AL-AFIFA Crew Management service is being handled by well trained and experienced team who believe that seafarers are the backbone of the shipping industry. All Candidates are assessed for their proficiency and certification prior deploying them on board the vessel. We are fully familiar with the seafarers interest, their welfare and constant up-gradation of knowledge and skill. We understand that constant mentoring improves the skills and makes them an asset to the organisation and benefits the industry at large.
- Complete or partial manning for all category vessels.
- Dedicated agents in Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philipines and Ukraine
- Dedicated pool of sea staff for respective owners.
- Specialized sea staff pool for demolition vessels.
- Technically qualified and certified riding crew team for adhoc repairs and maintenance led by an experienced Bosun and or Fitters.
AL-AFIFA Technical Management services is led by a team of highly experienced and dedicated marine professionals. The technical team comprise of master mariners, chief engineers and supported by electrical engineers and a strong purchase department. The team is geared to take on every challenge with ready to mobilize high quality repair and maintenance equipment.
- Technical management of vessels in an effective and efficient manner.
- High quality repair & Maintenance personnel.
- Inventory management and supply of stores and spares.
- New ship building supervision for owners, operators and banks.
- Dry dock planning, budgeting, execution and monitoring.
- Pre-purchase inspection and performance evaluation for owners, operators and banks.
AL-AFIFA Commercial Management team constitutes embedded professionals and domain experts with extensive domestic and international experience in ship chartering and broking. With the help of renowned channel partners in the US, Europe, PG and the Far East, Al-Afifa customizes commercial packages to place the tonnage in spot and time charter markets, to suit the client’s commercial profile and ongoing requirements.
- Chartering of vessels.
- Pre and post fixtures management of vessels.
- Appoint agents for coordination with ports for smooth operation.
- Arranging bunkers at the most competitive price.
Marine Pollution is a frequent result of offshore casualties and can be caused by fuel, chemical and also dry cargo spillages. We have attended major pollution incidents, and have also provided marine pollution prevention advice to a range of clients. We can help with:
- Fuel oil removal from casualties – submerged or stranded.
- Pollution prevention methods following a casualty.
- Marine Pollution Clean-up methods.
- Claims handling and review.
Vessel external Audit (ISM / ISPS)
We carry out audits and assessments of vessel management systems, including ISM and ISPS (International Safety Management Code and International Ship and Port Security). As well as performing the audit on board the vessel, we can also audit the company’s headquarters and offices to confirm that the systems are effective throughout the organisation. We also can assist for the prepration of Manuals and implementation of thye systmen to our valuable clients.
Off/On Hire Survey
Al-Afifa provides On/Off hire Surveys through certified surveyor within a certified quality system. Our integrity and expertise are firmly designed to assist you in obtaining the right amount of Lube oil, fuel, oil, gas and other materials on board on your chartered on vessel. All these findings and records are reported in our report. We check all the vessels before they are chartered and conduct a in depth survey to get a clearer impression and idea of the following areas:
- Safety equipment.
- Planned Maintenance System for outstanding items.
- Passenger areas.
- Certification and Classification records to be inspected.
- Machinery spaces.
Hatch Cover Integrity Testing
We use ultrasonic testing equipment to check the integrity of hatch covers and other hold fittings on bulk and general cargo ships.
Vessel feasibility inspection for projects / operations / demolition voyages
Specific inspections and reporting for vessel's suitability to projects, operations, demolition voyages etc. Specific assessment is made in addition to general assessments, and Risk Assessment.
A due diligence survey is carried out on behalf of banks, finance houses, insurance companies and other third parties. It is to confirm that the condition and the operation of a vessel or other asset (for example a ship-repair facility) are in accordance with its claimed status and its operations and maintenance procedures.
The Marine Risk Management Division of AL-AFIFA is managed by qualified and highly experienced insurance professional, which enables us to provide customer solution to any and all complex problem in marine insurance.
