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Abu Dhabi Ports enters offshore logistics business with Allianz Marine

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Abu Dhabi Ports’ maritime arm Safeen has signed an agreement with Allianz Marine & Logistics Services (AMLS) to launch a new integrated maritime logistics services firm.

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the new joint venture firm Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO – Offshore International) will provide onshore and offshore integrated logistics solutions and subsea services in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region and beyond.

Captain Maktoum Al Houqani, head of maritime cluster, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “When we considered the growth of the global offshore support vessel market, as well as the offshore projects market, we saw a tremendous opportunity and potential for a new integrated marine logistics provider. With access to a growing diversified fleet of modern vessels, our partnership with AMLS will allow us to take our expertise and capabilities to new horizons, and unleash our full potential as a preferred global maritime services provider.”

OFCO’s broad range of ‘one-stop-shop’ services will be aimed towards large offshore infrastructure projects, which include ongoing operations within the regional oil and gas sector, as well as future projects set to be launched in the coming years.

As part of a wider value offering, OFCO’s customers will also have access to a broad spectrum of trade logistics and services offered by Abu Dhabi Ports, which include offshore, onshore, base operations, logistics, industrial zone, and maritime services.

Ahmed Khalil, general manager of AMLS, said: “With access to one of the largest service fleets marine services provider in the Arabian Gulf, we believe that OFCO will be a game changer for the oil and gas market, providing integrated offshore logistics solutions and operational excellence to our clients.”

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