The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and Saudi shipping giant Bahri have jointly announced the addition of a new freight service connecting Europe and Asia via Jeddah Islamic Port.
Jeddah Islamic Port is set to welcome the route’s first ship in February 2023.
The new route will help grow Bahri’s shipping network coverage and will also bolster its international supply chains.
Vessels on the new service will set sail from the ports of Bremerhaven, Antwerp, and Montoir in Europe before calling at Jeddah on its way to the Indian port of Ennore, and the Chinese ports of Taicang and Shanghai.
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This announcement comes a year after Mawani and Bahri had sealed an agreement to build a 95,436 metre-squared world-class logistics park as part of the national maritime regulator’s drive to establish more logistics zones within and beyond Saudi ports to empower the Kingdom’s.