Established in 2004, Nakilat is a Qatari-owned shipping and maritime company providing the critical transportation link in the State of Qatar’s LNG supply chain. The company’s LNG shipping fleet is the largest in the world, comprising of 69 LNG vessels. Nakilat also owns 1 FSRU vessel and four large LPG carriers, with the latter operated by its in-house ship management arm, Nakilat Shipping Qatar Limited (NSQL).
In addition to its core shipping activities, Nakilat operates the ship repair and construction facilities at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City via two strategic joint ventures: Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) and Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ). 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) for vessels at the Port of Ras Laffan and around Qatar’s Halul Island.
Nakilat’s comprehensive business portfolio of shipping and maritime services complements its vision to be a global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services.