The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has announced the inclusion of Jeddah Islamic Port, King Abdulaziz Port, and Jubail Commercial Port to the Al Maha shipping service.

The service was launched by shipping giant, Maersk.

With a start date set for June, the new route will link the Kingdom’s three hubs to six ports across the Middle East including Tangier, Port Said, Salalah, Duqm, Jebel Ali, and Doha.

The Al Maha shipping service will board seven vessels offering a weekly capacity of 8,500 TEU.

In March, MAWANI announced the addition of King Abdulaziz Port to the newly launched India-Saudi-Iraq (ISI) shipping service operated by Singapore-based, Bengal Tiger Line (BTL).

More recently, MAWANI reported an increase of 17.6 per cent in container handling at its trade hubs during Q1 2023, scoring a throughput of 2 million TEU compared to 1.7 million TEU last year.

Source : porttechnology