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Bunge, Bahri form ocean freight JV In Middle East

February 22, 2017
Consumer Packaged Goods

Bunge Limited, a global agribusiness and food company, announced Wednesday that its unit Koninklijke Bunge B.V. has signed definitive agreements with Bahri Dry Bulk Co. or BDB, a unit of Saudi Arabia-based Bahri Group.

The companies will form a joint venture to establish an ocean freight supplier for dry bulk import and export flows in and out of the Middle East region. Financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

The JV, which will operate under the name Bunge Bahri Dry Bulk Ltd., will provide exclusive freight transportation services to regional and other international customers.

The JV, which will be financed pro rata by BDB and Bunge, will charter and commercially operate SUPRAMAX and/or PANAMAX initially from the fleet currently owned or managed by BDB and subsequently from third parties.

Source: RTT News

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