About Us

About Associated Friends

Welcome to Associated Friends

Associated Friends International L.L.C is the front line shipping agency in Oman. It was established in the year 1985 as Assent Shipping and Aviation Service and later in 2005 was renamed as Associated Shipping Service LLC. In the year 2008, the company diversified and its functional name was changed to Associated Friends International LLC. We are the main supplier of Marine Gas Oil in all ports of Oman and Fuel Oil in Muscat Port. We act as the authorized Bunkering Agents for Shell Oman & Omanoil in the Ports of Oman. We mainly supply to different Nations Navy vessels, Tugs, Cargo vessels, Bitumen vessels and Dhow. Associated Friends International LLC shares the partnership in Bunker at Muscat to Shell Oman, Sohar and Kasab through Shell Oman & Oman oil, Duqam and Salalah through Omanoil.

In 2000 Associated Friends International L.L.C signed agreements with Oasis Energy, Shell Oman, Omanoil, to feed all major ports directly with IFO/MGO. Associated Friends International operates in close partnership with the Port Services Corporations of all major ports and local shipping agents to deliver a quality service to visiting vessels. Associated Friends International has the qualified engineers ensuring easy communication with product transfer operations. Associated friends International provides bunker through ex-pipe/tankers in Sultan Qaboos port and through road tankers in other ports of Oman. The terminal operational center is in 24-hour radio contact with the Port Authorities, Port Pilot, arriving vessels and other service providers.

In 2004, the company received a certificate of recognition from Port Services Corporation (SAOG) Muscat. Associated Friends International is proud to be a part of a long tradition of quality vessels services.

Vision
We take a load off your mind by working smart and digging deep to find the best bunkering and shipping solution, making every service  the most important things to the customer satisfaction.

Mission
We aim to provide quality logistic and bunkering services, benchmarking our standards, against the best available in international markets. We will constantly strive for excellence in customer service, always ensuring ‘customers delight’.

Tariq Al-Balushi

Tariq Al-Balushi

Chairman

A.V. Kalesh

A.V. Kalesh

Managing Director

Sajeev Menon

Sajeev Menon

Dy. General Manager