On 13th December 2006 the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), a private shareholding company in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Lamnalco Jordan Company (LAMJO), a joint venture between Lamnalco Limited, Cyprus and Jordan National Shipping Lines Company, signed an agreement to establish Aqaba Port Marine Services Company (APMSCO).
APMSCO brings together the best in local expertise, international marine service operating experience and technical expertise in terms of new vessel design and building. The investment in the company is huge amounting to more than $20m in infrastructure, vessels, training and development.
The company commenced operations March 2007 and is now 6 years into the 15 year contract which seeks to bring international standards of operation and management in the provision of marine services to service the port of Aqaba and its valued Customers.
APMSCO has contributed to the modernisation process of the port , its transport infrastructure and is proud in complementing this dynamic development program through the provision of competitive and cost effective services to Aqaba Port Customers.
The bench mark for setting operational standards for our team is STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping) and is regulated by the Jordanian Maritime Authority. For our vessels, which are classed by Lloyds Register, operate according to international standards as defined by the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) other classification societies and P and I Clubs. Our Jordan operation is driven by a coherent and consistent application of the International Safety Management (ISM) code, APMSCO is also accredited to the ISPS (International Ship and Port facility Security code). These standards, regulations and codes are all drawn together in a practical application of the Company’s Operations Management System (OMS).
After a little more than 4 years of operation in which over 200 employees, all but two are Jordanian Nationals, have brought four state of the art ASD vessels into service and embedded world class standards into our operation.
Aqaba Port Marine Services Company continues to drive improvement and Customer satisfaction through the delivery of SAFE and cost effective services.