International Maritime Industries, the largest offshore basin in the Middle East and North Africa region, and Bahri Logistics Services, one of Bahri’s business divisions, signed a long-term agreement aimed at strengthening the company’s supply chain International Maritime Industries by providing the best storage solutions and advanced logistics services.
The new agreement contributes to supporting IMI's commitment to developing the maritime industries sector in the Kingdom, as well as enabling the company to provide a highly efficient supply chain to its customers, in order to reduce risks, reduce costs, and speed up deliveries. The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah Al-Ahmari, CEO of the International Maritime Industries Company, and Eng. Sorour Basloom, Head of the Bahri Logistics Sector, during the activities of the Saudi Maritime Conference 2022 held in Dammam on September 28 and 29.
Under the agreement, IMI will benefit from the expertise of Bahri Logistics in operating and managing three warehouses and 33 warehouses in its marine basin in the Ras Al-Khair region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Bahri Logistics will be responsible for transporting materials required for ship building, maintenance and repair operations from local and international suppliers to IMI's facilities, including inland transportation and customs clearance.
The three warehouses, including storage areas and workshops, will span a total area of â€‹â€‹30,000 square meters in Zones C and D within IMI's offshore dock, which is focused on building new commercial ships, offshore drilling rigs and lift boats. . In addition, 33 warehouses will be built in several different areas within the marine basin. Bahri Logistics will design, implement and manage the day-to-day operations of the entire new warehousing system.
On this occasion, Dr. Abdullah Al-Ahmari, CEO of IMI, said: “We are proud to sign this agreement with Bahri Logistics and to strengthen our strong partnership with Bahri, the world leader in logistics and transportation and one of the four founding partners of our company. This agreement reflects the commitment of Bahri continues to support our efforts to build a global marine basin characterized by an advanced and integrated supply chain capable of developing the local marine industries sector.The International Maritime Industries Company is the result of strong partnerships between several leading companies in the sector, and we believe that our cooperation with a leading provider of logistics services such as Bahri, It will contribute to enhancing the quality of our products and services.”
For his part, Eng. Sorour Basloom, Head of Bahri Logistics Sector, said: “We are pleased to sign this agreement with our partner, the International Maritime Industries Company, and we are confident that our integrated services portfolio and proven track record of delivering pioneering projects in the field of logistics services, will enable us to meet their needs in We are also proud of contributing to the development of the maritime sector in the Kingdom within the framework of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, through cooperation with the International Maritime Industries Company and enabling it to benefit from our technical expertise, as well as facilitating knowledge transfer and capacity building.”
IMI is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, Bahri, Lamprell and Hyundai Heavy Industries. It is also the largest shipyard in the Middle East and North Africa region, covering an area of â€‹â€‹approximately 12 million square metres. The company provides unparalleled services to build, maintain and repair commercial vessels including VLCCs, bulk carriers, offshore support vessels and offshore drilling rigs.