Mawani Scores 231.7 Points in UNCTAD’s Q2 2024

The General Ports Authority “Mawani”, recorded 231.7 points in the maritime navigation network connectivity index, in the “UNCTAD” report issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, during the second quarter of 2024.

Infrastructure Developments

In 2024, infrastructure development at the Kingdom’s ports continued. The Red Sea Gateway Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port’s northern part was completed with a one billion riyal investment. Also, the port deepened its northwestern approach channel to 18.5 meters from 17 meters, and the northwestern circulation basin to 18.5 meters from 16.5 meters. The channel measures 300 meters wide and 3,000 meters long, while the basin is 700 meters in diameter. These upgrades aim to enhance regional and global trade competitiveness.

Under commercial support contracts with the Saudi International Ports Company totaling 7 billion riyals, King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam received 6 coastal and bridge cranes. This investment aims to enhance infrastructure, improve operational efficiency, and facilitate the handling of large ships.

Mawani in Cooperation with NCP Launch EOI for Marine Services at (8) Saudi Ports

“Mawani” has established a strategic partnership with several international shipping lines, introducing 14 new shipping services in 2024 at Jeddah Islamic Port, King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, and Jubail Commercial Port. Moreover, this initiative aims to improve connections between Saudi ports and ports in the East and West.

Mawani’s Collaborative Initiatives with MEDLOG

Mawani continues to exert efforts to establish logistics areas. In Jeddah Islamic Port, a logistics area worth 175 million riyals was established with MEDLOG, the logistics arm of MSC. Additionally, a logistics center spanning 95,436 square meters for Bahri and an integrated logistics area of 415,000 square meters, with an investment exceeding 500 million riyals, were launched in cooperation with Dubai World Group.

Mawani’s infrastructure development efforts in the Kingdom’s ports have earned international recognition. Additionally, the authority received the “Distinguished Infrastructure” and “Best Contribution to Developing Economic Infrastructure” awards.

Mawani Launch First Direct Shipping Line Connecting Dubai and Egypt Through Jeddah

Furthermore, the ShipTek Awards honored King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam with the “Port of the Year” award at its nineteenth edition in 2024, held in Al-Khobar.


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