Major Increase in Critical Goods Handling at King Abdullah Port A solid proof of Port’s operational capabilities to serve Saudi business sectors’ varying needs

King Abdullah Economic City, September 2020: Amidst the challenges of COVID-19, King Abdullah Port has ensured uninterrupted services, playing its active role in facilitating the smooth flow of the logistics chain for essential commodities. The Port’s world-class infrastructure with mega capacity combined with its highly efficient operation capabilities enabled a significant increase of 72% in handling pharmaceutical and medical supplies during the first eight months of 2020. This further testifies the readiness of Port’s infrastructure and operational capabilities to meet the needs of varied business sectors.

Pharmaceutical and medical supplies are areas of particular focus at King Abdullah Port, as more than adequate refrigerated storage facilities have been installed with high efficiency. The supplies imported to the Kingdom through the Port included medicines, which require specialized and highly efficient cooling mechanisms, and air filters for respiratory devices, among others. The remarkable increase in the handling of containers signifies King Abdullah Port’s enhanced efforts and its tremendous contribution towards achieving the goals of Vison2030.

As part of its community-driven endeavors, King Abdullah Port allowed importers to continue benefiting from round-the-clock cargo clearance services without any disruptions, in cooperation with government agencies including Saudi Customs, SFDA, Border Guards and others operating under the regulatory frameworks of the Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority, which contributed to facilitating product clearance procedures easily and effectively. As result, the Port has seen a substantial improvement in the satisfaction level of its customers across various industries as reflected in the growth of cargo handling volume. 

The port continues to operate maintaining the highest level of health and safety standards in compliance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health (MOH). Necessary preventive measures have been taken in cooperation with MOH to ensure the health and safety of all port staff and visitors while maintaining high level of efficiency.

To reduce direct contact and avoid the spread of COVID-19, King Abdullah Port relied on activating e-operations during this period while maintaining the efficiency of the product clearance process. King Abdullah Port took appropriate measures to respond to any vessel with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases while ensuring risk-free vessel operations. It mandated shipping agents to send all required information to the ministry 24 hours before the vessel’s arrival to ensure the implementation of all necessary medical examinations and precautionary measures if necessary.

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the first port in the region to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the world’s fastest-growing container ports and one of the 100 largest ports globally after less than four years of operation. Further, 10 of the world’s largest shipping lines work at the Port, which currently has a capacity of 6.5 million TEU, to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. King Abdullah Port’s development plan is progressing at a steady pace and it is set to consolidate its place among the leading ports worldwide. Located in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), which is a modern city with a pro-business ecosystem and infrastructure, the Ports advanced facilities and proximity to the KAEC’s Industrial Valley provide world-class logistics support for clients and enable them to achieve their desired growth.

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About King Abdullah Port

Strategically located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port is the Middle East’s first privately owned, developed and operated port. Occupying an area of 17.4 km2, and enjoying close proximity to the key Saudi cities of Jeddah, Holy Makkah, Al Madinah and Yanbu, as well as its direct access to extensive transportation networks that facilitates the cargo transport through the kingdom and the rest of the region, the port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once fully completed, King Abdullah Port will be capable of handling 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million tons of clean bulk cargo annually.

With state-of-the-art infrastructure and processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-m berths, multi-level expanding operations, in addition to a fully-integrated Port Community System, the Smart Gate system and multipurpose bonded and re-export zones, King Abdullah Port reflects the important role of the private sector in realizing Vision 2030.

KING ABDULLAH PORT NOW AT HEART OF TWO NEW SHIPPING ROUTES LINKING EAST AND WEST New shipping routes are among world’s fastest

King Abdullah Economic City, August 2020: Leading international maritime shipping companies Maersk and MSC have chosen King Abdullah Port as a logistics station on the Red Sea for the two new shipping routes launched by both companies. The choice confirms the importance of the port’s location as a link between the East and the West and its potential to play a prominent role in supporting the international shipping industry and trade exchange between the world’s continents.

