UAE Marine Environment Protection Association launched in Dubai
The Director General of HELMEPA, Dimitris C. Mitsatsos and the Chairman of Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI), Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim, signed the Inaugural Declaration to the formation of UAEMEPA, the United Arab Emirates Marine Environment Protection Association. The signing ceremony took place at the beginning of the 9th Offshore Arabia Conference at Dubai in the presence of the Secretary General of IMO, Mr. Kitack Lim, UAE high standing functionaries and representatives of organizations and companies from within world shipping.
Gulf Navigation to Acquire Atlantic Navigation
Dubai-based Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav) is in discussions to acquire a majority stake in Singapore-based Atlantic Navigation Holdings, a provider of offshore marine logistic services. Atlantic is an integrated offshore supply operation engaged in the provisioning of marine logistic services, ship repair, fabrication and other marine services. It operates out of the UAE serving primarily customers in the Middle East and India. Atlantic is an offshore marine logistic services group listed on the Singapore Stock with total assets of $177m.
Gulf Navigation Sails to Profit
Dubai-based shipping company Gulf Navigation Holding has reported a 39% growth in net profit at the end of the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. The result came at a stage while the company is witnessing a significant improvement in its performance, successful settlement of legal cases and entering into various global partnerships to strengthen its competitive position in the marine sector. According to GULFNAV’s financial report, its net profit reached…
Gulf Navigation forms JV with Polimar Turkish
Dubai-listed Gulf Navigation Holding has announced a partnership with Polimar Turkish Holding to grow its fleet and increase its global reach. Under the agreement, Gulf Navigation said it would be able to serve customers in major trading ports worldwide. The Gulf Navigation fleet is expected to grow from four service boats to 10 crews, tugs and offshore support vessels with a value of US$3 million per vessel as part of the deal. The revenue from the partnership is expected to be about $27m a year, according to Gulf Navigation.
GulfNav, SeaQuest Tie Up in Ship Management
Dubai-based Gulf Ship Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf Navigation Holding, announced on Tuesday a recent tie up with Switzerland’s SeaQuest Group to set up a ship management joint venture and expand operations in the region. According to this agreement, Gulf Navigation Holding will expand its business in the Middle East, Africa and other neighbouring countries in the field of Ship Management, Marine Project Management and Consultancy Services, through a new company…
Gulf Navigation, Mena Energy Sign Strategic Deal
GulfNav has marked another milestone by entering into strategic alliances with MENA ENERGY. The strategic alliances for mutual co-operation in ship acquisition, chartering and commercial management aims to set out a platform for the parties to have an enhanced commercial relationship and to further strengthen their existing business ties. The parties have agreed that Gulf Navigation would acquire vessels that would be time-chartered to MENA Energy for carrying Crude and the petroleum products.
Dubai Partners with WOC on Ocean Sustainable Dwevelopment
The Dubai Council on Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI) and the World Ocean Council (WOC) have agreed to collaborate on ocean sustainable development and corporate ocean responsibility. The WOC is increasingly working with and through “maritime clusters” to advance these goals. “The World Ocean Council is a unique global business leadership organization committed to advancing ocean sustainable development, stewardship and science,” DCMMI Chairman, Khamis Juma Buamim, stated.
New CEO at GulfNav Leads Expansion Plans
Dubai-based shipping company Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav) has announced in a press conference at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana April 19 its expansion plans to increase its assets under management and service-based revenue. The shipping company also revealed the appointment of Khamis Juma Buamim as the new Board Member, Managing Director and Group CEO by the Board of Directors during the event. Chairman Abdulla Saeed Abdulla Brook Al Hemeiri, and Khamis Juma Buamim along with other high-level executives…
GulfNav Unveils Expansion Plans
Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (GulfNav), the Dubai-based shipping company, has announced in a press conference at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana today (Tuesday, April 19, 2016), its key expansion plans to increase its assets under management and service-based revenue. The shipping company also revealed the appointment of Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim as the new Board Member, Managing Director and Group CEO by the Board of Directors during the event. The move forms part of the company’s intensified strategy to become one of the main industry leaders in the regional maritime and shipping industries.
GAC’s Meena Wins IMC Golden Shield Award
The International Maritime Club presented Meena Mathews, GAC’s Regional P&I Manager for the Middle East, with its Excellence in Marine Claims Management accolade at the IMC Excellence Awards ceremony at the Ocean Blue in Sharjah, UAE, this week. Mathews was nominated by the Club’s committee of industry specialists for her work in protection and indemnity and insurance over the last year. She received her award from The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI) Chairman, H.E Khamis Juma Buamim.
Drydocks World Chief in Top 50 Maritime Greats' List
Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman Drydocks World & Maritime world has been recognized by Tanker Shipping & Trade as being among the top 50 most influential people in the tanker industry worldwide & is one of only 4 Chairmen globally to be so recognized. The publications annual survey profiles 50 of the sectors most influential leaders whose range of achievements is broad, covering most, if not all facets of the industry. What is not in doubt is that all those profiled represent outstanding examples of leadership…
Buamim Addresses Offshore Support Journal Conference
Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World Group and Maritime World participated in the "Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference" held from February 17th to 19th 2015, in London. The conference saw good participation from key global and regional speakers in the marine, maritime and shipping sectors. It brought together many of the offshore support industry’s leaders such as major oil companies, shipbuilders, ship-owners, financiers, designers, suppliers and original equipment manufacturers and industry associations.
Drydocks World Berths Record 9 Rigs
Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors currently has nine rigs in the Drydocks World-Dubai yard which is a new record for the shipyard. “Drydocks World is proud of our ability to provide solutions to any technical challenges and offer clients the services that fully meet their requirements. Our continued improvements on the advanced state-of-the-art facilities provides on stop solutions to the projects. We ensure the integrity and safety of all personnel and projects, providing operational efficiency while mitigating all risks.
