Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Kicks gifted to winners of inaugural Riyadh International Marathon

From left, Abdullah Alissa, board member at Alissa Group; Prince Abdulaziz Turki Al-Faisal, vice president of GSA; and Abdallah Bakhashab, president of the organizing committee of the marathon.
Updated 17 March 2018
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Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Kicks gifted to winners of inaugural Riyadh International Marathon

Nissan Saudi Arabia has awarded a Nissan X-Trail and two Nissan Kicks cars to the winner and runners-up of the inaugural Riyadh International Marathon, held on Feb. 24, in the Kingdom’s capital.
The cars were given to the three victorious contestants as part of Nissan Saudi Arabia’s commitment to sports and youth throughout the country.
The first edition of the marathon, organized by the chairman of the General Sports Authority, Turki Al-AlShaikh, saw more than 30,000 participants from Saudi Arabia and the region take to the streets of Riyadh. Cash prizes of SR2 million ($533,340) were also given to event winners.
As part of its sponsorship, Nissan Saudi Arabia provided a fleet of vehicles for official use throughout the marathon, as well as holding three days of activities and shows for families and children in the build-up to the event.
Bader Al-Houssami, chief operating officer of Nissan Saudi Arabia, said: “This has been a truly engaging and successful sporting event, and Nissan Saudi Arabia is proud to have played a role in bringing the inaugural Riyadh International Marathon to life.
“Nissan plays a prominent role in Saudi society, where our heritage dates back to the 1950’s, and we are responsible for delivering some of the best-loved cars, including the Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Kicks. As such, Nissan Saudi Arabia’s sponsorship of this event reflects our deep commitment to the Saudi nation and the entirety of its population.”


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.