The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) recently participated in board meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) held at its head office in London, UK, on 24-28 July 2017. The Kingdom's high-profile delegation was led by H.E. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Hamdan, KSA's Minister of Transportation, Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, President of the Public Transportation Authority, senior Bahri authorities consisting of Wael Al-Sarhan, Senior Vice President - Marketing, and Abdulaziz Sabri, Vice President, Bahri Ship Monitoring, mas well as other representatives from the maritime field in KSA.
During the conference, the delegation consulted with the Secretary-General of IMO, Kitack Lim, to examine the Kingdom's efforts in the maritime transport market, with discussions varying mfrom the protection and safety of its territorial waters and its fight against piracy to marine environment security.
The conference comes as part of the Kingdom's preparations works to submit its candidateship for the subscription of the IMO Council under Category (C). The Kingdom, stood for by Bahri, a global leader in transport and logistics, will host the participants of IMO on Wednesday, July 26th, to assess the efforts initiated by the numerous stakeholders.
Throughout the visit, IMO members will explore the remarkable development achieved by Bahri, the world's largest proprietor and driver of Very Large Unrefined Carriers (VLCCs), with a fleet of 86 tankers and vessels running throughout sectors, with among its new VLCCs, 'Amjad', securing its registration under the Saudi flag in April previously this year. Along with its commitment to playing a substantial function in contributing to Saudi Vision 2030, the company is continuously increasing and developing its solutions, hence opening brand-new trade courses and reinforcing the Kingdom's placement as a unique regional gateway to three continents in logistics.