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History

From a dependable shipping agent in 1957, Milaha has become one of the largest and most diversified maritime and logistics companies in the Middle East. Our operations now range from ocean transport and offshore support services, to 3PL (third party logistics) and ancillary solutions.

History

VisionVision

To be the partner of choice in maritime & logistics sector, with a dominant share in our home market and a strong international presence to deliver sustainable growth to our shareholders

MissionMission

To consistently deliver reliable services by focusing on safety, quality and our customers; to provide an enriching work environment and to always live by our values

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Core
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Core Values

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  • Strive

    Strive

    We serve every client in the best way possible, and improve our service every day.

  • Inspired

    Inspired

    Our history is a source of pride for us, but we also have an eye for the future to leave a valuable legacy.

  • Synchronised

    Synchronized

    Our success comes from our collective strength and our ability to work together to solve complete problems and innovate smart solutions.

  • Committed

    Committed

    Our success comes from our collective strength and our ability to work together to solve complete problems and innovate smart solutions.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Milaha is committed to supporting the communities in which it operates. As part of Milaha's Corporate Social Responsibility framework, generous, financial support is provided in various key areas. These include: health, economic and international affairs, education, sports and social and humanitarian affairs.

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Key Milestones

1957- Today
History 2021

Milaha 2021

  • Milaha continued to develop its fast-paced digital transformation journey by completing one of the largest Enterprise Resource Planning platform deployments in the region to date with our digital partner Oracle.
  • Milaha’s effective safety measures and practices contributed to the wellness of its employees and the reduction in All-Injury Frequency Rate (AIFR) across the group by 30%.
  • Milaha expanded its footprint in the global supply chain adding the China-India Express service to our container shipping network.
  • Milaha signed the first service contract for its 600,000-barrel capacity Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) unit.
     

  • Milaha continued to expand into new knowledge-based service lines for energy and global EPCI majors, servicing and supporting multiple elements of Qatar’s oil and gas expansion projects.
  • Milaha continued to develop its shipyard facilities and capabilities, with the acquisition of a new 230 meter-floating dock, that will be commissioned in 2022.
  • Milaha launched its first innovative Hackathon, enabling “Milaha Citizen developers” to create and design digital tools and solutions to facilitate complex processes and tackle business challenges.

2021

History 2020

Milaha 2020

• Awarded four Swords of Honor for improved health and safety, and four Globes of Honor for environmental sustainability by the British Safety Council (BSC)
• Milaha added a fourth core business pillar, Marine & Technical Services, with a focus on end-to-end service offerings for vessel owners and operators
• Milaha has partnered with Schlumberger Limited to expand into the well services sector in Qatar by initially developing and equipping well stimulation vessels over the next five years
• Milaha has been a key contributor to support the State of Qatar’s efforts to provide stable and sustainable supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic
 

• Milaha expanded its investments in its shipyard activities through the acquisition of a new floating dock able to accommodate vessels for ship repair
• Milaha promoted its investments to complete the digital transformation process, by expanding its partnership with Microsoft
• Milaha enhanced its capabilities to strengthen cybersecurity to comply with the ISO 27001 and the National Information Security Standards

2020

History

Milaha 2019

• Awarded six Swords of Honor for improved health & safety, and two Globes of Honor for environmental sustainability by the British Safety Council (BSC)
• Milaha completed its deployment of Robotic Process Automation Solutions
• Milaha expanded its geographic footprint into the Black Sea and Mediterranean region through new container shipping services
• Milaha invested in newer, fit-for-purpose assets, from vessels to trucks and further optimizing of the asset base
• Partnered with Microsoft to build a smart-logistic platform using Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things elements from Microsoft’s cloud ecosystem

2019

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Milaha 2018

• Added Majd, our largest container ship to date, to our already expanding fleet
• Inaugurated and started operations of Milaha Logistics City
• Launched our first ever container service between Qatar and Iraq
• Awarded the Five Star Occupational Health and Safety rating by the British Safety Council
• Started a major digital transformation initiative such as RPA & Oracle Cloud platform

2018

History

Milaha 2017

• Launch of warehousing and 3PL services in Oman
• Launch of service between Qatar and Oman
• Launch of direct container service between Qatar and Kuwait
• Enhancement of service between Qatar and India
• Launch of the fastest container service between Pakistan and Qatar
• Launch of regular reefer service between Qatar and Turkey
• Launch of feeder service between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
• Launch of NVOCC tracking app

2017

History

Milaha 2016

• Launch of Singapore office for Milaha Offshore

• QTerminals begins managing phase one of Hamad Port

2016

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Milaha 2015

Launch of first direct container service between Qatar and India

 

