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King Abdullah Port lives up to Promise-Seatrade Maritime Review Magazine article

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KING ABDULLAH PORT THROUGHPUT INCREASES BY 14% IN FIRST HALF OF 2017 Hameedadin: First half results confirm the success and achievements of King Abdullah Port

King Abdullah Economic City, August 2017 King Abdullah Port announced the increase of its throughput to 821,694 TEU in the first half of 2017, representing an increase of around 14% compared to the... more

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1,460 maritime services delivered in 2016, 30% increase expected by the end of 2017,Specialized Marine Services Company Is Key Contributor To The Successful Operation Of King Abdullah Port

King Abdullah Economic City, August 2017 In 2016, Container Management magazine, a British global leader specialized in ports, navigation, maritime transportation and container handling, issued a... more

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KING ABDULLAH PORT INTRODUCES NEW, FIRST OF ITS KIND TECHNOLOGY IN THE KINGDOM, ACTIVATES 24-HOUR CONTAINER INSPECTION INITIATIVE

King Abdullah Economic City, June 2017 The Ports Development Company, the owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, has announced the completion of the building of a central operating room... more

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KING ABDULLAH PORT CELEBRATES RAMADAN HOSTING IFTAR FOR OPERATING PARTNERS AND PARTICIPATING SECTORS Hameedadin speaks of King Abdullah Port’s dedication to advancing the tenets of Vision 2030

Jeddah, June 2017 An atmosphere of trust, collaboration and unity settled over those gathered at this year’s annual iftar held by the Ports Development Company, the owner and developer of King... more

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On the first anniversary of the declaration of Vision 2030 KING ABDULLAH PORT RAPIDLY CONTRIBUTING TO THE REALIZATION OF VISION 2030, TRANSFORMING THE KINGDOM INTO A GLOBAL LOGISTICS HUB

King Abdullah Economic City, May 2017 Today, the Kingdom is moving with confidence and clarity towards promising new horizons with the implementation of Vision 2030 and the National Transformation... more

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KING ABDULLAH PORT CONFIRMS THE KINGDOM’S ROLE AS A GLOBAL LOGISTICS CENTER AT SEA ASIA 2017 IN SINGAPORE

Singapore, May 2017 King Abdullah Port successfully concluded its participation in and sponsorship of Sea Asia 2017, the event’s sixth edition, which was recently held in Singapore as part of... more

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King Abdullah Port on Saudi TV .

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In a study of more than 600 international ports King Abdullah Port Joins World’s 100 Biggest Container Ports Hameedadin: Alphaliner ranking consolidates Kingdom’s maritime status

King Abdullah Economic City, April 2017 King Abdullah Port landed the 98th spot among the world’s biggest container ports for 2016, up from 104th the previous year, according to Alphaliner, a... more

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In line with the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques’ Asian Tour King Abdullah Port to Sponsor Sea Asia 2017 in Singapore

King Abdullah Economic City, March 2017 King Abdullah Port has signed an agreement to sponsor Sea Asia 2017, the event’s sixth edition, to be held 25-27 April 2017 in Singapore. The event will be... more

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Increase of King Abdullah Port’s Annual Throughput to 1.4 Million TEU by the end of 2016 Hameedadin: King Abdullah Port is taking steady steps towards becoming a prime East-West hub on the main trade route between Asia and Europe

King Abdullah Economic City, January 2017 King Abdullah Port announced the increase of its annual throughput to 1.4 million TEU by the end of 2016, representing an increase of around 8% compared to... more

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King Abdullah Port Associate Sponsor at TOC Middle East

Dubai, December 2016 King Abdullah Port was an associate sponsor and a leading participant in TOC Middle East, a major regional and global event in maritime shipping, ports and terminal... more

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King Abdullah Port’s Annual Capacity to Reach Four Million TEU Milestone Infrastructure of Berth 5 and Berth 6 at final stages of this year’s strategic expansion

King Abdullah Economic City, December 2016 The infrastructure works for Berth 5 and Berth 6 are about to be finished in a few weeks, King Abdullah Port announced on Wednesday. The two berths are... more

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Global Maritime Experts See King Abdullah Port’s Role Vital to Boost Saudi Shipping Industry Advantages to new port seen as integrative to operations at more established ports in the Kingdom

Jeddah, November 2016 King Abdullah Port seeks to strengthen its contribution to Saudi Vision 2030 by advancing and consolidating the private sector’s role in the development, growth and... more

