The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has announced the addition of Jeddah Islamic Port to the East Africa – Red Sea and Red Sea shipping services by shipping line MSC.
The weekly East Africa – Red Sea service will link Jeddah Islamic Port and King Abdullah Port to the trade hubs of Djibouti, Mombasa, and Dar Es Salaam with a transit time of two days, nine days, and 12 days respectively.
The updated services will begin in early March via four vessels with a 2,500 TEU capacity each.
MSC will similarly run its bi-monthly Red Sea service from the ports of Jeddah and King Abdullah to Port Sudan with an estimated transit time of one day aboard a 1000 TEU vessel.
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This announcement comes less than a week after MAWANI and Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry agreed to establish an integrated logistics park at Al Khumrah, south of Jeddah, worth $