Tasneef officials with Logmarin representatives

In early July, Logmarin Advisors (RINA Group) — which specializes in shipping logistics and supply chain design for dry bulk commodities such as coal, iron ore, agribulk and others — has signed an agreement with Emirates classification society Tasneef.  The agreement aims to bring new ideas to the UAE marine industry and strengthen the ties between Tasneef and Italian marine companies. 

Captain Waleed Al Nahdi, Commercial and Marketing Director at Tasneef said, “This agreement aims to raise the national capabilities and enables the UAE to develop its maritime resources and open doors for our national engineers to be trained to play a vital role in the development of local maritime industry.”

Eng. Suod Al Hammadi, Defense Projects Manager at Tasneef explained: “This agreement aims to train local engineers in the fields of ports and marine consultancy.  The added value of this visit is to build better and more advanced local maritime resources through the technical support Logmarin will provide us with in the field of floating terminals and to train our engineers in Italy within the recent existing enterprises.  The agreement also aims at easing logistic operations related to transportation, cargo, and port management.”

Al Hammadi added: “During the visit, we met with Rina and the most prominent maritime companies and authorities in Italy to look for various means for establishing co-operation with these companies in order to develop Tasneef’s capabilities to better support the classification services we provide the Arab World with through the use of the most advanced Italian maritime technologies.”

Al Hammadi added: “We also promoted Tasneef’s services during our visit including the UAE Yacht Code; the first of its kind in the world.”

Al Hammadi concluded: “We at Tasneef highly appreciate the strong ties between the UAE Classification Society and Rina and other Italian companies as this enables us to exchange knowledge and experience in which benefit the UAE maritime sector.”