Mawani launches new transshipment service

01 January 2022

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) said it has launched its new trans-shipment service linking King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, Khalifa bin Salman Port in Bahrain, and the Far East ports, in partnership with the Saudi International Ports and Shipping Line (OOCL).

This comes as part of Mawani’s key strategy to increase the efficiency of linking Saudi ports with international ports, and to attract major international shipping line companies.

The new service, which will kick start from King Abdulaziz Port, aims to increase transshipment quantities and enhance the flow of commercial traffic between Saudi Arabia and the regional and international destinations across the world.

Mawani aims to advance the kingdom’s share in the transshipment market from the current 21 per cent to 50 per cent by 2030, in addition to gaining the largest share of maritime trade transiting the Red Sea.

It is also looking at attracting an additional share of transshipment operations from around the world to Saudi ports through the implementation of various pioneering projects, which will contribute to consolidating the kingdom’s position as a global center for logistics services, in line with the objectives of the national strategy for transport and logistics services.  

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