February 28, 2013 – The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) announced a new port destination for its ships. The Port of Jacksonville in the state of Florida is the newest addition to Bahri’s shipping route, and it marks the company’s first stop in the state. Bahri’s other stops include ports in India, Canada, the Mediterranean, the East Coast of the U.S. from New York to Georgia, and Texas. Bahri plans to stop in Jacksonville twice per month. This addition reflects Bahri’s efforts to expand the business after posting considerable growth in 2012 with a 75 percent increase in profits.