Container volumes at Riyadh Dry Port are expected to double with the creation of a new port in Dammam – PSA King Abdul Aziz Sea Port Terminal 2, according to Sheikh Bader Al Suweidan, president & CEO of BAAS International Group (BIG).
Al Suweidan said: “In a relatively short span of time, we have been able to make tremendous progress in upgrading Riyadh Dry Port both in operations as well as in other spheres of its supporting functions. At the first instance we implemented Navis – the world’s leading terminal operating system to run the operations.”
Al Suweidan added: “My goal will be to make a sizable difference to the growth of Riyadh Dry Port thereby contributing to the overall economy of Riyadh Central Province and to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Its future plans include the whole yard to be reconstructed and newer equipment such as RTG cranes and terminal tractors to be commissioned to facilitate the growth.
RiyadhDry Port is the only dry port in Saudi Arabia to handle around 500,000 TEUs annually in 2013.
BIG provides a seamless means of transporting containers from King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam to its consignees in Riyadh. This means handling the container movements in the port, including logistics and transport of empty containers back to the respective shipping lines.