DP World’s Vision For Jeddah – Trade Gateway For Region
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of global trade enabler DP World, unveiled plans to develop Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah port in support of the Saudi Vision 2030 recently launched by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. Mr. Bin Sulayem was speaking at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh on a panel discussion entitled ‘Dynamic Economies: What are the new ways to solve diversification?’ He outlined the significance of Jeddah Port as a gateway port for the Saudi market and for the region, connecting to major markets in Africa and the Middle East, and that its role as a trade hub can be further boosted by DP World’s vision for its development over the next 30 years. The Saudi Vision 2030 will also play a pivotal role in changing the economic landscape of the Kingdom, wider region and the world.
World’s biggest freight liner docks in Jeddah
The Jeddah Islamic Port received on Sunday, March 15, 2015 the world’s biggest freight liner, the Saudi Press Agency reported. ‘The CSCL GLOBE,’ which belongs to the Chinese Shipping Lines Company Ltd., has the capacity to accommodate 19,000 containers each measuring 20 feet, the agency said.
‘Careless’ unloading methods at Jeddah port annoy importers
A number of businessmen and importers have criticized the Jeddah Port Authority's unloading methods that they say have caused their goods a lot of damage, Al-Madinah newspaper reported. They also complained about the lengthy clearance procedures, saying some of them are thinking seriously about having their consignments shipped to a Gulf port instead of Jeddah in order to avoid the losses they continue to incur every time they ship their goods to the city. Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi, businessman, said this is not the first time he has sustained financial losses because of the negligence of the company with which the port works to unload goods from the containers. He said: "The company workers don't care about the contents of the containers and some of these containers have fragile goods. "I lost a lot of money once because the port's workers broke all glass items in the consignment coming from Turkey." https://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/careless-unloading-methods-jeddah-port-annoy-importers-091645425.htmlUpload News