The Saudi Ports Authority “Mawani” announced that the Emirates Shipping Line (ESL) has added the new shipping service “GALEX” to King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam. This service connects the Kingdom to ports in East Asia, enhancing maritime connectivity between the Kingdom and the world, and confirming the operational efficiency of the port.

This move reflects the achievements of King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam in terms of advanced operational levels and high logistical capabilities, which contribute to attracting the latest giant ships and major global shipping lines, in line with the targets of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS), to solidify the Kingdom’s standing as a global logistics hub bridging the three continents.

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The new shipping service will connect King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam to eight regional and international ports, including Shanghai, Xiamen, Dachan Bay, Qingdao in China, Busan in South Korea, Klang in Malaysia, Sohar in Oman, and Khorfakkan in the UAE, through regular weekly trips with a capacity of up to 3,000 TEUs.

It is worth noting that the partnerships entered by “Mawani” with major global shipping lines contribute to the development of the kingdom’s ports, supporting its competitiveness, developing infrastructure, expanding maritime transport routes, and improving operational and logistics service procedures.

Source: Mawani


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