Jeddah, KSA – 25 September 2017: Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics, participated in the General Directorate of Border Guards’ celebrations of the 87th National Day and the World Maritime Day. The celebrations included a range of events and special programs for this patriotic occasion, which coincides with the Kingdom’s nomination for membership of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Executive Council.
During the program that was organized for the IMO Secretary General, Bahri Acting CEO, Mr. Ali Al-Harbi received IMO Secretary-General, H.E. Adm. Awad bin Eid Al-Balawi, Director General of Saudi Border Guards, Dr. Nabeel Mohammed Al-Amoudi, President, Saudi Ports Authority, Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, President, Public Transport Authority at the Prince Mohammed bin Naif Academey for Science & Security Studies.
At the event, Bahri highlighted its leadership by showcasing its marine transportation and logistics capabilities. The Bahri Truck exhibited the company’s business in an innovative way that will give the general public a glimpse of the latest technologies and machinery the company uses in its operations, whether in the transportation of petroleum, chemicals, and bulk goods, or in logistical services and vessel management, as well as Big Data technologies and advanced marine analytics, which was adopted through the Bahri Data business unit launched during this year.
Al-Harbi on his behalf and on the behalf of the company’s staff, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman on the 87th National Day, hoping for perpetual security, safety, prosperity, and advancement under the leadership of wise men who will lead the nation towards achieving the objectives of the National Transformation Program 2020 and the Saudi Vision 2030, to which the company is eager to contribute, so as to ensure the nation’s economic growth to join the world’s top economies.
“Bahri’s backing of the Kingdom’s membership of the IMO is not only part of its support for the government’s initiatives, but also gives a boost to the role the company plays to accelerate international maritime trade,” said Wael Al-Sarhan, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Bahri.
“With God’s grace, Bahri enjoys a storied track record filled with achievements and distinguished performance,” he said. “The company has been able to further expand the scope of its already broad range of services to become one of the world’s biggest specialists in comprehensive, integrated transportation and logistics.”
Al Sarhan added that Bahri – with support from the nation’s leadership – is a major enabler of the growth and development of the global transportation industry. With 87 vessels specializing in nearly every conceivable field, the latest of which is the vessel Ramthan, which joined the fleet earlier this month. Bahri now owns and operates 40 VLCCs (Very Large Crude-oil Carriers) making it the world’s top owner and operator of VLCCs. The company also greatly focuses on innovation and its commitment towards offering premium value-added services using the latest available technologies.
Other attendees from Bahri included Eng. Khalid Al-Omar, Project Development Manager and Ms. Wijdan Al Suhaibani, Branding and Communications Manager.