DP World & Mawani commence construction of Jeddah Logistics Park

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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DP World and Mawani break ground on logistics park
Officials during the ground breaking ceremony | WAM

DP World and Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) have commenced construction of a new $250 million (SAR900 million) logistics park at Jeddah Islamic Port, set to provide state-of-the-art storage and distribution facilities, as well as boost trade in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the wider region.

The 415,000 sq m greenfield facility will feature 185,000 sq m of warehousing space and a sprawling multipurpose storage yard, making it the largest integrated logistics park in the Kingdom.

Further, it will have the capacity for more than 390,000 pallet positions, offering customers an efficient platform for the seamless flow of goods to and from Jeddah.

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“Saudi Arabia has always been a deeply important market for DP World and this milestone represents our ongoing commitment to the Kingdom. Jeddah Logistics Park, strategically located on the vital Asia-Europe shipping route, will provide world-class multimodal connectivity and market access for our customers while supporting the ambitious aims of Saudi Vision 2030. This investment marks a significant step as we mark 25 years of operations in Jeddah and underscores our enduring commitment to facilitating the flow of trade.”

The collaboration between Mawani and DP World also includes the management of the South Container Terminal through a separate 30-year concession signed in 2020. The terminal is currently in the final phase of a comprehensive modernization project, scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2024, which will see the handling capacity being ramped up to five million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Omar Bin Talal Hariri, President of Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), said that, “This new logistics area will be connected to DP World’s South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, facilitating growth and increasing the number of containers handled at the terminal. The project is part of Mawani’s broader efforts to expand the number of logistics centers in Saudi ports, in partnership with major national and international companies, and in line with the objectives of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy and Vision 2030.”

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