AL-AFIFA, through its 3 associates, all over the world, provides you prompt services what ever your ship is.
Fast Disposal of claims, assured payment in genuine cases are ensured by our dedicated team in close co-ordination with the counter parts in the insurance companies.
Through exclusive deals and especial representation agreements, we would be able to provide you personalized services at very attractive rates on premium and payment terms. The MARINE RISK MANAGEMENT DIVISION of AL-AFIFA makes the placement of direct marine insurance business, both HULL AND MACHINERY AND PROTECTION AND INDEMINITY.
Hull and MACHINERY
The cover offered includes: AL-AFIFA provides a complete and finished suite of H&M products to fit all the waters ranging from Capes, Handies, LPG's to port craft and inter island ferries.
- Loss of hire
- War and Piracy risks including Kidnap and Ransom
- Mortgages interest
- Increased value and related total loss risks
Protection and Indemnity
AL-AFIFA also provides a very comprehensive service for P&I cover seeking clients with our experienced and dedicated team of P&I which is in a very pious position of providing negotiations and arrangements to clients on behalf of a very versatile clientele belonging to both local and International Group P&I clubs and other commercial insurance providers and markets.
- Legal costs and expenses (FD&D) / New buildings MOA cover
- Protection & Indemnity (P&I)
- Mortgages interest
- Charterers and Liability insurance
- Freight Forwarders
- Marine Professional Indemnity
- Terminal Operators Liability
- Stevedores Liabilities
- Designated Persons Ashore Personal Professional Indemnity
- Ship Brokers, Ship Agents and Ship Managers Liability
- Maritime Employer Liability
- Excess/Umbrella Liability Packages
Trade and Logistics
We have very special and secured transitions for effective protection and transportation of cargo from all over the world. With complete access to capacity we achieve the goal to meet all our requests, since every project is different and requires different solutions. However the major classes include
- Cargo and Commodities
- Project Cargo Tows
- Livestock and Bloodstock Transits
- Supply Chain Disruption 'Just in Time'
- Stock Throughput
- Container Operating and Leasing Risks
- Transit and Forwarding Risks
- Trade Disruption and Consequential Loss
- Credit, Financial & Political Risks
- Trade Finance
- Guaranteed Outturn
- Exhibition goods insurance
Corporate Executive Liability
AL-AFIFA has a very supportive team of advisors and executives that offer very professional and effective advice on a massive range of business insurance by highlighting the brand’s earnings, executive liabilities and insure assets.
The insurances include:
- Mortgagee Interest Insurance (MII)
- Mortgagee Rights Insurance (MRI)
- Contract Frustration Cover
- Charterers Cancellation and/or Default Cover
- Ship Mortgage Indemnity Cover
- 'Non-Honouring' of Contract Cover
- Mortgage Additional Perils (MAP)
In keeping with the post ideology of transparency and accountability, we believe that raising awareness of corporate best practices and other reputational commodities within an organization gives visibility and leverage value to the intangible strengths of a company. We raise and maintain a very transparent and accountable ideology in our organization to maintain maximum awareness of ethical corporate and reputational commodities.
AL-AFIFA Ship Management In a fast growing global Market, Marine Industry, like all others, is exposed to potential commercial risk involving revenue loss in the form of loss of interest, liabilities and encumbrance. With staff competition prevailing in the market, coupled with stringent regional requirements and alarmingly increasing operational cost, the vessel owner’s across the world depend on efficient and internationaly reputed ship management organization for technical and operational support for their fleet. Enjoying team support from efficient ship manager's with proven record, Al-Afifa offers itself as the ultimate choice in this sector.
Al-Afifa has a highly qualified and experienced professional team of seafarers and superintendents that provide supportive ship management. We tailor and execute our services according to the needs and requirements of the vessels on a very competitive cost with 100% compliance with the rules and regulations of flag state, society and local and international regulations of complete rules and regulations.
