Saudia Cargo wins International Air Cargo Marketing Award at ACI 2018

Saudia Cargo was honored for its innovative campaigns and thematic booth designs across various global exhibitions.
Updated 03 March 2018
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Saudia Cargo wins International Air Cargo Marketing Award at ACI 2018

Saudia Cargo has received the International Air Cargo Marketing Award at this year’s Air Cargo India (ACI 2018).
At the gala awards night during the ACI 2018 held on Feb. 21 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Mumbai, Saudia Cargo was honored for its innovative campaigns and thematic booth designs across various global exhibitions that have stirred business results.
These include Fly Fashion in Paris, which is specifically tailored for the global garment industry, Fly Perishables and Fly Flowers in Johannesburg for the African market, Fly Pharma in Munich and so on.
Saudia Cargo’s Global Marketing Manager Adel Sallam said: “It’s all about reading the trends of what the cargo customers will need in the future by building marketing infrastructure and engaging with their experience.”
He added: “Our tagline ‘Aspire to Cargo Anything, Anywhere, Anytime’ is taken quite literally by Saudia Cargo. It has made the customers understand the challenge we put ourselves through. When we are in sync with our customers, they realize that Saudia Cargo is coming closer to them like never before.”
R.K. Patra, group editor-in-chief of STAT Media Group, organizers of the event, said: “Our voters saw that Saudia Cargo’s marketing campaign went through and delivered the message and that we have started to approach the customers’ needs at an insightful level facilitating customers to find and understand more about the company’s services and facilities.”
Saudia Cargo is now the leading freight carrier serving the industry.
An independent company with more than 20 freighter destinations with its own fleet modern freighters, it also operates using the cargo bay of Saudi Arabian Airlines’ 127 mostly wide-body passenger aircraft plying across 52 destinations in four continents.
In 2017, Saudia Cargo won the International Cargo Airline of the year in Africa in February and the Air Cargo Industry Achievement Award in Munich in May.


Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019
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Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.