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Saudi Maritime Congress 2022 Sponsors & Partners

Founding Strategic Partners

Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI)

Playing an indisputable role in the growth and development of the maritime sector, Bahri has entrenched itself as a leading company globally in the logistics and transportation services over more than four decades. The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-headquartered company steadily built its operation and expanded its market presence through its six business units – Bahri Oil, Bahri Logistics, Bahri Chemicals, Bahri Dry Bulk, Bahri Ship Management and Bahri Data.

With a strong fleet of 87 vessels and a global network of offices, Bahri offers a diverse range of onshore and offshore solutions to a rapidly growing local and international client base. The company is the leading direct full liner service provider from the US East Coast, Canada, and Gulf Coast ports to Jeddah, Dubai, Dammam, and Chennai connecting key ports on its way.

Bahri’s unfailing commitment to delivering quality-driven and reliable services has remained the mainstay of its success since its establishment in 1978. The company has consistently reported sustained revenue growth and profitability expansion as a testimony to its robust financial position.

Saudi Arabia’s logistics and transportation sector is at the heart of the Kingdom’s major economic transformation underway and Bahri has aligned its long-term business plans with the maritime goals of the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030 program. In keeping with its strategy, the company has formed partnerships with International Maritime Industries and Hyundai Heavy Industries to help establish an indigenous shipbuilding industry in the country.

Diversification has always remained the core of Bahri’s business strategy and a key driver of its enduring success. The company recently branched out into water desalination floating plants business through a 20-year agreement with Saline Water Conversion Corporation to establishing floating stations to desalinate water and transfer desalinated water from the stations to desalination tanks.

Bahri’s milestones have been recognized by numerous prestigious industry awards. In 2019, the company won ten awards, including ‘Ship Manager of The Year,’ ‘Ship Owner/Operator of The Year’ and ‘Investment in People Award’.

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.

Saudi Aramco is a leading integrated energy and chemicals company. The company manages reserves of 332.9 billion barrels of oil equivalent. For more information, go to

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.


DETASAD is a Saudi-German joint venture established in Riyadh Saudi Arabia 40 years ago, as ICT pioneers. Now, DETASAD proudly has 4 patents pending in the AI/technology sector that are “Made in Saudi” and directly support the Saudi Vision 2030. On top of that, DETASAD is the first Saudi company that exported cloud technology to an international market building and managing the public cloud for PTCL in Pakistan helping them become a digital entity. Together with DETASAD international technology partners, and now DETASAD in the process of entering other regions in the IoT, AI, Cloud, Edge, and Cyber security business. All in line with the CITC/MCIT/NCA regulations and heavy emphasis on Data privacy and Data sovereignty hence why DETASAD invested in its local Data Center, SOC, and the first Saudi Company that launched Cloud services and solutions in 2017 hosted in Riyadh & Jeddah.

Based on internationally recognized best practices, operating models and innovative technologies, DETASAD offers customized solutions for ICT Turnkey Design and Implementation, Corporate Networks & Connectivity Solutions, Managed Services and Operations as well as Data Center and Cloud Solutions. DETASAD service portfolio supports the full ICT lifecycle from challenge identification over planning, equipment supplies, turnkey implementation to full 7/24 operation ensuring the highest reliability and efficiency at our client’s ICT systems

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About DNV
DNV is an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry standards, and inspires and invents solutions. 
Whether assessing a new ship design, qualifying technology for a floating wind farm, analysing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company's supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to manage technological and regulatory complexity with confidence.  
Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps its customers seize opportunities and tackle the risks arising from global transformations. DNV is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies. 
[In the maritime industry] 
DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.

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.

Naghi Marine Company

Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services

Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) is a world-class terminal spearheaded by the Saudi Industrial Services group SISCO and the first privately funded BOT (Build Operate and Transfer) container terminal development project in Saudi Arabia. The project was funded through an investment of $700 million USD. RSGT located at JIP (Jeddah Islamic Port) is the initial step in the company’s selective international growth strategy. The shareholder structure includes SISCO, Xenel Industries and MMC Group.

RSGT has an annual capacity of 5.2 million TEU. The terminal is equipped with 24 Super Post-Panamax quay cranes with an outreach of 24 rows across and a 700m wide turning basin, which can accommodate next generation vessels of 20,000+ TEU-class. It is the only terminal at JIP that can fully operate and assist shipping lines fully utilize the current and next generations of mega vessels.

RSGT is the largest gateway to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia western region, with a dedicated customer service team and tailored supply chain solutions for its customers.

RSGT is dedicated to working with the shipping lines to increase their efficiency and market penetration, while also working with the local shippers and consignees to provide them with the most efficient supply chain options.

