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Kanoo S5 attends the Annual Shell HSSE Conference in London

Kanoo S5 attends the Annual Shell HSSE Conference in London Steve Blackney of S5 Middle East (Regional Operations Manager, Kanoo Shipping) [left] and Herbie Battye, Group HSSE Officer for S5 attends the Shell's HSSE Conference in London

Kanoo Shipping's S5 Agency recently attended the Annual Shell HSSE Conference in London as part of the Shell Contractor's network of global suppliers.

The Shell's Commitment and Policy on Health, Security, Safety, the Environment (HSSE) and Social Performance (SP) applies across Shell and is designed to help protect people and the environment. It includes aligned operational control for all Shell companies, contractors and joint ventures on how they must manage HSSE and SP to earn the confidence of customers, shareholders and society, to be a good neighbour and to contribute to sustainable development.

Speaking about Kanoo Shipping's participation in the event, Steve Blackney, Regional Operations Manager, Kanoo Shipping, said, "Our attendance served as an opportunity to network and to share knowledge and experiences relating to HSSE in everyday working life, and to share ideas on how to achieve the "Goal Zero" accident rate demanded by Shell. It is also our intention to achieve the same "Goal Zero" for Kanoo S5 offices and personnel going forward.".

Mr. Herbie Battye of S5 London gave a detailed presentation on Kanoo S5 progress in implementing a Shell compliant HSSE culture and reporting structure in all of Kanoo Shipping's offices around the World, but with particular emphasis on the Middle East where they carry out great numbers of offshore and land-based transportation of Shell personnel.

Herbie's presentation was extremely well received by Shell and the rest of the 150 strong audience. Later in the conference, Steve Blackney of S5 Middle East was able to win one of the Prizes during a test on Shell HSSE Standards.

S5 is the fastest growing Global Port Agency in the world. S5's dynamic business model embraces modern technology in order to deliver tailored solutions at both global and regional levels. S5 harnesses the joint resources, operational capability and financial reputation of regional market leaders and its stakeholders such as Kanoo Shipping.

Kanoo Shipping is one of the founders of S5 Agency World. Being the first Arab shipping agency in the Region in 1890, Kanoo Shipping has grown to be the largest regional shipping service provider in the Middle East which covers an extensive area including the Gulf, the Red Sea and Indian Sub-continent, and handles 11,000 ship calls every year.