The first shipping route, Maersk TP17 / MSC Americas, connects East Asia (China and Singapore) with the eastern coast of the United States and passes through King Abdullah Port. It is one of the fastest shipping routes linking the East and the West through the Red Sea. The second shipping route, Maersk AE15 / MSC Tiger, which is also one of the fastest shipping routes, begins from East Asia (South Korea, China and Singapore) and passes through King Abdullah Port to reach the ports of Turkey and Greece, which are considered the southeastern gateway to Europe. This confirms the transformation of King Abdullah Port – which became the second-largest container port in the Kingdom within five years of operation – into a major hub for global trade through the main shipping route between the East and the West.

King Abdullah Port features an advanced infrastructure that places it among the world’s leading ports, in addition to its strategic location on one of the most important global maritime shipping routes, making it a link connecting Asia, Europe, and Africa to each other as well as to other continents. King Abdullah Port was built according to the latest specifications with state-of-the-art equipment, including the world’s deepest 18-m berths, which enable it to serve giant container ships.

In addition to its role in ensuring global shipping continuity due to its strategic location and access to a network of highways reaching main cities such as Jeddah, Yanbu, Holy Makkah, and Al Madinah, the port continues to operate at the local level. The readiness of operations and services in stations and terminals has been enhanced to receive different goods, particularly food, medication, and medical equipment, to ensure the availability of consumer needs in Saudi Arabia as Kingdom continues to take comprehensive preventative measures to protect its citizens and residents from COVID-19.

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the first port in the region to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the world’s fastest-growing container port and one of the 100 largest ports globally after less than four years of operation. Further, 10 of the largest shipping lines work at the Port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. King Abdullah Port’s development plan is progressing at a steady pace and it is set to consolidate its place among the leading ports worldwide. Its advanced facilities and proximity to a bonded and re-export zone and logistics park provide world-class logistics support for clients and enable them to achieve their desired growth.

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About King Abdullah Port

Strategically located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port is the Middle East’s first privately owned, developed and operated port. Occupying an area of 17.4 km2, and enjoying close proximity to the key Saudi cities of Jeddah, Holy Makkah, Al Madinah and Yanbu, as well as its direct access to extensive transportation networks that facilitate the cargo transport through the Kingdom and the rest of the region, the port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once fully completed, King Abdullah Port will be capable of handling 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million tons of clean bulk cargo annually.

With state-of-the-art infrastructure and processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-m berths, multi-level expanding operations, in addition to a fully-integrated Port Community System, the Smart Gate system and multipurpose bonded and re-export zones, King Abdullah Port reflects the important role of the private sector in realizing Vision 2030.

