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Business & Money | Thursday 30 January, 2020 10:13 am |
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Bahri reaffirms commitment to advancing Saudi Arabia’s railway sector at The Railway Forum in Riyadh

Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, recently participated in The Railway Forum in Riyadh, organized by the Saudi Railways Company (SAR) in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, under the patronage of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, from 28-29 January. Saudi Minister of Transport, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, inaugurated the two-day event in the presence of key Ministers and dignitaries.

 

Bahri’s participation in the Forum came as part of its ongoing initiatives aimed at contributing to the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 to transform the Kingdom to a be unique regional and global logistics hub and international transportation gateway to three continents, namely Asia, Europe, and Africa. Bahri Logistics, one of five business units of Bahri, showcased its extensive portfolio of technology-driven logistics and rail freight solutions at the Forum. 

 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, delivered a keynote address as part of a panel titled ‘Logistics Railway Benefits’ at the forum.  The industry veteran highlighted the significance of developing an integrated transportation network and a sustainable logistics system to enable the Kingdom to seize future opportunities in both domestic and international trade and commerce. He also shed light on Bahri’s role in building a robust logistics and transportation sector in Saudi Arabia.

 

Aldubaikhi commended the Saudi government’s numerous achievements towards realizing its vision to become a leading logistics and transportation hub, including the establishment of a strong railway infrastructure connecting the center, north and east of the country and simplified customs clearance procedures, among others. 

 

Commenting on this participation, Abdullah Aldubaikhi said: “Saudi Arabia’s railway sector has been experiencing rapid growth in the past few years on the back of increased investment in infrastructure and a steady rise in passenger and freight volumes. The country’s keen focus on capitalizing on its strategic geographic advantage to emerge as a global hub of logistics and transportation as envisaged in Saudi Vision 2030 will catalyze the further development of the sector and promises many exciting investment and commercial opportunities for local and foreign investors. With its unmatched total logistics capabilities and strong partnership with Saudi Railway Company, Bahri is competitively positioned to seize these opportunities and remain at the forefront of the Kingdom’s ambitious transformation.”  

 

Bahri has partnered with Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to provide global logistics support, including customs clearance and consultancy services. The total logistics solutions provider has been offering transportation and shipping services for all types of cargo as well as an electronic system to track all shipments from the country of origin to the final destination since 2017.

 

One of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, Bahri Logistics owns and operates an impressive fleet of six state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels on a regular liner schedule, with each having a capacity of 26,000 DWT and uniquely designed to carry different types of cargos in a single voyage. Bringing over forty years of experience, the business unit provides industry-leading door-to-door, express freight forwarding and logistics services.  

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