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Kanoo Shipping wins Dubai Trade’s 11th E-Services Excellence Award

Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various trade and logistics service providers in Dubai, honoured Kanoo Shipping, a division of The Kanoo Group, with ‘Electronics Services Award to Shipping Agent for General Cargo Service’ at the 11th E-Services Excellence Award.

The 11th cycle of E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) ceremony was held at the Intercontinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai, on 18th February 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region, delivered his keynote speech and Hussain Alblooshi, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Trade, gave his welcome remarks in the presence of over 500 trade and logistics industry clients.

The annual event is part of Dubai Trade’s strategy to encourage the e-transformation & adoption toward the smart services available on its portal which in turn will help establish Dubai as the leading trade and logistics hub in the world.

It also aims to honour its clients who have been the most active online performers throughout the year, thus building customer loyalty by awarding the best-performing companies.

Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group – UAE & Oman, together with Jonathan Bygrave, CEO, Kanoo Shipping; John Drinkwater, Vice President, Kanoo Shipping – UAE & Oman; Muhammad Farooq, Operations Manager – Northern Emirates; and Shihabdin Gulabdin, Service Manager, received the special award on behalf of Kanoo Shipping.

Jonathan Bygrave said, “We are delighted to be one of the role models in supporting the government’s initiative in innovation and use of technology to transform trade processes. This award will surely add value and moral support to Kanoo Shipping as well as the trade and logistics community in the UAE.”

Kanoo Shipping and other winners for different categories in the latest edition of ESEA were rewarded according to their mobile and online transactions across key services provided by DP World, Dubai Customs, and Jebel Ali Free Zone throughout 2018.

The prestigious event was attended by high profile leaders from Dubai’s business community such as top executives, senior management & key decision makers from partners, banks, government, and private sectors.

The ESEA is in line with the Year of Innovation, and the Smart Government initiative to make all services available through smart platforms and the completion of its deadline announced by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

About Kanoo Shipping

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.

About The Kanoo Group

‘The Kanoo Group’ is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies in the Gulf established in 1890. It has diversified business industries in shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, property, oil & gas, power, industrial chemicals, training, joint ventures, retail and commercial activities, among others, and operates extensively throughout Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Qatar.

Contact:

Michelle Laylo, PR Executive – The Kanoo Group

Tel: +971 4 5072440 | Email: michelle.laylo@kanoo.com

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