Nakilat Holds 21st Qatar Project Shipping Forum
20 April 2017
Nakilat organised the 21st Qatar Project Shipping Forum (QPSF) in London from 18th– 19th April 2017. The bi-annual Forum gathered Nakilat’s joint venture partners, ship operators and charterers to discuss numerous matters concerning the Nakilat fleet as well as the general shipping and maritime industry. This semi-annual Forum brings together many owners of leading international shipping companies along with ship charterers such as Qatargas and RasGas.
Initiated and established by Nakilat since 2006, QPSF continues to be a significant platform for the company to meet with its partners, share knowledge and exchange thoughts on a wide range of topics such as safety and environment, capability development, technological advancements, ship performance and others related to shipping operations. The two-day forum provided an excellent opportunity for participants to deliberate on issues of common interests, especially in navigating the challenging market environment today and upcoming regulatory requirements, with a focus on industry coordinated efforts to increase operational efficiencies without compromising safety and quality of the shipping and maritime services.
Commenting on the strategic importance of this forum, Nakilat’s Managing Director Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti said: “Synergistic collaborations with our partners are very important for the sustained growth of Nakilat, especially since we are expanding our role in ship management. The Forum allows all participants to not only strengthen established ties but also gain valuable insights from the exchange of expertise and ideas to ensure we operate in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. As the leading transporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide and comprehensive maritime provider in Qatar, we are strongly committed towards the continuation of our global growth, in line with our vision to be a global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services.”