Transshipment containers up by 2.5 million at Jeddah Islamic Port in 2020 despite pandemic

The Jeddah Islamic Port has achieved a remarkable increase in the number of transshipment containers by 2.5 million standard containers; during the year 2020, an increase of 12 percent; compared to the same period of 2019, amid an integrated system of competitive services.

This continuous increase in transshipment activity, which is an added value to the economy, comes from the value-added services; that the world’s hub ports seek to increase by attracting regular international shipping lines to them, in line with the Kingdom’s ambition; to transform into a global logistics center, confirming the efficiency of logistical; and operational performance and the efficiency of supply chains at the Jeddah Islamic Port.

The Jeddah port is distinguished by its strategic location on the Red Sea coast; through which more than 13 percent of the volume of international maritime trade passes, and hence it is as a link between the world’s three continents of Asia, Europe and Africa.

It is also considered as the first and foremost port handling maritime transit trade of transshipment containers, thanks to the integration of its infrastructure and advanced handling equipment; as well as the ease in procedures in the field of clearing containers and goods in a record period of time, in addition to the speed of loading and unloading operations.

The Jeddah Islamic Port handles more than 70 percent of the goods exported and imported through the Saudi ports; while it ranks first among the Red Sea ports. It is located on the commercial maritime artery that connects the Far East, Europe and the Horn of Africa; through 62 wharves equipped with the latest equipment and technologies; in accordance with international specifications, with a capacity of 130 million tons.