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Jeddah Islamic Port receives 3 new cranes to increase container handling

Jeddah Islamic Port, represented by the strategic partner and national operator of the northern container terminal at the port, Red Sea Gate Terminal Company (RSGT), has received three additional modern cranes (STS) that are remotely controlled from ship to quay, which contributes to raising handling rates and enhancing logistics services.

The General Authority for Ports said in a statement today that this comes within the framework of the authority’s strategic direction to strengthen the Saudi port system, increase the productivity rate to 40 million standard containers, and raise the percentage of acquisition of regional transshipment containers to 45% by 2030; In line with the objectives of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services, to establish the Kingdom’s position as a global logistics center and a hub for the convergence of three continents.

She added: With the arrival of the new cranes, the number of cranes operating in the northern container terminal in Jeddah Islamic Port has reached 24 cranes. Within the operation and outsourcing contract concluded by “Mawani” and “RSGT” with an investment value exceeding 6 billion riyals in infrastructure works, station improvements and equipment, which contributes to increasing the annual capacity of the terminal to 8.8 million standard containers, according to the Saudi Press Agency, “SPA”.

The Red Sea Gate Terminal Company aims to enhance its business by raising and qualifying the skills of human cadres through the use of modern cranes, which supports the Saudi port system and consolidates the Kingdom’s growing role in the global logistics services chain.

It is noteworthy that “Mawani” seeks to make the Jeddah Islamic Port among the top 10 leading ports in the world, as it ranks first among the Red Sea ports, the first port for the Kingdom’s exports and imports, and the first re-export point in the Red Sea, with a capacity of 130 million tons, and includes (62) A berth and (4) stations, with a total area of ​​12.5 square kilometers.

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