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Mawani completes the Red Sea Gateway Terminal

In the presence of H.E. Al-Jasser and with investments exceeding one billion Riyals, Mawani has announced the completion of the development of the Red Sea Gateway Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, leading to an increase in its capacity.

The completion of development works in Jeddah Islamic Port’s North Container Terminal, in cooperation with the Red Sea Gateway Terminal “RSGT” with investments amounting to one billion riyals, is expected to enhance the operational capabilities of the port, increase its capacity, and raise the efficiency of logistics services.

H.E. Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services and Chairman of the Saudi Ports Authority, highlighted that the completion of development works in Jeddah Islamic Port’s North Container Terminal, in partnership with the private sector, contributes to enhancing operational capabilities, increasing the port’s capacity in trade movements, exports, and supporting maritime transport, supply chains, and logistics services. He emphasized the importance of the completion of infrastructure rehabilitation and the deepening project in enabling the port to receive giant ships, achieve added value, and create promising investment opportunities that support the significant maritime capabilities of Saudi ports.

H.E Mr. Omar Hariri, President of the Saudi Ports Authority “Mawani”, praised the efforts of the private sector and national and international investors in the success of the initiatives undertaken by “Mawani”. He pointed out that the continuous development of the infrastructure at Jeddah Islamic Port is part of “Mawani’s” efforts to enhance the Kingdom’s leadership in the maritime sector, maximize its ability to stimulate the transportation and logistics industry, strengthen its economic and developmental role, as well as raising the Kingdom’s rank in international rankings.

CEO of the Red Sea Gateway Terminal, Jens Floe, stated that this achievement reflects the strategic partnership between “Mawani” and “RSGT”. He confirmed the completion of integration work within a period not exceeding three years, contributing to increasing the terminal’s area from 700,000 Sq.m to 1,500,000 Sq.m, and increasing the terminal handling capacity from 2.5 million TEUs to 6.2 million TEUs.

The development works included the renovation of all buildings at the terminal, the inauguration of an advanced control room equipped with the latest technologies, the establishment of automated main gates for trucks entering and exiting the terminal, with a larger capacity and equipped with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature, in addition to supporting operational performance with 146 different equipment, during the period from 2020 to 2023.

Moreover, the rehabilitation of the infrastructure, covering more than 1.5 million Sq.m, and 11 berths of 2,600 meters equipped with 24 shore-to-ship cranes (STS), along with the completion of the deepening project, has expanded the northern channel of the Red Sea Gateway Terminal to welcome giant ships with a draft of up to 17 meters.

The development of Jeddah Islamic Port’s North Container Terminal is included in the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract signed between the Saudi Ports Authority “Mawani” and the Red Sea Gateway Terminal, aligning with the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS) to make Jeddah Islamic Port a world-class leader.

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