Offshore Support and Logistics Services Company (OFCO), the maritime logistics service provider that is jointly owned by Allianz Marine & Logistics Services (AMLS) and Safeen, Abu Dhabi Ports’ marine services arm, has announced the acquisition of seven support vessels to join its offshore marine services fleet.
The order comprises four Anchor Handling Tugs (AHTs), a 65m landing craft, as well as a supply ship and multipurpose safety standby vessel. These latest additions to OFCO’s fleet will further extend the company’s capabilities in terms of regional and international offshore logistics.
Captain Maktoum Al Houqani, Chief Corporate Authority Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports and Chairman of OFCO, said: “With the acquisition of these diversified and ultra-modern support vessels as part of our offshore marine services fleet, Abu Dhabi Ports is rapidly taking its strategic move into offshore logistics to new heights, while simultaneously cementing its role as the preferred maritime services provider in the Middle East and beyond.”
OFCO plans to explore other potential vessel acquisitions and related expansion opportunities in an effort to further broaden its overall service capabilities, and ensure it is well-positioned to satisfy the needs of the offshore market for years to come. Officially launched in January 2021, OFCO currently provides onshore and offshore integrated logistics solutions, and subsea services in the GCC.
Friedrich Portner, General Manager, OFCO, added: “In the short time since the inception of the organisation, we have been able to swiftly expand the size of our fleet and placed ourselves in a position where we can serve large-scale and complex offshore operations. Extending our capacity to deliver integrated logistical solutions to customers seeking premium offshore services in the GCC, the new additions to our fleet have reinforced our capabilities in supporting vessels carrying specialised cargo for the oil and gas sector.”