KING ABDULLAH PORT CELEBRATES KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM MIRAS PROGRAM




King Abdullah Economic City, July 2020: King Abdullah Port recently organized a ceremony for the students of the Faculty of Maritime Studies at King Abdulaziz University who graduated from the Miras training program conducted by the port. The ceremony was held at the premises of the Ports Development Company, the owner and developer of King Abdullah Port. The students had enrolled in Miras in the last quarter of 2019, and the program included five main pillars including ports’ commercial and business development, marine management, information technology in ports, operations, and facility management.
The ceremony was attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Maritime Studies Dr. Hattan A. Timraz, who was accompanied by several officials and members of the faculty’s administration. Representatives from the Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority and the Saudi Customs were also in attendance, in addition to officials from King Abdullah Port and the 14 graduating students.
Addressing the gathering, Harbor Master at King Abdullah Port Captain Assem Ashary said: “As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the goals of Vision 2030 in building indigenous capabilities, we attach great importance to the creation of a high-quality national talent pool. Our strong desire to support Saudi youth in skill development is reflected in various initiatives that we have launched in cooperation with universities such as the Miras training program and the Sea Captain Day for The World Academy students. We also conduct local, regional, and global training programs for our employees in various areas such as information technology, engineering, and system development to prepare and empower national talents that contribute to the Kingdom’s advancement and enhance its competitiveness in the fields of maritime trade and logistics, which are at the heart of the objectives of Vision 2030.”
For his part, Dr. Timraz applauded the fruitful cooperation between the university and King Abdullah Port, praising the port’s meaningful initiatives and training programs targeting Saudi youth. “The comprehensive training program enriched the students’ skills in several maritime disciplines in accordance with the latest programs. It also helped the students to gain hands-on experience and a deep understanding of diverse port operations, thereby enhancing their knowledge in their specializations. Through this partnership, we will continue to work on utilizing the capabilities and programs of the port in support of the future of our students,” he said.
Dr. Ayman F. Alghanmi, the faculty’s Ports and Maritime Transport Department Supervisor, said: “The training program achieved the desired goals and benefited the students by providing them with the expertise, skills, and knowledge necessary in practical practices and future fields of work in various port sectors, as field training has an effective role in linking theoretical and practical side; this had a positive impact on the students’ scientific performance.”
Muhammad Ka’bi, one of the students participating in Miras, thanked the faculty’s administration and King Abdullah Port for the fruitful collaboration that “allowed students to undergo the professional experience and practice and apply what they studied in real life. This helped us to get closely acquainted with our future careers in ports and maritime trade, a field more relevant now than ever before due to Vision 2030, which we seek to exemplify with the ambitious generation that contributes to achieving its individual and collective goals.”
At the end of the ceremony, the 14 students received certificates and took photos with the participating guests.
Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the first port in the region to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as one of the world’s fastest-growing container ports and one of the 100 largest ports globally within the first four years of operation. Further, 10 of the largest shipping lines work at the Port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. King Abdullah Port’s development plan is progressing at a steady pace and it is set to consolidate its place among the leading ports worldwide. Its advanced facilities and proximity to the upcoming bonded and re-export zone and a logistics park provide world-class logistics support for clients and enable them to achieve their desired growth.
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About King Abdullah Port
Strategically located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port is the Middle East’s first privately owned, developed and operated port. Occupying an area of 17.4 km2, and enjoying close proximity to the key Saudi cities of Jeddah, Holy Makkah, Al Madinah and Yanbu, as well as its direct access to extensive transportation networks that facilitates the cargo transport through the kingdom and the rest of the region, the port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once fully completed, King Abdullah Port will be capable of handling 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million tons of clean bulk cargo annually.
With state-of-the-art infrastructure and processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-m berths, multi-level expanding operations, in addition to a fully-integrated Port Community System, the Smart Gate system and multipurpose bonded and re-export zones, King Abdullah Port reflects the important role of the private sector in realizing Vision 2030.
realizing Vision 2030.

KING ABDULLAH PORT WELCOMES WORLD’S LARGEST CONTAINER SHIPS-18-METER DEEP WATER BERTHS EQUIPPED TO RECEIVE SUPER-SIZED CONTAINER SHIPS EFFICIENTLY

King Abdullah Economic City, June 2020: Marking their first voyage to Saudi Arabia, mega container ships MSC Gulsun, MSC Mia and MSC Sixin recently docked at King Abdullah Port in the same week. The maiden calls from the three vessels, among the world’s largest container ships, were received and handled efficiently utilizing the Port’s mega infrastructure and most modern highest capacity equipment.

The ultra-large container ships are classified among the largest class of container vessels in the world, with MSC Gulsun and MSC Mia  having an operating capacity of 23,756 TEU and a draft of 16.5 meters, while MSC Sixin has a capacity of 23,656 TEU and a draft of 16.5 meters. The three vessels have been designed following strict environmental criteria, leading to a significant reduction in CO2 for each container transported with respect to the average of the container ships currently in service.

The arrival of such large vessels in one week is a testimony to King Abdullah Port’s capability to serve giant container ships. With its 18-meter deep water berths, the Port is classified among the world’s deepest ports and also is the deepest on the Red Sea.

