RIYADH: Bahri is transporting the first chemical shipment from Aramco Trading Company (ATC), a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco.
The cargo is being transported on board NCC Amal, a 45,000 dwt Bahri chemical tanker which left Saudi Arabia’s Port of Rabigh, heading to China.
The shipment, which contains 25,000 metric tonnes of paraxylene (PX) and 20,000 metric tonnes of monoethylene glycol (MEG), marks the completion of Phase II of the Petro Rabigh Company (PRC) project, Bahri said.
NCC Amal is carrying MEG in addition to the first PX cargo, which will be sold during its turnaround to PX consumers through S-OIL, a company 63.4% owned by Saudi Aramco.
The 52,590 cbm NCC Amal is part of Bahri’s fleet of 36 chemical/product carriers. In partnership with United Arab Chemical Carriers, Bahri Chemicals owns and operates medium-range chemical tankers which have a total capacity of 1.3 million dwt.
Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said, “Bahri enjoys a long-standing relationship with Aramco Trading Company and Petro Rabigh Company, and the completion of the Phase II of the PRC project initiated by ATC, PRC, and Bahri Chemicals, represents the success of our sustained partnership with these two leading industry players. We look forward to transporting more chemicals cargo for our clients and partners, and further strengthening our position in this important sector.”