Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo is one of the largest independent, family owned, companies in the Gulf Region. Established in Bahrain in 1890 by Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, the group grew from its early trading and shipping business to become amongst the most diversified and highly regarded business houses in the gulf region and beyond.
Kanoo has wide interests in Shipping, Travel, Machinery, Logistics, Property, Oil & Gas, Power, Chemicals, Training, Joint Ventures and Retail and Commercial activities among others. Today, Kanoo companies operate extensively throughout the Middle East and the Red Sea and are greatly respected for their ability to combine traditional values with a global vision.
Kanoo has grown into the largest regional shipping agency in the Middle East. We handle over 11000 ship calls every year through our professional network, which covers all ports in the Suez to India range.
Kanoo Shipping combine local expertise with international standards to deliver the highest levels of proactive service and measured processes leading to meeting our customer requirements. Our business systems exceed ISO requirements, with the objective of achieving continuous improvement in the quality and range of services provided.
We today place a high focus on building a highly visible HSE culture throughout our organization. This includes strong emphasis on our staff and the many crew and other personnel under our care.
Our business is built on world-class I.T. facilities and global agency systems. Kanoo offers clients regional, trans-regional or global co-coordinated financial and port-call management services, tailored to individual corporate needs.
Kanoo shipping operates in 19 countries and in all principal ports and offshore tanker loading terminals around the Arabian Peninsula, including Iraq. In addition to our fully owned offices and Joint ventures in the Arabian Peninsular, the Company's regional network operates through well established partnerships in Egypt, Jordon, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Seychelles.
Kanoo Shipping are one of the founders of S5 Agency World Ltd., the rapidly growing global shipping agency company established to meet the increasing requirements of clients looking to benefit from the financial and the process efficiencies derived from global coverage. Stakeholders in the company are all financially strong, regional market leaders. S5 has become a recognized player within the Global agency market through its world class IT system and local expertise.
Today, Kanoo is moving full steam ahead with a commitment to extend our range of services and port coverage to meet the ever-changing global requirements of the shipping industry.