New Camry Hybrid debuts in KSA

The new Camry Hybrid ‎does not require special fuel yet drives like any other conventional car.
Updated 28 May 2018

New Camry Hybrid debuts in KSA

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, the authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia, has launched the new Camry Hybrid in the Saudi market.
The Camry Hybrid exemplifies Abdul Latif Jameel’s “commitment to providing environmentally friendly vehicles, while offering guests the opportunity to experience the power and pleasure of sustainable mobility through cutting-edge technology and an engaging driving experience,” according to a press release.
The vehicle provides a comfortable and stable ride with superior handling characteristics, thanks to Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which represents an entirely new strategy to the way the company designs, engineers, and packages its vehicles.
The model can be driven under electrical power with zero-fuel consumption and carbon emissions, or with a combination of a petrol engine and two electric motors depending on vehicle speed and driving behavior. The batteries in the hybrid electric drivetrain are automatically charged by either the petrol engine or when braking and decelerating, eliminating the need to plug for recharge. Furthermore, the new Camry Hybrid ‎does not require special fuel yet drives like any other conventional car.
Mazin Jameel, director of marketing at Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, said: “We are excited to launch the all-new Toyota Camry Hybrid to build on the success the Camry already enjoys in the Kingdom. With its stirring driving performance and state-of-the-art hybrid technology, the all-new Camry Hybrid creates a whole new value proposition, while ensuring seamless fun and excitement for driver and passengers alike without compromising on its environmental credentials.”
Jameel added: “Toyota has been pioneering hybrid electric technology for more than 20 years and delivers not only great fuel efficiency and low carbon emissions but also provides a smooth, comfortable, and engaging driving experience. We extend our deepest gratitude to our guests in the Kingdom for their continued support, which inspires us to excel and launch cars that exceed their expectations.”

King Abdullah Port throughput up by 36%

The number of vessels received by the port increased to 911 vessels, a 12 percent increase compared to 820 vessels in 2017.
Updated 21 January 2019

King Abdullah Port throughput up by 36%

The annual throughput of King Abdullah Port increased to 2,301,595 TEUs by the end of 2018, an increase of more than 36 percent compared to 2017. This maintains its position as the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling. 

Since its inception in the last quarter of 2013 the number of containers handled by the port has reached 7,227,859 TEUs. The port’s management stated that the annual increase in throughput was primarily achieved in conjunction with an 8 percent increase in imports and exports compared to 2017.

King Abdullah Port CEO Rayan Qutub said: “King Abdullah Port constitutes a real success story in public-private sector partnerships in light of the increasingly outstanding figures it achieves year after year. The port has become the leading driver in the maritime shipping and logistics services sector in terms of building knowledge, launching initiatives and supporting various activities in this sector.”

He added: “King Abdullah Port aspires to support the Kingdom’s economic development and enhance its competitiveness by increasing the efficiency of logistics services and supporting trade movement between the Kingdom and the rest of the world in line with Vision 2030. The latter would occur through the provision of state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced logistics services to become a landmark on the maritime and logistics services map in the Kingdom and the region.”

Referring back to the 2018 results, Qutub said: “We achieved a record 50 percent increase in container handling in the first half of 2018, and we are moving forward with our development plans to provide best practices in the fields of port development and operation as well as supporting logistical services. This will increase the Kingdom’s competitive advantage on the logistics services index, and in turn effectively contribute to achieving the logistical objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.” 

The results achieved by King Abdullah Port in 2018 include an increase in transshipment volume reaching 1,847,569 TEUs, which is a 44 percent increase compared to 2017. Meanwhile, the number of vessels received by the port increased to 911 vessels, a 12 percent increase compared to 820 vessels in 2017. 

The port features state-of-the-art facilities including 18-meter water berths, which are the deepest in the world, and the world’s largest and most advanced cranes, which employ the latest technology and feature a 65-ton lifting capacity as well as a handling capacity of 25 containers. Such facilities enable the port to serve giant container vessels now and in the future.