King Abdullah Port sees growth in agri-bulk sector
King Abdullah Port has maintained its role as a reliable hub for international trade with a 98% increase in agri-bulk cargo handling. Despite prevailing global challenges, the port, which is a leading global player in the maritime and logistics sectors, has achieved steady growth in various areas. In the first half of this year, the port experienced a notable 2.3% increase in container throughput compared to the same period last year. Jay New, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “These past few months have been marked by significant progress. “We’ve continued to build upon the momentum that saw us recognized as the most efficient container port in the world 2022, reflects our ongoing commitment to operational excellence. “ We’re proud to report that our efforts have yielded tangible results. Our volumes have increased, we’ve established new strategic partnerships, and we’ve set new records for operational efficiency and capability. These accomplishments are a tribute to the dedication and hard work of our team, and I extend my heartfelt congratulations to everyone involved.” The port recently achieved the highest record handling of 20,153 TEU on a single vessel in Saudi ports within 77.46 hours of operation on the MSC Renee.