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The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) was formed by a Royal Decree in the year 1978 as a Public Company, 22% ownership held by the Public Investment Fund "PIF" of the Saudi Government, 20% by Saudi Aramco Development Company and the remaining is widely held in public shares by Saudi Nationals.

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has grown from a small shipping firm operating multipurpose vessels to become one of the biggest shipping conglomerates in the world and occupies a pre-eminent position among its industry peers at national, regional and international levels in all sectors of its business operations. It is the first national carrier, having celebrated its Silver Jubilee in the year 2004 and continues to successfully stride the triumphant march in 30 years of its existence and has generated a strong VIP customer base.

During the course of its diversification, the Company's services have been expanded to include transportation of General cargo, Crude Oil, Chemical, Liquefied Petroleum Gas "LPG" and Dry Bulk. Having started off its operations for transporting general cargo and containers initially, the company with its commendable track record, has established the reputation of providing high standard of services to its customers in all sectors.

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) owns and operates 31 Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), 1 floating storage VLCC, 4 MRs and 1 Aframax which are all of high international standards.

In its desire to expand further, Bahri established a new business unit Bahri Gas & Marine Services which is responsible to explore investment opportunities in the offshore industry. This business unit also manages and develops the Company’s Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) investment, through its partners Petredec, which is the largest independent LPG trading and shipping Company in the world, which Bahri owns 30.3% of the capital.

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) owns a fleet of 24 chemical carriers through its subsidiary the National Chemical Carriers (NCC) which was established in partnership with SABIC and has become one of the largest companies of the world in this field.

The company also owns 6 fully owned multipurpose vessels, deployed between Arabian Gulf - Indian Subcontinent - Red Sea - Mediterranean - US / Canada East Coast route on a regular frequency. These ships are specialized in carrying general, projects cargo and several types of RoRo cargoes and are equipped with heavy lift cranes; each ship with a dwt of approx. 26,000 tons. Additional 1 new building is expected to join the existing fleet during 2014. The company also invested in on-land facilities by building a container service yard at the Jeddah Islamic Port to facilitate container storage and maintenance / repair services.

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has established Mideast Ship Management Ltd., with a vision to provide professional ship management services to its fleet and other shipping companies.

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) through its subsidiary (NCC) signed a 50:50 joint venture with Odfjell of Norway to establish an operating company “NCC Odfjell Chemical Tankers JLT (NOCT)” in Dubai to commercially operate their combined fleet of coated chemical tankers in a pool. Later, NCC agreed with Odfjell SE to dissolve their 18 ships pool in addition to acquiring the shares of Odfjell SE in NOCT. The company is presently owned 100% by NCC and renamed as NCC JLT.

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) also signed an agreement with Arabian Agricultural Services Company (ARASCO) to establish Bahri Dry Bulk (BDB) (a JV) to transport dry bulk cargoes. ARASCO is a leading importer of grain cargoes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. BDB became operational during 2012. A contract is signed to build 5 Dry-Bulk Carriers and BDB received all (5) vessels.

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) strongly believes that expansion and continuous improvement of its services in the global logistics industry will not only improve the trade, but also contribute to the national economy and to the development of shareholders investment which are prime goals of the organization.

Vision, Mission & Values
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Training & Development
Bahri offer competitive remuneration packages and comprehensive training & development programs. To apply for a job please visit the Online vacancies.
Bahri management is acutely conscious of it's responsibility towards the safety of its work force, crew, vessels, clients' assets, environment, and community, etc.
Bahri is committed to ensure all its vessels operate with minimum impact on the environment and comply with the latest International Regulations on Marine Pollution.
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