King Abdullah Port named second fastest growing port in the world

King Abdullah Port

The King Abdullah Port has ranked second globally in terms of growth according to maritime transport data solution provider Alphaliner.

The port has achieved this result for the second time in four years and has climbed to 73rd in Alphaliner’s List Of The 100 Largest Container Ports In The World.

In 2016, the port was ranked first fastest growing port in the world.

“Intrinsic to King Abdullah Port’s overarching strategy is a firm belief in the importance of achieving consistent, sustainable growth above all,” commented Jay New, Chief Executive Officer of King Abdullah Port.

“As the Kingdom’s newest port facility, establishing ourselves as a world-class trade and logistics hub that delivers long-term value, year upon year, to our stakeholders is what has helped solidify our reputation both regionally and globally.”

“Having been ranked the world’s second growing port for the second time, a recognition we first received in 2018, is a testament to our foresight, steadfastness and dedication to enhancing our operational capabilities on every level.”

© King Abdullah Port via Twitter

The port was recently included in Maersk’s ME4 Westbound service to support Saudi Arabia’s exporters and entered in a partnership with the company to develop petrochemicals hub in the region.

Earlier this year, the port reported a throughput increase during the year 2021, from 2.15 million TEU in 2020 to 2.81 million TEU accounting for a raise of 31 per cent.

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