A delegation from King Abdullah Port, which also included officials from the Economic Cities Authority, Saudi Customs and the Border Guards, visited Liverpool Port, one of the largest ports in the UK, with a view to learning about the port’s business processes and operating procedures.
The visit to Liverpool Port provided an ideal opportunity for delegation members, which included representatives from the public and private sectors, to learn about the business model of one of the major ports in the UK and the applicable regulations for terminal management, port operations, and customs clearance procedures, as well as safety and security standards and procedures.
Liverpool Port, located on the east side of the River Mersey, is distinguished by its integrated facilities and features container terminals as well as general cargo, break bulk and agricultural bulk terminals. It also has easy highway access and is directly connected to the train and bus services.
In addition to their Liverpool Port visit, the King Abdullah Port delegation held a series of meetings with maritime sector leaders in the UK, where they discussed ways of cooperation between the Saudi maritime sector and its British counterpart, through the exchange of experiences and joint action on global maritime trade.
Over the past years King Abdullah Port has sent delegations of senior officials to various ports around the world, accompanied by representatives of government and private partners of the port, in order to exchange experiences and learn about the latest practices in port management and operations. Visits in previous years included the Port of Istanbul in Turkey, the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the Port of Antwerp in Belgium, followed by the Port of Valencia, which is the largest in Spain and the Mediterranean Sea basin and the fifth busiest seaport in Europe.