In the first week of January this year, King Fahad Industrial Port in Yanbu welcomed the arrival of the car carrier, Höegh Sydney, the first ro-ro ship to be received at the Saudi port, for transhipment operations. The Höegh Autoliners vessel carried a total of 1,984 cars, which were transferred to another car carrier, Alliance Norfolk, operated by Alliance Navigation, a much larger vessel, for onward transportation.
According to the Saudi Ports Authority, Mawani, the operations showcased the “remarkable logistics capabilities and operational services” of the port. It also points out that the port plays a vital role in environmental preservation, as maritime transport operations between Yanbu and neighbouring ports help alleviate road congestion, reduce fuel consumption rates and minimise the environmental impact caused by truck emissions.
King Fahad Industrial Port in Yanbu also recently received the vessel Jolly Palladio, from Arab Maritime and Trading Company, and operated by Ignazio Messina. The ship was loaded with vehicles for the Dakar Rally 2024, including 864 vehicles, 86 motorcycles, 5 helicopters and 39 containers