Mawani adds new maritime shipping service to Jubail Commercial Port

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced the addition of a new maritime shipping service by Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) to Jubail Commercial Port.

This move is set to enhance the connectivity of the Kingdom’s ports with those in the UAE, Kuwait, and other Gulf countries.

Furthermore, this new shipping service represents the eighth addition in 2024, serving to enhance global supply chain dynamics, improve logistic service efficiency, and elevate the level of services at the Kingdom’s ports.

According to the statement, this new service aims to boost the competitive edge of Jubail Commercial Port and affirm its global presence in the maritime and logistics sector.

“Thanks to its advanced facilities capable of accommodating various types and sizes of ships, the port aligns with the objectives of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS) to establish the Kingdom as a pivotal global logistics hub connecting three continents,” Mawani added.

Linking Jubail Commercial Port with Abu Dhabi and Jebel Ali in the UAE, and Shuwaikh in Kuwait, the service will operate weekly, offering a capacity of up to 3,500 TEUs.

Jubail Commercial Port plays a crucial role in supporting the movement of national exports and imports to and from global markets. This is particularly true for industrial and petrochemical products from Jubail Industrial City, contributing to reduced costs for imported and exported goods and bolstering the Kingdom’s competitive stance.

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