2015

History

Milaha 2011

• Strategic transformation and launch of the Milaha brand

• Appointed operator of Doha Port

 

2011

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Milaha 2010

Acquisition of Qatar Shipping (and Halul Offshore Services as a result)

 

 

2010

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Milaha 2005

Equity investment in Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (Nakilat)

 

 

 

2005

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Milaha 2001

Merged land transport, cranage, freight forwarding, customs clearance, and warehousing into Navigation Freight Services

 

 

2001

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Milaha 2000

Co-founded Halul Offshore Services through a 50-50 joint venture with Qatar Shipping

 

 

2000

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Milaha 1992

Co-founded Qatar Shipping with an equity share of 15%

 

 

1992

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Milaha 1982

Inaugurated the first fully integrated ship repair and fabrication facility in Mesaieed

 

 

1982

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Milaha 1978

Opened a regional branch

 

 

 

1978

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Milaha 1974

Launch of marine transport services in Doha Port, consisting of lighterage, berthing, and towage

 

 

1974

History 1957

Milaha 1957

Founding of Qatar National Navigation & Transport Company (QNNTC)
– The first shipping agent in Qatar

 

1957

Our Business Areas

Over the years, Milaha has built five strategic pillars of business. With a single-minded approach to meet our customers’ goals, they are fully integrated-linked by strong communication and a shared sense of responsibility.

 

This interaction ensures rapid solutions to all your maritime and logistic challenges, delivered with specialist, sector-specific capabilities and knowledge.

 

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Maritime & Logistics

Milaha Maritime & Logistics delivers integrated supply chain solutions to companies who are industry leaders in the fields of fashion, e-commerce, infrastructure, defense, health, oil & gas, heavy industries, aviation and FMCG.

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Marine & Technical Services

Milaha’s operations within this pillar are focused on providing vessel and industrial equipment owners & operators with comprehensive asset lifecycle services to help them achieve greater asset efficiency and optimise their total cost of operations. 

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Offshore Marine

Milaha Offshore is a provider of a wide spread of world-class offshore support and subsea services, with a presence extending from the Middle East to Europe, Africa and South East Asia.

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Business area 4

Gas & Petrochem

Milaha owns and operates a fleet of Aframax/ LR2 tankers, LNG and LPG/ Ammonia carriers, to offer safe and reliable operations and industry-leading services in shipping sea-borne oil and gas cargoes.

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Business area 5

Capital

Milaha Capital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Milaha and one of its strategic pillars. As the financial hub and investment arm of Milaha Group, Milaha Capital aims to exclusively cater to all of the Groups’ investment management needs with shareholder value creation set as the primary objective.

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Corporate Governance

To comply with the statutory requirements of Qatar Financial Markets, Authority (QFMA), Qatar Navigation has reported on its adherence to corporate governance as laid down by QFMA as well as per the internationally recognised practices.

On an ongoing basis, we will ensure that the best practices that are currently followed are also continued into the future and the mandatory periodic reports are made to add shareholder's value.

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Mohammed Abdulla Swidan

(I) President & Chief Executive Officer | Executive VP Milaha Offshore

Eng. Mohammed Abdulla Swidan was entrusted by Milaha’s Board of Directors to carry out the duties of the President and CEO of Milaha group in 2022 and he is the Executive Vice President of Milaha Offshore & Marine since 2018. Prior to his position as EVP, Eng. Swidan held various leadership positions as Senior Commercial Manager at Halul Offshore Services Company in 2013 before being promoted to Vice President, Operations in 2014.

Eng. Swidan holds a bachelor’s degree in Maritime Engineering and a master’s degree in” Ship and Port Operation Management” from Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in addition to an MBA in “Global Shipping Management” from Greenwich-London University, in addition to several distinguished industry-related certificates.

Throughout his career, Eng. Swidan developed extensive experience in multiple fields including offshore marine operations, energy markets, and commercial activities, which contributed to the profitability and growth of Milaha as a whole.

Akram

Akram Bashir Iswaisi

Executive VP Finance & Investments

Akram Bashir Iswaisi

Executive VP Finance & Investments

Hamad

Hamad Saeed Al Hajri

Executive VP Support Services

Hamad Saeed Al Hajri

Executive VP Support Services

Gautham

Gautam Bellur

Executive VP Corporate Development & Strategy

Gautam Bellur

Executive VP Corporate Development & Strategy

Anders

Anders Lund Kristensen

Executive VP Maritime & Logistics

Anders Lund Kristensen

Executive VP Maritime & Logistics

ASSEM

Asem Alnaser

Chief Internal Auditor

Asem Alnaser

Chief Internal Auditor

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