Abu Dhabi Ship Building, provider of construction, repair and refit services for commercial, and naval vessels, welcomed shipyard industry agents from across the world for its first ever Agent Conference in Abu Dhabi.

The conference saw eight agents, who represent ADSB in 17 countries, present their marketing plans for the company over the coming two years, as the company looks to increase its client base across the world. They were also given the opportunity to tour ADSB’s main shipyard at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi’s Mussafah area, as well as the recently inaugurated floating dock facility at Zayed Port.

Commenting on the conference, Mohamed S. Al Ghas, Corporate Commercial Director at ADSB, said: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome our business partners to our home in Abu Dhabi. From our humble roots, over 20 years ago, as a company dedicated solely to provide services for the UAE Navy, we’ve expanded to now provide our high-quality ship repair service, also to commercial clients across the world. Our agents, who are our global strategic partners, are a key component of our growth strategy as we work to enter new regions and look to diversify our business offering to the ship repair market.”

At the end of the conference, ADSB presented the first ever ‘Outstanding Agent Award’ to UK-based Marine Marketing International, its representative from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, for securing a major drydocking and repair job, prior to ADSB’s floating dry dock facility becoming operational.