Container volumes moving through King Abdullah Port on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast show no signs of slowing down. Indeed performance over the first four months of this year suggest that throughput growth is accelerating again.
According to Rayan Qutub, chief executive of King Abdullah Port, the port has achieved new heights in container handling this year, with a 45% increase during the first four months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. Mr Qutub says the substantial increase shows how important the role is that the port will play in future as a logistics hub. He added that the progress made so far at King Abdullah Port is in line with logistics goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives, which aim to link the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe by offering state-of-the-art services and infrastructure to service international shipping lines and facilitate transshipment services, as well as imports and exports.
Mr Qutub expressed his gratitude to all the port’s partners, including government agencies, such as the Economic Cities Authority, Saudi Customs, Border Guards and National Container Terminals, as well as private sector customs brokers, importers and exporters in enabling this rapid rate of growth to be sustained.