Al-Jamila magazine, Persil promote Saudi fashion industry

Al-Jamila website has a permanent section dedicated to the campaign.
Updated 27 May 2019

Al-Jamila magazine, Persil promote Saudi fashion industry

Arabic monthly women’s magazine Al-Jamila, a publication of the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, has partnered with Persil Abaya Shampoo for a campaign promoting local talents in the fashion design industry.
The Kachketna campaign aims to support young Saudi fashion designers in creating dresses and accessories inspired by the Kingdom’s culture and heritage, and which blend the spirit of originality and modernity.
“The initiative serves as a motivation for designers, both experienced and young, to create designs inspired by the Saudi environment, and allow them to feature and present their work to the larger audience, including companies that might be willing to sponsor fashion startups and small projects,” a statement said.
A permanent section dedicated to the initiative on the Al-Jamila website was launched at the start of Ramadan. The website offers a wide selection of articles, interviews and information that can guide upcoming Saudi designers on how to choose fabrics and colors, what designs to create for the Saudi market, latest fashion tips and trends, and much more.
Users can also view new fashion collections, which include ready-to-wear, couture, traditional fashion and other designs. They can also shop directly from Saudi designers on
“The Kachketna website section provides the Saudi designers an unrivaled opportunity to increase exposure and showcase their designs by also making them available on for sale,” the statement added.
To celebrate the launch of the campaign, an online competition on gives users the chance to win 20 vouchers worth SR500 ($133) each. is a Saudi e-shopping site that brings together consumers and brand owners from within and outside the Kingdom. It was launched last year by the Saudi Research & Publishing Company.

OOCL joins shipping lines at King Abdullah Port

Updated 17 September 2019

OOCL joins shipping lines at King Abdullah Port

OOCL, a Hong Kong-based shipping company, has joined the group of international companies transporting cargo and delivering maritime shipping services to and from King Abdullah Port. This comes with the company’s official launch of operations in the port located in King Abdullah Economic City and the subsequent arrival of containers to the berths.

The move aims at enhancing the trade movement of imports and exports in the Kingdom.

“The addition of OOCL to the list of leading international shipping companies operating in King Abdullah Port is a testament to the trust of key players in the maritime shipping industry, as the port enjoys a strategic location on one of the most important international maritime shipping lanes as well as integrated infrastructure and logistics services,” a press release said.

The port is located near the Industrial Valley, the Bonded and Re-export Zone, and major Saudi cities such as Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah, which together constitute the main commercial center in the Kingdom. King Abdullah Port also enjoys close proximity to Madinat Yanbu’ Al-Sina’iyah, which is witnessing a massive trade movement in the field of petrochemicals, and it is linked to a road network that facilitates the process of transporting goods by land to and from ships to Riyadh, Dammam, and other cities in the Arabian Gulf.

Officially inaugurated last February by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, King Abdullah Port was ranked the second fastest-growing port in the world in 2018 by Alphaliner, a global specialist in data analysis of maritime transport, port capabilities, and the future development of vessels and global maritime routes. The port’s throughput increased from 1.7 million TEU in 2017 to 2.3 million TEU in 2018.

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest-growing container port and one of the world’s 100 largest ports after less than four years of operation. Ten of the largest shipping lines work at the port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. The port’s development plan is proceeding at a steady pace with a clear vision to become one of the world’s leading ports, utilizing its advanced facilities and proximity to the Bonded and Re-export Zone and the logistics park.

With state-of-the-art processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-meter water berths, expanding roll-on/roll-off operations, and a fully integrated Port Community System, King Abdullah Port is capable of receiving today’s diverse mega cargo ships, fulfilling the growing needs of the young and fast-growing population of the Kingdom and the region.