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Saudi Arabia announces new shipping service connecting Jubail Port with 11 international ports
With a typical carrying capacity of 8,000 twenty-five equivalent units, the service will operate five vessels.
The Kingdom’s Jubail Commercial Port now connects with Turkey, the Indian Subcontinent, Africa, and the Middle East, adding yet another trade link from a major shipping line to the Kingdom’s port system, according to the Saudi Ports Authority, commonly known as Mawani.
With weekly sailings to Middle Eastern ports like Khalifa, Jebel Ali, Hamad, Karachi, Mundra, Hazira, Alexandria, Tekirdag, Aliaga, Mersin, and King Abdullah, the new service, which the Mediterranean Shipping Co. will run, would link Jubail Port with 11 other ports across the world. The service will operate five vessels with a typical carrying capacity of 8,000 twenty-five equivalent units.
In line with the goals of the Kingdom’s National Transport and Logistics Strategy, the most recent route will establish Jubail Port as a competitive hub and present a plethora of value-added options for importers and exporters.
The Jubail Commercial Port serves as a point of entry for regional businesses to sell their goods to international markets, promoting Saudi Arabia’s foreign commerce and economic expansion.
Due to the Kingdom’s advantageous location at the intersection of three continents, top shipping lines are expected to establish new commercial ties with Saudi Arabia through its ports sector, according to Mawani.
Mawani and MSC’s MEDLOG also reached a deal last week to create King Abdulaziz Port’s first-ever integrated logistics park and re-export zone with an investment of more than $26 million.
Meanwhile, another shipping line from India to the East Mediterranean began operating this week, connecting Qatar’s Hamad port with other international ports like Jubail Commercial Port.
Mawani has established collaborations worth more than $500 million with national and worldwide powerhouses over the past two years to build six sophisticated logistics parks that have the potential to generate more than 6,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.
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