King Abdulaziz Port Dammam breaks June container throughput record


King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam has set a new container throughput record by handling 188,578 TEU during June 2022.

Managed and operated by Saudi Global Ports (SGP), Kund Abdulaziz Port surpassed the previous record set in 2015 by 867 TEU.

The  performance comes on the back of soaring import and export volumes, which boosted the port’s productivity, the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) wrote in its release.

The Dammam-based port had re-engineered its transshipment handling processes during 2021 alongside launching new transshipment services to connect with ports in the GCC and East Asia. These initiatives brought about a 142.72 per cent growth in transshipments compared to the previous year.

The port is currently working on upgrading the 19 sq. km. port to offer world-class services across its 43 berths that are capable of receiving giant vessels and handling up to 105 million tons annually.

Connected by rail to Riyadh’s Dry Port, King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam can process all kinds of cargo.

It is also home to a container terminal, two general cargo terminals, ancillary terminals, and a ship repair yard that includes two floating docks capable of accommodating vessels up to 215 metres long.​

Earlier this month SGP and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC) signed an agreement to roll out three new quay cranes at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.

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