GPIC licensed to operate export terminal
(Manama) – The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has been officially licenced by the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT)s’ Ports and Maritime Navigation Affairs Directorate to operate and manage the company’s private export terminal.
The two-year license was handed over to GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery when he received the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Maritime Ports Affairs, Bader Hood Al Mahmood.
Members of GPIC Executive Management, Officials of Departments and Ports and Maritime Affairs officials were present.
Al Mahmood praised the company’s efforts to promptly meet all professional licence requirements, which indicated its keenness to achieve excellence and quality in its export operations.
Dr. Jawahery thanked Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal bin Ahmed and ministry officials for their cooperation in all joint procedures. He said it would be in the interest of the Company to upgrade the work at the terminal.
He said the license confirms Bahrain’s keenness to implement all international requirements regarding laws on ships and ports and its commitment to have the latest procedures in place. This, he said, has contributed to maintaining its reputation in the field of management.
Dr. Jawahery said GPIC’s obtaining this licence is clearly indicative of the company’s fulfilling all the relevant regulations and the support it has received from its board of directors.
A new law requires port users and operators of private berths to register themselves at the department was recently issued.
GPIC has since taken all necessary measures and initiated strict audit by external auditors.
The company exports Urea from its own terminal, which conforms to the highest international specifications. It manages and operates the terminal with highly trained and qualified Bahraini staff in compliance with all maritime and industrial safety requirements.
The license was issued to the company upon its compliance with the Ports and Docks Permits Act. As the regulator of the marine industry, the Department of Ports and Maritime Affairs oversees the granting of licenses, registration of vessels, port operators and operations.