About Us

The Hodeidah Shipping & Transport Co. S.Y.C

The Hodeidah Shipping & Transport Co. S.Y.C is the shipping and agency arm of the Thabet Group of Companies. The Company’s broad shipping experience dates back to 1969 when we opened our office in Hodeidah.

We have since grown into the premier shipping agency in Yemen with offices in Hodeidah, Sana’a, Aden, Mokha, Mukalla and Saleef. Our expertise extends from ships agency and husbandry to stevedoring and container handling.

Hodeidah Shipping & Transport represents a number of major shipping lines serving the area with both break bulk and containerized cargoes.

We also represent several tourist cruise liner operators calling at Yemeni ports. Hodeidah Shipping & Transport are the Lloyds agency in Yemen and P&I correspondent to a number of major P&I Clubs.

A quality shipping agency in Yemen with the strong backing of The Thabet Group of Companies, we are managed and staffed by highly qualified and experienced personnel.

To further enhance our efficiency and professionalism we operate a fully integrated computerized system to handle our accounting, operations and logistic functions.



To be profound leader in the shipping industry in Yemen by providing quality and related services to our customers.


  • To provide the high quality of services to our customers, in order to build a trustworthy and everlasting relationship.
  • To provide Customers support at all times and to meet their expectation.
  • To maintain close and good relation with our Principals.

Our Principals

We are the AGENTS for the following Major Shipping Lines in Yemen

We also handle tramp and general cargo vessels on behalf of a number of Owners/Charterer’s operating in the area with cargo ranging from project cargo, cement and timber to foodstuff such as bagged flour, sugar and wheat.

Passenger Vessels handled for:

  • Costa Crociere S.p.A - Genoa
  • Louis Cruise Lines - Cyprus
  • Swan Hellenic - London
  • V. Ships - Monaco
  • Holiday Kreuzfahrten GmbH
  • Passat Ship Management

We are the Commercial Agents of:

SVITZER / Ardent

Services Offered:

  • Towage., Line Handling, Personnel Transfer.
  • Selvage operations

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

Services Offered:

  • Supply of TUGS
  • Floating Drydock
  • Multi-Purpose Vessel
  • Offshore Support Vessel
  • Platform Supply Vessel
  • Bunker Barge
  • Crane Barge
  • Ship repair & Conversion
  • Ships Spare parts

Sub-Dealer of Kalmar products appointed by Rumaillah Motors W.L.L.
- Rumaillah Group

Services Offered:

  • New generation of rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes
  • Kalmar crane repair and refurbishment
  • Automatic stacking cranes - Kalmar AS
  • Rail-mounted gantry cranes - Kalmar RMGs
  • Kalmar Classic Rubber Tyred Gantry Crane
  • Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) cranes

Services to Principals

  • Ship Agency

    Through a highly experienced and dedicated professional staff we provide all aspects of ship agency work including ship husbandry, sales agents, container control, logistics, supply of stores and bunkers.

  • Stevedoring

    We are the largest, privately owned stevedoring company in Yemen. We own a large fleet of vehicles, assorted forklift trucks, trailers and cargo handling equipment. Our staff are trained and experienced in the handling of all types of vessels including RoRo, general cargo, lash operations and container ships.

    We provide independent tally for bagged cargo for charter vessels arriving under other agencies.

Message from the ED's Desk

Hodeidah Shipping & Transport (S.Y.C) known as “Hodship”, part of the Thabet group of companies, is purely a Yemeni enterprise with deep seated roots in Yemen and are playing a leading role in the country’s shipping industry. Starting with a small ship bunkering company in Aden in 1925, the Thabet group has now grown into a conglomerate of diversified manufacturing, marketing, trading and service companies enabling Hodship to offer the ultimate solutions to our customers by the number of major shipping lines serving the area with both break bulk and containerized cargoes who Hodship are representing.

Over the past five decades of experience and dedication in achieving the best customer service. Hodship, has been committed to our Customers, we serve as there will be NO business without customers Satisfactory achievement. It is to this end that Hodship has invested in building its network across Yemen with a strong infrastructure over the last 45 plus years. We always strive to seek Customer’s support in line with the current and changing needs of the country.

Hodship along with its principals, together as partners, remain to progress well in this changing landscape of Yemen, enabling all our loyal customers to enjoy the best shipping services.

- AbdulGabbar Abdo Thabet