Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has added its shipping service Upper Gulf Express (UGX) shipping service to King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam.
This service will connect Saudi Arabia to the ports of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, contributing to enhancing the position of Saudi ports as regional and international gateways – according to the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI).
The new UGX service will connect King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam with five regional and global ports, including Sohar in Oman, Jebel Ali in the UAE, Hamad in Qatar, Shuwaikh in Kuwait, and Umm Qasr in Iraq.
Regular weekly trips using two ships with a capacity of 1,015 TEU will facilitate this connectivity. The service is set to launch on 25 January 2024.
King Abdul Aziz Port offers 43 fully serviced and equipped berths capable of handling large vessels, along with comprehensive operational services and modern equipment. With a capacity of 105 million tonnes of goods and containers, it can handle various types of cargo.
More recently, MAWANI and MELDOG, the logistics arm of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), invested a value exceeding 150 million riyals ($40 million) to the integrated Logistics Park at Dammam’s King Abdulaziz Port.