Saudi Arabian shipping company Bahri has expanded its bulk carrier fleet with the delivery of the 81,000dwt Kamsarmax-class Sara from Hyundai Vietnam Shipbuilding (HVS). The delivery increases the company’s fleet of dry bulk carriers to six.
The 229m long newbuilding is the first of a series of four sisterships ordered by Bahri from HVS in 2017. The remaining three vessels are due to be handed over before the end of this year. Eng. Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO, Bahri, commented, “This new vessel represents an important addition to our fleet, and for Bahri Dry Bulk in particular, as it reinforces our position as the foremost dry bulk logistics provider in the region and beyond.”
Sara is designed as an environmentally friendly ship and has been developed to offer high standards of comfort, safety and fuel efficiency. It offers a design draft speed of 14.20 knots at normal continuous rating (NCR) with a 15% sea margin.
The new carrier will be deployed to serve the growing demand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for imports of basic grains, such as wheat, barley, corn, and other dry bulk cargoes.