Meanwhile, Maersk Havana with a requirement of draft on arrival of 16.4 meters also docked at King Abdullah Port in the same week when the three MSC vessels berthed.

The port’s state-of-the-art marine infrastructure and equipment as well as massive storage yard enable it to efficiently handle vessels of any size. King Abdullah Port delivers highest level of productivity and efficiency with average vessel turnaround time of less than 15 hours as it is equipped with the world’s largest and most advanced cranes packed with latest technologies, featuring a lifting capacity of up to 65 tons and the ability to handle 25 container rows.

Located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port with its strategic location on one of the most important global maritime shipping routes, making it an ideal link connecting Asia, Europe, and Africa to each other as well as to other continents. The landmark achievement also confirms the port’s transformation into a major hub for global trade through the main shipping route between the East and the West. It became the second-largest container port in the Kingdom within five years of operation and its annual capacity has reached 5.5 million TEU.

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the first port in the region to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the world’s one of the fastest-growing container port and one of the 100 largest ports globally within first four years of operation. Further, 10 of the largest shipping lines work at the Port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. King Abdullah Port’s development plan is progressing at a steady pace and it is set to consolidate its place among the leading ports worldwide. Its advanced facilities and proximity to the upcoming bonded and re-export zone and a logistics park provide world-class logistics support for clients and enable them to achieve their desired growth.

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About King Abdullah Port

Strategically located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port is the Middle East’s first privately owned, developed and operated port. Occupying an area of 17.4 km2, and enjoying close proximity to the key Saudi cities of Jeddah, Holy Makkah, Al Madinah and Yanbu, as well as its direct access to extensive transportation networks that facilitates the cargo transport through the kingdom and the rest of the region, the port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once fully completed, King Abdullah Port will be capable of handling 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million tons of clean bulk cargo annually.

With state-of-the-art infrastructure and processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-m berths, multi-level expanding operations, in addition to a fully-integrated Port Community System, the Smart Gate system and multipurpose bonded and re-export zones, King Abdullah Port reflects the important role of the private sector in realizing Vision 2030.

KING ABDULLAH PORT RECEIVING CONTAINERS WITH FOOD, DRUG AND MEDICAL DEVICES TO MEET KINGDOM’S NEEDS DURING COVID-19 FIGHT

King Abdullah Economic City, March 2020: As Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, King Abdullah Port re-assures its users of complete readiness to receive containers, bulk and general cargo. All terminal operations and marine services are optimized to serve all types of cargo and particularly food, drugs, and medical devices, to meet the country’s requirements in light of the precautionary measures taken by the Kingdom to protect its citizens and residents from the effect of coronavirus.

With its huge capacity of reefer container handling, King Abdullah Port is fully geared up for receiving refrigerated containerized cargo including food and Medicines. Importers will continue to benefit from the 24 hours customs clearance without any interruptions, with the support of more than 17 other governmental entities, in order to facilitate the process of clearing goods efficiently.

Considering the exceptional global circumstances, King Abdullah Port has announced the extension of the storage waiver period from 5 days to 10 days to support the business of exporters / importers and ensure a smooth logistics supply. The Port is also implementing preventive measures and adopting e-operations to the fullest possible extent to reduce face-to-face interaction without compromising on its high level of cargo release efficiency

King Abdullah Port has taken a series of immediate precautionary and protective measures in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to ensure the safety and health of all personnel at the port. Shipping agents have been asked to send all information to the Ministry of Health no later than 24 hours prior to the arrival of vessels for proper screening and taking preventive actions, if needed.

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the first port in the region to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the world’s fastest-growing container port and one of the 100 largest ports globally after less than four years of operation. Further, 10 of the largest shipping lines work at the Port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. King Abdullah Port’s development plan is progressing at a steady pace and it is set to consolidate its place among the leading ports worldwide. Its advanced facilities and proximity to a bonded and re-export zone and logistics park provide world-class logistics support for clients and enable them to achieve their desired growth.

