SULB, a major steel producer serving international markets, has announced the opening of its newly constructed private port facility in Bahrain. Developed at a cost of US $20 million, it includes a 230 m long berth and can accommodate 40,000 dwt ships up to 180 m in length.
The investment is intended to reduce the amount of traffic moving to and from SULB’s Hidd facility by road and limit dependence on the existing port network. Shipping directly by sea, nearly one million tonnes of SULB’s production will be taken off Bahrain’s roads each year, equivalent to 40,000 trailers annually, while also reducing freight costs.
Two vessels are expected to be handled at the jetty in the first month of operations. The first will arrive to load for export 13,000 tonnes of steel beams and the second ship will be loaded with 32,000 tonnes of steel exports.