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20 August 2017

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company’s (GPIC) Managing Director, Mr. Ibrahim Al-Musaitir, who visited the GPIC complex on Thursday 10 August, was received by its President, Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery and members of the Executive Management.

Dr. Jawahery presented the Managing Director the official two-year license certificate for the Company to use and manage the Urea Port. This licence was recently granted after GPIC met all the required criteria.

In his comments, the Managing Director praised the GPIC Executive Management’s important role to meet the conditions set up by the Department of Ports and Maritime Navigation Affairs at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications.

He said this was testimony to the GPIC’s professional approach, performance, the Management’s desire to meet all requirements of the production processes and to maintain GPIC’s competitive edge.

He said it was also confirmation of the robustness and consistency of Company regulations and the support it receives from its Board of Directors.

The Managing Director appreciated the efforts of the Department of Ports and Maritime Navigation Affairs and thanked officials at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications for their cooperation in regularly inspecting all facilities and ascertaining private parties’ commitment to the application of strict maritime safety standards.

Dr. Jawahery said the Managing Director had constantly followed up on the GPIC’s operations, activities and programmes. He said the licensing would benefit the Company and help upgrade its export operations.

The Company received the license during a special visit by Assistant Undersecretary of Ports and Maritime Affairs His Excellency Mr. Badr Hood Al Mahmoud, who presented the document to Dr. Jawahery in the presence of the Executive Management and his accompanying delegation.

The department recently issued a new Bahrain Maritime Code requiring port users and operators to register themselves. The Code aims at maintaining the safety of sailing and protecting the marine environment. The company then initiated all procedures and conducted a strict external audit of its port operations. 

GPIC exports Urea to various international markets through its own port, built according to the highest international standards. It operates its marine berth in compliance with all maritime and industrial safety requirements with the expertise of a highly qualified Bahraini Management team.

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications as the maritime industry regulator, supervises licenses and registration of ships, users and operators of ports and private berths. It also exercises strict control over the entry of facilities under the supervision of port and maritime affairs. Bahrain has over 40 private berths that offer multiple services, activities and serves a variety of industries including manufacturing, marine infrastructure, construction and shipping. 

These facilities are concentrated in the main industrial areas of Bahrain, including North Sitra Industrial Zone, Mina Salman Industrial Zone, Salman Industrial City and Ras Zuwaid. These berths are well positioned to serve the ports and maritime sector with easy access from major transport links.