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King Abdullah Port Sponsors Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition

Dubai, November 2016 In his statement on the sidelines of King Abdullah Port’s sponsorship of the Seatrade Maritime Middle East Exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Center, Eng. Abdullah... more

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Al Arabiya Closing Bell Interview

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King Abdullah Port Signs 2.7 Billion SAR Financial Agreement with SABB and the Arab National Bank for Next Phase Expansion

September 2016 - The Ports Development Company, owner and developer of the King Abdullah Port – region’s first privately owned port - has announced the signing of a financial agreement with SABB... more

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Leadership Keen on Role of Ports in 2030 Vision Leading to a Diversified and More Competitive Economy

King Abdullah Port at King Abdullah Economic City to Boost Kingdom’s Role as a Global Logistics and Trade Center August 2016 - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing an unprecedented boom in... more

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King Abdullah Port Holds Annual Iftar with Port’s Operating Partners and Participating Sectors Hameedadin: “We are committed to participating in achieving Saudi Vision 2030 through activating the role of the private sector”

June 26, 2016 In a Ramadan setting filled with the faith, communication and collaboration that reflect the spirit of one family, the Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah... more

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King Abdullah Port Officials Visit Valenciaport to Study the Operational Model Employed at Spain’s Largest Port

May 2, 2016 Officials of King Abdullah Port visited Valenciaport, Europe’s fifth busiest port. Accompanied by delegates from the Economic Cities Authority (ECA), the Coast Guard, the Saudi Customs... more

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King Abdullah Port – Infographic Video

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King Abdullah Port and 2030 Vision

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Governor of Makkah Region Tours King Abdullah Port

HRH PRINCE KHALID ALFAISAL VIEWS ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FIRST PRIVATELY OWNED AND OPERATED PORT IN THE KINGDOM AND MIDDLE EAST 3 million TEU handled in second full year of operation King... more

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King Abdullah Port: Full readiness to receive heavy container traffic before the holy month of Ramadan

March 13, 2016 King Abdullah Port has concluded its readiness to receive the heavy container traffic that precedes the holy month of Ramadan every year. This time of year constitutes a vital season... more

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Eng. Abdullah Hameedadin interview during Business Lunch program-Al Arabiya Channel

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King Abdullah Port Concluded 2015 with Impressive Achievements and International Partnerships Hameedaddin: King Abdullah Port handled 1.3 million TEUs in its second year of operation

JEDDAH, January 17, 2016 - Engineer Abdullah bin Muhammad Hameedaddin, Managing Director of the Ports Development Company, owners, developers and managers, of King Abdullah Port, has announced the... more

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Eng. Hameedadin interview with Al Eqtisadiah Daily Newspaper

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TOC ME CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT’S KING ABDULLAH PORT’S IMPORTANCE TO THE MIDDLE EAST AS A WHOLE

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King Abdullah Port Receives World’s Largest Vessel

MSC Maya is the latest of the new supersize container ships to deliver cargo to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia King Abdullah Port, October 2015: The largest vessel in the world, the MSC Maya docked at... more

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Serving investors in the automotive sector at KAEC’s Industrial Valley

King Abdullah Port and NYK Group sign Joint Venture for operating Ro-Ro terminal With an initial capacity of 600,000 CEUs a year over 2 berths King Abdullah Economic City, 6th September 2015: In a... more

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SAUDI PORTS ALIGN AND COOPERATE TO ISSUE GENERAL KINGDOMWIDE STUDY

Agreement was part of Saudi Ports Authority visit to King Abdullah Port KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, September 2015: In response to an invitation from the Secretary General of the Economic Cities... more

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King Abdullah Port gathers partners for Ramadan iftar

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, organized its annual iftar in the presence of all King Abdullah Port community members and... more

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King Abdullah Port Signs SAR 1 billion Islamic Bridge Financing

Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port has signed agreements governing a SAR one billion Islamic bridge financing with Arab National Bank (ANB) and Saudi British Bank... more

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Fourth berth at King Abdullah Port handed over to Support Growing Import and Export Activities

Raising capacity to 3 million TEU and hosting vessels for decades to come Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, announced the handing over of the fourth berth at... more

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King Abdullah Port Celebrates Arrival of First Maersk Vessels

