Nakilat held its bi-annual Fleet Officers Meeting (FOM) from 27 to 28 March 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha. Held in Qatar for the first time, the event was attended by about 50 Officers from Nakilat’s LNG and LPG fleets, including those working onboard the vessels newly transitioned to Nakilat-management. The event provided them with the opportunity to interact with one another and share their knowledge and experience on various topics pertaining to ship operations, with a distinct focus on safety. In its fifth edition, the FOM is an integral part of Nakilat’s continuous commitment to safely, reliably and efficiently provide shipping and maritime services.
The two-day forum kicked off with a keynote address by Nakilat Managing Director Eng. Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, followed by a series of insightful presentations to keep the Officers abreast of developments at Nakilat’s headquarters, as well as group activities to foster teamwork and camaraderie.
Nakilat Managing Director Eng. Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti said: “Having the FOM in Doha for the first time since we began transitioning our wholly-owned vessels to in-house management last year, makes this event exceptionally significant. The event not only serves as a welcome to the Nakilat family but also allows more members of the management and Fleet team to meet and interact with our Officers, thus strengthening the working relationship between them leading to greater synergy and more effective communications.
It is an important platform through which we can meet with those working on the frontline and thank them for their efforts, as well obtain feedback on areas that require further improvement, so as to ensure we continue to be an employer of choice and support Nakilat vision to be a global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services.”