Thursday, June 29, 2017

Kanoo Shipping handles the world’s largest container ship on maiden call to Jebel Ali Port

Dubai, UAE: MOL Triumph, the world's largest container ship with a capacity of 20,170 TEU, arrived on its maiden voyage to Jebel Ali Port in Dubai on 8th June 2017.

Kanoo Shipping, one of the founders of S5 Agency World and a member of the Kanoo Group, handled the operations and husbandry services of MOL Triumph, registered to Japanese shipping company, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL).

At 400 meters in length and 58.8 meters in width, MOL Trump is equipped with many new sustainable technologies to provide more efficient fuel consumption and improved environmental performance. The vessel is the first 20,000 TEU-class containership deployed in THE Alliance's Asia to Europe trade via the FE2 service.

MOL Triumph made its inaugural calls to Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore, before it made a transit through the Suez Canal. It continued on to Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre before calling back at Tangier and then Jebel Ali on its return voyage to Asia.

DPW, MOL and Kanoo Shipping welcomed the Master and Crew onboard during the vessel stay at Jebel Ali Port, through a recognition ceremony held at Wheel House T3 operation building.

Kanoo Shipping presented a plaque to the Master for the MOL Triumph’s maiden call. Mr John Drinkwater, the Country Manager for Kanoo Shipping - UAE & Oman, said, “We are delighted to welcome the new MOL Triumph, which is the largest containership in the world. Kanoo Shipping is committed to ensuring that we provide the highest level of services to the vessel during her port stay at Jebel Ali Port.”
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Being the first Arab shipping agency in the Region in 1890, Kanoo Shipping has grown to be the largest regional shipping service provider in the Middle East which covers an extensive area including the Gulf, the Red Sea and Indian Sub-continent, and handles 15,000 ship calls every year. Kanoo Shipping has offices in 19 countries and covers over 150 ports.
See also: Kanoo S5 attends the Annual Shell HSSE Conference in London

To comment on the article, send an email to: Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive, The Kanoo Gr

The Kanoo Group hosts 2017 Iftar Party for Employees

Dubai, UAE: With reverence for Ramadan as the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, The Kanoo Group once again hosted its annual Iftar Party for all its employees to celebrate the holy season, held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Dubai on June 22, 2017.

The Corporate Iftar was attended by Mr Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group and members of the Management, among other employees in the UAE from different departments.

Iftar is an Arabic term which literally means the breaking of the fast. It is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. Traditionally, they break the fast by water and dates and join together for a holy prayer, then come back to share a delightful meal to end the period of abstinence. The joined holy prayer was led by Mr Mishal Kanoo.

Over time, Iftar has grown into banquet festivals with religious significance and meaning. The Kanoo Group has been organising the event every year as a worthwhile gathering for colleagues and their families, and to share the spirit of solidarity.
For all Muslim communities across the world, Ramadan is a symbol of the same base values of unparalleled importance: family and community, goodwill and charity, and spiritual reflection.

To comment on the article, send an email to: Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive, The Kanoo Group

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Kanoo Group brings Eid joy to underprivileged children

Dubai, UAE: As a way of giving back to the community and making a difference in other peoples’ lives, The Kanoo Group has supported 57 needy children through the ‘Joy of Eid’, a project by Rawafed Centre, in partnership with the Red Crescent.

The ‘Joy of Eid’ initiative gives a chance to disadvantaged children to go shopping for their Eid finery where volunteers are encouraged to come and take part in the shopping experience. Eid is a festival of celebration and one of the many joys of Eid is wearing new clothes.

Shadia Abdullah, a social worker from Rawafed Centre together with few helpers brought the children to the Red Tag Department Store in Arabian Centre where volunteers from The Kanoo Group accompanied the children to go shopping for 2 hours on 20th June 2017.
Over 25 employees took part in the heart-warming experience in drawing precious smiles on children’s faces. Paid coupons by The Kanoo Group were distributed to the staff, and each volunteer helped two kids buy their clothes and shoes.  Feedback from employees shows that they also had a great time and themselves benefitted from the giving and sharing experience.

Ms Maha Kanoo, General Manager for Administration, HR and Marketing of The Kanoo Group, said, “Helping those in need through various charity initiatives has always been one of the programs of The Kanoo Group. The ‘Joy of Eid’ project is filled with the spirit of generosity and kindness, and we see real happiness in those children’s eyes. They feel the joy and happiness of Eid as any other family would.”
The charity event received a tremendous feedback from Rawafed Centre and in particular the kids, who truly had a fantastic Eid experience.

