King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, represented by its strategic partner, the operator of the two container terminals at the port, Saudi Global Ports (SGP), has received three quay cranes (QC) with automated operation capabilities and three rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG).

This brings the total number of quay cranes to 18, in addition to 50 RTGs, contributing to the development of the port’s infrastructure and enabling it to efficiently and easily handle giant ships.

This aligns with Saudi Global Ports' commitment to developing King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam into a competitive and sustainable global hub, in accordance with the commercial outsourcing contracts it signed with the Saudi Ports Authority, worth seven billion riyals. The new cranes have the capability to reach at least 25 rows, which helps in accommodating advanced and large ships with full productivity and high efficiency.

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Saudi Global Ports, in cooperation with Mawani, aims to enhance its operations by raising and qualifying the skills of human resources through the use of modern cranes. This supports the Saudi ports system and strengthens the Kingdom’s growing role in the global logistics services chain, in line with the objectives of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS), to solidify the Kingdom’s standing as a global logistics hub bridging three continents.

It is worth noting that the outsourcing projects at King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam contribute to providing more than 4,000 job opportunities. This supports the efforts of the Saudi Ports Authority in enhancing the ports and logistics sector, increasing the reliability of supply chains, boosting the movement of national imports and exports, and improving the Kingdom's ranking in international indices.

Source: Mawani


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