2018 April 10 15:03

Bahri fleet continues to grow with the addition of 45th VLCC

Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, today accepted the delivery of ‘Khurais,’ a Very Large Crude-oil Carrier (VLCC), further enhancing its market-leading capabilities in crude oil transportation. The new addition brings the total number of the vessels in Bahri’s fleet to 92 and is the fourth of five VLCCs to be received this year from South Korea-based Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the world’s largest shipbuilding company, the company said in its press release.

‘Khurais’ was delivered at a ceremony held at HSHI’s Mokpo shipyard in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, on 10 April 2018. Capable of transporting two million barrels of crude oil, the 300,000-DWT carrier is the ninth of 10 VLCCs ordered from the South Korean shipbuilding company as part of Bahri’s strategic long-term maritime growth and expansion plan.

‘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.