Al Blagha Group is a Saudi based Group of companies, focusing on the Marine Infrastructure, Port & Shipyard Operations, MarineTransportation and Logistics.
Headquartered in Riyadh with operational units in Dammam, Jeddah, Diba, Yanbu, Jizan.
With over 4000 employees, ABG Group is organized into the following key divisions:
• Maritime Transportation and Agency
• Port Services & Development
• Marine /Industrial Engineering Services
• Defense Logistics
Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP) is the only commercial port in the Kingdom of Bahrain which is managed and operated by APM Terminals. KBSP is a world class multi-purpose port that handles a diverse range of cargo that includes containers, general cargo, break-bulk, dry bulk, RO-RO and livestock. The facility also includes a dedicated passenger terminal that is capable of handling cruise and ferry calls. Apart from catering to the local trade in Bahrain, KBSP is ideally positioned to serve as an alternative gateway for the upper gulf, with its ample spare capacity and its customs bonded facility that offers a solution through a sea carriage based option, that allows for storage, if required, followed by prompt customs clearance and onward dispatch by road using the Saudi-Bahrain causeway.
ASRY is the Arabian Gulf’s most experienced maritime repair and fabrication facility. Founded in 1977 in Bahrain, ASRY has over 40 years of experience in marine asset optimisation. Its leading range of facilities includes a 500,000dwt dry-dock, two floating docks of 252m and 227m in length, 15 repair berths with a total length of approximately 5,000m, twin 255m slipways, as well as a 250,000+sqm fabrication area, and a full range of workshops and service centres.
Bahri is a global leader in logistics and transportation, provides diverse services, including transportation of crude oil, oil products, chemicals, bulk, and general cargo, Ship Management activities through its various business units. A remarkably successful 40 years in business helped Bahri to further consolidate its leading position in the international maritime industry. Bahri is 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.
Established in 1975 Bakri Navigation Company (Bihar) acquired its first tanker in 1976
Through a series of newbuilding campaigns and vessel acquisitions Bihar has become the largest private-sector tanker owner and one of the largest vessel operators in the region.
Bihar now operates a fleet of twenty-six tankers and gas carriers as well as a large fleet of offshore vessels.
The fleet is deployed worldwide in the service of major oil companies, the world's largest chemical producers, government utility companies, leading commodity traders, and oil & gas production companies.
Spanning more than four decades, Bihar's highly experienced personnel have successfully delivered customized, first class, safe, reliable, efficient and cost-competitive transport solutions and marine services to its customers.
DESMI – PROVEN TECHNOLOGY
DESMI is a global company specialised in the development and manufacture of pump solutions for marine applications. Our expertise includes: High-efficiency and reliable pumping solutions, CompactClean Ballast water management system, OptisaveTM Energy Saving System, ROTAN® internal gear pumps for pumping high-viscous liquid and much more.
Dnata is the largest Offshore & Marine Services Travel Management Company in the Middle East servicing over a hundred International offshore and marine clients across multiple borders. Our strength is driven by a network of marine specialists spanning the globe, access to best global and regional offshore and marine clients through our network and negotiated special fares and contracts with all global legacy carriers.
Established in 1981, Faisal M. Higgi & Associates Co. Ltd. has cemented its name at all Saudi Red Sea Ports. Equipped with a group of experienced, qualified and dedicated shipping professionals, Faisal M. Higgi provides the highest level of shipping agency services, ship chandling, custom clearance, manpower supply and environmental services.
GAC Saudi Arabia is the Kingdom’s leading agencies providing shipping, marine, logistics and oil & gas support nationwide. GAC Saudi Arabia’s national network of offices has grown and now includes offices at Dammam, Ras Tanura, Jubail, Ras Al-Khafij, Jeddah, Yanbu, Duba, Rabigh and the dry port in Riyadh.
Globe Group was founded in 1976 and has grown into one of Saudi Arabia’s leading marine services group with a diversified portfolio of services including shipping, transportation, port operations, logistics, operations & maintenance, cargo surveys, container terminals, restaurant and retail-fashion brands.
Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), part of Gulftainer group of companies, was founded in 1985 as a port management company. GSCCO is now one of the leading operators in the port services sector currently handling 3 port projects in the Kingdom - Northern Container Terminal (NCT) -Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP), Jubail Container Terminal (JCT), Bulk & General Cargo Handling project in Jubail Commercial Port (JCP) in King Fahad Industrial Port.
• Provides Marine Services to the offshore oil & gas fields with expanding operations in the Arabian Gulf & Red Sea.
• Owns, operates, and manages diverse offshore support vessels.
• Provides other support and chandelling services.
• Currently owns 44 various types of vessels, and expected to reach 60 vessels by the year 2020.
The HullWiper Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is a unique brush and-diver-free underwater hull cleaning system that utilises seawater under variable pressure to remove marine fouling and invasive species without damaging the protective hull coatings or the delicate marine environment.
Hutchison Ports Dammam has been the terminal operator at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, Saudi Arabia since 1997 and has handled more than 22m TEUs during this time.
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 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.
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.
King Abdullah Port is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first fully privately owned, developed and operated port. Located in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) 90 KM north of Jeddah on a total area of 17 million square meters with uninterrupted access to the major highways connecting Jeddah, Makkah, Al Madina, Riyadh and Yanbu. King Abdullah Port is a full - service commercial port with a unique strategic location on the red sea, serving countless markets and destinations in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Lerus Training and Crew Management is established in 2007 and operates Training Facilities for Oil and Gas Industry in Ukraine, Singapore, Indonesia, delivering Crew for 28 clients worldwide as well as their Offshore Training Matrix requirements. Lerus Training is the only Test Center approved by DNVGL outside Norway to grand Dynamic Positioning Unlimited License.
