Saudi state shipping firm gets new VLCC

11 April 2018
Delivery of Very Large Crude Carrier takes Bahri’s total fleet to 92

Riyadh-based National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has taken delivery of ‘Khurais,’ its latest Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC).

The new addition brings the total number of the vessels in Bahri’s fleet to 92. The vessel is the fourth of five VLCCs to be received this year from South Korea-based Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilding company.

‘Khurais’ is capable of transporting 2 million barrels of crude oil. The 300,000 deadweight tonnage carrier is the ninth of 10 VLCCs ordered from HHI.

‘Khurais’ joins the three vessels received earlier this year, named ‘Kassab,’ ‘Lawhah,’ and ‘Qamran,’ in further strengthening Bahri’s position as the world’s biggest owner and operator of VLCCs.

In early April, Bahri said that it had transported the first chemical shipment from Aramco Trading Company (ATC), a Saudi Aramco subsidiary that trades refined, liquid chemical and polymer products.

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