Sponsors and Supporters


Abu Dhabi Maritime

Abu Dhabi Maritime is the primary custodian of Abu Dhabi’s waterways and maritime ecosystem.

Established in July of 2020, following an agreement between AD Ports Group and the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT), Abu Dhabi Maritime is tasked with integrating and streamlining the governance and oversight of Abu Dhabi’s maritime sector.

Leveraging on AD Ports Group’s maritime expertise, the new entity functions as a consolidated single point of regulatory entry with the mandate to implement effective maritime services, state-of-the-art infrastructure and uphold the highest
health, safety and quality standards.

By working together with all stakeholders, Abu Dhabi Maritime helps deliver on Abu Dhabi leadership’s vision for the emirate to become a leading maritime capital.

Abu Dhabi Maritime’s responsibilities include:

· Developing maritime sector strategy and ensuring compliance

·  Implementing, monitoring and enforcing regulations and codes for the maritime sector

·  Registering maritime assets

·  Licencing maritime activities

·  Developing and maintaining safe waterway infrastructure

·  Investigating accidents and incidents

·  Sharing data and knowledge on the maritime sector

 For more information please visit admaritime.ae or contact us via [email protected]


ADNOC Logistics & Services


ADNOC Logistics & Services is a fully integrated commercial shipping and maritime logistics company that utilizes the
latest technology and leverages strategic partnerships to provide a reliable, cost-effective and efficient service to its customers.

ADNOC Logistics & Services, the Maritime arm of ADNOC has more than 40 years of experience and assets from shipping, offshore and onshore services. It manages a fleet of over 120 vessels and a logistics base of 1.5 million square meters. It serves customers both within ADNOC Group and internationally, facilitating the development of the UAE’s energy industries and the nation's position as a global energy provider.

ADNOC L&S creates value through four primary areas of activities:

Shipping operations with a diversified fleet for LNG, crude, refined products, dry bulk and container transport; Marine Services (petroleum port operations, diving services and oil spill response) Offshore and Onshore Services (offshore logistics and integrated support services, integrated logistics base and a marine passenger terminal).

The company is led by CEO AbdulKareem Al Masabi, also Chairman of the UAE Shipping Association since 2018. 

DP World UAE

We are the leading provider of smart logistics solutions, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range
of products and services touches every aspect of life.

 We're a global network of; 181 business units in 64 countries across six continents. From marine services and inland terminals to industrial parks as well as technology driven customer solutions.

 Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.

 Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 56,000 employees from 64 countries are committed to bringing every customer and partner unrivaled value.

 We do this by building and growing long lasting relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain.

 We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading technology to create the smartest, most efficient and innovative trade solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.

Drydocks World

Over the past 38 years, Drydocks World Dubai has become a leading provider of marine, offshore and onshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors. Conceived as an ambitious project under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, the yard is strategically located in a rapidly developing region of the world.

 Drydocks World maintains high HSEQ and operational excellence standards, utilizing the yards world-class infrastructure to exceed the expectations of clients.  The dedicated workforce and state-of-the-art-facilities at Drydocks World complete over 300 projects per year, with a record of handling 42 refurbishment projects simultaneously.

 The yard is spread over 200 hectares; 4 dry docks with the largest dock capable of handling the world’s largest ship and over 3,700m of berth space. Innovative projects for key global players have been constructed in Drydocks World, breaking records for some of the largest new build offshore fabrication projects worldwide.

King Abdullah Port

Strategically located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port, ranked by The World Bank as the world’s second most efficient port in 2020, is the Middle East’s first privately owned, developed and operated port. Occupying an area of 17.4 km2, and enjoying close proximity to the key Saudi cities of Jeddah, Holy Makkah, Al Madinah and Yanbu, as well as its direct access to extensive transportation networks that facilitates the cargo transport through the kingdom and the rest of the region, the port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once fully completed, King Abdullah Port will be capable of handling 25 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 25 million tons of clean bulk cargo annually.

