Drydocks World’s Dubai yard

Drydocks World’s Dubai yard

Drydocks, NSC deal

01 November 2013

DRYDOCKS World, the Dubai-based  company, has signed a strategic alliance agreement with German firm NSC Holding aimed at boosting the UAE shipyard’s business.

The deal, signed by  Ali Al Suwaidi, Drydocks World’s vice president (business development and commercial), and Heiko Meyer, managing director of NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft MBH & Cie KG, will help develop engineering and maintenance services for equipment to serve NSC vessels to the fullest, said a statement from Drydocks.

“Drydocks World is extremely cognisant of customer needs and we proactively pursue customer experience enhancement programmes. This further reinforces our customer-centric approach to service delivery and we seek to nurture a long-term business potential with leading companies within the sector,” remarked Al Suwaidi.

“We are delighted to have reached this agreement which will further build and strengthen our business relationship with NSC which began in 2007. We are keen to network with global players in the maritime sector and cultivate future business to our mutual benefit,” he added.

To date, Drydocks World has received 11 ship repair orders from the German company. The most recent project carried out by Drydocks World was repair and maintenance of the cargo vessel Atlanta, which sailed from the shipyard on October 7.

Meanwhile, officials of Drydocks World and Maritime World held a meeting with a high-level delegation from the Suez Canal Authority to discuss future co-operation.

Khamis Juma Buamim, the chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, received the visiting Egyptian team led by Admiral Mohab Mohamed Hussien Mameesh, the chairman and managing director of the Suez Canal Authority.

Buamim said the relationship between Egypt and the UAE was brotherly and historical in all areas.

“We always take pride in Egypt and what it has provided the global maritime industry. The Suez is the most important water canal for trade and global economics and it provides services and sea lane security to and from the West,” he remarked.

“We are ready to share our experiences and abilities and go into the field of future co-operation in this regard … we have no doubt that the upgrade and development of the Suez Canal zone will benefit from Dubai’s experience.”

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