Mawani's Billion-Dollar Investment Transforms Red Sea Gateway Terminal in Jeddah

Mawani's Billion-Dollar Investment Transforms Red Sea Gateway Terminal in Jeddah

By Staff Writer, 20 February 2024

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has recently announced the successful conclusion of the extensive development project at the Red Sea Gateway Terminal, located within the Jeddah Islamic Port.

This significant undertaking, amounting to a total investment exceeding SAR1 billion ($266 million), marks a pivotal moment in the port's modernization efforts.

The project's completion signifies a remarkable expansion in both size and operational capacity.

The terminal's area has more than doubled, soaring from 700,000 square meters to an impressive 1,500,000 square meters.

Concurrently, its handling capacity has witnessed a substantial surge from 2.5 million TEUs to 6.2 million TEUs.

Integral to this development initiative was the comprehensive refurbishment of terminal structures and facilities.

Among the notable enhancements are the inauguration of a state-of-the-art control room, outfitted with cutting-edge technologies, and the implementation of automated main gates bolstered with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities to streamline truck entry and exit processes.

Moreover, the operational efficiency received a significant boost with the incorporation of 146 different equipment units, all deployed between 2020 and 2023.

Collaborating closely with the Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), Mawani anticipates a substantial improvement in port operations, augmented capacity, and heightened efficiency in logistical services.

The completion of this ambitious venture underscores Mawani's commitment to aligning with the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS) aimed at elevating Jeddah Islamic Port to a preeminent global position.

Source: Trade Arabia

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