With state-of-the-art infrastructure and processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-m berths, multi-level expanding operations, in addition to a fully-integrated Port Community System, the Smart Gate system and multipurpose bonded and re-export zones, King Abdullah Port reflects the important role of the private sector in realizing Vision 2030.


Red Sea Gateway Terminal

Red Sea Gateway Terminal is a privately-owned, independent terminal operating company based in Saudi Arabia, operating the busiest container terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, one of the world’s Top 40 Container Ports by volume.

Container traffic at RSGT is projected to reach 3 million TEUs in 2021. With a $1.7 billion expansion underway, annual container throughput capacity is expected to grow from 5.2 million TEU at present, to 9 million TEU by 2030, the end of the current concession term. The RSGT Jeddah facilities cover 1.5 million square meters, with 11 berths and 3,300 meters of quay, including a deep water alongside depth of 18 meters, able to accommodate vessels of over 20,000 TEU capacity. Providing world-class integrated logistics solutions to the global trading community, RSGT serves as an engine of growth for both local and regional economies, and will play a vital role in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 infrastructure investment and economic diversification program.


Tomini Shipping

Tomini Shipping is a ship owning business wholly-owned by the Shaikh family, which for close to 70 years have been involved in every aspect of the shipping market including ownership, technical management and manning, whilst commercial management is handled through their partners Alpina Chartering in Denmark.  

Tomini Shipping has a current fleet of 16 bulk carriers; with an average age of 3.5 years, and is listed on the Norwegian OTC market.  The United States Coast Guards have certified Tomini Shipping with QUALSHIP21, a testament of quality ship management.

Tomini charter out dry bulk vessels on voyage, period and time charters, to the most renowned and respected international charterers, most vessels operate in North and South America and Europe with a few in Asia, depending on cargo, demand and season.

Tomini’s business philosophy is built on trust and building deep relationships that focus on long-term cooperation with their partners and clients. Their experienced teams in the UAE, India, Denmark and China work to create the highest level of value, reflecting Tomini’s belief that diversity drives creativity, collaboration and understanding of client needs.


Tristar Group

Tristar Group is a fully integrated Energy Logistics business serving the downstream oil and gas industry. The group operates in 21 countries and territories globally. 

 It’s Maritime Logistics division owns and/or operates 35 chemical, oil and gas tankers and bulk carriers trading globally. The Maritime Logistics team prides itself on providing tailor-made solutions to prestigious clients all over the world, including oil majors and traders, using the highest technical and ethical standards.

 The team also strives to deliver safe, reliable and environmentally friendly marine transportation solution at a competitive price through a group of professional employees and dedicated service providers ashore and afloat.

 As a follow up to the ‘Safety at Sea’ Conference it organized in November 2019 to address mental health issues affecting workers at sea, the Maritime Logistics team has conducted several town hall-style and online Psychological First Aid (PFA) workshops for vessel masters and senior officers from December 2019 to May 2020.

Supporting Organisations:

TOC Events


Unifying the globe's physical & digital supply chains in a fast-moving and unpredictable marketplace, TOC Worldwide connects the container supply chain with the latest insights, developments and innovation news with our series of live events, data-rich webinars and other exclusive online video and audio formats.

We've been connecting the professionals that own, move & handle containerised cargo for over 40 years now, hosting conference-led exhibitions featuring the industry's most prominent expert speakers as well as hosting leading solutions providers of port technology in our world-class global exhibitions. TOC is the true 'Heart of the Industry' and 1000’s of opportunities await at your gateway to the world's leading ports and terminals, both in-person and digitally.

Offical Charity Partners

The Mission to Seafarers


Day and night, The Mission to Seafarers is on call for seafarers in over 200 ports around the world. With over 90% of world trade carried by sea, providing work to 1.5 million seafarers, we offer much needed practical, emotional and spiritual support through ship-visits, our seafarers' centres and a range of welfare and emergency support services. All of which is made possible by through our global network of chaplains, staff and volunteers.

Our mission is to care for the shipping industry’s most important asset: its people. We are grateful for the constant acts of kindness that allow us, in turn, to serve the people that make sacrifices to keep our global economy afloat.