Saudi’s Bahri Secures Financing for Five VLCCs

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April 3, 2016

ReutersDUBAI, April 3 (Reuters) – National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had signed a murabaha facility with Riyad Bank valued at 1.425 billion riyals ($380 million) to finance the construction cost of five very large crude carriers.

The facility lasts for a period of 10 years and six months, and includes a maximum two-year grace period, the firm known as Bahri said in the bourse statement.

A murabaha is a cost-plus-profit arrangement which complies with Islamic finance standards.

The exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco last year signed a deal to buy five very large crude tankers from ship builders Hyundai Heavy Industries. ($1 = 3.7500 riyals) (Reporting by Tom Arnold; Editing by David French)

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