Sustainability

Our Approach

Bahri values put sustainability at the heart of our operations. New additions to our fleet offer improved fuel efficiencies and we strive to reduce our footprint across our operations.

Bahri values

We invest in the highest safety and environmental standards driven by our values of transparency and consideration.

ISO 14001:2015

We continually assess and reduce our environmental impact as part of our ISO 14001:2015 certification.

ISO 9001:2015

We strive to improve our quality management at all times as part of our ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Bahri QSHE

Quality, safety, health and the environment matter at Bahri.


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ISO certification

Our current ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certificates reflect Bahri’s high standards in quality and environmental management across all our operations.


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QUALSHIP 21

The US Coast Guard elevated Bahri to its exclusive QUALSHIP 21 status due to our outstanding Port State Control history in US waters, quality track record, and other stringent safety criteria.


Corporate Social Responsibility

Bahri cares about our impact on society and the world around us.

Crew support

Our team of over 3,000 employees of different nationalities, and backgrounds is our greatest asset.


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Health and Safety

We go beyond mandated standards to deliver top-tier health and safety training that protects and supports our people.


2

Counseling

The seafaring life brings unique stresses, so we provide support for mental health issues related to stress, isolation and family separation through a planned program with the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).


3

Mission to Seafarers

Bahri responsibly supports the honorable work of the Mission to Seafarers as they care for abandoned seafarers and their families.


Education

We develop the nautical leaders of tomorrow through a number of education programs.

Sixty students from King Abdulaziz University, who enrolled in the faculty of Marine Science at King Abdulaziz University in 2017/2018, are receiving practical experience onboard Bahri vessels as part of an ongoing agreement with the university.
We participate in the SAIFI training program supervised and organized by HRDF1 providing a one-month summer training scheme for undergraduate students. Eight students took part in the 2019 edition while fifteen joined in 2018.
Our latest initiative targets Saudi graduates and offers them a fast-track 10-month program during which a trainee is placed in one of Bahri’s business or function units. Throughout the program, trainees will develop knowledge and skills in their chosen area of expertise. Six students successfully completed the course in 2018 and fifteen are on track for 2019.
This ambitious venture offers undergraduate students 3-6 months of practical training in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Thirteen students took part in the 2018 edition while fifteen students have been enrolled in 2019.

Sustainable fleet management

Bahri’s vessels are world-leading because we dedicate ourselves to pioneering efficient, clean and environmentally-friendly engine and hull technologies.

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Our modern VLCCs burn 40% less fuel than their predecessors, reducing emissions and positively impacting the company’s carbon footprint.

Our Hulls

Special coatings like Seaquantum X200, Intersleek 1100SR and Intersleek 757 ensure maximum hull efficiency and are environmentally friendly.

Tank Coatings

Internal tank coatings such as Interline 9001 and Marine Line 784 maximize flexibility and allow easy cleaning and maintenance.

Meeting Stringent Standards

Bahri prides itself on meeting the thirteen key standards of the OCIMF2 TMSA 33 as well as the US Coast Guard’s exclusive QUALSHIP 21 status.

Operating Efficiency

New design elements including Becker Mewis Ducts and Boss Coupling System have increased operating efficiency by 3% and 4.5% on many of our ships.

Stop Work

Our crews are encouraged to use the seafarer “Stop Work” authority if they see an unsafe act.

Reducing Emissions

Marine Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems reduce our Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions while clean fuel and scrubbing technologies enable us to meet IMO4 2020 SO2 0.5% emission rules.

Responsible Targets

We are committed to reducing GHG5 2050 emissions by 50% compared with 2008 in line with IMO objectives.

Safety

As a safe and responsible company, Bahri ensures its management and affiliates recognize their responsibility to uphold the highest standards of safety across all areas of the business.

We are acutely conscious of our duty to protect our workforce, crew, vessels, client assets, the environment, and our communities.


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Protecting People and Assets

Staff receive regular safety training, all vessels operate under international safety standards, and client assets are insured via a recognized international insurance firm.


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Protecting Nature

We promote the best environmental practices across the company by:

  • complying with the latest international regulations and standards relating to marine pollution,
  • using effective ballast water management practices to prevent seawater contamination,
  • using modern fuel-saving technologies in all vessels,
  • using advanced coatings on all vessels to further reduce fuel consumption,
  • always implementing precautionary measures.