Saudi shipowner Bahri is rationalising its supplier base and deepening relationships with key partners through a new online portal.

Two Saudi oil tankers suffered “significant damage” in sabotage attacks on four commercial vessels in waters off the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.

In Profile: Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), part of the Gulftainer group of companies are a platinum Sponsor of the Saudi Maritime Congress and will be in attendance at the event in Riyadh on 11-12 March.  Ahead of the show, they share with Seatrade Maritime News their record Container Volume of 25m teu at Saudi Arabia’s Northern Container Terminal

As part of a meeting between Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud at the third meeting of the China-Saudi Arabia High-level Joint Committee, representatives of each country inked in an agreement covering shipping.

Leading transport and maritime officials and business personalities in Saudi Arabia are set to discuss key developments in the Kingdom’s maritime and logistic industry during the Saudi Maritime Congress, the pioneering maritime and logistics event held under the patronage of the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) and in partnership with Bahri.

Since its establishment in 1976, the Dammam-based Globe has  grown  into one of Saudi Arabia’s  leading marine services groups, with a diversified portfolio that includes shipping, logistics, transportation, port operations, logistics, operations and maintenance, container terminals, petrol and chemical plants, restaurants, real estate and retail fashion brands.

Arguably Saudi Arabia’s most modern and heavily automated export-import gateway, Hutchison Ports Dammam (HPD, formerly known as International Ports Services) is a multi-purpose deepwater facility situated at King Abdulaziz Port, Dammam, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

A company with a history dating back over a century and a half, and which has a company registration number ‘1’ – the House of Alireza (also known as Beit Zainal) is Saudi Arabia’s oldest family business, which actually managed and operated Jeddah Sea Port for a full decade.

 Saudi Global Ports Co (SGPC), the new star on Saudi Arabia’s maritime landscape, is a joint-venture company, formed between the public investment fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Singapore’s PSA international (PSA). It will develop, operate and manage the second container terminal at the King Abdul Aziz port in Dammam, a key gateway in the Arabian Gulf.

Foreign shipping agencies will soon have the right to operate independently at Saudi Arabian ports rather than having to work with a local investor. The move follows the Saudi Ports Authority’s (also known as ‘Mawani’) plans to privatise the kingdom’s ports, and could prove particularly attractive to Gulf-based shipping operators. 

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