First LNG Fuelled Tug for Middle East by Wärtsilä
Drydocks World (DDW) based in Dubai, UAE, has contracted Wärtsilä to design and supply the propulsion and other equipment for a new harbour tug that will operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG). This will be the first harbour tug in the Middle East region to operate on gas. The order was signed in November. The 29-meter-long tug is the first of a series of nine such vessels to be built and operated by DDW. The project is part of a green initiative launched by the Dubai government, and is intended to set an example for promoting environmental sustainability throughout the region.
Drydocks World wins ADIPEC Awards
Drydocks World and Maritime World, the international providers of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas, and energy sectors have been awarded the Best Oil & Gas Project Award for outstanding Project Excellence on the SOLAN Project. The gala event was held on the 30th anniversary of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi on November 10 2014. According to ADIPEC officials, the judging panel received 396 participant entries from over 100 companies across 27 countries.
Drydocks World Wins Maritime Std Awards
Drydocks World the international service provider to the maritime, oil, gas and energy sectors has received the Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility of the Year and the Technology/Innovation Awards for the Modular Capture Vessels(MCV’s) project at the Maritime Standard Awards. The winners were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on November 6th 2014 at the Atlantis hotel in Dubai. The awards sought out best-in-class organizations, projects, employee safety milestones, goals and safety awareness in the workplace.
Drydocks World to Repair “High Island IV”
Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas, and energy sectors, has been chosen to carry out the drydocking and repairs of the jack-up “High Island IV” for Shelf Drilling, one of the major players in the shallow water drilling market, and owners of 40 rigs worldwide. Drydocks World-Dubai has a successful past with Shelf Drilling, previously completing a variety of work on six of their rigs, ranging from Saudi Aramco specifications to major upgrades and re-activation.
Gulf Craft to Invest $100m in Dubai Shipyard
Dubai Maritime City (DMC), a maritime cluster in Dubai, today announced an agreement with Gulf Craft to invest in a free hold plot located within the marine district of DMC, on an area of approximately 900,000 square feet. According to DMC, Gulf Craft plans to make a $100 million investment in developing this facility over the next five years. It will include a state-of-the-art shipyard to manufacture high-end luxury yachts as well as a service center incorporating cutting-edge, highly specialized technology for the yacht industry.
Drydocks World's to build BorWin3
Drydocks World signed an agreement today with Petrofac to build the BorWin3 high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform in the North Sea, named BorWin gamma. When completed, this will provide an essential renewable offshore resource to meet increasing energy demands. Drydocks World has successfully secured the contract for the fabrication, commissioning and load out of the BorWin3 platform, which will transmit electricity from the connected offshore wind farms to the mainland of Germany.
Drydocks World Recognized for CSR Achievements
Drydocks World and Maritime World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, is a sustainable business involved in various Corporate Social Responsibility activities. Drydocks World has a recognized CSR policy as well as an annual plan which serves as a guide towards its CSR objectives and the activities geared towards contributions to key areas encompassing workplace, marketplace, community and environment. Dubai Chamber awarded The Group with the CSR Label 2014 to acknowledge its CSR initiatives and practices.
DCMMI Launches Website
The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI), representative for the well being of maritime sectors, announced the launch of its website www.dcmmi.ae at an official ceremony at the Maritime Business Center, Dubai Maritime City. The event attendants included members of the Council, key Government personnel, as well as senior managers from active regional and global organizations in the industry. The website design, structured to highlight the needs of the DCMMI membership…
Drydocks to Provide Utility Solution to Heart of Europe
Drydocks World, service provider to shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, will sign an agreement with Kleindienst Group to provide a complete range of offshore marine and operational management solutions for their The Heart of Europe. The project is comprised of six islands owned by the Group on The World project in Dubai. The Agreement will be signed by His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Drydocks World Chairman and Josef Kleindienst, CEO of Kleindienst Group.
EIMA Signs MoU with World Maritime University
Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA), has announced the signing of a MoU on academic cooperation with World Maritime University (WMU), an educational agency operating under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This landmark event supports the vison for EIMA which has been established with the objective of becoming the Gulf’s Centre of Excellence for maritime education & is already considered a leading institution in this field. His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim…
Drydocks World, DMC in MoUs with Wartsila, DCCE, TASNEEF
Drydocks World and Dubai Maritime City (DMC) is supporting the "Green Economy for Sustainable Development" initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. As part of this initiative, the company has entered into Memoranda of Understanding with Wartsila and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence for building the world’s first LNG powered harbor tug. This project launched under the trade mark “Elemarateyah” is part of the Dubai Maritime Green Initiative…
HE Khamis Juma Buamim Receives IMC Award
His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World received the Award for Excellence in Shipyard Management for Offshore Services at the First International Marine Club (IMC) Golden Helm Excellence Awards (2014)-Middle East for making outstanding contributions to the sector. The ceremony was held recently at the Emirates International Maritime Academy in the presence of prominent leaders & stalwarts from the maritime and offshore oil & gas sectors which…
Drydocks World Announces Safety Milestones
Drydocks World & Maritime World group said it reiterated its commitment to Occupational Health & Safety during World Safety & Health Day on April 28, 2014. Several awareness programs and competitions were organized for employees on this day in Drydocks World, Dubai Maritime City, Jadaf and its subsidiaries. The shipyard also announced major safety milestones on two of its key projects including achievement of 2.5 million man hours LTI-free on the pioneering DolWin beta project and 2 million man hours LTI-free in April…