Mawani Transports First Container Shipment By Rail to Riyadh Dry Port

Mawani Transports First Container Shipment By Rail to Riyadh Dry Port

Jubail Commercial Port gets connected to Saudi Arabia's East Train Network

To enhance the connectivity between maritime and rail transport modes and improve the efficiency of logistics operations within the transportation and logistics system, the first container shipment was transported from Jubail Commercial Port to Riyadh Dry Port.

This was achieved via the railway line that connects Jubail Commercial Port with the East Train Network, carrying a load of 78 TEUs. The maximum capacity for a single trip on the railway is 140 TEUs.

This milestone was reached through the collaborative and integrated efforts of the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), the Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority (GAZT), Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR), and the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

This achievement reflects the cooperation between Mawani and other relevant authorities, notably SAR, contributing to achieving integration in the transport of containers, bulk materials, and general cargo by connecting the ports using trains.

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SAR networks connect Riyadh Dry Port with King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, King Fahd Industrial Port in Jubail, Jubail Commercial Port, and Ras Al-Khair Port.

This adds a competitive advantage to those ports and contributes to the development of loading and unloading services.

This initiative will provide logistical support to industrial and commercial ports in the Kingdom, enhancing their competitiveness and supporting trade movements by offering safe and sustainable solutions that reduce harmful emissions and help maintain the environment.

Notably, Mawani entered into a partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia Railways in early April to establish a unified framework and adopt a general organizational and legislative model for cargo transportation activities to and from Mawani’s ports via railways.

This is in line with the targets of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy “NTLS” and the Saudi Vision 2030.

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