About Saudi Global Ports (SGP)

Saudi Global Ports (SGP) is the operator of both deep sea container terminals at King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, and the Riyadh Dry Port Ecosystem (Riyadh Dry Port, Riyadh Empty Yard and Dammam Empty Container Yard). Dammam seaport is Saudi Arabia’s main maritime gateway on the Arabian Gulf and is connected to the Riyadh Dry Port Ecosystem through extensive rail and road networks, serving major cities in the Eastern and Central regions of Saudi Arabia. It is also the closest gateway port to the country’s capital city and economic center, Riyadh. With a portfolio of deep sea, rail and inland terminals, SGP works alongside its customers and partners to develop comprehensive and reliable cargo solutions connecting Saudi Arabia to the world. SGP is a joint venture between the Public Investment Fund (PIF), Al Blagha Group and PSA International. PSA is a leading port group and trusted partner to cargo stakeholders. Visit us at or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (@SaudiGlobalPorts).

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Sedres Trading & Maritime Services Co. Ltd. is a leading player in “Marine Supply Chain & Services” domain, committed to providing highest quality products & services in accordance with international standards & codes.

Agency Services, Offshore Supply Base services, Freight Management, end to end Supply Chain Solutions, Marine Supplies (provision, deck and engine), Technical Support (rig services, engine, LSA & FFA), Commercial Diving, Engineering Consultancy, Specialty gases, Industrial Services, and Facility Management form the core of our service offerings. Our inhouse strong team of professionals, in collaboration with our international expert partners, serve our clients on 24x7 basis.

Our SOPs continue to evolve with innovative methodologies, suiting to the market requirements and clients’ needs.

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Gold Sponsors

As a leading provider of classification services to the global offshore and marine industries, ABS is guided by its mission to promote security of life, property and the natural environment. ABS offers support during initial concept design, design approval and construction and provides lifecycle services.

ABS offers an independent and uncompromised perspective on classification and statutory critical items. ABS leverages its years of experience in working with the marine industry to the benefit of our clients by providing an impartial assessment that relies on time-tested practical survey assessment techniques and the most advanced engineering rigor.

Through a global network, ABS delivers services and solutions to clients, providing core competencies of survey, engineering and auditing. ABS’ vast network of offices around the world provides a flexible and highly efficient support system that all use the same consistent approach when applying various rules and requirements. The commitment to service is what distinguishes ABS as a true class leader and a trusted partner to our clients throughout the life of their assets.

ABS has an unparalleled commitment to safety that underscores all that it does as an organization. The safety record of the ABS-classed fleet validates our commitment to safety leadership. The fleet has consistently and significantly outperformed industry averages in both Overall Serious Casualties and Hull & Machinery Casualties.

Standing on its record of independence, exceptional class service, safety and technology leadership, ABS delivers value at every stage of development of an offshore asset or marine vessel.  With a passion for making the world a safer place, while also delivering practical and innovative solutions, ABS stands ready to assist and advance safety in the marine and offshore energy industries.

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.

IEC Telecom Group is one of the leading international providers of satellite communications services. Renowned for supplying high quality satellite-based solutions to customers for more than 20 years, IEC Telecom delivers efficient end-to-end voice and data services when and where it matters most.

We enable digitalization for the maritime industry as well as remote units on land, where GSM coverage is not available.

For urban networks, we provide a powerful satellite back up to ensure the business continuity of customer enterprises.

IEC Telecom offers global coverage for international operations as well as a wide variety of area-by-area plans for regional use.

IEC Telecom’s integrated approach of in-house design and engineering expertise allows us to develop truly unique solutions that enable full control over customer satellite assets.

Our portfolio includes a wide range of satellite products (from handset to VSAT services), solutions, and value-added services. In addition, we offer 24/7 support for satellite-based solutions during their full lifecycle.

IEC Telecom Group has offices across eight countries: Denmark, France, Kazakhstan, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, and UAE.

Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies

MAMAS for Ports Services Co. Ltd. established over twenty years ago to provide quality services in the maritime industry of Saudi Arabia. Today, MAMAS is one of the most reputable maritime agencies in Saudi Arabia. With the most significant shipping agency network in the Kingdom, we provide a wide range of marine-related services. MAMAS agency is the dominant power in handling various types of vessels such as Bulk, Break-bulk, Tanker, and Container. We also have expertise in handling marine units for offshore activities like Submersible vessels, Tugboats, Dredgers, and Barges.

MAMAS provides full agency, husbandry, and protecting agency services throughout Saudi Arabian Sea Ports. Our dedicated team works around the clock to deliver operational excellence and to offer viable solutions to our local and international clients.

