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.

Latest News for: Jeddah islamic port


Bahri Lays Cornerstone for Logistics Center at Jeddah Islamic Port

MENA FN 25 Feb 2024
(MENAFN - TRACCS) Jeddah, KSA19 February 2024. In the presence of H.E. Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistics Services and Chairman of the Saudi Ports Authority, the ... ....

Construction starts on Jeddah Islamic Port facility

MEED 19 Feb 2024
The construction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2025 ... ....

New Jeddah port terminal achieves increased handling capacity

GDN Online 16 Feb 2024
The development of Jeddah Islamic Port’s North Container Terminal is included in the build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract signed between the Saudi Ports Authority and the Red Sea Gateway Terminal, aligning with the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS) to make Jeddah Islamic Port a world-class leader....

Red Sea Tensions Threaten Saudi Mega-Project

Beijing News 10 Feb 2024
The highly secured gates of Jeddah Islamic Port ... The Houthi-related insecurity has contributed to noticeably heightened security around the Jeddah Islamic Port, according to residents such as Khalid Ali, a Yemeni national with three decades of work experience in the Saudi city....

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