King Abdulaziz Port gets Maersk Shaheen Express link


The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has announced the addition of King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam to Maersk’s Shaheen Express shipping service.

This addition is expected to boost trade between the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Subcontinent and broaden the current offerings in the ports sector as envisioned by the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS).

The weekly service links King Abdulaziz Port to major regional hubs such as Jebel Ali, Mundra, and Pipavav aboard the 1,740 TEU BIG DOG.

In October, MAWANI added King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam to its Aladin Express DMCC’s shipping service, Gulf-India Express 2 (GIX2), in a bid to boost global trade connection.

While in November King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam became a port of call to the Far East to Middle East (FAM) shipping service.

The port set a new container throughput record in August 2022, handling 199,609 TEU and surpassing its previous record set in June 2022 by 11,031 TEU.

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