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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Drug dealers, smugglers arrested in multiple raids across Saudi Arabia

Arab News 06 Jun 2023
On Tuesday, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority has thwarted three attempts to smuggle 651,909 Captagon and other narcotic pills hidden in consignments that entered Saudi Arabia through different ports ... In another, 356,559 narcotic tablets were found hidden in a consignment of various goods arriving in through Jeddah Islamic Port Customs....

Saudi Arabia stops attempts to smuggle in over 650,000 pills

The New Arab 06 Jun 2023
فيديو . الكاتب السياسي د. نايف الوقاع ... Saudi authorities first stopped the smuggling of 93,750 pills of an unnamed drug which came in through the port town of Duba on the Red Sea. In the second attempt, Jeddah Islamic Port Customs thwarted efforts to smuggle 356,559 pills found hidden within various goods in a container ... .......

Maersk's Al Maha service to call three Saudi ports

Seatrade Maritime News 05 Jun 2023
The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) said that Maersk's new Al Maha service will call at three ports in the Knigdom of Saudi Arabia. Jeddah Islamic Port, King Abdulaziz Port, and Jubail Commercial Port will be included in the new Maersk service, and will be linked to six ports across the Middle East....

Saudi merchandise imports drop 4.9% to $49bn in Q1: GASTAT    

Arab News 01 Jun 2023
Jeddah Islamic Port facilitated SR54.6 billion worth of imports in the first quarter of 2023, reflecting 29.3 percent of the total value during the period ... Together, those five ports accounted for 73.3 percent of the total merchandise imports of the Kingdom in the first quarter of this year....

Jeddah Islamic Port Posts 25% Spike in April Container Throughput

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 25 May 2023
Jeddah Islamic Port has notched a 25.07% hike in total container volumes ......

Jeddah Islamic Port April box throughput jumps 25%

Seatrade Maritime News 24 May 2023
Throughput at Jeddah Islamic Port rose sharply in April, led by an increase in container volumes. Jeddah Islamic Port handled 465,348 teu in April 2023, compared 372,064 teu in April 2022, according to figures from the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani)....

Jeddah Islamic Port marks a 25% spike in April container throughput

Urdu Point 24 May 2023
Jeddah Islamic Port has notched a 25.07% hike in total container volume during April this year, handling around 465,348 TEUs compared to last year's 372,064 TEUs, according to monthly data published by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) ... by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani)....

Mawani displays global Logistics potential at Seatrade Maritime Logistics ME 2023

Urdu Point 24 May 2023
Through their joint booth, attendees were enlightened about Jeddah Islamic Port's premier capabilities as an East-West maritime hub that leads its Red Sea counterparts in cargo, container, and transshipment trade....

Jeddah Islamic Port Reports Significant Surge in Container Throughput, Maritime Traffic

MENA FN 23 May 2023
(MENAFN) Jeddah Islamic Port experienced a significant boost in container throughput during the month of April, with a remarkable 25.07 percent increase, according to an official statement released ... ....

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