ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard) is the Arabian Gulf’s leading maritime repair and fabrication facility. Founded in 1977 in Bahrain, the multi-service yard operates in four sectors – Ship Repair & Conversion, Rig Repair & Conversion, Naval Repair & Conversion, and Fabrication & Engineering.
ASRY’s variety of facilities, from graving dock to floating dock, to slipways, to 4km of alongside berth space, means maximum flexibility in accommodating ship schedules.
Every major repair sub-contractor, classification society, and specialist workshop has an on-site presence at ASRY so that any repair requirements can be met without delay.
Bahrain’s trade policies mean that importing and exporting parts and labour is quicker and more efficient than regional yards, meaning faster turnaround for all repair projects.
VENICE, ITALY: ASRY’s annual celebration of its best clients and agents – the ASRY Awards for Best Customers and Agents – took place recently at the stunning Hotel Cipriani in Venice, where the leading performers from a variety of categories were hosted and given bespoke awards by ASRY’s senior management.
The ASRY Awards for the Best Customers and Agents of 2012 was the fifth version of the annual ceremony that is designed to encourage long-term relationships with ASRY and reward the loyalty of returning customers. As such, the venues for each award ceremony are in some of the most prestigious locations in the globe. This year the historic Hotel Cipriani in Venice provided an elaborate and opulent scene for the formal dinner and ceremony. Speeches by ASRY’s Chairman and Acting Chief Executive, revealed the motivations and importance of the awards.
“The primary reason for this annual event,” said Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, ASRY Chairman, in his speech, “is to show our gratitude to all our stakeholders for the commitment and dedication you have shown ASRY over the previous year that has allowed us to go from strength to strength.”
Meanwhile, Nils Kristian Berge, ASRY Acting Chief Executive, underlined the important values of the way ASRY does business. “As we drive forwards,” Berge said, “I’m convinced that we maintain the fundamentals that have become synonymous with the ASRY name – trust, fairness, and above all, customer dedication. These values must underpin and inform all of our future success, because they are the foundations on which all our success is built. We are very fortunate that all our supporters have adopted these values and become ambassadors of the ASRY way of doing business.”
The guests included the senior management of some of the global and regional shipping industries leading corporate names, such as Maersk Line, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, UASC and more.
See below for the full list of ASRY Award winners:
ASRY Award for Best International Customer of 2012
3rd Place: Perseveranza SpA di Navigazione, Italy
2nd Place:Odfjell Management, Norway
Winner: Maersk Line Ltd, USA
ASRY Award for Best Arab Customer of 2012
3rd Place: Red Sea Marine Services, Saudi Arabia
2nd Place: Mideast Ship Management, UAE
Winner: Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, Kuwait
ASRY Award for Best Slipway Customer of 2012
3rd Place:Great Lakes Dredging and Docking Co, Bahrain
2nd Place: Bourbon Offshore, UAE
Winner: Zamil Offshore Services Co, Saudi Arabia
ASRY Award for Best Agent of 2012
3rd Place: Coway Marine Services, Singapore
2nd Place: ECA Shiprepair, Norway
Winner: Vogler Marine Agencies, USA
ASRY Award for Special Appreciation 2012
Victoria Maritime Services
ASRY Award for Outstanding Project in 2012