Bahri takes part in Breakbulk Europe 2019 in Germany

Bahri Logistics displayed its maritime capabilities at the three-day exhibition.
Updated 27 May 2019

Bahri takes part in Breakbulk Europe 2019 in Germany

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri has concluded its participation in Breakbulk Europe 2019 held from May 21 to 23 at Bremen, Germany. The company showcased its extensive range of logistics services and solutions.

Bahri Logistics, one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world and one of five business units within Bahri, displayed its maritime capabilities at the three-day exhibition.

Ahmed Al-Ghaith, president of Bahri Logistics, said: “Bahri remains at the forefront of efforts to develop new solutions that will cater to the varying needs of our clients and that can create a transformative impact on the global shipping business. We are delighted to participate in Breakbulk Europe, an unparalleled platform to introduce our capabilities to a global audience”

With over 11,000 industry professionals and key decision-makers in attendance, Breakbulk Europe is the continent’s largest exhibition designed for the breakbulk and project cargo industry. Bringing together engineering, procurement and construction companies, ports, forwarders, transporters and other cargo specialists and industry experts, the event discussed the latest developments in the maritime sector, including innovation and new technologies.

New Hyundai Sonata a sportier mid-size sedan

Updated 24 June 2019

New Hyundai Sonata a sportier mid-size sedan

Hyundai’s new Sonata is ready for showrooms, giving the eighth-generation of the mid-size sedan a sleek four-door-coupe look that highlights the brand’s latest “sensuous sportiness” design language.

Created at Hyundai’s California Design Studio, the redesigned Sonata offers a freshly styled cascading grille framed by distinctive lighting architecture, and an entirely new rear. Chrome accents surround the daylight opening (DLO) and fresh wheel designs complete the look. New bodywork is built on Hyundai’s latest third-generation platform for a re-engineered driving experience.

“For more than three decades, each new generation of Sonata has raised the bar for quality and value among mid-size sedans, and this latest evolution also sets the standard for style, innovation and technology,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s head of operations for the Middle East and Africa. “In a market increasingly divided into niche segments, the all-new Sonata reconsiders customer expectation in the sedan class and offers something sportier and more exciting than what has gone before.”

A hallmark of the new Sonata’s exterior is its Hyundai-first LED daytime running lights — embedded in a chrome strip. The lighting strip appears as chrome when the engine is turned off, but lights up when the driver starts the car. When night falls, available LED headlamps with dynamic bending light illuminate the path ahead.

Inside, the renewed center stack and instrument panel echo the exterior’s new looks. The trend carries down to the instrument design and a strong three-spoke steering wheel. Piano key buttons for audio and HVAC controls give a premium look and touch. The instrument panel follows a winged shape inspired by stealth aircraft. Visual elements combine to create a levitating effect, while designers have worked to maximize the sense of interior space. One clever application of new technology is a shift-by-wire (SBW) gear selector, which is sleek and technologically advanced, and takes up significantly less space than a traditional gear selector.

Interior fittings include a standard seven-inch color display audio touchscreen with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and a Qi wireless charging pad is available to keep smartphones topped up. Sonata now adds a second-row USB charge port. At the heart of the AVN system is a Bose premium sound system equipped with 12 speakers.

“The all-new Hyundai Sonata delivers a premium experience for driver and passengers,” added Song. “We apply a range of new technologies intuitively, with an emphasis on functional convenience, adding features that we know our customers will use and value.”

The new Sonata features six standard airbags and a range of safety systems, including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as part of Hyundai’s SmartSense technologies.