‘Bahri playing leading role in realizing Vision 2030’


‘Bahri playing leading role in realizing Vision 2030’

A senior-level Bahri delegation met with Prince Abdullah Bin Faisal Bin Turki Bin Abdullah, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, at the Saudi Embassy in the US capital and the meeting explored the Kingdom’s presence in the international community and the significant role Bahri is playing in strengthening the bilateral commercial ties between Saudi Arabia and the US.

Bahri’s role comes to the fore especially in light of the company’s regional operations from its office in Baltimore, Maryland, and the forthcoming opening of a second office in Houston, Texas. The delegation, which is currently on an official visit to the US, was headed by Bahri’s CEO Ibrahim Al-Omar and other senior executives from the company.

Al-Omar, CEO of Bahri, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Prince Abdullah for the opportunity to hold the meeting. “Our successful meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States comes as part of Bahri’s commitment to supporting the efforts of the Saudi government, strengthening the Kingdom’s position as a logistic hub and capitalizing on its unique geographical location to increase global logistics activity among Asia, Africa and Europe,” Al-Omar said.

“Bahri is also playing an integral and leading role in realizing Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and promoting its various pillars, especially ‘The Thriving Economy’ theme, which focuses on making the most of the potential of Saudi’s workforce. Bahri is sparing no efforts to support local economic development and remains dedicated to creating a distinctive logistics platform that contributes towards strengthening the Kingdom’s economic profile, regionally and internationally,” he added.

Prince Abdullah spoke about the potential role that Bahri could play in planning a range of academic and scientific development programs for Saudi students in the US, aimed at training Saudi youth, refining their skills and developing their expertise in the maritime sector for economic and community development.

Prince Abdullah also congratulated Bahri’s delegation on recently accepting the delivery of ‘AMJAD’, the company’s 37th Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), which makes Bahri the largest owner and operator of VLCCs in the world.

‘AMJAD’ joins Bahri’s fleet as part of a deal the company signed with South Korean company Hyundai Heavy Industries, to build 10 VLCCs, fueling Bahri’s ambitious growth and expansion plans.

A number of Bahri’s vessels are qualified for a QUALSHIP 21 designation, a highly prestigious recognition given only to vessels that meet the most stringent quality and safety standards. The company’s first vessel docked in the United States in 1982 in Houston.

Presently, the company owns 84 vessels, including 37 VLCCs, 36 chemical/product tankers, 6 multipurpose vessels, and 5 dry-bulk carriers. Bahri has successfully diversified its portfolio of services to become one of the largest specialized companies, providing comprehensive and integrated transportation and logistics services in the world.

Established in 1978, Bahri is one of the world’s foremost logistics and transportation companies, playing a leading role in the transformation and growth of the global transportation industry through innovation and delivering value-added onshore and offshore services.

As a global leader in the logistics and transportation industry, Bahri has six business units that include Oil, Chemicals, Logistics, Dry Bulk, Ship Management, and Data.

Bahri is the largest owner and operator of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) in the world, and the largest owner of chemical tankers in the Middle East. Presently, the company owns and operates 84 vessels, including 37 VLCCs, 36 chemical/product tankers, 6 multipurpose vessels, and 5 dry-bulk carriers with additional 9 VLCCs on order.

Bahri is committed to playing an integral and leading role in realizing Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by continuously enhancing and expanding its services and presence across the world, enabling the opening of new trade routes, and positioning the Kingdom as a unique regional logistics gateway to three continents.

Bahri has around 2,400 dedicated employees across its global network of offices in Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA and India.

Source: Saudi Gazette

Source from : International Shipping News