The new service is aimed at bolstering KSA’s petrochemcials exports

The new service is aimed at bolstering KSA’s petrochemcials exports

Mawani links Jeddah-Djibouti with new service

01 January 2022

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced the launch of a new direct shipping service connecting the kingdom to Djibouti, through leading container transport company, Transmar, in an important development that serves to leverage the significant potential of the kingdom’s ports.

Connecting Jeddah Islamic port to Djibouti, with over 100 containers shipped weekly, the new service is a valuable new link between Saudi Arabia and the East African continent, promoting and facilitating intra-regional trade and enhancing opportunities for investment in the Kingdom, as well as supporting Transmar company.

The move is aimed at bolstering its petrochemicals exports and transshipments, and further expanding its maritime network around the globe, said the statement from Mawani.

The Jeddah-Djibouti service marks an important milestone in the development of Jeddah Islamic Port as a world leading hub, further solidifying its status as a rising force in the maritime industry, and one of three Saudi ports included in the 2021 edition of Lloyd’s List of Top 100 Ports.

The kingdom ranks fifth in the world in container ship handling, according to the UNCTAD annual index for 2020. As a result of consistent expansion and development, Saudi Arabia is home to the largest port network in the Middle East, receiving 20-25 thousand ships annually.

Ongoing initiatives have seen the authority partner with several major international shipping lines as it works to enable, expand and transform Saudi ports, fulfilling national strategic objectives under Saudi Vision 2030. 

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