About Us

AL RASHED INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING CO.

HISTORY

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It was in 1911 that the founder of The Al-Rashed Group, the late Abdulaziz Abdulmohsin Al Rashed, had laid down the foundation of a trading company with a commitment to advance and diversify the business. His vision was focused on the future infrastructure development and industrial rise of Kuwait from a small fishing and pearl diving village to a major oil producing metropolitan state.

Since the discovery of oil in Kuwait, the Al-Rashed Group has been participating in major infrastructure and industrial government projects. We are a client focused and service oriented group. The foundations of our business heritage continue to be based on quality, reputation, customer service and performance. The highest emphasis is placed on human resources and deployment of the latest in information technology within the Group's business operations.

Our team of 300 motivated staffs offers our partners and principal companies a comprehensive service that included Commercial, Shipping & handling, Travel, Government and End-user approvals,Technical sales, Project intelligence and follow-up, Local procurement and logistics, and after sales service and support. Strengthening trade ties with international manufacturers and suppliers, providing exceptional services to our customers, and increasing our participation in industrial and real estate investments, outline our group's objectives. The privatization policies of governments in the region present significant opportunities in areas like Build Operate Transfer (BOT) industrial projects, which we regard as strategic diversification of our traditional business for future growth.

COMPANY PROFILE

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Modern day Kuwait has come a long way from the small pearl fishing community of the early 1900s. Sophisticated and cosmopolitan, it is the world’s eleventh richest nation, boasting a free and thriving economy, a well-funded education system and the second highest literacy rate in the Middle East. The echoes of the old pearl fishing tradition, however, continue to resonate strongly today. Kuwait has developed one of the largest shipping industries in the Arabian Gulf, not only handling exports but also importing the vast array of materials required for industrial and commercial development, along with goods and food for its multifaceted population.

One of the leaders of the Kuwaiti marine industry is Al-Rashed International Shipping Co., a division of The Al-Rashed Group—a long established trading company founded in 1911 by Late Mr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Mohsin Al-Rashed, from the highly respected Al-Rashed family.

Launched in 1952, it wasn’t until 1991 when Kuwait faced the challenge of rebuilding its devastated infrastructure following the depredations of the Iraqi invasion that Al-Rashed International Shipping Co. saw the opportunity to diversify and build a much stronger and larger company. Al-Rashed International Shipping Co. has since then grown and has established itself as a leader in the maritime industry in Kuwait.

As Shipping Agents, Charterer's, Contractors, Freight Forwarders we take on all types of shipping requirements from specialized vessel to Passenger Ferries, Freighters, Container Ships, Bulk Carriers RORO Vessels, Lash Vessels, Cattle Carriers and Oil Tankers.

A complete range of freight services is provided by our company from ship-to-store transportation, customs clearance, forwarding, and warehousing.

With an outstanding track record of past successful years and a high level of shipping experienced staff, and superb customer service, Al-Rashed International Shipping Co. enjoys a leading edge in the local shipping industry.

Al-Rashed International Shipping Co., Kuwait has been awarded the quality management system certification with UKAS accreditation as per the ISO 9001:2008 standards in the year 2010. This certification acknowledges the Quality system maintenance in the company’s activities of shipping, vessel handling, air & ocean freight, inland transportation, project logistics, warehousing and integrated supply chain solutions.

OUR MISSION

To achieve our vision, we are committed to consistently deliver extraordinary value to our customers and stakeholders through the building of passionate, empowered and high performance teams.

OUR MISSION

OUR VISION

To be the undisputed regional leader, providing uncompromising total logistic solutions through commitment to customer service, excellence in financial performance and foster the spirit of teamwork and mutual growth among our people with a desire to excel.

OUR VISION

DEDICATED & PROFESSIONAL

MEET OUR TEAM

Founder Member
Mr. Saad Abdulaziz Al-Rashed
Founder Member
Chairman
Mr. Bassim Saud A. Al-Rashed
Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ravi Varrier
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Pradeep Menon
Chief Financial Officer