Milaha, one of the largest maritime and logistics organisations in the Middle East, has announced a reorganisation of the company.
The changes are in line with Milaha’s strategy to expand services for its core customers in the marine and logistics sectors and develop local capabilities to support the Qatar National Vision 2030.
As part of the reorganisation, Milaha is creating a new strategic pillar – Marine & Technical Services – that will focus on providing vessel and industrial equipment owners and operators with comprehensive, end-to-send services to help them achieve greater asset efficiency and lower total cost of operations.
The pillar will include both current activities (ship management, shipping agency, shipyard, and bunkering) and introduce new services, such as ship chandlering.
Milaha will also combine its truck sales and distribution activities with its land-based asset maintenance and servicing (such as trucks, crane, and forklifts) activities.
Milaha president and CEO Abdulrahman Essa al-Mannai said: “We want to build on our already-strong capabilities to create an unmatched presence in the marine services sector. We aim to be a one-stop shop for the needs of all ship owners and operators, trucking companies, and heavy equipment operators.
“This is also in response to the increased growth in maritime shipping in Qatar, particularly after the opening of Hamad Port, as well as the anticipated growth from the second phase, in addition to the growth in the oil and Gas sector over the next few years.”
As part of the re-alignment of the company, the existing maritime and logistics pillar will focus on enabling trade and providing end-to-end supply chain solutions for commercial customers, through its container shipping, ports, and logistics.
As part of its focus on its core business, Milaha is also exiting its travel agency business, as well as de-emphasising its equipment agency and distribution activities.
As a result of the re-organisation, four out of Milaha’s five strategic pillars will focus on our core-business pillars: Maritime and Logistics, Offshore Marine, Gas & Petrochem, and Marine & Technical Services.
The fifth pillar, Milaha Capital, will deal solely with financial and real estate investments.
Al-Mannai added: “Over 80% of our revenues are now coming from our core sectors and customers, and we plan to build market-leading positions in these areas in the coming years.
Developing these capabilities locally will also support the diversification and competitiveness of Qatar’s economy, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.”