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About King Abdullah Port

Strategically located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port is the Middle East’s first privately owned, developed and operated port. Occupying an area of 17.4 km2, and enjoying close proximity to the key Saudi cities of Jeddah, Holy Makkah, Al Madinah and Yanbu, as well as its direct access to extensive transportation networks that facilitates the cargo transport through the kingdom and the rest of the region, the port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once fully completed, King Abdullah Port will be capable of handling 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million tons of clean bulk cargo annually.

With state-of-the-art infrastructure and processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-m berths, multi-level expanding operations, in addition to a fully-integrated Port Community System, the Smart Gate system and multipurpose bonded and re-export zones, King Abdullah Port reflects the important role of the private sector in realizing Vision 2030.

KING ABDULLAH PORT COMPLETES HANDLING OF 3,200 Tons OF GENERAL CARGO FOR PETRO RABIGH

New achievement confirms port’s contribution to the implementation of major freight projects in the Kingdom

King Abdullah Economic City, March 2020: King Abdullah Port has announced the successful completion of the last phase of handling 3,200 tons of machines for the Petro Rabigh Phase II upgrading, a task that required very accurate handling and transport techniques. Five of the largest international companies cooperated during the process of transporting the cargo from outside the Kingdom until its arrival in King Abdullah Port and then on to the Petro Rabigh Project.

The unloading and handling processes were carried out smoothly in the bulk and general cargo terminal thanks to King Abdullah Port’s state-of-the-art technologies and large cranes, which enable the port to handle huge volumes of cargo for the megaprojects currently being implemented in the Kingdom. The industrial equipment included steamers, splitter condensers, heat pump desuperheaters, and debutanizer reboilers.

Bulk and general cargo activities began at the port during 2017, following the granting of the concession to operate the berths of bulk and general cargo terminal to AMSteel. Since then, the company has demonstrated its efficiency and excellence through the fast and efficient handling of cargo due to its great capabilities and mobile cranes, each of which can handle up to 140 tons. The annual throughput of the port’s bulk and general cargo terminal is expected to increase to 15 million tons upon completion of the facility.

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the first port in the region to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the world’s fastest-growing container port and one of the 100 largest ports globally after less than four years of operation. 10 of the largest shipping lines work at the port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. King Abdullah Port’s development plan is proceeding at a steady pace and it is set to consolidate its place among the leading ports worldwide. Its advanced facilities and proximity to a bonded and re-export zone and logistics park provide world-class logistics support for clients and enable them to achieve their desired growth.

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About King Abdullah Port

Strategically located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port is the Middle East’s first privately owned, developed and operated port. Occupying an area of 17.4 km2, and enjoying close proximity to the key Saudi cities of Jeddah, Holy Makkah, Al Madinah and Yanbu, as well as its direct access to extensive transportation networks that facilitates the cargo transport through the kingdom and the rest of the region, the port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once fully completed, King Abdullah Port will be capable of handling 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million tons of clean bulk cargo annually.

With state-of-the-art infrastructure and processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-m berths, multi-level expanding operations, in addition to a fully-integrated Port Community System, the Smart Gate system and multipurpose bonded and re-export zones, King Abdullah Port reflects the important role of the private sector in realizing Vision 2030.

