Saudi Ports signs 2 contracts to develop Jeddah Islamic Port

The Saudi Ports Authority signed two important contracts with Leaders of Modern Construction Co., Ltd., in partnership with the Saudi Huta Heger Field Company, and the Projects for Marine Services Company.


The value of the contract exceeded 640 million riyals, to deepen and establish new berths in Jeddah Islamic Port.


This comes within the framework of Mawani’s initiatives to enhance the progress of the maritime transport and logistics sector, and to launch enabling factors by directing more than 160 projects.



The contract aims to consolidate the position of Jeddah Islamic Port as a leading logistics platform, through the implementation of the project to deepen the approach channels, the circulation basin, sea lanes, and the southern terminal basin.


This development facilitates the reception of giant container ships whose tonnage reaches 24,000 standard containers, contributes to increasing the port’s competitiveness, and attracts more international shipping lines.


Under the contract, new berths will be constructed with a design depth of 16 meters for berths (from 26 to 31), and a length of 1100 meters in the multi-goods terminal.



This aims to find new berths to accommodate large bulk grain carriers, and to develop the port infrastructure to receive larger ships that cover the needs of the local market.



It is noteworthy that Saudi ports are one of the most vital economic and trade tributaries, and play a pivotal role in developing local, regional and international trade.


 This has made it the leading place among 370 international ports, with King Abdullah Port ranked first.


Jeddah Islamic Port ranked eighth globally, while King Abdulaziz Port ranked fourteenth in the World Bank’s 2021 Container Ports Performance Efficiency Index.



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