Milaha Adds New Shipping Service to Mawani's King Abdul Aziz Port, Dammam
Saudi Ports Authority "Mawani" has announced that Qatar Navigation "Milaha" has added a new shipping service Upper Gulf Express "UGX" to King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam.
This service will connect the Kingdom to the ports of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, contributing to enhancing the position of Saudi ports as a link and gateway to regional and international ports. It also supports the maritime sector and national economic development.
The new UGX service will connect King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam with 5 regional and global ports, including Sohar in Oman, Jebel Ali in the UAE, Hamad in Qatar, Shuwaikh in Kuwait, and Umm Qasr in Iraq.
Regular weekly trips using two ships with a capacity of 1,015 TEUs will facilitate this connectivity. The service is set to launch on January 25th, 2024.
This new service will enhance the competitive advantage of King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, making it more attractive to exporters, importers, and shipping agents.
The port offers 43 fully serviced and equipped berths capable of handling large vessels, along with comprehensive operational services and modern equipment.