Jeddah Islamic Port enjoys monthly container record

Jeddah Islamic Port records monthly container record

Jeddah Islamic Port has registered its highest container throughput in a month by processing 473,676 TEU in June 2023.

This reflects a 16 per cent surge over 406,913 TEU recorded in June 2022.

The operational achievement comes amid large-scale development plans implemented by the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) to upgrade and expand the Red Sea hub.

These plans also include a SAR9 billion ($2.4 billion) concession with DP World to upgrade capacity at the South Container Terminal to 13 million TEU.

The first half of 2023 saw major shipping liners add Jeddah to eight cargo services, providing maritime connections to 260 ports across the Middle East, Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the Indian Subcontinent.

READ: Jeddah Islamic Port throughput soars 25 per cent in April

With a strategic location along the East-West trade route, Jeddah Islamic Port holds 62 multipurpose berths.

Last year alone saw 56 million tonnes of cargo, 5 million TEU of containers, and 3 million TEU of transshipments pass through the Kingdom’s busiest port.

Earlier this year, Jeddah Islamic Port received three new Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes to improve operational efficiency at its North Container Terminal.

More recently, Jeddah Islamic Port announced it is reducing its carbon footprint by cutting back on crane activity and truck turnaround times, with the aim of reducing emissions by 1,046 tonnes in 2023.

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