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About Bahri

Bahri is one of the world’s foremost transportation and logistics companies. Established as the national shipping carrier of Saudi Arabia, Bahri has played a leading role in the transformation and growth of the global shipping industry through an unrelenting focus on innovation and a commitment to delivering technology-driven, value-added onshore and offshore services.

As one of the largest providers of maritime services globally, Bahri structures its operations around five business units that include Oil, Chemicals, Logistics, Dry Bulk, Ship Management, 

Bahri’s service offering includes transportation of crude oil, oil products, chemical, bulk and general cargo, as well as ship management. The company tailors its services to the needs of its customers – from optimizing usage of third parties and building specially-designed vessels to providing door-to-door transportation domestically and across borders.

Driven by its core values and responsible business strategies, Bahri is committed to positioning Saudi Arabia as a unique regional logistics gateway to three continents and contributing to the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision by continuously expanding its services and presence across the world.

Bahri is today the largest owner and operator of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) in the world and the largest owner of chemical tankers in the Middle East. The company currently owns 88 vessels, including 42 VLCCs, 35 chemical/product tankers, 6 multipurpose vessels and 5 dry bulk carriers, Bahri also boasts of a wide network of agents across the Middle East and Africa, USA, Europe and Asia.


Bahri – formerly known as (NSCSA)– was created by a Royal Decree as a public company in 1978, with 22% ownership stake held by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Saudi government, 20% by Saudi Aramco Development Company (SADCO), and the remaining shares listed on the Saudi stock exchange (Tadawul).

In the four decades since its inception, Bahri has grown from a small shipping firm operating multipurpose vessels to become one of the biggest transportation conglomerates in the world and occupies a preeminent position in the global maritime industry today.
Bahri is the first national shipping carrier to complete more than 40 years of operations, and the company continues to stride forward triumphantly, having built a strong customer base in KSA and beyond and a peerless reputation for quality, reliability and safety.

Through its commitment to innovation and to applying best practices across all areas of business, Bahri has been able to stay on the leading edge of the maritime industry throughout its operational history, while diversifying its business domain and expanding into new markets to consolidate its credentials as a global transportation and logistics powerhouse.