As part of their ongoing joint marketing strategy to increase global shipping services at Port Saint John, DP World and port officials jointly welcomed Bahri as the newest shipping line to call regularly at DP World Cargo Terminals located in Saint John, NB.
Bahri, the national shipping carrier of Saudi Arabia, and formerly known as NSCSA, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels with an average age of less than three years on a regular liner schedule, all uniquely designed to carry Project, Roll-on Roll-off, Break Bulk and Container Cargo in a single voyage. Of these, four vessels connect Canada via Saint John to Saudi Arabia and major ports in the Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent, Mediterranean Sea, Mexico and U.S. Gulf and East Coast.
Bahri announced its decision to call Port of Saint John based on the port’s ability to meet the specific requirements of Bahri Logistics to its Canadian customers. “Adding a new service to the offerings at Port Saint John provides shippers and receivers in the region and beyond opportunity to access new markets with their products. The Bahri vessels are uniquely designed multipurpose vessels which specialize in carrying project cargo, roll on-roll off cargo and containers and their addition to the services at DP World’s cargo terminal here is very welcomed” noted Jim Quinn, President and CEO of Port Saint John.
Curtis Doiron, General Manager at DP World Saint John welcomed the return of Bahri services to Saint John and added that “DP World is pleased to extend its long standing relationship with Bahri with the introduction of services at Saint John. Similar to our engagement with Bahri across several other DP World terminals, we foresee new market opportunities for regional trade and industry to enhance their existing supply chains to key markets in the Mediterranean, Middle East and India.” Bahri RoCon service began in April and will be available every 24 days.
Separately, Port Saint John also announced that CMA CGM will offer a new container service at Port Saint John, providing weekly connection to global markets. CMA-CGM is not only one of the world’s leading container lines but also has developed innovative technology which places them as a leader in the movement of refrigerated goods by container. The Saint John weekly call on CMA-CGM’s Cagema service will begin the week of August 21st and will offer transhipment to the world via their hub in Kingston, Jamaica.
“The addition of CMA-CGM to the services available to shippers and receivers in the region and beyond provides even more opportunity to access new markets with their products. CMA-CGM’s technical specialization with reefer containers is a vital addition to the existing offerings at Port Saint John” noted Jim Quinn, President & CEO of Port Saint John.