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Under the Patronage of H.E. Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Maritime Congress 2021

The Third Saudi Maritime Congress will now take place in 2021

Jul 01, 2020

It is with regret that we announce Saudi Maritime Congress will be postponed to the first half of 2021 with the exact dates to be announced soon.

H.E. Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Maritime and transport leaders to headline Saudi Maritime Congress 2020 in Dammam

Feb 25, 2020

Seatrade Maritime, organisers of Saudi Maritime Congress 2020, are delighted to announce that H.E. Eng. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be delivering the keynote ministerial opening address on Day One (22 March) of the Congress, followed by the keynote address from Lawrence Barchue, Assistant Secretary-General and Director, Department for Member State Audit and Implementation Support, International Maritime Organization (IMO).

•	Eng. Abdulaziz Sabri, President, Bahri Ship Management

Bahri renews support to Saudi Maritime Congress to drive local and global maritime sector growth

Feb 16, 2020

Furthering its commitment to contributing to the advancement of the maritime sector, Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, reiterated its support to Saudi Maritime Congress. 

Julian Panter, VP Business Development, IMI

International Maritime Industries to play key role at upcoming Saudi Maritime Congress 2020

Jan 13, 2020

In an exciting initiative announced today, maritime suppliers keen to develop a relationship with International Maritime Industries (IMI) are invited to a ‘Mega Yard, Mega Opportunity: IMI Supplier Workshop’ on the first day of Saudi Maritime Congress. 

Saudi Maritime Congress 2020

3rd Saudi Maritime Congress announced for March 2020

Dec 01, 2019

It has been announced today (December 1, 2019) that the 3rd Saudi Maritime Congress is planned for March 2020 to take place in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Maritime Congress discusses Kingdom’s Maritime Expansion and Highlights Major Project Launches

Mar 14, 2019

Vision 2030 goals to drive sustainable growth and developments in the maritime sector are discussed during two days of interactive and stimulating sessions.

H.E. Dr Nabel Bin Mohammed Al Amudi inaugurates the second edition of Saudi Maritime Congress

Mar 13, 2019

Conference to present investment opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and discuss the country’s maritime and logistics policies.

Saudi Global Ports (SGP)

Saudi Global Ports Sets New Volume Handling Record

Jul 3, 2020

On 24 June 2020, Saudi Global Ports (SGP) handled a record 12,691 TEUs on container ship COSCO Shipping Aquarius. Operated by Hong Kong-based shipping line Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), the ship is one of the largest vessels in the world with a capacity of 19,273 TEUs. It possesses a length of 400 metres and a breadth of 59 metres across its vessel beam.

MAWANI with DP World

Mawani Launch First Direct Shipping Line Connecting Dubai and Egypt Through Jeddah

Jun 24, 2020

In partnership with DP World, the Dubai-based provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has launched the first direct shipping line connecting UAE’s Jebel Ali Port in Dubai with Egypt’s Sokhna Port through Jeddah Islamic Port.

Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports launching container feeder with Bengal Tiger Line

Jun 03, 2020

Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with Bengal Tiger Line to launch a new feeder line – Safeen Feeders.

LogiPoint

LogiPoint sets up bonded corridor from Jeddah Islamic Port to airport

May 19, 2020

LogiPoint has established a bonded corridor between Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) and King Abdulaziz International Airport.

International Maritime Industries Cuts Steel on the First of Two “New Build Rig Orders” with ARO Drilling

May 18, 2020

International Maritime Industries (IMI) announced today that the first piece of steel had been cut on rig one (of two) for ARO; a world-class offshore drilling contractor that owns, operates, and manages a fleet of high-specification and premium jack-up rigs in Saudi Arabia. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, ceo of Bahri

Bahri adds new dry-bulk carrier ‘Sara’ to its industry-leading fleet

May 14, 2020

Bahri has announced that it has taken delivery of the new dry-bulk carrier ‘Sara.’ Built by Hyundai Vietnam Shipbuilding (HVS), a subsidiary of Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. (HMD), the vessel increases the company’s fleet of dry-bulk carriers to six ships in line with its efforts to expand its marine capabilities and maintain its position as a leading dry-bulk carrier both regionally and globally.

Saudi Global Ports

Saudi Global Ports to invest $1.87bn in King Abdulaziz Port following new BOT agreement

Apr 14, 2020

PSA International joint venture Saudi Global Ports (SGP) is become the sole container terminal operator at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam with a new Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement.

International Maritime Industry (IMI)

IMI’s first newbuilding projects underway as yard construction continues

Apr 8, 2020

Partial completion of International Maritime Industry’s (IMI) vast new shipyard, within the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al Khair on Saudi Arabia’s east coast may not be due until late this year of early next, but this has not held up the start of operational activities, including newbuild rig, ship and repair projects with shareholders and third parties according to Julian Panter, IMI’s Vice President of Business Development.

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

MSC positions to meet demand from Asia once COVID-19 impact eases

Apr 01, 2020

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has unveiled a new flexible cargo service to meet an anticipated rise in demand for freight services from Asia once the impact of the coronavirus pandemic eases.

Bahri

Bahri donates $2.67m to Saudi fight against COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

Saudi shipowner Bahri is making a SAR10m ($2.67m) donation to the Kingdom’s Ministry of Health in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Inmarsat

Inmarsat launches mobile satellite connectivity services in Saudi Arabia

Feb 19, 2020

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has launched connectivity solutions to customers based in Saudi Arabia, through new partner agreements, across sea, air and land.

Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT)

Red Sea Gateway Terminal receives port equipment in $266.7m investment

Feb 12, 2020

Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) in Saudi Arabia has received the first batch of terminal equipment in an initial investment of SAR1bn ($266.7m).

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, ceo of Bahri

Bahri extends liner shipping network to South Indian ports

Jan 09, 2020

Saudi Arabia’s shipowner Bahri has extended its liner shipping network to South India with calls at Ennore and Chennai ports.

DP World

DP World inks 30-year concession for Jeddah South Container Terminal

Dec 24, 2019

DP World has inked a 30-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession with the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) for the management and development of the Jeddah South Container Terminal at the multi-purpose Jeddah Islamic Port.