Red Sea Gateway Terminal completes 6 million TEU expansion

Mawani completes RSGT at Jeddah Islamic Port

The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has announced the completion of the Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) development at Jeddah Islamic Port, leading to an increase in its capacity.

The completion of development works in Jeddah Islamic Port’s North Container Terminal, in cooperation with RSGT involved investments amounting to 1 billion riyals ($266.6 million).

The development is expected to enhance the operational capabilities of the port, increase its capacity, and raise the efficiency of logistics services.

Red Sea Gateway Terminal CEO, Jens Floe, stated that this achievement reflects the strategic partnership between MAWANI and RSGT.

He confirmed the completion of integration work within a period not exceeding three years, contributing to increasing the terminal’s area from 700,000 square metres to 1.5 million square metres, and increasing the terminal handling capacity from 2.5 million TEU to 6.2 million TEU.

The development works included renovating all buildings at the terminal, inauguring an advanced control room equipped with the latest technologies, and establishing automated main gates for trucks entering and exiting the terminal with a larger capacity and an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature.

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Moreover, the rehabilitation of the infrastructure, covering more than 1.5 million square metres and 11 berths of 2,600 metres equipped with 24 Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, along with the completion of the deepening project, has expanded the northern channel of the Red Sea Gateway Terminal to welcome giant ships with a draft of up to 17 metres.

The development of Jeddah Islamic Port’s North Container Terminal is included in the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract signed between MAWANI and the Red Sea Gateway Terminal.

In October 2023, MAWANI and the General Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to raise the level of planning for joint works.

Earlier this year, MAWANI announced a 12.07 per cent increase in container handling across the ports under its management in 2023.

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