Saudi Ports Authority Adds Two Port Calls to Gulf China Service
Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced the addition of two ports calls, Shanghai and Singapore, to the Gulf China Service (GCS), a direct weekly service launched by Pacific International Lines (PIL) to connect China with the Gulf area in the Middle East.
This will contribute to increasing the capacity to support imports and exports operations in King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.
As this addition aligns with the shipping lines’ aim to expand and add new shipping services, which will reflect positively on the efficiency of services provided for local and international importers and exporters.
The Authority provides efficient direct services to customers to strengthen Saudi ports’ connectivity with ports around the world.
Mawani attracts major shipping lines which contribute in saving time for traders, in line with the objectives of National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS) and Saudi Vision 2030 objectives of positioning the Kingdom as global logistics hub.
King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam operates with a total area of 19 km2, along with 43 integrated berths fully equipped to receive the largest vessels, as well as 3 advanced container terminals with 105M tonnes capacity.
The port managed during to handle 32,553,570 tonnes of cargo, while the containers volumes reached a total of 1,780,350 TEUs during 2021.