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Kanoo Shipping Agenciescontact
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Iraq, Kuwait

Founded more than 100 years ago, Kanoo Shipping, a cornerstone of the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Group of Companies, has developed into the largest Arab Shipping Agency Company in the Middle East.

Kanoo Shipping represents a number of the world’s major liner, tanker and tramp owners and operators. The Company has extensive experience and an excellent reputation for the efficient handling of all types of vessels.

Kanoo Shipping operates from its own offices in all principal ports and at offshore tanker loading terminals around the Arabian Peninsula. The Company has expanded its network by appointment of well-established and reputed ship agency firms in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.

Using its own in-house computer systems, Kanoo Shipping is equipped to provide comprehensive bilingual (Arabic/English) documentation processing and EDI facilities to its principals and other organizations.

In addition to a full range of agency and husbandry services, other operating divisions of the Company supply many ancillary services including bunkers, marine repairs, stevedoring, brokerage, 24-hour port communication coverage, maintenance and repair for radio, radar and electronics.

Kanoo Shipping is dedicated to Quality Management Systems and all offices in the Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE are ISO qualified.

We look forward to extending quality services to you well into the 21st century.



Crew Handling
24- hour Airport Assistance
Joining, Repatriation, Medical and Accommodation

Launch Services - Offshore Craft and Supply - Small Craft Crew and Supply Boats

Offshore Operations


Liner: Container, Ro-Ro and Conventional
Tanker: Chemical, Crude Gas, Product, Vegetable Oil
Tramp: Dry Bulk, General, Heavy Lift Carriers
Husbandry: Coordination and Protecting Agency for all vessel types, including military and passenger ships