Saudi Arabian shipping group Bahri, has completed the transportation of the first chemical shipment from Aramco Trading Company (ATC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco that trades refined, liquid chemical and polymer products. The consignment was carried by the NCC Amal, one of the company’s 45,000 dwt chemical tankers, which earlier this month left the Port of Rabigh heading to China.
The shipment, which contains 25,000 tonnes of paraxylene and 20,000 tonnes of monoethylene glycol, marks the completion of Phase II of the Petro Rabigh Company (PRC) project. Abdullah Aldubaikhi, chief executive of Bahri, said, “We look forward to transporting more chemical cargo for our clients and partners, and further strengthening our position in this important sector.”
Also this month Bahri took delivery of Khurais, its latest VLCC. The new addition brings the total number of vessels in Bahri’s fleet to 92 and is the fourth of five VLCCs that will be delivered this year by South Korea-based Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI). The newbuilding is the ninth of 10 VLCCs ordered from the South Korean shipbuilding company as part of Bahri’s strategic long-term maritime growth and expansion plan.