GACA participates in Amsterdam Passenger Terminal Expo

Through its participation the GACA showcased the authority’s role in the privatization of the civil aviation sector, in addition to its investments and projects.
Updated 18 March 2017
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GACA participates in Amsterdam Passenger Terminal Expo

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) and a number of the Kingdom’s international airports participated in the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal Expo. The event, which took place in Amsterdam last week, is considered an advanced sales and marketing platform for the airport industry. It offers a unique environment that enables goers to hit a variety of sales and marketing targets, as well as showcase the latest advancements in the airport and terminal industry.
Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Abohaimed, the Saudi ambassador to the Netherlands, visited the authority’s display at the expo and was impressed with the young participants. He noted that the Kingdom’s participation in such expos helps the world better know and understand the country’s civilizations and cities.
“What I saw in the GACA section brought about feelings of pride and honor. It reflects the great work done by the authority in many of the Kingdom’s airports. Their participation in the expo has enabled others to see one of the elements of the Kingdom’s development,” he said.
Abohaimed highlighted the importance of airports as being the main determinant behind a visitor’s first impression. He said the Kingdom’s airports are currently undergoing vast and quick developments, and also pointed to the distinct role of the GACA over the past two years.
Bassem bin Abdullah Al-Salloum, assistant to the president of corporate communications and marketing at the GACA, said: “Participating in this global gathering is an opportunity to strengthen the Kingdom’s position and enhance relationships with our partners around the world. More importantly, the authority’s presence in this expo will enable us to directly network with different entities related to civil aviation so we can effectively build customer relationships.”
“It’s an opportunity for us to meet with the administrators of airports and airlines and other specialized entities in this sector. The expo will also offer the latest communication technologies and wireless applications, as well as elements related to airport security and engineering developments in terminal constructions, baggage handling, lighting, services and so on,” he added.
Through its participation the GACA showcased the authority’s role in the privatization of the civil aviation sector, in addition to its investments and projects, which include the construction and development of airports and airport cities.
Participating airports included King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, King Fahd International Airport in Dammam and Prince Mohamed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah.


Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Khalid Al-Garawi, senior manager, Bahri Chemicals.
Updated 21 April 2019
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Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri has announced the expansion of its market presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region’s maritime industry. The stronger presence will help the company gain deeper insights into market trends as well as customer needs in chemicals and logistics sectors in Singapore and the wider APAC region.
The announcement took place at a ceremony held on April 5 at Regent Hotel in Singapore, in the presence of Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, and senior executives of the region’s oil majors, petrochemical trading companies and ship brokers.
The expansion will also enable Bahri Logistics and Bahri Chemicals, two of five business units of the company, to market their offerings, acquire new clients, serve existing clients, and channelize the communications. Bahri has plans to expand the services of its other business units to the APAC region in the future.
Bahri CEO Aldubaikhi said: “In our efforts to deliver on Bahri’s vision of connecting economies, sharing prosperity, and driving excellence in global logistics services, we have been actively pursuing the company’s ambitious long-term strategy to drive sustainable growth and expand its market footprint. As a result, we have established a solid presence regionally and globally. Our expansion in the Asia-Pacific region represents a key milestone in our journey, and with this, we have come even closer to our customers, allowing us to serve them better offering a wider range of industry services and unprecedented value.”
Over the past 41 years, Bahri has steadily expanded market presence to cement its position as a global leader in the maritime industry. The company currently has offices in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US and India, in addition to a vast network of agents across the Middle East and Africa, US, Europe, and Asia.
Bahri Chemicals is the largest owner and operator of chemical carriers in the Middle East, serving 150 ports worldwide. It owns and operates 36 chemical/product tankers with a capacity of 1.1 million DWT designed to the highest specifications, capable of carrying a wide range of chemical cargoes. The first business unit within Bahri, Bahri Logistics, is one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world and operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels with 26,000 DWT each on a regular liner schedule.