Abdulrahman Essa Almannai News

09 Mar 2020

Mesaieed Shipyard Adds Floating Dry Dock

(Photo: Milaha)

Qatari maritime transport and logistics conglomerate Milaha said it has acquired a new floating dry dock as part of ongoing upgrade and modernization work underway at its shipyard facilities.The dock is set to arrive at the group’s Mesaieed Shipyard in the coming months and will be fully operational in the second half of this year to support local government and commercial clients in the maritime and oil and gas sectors.Milaha president and CEO, Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said the dock will be able to accommodate vessels up to 230 meters in length and up to 30,000 metric tons lifting capacity.

27 Feb 2019

Milaha Net Profit Up 10%

Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai. President and CEO. Photo: Milaha

Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics company Qatar Navigation (Milaha) reported  a 10% rise in its net profit  for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018.The Middle East maritime and logistics company delivered a net profit of QAR 516 million (USD 141.7 million) for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018, compared to QAR 470 million for the same period in 2017.“We are pleased with the year-on-year improvement in performance. There are still some challenges in the markets in which we operate…

08 Feb 2019

Milaha Ups Stake in Nakilat

Image: Nakilat

Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics company  Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has increased the company’s stake in compatriot liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping giant Nakilat.Qatar Shipping Company, a subsidiary of Milaha, has entered into an agreement for acquiring the entire stake of Qatar Investment Authority in Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd (Nakilat) representing 5.9% of Nakilat’s share capital.The Sale and Purchase Agreement was conditional on obtaining the consent…

04 Feb 2019

Milaha Launches BSX

Image: Milaha

Middle East's maritime and logistics company Milaha (Qatar Navigation) will start a direct container shipping service connecting the Black Sea and the Mediterranean in its first foray into Europe.According to a press release from the Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate the new feeder service marks Milaha’s first European service linking the Mediterranean and Black Sea. The BSX demonstrates Milaha’s commitment to deliver reliable and agile services to its customers and partners globally.The BSX rotation is Piraeus (Greece)…

16 Dec 2018

Qatar's Milaha to Upgrade Shipyard in Mesaieed

Photo: Qatar Navigation

Qatar Navigation (Milaha), maritime and logistics company in the Middle East,  has selected Royal Haskoning DHV to develop plans to upgrade its Shipyard facilities in preparation for further growth in current markets and expansion into new areas of operations.According to a Qatar Stock Exchange annoucement, the Shipyard also serves the industrial markets by providing maintenance, shutdown, fabrication and workshops services.Since its foundation in 1978, Milaha’s strategically-located Shipyard has repaired approximately 8…

29 Nov 2018

Milaha Wins Award for Contributions to Qatari Economy’s Resilience

Photo: Milaha

Milaha, a Qatar-based shipping and logistics conglomerate, participated in the 2nd Business Continuity and Resilience Conference, which was held in Doha on November 20th, under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed al Kuwari and attended by business continuity, risk management and organizational resilience professionals from all sectors.Milaha’s PCEO Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai headed the company’s delegation to the conference where he delivered a presentation…

10 Jul 2018

Liftboat Milaha Explorer Deployed off West Africa

The Milaha Explorer crew following deployment off the coast of West Africa (Photo: Milaha)

Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate Milaha said its liftboat Milaha Explorer has been deployed off the coast of West Africa as part of a long-term charter with a major international oil company.Milaha’s President and CEO, Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, said, “Over the past few months, we have been significantly ramping up our operations, and I am pleased to announce further growth in our geographic footprint and operational portfolio with this long-term deployment, which marks our entry into Africa.

