Jeddah Seaport

Jeddah Islamic port has an excellent location in the middle of the international shipping route between east and west.

Overview

The port lies on the Red Sea coast at latitude 21° 28' north and longitude 39° 10' east. It is the Saudi's principal port serving the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The port serves the commercial centers through which 59% of the Saudi's imports by sea are being handled. The importance of Jeddah Port increased and reached its maximum limit when Saudi Arabia was developing into a modern country.

The Port was established in September 1976, whereupon it started developing its facilities. The port has expanded from a modest 10 operational berths in 1976 to the 58 berths of international standard in service today.

Jeddah Islamic Port is a congestion free harbor. It occupies an area of 10.5 square kilometers and its deep water quays provide an overall berthing length of 11.2 kilometers with a maximum draft of 16 metres.

The port can accommodate the latest generation of large container vessels with a capacity of 6500 TEUs.

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Saudi ports authority signs about $240mn of deals

Gulf Daily News 29 Sep 2022
... of a logistics park at Jeddah Islamic Port, SPA added....
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MAWANI achieves 14% increase in container volume this year

Arab News 28 Sep 2022
Meanwhile, MAWANI signed agreements to establish five logistic zones in Jeddah Islamic Port with an investment value of nearly SR2 billion ($531 million), the head of Saudi Ports Authority, Omar Al-Hariri said....
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Saudi ports authority signs about $240 mln of deals, says state news agency

Reuters 28 Sep 2022
The deals include projects such as establishment of a logistics park at Jeddah Islamic Port, SPA added....
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Saudi Arabia's non-oil exports increase by 26.4% to $7bn in July: GASTAT

Arab News 21 Sep 2022
RIYADH ... The Kingdom’s non-oil exports were driven by chemical and allied industries that accounted for 35.9 percent of non-oil merchandise exports in July, GASTAT report stated ... During this time, Saudi imports mainly came through the Jeddah Islamic Port, with other major ports being Dammam and Riyadh .......

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