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.


Cartier unveils Coloratura at historic Riyadh palace

Updated 13 February 2019
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Cartier unveils Coloratura at historic Riyadh palace

Guests of Cartier were treated to an unforgettable evening at the late King Faisal’s palace Qasr Al-Maather, situated in the heart of the Alfaisal University in Riyadh, as the maison unveiled its latest high jewelry collection Coloratura. 

The evening was held under the patronage of Princess Maha bint Mishari, vice president of external relations and advancement at Alfaisal University. In her opening remarks, she said: “The new friendship between maison Cartier and Alfaisal University is about the shared values and goals that we have in the areas of education and the empowerment of women.”

Princess Maha added: “Cartier’s global efforts as well as the great heart and commitment of the entire Cartier team were so very apparent in the spectacular exhibition created, as evidenced by the great care taken in preparation of the historic venue for the evening’s event.” 

Coloratura took the guests on a journey to the four corners of the globe, symbolic of Cartier’s long-standing relationship with India, Africa and the Orient. With dynamic stone pairings, unexpected color palettes and the illusion of infinite movement, Coloratura also featured exclusive pieces, created by Cartier especially for its Saudi clients.

Held in one of the Kingdom’s most iconic building, Coloratura was presented in conjunction with an exhibition of pieces from the Cartier Patrimony Collection, especially flown in for the occasion and illustrating the maison’s main creative influences throughout its history. A key piece of the exhibition was the Asma Allah Al-Husna bracelet, featuring a 19th century Islamic arts inspired creation.

“The legacy of the House of Cartier is ensured through the brilliance of its artisans, as is the legacy of Alfaisal ensured through that of its students. Shared values, mutual interests, and a commitment to education are what binds this collaboration for now, and for success in all its future endeavors to come,” said Princess Maha.

The guests witnessed and appreciated Cartier’s mastery of fine craftsmanship through pieces from the Tutti Frutti collection. A marriage of texture, color and form with sapphires, rubies and emeralds, Tutti Frutti possesses a unique style that dates back to the 1920s. 

“After Paris, Tokyo and Seoul, we are proud to offer our Saudi clients this stunning showcase of Cartier’s know-how in their home country,” said Alban du Mesnil du Buisson, managing director Cartier Saudi Arabia. 

“We are very pleased to have our event open to the public on one of the exhibition days, and truly honored to host it inside this unique and culturally significant structure that symbolizes the Kingdom’s commitment to nurturing and educating its community and youth — a philosophy that echoes Cartier’s values,” he added.