To comment on the article, send an email to: Michelle Laylo Verzola
PR Executive, The Kanoo Group


Hyster Europe discusses project to electrify container handlers and 11T high capacity empty container handlers at TOC in Amsterdam on 27-29 June. Jan-Willem van den Brand from Hyster explains this project, and more, at this years’ TOC Show.

Electrified laden container handlers
Terminals are expected to be able to electrify their Big Truck fleets and produce zero emissions, while achieving full shift performance comparable to a diesel-powered truck in the near future. A 52-tonne capacity Hyster® laden container handling truck with an electric motor will shortly be entering the test phase.
Innovative, high-voltage big electric trucks will be able to support continuous operation with operator-friendly re-charge, or, at a later date, quick H2 (hydrogen fuel) refill options. The Hyster team will be available at TOC to talk about how the company plans to move the industry forward with electrification.

 New 11T empty container handler
Hyster is also launching the H11XM-ECD9 Empty Container Handler which enables double handling capabilities for any empty container, even 40ft reefers carrying the refrigeration units on the same side causing a severe offset load. With a capacity of 11 tonnes, it offers significant productivity advantages, as empty containers nowadays regularly exceed a tare weight of 5 tonnes, particularly reefers with wet floors.
Alongside the tough new H11XM-ECD9, there are four other new models in the H8-11XM-ECD9 series, which replaces the popular H18-23XM-12EC series, and will suit both current and future empty container handling requirements.
The size and number of reefers are growing around the world. This lift truck offers more flexibility so operators don’t have to handle 40ft reefers separately, saving throughput time. Hyster has been a key player in the growing “empty” market for many years and has further improved the product to help reduce the cost per container moved.

Container weighing for VGM
To enable operations to easily obtain this Verified Gross Mass (VGM) for SOLAS*, especially in areas where Legal for Trade regulations are applied, the Hyster® Static Plus weighing system is now available on new and existing Hyster® ReachStackers and Laden Container Handlers.
Operators simply pick a container and lift the load. There is no workflow disruption as the container weighing can occur during truck manoeuvring and the system is highly accurate with a weighing error of approximately 1 per cent of load weight. Furthermore, with the system custom field entries are possible, including container I.D., destination, location and more.
As well as providing VGM data, the Static Plus system provides accurate information for logistics compliance and reporting. Analysis of this information can also help operations to improve efficiency in container handling applications. 

Connected machines
Smart terminals can boost their efficiency and save money by analysing truck usage data, restricting truck access and controlling daily checks. Hyster Tracker is a telematics system that can help identify under or over-utilised equipment, by truck, fleet or location. Hour meter, cost of operation, periodic maintenance, fault codes and impacts can all be tracked and additional functionality includes operator access control. 
To drive down fuel or power costs, the idle shutdown function can also be set to power off a truck after a pre-determined amount of time. Operator Pre-shift Checklist Tracking is also possible, providing the quickest way to determine any issues with a truck so that downtime is reduced. 
Virtual reality experience
On the Hyster® stand at TOC, visitors will be able to try a virtual reality simulator which accurately re-creates the experience of using a 3 tonne Hyster® Fortens® counterbalance lift truck.  Anyone can get behind the wheel for an immersive 3D experience of even the toughest operating conditions.
The simulator has the same seat as featured on the Hyster® Fortens® model plus the same pedals, steering wheel, CANBus and hydraulic controls.  The user wears a VR headset and as the head turns it gives different views through the mast, up, down and to the side, while spectators watch the activity on a screen. 

Special engineering and support for efficient port and terminal handling
Most Hyster® Big Trucks have some sort of customised engineering, because every operation is different. Hyster creates solutions that efficiently overcome specific challenges.
With a full range of handling equipment suitable for ports and terminals, from ship to port-side store, Hyster offers support globally via its network of strong partners. Hyster® product managers and specialists will be on stand F74 at TOC Europe.
For more information, visit

*SOLAS - International Maritime Organization “Safety of Life at Sea” Convention

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Hyster® is one of the leading global brands of materials handling equipment and Hyster Europe, a trading name of Hyster-Yale UK Limited, a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (, is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer, offering over 140 models of counterbalance trucks, warehouse and container handling equipment. The company invests heavily in research and development to ensure Hyster® products are at the forefront of the materials handling industry providing maximum dependability and low costs of ownership for demanding operations everywhere.
Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY).  Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 6,500 people worldwide.

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