Technical ship management includes:
- Quality assurance system
- Procurement of stores and spares bunkering
- Maintenance and repairs
- Budget control
Al-Afifa has a very successful and effective operational support management system that effectively executes and support all the parts of a particular project and forefronts CARGO/ TANKER / RORO / CONTAINER VESSELS throughout the GLOBE. We keep a very transparent approach with a very customized web application system to draw and approve our plans online, which also serves as a daily medium and platform for regular inspection reports.
Al-Afifa offers a very comprehensive and reliable crew management services that incorporate full training, recruitment, testing, selection and very stable and continuous development and training of seafarers and staff members. We believe that well trained and capable seafarers are the key to successful vessel operation and human factor is the biggest element at Al-Afifa. We have found pride in crew and have always declared to be our biggest asset.
- Directly controlled crew sources
- Retention rate of over 98%
- Crew clusters assigned to vessels
- MTargets for all ranks to promote within the company
- Cadet program
ISM - International Safety Management
All our vessels are complied with ISM certificate to ensure safety management and prevention of any kind of pollution that may be caused. All our audits and on/off shore functions are fully backed by ISM certification.
Al-Afifa has a wide ship chattering / BROKING network that covers all major ports GLOBALLY.
For extremely fast turnaround vessels with oue value added services. Moreover we also give assistance to our clients with DRY CARGO / WET CARGO / PRODUCT VESSEL / CRUDE / CONTAINER / BULK etc.us types of DP I/II offshore vessels including AHTS, PSVs, OSVs, DSVs etc., which are young and energy-efficient with an age profile below the industry average.
Dry Cargo Chartering
The Chartering Department is dealing with a variety of principals (Charterers, Owners, Operatiors), who have throughout the years strengthened our standing in International shipping markets and have contributed into enhancing AL-AFIFA to a high level of acknowledgement from a multitude of clients around the world.
AL-AFIFA is committed in providing a longstanding first class service to its clients and today, more than ever, in the mid of constant changes in the shipping induatry, the company is fortifying its efforts in order to preserve and enhance its image of consistency and professionalism, compiled by a team of a large dry cargo chartering brokers, as well as a sizeable backup team dealing with post-fixing.
Consisting of young but experienced brokers, the tanker chartering achieved, during a short period of time, to evolve into one of the most high-targeting departments on a global level.
Consisting of young but experienced brokers, Being based in UAE which has been the corenerstone of maritime activities for centuries, Tnker Chartering was given the privelege and the comparative advantage of understanding and analyzing the needs of this industry. Furthermore, the close cooperation with ASSOCIATES in OMAN, SINGAPORE, INDIA, UAE, Egypt tanker chartering has evolved as a link between local clients and global tanker markets.
Sale and Purchase
The world wide network of correspondents that AL-AFIFA has created within the shipping community, along with the use of all modern means of communication provides us with an excellent knowledge of the market and enables us to offer to our clients timely, with accurate and up to date information as well as a global coverage of any acquisition opportunity at a very early stage.
The close liaison with our dry cargo chartering department is giving us the ability to develop second hand projects, combined with period or short term employment to major charterers and we are very proud to say that AL-AFIFA is one of the very few UAE Shipbroking firms that can offer such services.
Except for the second hand Sale & Purchase, the sale of ships for demolition is one of the departments' core activities. We enjoy enormous support from shipowners.
It is really a very big pleasure for us to state that since the establishment of the S&P department, we have managed to create a sizeable client basis amongst the international shipping companies and have dealt with some of the most prestigious companies world wide.
Our wide knowledge of the market and the bulk of information received allow us to act as ship valuators of bulk carriers and tankers and in this respect we are frequently called upon to provide evaluations for shipowners and financial institutions.
Our role as Sale & Purchase brokers at AL-AFIFA is neither restricted in providing our clients with market information on ships to buy or sell nor negotiating a particular transaction on their behalf. We are trying to offer the little bit that makes the difference in our business, by providing our clients with quality services in a personal and professional manner, which should finally assist them on their vital decision making.