The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has 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.
The new service will connect the capital of the Kingdom’s Eastern Province to the ports of Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Khalifa Bin Salman in Bahrain, Hamad in Qatar, and Mundra in India.
The service will run every two weeks on the vessel Green Ace, which has a carrying capacity of 1740 TEU.
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King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam set a new container throughput record in August 2022.
The port handled 199,609 TEU in August, surpassing its previous record set in June 2022 by 11,031 TEU.