The Kingdom has attracted the world’s leading maritime services providers
Svitzer, a leading global provider of towage and maritime support services, recently announced its intention to make use of its expertise in the industry to empower local talent in Saudi Arabia.
Supported by major maritime authorities in the Kingdom such as Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and the Transport General Authority, in addition to leading entities in the Kingdom such as Bahri, Aramco, and International Maritime Industries (IMI), the event will connect the industry across the region by bringing together ship owners, suppliers, and key decision-makers, and looks forward to achieving the goals set for 2030.
The Kingdom is home to more than 20 leading commercial ports with world class standards. Saudi Arabia also has one of the largest fleets of oil tankers in the world. Thus, the national maritime sector is in need of qualified and skilled maritime professionals that can lead the progress of the industry in the country.
“To date, Svitzer has trained over 354 maritime professionals, including 253 in Oman, 48 in Egypt, and 38 in Bahrain,” stated Pankaj Kankan, CCO and COO, Svitzer AMEA.