KING ABDULLAH PORT WINDS UP 2019 WITH RECORD-BREAKING INCREASE IN ANNUAL THROUGHPUT OF BULK AND GENERAL CARGO

Achievement reflects the port’s ability to fulfill the Vision 2030 objective of increasing the growth percentage of non-oil exports King Abdullah Economic City, February 2020: The annual throughput of King Abdullah Port for bulk and general cargo increased to 2.98 million t by the end of 2019, compared to 689,000 t in 2018, registering a 333% increase. In addition, 85 cargo ships docked in the port in 2019 compared to 57 Ships in 2018. These numbers reflect the port’s key role in activating the Saudi logistics and maritime trade sector, increasing the competitiveness of the Kingdom, and contributing to achieving the Vision 2030 objective of increasing the percentage of non-oil exports. The volume of import containers handled by the port in 2019 reached 203,670 TEU compared to 190,005 TEU in 2018, representing an increase of 7.2%. Meanwhile, market conditions led to a 12.2% decline in annual throughput for container handling. This can be attributed to the current tensions in trade relations between China and the United States, together with a decrease in transshipment operations caused by recent changes in shipping lines. Several freight ship companies are undergoing ship adjustments and development operations in order to conform with new regulations and systems that will be applied this year in Emission Control Areas. February 2019 saw King Abdullah Port witness the most prominent event since its inception, when it was officially inaugurated by Crown Prince HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman. It was ranked second in the list of the fastest-growing ports in the world in 2018 according to Alphaliner, the leading global specialist in analyzing maritime transport data, port capabilities, and the future of ships and shipping routes around the world. The port also received the MSC MINA container ship, one of the largest in the world, during its first visit to the Kingdom. Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest-growing container port and one of the world’s 100 largest ports after less than four years of operation. 10 of the largest shipping lines work at the port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. King Abdullah Port’s development plan is proceeding at a steady pace and it is set to consolidate its place among the leading ports globally. The port’s advanced facilities and proximity to a bonded and re-export zone and logistics park offer clients world-class logistics support to enable them to achieve their desired growth. #### About King Abdullah Port Strategically located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, King Abdullah Port is the Middle East’s first privately owned, developed and operated port. Occupying an area of 17.4 km2, and enjoying close proximity to the key Saudi cities of Jeddah, Holy Makkah, Al Madinah and Yanbu, as well as its direct access to extensive transportation networks that facilitates the cargo transport through the kingdom and the rest of the region, the port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once fully completed, King Abdullah Port will be capable of handling 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million t of clean bulk cargo annually. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-m berths, multi-level expanding operations, in addition to a fully-integrated Port Community System, the Smart Gate system and multipurpose bonded and re-export zones, King Abdullah Port reflects the important role of the private sector in realizing Vision 2030.

KING ABDULLAH PORT PLATINUM SPONSOR AT BREAKBULK MIDDLE EAST FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Dubai, UAE – February 2020: King Abdullah Port, the first privately owned, developed and operated port in the Middle East, is extending its support for the upcoming 2020 edition of Breakbulk Middle East (BBME) as platinum sponsor. This marks the third consecutive year in which King Abdullah Port will contribute to the success of the conference and exhibition. Held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif AlNuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime, BBME will take place on February 25-26 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Officially inaugurated by HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, in February 2019, King Abdullah Port has established itself as a leading regional logistics hub. As one of the largest infrastructure megaprojects in the Middle East run fully by the private sector, the facility is set to play a key role in achieving the objectives of Vision 2030, the Kingdom’s ambitious roadmap for the future. The port has gone through a phase of rapid expansion and was named second among the world’s fastest growing ports by Alphaliner in 2018. The same year, it moved up to 83rd place on the list of the world’s 100 biggest container ports. Ranked as the second-largest in the Kingdom in terms of container handling, King Abdullah Port’s position, with the upcoming launch of a new Smart Gate System, is set to boost the efficiency of cargo flowing in and out, and volumes are poised to increase further in the year ahead. Ben Blamire, Event Director of Breakbulk Middle East emphasized: “Having the full support of an esteemed industry name such as King Abdullah Port is highly beneficial for our event. Similarly, we are adamant on reciprocating this support by ensuring Breakbulk Middle East provides the utmost value, not only to our loyal and valued sponsors, but also to each and every exhibitor and visitor. Thus, we are extremely grateful to King Abdullah Port and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the many years ahead.” #### About King Abdullah Port Strategically located on the Red Sea coast in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Port is the Middle East’s first privately owned, developed and operated port. Occupying an area of 17.4 km2, it enjoys close proximity to a 1-km2 bonded and re-export zone and the key Saudi cities of Jeddah, Holy Makkah and Al Madinah. The port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s global role in maritime trade and logistics. Once fully completed, King Abdullah Port will be capable of handling 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million t of clean bulk cargo annually. With state-of-the-art processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-m berths, multi-level expanding operations, and a fully-integrated Port Community System, King Abdullah Port reflects the important role of the private sector in realizing the Saudi Vision 2030 and is on course to take its place among the world’s top ports.

