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.

Joined by officials of government authorities in the Port KING ABDULLAH PORT DELEGATION VISITS LIVERPOOL PORT AND MEETS UK MARITIME OFFICIALS

LIVERPOOL, October 2019: As part of its strategy to learn about the best global experience sharing practices with the world’s leading ports, a delegation from King Abdullah Port, which also included officials from the Economic Cities Authority, Saudi Customs and the Border Guards, visited Liverpool Port, one of the largest ports in the United Kingdom, with a view to learning about the Port’s business processes and operating procedures.

The visit to Liverpool Port provided an ideal opportunity for delegation members, which included representatives from the public and private sectors, to learn about the business model of one of the major ports in the UK and the applicable regulations for terminal management, port operations, and customs clearance procedures, as well as safety and security standards and procedures.

Liverpool Port, located on the east side of the River Mersey, is distinguished by its integrated facilities and features container terminals as well as general cargo, break bulk and agricultural bulk terminals. It also has easy highway access and is directly connected to the train and bus services.

In addition to their Liverpool Port visit, the King Abdullah Port delegation held a series of meetings with maritime sector leaders in the UK, where they discussed ways of cooperation between the Saudi maritime sector and its British counterpart, through the exchange of experiences and joint action on global maritime trade.

Over the past years King Abdullah Port has sent delegations of senior officials to various ports around the world, accompanied by representatives of government and private partners of the Port, in order to exchange experiences and learn about the latest practices in port management and operation. Visits in previous years included the Port of Istanbul in Turkey, the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the Port of Antwerp in Belgium, followed by the Port of Valencia, which is the largest in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea basin and the fifth busiest seaport in Europe.

King Abdullah Port’s management emphasized that such visits serve to enrich cooperative relations between Saudi ports and other ports in the world, and contribute to enhancing coordination between government authorities and partners as well as informing them of King Abdullah Port’s main plans and programs, which embodies complementarities between the public and private sectors with the aim of activating the logistics and maritime trade sector, and raising the competitiveness of Saudi Arabia, thus contributing to the realization of Vision 2030.

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.

MSC MINA, one of the World’s Largest Container Ships, Docks at King Abdullah Port Docking of MSC MINA is a testament to the Kingdom’s increasing competitiveness and the importance of its global logistics standing

KAEC, October 2019: In its first visit to the Kingdom, MSC MINA, one of the world’s largest container ships, has docked at King Abdullah Port, the Saudi port with the capability to receive the largest vessels in the world. The docking occurred amidst a warm welcome and in the attendance of representatives from the port’s management, officials from the Economic Cities Authority, several government agencies active in the port, and representatives of major clients, who boarded the mega vessel to observe its massive size and capacity, and to learn about its components and advanced technologies.

The MSC MINA has a capacity of 23,656 TEUs and features a length of 400 meters, a breadth of 61 meters, and a draft of 16.5 meters. In regards to container storage, MSC MINA can accommodate 24 rows of containers, with a height of 13 containers per row. Classified among the MSC Megamax-24 category, the largest category of container vessels in the world, the MSC MINA helps reduce fuel consumption on the container level according to transport experts and therefore helps reduce overall transport costs and carbon dioxide emissions.

In 2013, King Abdullah Port announced its partnership with MSC and one year later received the MSC LONDON, which was the largest container ship to dock at a Saudi port at that time, followed in October 2015 by the MSC MAYA, the world’s largest at the time.

King Abdullah Port is characterized by its powerful, state-of-the-art infrastructure and the world’s deepest 18-meter water berths. It is equipped with the world’s largest and most advanced cranes, which utilize the latest technologies and feature a lifting capacity of up to 65 tons, and which can handle 25 containers, thereby enabling the port to serve mega container vessels now and in the future.

The port recently announced the completion of the largest trade operation of its kind in the Kingdom with the receipt of 28 of the world’s latest Liebherr cranes as part of the new phase of the container terminal expansion project. The latter was sanctioned in a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the National Container Terminal Company last February at the official opening of the port in the attendance of the Crown Prince HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Technical teams are currently installing the cranes in the port and they are expected to begin operating by the beginning of next year.

Established in 1970 as a private company and based in Geneva, MSC has become the second largest container company in the world. The company runs 480 offices in 155 countries with more than 24 thousand employees. With trips passing through more than 200 trade routes connected to more than 315 outlets, MSC features a strategically important network of services that have made it the preferred global solution provider for many of the world’s shipping companies.

