Riyadh-based Bahri recently took delivery of its latest bulk carrier, Alanood. The second newbuild vessel to join the company’s fleet this year, the Kamsarmax-class carrier takes Bahri’s dry bulk fleet to seven ships, further strengthening its position within the regional bulk shipping industry.
The new vessel was built by Hyundai Vietnam Shipbuilding (HVS), a subsidiary of Hyundai MIPS Dockyard (HMD), and takes the total size of Bahri’s current fleet to 88, including 41 VLCCs, 34 chemical and product tankers, seven dry bulk carriers and six ro-ro ships. A further 10 chemical tankers, two bulk carriers, and a VLCC are currently on order.
Commenting on the delivery, Eng. Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “We are confident that Alanood will give us enhanced operational flexibility and efficiency to meet the needs of our customers around the world.”
In May this year, Bahri took delivery of another bulk carrier, Sara, which was also built at the HVS dockyard in Vietnam. With these new additions, Bahri claims it is now better equipped to meet the growing demand in the Kingdom for imports of grains, such as wheat, barley, corn and other dry bulk cargoes.