Saudi Global Ports (SGP) was honored to host President of MAWANI (Saudi Ports Authority), HE Engineer Saad Abdulaziz AlKhalb during his first visit to the terminal on 26 June 2018.

During the visit, HE Engineer Saad shared his vision to develop the terminal with commitment to high standards of productivity and customer service across its operations. He remarked that port operations play an integral part in the Vision 2030 to transform the Kingdom into a global logistics hub.

Director General of King Abdul Aziz Port, Engineer Walid Faris Al Faris, said, “PSA has shown professionalism and great dedication to upholding high service and safety standards since the start of operations. New productivity records have been achieved since Saudi Global Ports commenced operations in 2015.”

Mr Anderson Goh, CEO of SGP, said, “Saudi Global Ports is honoured to be under the Public Investment Fund (PIF) Program supporting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 of developing the country’s seaport operations and logistics eco-system. We would like to extend our appreciation to MAWANI, Saudi Customs Authority, Saudi Coastal Guard and Saudi Railway Organisation for their continued support to improve the efficiency of the port. PSA will continue to journey closely alongside MAWANI as we contribute to the growth of the Kingdom’s economy.”

SGP operates the second container terminal in King Abdulaziz Port in Saudi Arabia, a joint venture between the PIF of Saudi Arabia and PSA International. The terminal was built with an efficient design and is equipped with modern equipment to handle 900,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of container volume annually. It achieved over 463,500 TEUs of containers in 2017, a 13% increase over 2016.

The terminal continues to improve its operations and cargo clearance process flow in close cooperation with MAWANI and Saudi Customs Authority, and is gradually increasing its handling capacity to 1.3 million TEUs. To-date, SGP has employed and raised the skillsets of more than 300 Saudi nationals, to the benefit of the industry.