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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Heart of Arabia explorers complete mammoth 1,300km trek across Saudi Arabia

The National 31 Jan 2023
By Thursday they had made it to Taif, a city of about 700,000 people that is the eastern gateway to the Hejaz region, home to Islam’s two holiest cities, Makkah and Madinah, and the port city of Jeddah ... From there they crossed the Hejazi mountains and descended to the port of Jeddah on the Red Sea....

Jeddah Islamic Port welcomes 3 vessel-to-shore cranes aiming to improve port

MENA FN 30 Jan 2023
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia–s Jeddah Islamic Port has welcomed an additional batch of three vessel-to-shore cranes following attempts to grow working competence of the port, as reported by the Saudi Press ... ....

Jeddah Islamic Port receives 3 ship-to-shore cranes

Arab News 29 Jan 2023
Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Islamic Port has received a new batch of three ship-to-shore cranes amid efforts to boost operational efficiency of the port, the Saudi Press Agency reported ... has added Jeddah Islamic Port to its new India-West Mediterranean route....

Jeddah Islamic Port gets delivery of 3 modern STS cranes

Gulf Daily News 29 Jan 2023
The Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), a strategic partner of Jeddah Islamic Port and the operator of its North Container Terminal, has procured three cutting-edge Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes in its pursuit to supercharge operational efficiency at the world-class hub....

India and Gulf eye common power grid, boosting connectivity

The Siasat Daily 28 Jan 2023
Besides, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will start a liner service from Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Islamic Port ... and Valencia in Spain, Marsaxlokk in Malta, King Abdullah, which is Saudi Arabia’s newly launched port facility, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said....

Saudi Arabia’s Trade Prospects Attract More Carriers

The Maritime Executive 27 Jan 2023
In addition, Jeddah Islamic Port has also been added to an Indamex shipping service, a route jointly operated by Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM ... The first sailing of the service left Jeddah Port on January 11 onboard MV Swansea, a 80,500 dwt vessel that has a carrying capacity of 6,966 TEUs....

Saudi authorities foil attempt to smuggle massive haul of Captagon pills worth millions

Arab News 26 Jan 2023
... King Abdulaziz Port ... Earlier, the Kingdom coordinated with Qatari authorities to thwart an attempt to smuggle over four million amphetamine tablets hidden in a shipment of cattle feed, received at Jeddah Islamic Port....

Saudis and Qataris foil attempt to smuggle 4 million amphetamine pills

Gulf News 26 Jan 2023
Dubai ... The spokesman said the operation was carried out in coordination with the Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority in Jeddah Islamic Ports ... ....

Saudi and Qatari authorities foil attempt to smuggle 4m amphetamine pills into Kingdom

Arab News 25 Jan 2023
Mohammed Al-Nujaidi, spokesperson for the General Directorate of Narcotics Control, said 4,091,250 pills were found hidden in a ......

Saudi Arabia’s oil exports value rises 11.8% in November 2022: GASTAT

Arab News 25 Jan 2023
RIYADH ... In its report, GASTAT noted that the Kingdom’s overall merchandise exports increased 3.6 percent year-on-year in November 2022 ... Jeddah Islamic Sea Port topped the list of ports through which goods reached the Kingdom at a value of SAR16.8 billion, corresponding to 26.8 percent of the total imports .......

Charleston region's industrial market withstands national cooling trend

The Post and Courier 22 Jan 2023
A second container ship service linking the Port of Charleston with the Jeddah Islamic Port in Saudi Arabia started this month, bringing cargo from the busy Middle East seaport to the North Charleston Terminal ... Jeddah Islamic accounts for about three-fourths of the country's seaborne trade and transshipment volumes....

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