Following the increased traffic due to the Suez Canal blockage, Saudi Ports Authority, MAWANI, launched an initiative to support shipping lines stranded at the south end of the canal.
In fact, the authority will support international shipping lines stranded at the south end of the Suez Canal on the Red Sea coast, by extending the services of Jeddah Islamic Port for ship transfers and container offloading.
Contributing to the support of the global logistics sector and maritime trade, measures include an extended period of exemption from storage fees for transshipment containers – from 30 days to 60 days – for a duration of 3 months as of 3/27/2021.
As explained, the initiative underscores Saudi Arabia’s commitment to mitigating the impact on global supply chains, in addition to affirming Saudi ports’ readiness to adapt to shifts in the international transport market and the associated challenges.
The support also reasserts the advanced capabilities of Jeddah Islamic Port and its capacity to accommodate the estimated number of containers on these vessels without affecting the port’s operations.
Concluding, Jeddah Islamic Port ranks first among the Red Sea ports, with a capacity of 130 million tons across 62 berths equipped with the latest technologies and to international specifications.