MAWANI, the Saudi Ports Authority has partnered with DP World to launch the first direct shipping route connecting Jebel Ali Port in Dubai with Egypt’s Sokhna. The new route connects via Jeddah port.
New shipping route provides shipping services in the Red Sea coast. This is the 4th shipping services launched by MAWANI in 2020. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World said, “The launch of the first dedicated shipping service connecting Jebel Ali, Jeddah and Sokhna will be a game-changer in promoting the much-needed intra-regional trade,” while launching the new service.
Bin Sulayem added,” DP World is pleased that our strategic partnership with the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) is moving from strength to strength, thanks to the continued support of His Excellency Eng. Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser, the Right Honorable Minister of Transport. This development is also the result of the encouragement and drive-by His Excellency Eng. Saad Alkhalb, President of the Saudi Ports Authority. The shipping line will directly benefit the Arab world’s three largest markets. We’re committed to delivering best-in-class efficiency and productivity using smart technology-led logistics. The strategic positioning of our ports also enhances the flow of global trade along the arterial – Europe/Asia – sea route. DP World in Jeddah is integral to the Saudi ports ecosystem and raises the Kingdom’s competitiveness in line with its 2030 growth vision.”
HE Eng. Saad Alkhalb, President of Saudi Ports Authority “MAWANI”, said: “The launch of the new shipping line is part of Mawani’s ambitious initiatives to achieve its strategic goals set by the National Industrial Development and Logistics Programme (NIDLP) to support economic growth, foster investments and contribute to achieving Saudi Vision 2030 positioning Saudi Arabia as a global centre for logistics”.
Alkhalb added: “The direct shipping line will connect Jeddah Port with more ports in the East and the West, making it a central regional and global gateway, and establishing the Kingdom as a leading logistics centre. The line will also help facilitate trade across all the global supply chains, increase transhipment volumes and gain an upgraded share of the ships on the Red Sea Coast. All these benefits are expected to boost the overall competitiveness and efficiency of the operations and services provided by Saudi ports while increasing investment opportunities in this vital sector”.