Saturday 14, November 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Milaha, a Qatar-based marine transport and logistics conglomerate, demonstrated its core marine services, particularly in ship repairs, to business visitors during the Qatar International Boat Show 2015, the Middle East’s premier yachting lifestyle event, which was held at Mourjan Marinas in Lusail City, Doha, Qatar from 10 to 14 November.

Milaha’s Mesaieed-based ship repair facility, which is a preferred yard by major yacht owners in Qatar, started operations in 1978 and has repaired more than 6,600 ships over the past 37 years. The shipyard has received multiple accreditations over the years and expanded its comprehensive line of services for yachts & traditional dhows including covered air-conditioned facilities for hull repairs & painting, machinery & piping repairs, electrical repairs, HVAC services, refits & conversion, traditional wooden boats repairs & outfitting, among others.

Milaha’s President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said: “We are pleased to have taken part in this year’s Qatar International Boat Show which has established itself as a vital event in the regional maritime industry. Our shipyard has come a long way since its establishment in 1978 and we are here to promote the services it provides to ship owners and industry professionals both in Qatar and more broadly in the region.”

For his part, Michel Deleuran, Executive Vice President, Maritime said: “Qatar International Boat Show 2015 was an opportunity for us to showcase our services to existing and potential customers. We provide a high quality of services at our ship repair facilities and that is what made us a yard of choice for offshore vessels and other small to medium-sized vessels in the sub-150m LOA category.”

This year’s Qatar International Boat Show was held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar. The premier industry event, which closed business deals worth more than QAR 80 million in its 2014 edition, hosted over 90 companies, 120 brands and 85 boats both on land and in water. The show had a family-friendly environment, featuring fun-filled activities, a children’s playground, and a wide range of food and beverage outlets.