About Us

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.

What clients say.

This email is to really appreciate you guys for smooth crew change. It was good team work and really well organized. Keep it up. Special thanks to Atawi to do it early morning and on time

Thank you for your efficient services during vessel's stay at Sikka. Vessel has got permission from Fujairah port control to sail out.

control to sail out. Thank you very much for your good performance during Castor 9 operation today. Good planning and organization. You reach our expectation

We are very happy with service. The dispatchers are professional and responsive. There are no obstacles, and Lance has been a good problem solver for us, like when we had a tough time finding containers
Thank you!

would like to thank you both for the strong support you and your team provided during last few weeks. All phases of port calls preparations and execution for both SW Cook were very thorough and extremely professional. With your support we accomplished all we could realistically achieve during these port calls