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Mawani announces new CBS Shipping Service connecting Jeddah Islamic Port to 4 cities in China and 1 in Egypt

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RIYADH : A new shipping service is set to link Jeddah Islamic Port to four cities in China and one in Egypt, enhancing the Kingdom’s connectivity with global markets.

The Saudi Ports Authority, also known as Mawani, announced the addition of the CBS Shipping Service through the Chinese shipping line New Line.

This service will connect Jeddah Islamic Port with the Chinese ports of Tianjin, Qingdao, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, as well as Damietta in Egypt, through regular weekly voyages with a capacity of up to 4,000 standard containers.

This initiative is part of Mawani’s broader efforts to improve Saudi Arabia’s position in the maritime connectivity index, boost the operational efficiency of its ports, and strengthen the Kingdom’s link to international markets.

These efforts are aligned with the National Transport and Logistics Strategy, which aims to establish Saudi Arabia as a global logistics hub and a central connecting point between the three continents.

The strategy is set to connect the Kingdom’s ports on the coast of the Arabian Gulf with those on the Red Sea coast.

Since the beginning of 2024, Mawani, in collaboration with major global shipping lines, has added 14 new services to its roster.

The addition of the CBS service is a significant step in this direction, supporting national exports and imports and enhancing the Kingdom’s maritime infrastructure.

Jeddah Islamic Port, a crucial logistics and commercial hub on the Red Sea coast, covers an area of 12.5 sq. km and features 62 berths.

The port is equipped with specialized stations and advanced facilities, including two container handling stations, an integrated logistics village for storage and re-export, two general cargo terminals, two ship repair and maintenance docks, and a range of marine service berths.

Additionally, the port has fully equipped terminals for receiving pilgrims and other visitors, making it a comprehensive maritime gateway for Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this month, Mawani signed an SR30 million ($8 million) contract with Global Environmental Management Services Ltd., or Reviva, to establish a recycling complex for marine and industrial waste at Jeddah Islamic Port.

The contract is part of Mawani’s efforts to promote environmental awareness, maintain the safety of the marine surroundings, and build a sustainable maritime sector.

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