Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics, accepted the delivery of ‘Lawhah’, a Very Large Crude-oil Carrier (VLCC). The vessel, which lifts the total number of the company’s multipurpose fleet to 90, is the second of five VLCCs to be received this year from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the world’s largest shipbuilding company based in South Korea.
Bahri took delivery of Lawhah at a ceremony held at the HSHI’s Mokpo shipyard in South Jeolla Province, South Korea, on Thursday. With 43 VLCCs in its fleet, the company has consolidated its position as the largest VLCC owner and operator worldwide.
The 300,000-DWT carrier is part of the 10 VLCCs Bahri signed with the South Korean company in May 2015 in line with Bahri’s ambitious maritime growth and expansion plan. The transportation and logistics industry leader has received seven vessels, and the remaining three carriers will be delivered in the first half of 2018.