Jeddah Islamic Port Records Major Jump in 2020 Transshipment Volumes
Sees an increase of 2.5 million transshipped containers over 2019 despite pandemic
The Jeddah Islamic Port has achieved a remarkable increase in the number of transshipment containers by 2.5 million standard containers during the year 2020, an increase of 12% compared to the same period of 2019, amid an integrated system of competitive services.
The increase has come from value-added services offered by the hub port that handles more than 13% of the volume of international maritime trade and is called as a link between the world’s three continents of Asia, Europe and Africa.
It's handling of transshipment containers is efficient thanks to the integration of its infrastructure and advanced handling equipment, as well as the ease in clearing containers along with the speed of loading and unloading operations.
The Jeddah Islamic Port handles more than 70% of the goods exported and imported through the Saudi ports, while it ranks first among the Red Sea ports.
Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has made qualitative moves by re-engineering and developing transshipment procedures, canceling the loading permit in cooperation with the General Customs Authority and restructuring storage fees to stimulate shipping lines.
It has increased the period of free storage time from 20 days to 30 days.