Oct 18

Kanoo Shipping wins Outstanding Agent Award from NileDutch


Kanoo Shipping, commercial agent for NileDutch in the UAE since 1997, won the Outstanding Performance Award for 2017 in October 2018 at the NileDutch South East Asia Agency Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand.

The meeting was primarily held to analyse the current market situation in each region and to plan a strategy for 2019. As part of the event, a thorough review and assessment of NileDutch Agents performances for the past 2 years were carried out, subsequently announcing Kanoo Shipping as the best Agent for 2017 based on the set criteria.

The Outstanding Agent Award was presented by NileDutch CEO Wim J Van Aalst to Assistant Commercial Manager Azeem Shaikh Muhammad and Cargo Broking Manager Manoj Kumar B on behalf of Kanoo Shipping.

The agency meeting was attended by over 30 participants including Mr Wim J Van Aalst, CEO of Nile Dutch; Mr Denis J Van Aalst, Chief Finance Officer; Various Trade Managers from Singapore and China, and agents from Dubai, India, Colombo, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.

NileDutch has grown to be one of the largest container shipping companies in the world. They focus on the links between (West) Africa and the rest of the world, supporting companies as they discover the opportunities the African continent offers.

Kanoo Shipping, a member of The Kanoo Group, is the first Arab shipping agency in the region in 1911 and one of the founders of S5 Agency World Ltd. At present, Kanoo Shipping is the largest regional shipping agency in the Middle East which operates in 20 countries and all principal ports and offshore tanker loading terminals around the Arabian Peninsula, including Iraq.

Furthermore, Kanoo Shipping handles 19,000 ship calls every year through its professional network which covers all ports in the Suez to Sri Lanka range and East/South Africa.