• Home
  • News
  • New shipping services to connect King Abdulaziz Port with 6 regional and international ports
  • 2022 November 21 12:23

    New shipping services to connect King Abdulaziz Port with 6 regional and international ports

    The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced the addition of the Far East to Middle East (FAM) shipping service to King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam by Singapore based liner Sea Lead Shipping in partnership with container terminal operator Saudi Global Ports (SGP) as it looks to provide additional capacity for importers and exporters along with promoting regional and international trade, according to the company's release.
    This coincides with the commencement of the Jebel Ali Bahrain Shuwaikh Service (EJBS) by Dubai based container carrier Emirates Shipping Line (ESL), whose rotation includes King Abdulaziz Port, Shuwaikh Port, Jebel Ali Port, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, and King Abdulaziz Port. The new service promises to shorten shipping transit times between Gulf ports.
    The new liner services, which kicked-off on 15th November, are set to strengthen King Abdulaziz Port's position as a regional and global hub that links the eastern ports while bolstering its transshipment and cargo volumes, strengthening supply chains, and increasing the port's market share in the region's maritime freight traffic.
    The FAM service will connect Dammam to six major ports across the GCC and East Asia, namely Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Nansha, Jebel Ali, and Hamad, with an average fleet capacity of 6,900 TEUs.
    With a direct service linking King Abdulaziz Port to China's Qingdao Port, Saudi exporters can access global markets in record time and unlock exciting trade opportunities with their competitive offerings.
    The maritime sector regulator has played an outsize role in supporting the logistics industry by upgrading and expanding its best-in-class offerings to importers, exporters, and shipping agents in line with the goals of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS) to transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics center connecting three major continents.
    King Abdulaziz Port had earlier introduced the Gulf-India Express 2 (GIX2) service by Aladin Express DMCC, which connects it to four regional and global ports. It was preceded by the addition of Shanghai and Singapore as ports of call to the Gulf China Service (GCS) by Pacific International Lines (PIL) in June this year, thereby connecting the Kingdom's northern trade gateway to the world's top two busiest ports. 
    The port had clinched the fourteenth position in the World Bank's Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) for 2021 in a nod to its strong annual performance, operational and logistical capabilities, and development strategies.   ​

2023 January 30

18:37 Shell announces Executive Committee and Directorate changes
18:07 Biden-Harris administration announces more than $380 mln in grants to modernize ferry services
17:53 Port of Aberdeen welcomes Minister for Industry and Investment Security Nusrat Ghani
17:42 Boskalis acquires EUR 120 million contract for development and climate adaptive measures for Gulhifalhu in the Maldives
17:31 Euronav filed an application request for arbitration on the merits in relation to Frontline’s termination of the combination agreement
17:21 First Australian coal cargoes since end of ban to enter China in Feb - Reuters
17:08 Cemre Shipyard chooses NES for twin hull SOVs
16:47 ArcelorMittal Belgium and North Sea Port are to build the North-C Circular industrial estate on ArcelorMittal's Ghent site
16:29 Keppel O&M and Sembmarine merger transaction get SGX approval
15:39 APM Terminals Mumbai facilitates India’s first export of AVGAS 100 LL aviation fuel
15:17 King Abdullah Port registers 3.25% in container, 143% in break bulk and 108% in agri bulk in 2022
15:04 The Baltic Hub posts container volume of 2 072 727 million TEUs in 2022
14:43 Toyota Tsusho, IIJ, NEC, and NTT Com sign contract with Uzbekteleco
14:30 CMA CGM Group launches a call for projects worth €200 million to step up the pace of decarbonization of the French shipping industry
14:21 Port of Oakland’s solar energy use grows
14:02 New resident of Kamchatka PDA to invest RUB 6 billion in Bechevinskaya facility for LNG handling
13:19 USCG seizes 480 pounds of illegal fish off Texas coast
13:10 Port of Melbourne welcomes investment in Somerton Intermodal Terminal
12:36 RSGT adds three STS cranes to its fleet of handling equipment
12:19 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard completed dock works on Mekhanik Maslak factory freezer trawler
11:53 Mandatory Maritime Single Window: One year to go
11:27 Keppel Offshore & Marine's joint resolution with Brazilian authorities
10:48 Rosmorport commissioned facilities of navigation safety system in Astrakhan, Nakhodka and Vostochny
10:21 COSCO SHIPPING offers diverse shipping solutions for domestic carmakers
09:50 CPC tests permanent station of atmospheric air quality control system
09:24 RF Government expands civil fleet construction programme to 10 units

2023 January 29

15:08 Anglo American loads first LNG dual-fuelled vessel in chartered fleet, cutting emissions by up to 35%
13:27 Humber Ports will continue playing part in the green supply chain revolution in UK ports - ABP
12:51 Chevron announces Q4 earnings of $6.4 billion and adjusted earnings of $7.9 billion
11:49 Maersk will unify its brand

2023 January 28

15:19 Port of Rotterdam reports a slight decrease in accidents in 2022
13:07 FMC to seek additional comments on unreasonable refusal to deal rulemaking
11:22 Metal cut on world’s first unmanned Fast Rescue Craft in new partnership with Zelim

2023 January 27

18:18 IAA PortNews’ summary of past week news
18:07 MPC Container Ships plans to start using a synthetic MOO fuel in its fleet - Ship & Bunker
17:52 Registration for Shipping Team meeting is closed
17:45 Container throughput of Russian seaports in 2022 fell by 23%
17:30 Alma’s marine fuel cell system awarded Approval in Principle by DNV
17:14 Three Korean shipbuilders focus on boosting profitability - BusinessKorea
16:48 Vostochny Port handled 12 thousand TEU in 2022
16:37 MOL is the first Japanese company to join First Movers Coalition's Shipping Sector
16:25 Port of Long Beach plans wind turbine assembly terminal
15:55 ClassNK issues AiP for large ammonia fueled BC jointly developed by MOL and MITSUI
15:13 Freeport LNG gets FERC approval to cool down piping as restart work stretches into February - S&P Global
14:59 Trade turnover between Russia and India surged 2.4 times in 2022
14:03 Fluxys acquires 24% stake in the largest transmission system operator in Germany
13:42 Lax oversight allows U.S. refineries to pollute waterways
13:24 TORM buys seven LR1 tankers
13:00 Quotas for exports of mineral fertilizers from Russia increased by almost 500 thousand tonnes
12:34 South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal increased shipments to Europe in 2022 - Bloomberg
12:13 Norwegian Cruise Line celebrates first cruise season in South Africa and Namibia
11:53 Stolthaven Terminals and XL Batteries announce partnership to develop an industrial-scale flow battery
11:34 Global Ports increased rouble-denominated bond programme of VSC from RUB 30 bln to RUB 100 bln
11:10 RF Government to approve passports of investment projects on construction of civil ships by February 15
10:51 Port of Rotterdam increases volumes of bunkering to 10.8 million tonnes in 2022
10:13 NYK to build its fifth LPG dual-fuel very large LPG / ammonia carrier
09:26 USA expands its sanction list with more Russian nationals and entities

2023 January 26

18:07 Helsinki Shipyard floats out Swan Hellenic's ship
17:44 Maersk Supply Service awarded its largest solutions contract to-date in Búzios field, Brazil
17:24 Throughput of Arkhangelsk port increased by almost 25% to 6.6 million tonnes in 2022