About Us


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 intergrated computerized system to handle our accounting, operations and logistic functions.


Our Principals

We are the AGENTS for the following Major Shipping Lines in Yemen:
  • Hapag-Lloyd

  • Ignazio Messina Line - Genoa

  • X-Press Feeders (SEACON)

  • J. Poulsen Shipping A.S. - Korsoer

  • Pacific International Lines - Singapore (J.V.)

  • Waterman Steamship Corporation - New Orleans

  • SHIPCRAFT - Denmark

  • Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land - GmbH (SAL)

  • SCANTRANS Chartering - Denmark


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

  • Swan Hellenic - London

  • Holiday Kreuzfahrten GmbH

  • Louis Cruise Lines - Cyprus

  • V. Ships - Monaco

  • Passat Ship Management


We are the Commercial Agents of :

  • SVITZER / Ardent
  • Kalmar (CARGOTEC)
  • Damen Shipyards Gorinchem

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.



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.


Members of:


    Multiport Ship Agency Network

ISO 9001/2000 accredited


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