Established in 2004, Nakilat is a shipping and maritime company based in the State of Qatar. With the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) shipping fleet comprising of 69 LNG carriers, the company provides the essential transportation link in Qatar’s LNG supply chain. The company also jointly owns one floating storage regasification unit (FSRU). Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Nakilat Shipping Qatar Limited (NSQL), the company manages and operates four very large LPG carriers (VLGCs) and 14 LNG carriers.
In addition to its core shipping activities, Nakilat operates the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City, providing comprehensive ship repair, ship building and offshore fabrication services via strategic joint ventures: Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) and Qatar Fabrication Company (QFAB). It also provides shipping agency services through Nakilat Agency Company (NAC) at all Qatari Ports and terminals, as well as towage and other marine support services through its joint venture Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW). The company’s Vessel Support Unit (VSU) offers chandlery, storage, logistics services for vessels operating in Qatari waters.