ADNATCO and NGSCO Profile
As the shipping arm of ADNOC and its Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company and National Gas Shipping Company Ltd. (ADNATCO and NGSCO) delivers the UAE’s energy to the world and meets the expanding and diversified marine transportation requirements of ADNOC Group of Companies.
Guided by our mission of providing safe, efficient and environmentally responsive transportation of cargo by sea; NGSCO tankers carry LNG from ADGAS’ liquefaction plant at Das Island in the Arabian Gulf to our customers worldwide.
ADNATCO is involved in the global transportation of petroleum products and bulk cargo of sulphur as well as polyethylene produced by ADNOC’s petrochemicals subsidiary Borouge from its plant in Ruwais.
We have expanded our fleet by taking delivery of 17 new vessels in 2010-2011. The new vessels comprise handy-sized bulk carriers, Panamax and Aframax tankers and bulk carriers.
With the new ships, ADNATCO and NGSCO became a major regional shipping company with a total fleet of 27 ships including eight LNG carriers and 19 ships varying between bulk carriers, chemical and products tankers as well container and Ro-Ro vessels.
To further support our effective operations, the functions of the two companies’ support services were merged in 2009. The objective of the merger was to consolidate and re-engineer the existing structures of ADNATCO and NGSCO and to provide integrated support services, secured operational efficiencies and maximized cost effective utilization of resources.
As part of our commitment to provide a safe and secure working environment for our employees and to prevent pollution in all forms, our HSE onshore training record is one of the highest among the shipping industry, while our fleet have received high standard training onboard by the company mobile trainer. We use environmentally-friendly gas in our ships and we have excellent class endorsed ballast water management. Our fleet is also provided a very high occupational health standard in line with ADNOC and international governance.
It is, therefore, through this policy of total safety, efficient operations, investing in human resources and being environmentally responsive that we successfully deliver the UAE’s energy to the world.