Ports authority promotes KSA at maritime expo

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The ports authority will highlight the Kingdom’s efforts in improving services at its nine ports. (SPA)
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The ports authority will highlight the Kingdom’s efforts in improving services at its nine ports. (SPA)
Updated 29 October 2018
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Ports authority promotes KSA at maritime expo

JEDDAH: Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) is taking part in the 9th edition of Seatrade Maritime Middle East Expo as a golden sponsor.
Considered the region’s biggest maritime exhibition, the three-day event began on Monday in Dubai.
The ports authority will highlight the Kingdom’s efforts in improving services at its nine ports. Saudi Arabia is taking all measures to make its ports on a par with other developed ports across the world and to increase their capabilities to cater to the needs of an ever-increasing traffic.
The Saudi delegates will also exchange information with experts in the field and will promote brand KSA to attract foreign investors.
The Kingdom is working relentlessly to build a solid ground for the status of Saudi Ports Authority as a leader of ports sector which links the national economy with the international market.
The ports underwent various stages of construction and development from the foundation of Saudi Arabia up until the General Ports Organization was established in 1976. This was followed by the establishment and inauguration of several ports until 1997, when port operations were handed to the private sector.


First group of Sundanese pilgrims arrive in Jeddah

Updated 18 July 2019
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First group of Sundanese pilgrims arrive in Jeddah

  • Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season
  • The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin, Sudan

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has welcomed the first group of Sudanese Hajj pilgrims to arrive in the Kingdom by sea.
The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Khalb, and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin in Sudan.
Al-Khalb said the operational plan prepared for this year’s Hajj aimed to receive 22,000 pilgrims through Jeddah Islamic Port, a 37 percent increase on 2018. He added that 22 trips using four ferries were planned, representing a 29 percent rise in the number of sea journeys on the previous year.
The authority, in cooperation with different government sectors and agencies, aims to ensure Hajj pilgrims’ comfort during their stay in the Kingdom.
Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season. These workers will include maritime pilots, ship captains, technical and operational supervisors, security teams, staff responsible for operations at the station, and technical affairs managers.