Jeddah Seaport

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


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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Arab Media Forum: India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor not a threat to Suez Canal, says DP World CEO

Gulf News 27 Sep 2023
Ports were often closed, and the scarcity of empty containers was also a significant challenge ... Its first venture outside the UAE was in Saudi Arabia, winning a concession to operate the South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port ... the ports of Djazair and Djen-Djen since 2009....

Saudi Maritime Congress makes a splash

Arab News 22 Sep 2023
Saudi Arabia and DP World operate the South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, the largest harbor in the Kingdom and a crucial link in the world’s busy “east-west” trade routes through the Red Sea ... Set to be finalized by 2024, the project aims to propel Jeddah Islamic Port to become a global trade and a logistical services hub....

Morocco liberalising the maritime sector and developing modern ports

Seatrade Maritime News 21 Sep 2023
The development of Morocco’s port infrastructure with Tangier Med Port Complex as a role model, was in focus at the opening day of TOC Africa. TOC Africa, part of the world’s leading port and cargo supply chain event series – TOC Worldwide – has enjoyed a successful first day ... Saudi-Moroccan trade jumps thanks to Jeddah Islamic Port....

Saudi Arabia's maritime ambitions with Eng. Essam M. Alammari

Seatrade Maritime News 15 Sep 2023
To do this, the Kingdom has invested in port development, with three of the Kingdom’s portsJeddah Islamic, King Abdullah and King Abdul Aziz Ports all listed in the top 100 ports in the world. Improving our logistic capabilities through port development, efficiency and supply chain resilience to achieve Vision2030 is critical for the Kingdom....

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