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Jeddah Islamic Port Witnesses in October 2023 the Highest Monthly Handling in its History: 511,348 TEU

Riyadh, Jeddah Islamic Port achieved a significant milestone and set a new monthly record in October 2023, having handled an impressive 511,348 TEUs, according to a press release.

This accomplishment underscores not only the port’s critical role in regional and global trade, the press release said, but also its key position in transshipment trade, container handling, and goods movement along the strategic Red Sea coast.

It is also a testament to the relentless efforts of the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector, enhance operational efficiency, and increase container throughput, all actions that align with the national strategy for transport and logistics services, which aims to reinforce the Kingdom’s standing as a global logistics hub connecting three continents.

The record is also due to the successful collaboration between Mawani and its strategic partners, the press release added. Numerous joint projects and agreements have been initiated to enhance infrastructure and upgrade the container terminals. Initiatives include the establishment of new docks with larger depths, deepening approach channels, turning basins and sea lanes, and equipping them with modern, automated, and environment-friendly equipment. All these concerted efforts aim to catapult Jeddah Islamic Port into the elite list of the world’s top 10 ports, said the release.

The October achievement surpassed the record set by Jeddah Islamic Port in July 2023 when it handled 491,197 standard containers.

In addition to setting new records, the port has also been the recipient of several international accolades. These include the Advanced Port Infrastructure Award at the Landmarks of Logistics 2023, the Port of the Year award at the Logistics and Transport Awards ceremony in the UAE in 2023, and the Best Port award at the 2022 International Green Shipping Summit Awards in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Source: Saudi Press Agency