Saudi Arabian ro-ro vessels will regularly call at the Port of Gdansk

The Bahri Jeddah vessel berthed at the quay. Photo: Port of Gdańsk
The Bahri Jeddah ro-ro ship berthed at the quay.
Photo: Port of Gdańsk

The Port of Gdansk’s network of regular maritime connections was enriched by yet another link, this time of the Ro-Ro type, operated by Bahri (The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia).

The company’s decision to include the Port of Gdansk in its network of regular shipping links is closely connected, among others, with the performance of a big, several-year contract for the delivery of tanks signed by one of Poland’s leading manufacturers of railway cars and a Saudi railway operator.

The railway cars while being loaded onto the ro-ro vessel. Photo: Port of Gdańsk
The railway cars while being loaded onto the ro-ro vessel.
Photo: Port of Gdańsk

The tanks are delivered from the south of Poland to the Port of Gdansk by rail and then rolled directly onto specialist roll trailers, on which they are loaded onto the ship. The transshipment operations are carried out by the Port Gdanski Eksploatacja (Port of Gdansk Cargo Logistics SA) company, and ship agency services are provided by Wilhelmsen Ships.

Bahri’s Ro-Ro vessels are now scheduled to visit the port regularly, adding it to the company’s network of European ports, including Hamburg, Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, and Bilbao. The shipping firm expects to provide regular calls at the port at least once a month on the Dammam – Jebel Ali – Djibouti – Jeddah – Bilbao – Hamburg – Gdansk – Antwerp – Tilbury route.

Bahri expects to provide regular calls at the port at least once a month on the Dammam – Jebel Ali – Djibouti – Jeddah – Bilbao – Hamburg – Gdansk – Antwerp – Tilbury route.  The new ocean line also provides a real chance of increasing the participation of the Ro-Ro type of transshipments in the port’s cargo structure.

GL, rel (Port of Gdańsk)

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