King Abdullah Port celebrates highest record throughput of 20,153 TEU on a single ship in Saudi ports

A landmark achievement on its journey to becoming a leading global logistics and transportation hub, King Abdullah Port, ranked the most efficient port in 2022 by the World Bank report, recorded the highest throughput volume on a single ship call in Saudi ports. The port handled 20,152 TEU within 77.46 operating hours on the MSC Renee. This achievement is a testament to the company’s high efficiency and outstanding performance.

Jay New, CEO of King Abdullah Port, commented on the success: “Since the opening of our container terminal in 2013, we have relentlessly pursued excellence in our service offering through the development of world-class infrastructure and port facilities. These efforts have resulted in impressive milestones on our journey towards achieving the Vision 2030 goals. The growing importance of the Port of King Abdullah has built the trust and support of our partners and together we offer excellence to the broad base of importers and exporters who benefit from the Port’s capabilities.

“We thank our partners and employees behind all of these achievements for their dedication and hard work.

One of the largest infrastructure mega-projects in the Middle East, King Abdullah Port was built to the latest specifications and standards and is designed to support trade and economic growth in the kingdom for decades to come. The port is equipped with the latest equipment, including the largest and most modern cranes in the world, and its 18-meter berths are the deepest in the world.

Owned by Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be owned, developed and operated by the private sector. Ranked as the world’s most efficient port by the World Bank in 2022, the port has grown into one of the world’s top 100 ports within four years of operation. Strategically located in King Abdullah Economic City – a modern city with a business-friendly ecosystem and infrastructure – King Abdullah Port takes advantage of the city’s advanced facilities and services, especially the Industrial Valley, which has attracted many logistics projects and light and medium-sized projects Industry sectors.

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