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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Port has achieved new heights in container handling in 2018 after showing a 45% increase during the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2017.
Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, confirmed that the substantial increase would play an important role in promoting King Abdullah Port as a logistics hub strategically located on the Red Sea.
King Abdullah Port is working towards the logistics goals of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia's Vision for its future development, which includes linking the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe by offering ‘state-of-the-art’ services and infrastructure to service international shipping lines and facilitate transshipment services as well as imports and exports.
King Abdullah Port landed the eighth spot among the world’s fastest-growing ports for 2017, according to shipping data analyst Alphaliner.
The new ranking comes after King Abdullah Port had previously announced a 21% increase in its annual throughput in 2017, making it the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling.
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King Abdullah Port moved up to 87th place among the world’s 100 biggest container ports for 2017, after ranking 98th in 2016.
The port features the world’s deepest 18-meter water berths and highly technical processing facilities.
Its container terminals also feature the largest cranes in the world, with a span of 25 containers and a capacity of 65 tons, enabling the port to serve the largest containerships in operation.
King Abdullah Port is the first privately owned, developed and operated port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The container port is one of the world’s top 100 ports after less than four years of operation.
Eight of the largest shipping lines operate at the port.