ADNOC Logistics and Services (ADNOC L&S), the shipping and maritime logistics subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has signed a new 25-year agreement to provide critical marine services across all petroleum ports in Abu Dhabi on behalf of the Petroleum Ports Authority (PPA). This includes the onshore Jebel Dhanna Ruwais facility, as well as the offshore Das Island, Zirku Island and Mubarraz petroleum ports in the Emirate.
ADNOC L&S will provide a range of specialist services to PPA including pilotage, towage, and line handling. The company points out it already has extensive experience in managing port operations. In 2019, its marine services team completed 8,659 dives, 741 towage operations, 2,022 line-handling jobs for incoming vessels, 5,630 pilot services and 2,806 vessel berthing operations, in addition to managing the largest oil spill response inventory in the UAE.
Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO, ADNOC L&S, said: “This new agreement with PPA is a natural evolution of our close collaboration over many years. It will allow us to utilise our resources strategically, and drive innovation that will boost performance, enhance efficiency and deliver a seamless end-to-end service at all Abu Dhabi petroleum ports.”
As the maritime logistics arm of the ADNOC Group, ADNOC L&S supports the oil and gas supply chain in the UAE through three major business segments – shipping, integrated logistics and marine services.
Its shipping business owns and operates the UAE’s largest vessel fleet, which is expected to grow further in the coming years as ADNOC increases its upstream and downstream production capacity and enters into trading. ADNOC L&S transports crude oil, refined products, dry bulk, and LNG using its own vessels or through chartering.
The company also currently manages a fleet of 44 anchor handling tugs vessels, platform supply vessels, safety standby vessels, landing craft and crew boats. ADNOC L&S additionally operates logistics bases in Ruwais, Fujairah and Mussafah and operates the Borouge container terminal in Ruwais, which shipped more than 3.5 million metric tonnes of cargo last year.