In addition to the maritime agency services, MAMAS also has a Logistics Services Company which provides a complete logistical solution. MAMAS logistics Service operates its own transportation fleet and storage area to facilitate local and international cargo movements.

We protect our principal’s interests and minimize their cost of doing business in Saudi Arabia with our local knowledge, experience, and expertise. We make every effort possible to make the port call as efficient and cost effective as possible. It is in our DNA to provide on-time information and solutions to our clients.

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

ATCO Group, with headquarters in Dammam, Saudi Arabia was Founded in 1956 by the late; Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Turki.  ATCO brings the heritage and strength of over 65-years of successful operation as family-owned business in Saudi Arabia and the GCC.

ATCO Ports Management & Marine Services (ATCO Marine) is an upwardly growing Marine Services provider with prime focus on offshore projects, O&G vessel operation and terminal support services.  In addition to Managing Marine Craft Operation & NAVAIDS at Jeddah Islamic Port for the past 25 years with over 58 terminal support vessels, ATCO currently owns, manages and operates a growing fleet of offshore support vessels (OSVs), anchor handling tug supply boats (AHTS), self-propelled jack-up barges, security patrol boats, docking tugs, utility and pilot boats.

We pride ourselves on our Saudization achievements in frontline Management, Technical and administrative functions.  ATCO is committed to supporting Saudi Arabia’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA), with smart and creative plans for aggressive growth & restructuring initiatives gearing up with Saudi 2030 Vision; says Mr. Ziad Al-Turki; Group Chairman.

Through a carefully designed cross-linked organization, ATCO Ports Management & Marine Services enjoys a unique footprint spanning across the East & West coasts of Saudi Arabia and extending into UAE, Oman & Egypt and other active spots around the North Africa & the Middle East areas.

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Columbia Shipmanagement Saudi Ltd offers full technical and crew management services to the shipping, offshore and energy sectors, including the important cruise and super yacht markets. CSMS also provides essential vessel digitalisation and optimisation services, from installation to continuous monitoring and maintenance support – unique in the market, in addition to Training, Catering, Green Shipping & Recycling. Additionally, CSMS is actively working with local reputable parties on Logistics and Aviation projects/solutions.

With our Performance Optimisation Control Room (POCR), we continue to push industry boundaries. The POCR is dedicated to monitoring the offshore vessels that serve clients in the region, and it is implementing a management model featuring "smart" sensors to optimize vessel performance. Our digitalisation package is state of the art and fulfils latest Saudi Aramco requirements.

We take pride in playing an active role in unlocking the full potential of local content and elevating the logistics sector, key components of the Kingdom’s Saudi Vision 2030. We believe that through the engagement and encouragement of our stakeholders, we can radiate the positive values that we wish to see in the world for the benefit of the environment and people everywhere 

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DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions. In 2019, DP World handled 71.2 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals.

DP World has been awarded a 30-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), for the management and development of the Jeddah South Container Terminal Jeddah Islamic Port. DP World development works in Jeddah Islamic Port will contribute to achieving Saudi Vision 2030 where DP World will be investing more than $500 million to improve and modernise the Jeddah Islamic Port, including major infrastructure development to enable serving the ultra-large container carriers (ULCC’s) and Terminal capacity of 4mn TEUs to meet future growth demands. In line with DP World’s mission to transform container terminal operations through technology-driven innovation, the South Container Terminal will become successfully state of the art facility with advanced infrastructure and fully commissioned smart services that ensure transparency of transactions and greater facilitation of trade.

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Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications, with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network and its continuous investment into satellite evolution and technology innovation to improve safety and life at sea, enhance vessel performance and build maritime communities.

With a heritage spanning more than 40 years, Inmarsat keeps the maritime industry connected with its highly reliable satellite network and its range of leading voice and data services.

Its award-winning Fleet Xpress service takes maritime communications to the next level, delivering high data speeds and guaranteed global bandwidth enabled by Global Xpress Ka-band combined with proven FleetBroadband L-band, in a managed package from a single supplier.  

Fleet Xpress is driving digitalization by enabling the Internet of Things (IoT) applications, automation and artificial intelligence. Digitalisation that is backed up by high-throughput ship-shore connectivity, data storage and handling plays a vital role in helping offshore vessel owners and operators cut costs and emissions, whilst simultaneously enhancing safety.

In addition to the high data speeds unlocked for owners and operators, Inmarsat’s maritime digitalisation initiative has already yielded Fleet Secure for cybersecurity and Fleet Data - designed to use voyage data recorders as a real time source of data.

When it matters most, thousands of vessels depend on Inmarsat to optimise operational and environmental efficiency, enhance crew welfare and maximise safety at sea.