King Abdullah Port, owned and developed by Ports Development Company, and Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, celebrated recently their partnership for Maersk Line to begin... more

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King Abdullah Port Receives Enormous Equipment for Samsung Engineering and Rabigh 2

King Abdullah Port, owned and developed by Ports Development Co., recently received large equipment constructed by Samsung Engineering, which are 10 giant units as part of the first shipment of a... more

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Director General of Saudi Border Guard Visits King Abdullah Port

HE Adm. Awad bin Eid Al- Balawi, Saudi Border Guard Director General, and HE Maj. Gen. Badr bin Hamadi Al- Jabri, chief of Board Guards in Makkah province headed a delegation and conducted a visit to King Abdullah Port, where they were welcomed at the border guards office by HE Brigadier General Saad bin Mohammed Abu Hawi, commander of the Border Guards in Rabigh and HE Colonel Mohammed bin Ayed al-Qurashi, commander of the security unit at King Abdullah Port.

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King Abdullah Port receives 3 giant shipping vessels simultaneously

King Abdullah Port, that is owned and operated by Ports Development Company, has received 3 huge shipping vessels at once, ensuring a smooth docking on all three berths. King Abdullah Port is equipped with a world class infrastructure and advanced technology, which supports the hosting and handling of mega ships within its facilities, increasing the volume of imported goods coming into the port, boosting the national economy. (more…)

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Enhancing the presence as one of the vital ports in the world King Abdullah Port participates in the International Conference of Port Community System Operator in France

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: – Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, participated in the International Conference of Port Community System Operator in the city of Le Havre, France, to discuss best case practices and global standards of ports systems and application management while using the latest cutting- edge electronic methods.

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Third berth at King Abdullah Port handed over to Support Growing Import and Export Activities

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 20th November 2014 – Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, announced the handing over of the third berth at King Abdullah Port to National Container Company after fulfilling all Saudi Arabia’s coast guards and customs requirements, where the cooperation between governmental agencies and King Abdullah Port was key to effective business development within the port. (more…)

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Ports Development Company Seeks Extensive Training for King Abdullah Port Staff in Europe

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 27th October 2014 – Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port, in realization of the importance of the human element within the organization, implemented extensive training and certification programs of key areas of the port operations to specialized staff in Europe. Best case practices and know-how skills across multiple disciplines within the port industry were especially tailored and targeted to furthermore nurture the expertise of local teams that will bring with them exceptional port services to the local market.

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King Abdullah Port operator begins operations at new headquarters

Ports Development Company, owner and developer of King Abdullah Port at King Abdullah Economic City handed over to National Container Terminal (NCT), terminal operator at King Abdullah Port, the official terminal operator building situated within the port’s premises and close to the terminal after completing construction with the utmost global standards, presenting highest rate of services to the port’s operations.

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Specialized Marine Services Company at King Abdullah Port signs finance agreement with Saudi Hollandi Bank worth SAR 121.5 Million

Specialized Marine Services Company (SMS), a joint venture between Ports Development Company and National Port Services, signed a Murabaha and Ijara financial loan agreement totaling 121.5 million SAR with Saudi Hollandi Bank.

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For the first time in Saudi Arabia’s history and with a length of 399 meters, the largest cargo ship docks in the berth of Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah Port received the largest cargo ship mooring Saudi Arabia’s docks coming from Greece, the giant MSC London ship, which has a length of 399 meters and width of 54 meters, a depth of 16 meters in the water, and capability of carrying more than 16,500 TEU, weighting a total of 189,000 tons, making it one of the largest container ships in the world.

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Almarai Selects King Abdullah Port to Establish Import and Warehousing Station

Almarai Company, one of the largest food and dairy products companies in the Middle East, signed a strategic agreement with Ports Development Company (PDC) for the usage of the Bulk Cargo Terminal at King Abdullah Port, to become the first tenant of the King Abdullah Port Bulk Terminal and the Processing and Services Zone (PSZ), an integrated port industrial park which is managed by PDC. (more…)

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Import/Export Kick Off at King Abdullah Port

On January 5, 2014 King Abdullah Port completed its commercial services by conducting the first Import & Export transaction. This achievement is additional to the Transshipment operations started... more

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The first mega-vessel arrives in port

Kindly watch our video of the very first mega vessel arriving at King Abdullah Port. This vessel is 366.6 meters, moving from Europe to Asia and passing by King Abdullah Port with thousands of... more

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