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Saudi Maritime Congress 2023 Sponsors & Partners

Founding Strategic Partners

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 Integrated Logistics, Bahri Chemicals, Bahri Dry Bulk, Bahri Ship Management and Bahri Marine.

With a strong fleet of 90+ vessels and a global network of offices and agents, 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.

Bahri has worked hard to integrate sustainable practices into every area of the business. This includes the company’s mission, operations, risk management, and corporate governance. These practices also align with the aspirations of Saudi Vision 2030 which aims to diversify the country’s economy away from oil dependence, and develop sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism. As such, we drive national growth in line with our own goals.

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 2022, the company won eleven awards, including ‘Shipping Company of The Year,’ ‘Ship Owner/Operator of The Year’ and ‘Best Employer of the Year’.

Seatrade Maritime News brings you the shipping news that matters in the maritime industry focusing on the leading trends in shipping. Written by a team of highly experienced correspondents across, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America, Seatrade Maritime News has a strong focus on maritime operational, maritime regulatory and maritime technology related stories, including interviews with key executives – all free to read.

It also features the key financial and markets stories setting developments in the maritime industries in a broader context of the business as whole. Drilling down Seatrade Maritime's correspondent's provide in depth coverage and analysis of key developments in the industry be they technical, financial or regulatory. These are supplemented by exclusive, free downloads such as White Papers on major issues that impact your business.

Readers can choose to explore the news by regional or sector pages as per their own personal interests and needs. A fully searchable archive of over 30,000 stories provides and invaluable resource to all readers.

Main Partners

Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI)

Transport General Authority 


Strategic Partners

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

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

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.

Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally. 

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 106,500 employees from 158 nationalities, spanning 73 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future.

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses -- Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades.

What's more, we're reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.

Faisal M. Higgi & Associates Co., Ltd (FMH) was founded in 1981. The company has provided comprehensive shipping services through Saudi Arabian ports.

Since its inception, the company has continued to develop both the range and quality of services offered to its clients and has secured an enviable reputation as one of the leading Shipping Agents in the kingdom, our clients include many prestigious major local Industrial and international shipping organizations. Our Head Office is situated in Yanbu, with branch offices covering all the Saudi ports, managed by an experienced team of qualified, dedicated shipping professionals. capable to provide Cost-effective at a high level of quality-controlled services that meet our customers' requirements and expectations.

For almost a century, Jotun has protected property – from iconic buildings to beautiful homes. ​As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints and coatings, we combine high quality with creativity and innovation. With a presence in over 100 countries on all continents, Jotun is a true global player.

Jotun believes that paints and coatings play a key role in a sustainable future. ​We strive to act responsibly in everything we do and protect property with a minimum environmental impact. Jotun develops products and solutions that solve customers' needs for protection in a changing environment. Applying our first-hand knowledge and insights, we use state-of-the-art technology to solve the challenges faced.​

King Abdullah Port is the first privately owned, developed and operated port in the Middle East, and was recently ranked as the most efficient container port in the world in 2022 report by The World Bank. Strategically located on the coast of the Red Sea in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port occupies an area of 17.4 km2 and is in proximity to the cities of Jeddah, Holy Mecca, Medina and Yanbu. The port is directly connected to a diverse and extensive global transportation network that facilitates the transport of goods to and from various provinces within Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah Port continues to make vital contributions to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once completed, the port will be equipped to handle 25 million TEU, 25 million tons of bulk cargo, as well as 1.5 million CEU annually according to the port’s master development plan.

Featuring the world’s deepest 18-m berths, industry-leading processing facilities, multi-level expanding operations, fully integrated Port Community and Smart Gate e-systems and multipurpose bonded and re-export zones, King Abdullah Port embodies excellence within the private sector in helping to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Naghi Marine Company was founded in 2013, by Sheikh Saleh Naghi, one of the brothers owning the Saudi business conglomerate Yousuf M.A.Naghi &Sons group which was founded back in the year 1911.

The company is specialized in various marine services including but not limited to ( Port operations, Pilotage, VTMIS, Mooring Services, Loading/Off Loading Cargoes, Port Control Supervision, Marine Towage, Marine Salvage, Commercial Diving, Anchor Handling, Offshore Services, SPM maintenance, Security Barriers Services, Oil Spill Management, Logistics, Marine Construction, Ship Agent Services, Pier maintenance, Repairs, Non-destructive testing, Dredging, Pipeline Laying, Pilling services, Marine Civil Works, Port Maintains and AtoN).

Naghi Marine Company is delighted and honored to participate in the Saudi Maritime Congress as a platinum Sponsor this year and We would like to appreciate SAUDI MARITIME CONGRESS for arranging such an event for marine organizations.

Serving the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry

Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services (RVOS) is a Saudi company determined to become the leading Offshore Support Services provider in the region. Having built a solid network of business relationships and expertise over the last four decades leveraging Rawabi Holding Group, RVOS is able to effectively harness individual strengths to provide synergistic and seamless services to the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.

