Saudi Arabia starts operating new shipping line to East Africa

Saudi Arabia starts operating new shipping line to East Africa
King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu received its first container ship (CONTSHIP ONO) that was carrying the Siberian flag. (SPA)
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Updated 19 April 2020

Saudi Arabia starts operating new shipping line to East Africa

Saudi Arabia starts operating new shipping line to East Africa

Saudi Arabia’s Ports Authority announced on Sunday it has started operating its new shipping line between the Kingdom and East Africa, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. 
King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu received its first container ship (CONTSHIP ONO) that was carrying the Siberian flag.
The announcement comes as Saudi Arabia steps up investment in its King Fahd Industrial Port site on the Red Sea coast in order to meet the needs of the region.
The new shipping line will contribute to enhancing the coastal transportation of container ships between the Kingdom's ports and East African ports.
This is expected to lead to opening direct lines to ship and export national products, and increase increasing trade from East Africa. 
The new shipping line will provide a new weekly direct service between the Kingdom, Kenya and Somalia through 4 dedicated vessels, according to SPA.