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Bahri takes part in IMO meetings

RIYADH, July 30, 2017

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), a leader in logistics and transportation, revealed that its senior representatives joined other members of a Saudi Arabian delegation which participated in board meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), held at the agency’s headquarters in London, UK.

The meetings come as part of the kingdom’s preparations to submit its candidacy for the membership of the IMO Council under Category (C), said a statement from the company.

Senior Bahri officials who participated in the discussions included Wael Al-Sarhan, senior vice president – marketing, and Abdulaziz Sabri, vice president, Bahri Ship Management, it said.

As part of its efforts to showcase the progress made by Saudi Arabia in improving maritime safety and infrastructure and present the kingdom’s case for election to the council – which is the apex body responsible for supervising the work of the organisation – Bahri hosted a breakfast meeting for IMO members yesterday during which the attendees reviewed the efforts initiated by the various stakeholders, it added.

Al Sarhan said: “We have a long tradition of supporting Saudi government initiatives and representing the nation at important regional and international meetings and conferences to advance the reputation of the kingdom’s shipping industry and promote its strategic interests.”

“As a pivotal player in the global transportation and logistics sector, we are keen to strengthen the kingdom’s position and influence in the international maritime order,” he said.

“We are honoured to support the kingdom’s nomination to the IMO executive council and are committed to leveraging our goodwill and our network of contacts to ensure that Saudi Arabia wins a seat on the council for the next two years and the strategic role it deserves on the global maritime stage,” he added.

“Saudi Arabia is home to one of the world’s most vibrant transportation and logistics industries, and we at the company are dedicated to supporting the logistics goals outlined in Saudi Vision 2030 – both through our business operations and by utilising our good offices – thus, contributing toward the overall economic development of the nation and the well-being of its people,” Al Sarhan concluded. – TradeArabia News Service

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