In the span of 20 years since inception, LogiPoint has continued to grow and evolve based on our customers’ needs and market dynamics. As a leading logistics zones developer and operator of the first and largest bonded and re-export zone in Saudi Arabia, LogiPoint has spearheaded several initiatives with the support of the Saudi Customs Authority to facilitate the flow of goods in to and out of the Saudi Market. In line with the Saudi Vision 2030 to diversify the economy beyond dependency on oil, we have pioneered the initiative of simplifying the export process for Saudi products, which we consider as one of our major achievements this year reducing the documentation and export clearance process from one week to one day thereby reducing cost and time which in turn increases the demand and appeal for Saudi products in the regional and global markets.
LUKOIL Marine Lubricants is a global sales and marketing business specializing in the production and marketing of marine lubricants worldwide. It offers outstanding operational and technical service and provides a state-of-the-art marine grade range. Customers can count on excellent support developed by people who know the business.
MSC opened its first agency in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1996. Since then, MSC has expanded its presence to cover the main ports of the country. Today, we have 5 offices in Saudi Arabia, offering global network coverage as well as local knowledge of the market. MSC is the world's second-largest shipping line, playing a key role in the transportation of all kind of goods from Saudi to the rest of the world. In Saudi Arabia, we open the doors to the worldwide market thanks to our direct services which are strengthened by feeder services around the world. MSC is proud to be a stable and reliable partner in the journey of thousands of businesses globally serving all kind of industries.
POSH Saudi Co. Ltd was formed in 2016 as a JV between PACC Offshore Services Holdings Limited (POSH) and Hmood Ali Alkhalaf (HK), with the vision to be the best-in-class service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Posh Saudi Co. LTD currently operates 13 long-term contract with Saudi Aramco.
PACC Offshore Services Holdings Limited (POSH) is the largest Asia-based international operator of offshore support vessels, and one of the top five globally. With a young and diverse fleet of over 100 offshore vessels servicing multiple segments of the offshore oil and gas value chain.
Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) is a world-class terminal located at Jeddah Islamic Port. RSGT is the only terminal at JIP that can operate and assist shipping lines to fully utilize the current and next generations of mega vessels. RSGT is the largest gateway to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia western region.
Saudi Customs is the Governmental Authority responsible for facilitating the safe and efficient import and export of trade goods and associated services via land, sea and air in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Authority is committed to achieving the ambitious goals set out in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the Kingdom’s economy, attract international investment and drive overall growth through the adoption and implementation of groundbreaking technologies and innovative practices.
Through the application of effective and efficient procedures, Saudi Customs is delivering world-class customs services across its network of more than 40 ports, while working to establish the kingdom as one of the world’s premier logistics hubs, supporting the growth and diversification of the country’s economy. It is already one of the Kingdom’s biggest employers, with a workforce of more than 10,000 across the country.
Saudi Customs has developed a new roadmap, taking a pioneering approach to accelerating change across its operations through the adoption of new technologies that are simplifying and automating customs procedures and delivering world-class services to clients.
The Authority is currently trialling blockchain technology across Saudi Arabia’s network of ports, with an aim to aid existing validation and licensing requirements and speed the clearance of shipments, while ensuring the safety and security of the community.
The Authority’s efforts to streamline clearance processes has ensured that 80% of all imported goods clear customs within 24 hours of their arrival in the Kingdom, setting a benchmark for customs services in the region and delivering growth to the economy.
It is initiatives such as these that are support Saudi Arabia’s reputation internationally and positioning it as one of the world’s most vibrant, open and dynamic economies.
Saudi Global Ports Co (SGPC), the new star on Saudi Arabia’s maritime landscape, is a joint-venture company, formed between the public investment fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (51% equity share) and Singapore’s PSA international (PSA) (49% equity share). It will develop, operate and manage the second container terminal at the King Abdul Aziz port in Dammam with -16m deep draught 2xberths, a key gateway in the Arabian Gulf.
Saudi Ports Authority ‘MAWANI’ was established in 1396 (1976). In 1438 (2017) the Council of Ministers Issued approval for the new structure of Mawani to be independent both financially and administratively. Consequently, its Board of Directors have come to enjoy further capabilities, improving its supervisory, coordinating and legislative role and doing business on a commercial basis.
Nearly 50 years ago, Seatrade was founded to facilitate better communication within the shipping and maritime communities. Today, Seatrade continues to be globally recognised as a leading brand name in the international maritime and cruise industries with a portfolio that includes publications; online news portal; awards schemes; exhibitions; conferences and events.
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Sigma Paints Middle East is a leading manufacturer of high quality paints and coatings. Based in Saudi Arabia with offices in Jeddah, Riyadh & Dammam as well as in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE, Yemen and Egypt, Sigma Paints manufactures protective coatings, marine coatings and can coatings. As well as Architectural Coatings (Interior paints, exterior paints, textures and floor coatings) Sigma Paints is part of PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) the number 1 paint company in the world and has been active in the Middle East since 1982.
Tidewater owns and operates one of the largest fleets of Offshore Support Vessels in the industry, with over 60 years of experience supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide. Tidewater operates in more than 60 countries and enjoys a strong presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Zamil Offshore is a closed Joint Stock company wholly owned by Zamil Group Holding. It was founded in 1977 as a 100% Saudi Company working in diversified offshore and marine support services for the oil & gas industry. Currently, its scope of work covers: offshore marine services, ship chartering, ship chandelling, offshore and on-shore Engineering & Construction Services including Hook-Up business. shipbuilding and ship & rig repair, and sea ports operation and management.