Today, Thursday, in Dammam, a new logistics zone will be signed in King Abdulaziz Port with MEDLOG, the logistics arm of the Mediterranean Shipping Company, under the auspices of the Minister of Transport and Logistics and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Ports Authority, Saleh Al-Jasser.
And the General Authority for Ports “Mawani” announced last month the addition of the “Sea Lead” company, the new freight service “FAM” in King Abdulaziz Port, in cooperation with the “Saudi International Ports Company”, the operator of the two container terminals in the port, in a way that contributes to the development and promotion of national exports and serves traffic. Trade and provide additional absorptive capacities for exporters and importers.
This coincided with the launch of the added EJBS service from the Emirates Shipping line, which includes King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam – Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait – Jebel Ali Port in the Emirates – Khalifa bin Salman Port in Bahrain and back to King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam. The time of movement of goods within the ports of the Arabian Gulf.
A few days ago, the General Authority for Ports “Mawani” announced the addition of the “Maersk” company, the new shipping shipping service “Shaheen Express” to King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, which contributes to enhancing trade with the Indian subcontinent and the Arabian Gulf.
The addition of the new shipping shipping service is linked to the Authority’s strategic goal of “improving the maritime navigation network’s connectivity index with international shipping services and shipping lines”, in line with the objectives of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy by consolidating the Kingdom’s position as a global logistics center and a hub connecting three continents.
The service contributes to linking King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam with (3) international ports: “Jebel Ali Port, Mundra Port, and Bibavaf Port” through two ships with a capacity of up to 1,700 standard containers once a week, which contributes to doubling national imports and exports, and increases One of the competitive opportunities between shipping services is the existence of a new option for exporters, importers and shipping agents.
It is noteworthy that King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam witnessed, during the year 2022 AD, the addition of a number of new shipping lines and shipping services, including the “FAM” freight service of the “Sea Lead” company in cooperation with the “Saudi International Ports Company”, the operator of the two container terminals in the port, and the added “EJBS” service. From the “Emirates Shipping Line” shipping line, and the “GIX2” shipping line added by “ALADIN EXPRESS DMCC”.
The port has enhanced its competitiveness and expansion plans by adding the ports of Shanghai and Singapore to the shipping service of the (PIL) company, which supports import and export operations, and confirms its operational efficiency. The port comes in the fourteenth rank in the world in the container port performance index issued by the World Bank for the year 2021 AD, as a result of the continuous development operations and the continuation of the successes, which in turn contributed to enhancing productivity and emphasizing its qualitative logistical capabilities.