The 300,000-dwt ‘ASLAF’ – built by Hyundai Heavy Industries – is the third VLCC delivery of 2017
Riyadh, KSA – 19 July 2017: Already the world’s largest owner and operator of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics, has further expanded its multipurpose fleet with the addition of ‘ASLAF’, a 300,000-dwt carrier built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea.
Bahri took delivery of the new vessel at HHI’s Mokpo shipyard in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, bringing the number of VLCCs in its fleet to 39 while increasing its total fleet size to 86.
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“This marks yet another milestone for Bahri and reinforces our preeminent position in the global oil transportation industry,” said Ali Al-Harbi, Acting CEO of Bahri. “‘ASLAF’ is the third VLCC to join the Bahri fleet this year following the delivery of ‘AMJAD’ in February and ‘MAHARAH’ in June. This addition is part of Bahri’s plan to continue to improve its operational excellence and commercial flexibility and maintain its status as a first-class owner and operator ensuring maximum customer satisfaction.”
Over the years, Bahri has emerged as the preferred shipping partner for reputable cargo owners across the globe given its reliable transport services, safe operations, fleet size and customer centricity.
Established in 1978, Bahri is one of the world’s foremost transportation and logistics 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 transportation and logistics 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 86 vessels, including 39 VLCCs, 36 chemical/product tankers, 6 multipurpose vessels, and 5 dry-bulk carriers with an additional 7 VLCCs on order.