King Abdullah Port to reign over port kingdom?


King Abdullah Port, owned and developed by Ports Development Company, is set to become one of the major ports in the world if the port continues to grow at a steady pace.

According to the Saudi Gazette, a new berth has recently been constructed at the port that adheres to the highest international standards and is expected to enhance the port’s overall performance and contribute to receiving more ships and containers.

Managing director and engineer of Ports Development Company Abdullah Bin Mohamed Hameedaddin, said: “The third berth is considered one of the important developmental stages at King Abdullah Port; while operating it will accumulate a total length of 1,150m in berth size with and a depth of 18m, which will contribute to the major increase in the port’s container storage capacity, reaching more than 1.6 million containers per year.

“In addition, the berth is equipped with enormous cranes to handle containers in addition to grand storage space for major import and export activities that come into King Abdullah Port from global ports.”

In the long-term, Ports Development Company aims to position King Abdullah Port as an example of world-class excellence in the port industry for providing public and private-sector users with long-term benefits.

King Abdullah Port to reign over port kingdom? (Source: Arab News)

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