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Jeddah Islamic Port

Jeddah Islamic Port

Saudi Ports Authority

Saudi Ports Authority

Geographical advantage

Jeddah Islamic Port has an excellent location in the middle of the international shipping route between east and west.
The port lies on the Red Sea coast at latitude 28° 21

 

Jeddah Islamic Port Services

Cargo services:

The Kingdom established the Seaport Authority, in September 1976, whereupon it started developing Jeddah Islamic Port and its facilities were expanded from modest 10 operational berths in 1976 to the 58 berths of international status in service today.

Jeddah Islamic Port which is a congestion free harbor occupies 10.5 square kilo meters, with 58 deep water quays having an overall length of 11.2 kilometers with a draft reaching 16 meters. Which can accommodate the latest generation of large container vessels (with a capacity of 6500 TEUs).

The port provides handling services for all types of cargo by means of a highly specialized cargo terminals, distributed as follows:

  1. container terminals
  2. bulk grain terminals
  3. bulk edible oil terminal
  4. ro-ro cargo terminals
  5. general cargo terminals
  6. live stock terminals
  7. chilled and frozen cargo terminals
  8. passenger terminal

Marine services

The port has a large fleet of marine craft such as salvage tugboats, fire-fighting boat, other marine craft specialized in fighting pollution and a buoy laying vessel. Along with other crafts for pilotage, mooring and collecting garbage. In addition a floating crane of 200 tones capacity are also available.

The marine tower controls the traffic of vessels. It is provided with most sophisticated wire/wireless communication equipment to serve navigation, to control and guide vessels.

These facilities enable the port to carry out its marine function efficiently to meet the operational demands.

Cargo handling equipment

The port has available modern specialized equipment such as quay container gantry cranes, straddle carriers, rubber tired gantry cranes, and yard cranes mobile cranes for handling various types of cargo. Significant numbers of reefer points to provide reefer containers with electricity. Various types of forklifts, low and high trailer with different load capacities. This is in addition to bulk grain discharging equipment. Complete range of cargo handling equipment for all types of cargo with adequate reserve of equipment to ensure smooth an expeditious cargo handling operations.

Workshop/ maintenance facilities

The following purpose built workshops facilities are located throughout the port area.

Type of workshop

Number of workshops

Cargo handling equipment

7

Marine equipment

1

Civil engineering

1

Electrical engineering

1

Electronic engineering

1

Ship repair yard

One of the important facilities in the port is King Fahad Ship Repair Yard. It is equipped with the most modern facilities for maintenance, repair of vessels, building of small crafts. It comprises of two floating docks, which can receive vessels up to 45000 tons. in addition two berths (170) meters long to receive vessels up to 60000 tones.

Types of berth and storage facilities:

Jeddah Islamic Port consists of (58) berths, which have been distributed to handle specialized type of cargo. Which are as follows:

Berth by cargo handling type

No. of berths

Container Terminal (South)

7

Container Terminal (North)

4

Ro-Ro and Passenger Terminal

10

Bulk Grain Terminal

7

Bulk Edible oil & Bulk Sugar Terminal

2

General Cargo Terminal (South)

12

General Cargo Terminal (North)

10

Chilled and Frozen Cargo Terminal

4

Livestock Terminal

2

 Red Sea Gateway Terminal

 4

Storage area:

The total area of the port is approximately 9 sq. kilometers and 2.5 sq. kilometers of which is used as storage areas which are divided into:

  1. Open storage area of 2.1 sq. kilometers and
  2. Covered storage area of 0.4 sq. kms consists of 59 warehouses and transit sheds

In addition the Grain Silo & Grain Mills and Rice mill also have silos for storing grain. Tanks are available to store edible oil.

Privatization

The port has assigned the management, operation and maintenance of the berths in the port to the private sector in the following areas:

  1. King Fahad Ship Repair Yard
  2. Ro-Ro and passenger terminal
  3. Bulk Grain Terminal
  4. North Container Terminal
  5. Southern Terminals for general cargo and live stock
  6. North Terminal for general cargo
  7. South Container Terminal
  8. Operation, administration and maintenance of all marine crafts and navigation channel including marine control.

These contracts have been leased on 10 years & 20 years bases with the lessees having to invest significantly in new equipment, modernization and upgrading of these facilities.

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