King Abdullah Port Organizes ‘SEA CAPTAIN DAY’ For Students Of The World Academy

King Abdullah Economic City, December 2019: King Abdullah Port organized a two-day ‘Sea Captain Day’ field trip for high school students from The World Academy. After being welcomed at King Abdullah Port’s VIP hall with brochures, the students were introduced to ports and the maritime transport sector in general and King Abdullah Port in particular. The trip allowed the students to visit the port’s operations center and container terminals in an exciting experience that helped them see the port’s activities up close, starting with the process of transporting containers in the container terminal. The participating students learned about the vessel movement service in real-time and witnessed the process of transporting bulk cargo as well as Almarai Company’s cranes and warehouses in the bulk and general cargo terminal. The trip also helped the students understand the various operations, tasks, and roles in the port’s divisions. During an open discussion, port officials answered all of the students’ questions and inquiries, which reflected their interest in the technical and administrative aspects of the port. In addition, the students gained a deep understanding of the port’s role as a new logistics hub and marine gateway to the Kingdom on the Red Sea coast, as well as how its strategic location enables it to contribute to the fulfillment of the objectives of Vision 2030 and transforming the Kingdom into a global logistics platform linking Asia, Europe, and Africa. They also learned about the port’s ability to receive the largest container vessels in the world due to its powerful and advanced infrastructure, which includes the world’s deepest 18-m water berths. The school trip is one of the social initiatives of King Abdullah Port in line with its efforts to engage with the community. The port seeks to deliver realistic experiences to new generations and encourage them to learn about port activities first-hand in order to raise their awareness and knowledge of the port, logistics and freight sector, and enhance their contributions towards achieving the objectives of Vision 2030. As a roadmap for the Kingdom’s future, the Vision places significant emphasis on creating vibrant and dynamic young talents who are capable of driving the growth and development of the Kingdom. Located in King Abdullah Economic City, The World Academy provides its students with advanced, world-class education to prepare the new generation of leaders from the Kindergarten stage until High School. It provides its students with cutting-edge technical facilities as well as a group of laboratories, such as the Design and Technology Laboratory, LEGO Robotics, and 3D printing, in addition to other supporting services such as the Student Services Center, the entrepreneurship and professional skills zone, and various indoor and outdoor sports facilities. #### About King Abdullah Port Strategically located on the Red Sea coast on one of the world’s busiest maritime shipping lanes and with direct access to extensive transportation networks and urban centers, King Abdullah Port is the first privately owned, developed and operated commercial port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region. King Abdullah Port occupies a total area of 17.4 km2 and enjoys close proximity to King Abdullah Economic City’s Industrial Valley and the bonded zone. The port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s regional and global role in trade, logistics and shipping. Once fully built, King Abdullah Port will be able to handle 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million t of clean bulk cargo every year. With state-of-the-art processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-meter water berths, expanding roll-on/roll-off operations, and a fully-integrated Port Community System, King Abdullah Port is capable of receiving today’s diverse mega cargo ships, fulfilling the growing needs of the young and fast-growing population of the Kingdom and the region. King Abdullah Port is testament to the important role of the private sector in realizing Saudi Vision 2030 and is well on its way to meeting its goal of becoming one of the top ports worldwide.

