Gold Sponsor

Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI)

Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) was established in 1976, as a specialized working system for constructing and managing Saudi ports in high efficiency level. Within few years only, MAWANI succeeded in transforming the Saudi ports to a vital economic feeder. After that, Saudi ports with its diverse specialties played an exceptional role in developing the regional and international maritime business, and transporting passengers, especially the visitors of holy places in the Kingdom.


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

CSO Alliance

An expanding, global members-only risk management platform for the maritime, port and oil & gas sectors.

The problem

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB)

Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company PJSC (ADSB) provides innovative products and services for regional militaries, coastal service authorities, commercial fleets and the oil and gas industry. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, ADSB has over 20 years of experience in shipbuilding, repairs, combat management systems and through-life maintenance. With the latest in advanced solutions, it services a range of ships and offshore units which include commercial vessels, rigs, dredgers, workboats and a wide range of military vessels.


HFW has over 500 lawyers working across the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. We take a progressive approach to our roles in commercial business – thinking creatively and pragmatically to support our clients.

HFW has been active in the Middle East for over 25 years and we have offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City, Riyadh and Beirut, as well as a formal UAE association with Salem Al Maddfa advocates.


Sea-Lead Shipping Pte. Ltd. is a privately owned company registered in Singapore end of March 2017.

We started our activities by purchasing slots on various Main Liner Operator and Feeder services to respond to the demand of some NVOCC clients; since then, our volume had grown up. In October 2017, we started operating our first vessel (M/v Glory - 1000 Teus nominal capacity) between Jeddah and Port Sudan.

King Abdullah Port

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.


ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design, construction and operation. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.