Bahri expands presence in North America with opening of first office in Houston

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 22-03-2017        Tweet

HOUSTON: Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics, announced the opening of its second North American office in Houston, Texas, home to the Port of Houston, one of the busiest ports in the world. Bahri Logistics (America), which has been operating out of Bahri’s U.S. headquarters in Baltimore since 1992, has further strengthened its presence and position in the Country’s largest breakbulk and general cargo port.

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, Texas, 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.

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 important market.

Bahri Logistics operates state-of-the-art 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.