Mawani adds Levante Express service at Jeddah Islamic Port

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mawani adds Levante Express at Jeddah Port
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The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has launched the Levante Express service by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) at Jeddah Islamic Port.

The addition of Levante Express aims to strengthen connectivity to ports across both northern and southern Europe.

The new service reflects investors’ confidence in the port’s operational efficiency and its ability to handle diverse cargo types and ship sizes. This aligns with the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS), which aims to solidify Saudi Arabia’s position as a global logistics hub connecting three continents.

The Levante Express offers direct connections from Jeddah Islamic Port to major European ports, including La Spezia and Naples (Italy), Mersin (Türkiye), and Alexandria (Egypt). With regular weekly voyages and a handling capacity of up to 15,000 TEUs, the service promises significant advantages for exporters, importers, and shipping agents.

Mawani’s ongoing development efforts further enhance Jeddah Islamic Port’s competitive edge and propel it towards its goal of ranking among the top 10 global ports. The completion of $1.75 billion worth of enhancements and upgrades at the Northern Container Terminal this year has significantly boosted operational capabilities, increased handling capacity, and streamlined logistics services.

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