Capt. Abdul Fattah’s shipping career spans an impressive 45 years, marked by significant achievements:
Commencing as a cadet in the Merchant Navy in 1968, Capt. Abdul Fattah swiftly rose through the ranks. Notably, he attained the Masters exam at a remarkably young age in 1979, reflecting his dedication and expertise.
In 1983, he established Scancom, marking the beginning of a decade-long period during which the company gained recognition for efficiently handling substantial bulk cargo—up to million tonnes—such as wheat, coal, and fertilizer at KPT and Port Qasim. Moreover, Scancom pioneered the coordination of LPG imports into Pakistan, a pioneering feat for the industry.
In 1995, Capt. Abdul Fattah expanded operations by inaugurating an office in Dubai, named Shipping World LLC. Over the subsequent decade, in collaboration with his partners, they facilitated the sale of more than 50 vessels for recycling through cash buying.
In 2005, Shipping World LLC ventured into trading vessels, culminating in a merger with Etihad Group in 2008.
From 2010 onward, Capt. Abdul Fattah delved into the SnP (Sale and Purchase) business, demonstrating expertise in purchasing vessels on a cash basis and possessing the technical prowess to ensure their delivery to Gadani/Alang.
With a solid foundation of goodwill and a sterling reputation in the Pakistani Maritime Industry, Scancom diversified its operations in 2019 by inaugurating its manning and crewing division.
Capt. Abdul Fattah’s extensive career trajectory underscores his remarkable achievements and contributions to the maritime industry, demonstrating a commitment to innovation and excellence at every stage.