Bahri participates in Breakbulk Middle East 2019

The fourth edition of Breakbulk Middle East was held from Feb.11-12 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Updated 11 February 2019
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Bahri participates in Breakbulk Middle East 2019

Saudi shipping company Bahri recently participated in Breakbulk Middle East 2019, which was inaugurated by Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al-Nuaimi, the UAE’s minister of infrastructure development.

Bahri Logistics, one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world and one of the five business units within Bahri, showcased its extensive range of innovation-driven services and solutions at the event. The fourth edition of Breakbulk Middle East was held from Feb.11-12 at Dubai World Trade Centre. It is the region’s only exhibition and conference dedicated to the project cargo and breakbulk industry. This year’s event featured exhibitors and participants from over 50 countries, who took part in a series of lively panel discussions, case studies and networking opportunities. 

Ahmed Al-Ghaith, president of Bahri Logistics, said: “Breakbulk Middle East provided an outstanding platform for us to connect with key stakeholders and potential customers to further our long-term growth objectives. The event also enabled us to gain a deeper understanding on the latest industry developments and share knowledge with our partners as we strive to develop innovative new services and solutions that answer the evolving needs of our customers.”

Al-Ghaith added: “We have always been an industry leader when it comes to technology and innovation, and events like these help us to identify fresh ways to enhance our offerings and drive increased value for our stakeholders. Bahri remains the industry benchmark for excellence in quality, safety and customer satisfaction, and will continue to drive further transformation throughout the global maritime industry.” 

Bahri has closely aligned its business strategy to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, in support of the Kingdom’s ambitious economic goals. The company has identified the government’s diversification plans as a key priority and is playing an important role in increasing the private sector’s contribution and the share of non-oil exports to its national GDP.


Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Updated 17 July 2019
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Role of Indian engineers in KSA lauded at IEF meet

Indian Engineers Forum (IEF) Jeddah Chapter recently held its 13th annual general meeting at Hotel Ramada Continental.

Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed graced the event as chief guest and Consul General of India Noor Rahman Sheikh was guest of honor. IEF President Mohammed Sayeeduddin presided over the function.

Expressing appreciation for the activities of the forum, Ambassador Dr. Sayeed recalled its foundation in 2016 during his tenure as consul general of India in Jeddah.

He lauded Sayeeduddin, Amir Khan, Shuja Sheriff and other members and engineers for the activities of the forum and their contribution to the development of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Sayeed highlighted scarcity of water as an acute problem in the world in general and in India in particular. He shared his experience of interacting with engineers in the US, who developed a water condensation machine to extract water from humid air.

Consul General Noor Rahman Sheikh applauded IEF for its services to the engineering community in Saudi Arabia. He highlighted how the excellence of Indian engineers in each sector has impacted society. 

“Our zeal to be the best in whatever we do was demonstrated during last year’s Hajj. The mobile app developed by the Consul General of India is going to help the 200,000 pilgrims expected to come this year,” he said.

Amir Khan, founder and chairman of IEF, said IEF provides a platform for networking, career advancement, community service, and technology exchange. He urged Indian engineers to play a vital role in the development of Saudi Arabia, which he said would help strengthen the relations between India and the Kingdom.

Sayeeduddin thanked Dr. Sayeed for his support in the foundation of IEF. He announced that, having served as founding president for the last 13 years, he is now stepping down and the new president, unanimously elected, will be Khan Mustafa.

Nadeem Ahmed Ali, executive member of IEF, delivered a presentation on digital disruption.

Syed Nasir Khursheed, IEF general secretary, conducted the program.

Indian real estate advisory firm/ institutional channel partner 360 Realtors LLP participated in the event and were the main sponsors. A presentation covering major construction, residential and commercial projects in India was made by S. K. Vivek Kumar, head of international sales, 360 Realtors. Amit Hariyal also delivered a presentation on residential projects across the Indian cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. 

Abdul Rahman, general manager of TA Infra Projects, expressed happiness to be part of the IEF.

Khader Memon made a presentation titled “Special Investment Plan.”

The chief guest, guest of honor and sponsors were presented mementoes as a token of appreciation by the IEF president and executive committee. This was followed by the release of the annual magazine of the forum, Spectrum 2019, edited by Muazzam Sayeed.

A lively session of quiz was conducted by Munnawar Amafh. 

The event was attended by a number of guests from across the Kingdom, including Abdul Haseeb Hazari, Danish Ghafoor, Siadat Ali Khan, Shameem Kausar and Ahmed Omais.

The program started with a recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Talha Khan. Ashraf Nawaz Qureshi, IEF treasurer, welcomed the guests.

IEF Vice President Abu Bakar Sherkhan introduced the chief guest while Mohammed Shoebuddin, IEF chief coordinator, presented a vote of thanks.