Saudi's Bahri says secures 1.43 bln riyal Islamic loan for five VLCCs

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DUBAI: National Shipping Company ofSaudi Arabia said on Sunday it had signed a murabahafacility with Riyad Bank valued at 1.425 billionriyals ($380 million) to finance the construction cost of fivevery large crude carriers.

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

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

The exclusive oil-shipper for Saudi Aramco last year signeda deal to buy five very large crude tankers from ship buildersHyundai Heavy Industries.


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