RVOS is committed to providing value-added services to clients by focusing on safety, quality, on-time delivery, and superior customer support, thereby establishing successful long-term partnerships that go beyond the completion of projects.

RVOS offers the following services:

•        Marine Services Division offers a variety of services including:

o        Ship Repair

o        Charter of Anchor Handling Tugs

o        Supply/Crew Vessels, Cargo Barges, etc.

•        Offshore Construction Division provides a full suite of services encompassing Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC) to the regional Oil and Gas industry

•        Subsea Division offers Diving Services and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) Survey/Inspection 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.

SAFEEN Group is the largest and most advanced, provider of diversified maritime services in the region, delivering world-class marine services, merchant shipping, transshipment and offshore and subsea solutions. As part of the Maritime Cluster under AD Ports Group, we continue to expand our Operations to provide the highest level of service to customers around the globe.

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).

Marine Operations for Environmental Services (SAIL) was established by a royal decree as a subsidiary of the Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), which is wholly owned by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. Launched in 2022, SAIL will monitor and respond to oil and hazardous spills along Red Sea and Arabian Gulf to protect & maintain their commercial and ecological infrastructure. SAIL will deploy state-of-the-art technology and best practices for oil and hazardous spills response and collaborate with the regulatory authorities to put in place the best monitoring and response capacities in the Kingdom.


To raise the bar in offshore monitoring, response capacities, and technical setup to a world-class level.


Providing a variety of services to help preserve and protect the marine environment and shorelines in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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.

At Tototheo we specialize in innovative, efficient and functional solutions in the fields of digitalization, satellite and radio communication, automation and navigation systems.

Gold Sponsors

Al Tamimi & Company is the only law firm of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. The evolution of the firm has occurred side by side with the evolution of the regional legal landscape. We are a proud part of this development and have been assisting our clients in harvesting opportunities for more than 30 years.

The Transport department provides a full range of legal services to the aviation and shipping industry, including: airlines, owners, charterers, ship yards, agents, maintenance organisations, insurers and banks in addition to other aviation and shipping clients.

On the shipping front, our services extend to cover both wet and dry shipping including: international sales contract, bills of lading, charter parties, marine insurance, ship building, finance contracts, mortgages, ship repair, agency, collisions, salvage and pollutions matters.

Whether at court or arbitration or as legal consultants, our specialised aviation and shipping lawyers have an undisputed reputation in successfully handling complex local and multinational aviation and shipping claims as they arise. We also provide solid commercial advice with the aim of preventing future disputes. We have the ability to offer our clients alternative dispute resolution solutions or aggressive litigation tactics as necessary.

Ince & Co. is a dynamic international legal and professional services firm with offices in ten countries across UK & Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

With over 700 people, including over 100 partners worldwide, our team delivers legal advice, strategic guidance and business solutions to clients ranging from the world’s oldest and biggest businesses operating across numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals.

Through its entrepreneurial culture and “one firm” approach, the business offers its clients 150 years of experience, insight and relationships. Ince is driven by a unique team of passionate people whose broad expertise and deep sector specialisms provide their clients with solutions to their complex legal and strategic needs.

Inmarsat sets the standard in maritime communications with the world’s most advanced commercial global mobile satellite network. Enabling the maritime industry to stay connected and safe with highly secure, reliable satellite communication services that meet the expanding connectivity needs of the global maritime community.

Inmarsat continually invests in new technology to enable digitalisation, decarbonisation and crew welfare and in collaboration with our trusted partner network, are shaping the future of the connected ship and driving innovation in communications.

Our leading Fleet Xpress solution provides access to an extensive portfolio of connectivity products through the Fleet Edge platform and is future proof for seamless integration to Inmarsat’s ORCHESTRA network. Fleet Xpress is a fully managed service, powered by Inmarsat’s Ka-band network, giving customers the flexibility to increase their bandwidth as their digital ecosystem evolves. This modular offering delivers an unrivalled customer experience, with the ability to consolidate and scale IT requirements with a combination of satellite connectivity solutions – all delivered over our trusted endpoint secure network.

The combination of the world’s most secure and reliable satellite network, and extensive range of complementary connectivity solutions supports digitalisation across the industry and improves the safety and performance of international shipping operations.

Lloyd’s Register is a global professional services company specialising in marine engineering and technology. Our Marine and Offshore business is a leading provider of classification and compliance services to the marine and offshore industries, while our Maritime Performance Services help businesses to reach their full potential – now and into the future. Our Digital Solutions combine modern digital tools with deep technical expertise.'s-register/

Marine Department

The Government of Hong Kong Special Administration Region

Hong Kong Shipping Registry 

Being the administrator of the port, the Hong Kong Marine Department carries out crucial roles to ensure the safe operation of the port and all Hong Kong waters as well as to administer the Hong Kong Shipping Register (HKSR) and safeguard the quality of the Hong Kong registered ships.  Our mission is “We are One in Promoting Excellence in Marine Services”

As the 4th largest shipping registry in the world, Hong Kong registered ships are well-recognised for their high quality in the international maritime arena.  To maintain and reinforce Hong Kong as an international maritime centre, we attach great importance to keeping up the good reputation of our fleet and shipowners are welcomed to register their ships with us and establish their business in Hong Kong.