KING ABDULLAH PRESENTS ‘INNOVATIVE LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS’ AT RIYADH CHAMBER Introductory workshop in the presence of trade, industry and logistics key players and with the participation of Saudi Exports and SIDF

Riyadh, December 2019: Riyadh Chamber was the venue for a workshop titled ‘Innovative Logistics Solutions to Upgrade Your Business’ organized by King Abdullah Port in cooperation with the Chamber as part of the Port’s efforts to strengthen ties with the trade and industry sectors in the capital.

The attendees included representatives of import, export and logistics companies operating in Riyadh whose work is focused on maritime trade, who learned about the best utilization of all the services provided by King Abdullah Port.

This initiative comes in line with Vision 2030 in general and the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program in particular, which stipulated the support of exports and the development of the necessary logistics to transform KSA into a unique industrial and logistics platform between three continents.

At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Sulayman Anizi, Vice Chairman of the Transport and Logistics Committee at the Chamber, welcomed the attendees, emphasizing the interest of the private sector in the development of logistics, which will enhance the Kingdom’s position on the global transport and logistics map, and will contribute to achieving the goals of Vision 2030.

During the workshop, King Abdullah Port gave a presentation about the Port and answered all the attendees’ questions. Bilateral meetings were held between Port officials and representatives of the companies and investors.

The presentation included extensive information about King Abdullah Port, which is the first fully privately owned, developed and operated commercial port in the region, and the second fastest-growing port in the world in 2018.

The workshop attendees were also given an overview of the innovative logistics solutions provided by King Abdullah Port that allow companies and investors to upgrade their business, benefiting from the Port’s strategic location on the Red Sea coast connecting trade between Asia, Africa and Europe to reach four billion consumers on the three continents and giving direct access to 400 million consumers in the Middle East.

The workshop addressed the Port’s integrated road network and its multiple berths, which are the deepest in the world, in addition to the Bonded and Re-export Zone, making King Abdullah Port the preferred choice for companies and investors due to its ultimate annual handling capacity of up to 20 million TEU and its variety of new investment opportunities

The presentation also stated the privileges and logistics solutions provided for exporters and importers, including speedy procedures, savings and logistics solutions for storage and transportation.

Saudi Exports representative Mr. Jaser Al-Ghamdi was invited by the Port to participate in the workshop, based on the vital and major role played by Saudi Exports, as well as the great efforts it exerts in order to increase Saudi non-oil exports and promote openness to global markets.

Dr. Meshal Al Mofadhi, representative of SIDF, was also invited, given SIDF’s effective efforts in providing financial and advisory support and bringing innovative solutions for the growth and development of local industry, as well as raising its level of competitiveness.

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest-growing container port and one of the world’s 100 largest ports after less than four years of operation. 10 of the largest shipping lines work at the port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. The port’s development plan is proceeding at a steady pace and a clear vision to become one of the world’s leading ports, utilizing its advanced facilities and proximity to the Bonded and Re-export Zone and the logistics park; offering clients logistics support to enable them achieve their desired growth.

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About King Abdullah Port

Strategically located on the Red Sea coast on one of the world’s busiest maritime shipping lanes and with direct access to extensive transportation networks and urban centers, King Abdullah Port is the first privately owned, developed and operated commercial port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region.

King Abdullah Port occupies a total area of 17.4 km2 and enjoys close proximity to King Abdullah Economic City’s Industrial Valley and the bonded zone. The port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s regional and global role in trade, logistics and shipping. Once fully built, King Abdullah Port will be able to handle 20 million TEU, 1.5 million CEU and 15 million t of clean bulk cargo every year.

With state-of-the-art processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-meter water berths, expanding roll-on/roll-off operations, and a fully-integrated Port Community System, King Abdullah Port is capable of receiving today’s diverse mega cargo ships, fulfilling the growing needs of the young and fast-growing population of the Kingdom and the region.

King Abdullah Port is testament to the important role of the private sector in realizing Saudi Vision 2030 and is well on its way to meeting its goal of becoming one of the top ports worldwide.