Saudi Arabia’s first female crane operators awarded permits

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The port is controlled by International Ports Services Ltd (IPS). (SPA)
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KAP handled 23 million tons of cargo in July. (SPA)
Updated 08 August 2019

Saudi Arabia’s first female crane operators awarded permits

  • The cranes are remote controlled
  • The port received 11.15% more cargo in July 2019 compared to the previous year

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s first female crane operators have received their operating permits at the King Abdul Aziz Port (KAP), state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

The women will operate remote controlled cranes introduced as part of KAP’s push to introduce new technologies in all departments at its container terminals, which is also the first terminal to be operated by the International Ports Services Ltd (IPS).

KAP, supervised by the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), handled 23 million tons of cargo in July - marking an 11.15 percent increase compared to the same period last year.


Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. (SPA)
Updated 54 min 40 sec ago

Umrah Forum and Exhibition kicks off on Monday

  • The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors

JEDDAH: The Umrah Forum and Exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, will commence on Monday in Jeddah under the sponsorship of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.
The event will last for three days at the Jeddah International Exhibition and Convention Center.
Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Abdul Fattah Mashat said that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will hold more than 22 workshops and training seminars carried out by pilgrim services experts. 160 companies and service operators in the sector will showcase their latest innovations and products offered to worshippers.
Mashat added that the Umrah Forum and Exhibition will involve partnership agreements between providers of logistic services and Umrah service companies.
He said that the event aims to meet the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan by providing the best services to pilgrims.
The exhibition is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors.