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Bahri reregistering entire VLCC fleet to the Saudi flag

Tanker giant Bahri is reflagging its 37-strong VLCC fleet to the Saudi Arabian registry. The entire fleet switch will take place before the end of this year, the Saudi tanker firm said in a statement.

Ibrahim Al-Omar, Bahri Group CEO, said, “Bahri is committed to contributing to the enrichment and diversification of the national economy and the enhancement of the kingdom’s position on the transportation and logistics industry map, regionally and globally. The registration of 37 VLCCs by the end of 2017 under the Saudi flag will enhance Bahri’s global ranking in the International Maritime Organization’s rank lists and will increase the size and efficiency of the Saudi maritime fleet.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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