backed by Hutchison Ports; the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations in 51 ports spanning 26 countries that supports our terminal with experts, providing us with the latest technology.

 For the past two decades Hutchison Ports Dammam has played a key role in facilitating the importation and exportation of all goods and services necessary for social, economic and industrial development.

 Hutchison Ports Dammam has brought the latest port technology to the Kingdom, including remote control Cranes technology that puts us at the forefront of port developments in the Kingdom.

 Through our investments we are providing customers and all stakeholders the highest quality services they deserve.  

MSC - Mediterranean Shipping Co. Saudi

Overseas Marine Logistics

Saudi Global Ports Co (SGPC) is the second container terminal in King Abdulaziz Seaport in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

SGPC started its commercial operations on the 23rd of April, 2015 as a joint venture between the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia and the Singapore based port and terminal operator, PSA International.

In terms of infrastructure, SGPC is equipped with six of the latest Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes capable of handling 24 rows of containers across the vessel’s beam, and a berth depth of 16m (the deepest in the Eastern
Region). SGPC is the only container terminal in the Region that is capable of handling the largest container vessels such as the COSCO SHIPPING SOLAR and COSCO SHIPPING PLANET, each capable of carrying up to 23,100 TEUs of containers.

For exporters and importers, SGPC offers the best-in-class cold storage facilities with a -18°C environment for sensitive cargos. The terminal is also built with a railway track of 1.5km, thus improving the railway turnaround time for shipment between Dammam and Riyadh.

SGPC’s success relies on skilled manpower, state-of-the-art equipment, keeping up with the latest technology, and the commitment to deliver an efficient and reliable service.

In line with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, “To be a pioneering and successful global model of excellence on all fronts”, SGPC will continue to invest in technology, upskill the human capital, upgrade its infrastructure, and communicate with its clients to exceed all expectations. SGPC aims to help transform Saudi Arabia into a leading Global Logistics Hub.

With about 3 decades of experience, providing services related to Off-shore Marine, Shipping agency, Ship chandling, Supply Chain, Freight forwarding and Customs clearance, Sedres understand Marine business and its requirements to core.

 Sedres’ strength go beyond time-bound service / product delivery as “commitment to providing solutions” act as leading light behind every action that we initiate.  

 Sedres believe in strategic partnership with industry leaders to achieve distinction in specialized services, thus operate in JV partnership with below technically advanced companies.  

  • Dialog Jubail Supply base - Marine Logistic base
  • Six Alliance Co. Ltd - Commercial Diving & Engine
  • Repairs Aaron Gulf Co. Ltd - Life Saving and Fire Fighting
  • Master System - Radio & Navigation Equipment
  • Speciality Gases Co. Ltd - Supply of speciality gases
  • Takween - Chemical Blending and Trading
  • Dialog Services Saudi Arabia -  Industrial Services

 With a proven track record in Shipping / Marine industry, Sedres today is a trusted partner to many ship owners, charterers and operators from around the globe providing vast array of services all under one umbrella.

 Our aspiration is to replicate our excellence to wider geographies and grow into a globally recognized entity by becoming the company of choice.

Gold Sponsor

Tidewater owns and operates one of the largest fleets of OSVs (Offshore Support Vessels) in the industry, with over 60 years of experience supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide.

 Tidewater created the “work boat” industry with its 1956 launch of the Ebb Tide, the world’s first offshore vessel tailor-made to support the offshore oil and gas industry. Today, Tidewater is the leading and most experienced provider of OSVs in the global energy industry.

As a US based company, over 90% of Tidewater’s fleet works internationally in more than 60 countries. Around the world, we stand ready to transport crews and supplies, tow and anchor mobile rigs, assist in offshore construction projects and perform a variety of specialized marine support services.

In 2008 Tidewater Al-Rushaid Company Limited was established in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a partnership between two leading companies to support the oil and gas activity in the Kingdom while focusing on:

  • ·Safety and Operational Excellence
  • ·Operating in compliance with all applicable laws
  • ·Commitment to IKTVA and Vision 2030
  • ·Developing local Saudi talent  
  • ·Minimizing environmental impacts
  • ·Developing the next generation of specialized marine support vessels


Silver Sponsors

ABB Marine & Ports is a pioneering maritime organization which is transforming the industry through electric, digital and connected solutions.

ABB’s innovative technologies are redefining the future, bringing new levels of
reliability, efficiency and sustainability to shipping and making our ports and
terminals safer, greener and more productive.

ABB Marine & Ports is operating in 25 countries, in over 40 locations. Our service network helps the customers globally wherever they are with the ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations Centers and 24/7 technical support.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

Al Tamimi & Company is the largest law firm in the Middle East with 17 offices across 9 countries.  The firm has unrivalled experience, having operated in the region for over 25 years. Our lawyers combine International experience and qualifications with expert regional knowledge and understanding.

We are a full-service firm, specialising in advising and supporting major international corporations, banks and financial institutions, government organisations and local, regional and international companies.  Our main areas of expertise include arbitration & litigation, banking & finance, corporate & commercial, intellectual property, real estate, construction & infrastructure, and technology, media & telecommunications.  Our lawyers provide quality legal advice and support to clients across all of our practice areas. We have a dedicated team of over 10 specialist shipping lawyers based across the jurisdictions in which we operate.  We are experts when it comes to understanding and advising on shipbuilding, finance and mortgage contracts, collisions and insurance litigation, cargo claims, charter party disputes and ship arrests and hull and cargo policies.

Our business and regional footprint continues to grow, and we seek to expand further in line with our commitment to meet the needs of clients doing business across the MENA region.


Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)

PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd. ("POSH") is one of Asia’s largest operators of offshore support vessels, with a diversified fleet servicing the offshore oil and gas and renewables industries.

With four distinct operating segments: Offshore Supply Vessels, Transportation and Installation, Offshore Accommodation as well as Harbour Services, POSH’s offshore support vessels perform anchor handling services, ocean towage and installation, ocean transportation, offshore accommodation services, Subsea Umbilicals Risers and Flowlines (“SURF”) and Inspection Maintenance and Repair (“IMR”) support and harbour towage services. The Group also supports offshore renewables projects and offers an integrated suite of subsea services.

The POSH Group (including joint ventures) operates a combined fleet of 120 vessels, comprising Anchor Handling Tug Supply
Vessels, Anchor Handling Tugs, Platform Supply Vessels, Maintenance Utility Vessels, Crane and Deck Barges, Semi submersible Accommodation Vessels, Light Construction Vessels, Accommodation Vessels, Multi-purpose Support Vessels, Dive Support Vessels and Harbour Tugs.

The POSH fleet operates worldwide, serving offshore oilfields in Asia, Australasia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America, providing vessels and services for projects involving many of the world’s major energy companies, as well as many large international offshore contractors.