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King of Jordan Inspects Operations at Aqaba Container Terminal
Calls for maintaining smooth customs clearance process
His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, on Monday inspected the shipping and goods movement at the Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT).
King Abdullah called for maintaining the customs clearance process to ensure goods reach all governorates quickly, especially under the current circumstances and during the holy month of Ramadan.
His Majesty stressed that all employees must adhere to public health and safety precautions on the port’s facilities.
ACT employs 1,000 people, 99% of whom are Jordanians.
Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority Chief Commissioner Nayef Bakhit briefed the King on the movement of ships and shipping, in addition to projections for the coming period.
His Majesty was also briefed by ACT CEO Steven Yoogalingam on the company's operations during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, as it has continued working round the clock to serve the national economy.
Yoogalingam added that since the start of the lockdown, ACT has handled over 40 container vessels, 30,000 haulage trucks, and 60,000 containers, including vital cargo such as foodstuff and medicine.