02 May 2018

Milaha Rolls Out Qatar-Iraq Direct Container Feeder Service

Photo: Qatar Navigation Q.P.S.C. (Milaha)

Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate Milaha has announced the launch of a direct container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq. The new service, which will be an expansion of the existing Qatar-Kuwait service that the company launched last year, will follow a Hamad Port-Umm Qasr (Iraq)-Shuwaikh (Kuwait)-Hamad Port rotation, and will be initially served by one vessel with a 1,015 TEU capacity and 110 reefer plugs. The service will have a transit time of 2 days…

22 Jan 2018

Milaha Acquires its Largest Containership

Majd (Photo: Mike Page / Milaha)

Qatar-based maritime and logistics conglomerate Milaha said it has acquired its largest container vessel to date, Majd, a 3,768 TEU vessel. Majd was built by STX Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in South Korea, and has a length overall of 246.87 meters and a deadweight of 44,985 metric tons. The new vessel will be one of the 17 container vessels that the group operates, and is part of the ongoing expansion of the group’s overall fleet. Milaha currently fully owns and operates a fleet of over 80 vessels…

26 Nov 2017

Milaha Rolls Out Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Feeder Service

Photo: Milaha

Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate Milaha is launching a direct feeder service between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. "Milaha has announced the launch of a direct feeder service between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Colombo and Chittagong will be the 7th and 8th new ports of call for Milaha this year, and is part of the significant service expansion since the beginning of 2017," says a statement from the company. The new service, called BCX, will be operated via two vessels of effective capacity 1…

02 Aug 2017

Qatar Navigation Profit Falls in Q2 and H1

Doha Port: Milaha

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) reported an 85 percent fall in second-quarter net profit, reports Reuters. Second-quarter net profit stood at 30.8 million riyals ($8.5 million) in the three months ending June 30, versus 201.4 million riyals a year earlier. Milaha has also reported a net profit of QR267 million for the six months (H1) ended June 30, 2017, compared to QR553 million for the same period in 2016. The report said that the company is hurt by a global marine downturn and regional sanctions. “We are in the midst of an unusually prolonged global downturn across most marine sectors.

30 Nov 2016

Mwani Qatar, Milaha Team-up to Manage Hamad Port

Signing of an agreement between Mwani Qatar and Milaha Photo Milaha

HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, Chairman of Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Navigation (Milaha), today witnessed the signing of an agreement between Mwani Qatar and Milaha to establish a new company, QTerminals, to manage Hamad Port. As per the agreement, the new company will be co-owned by Mwani Qatar; 51%, and Milaha; 49%, and will manage operations at Hamad Port as an independent company with its own board of directors, executives and staff.

20 Apr 2016

Massive Lift Boat Delivered to Milaha

Photo: Milaha

Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Named the Milaha Explorer, the new lift boat was built by Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. at its yard in Liaoning Province in China, and was designed by the China-based Tianjin De-Sail Machinery Equipment Co. Ltd. Milaha Explorer will be the biggest lift boat to be owned by a Qatari company, with a large deck area and variable load capacity, as well as the ability to accommodate 300 persons on board.

23 Nov 2015

Halul Brings OSV Ship Handling Simulator to Qatar

Halul staff getting familiarized with the new simulator (Photo: Halul Offshore Services Company)

Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, has recently procured an offshore support vessel (OSV) ship handling simulator, which is reportedly the first of its kind in Qatar. Halul said it is now one of the few companies in the Gulf region to own the Netherlands-built simulator, which is normally used in training schools. Chairman of Milaha, HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Milaha’s President and CEO, Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, Halul’s CEO, Vivek Seth…

25 Oct 2015

Qatar Navigation Q3 Profit Up 1.8%

Courtesy Milaha

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) reported a 1.8 percent rise in third-quarter net profit on Sunday, in line with analysts' estimates. The shipper's net profit was 308 million riyals ($84.6 million) for the three months to Sept. 30, up from 302.5 million riyals in the year-ago period, according to Reuters calculations based on its financial statements. QNB Financial Services had forecast Qatar Navigation would make a third-quarter profit of 307.6 million riyals. The firm made a net profit of 959 million riyals in the first nine months of this year…

13 Sep 2015

Milaha Appoints New President & CEO

Al-Mannai. Photo by  Qatar Navigation QSC

Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a leader in marine transportation offshore support services, port management and logistics services, has appointed Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai as its president and chief executive officer. He will succeed Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi, who had previously announced his plan to retire. Al-Mannai previously led the commercial planning and allocation functions at Qatargas. Having spent his career with Qatargas, he has overseen many areas, including the commercial function of UK’s South Hook LNG Terminal…

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