Bahri Ship Management, one of five business units within Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has become the latest high-profile ship owner and manager to join the International Shipsuppliers and Services Association (ISSA) after its President Abdulaziz Sabri accepted an invitation to join the association as an honorary member.
ISSA’s decision to launch a new honorary membership category for ship managers underlines the importance it places on engaging with ship managers and owners around the world. Owners and managers joining ISSA as honorary members will be able to participate in running the association by attending its working groups and sharing best practices.
Welcoming the news, Saeed Al Malik, ISSA President, said: “Having Bahri, an industry stakeholder as a member of ISSA is an excellent news and we look forward to working together to improve the way owners, managers, and ship suppliers tackle issues of importance in the industry.”
“Attracting shipowners and ship management companies into ISSA as honorary members is essential as it underlines the importance of dialogue and cooperation between suppliers and buyers as we all strive to achieve an efficient and effective procurement operation, future-proofed for the months and years ahead. Shipping is changing, and so, to have that important cooperation between buyers and suppliers can only be to the benefit of us all,” he added.
Abdulaziz Sabri, President of Bahri Ship Management, said: “We are delighted to join ISSA as an honorary member. We consider this an opportunity to fulfill our commitment towards ensuring that ship suppliers worldwide are able to explore and adopt efficient and cost-effective ways essential for their smooth running. We look forward to working with our friends at ISSA to ensure even higher standards of ship supply across the world’s major ports.”
Bahri Ship Management is a world-class ship management and maritime services provider in the Middle East region. Its full spectrum of ship management offerings includes technical management, procurement, bunkering, fleet personnel, new builds, and vessels security. With its excellent track record spanning over 20 years, Bahri Ship Management has built an unparalleled reputation in technical ship management service ranging from oil tankers to bulk carriers, chemical and product tankers, and the most sophisticated Special Purpose Vessels (RoCons). The company manages a fleet of 89 owned vessels, including 46 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) and product tankers, 28 chemical and product tankers, 6 multipurpose RO-RO vessels, and 9 dry bulk carriers, serving 150+ ports worldwide, and employs a crew of more than 3,000 on board and in the office.
ISSA has 1,500 company members worldwide and 40 countries as national association members.