Peters & May, the world’s leading global marine transport provider has signed an exclusive agreement with the Sharjah Port Authority making it the company’s primary port of call for the discharge of yachts in the United Arab Emirates.
Sharjah Seaports Authority, with the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah has always focused on its maritime needs and invested in facilities ahead of demand. Port Khalid is a multipurpose port located in the city of Sharjah and serves as a vital entry point to the industrial heart land of UAE.
With the rapid growth of its part charter business, Peters & May was looking for a partner port in the UAE that could offer the flexibility and service levels required to allow the company to continue to offer Class leading yacht transport solutions.
Yaqoub Abdulla, the Director of Marketing and Promotions of Sharjah port Authority, welcomed the new agreement, saying: “We have been working with Peters & May on a trial basis for the past 9 months and it has proven to be a great success for both sides. We are delighted to have them onboard and to promote Sharjah not only as a discharge port but also a destination for visiting yachts.’
Most of the yachts entering the UAE tend to berth in other Emirates, however given its history and culture Sharjah is keen to step into the fold and become a prime location for visiting yachts.
David Holley, CEO of Peters & May commented: “We have been looking to strengthen our position in the UAE for some time now and this agreement with the Sharjah Port Authority is another feather in our cap. During our 9 month trial period we have handled over 40 yachts ranging in size from 50 to over 150 feet at Port Khalid and we are incredibly impressed with the efforts the team has made to accommodate our needs and those of our clients. Not only have they proven that they can offer the service we require but also a significant financial saving over the traditional UAE discharge ports. We are pleased to add Sharjah to our list of global destinations.”
Peters & May provides regular yacht transport solutions in and out of the Middle East from the USA, Europe and the Far East.