HOUSTON: Bahri Logistics, a business unit of Saudi Arabia’s Bahri shipping group, is expanding its breakbulk business in the Americas according to company president Ahmed Al-Ghaith.
A participant at the recent Breakbulk Americas 2018 exhibition in Houston, Bahri showcased its outsize and project cargo expertise to potential customers in the engineering, procurement and construction sector, as well as oil and gas, petrochemicals and industrial manufacturers.
The shipping line operates six 26,000-DWT ConRo vessels built in 2013 designed to carry breakbulk, project, and RoRo cargoes, including heavyweight and over-dimensional loads. Earlier this year the Bahri Hofuf unloaded a 266-tonne single shipment to a barge at the Port of Houston – the heaviest piece handled to date.
Bahri Logistics has been calling the port for nearly 30 years and claims to be one of the few companies offering a full-liner multipurpose RoRo, breakbulk and containerized service from the East Coast and Gulf Coast ports of the US and Canada to the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, with way ports in the Mediterranean and Europe.
“Bahri has entered a new phase of growth and the roadmap for its future hinges on sustained expansion in regional and international markets and strengthening of maritime transportation capabilities,” declared Al-Ghaith “The strong recovery of the global economy and the rising growth in emerging and transition markets are presenting bright prospects and new opportunities for Bahri and the transportation industry in general, with the Americas remaining a key growth market,” he added.
In 2017 the company opened a second North American office in Houston to complement its Baltimore headquarters.