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Bahri to support Saudi Maritime Congress

RIYADH, February 16, 2020

Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has reiterated its support to Saudi Maritime Congress with the aim of driving local and global maritime sector growth.

In its capacity as founding strategic partner of the event, the company has also extended an official invitation to its global network of partners and customers as well as the wider international maritime community to participate in the kingdom’s largest and most important industry event, said a statement.

The event is taking place from March 22 and 23, in Dammam.

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, chief executive officer, Bahri: “Saudi Maritime Congress comes at a time when the industry is at a crossroads, faced by regional and global geopolitical developments as well as technology and regulatory disruptions.”

“The congress offers us a unique opportunity to discuss current and emerging trends in the logistics and transportation sector and create a roadmap for us stakeholders to play a vital role in shaping its future,” he said.

“At our company, we are confident that this will also provide us an unparalleled platform to further our collective contribution towards achieving the goals set out in Saudi Vision 2030 and are proud to underline our continuing support to this important event through encouraging our partners and customers to join and drive the conversation forward,” he added.

As founding strategic partner of the event alongside the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), Bahri will be participating in both the conference and the exhibition being held as part of Saudi Maritime Congress in order to provide the ideal platform to stimulate private sector investment in the maritime industry and further strengthen Saudi Arabia’s major efforts in boosting the role of the shipping sector in its economic transformation.

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, chief executive officer at Bahri, will participate in the Keynote session at Saudi Maritime Congress. In this headline session, leaders of the organisations driving maritime business and policy within the kingdom will discuss the opportunities for domestic and international maritime and logistics companies and the progress of key Vision 2030 objectives.

Abdulaziz Sabri, president of Bahri Ship Management, joins an important session reflecting on lessons learned since the implementation of the IMO 2020 Sulphur cap. The panellists will explore what alternatives – including battery power – will be available in the near future. A key discussion point will consider whether ship owners and fuel suppliers are fully prepared for a changing energy landscape.

Bahri will be exhibiting at Booth C10 at Saudi Maritime Congress and join a powerful group of maritime technology suppliers and marine service providers within the exhibition.

Chris Morley, event director, Seatrade Maritime, reiterated the significance of Saudi Maritime Congress and added: “We have designed the conference programme and the exhibition floor of SMC 2020 to bring together shipowners, ship operators, shipyards, manufacturers and more in a stimulating blend to help grow networks, solidify maturing business deals and nurture new opportunities.”

“We have been fortunate enough to work closely with key influencers such as our Founding Strategic Partners, Bahri and Mawani, to ensure the event continues to evolve and support the objectives of the companies playing a fundamental role in one of the most prosperous economic developments in recent maritime history,” he said.

The Saudi Maritime Congress is the largest and most important event in the kingdom for international and local maritime professionals designed to provide a platform for meeting, networking and discovering new business opportunities in Saudi Arabia, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service




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