United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) was established in 1976. With the vision of “Linking the Middle East to the World”, UASC was formed jointly between the six shareholding Arab states of the Persian Gulf: Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Iraq, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Headquartered in Kuwait with a Corporate Office in the UAE, the company provides container shipping services for Asia from Singapore, Europe from London, the Middle East from Dubai and North America from Cranford, New Jersey.
As of October 2010, UASC owns and operates a fleet of 53 fully cellular container ships, with total capacity of over 200,000 TEUs.
The UASC fleet operates more than 18 services, connecting the Middle East to Europe, the Mediterranean, Indian Sub-continent, Far East, West Africa and the Americas. Its network covers over 200 ports and destinations worldwide, offering containerized and conventional cargo transportations, temperature controlled cargo and value added services to a diversified client base.