Jeddah Islamic Port the largest port in Saudi Arabia reported a growth of 6.8% in 2020, with volumes increasing to 4.7m TEU’s (twenty-foot equivalent unit) from 4.3m TEUs in 2019. This increase in volume moved Jeddah Islamic Port to be in the rank of 37 out of 100 top global ports moving up from 42nd place compared to last year, according to the Lloyd’s List 2021 of Top 100 ports.
The 2021 edition of Lloyd’s List of Top 100 Ports was recently been published, measuring the annual container throughput volumes of global ports in 2020. It did include three Saudi ports; King Abdullah Port ranking 84 and King Abdulaziz Port at 93 and Jeddah Islamic Port at the rank of 37.
According to the same report, also Saudi Arabia has made progress to be in the rank 16 on total volume handling from the global countries.
This improvement comes also a direct result of the largest build-operate-transfer (BOT) container terminal agreement at Jeddah port, with agreed investments of SR 9 billion for a period of 30 years. This new BOT will result in enhancing the container terminals capacity beyond 70%, reaching over 13 million TEU’s.
At the same time, Saudi Ports Authority “MAWANI” continues to engage strategically and partner with major global shipping lines to enhance the development of logistics services in Saudi Ports in line with the country’s vision 2030.