Jeddah Islamic Port has boosted trade with Morocco through deploying six new shipping lines and services.
The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) wrote that the routes have resulted in a 117 per cent growth in trade volumes.
Jeddah Islamic Port, handling nearly 5 million TEU in 2021, is a key transport node towards Moroccan ports.
The port hosts four terminals and 62 multipurpose berths with depths ranging from 7.5 meters to 18 metres, and an annual throughput capacity of 130 million tons.
Earlier today, P&O Maritime Logistics announced it will launch a new container route using Multi-Carrying Vessels (MCVs) across the Red Sea. In partnership with Unifeeder, P&O Maritime Logistics (both firms owned by DP World) will increase connectivity across the Red Sea between Port of Jeddah and Port Sudan.
According to the second edition of the Global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI), developed by World Bank and S&P Global Market Intelligence, ports in the Middle East were named some of the most efficient ports in the world.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port topped the rankings in 2021 with Port Salalah in Oman, Hamad Port in Qatar, and Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi closely following.