New transshipment service connects Dammam, Bahrain with ports in the Far East

As part of its efforts to develop Saudi Arabia as a global leader in logistics and transportation, the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has announced the launch of a new transshipment service connecting the port of King Abdulaziz Dammam, the port of Khalifa bin Salman in Bahrain and various ports in the east.

The service was launched in partnership with Saudi Global Ports Co and the international shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).

King Abdulaziz Port Dammam will continue to develop as the preferred transshipment hub for the region, connecting ports in the Upper Gulf region like Bahrain with the rest of the world.

The new service is a continuation of the initiatives launched as part of MAWANI’s ambitious strategy to increase Saudi Arabia’s links with the main seaports of the world and to attract the main international shipping companies to the ports. of the Kingdom.

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The Saudi Ports Authority seeks to increase the Kingdom’s share of the transshipment market from currently 21% to 50% by 2030, in addition to reaching the largest share of maritime trade transiting through the Red Sea.

MAWANI also aims to attract a significant share of global transshipment operations to Saudi ports by implementing several pioneering projects and initiatives, thus consolidating the Kingdom’s position as a global logistics hub.

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