The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has announced the addition of King Abdulaziz Port to the newly launched India-Saudi-Iraq (ISI) shipping service operated by Singapore-based, Bengal Tiger Line (BTL).
The ISI service links the Dammam-based hub to the Indian port of Mundra and the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr aboard a 929 TEU vessel.
With an infrastructure spanning 19 square kilometres, alongside a host of integrated logistics capabilities, the Dammam-based hub was ranked 14th in the World Bank’s Container Port Performance Index for 2021.
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A total of five cargo services linking Saudi Arabia to 43 global hubs were added to the rosters of Jeddah Islamic Port, King Abdulaziz Port, and Jubail Commercial Port during January 2023.
This announcement comes more than two weeks after MAWANI and Saudi shipping giant, Bahri, jointly announced the addition of a new freight service connecting Europe and Asia via Jeddah Islamic Port.
More recently, MAWANI and Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry agreed to establish an integrated logistics park at Al Khumrah, south of Jeddah.