Bahri has opened its second North American office in Houston, home to one of the country’s largest breakbulk and general cargo ports.
The new location is Bahri’s second in North America, following Bahri Logistics (America), which has been operating out of Bahri’s U.S. headquarters in Baltimore since 1992.
The Bahri (America) Houston office will be led by Cliff Kuhfeldt, an 18-year shipping industry veteran, who will be responsible for the U.S. Gulf and South Atlantic territory reporting to Steven Blowers, Country Manager, Bahri Logistics (America).
The new office, located in Granite Briarpark Green in Houston, was inaugurated by the Group’s Chief Executive Officer Eng. Ibrahim Al-Omar, in the presence of Sultan Al Angari, Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Houston, Ricky Kunz, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Houston Authority, Wael Al-Sarhan, Vice President – Marketing and Communications, Bahri, Steven Blowers, Country Manager, Bahri Logistics (America), and other senior company executives and staff.
To mark the official inauguration of the Houston office on March 16, Bahri Logistics (America) organized a gala dinner for its customers and partners.
Highlighting the significance of the new office, Eng. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Group CEO, Bahri, said, “The Port of Houston is the leading breakbulk port in the U.S. and is consistently top-ranked in terms of foreign waterborne tonnage. Moreover, Bahri is the leading direct RoCon liner service provider between the U.S. and the Middle East. Through this port, the company offers its customers integrated transportation solutions and door-to-door cargo services, which makes the U.S.-Middle East corridor one of the most important routes for Bahri. By enhancing our presence in Houston, we can further capitalize on our leadership and the ever-growing demand for transportation solutions, while providing unmatched customer service.”
As a long-standing customer of the Port of Houston Authority, Bahri has been calling the port for nearly three decades. However, with its new Houston office, Bahri intends to further grow its presence in this market.
Steven Blowers, Country Manager, Bahri Logistics (America), said, “We have been doing business with the Port of Houston for many years, and now, by investing and opening up a new office in Houston, we will be much closer to our customers, which will help us serve them better, further strengthen our relationships and build new ones. The opening of Bahri Logistics’ second U.S. office in Houston is another milestone achievement in 2017, as we also celebrate 25 years of operations in North America.”
“The project and breakbulk cargo markets remain one of the most important cargo segments for the Port of Houston and for Bahri Logistics. With an increased presence and resources in Houston, we are confident of further expanding our customer base and delivering value-added services to this important market segment,” Blowers added.
Bahri Logistics operates multipurpose vessels on a regular liner schedule, all uniquely designed to carry project, ro-ro, breakbulk and container cargoes in a single voyage. Bahri Logistics is the leading direct full liner service provider from U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports and Canada to Jeddah, Dubai, Dammam and Mumbai, including way-port calls along the liner service route in the Mediterranean and Europe.