The Saudi Ports Authority “Mawani” has announced the addition of the new shipping service “East Africa Express” by the Mediterranean Shipping Company “MSC” to King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, connecting the Kingdom to the ports of East Africa.

This initiative reflects “Mawani’s” efforts to enhance the competitiveness of the Kingdom in both investment and logistics services, and to consolidate the Kingdom’s standing in accordance with the targets of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS), aiming to solidify the Kingdom’s position as a global logistics hub that bridges three continents.

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The new shipping service links King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam with Mundra Port in India, Qasim Port in Pakistan, and Abu Dhabi and Jebel Ali Ports in the United Arab Emirates through regular weekly trips, offering a capacity of up to 11,000 TEUs.

It is noteworthy that King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam boasts several leading operational and logistical capabilities, with 43 fully serviced and equipped berths, capable of handling up to 105 million tons of cargo and containers. In March 2024, the port continued its operational efficiency by setting a new record, handling 289,787 TEUs, confirming its ability to support trade movement and enhance global supply chains.

Source: Saudi Ports Authority


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