Registration of Al Jazy Establishment under registration number 11928
Due to the oil boom in the mid 70’s , oil producing countries and specially Saudi Arabia started building the country’s infrastructures as they needed everything. At that time Jeddah port was small and poorly equipped, Aqaba port in Jordan acted as a main gateway to the northern part of Saudi Arabia and a lot of project cargo moved through Aqaba. Al Jazy got engaged heavily with in such a business and we managed moving 1.5 million freight tons from Aqaba to various destinations in the Northern part of Saudi in the years 1976 – 1980. That included ship agency and freight forwarding activities and the company gained great experience and exposure during that period.
Due to the Iraq – Iran war which broke in 1980 and the closer of Basra port in Iraq, Iraqi cargo started flowing through Aqaba and Aqaba was used as a major entry point to Iraq. Al Jazy used its gained experience and offered its services for vessels calling Aqaba and also its overland transport to Iraq for various project in Iraq. Al Jazy established its presence in Iraq by opening its own representation office in Baghdad.
Invasion of Kuwait was a turning point for the whole area, embargo on Iraq affected the shipping sector badly, and since Aqaba was used as main gateway to Iraq, all cargo going through Aqaba was subject to inspection, a lot of shipping lines stopped calling Aqaba. Due to the UN Resolutions only humanitarian needs was allowed and all our activities shifted from handling Bulding and project materials to food , medicine and humanitarian needs cargos.
Oil for Food program was established by the UN and Iraq started to import its needs from what they called friendly countries, Algeria was one of them. At that time we used to represent CNAN, which is the Algerian National Shipping Line, which performed several calls to Aqaba discharging UN approved cargo to Iraq. Due to some difficulties within CNAN they decided not to call the red sea anymore and Aqaba calls were dropped and we had to look for alternatives.
LT. General Al-Jazy changed the status of Al-Jazy Est. to Al Jazy Trading Co. W.L.O. under registration number 70335, operating under the trade name Al-Jazy Shipping and Forwarding.
In 2001 there was a request for the shipping of 1000 TEU / month for 2 years contract from Algeria to Iraq via Aqaba. The client request was for a direct service with no transshipment allowed. We were approached to find a solution as no existing shipping line was ready to provide direct service and we managed to have a tailored made service for the client by running our own service from Algeria to Aqaba on chartered tonnage and leased boxes. The service continued till the invasion of Iraq in 2003 where almost all shipping activities to Iraq via Aqaba had stopped.
Looking for opportunities and ways to expand and compensate the lost Iraqi business, we knew that Safmarine was looking for expanding its services to Aqaba by having a dedicated feeder service from Jeddah to Aqaba. Al Jazy presented itself to Safmarine and managed to get the contract and we started our feeder service in red sea by 1 owned tonnage and another chartered vessel. Services were rendered up to the full satisfaction of the Line. The cooperation with SCL extended by providing a new shuttle service from Salalah to Mumbai till 2006 where the service was stopped.
In 2004, we established our presence in Algeria by opening a Company named “Global Shipping & Logistics Services” in Algeria and we managed to get the representation of CSAV NORASIA for Algeria and Libya.
In early 2005 AL JAZY acquired its second tonnage AL JAZY HOPE, a general cargo container vessel which was employed in the red sea, gulf area. AL JAZY received the certification of International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships in May 2005 which allowed the company to manage its own fleet and cater to other ship owners’ requirements.
EuroMed Shipping Company, which is one of ALJAZY Group of companies, acquired the agency of Emirates Shipping Line (ESL).
In 2009 AL JAZY deployed a feeder vessel to perform a service out of Port Said to cover both Algiers and Oran ports in Algeria. The feeder deployed was of around 500 TEU capacity and performed a fortnightly service on this trade.
In 2010 the T/S port shifted into Malta hence AL JAZY enlarged its fleet to cover the main ports of Algeria (Algiers, Oran, Bejaia, & Skikda), in addition to Tripoli and Misurata in Libya.
After the merger between Hapag-Lloyd & CSAV, Al Jazy were appointed as the local agent of Hapag-Lloyd in Jordan, and continued serving the Liner activities for Hapag-Lloyd, till they merged with UASC, and decided to use UASC offices instead of Al Jazy as an agency.
In year 2019, Al Jazy obtained the agency of Wilhelmsen Ship Services in Jordan, to be the sole agent of WSS in terms of vessel handling, crew change, vessel supply, customer service, and all related services to WSS requirements at Aqaba port.
Al Jazy used to represent Hellmann Worldwide logistics Services since the year 2008 in partnership with local partners. In Year 2020, ALJAZY became the only shareholder of HWL Jordan Ltd up-to-date.
Hellmann Worldwide logistics is one of the top NVOCC’s all over the world, and they are specialized in project cargo, airfreight, LCL, and all modes of transport worldwide.
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