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. Ten 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 with a clear vision to become one of the world’s leading ports by utilizing its advanced facilities and proximity to the assembly, re-export, and logistics services zones, thereby offering clients logistics support that can enable them to 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 most important maritime shipping lanes and with proximity to several major cities as well as direct access to an extensive and wide-ranging transportation network, King Abdullah Port is the first fully 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 square kilometers and enjoys close proximity to King Abdullah Economic City’s Industrial Valley and re-export zone. The port is expected to significantly contribute to promoting the Kingdom’s regional and international role in the fields of trade, logistics, and shipping. Once fully built, King Abdullah Port will be able to handle 20 million containers (TEU), 1.5 million vehicles (CEU), and 15 million tons of clean bulk cargo every year.

With state-of-the-art facilities, the world’s deepest 18-meter water berths, roll-on/roll-off berths, and a fully-integrated Port Community System, King Abdullah Port is capable of receiving diverse mega cargo ships in different categories; thereby fulfilling the growing demand on shipping services in the Kingdom and region.

King Abdullah Port is a unique testament to the private sector’s important role in realizing the Saudi Vision 2030, and it is well on its way towards fulfilling the aspirations of its originators by becoming one of the top ports worldwide.

OOCL JOINS SHIPPING LINES OPERATING IN KING ABDULLAH PORT Chinese company is ranked among the top 10 largest container shipping companies and its operational volume exceeds 6.6 million TEU annually

King Abdullah Economic City, September 2019: In an effort to enhance the trade movement of imports and exports in the Kingdom, King Abdullah Port announced that OOCL, a Hong Kong-based shipping company, has joined the group of international companies transporting cargo and delivering maritime shipping services to and from the port. This comes with the company’s official launch of operations in the port located in King Abdullah Economic City and the subsequent arrival of containers to the berths.

The addition of OOCL to the list of leading international shipping companies operating in King Abdullah Port is a testament to the trust of key players in the maritime shipping industry, as the port enjoys a strategic location on one of the most important international maritime shipping lanes as well as integrated infrastructure and logistics services. The port is located near the Industrial Valley, the Bonded & Re-export Zone, and major Saudi cities such as Jeddah, Holy Makkah and Al Madinah, which combined constitute a main commercial center in the Kingdom. King Abdullah Port also enjoys close proximity to Madinat Yanbu’ as Sina’iyah, which is witnessing a massive trade movement in the field of petrochemicals, and it is linked to a road network that facilitates the process of transporting goods by land to and from ships to Riyadh, Dammam, and other cities in the Arabian Gulf.

Officially inaugurated last February by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, King Abdullah Port was ranked the second fastest-growing port in the world in 2018 by Alphaliner, the leading global specialist in data analysis of maritime transport, port capabilities, and the future development of vessels and global maritime routes. The port’s throughput increased from 1.7 million TEU in 2017 to 2.3 million TEU in 2018.

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 that can enable them to 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.

KING ABDULLAH PORT WINS RECOGNITION AWARD FOR MOST ADVANCED PORTS DURING ITS PARTICIPATION IN THE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE CONGRESS

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Qutub: The award is a culmination of our efforts in realizing Vision 2030

Dubai, April 2018: King Abdullah Port has concluded its participation in the Global Infrastructure Congress by winning the Recognition Award for most advanced ports. The award was presented during the closing ceremony of the conference, which was recently held at the Grant Hyatt Dubai hotel under the patronage of HE the Emirati Minister of Infrastructure Development Dr. Abdullah B. Al Nuaimi, and in partnership with the Ministry, the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme.

Mr. Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, stated: “The award represents a culmination of the port’s efforts in realizing Vision 2030 as a key player in the maritime shipping and logistics sector.” He extended his thanks and appreciation to HE Al Nuaimi for “the valuable award, which reflects the status the port has reached after only five years of operation.”

The award came in recognition of the port’s efforts in innovating new, distinguished practices in the port sector, in addition to providing world-class ideas, initiatives and projects that contribute to empowering and delivering sustainable and ready-to-use infrastructure solutions. It was announced that King Abdullah Port had won among more than 100 participants.

On another note, King Abdullah Port participated in the Port and Marine Infrastructure Forum, which was attended by a crowd of representatives from ministries, port authorities, private sector developers, and industry actors. Qutub delivered a detailed presentation on the port’s latest developments in regards to infrastructure and operations during a session titled “Global Perspectives and Best Practices”.

As of the end of 2017, King Abdullah Port has become the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling, and it was recently ranked the eighth fastest growing port in the world in 2017 according to Alphaliner, the global leader in analyzing maritime transport data, port capabilities and the future of vessels and shipping route development. In a related context, King Abdullah Port moved up to 87th place among the world’s 100 biggest container ports for 2017, after ranking 98th in 2016.

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 in the world and one of the world’s top 100 ports after less than four years of operation. Eight of the largest shipping lines work at the port; offering integrated services to exporters and importers. The port’s development plan is proceeding at a steady pace with a clear vision to become one of the world’s leading ports, benefitting from its advanced facilities and proximity to the bonded and re-export zone and the logistics park, to offer clients logistical support that can enable them to achieve their desired growth.