February 1, 2023

The Mawani Ports Authority announced the arrival of the first road freighter belonging to the Grimaldi Lines shipping line at the King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam by the MSC Cristiana from China’s MCID port. , with 4250 vehicles on board.

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This development is a continuation of Mawani’s strategic goal, which is to improve the maritime navigation network connectivity index with global shipping lines, improve competitiveness and expand the presence of Saudi ports at the international level, in addition to supporting the national economy. development of exports and imports, as well as the development of business with the world in accordance with the objectives of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services to strengthen the position of the Kingdom as a global logistics center and a hub connecting 3 continents.

The King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam is a promising investment destination given its local connectivity to Riyadh Dry Port, King Fahd Industrial Port and Jubail Commercial Port in Jubail Industrial City, as well as a number of other sites located on the SAR network, increasing This is a competitive advantage due to the development of freight and unloading services.

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The Saudi Port ranks 14th in the world in the 2021 Container Port Efficiency Index due to its quality operational and logistical capabilities, as evidenced by its berths reaching 43 fully serviced and equipped, making giant ships possible.

The ports recently announced the addition of a number of new transport services at the King Abdulaziz Port of Dammam, including an EJBS service added by Emirates Shipping Line and a FAM service added by Sea Lead in collaboration with Saudi International Ports Company. two container terminals in the port, as well as the “GIX2” service added by “ALADIN EXPRESS DMCC”.

The port has increased its competitiveness and expansion plans by adding the ports of Shanghai and Singapore to the PIL delivery service, which will strengthen its position and connection with the ports of the East, as well as increase its market share due to ships passing along the Persian Gulf coast.

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