BUSINESS MODEL & COMPANY STRUCTURE
Established in 2004, Nakilat is a shipping and maritime company based in the State of Qatar. With one of the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipping fleet comprising of 69 LNG carriers, the company provides the essential transportation link in Qatar’s LNG supply chain. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Nakilat Shipping Qatar Limited (NSQL), the company manages and operates one floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), four very large LPG carriers (VLGCs) and 24 LNG carriers.
In addition to its core shipping activities, Nakilat operates the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City, providing comprehensive ship repair and offshore fabrication services via strategic joint ventures: Qatar Shipyard Technology Solutions and Qatar Fabrication Company (QFAB). It also provides shipping agency services through Nakilat Agency Company (NAC) at all Qatari Ports and terminals, as well as towage and other marine support services through its joint venture Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW). The company’s Vessel Support Unit (VSU) offers chandlery, storage, logistics services for vessels operating in Qatari waters.