Delivery of high-quality services at low cost is one of the keys to the success of the HKSR.  We will continue to strengthen and enhance our digitalised services to shipowners in meeting the blooming growth of global e-commerce. 

Silver Sponsors

Ascenz Marorka, a GTT brand, is a leading award-winning provider of digital solutions for Smart Ships in the maritime industry, offering to ship-owners and charterers around the world, the most comprehensive, innovative and reliable digital platform for vessel performance optimization.

With 20 years of experience, Ascenz Marorka has equipped more than 1300 vessels helping them to reduce their emissions and cost, improve their safety and comply with the environmental regulations. At Ascenz Marorka, we firmly believe that innovation and high performing technology can help tackle the maritime industry operational challenges and reduce its environmental impact.

Ascenz Marorka’s portfolio comprises solutions for Electronic Fuel Monitoring, Vessel Performance Management, LNG Cargo Management, Emissions Monitoring, Operational and Regulatory Reporting, Weather Routing…

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Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore is shaping a better maritime world.

We are a leading classification society and offshore safety and verification body. That means we review the design, construction and operations of ships and offshore assets and verify them against regulations to help build a safer, more sustainable and more digitalized industry.

We are pioneers in safety and performance – developing Rules and guidelines to support maritime progress. We bring our clients local knowledge with a global reach, to be by their side through any challenge.

GLOBE was founded in 1976 and has grown into one of the Saudi Arabia's leading marine services group with a diversified portfolio of services including:

  • Shipping
  • Logistics
  • Port operations
  • Operations & maintenance/plant operation
  • Port Machinery and equipment's
  • Trading
  • Restaurant and retail-fashion brands.
  • Industries
  • Real Estate

HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy and resources, insurance, and shipping sectors. The firm has more than 600 lawyers, including 185 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

Our shipping lawyers provide a comprehensive full service offering to the global maritime business community. We have over 200 lawyers and 13 Master Mariners worldwide, specialising in maritime law, reflecting our long involvement in this field. Our maritime lawyers have a sound understanding of how the market works across dry shipping, admiralty and crisis management, and transactional work. We represent the full spectrum of those involved in the industry, including shipowners and charterers, P&I Clubs, banks, international agencies, shipyards, marine insurance underwriters, governments, and brokers.

Our 18 Middle East Partners have more than 50 years’ experience servicing the maritime and offshore sectors across the region, supported by the largest team of dedicated shipping lawyers of any law firm in the Middle East hosting regional and English Law capability.

Ranked Band 1, Chambers Shipping 2022

“Absolute leaders in the UAE shipping market.” Chambers, 2021

Kanoo Shipping is a division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo—one of the largest and independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf Region. From being the first shipping agency in the Arabian Gulf region in 1912, it has grown into the largest regional shipping agency in the Middle East, handling over 20,000 ship calls every year through the company’s professional network, which covers all ports in the Suez, Indian sub-continent, and East/South Africa. Kanoo Shipping places high focus on building a highly visible HSSE culture throughout our organization, including our staff, crew members, and other personnel under our care.

As the region’s premier tanker agent and offshore service provider, Kanoo Shipping represents many of the world’s leading shipping owners, operators, and charterers. It offers regional, trans-regional or global coordinated financial and port-call management services, tailored to individual corporate needs.

Technology remains at the forefront of investments and strategic planning, with Kanoo Shipping’s industry-leading IT platform for vessel operations and finance enabling standardised services worldwide, while ensuring the highest quality service and operational efficiency.

Established in Bahrain in 1890, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo has grown from its early trading and shipping roots to become a diversified and highly regarded business conglomerate in the Gulf region and beyond.

The family company, established by Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, has remained true to their early values—adhering to the highest level of ethics and beliefs that has led to the Kanoo name becoming synonymous to trust, reliability and quality. As a diversified business conglomerate, The Group also boasts a wide range of business activities across the world's most dynamic industries--—from Shipping, Logistics, Travel, Holidays, Machinery, Oil & Gas, Power & Industrial Projects to Exhibition services, Speciality Chemicals, Business Centers, and other retail and commercial activities.

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.

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. Our services include specialist underwriting, claims management and risk and loss management advice, supported by a global office network.

Our primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure.

The Club was established in 1968. We currently have more than 1100 Members, spanning owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. Our Members range from some of the world's largest logistics operators to smaller, bespoke companies managing similar risks. We strive to be known for our high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. In 2020, 97% of our Members chose to keep their policy with us and a third of our entire Membership has chosen to insure with us for 20 years or more.