Shipping lines now prefer KAEC port

Shipping lines now prefer KAEC port
Updated 05 June 2013

Shipping lines now prefer KAEC port

Shipping lines now prefer KAEC port

Global shipping lines have begun shifting their operations from Jeddah Islamic Port to King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Rabigh to avoid delays and bottlenecks.
Hani Tarabulsi, a shipping agent, revealed that a number of shipping companies have requested to shift their operations to Rabigh. “With every new season, the Jeddah Islamic Port management faces a wave of criticism for delays and accumulation of goods at the port,” he said. 
“The operation of ports requires constant efforts,” he said, explaining that in the case of Jeddah Islamic Port, importers and clearance agents trade blames for the recurring crises. He said that the delays lead to price hikes in consumer goods to augment additional cost of fines and storage facilities.