Bahri Annual Report-2012

Chapter two Strategic Business Units and Support Departments

General Cargo Transport Sector

The general cargo transport was the Company’s first activity; which the Company started using RoRo ships, which are best suited to transport general, break-bulk and project cargo. The Company currently operates a regular liner service from the US East Cost and Canada to ports in Jeddah, Dammam, Dubai, Mumbai and Livorno, in order to provide the best logistics services for large projects. The current four RoRo ships will be replaced by a fleet of six modern RoRo ships from the first quarter of 2013 to the middle of 2014. The new vessels have the latest technical specifications and are multi-purpose, designed to transport different types of cargoes and equipped with self- erecting cranes with a total capacity of 240 tons, designed for loading and unloading project equipment and material. These ships also have better cargo accommodation and can smoothly transport and deliver important and ultra-sensitive loads safely and easily. The Company’s business has expanded by concluding long-term contracts with important customers,

such as the contract with Saudi Ministry of Defense, and the Qatalum contract. The transportation of heavy cargo needs business specialization and a permanent presence in the market, with appropriate vessels and a specialized team which is well-trained in this field. After receiving its new ships, the Company seeks to intensify its efforts in the general cargo transport sector in order to expand its client base, enter new markets, and widen its stake in the transport of equipment for development projects in KSA, the Gulf countries, and other countries located within the geographical zone of the general cargo liner service routes.


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