The first classification society in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and in the United Arab Emirates region, Tasneef, has agreed to award classification and calibration certificates for two container carriers of ADNATCO’s fleet – Al Sadr-l and Al Bazm-II.

The two ships happen to be the first of their respective kind to be granted classification by Tasneef. Along with carrying out the classification process and legal surveying under the national flag as well as accrediting the appointed designs by its engineering department, Tasneef is also going to provide consulting services and full technical support to ADNATCO.

“The agreement we have established with ADNATCO can be regarded as a major step forward towards improving the services we provide and the classes of vessels we class, and it also serves the role of a push towards cementing our status in the classification industry globally as well as regionally, just like when we used to be highly dependent on container carrier rental services from other various countries and now we can boast with having large fleets under the complete ownership of national companies like ADNATCO,” commented Rashed AlHebsi, Tasneef CEO.

“We are going to be providing ADNATCO’s vessels with a lot of services like legal surveying along the lines of international and local conventions, training services for the company’s employees, consulting services as well as non-periodical surveys regarding potential damages and technical malfunctions.”

The partnership effort in question comes following similar agreements between Tasneef and Dry Docks World, Esnaad, the National Drilling Company (NDC) and Abu Dhabi Ports.

Tasneef also received accreditation by GCC countries enabling it to provide compliance and quality services along the lines of GCC specifications, which came additionally to receiving accreditation by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for classifying vessels and providing maritime training and consulting services.