Yanbu port receives Jeddex service maiden call

May 2020

Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), part of the Gulftainer group of companies, has welcomed Contship Ono, the first container vessel of the new service from CMA CGM’s recently-launched Jeddex service, at its King Fahad Industrial Port (KFIP) in Yanbu (KFIP).

This marks the first new container call at KFIP since GSCCO was assigned the management and operations of the port in 2019. The maiden vessel call at KFIP successfully handled a combination of import and export shipping consignments, the company said.

The newly launched Jeddex service links the rapidly growing markets in Saudi Arabia and East Africa by connecting KFIP directly to Mogadishu and Mombasa, via Jeddah, to CMA CGM’s global network.

This service enables end-users to benefit from direct weekly calls at KFIP with the following port rotation schedule through four dedicated ships on a weekly basis: Yanbu– Mogadishu – Mombasa – Jeddah – Yanbu.

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