Manama: Kanoo Shipping, a fully owned business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, won a major shipping award by Seatrade Maritime Awards at an event held in Atlantis the Palm, Dubai on Sunday (October 28).

The ‘Ship Agent of the Year’ Award was accepted by Kanoo Shipping Executive General Manager Jonathan Bygrave and the event was attended by executives from Kanoo Shipping including Kanoo Shipping Head of Commercial Nikolai Norman and members of the management team.

Almost 1,000 industry professionals attended the Seatrade Maritime Awards 2018, the most influential award scheme for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. The awards attract a powerful cluster of maritime influencers, leaders and personalities.

Fawzi Ahmed Kanoo, Acting Group CEO of the YBA Kanoo Group commented on the occasion by saying: “This is a testament to the teamwork and enthusiasm that we practice every day, the expertise and care that we show our global client base, as well as working with an excellent team and dedicated shareholder involvement.”

Jonathan Bygrave, EGM of Kanoo Shipping said, “This is a worthy recognition of our continuous effort to provide technological IT solutions to the Ships Agency Industry and to seamlessly build on feedback from our clients, that we are celebrating this milestone with today.

“We have demonstrated that we are willing to invest in quality to keep our standards at the highest level possible in view of not only IT innovation, but compliance, corporate responsibility and understanding customers’ needs and their day to day challenges.”

He congratulated the Kanoo Shipping team and said, “The win showed great confidence in Kanoo Shipping’s trajectory and expansion into new markets like Africa. To be recognised as the Ship Agent of the Year by Seatrade and the industry as whole is highly motivating.

Kanoo Shipping is a leading Ship Agent service provider in the Middle East and Africa, handling close to 19,000 port and cargo calls in 2017, with an expected 20,000 port calls by end of 2018. Kanoo Shipping’s geographic region consists of offices in Middle East, Indian subcontinent and South Africa.

Kanoo Shipping operates in 20 countries offering a full range of Ship Agency services in all principal ports and offshore terminals served by 100% owned offices and joint ventures (JVs) across the region. Kanoo Shipping is a founder shareholder, financial and operating partner in ‘S5 Agency World’. S5 Agency World provides a global reach and is the vehicle to participate in multi-regional and global business.


About Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group: 

YBA Kanoo is one of the largest, independent family-owned multinational businesses in the Middle East with an extensive portfolio of complementary business units and strategic partnerships across a range of industry sectors. Established in 1890 as a family trading and shipping business in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Company has evolved into a diversified conglomerate with a physical presence across the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia.

YBA Kanoo is a key contributor to the region’s economic growth and development supported by over 120 years of experience, ethical conduct, best-in-class partnerships, advanced business systems and cutting-edge technologies. It has established itself as a first-choice partner for regional & international businesses and continues to pursue commercial growth and expansion through the constant delivery of business excellence.

YBA Kanoo’s business activities include shipping, travel, machinery, chemicals, logistics, property, energy, technology and retail, to name a few.

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