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Saudi Ports Authority sets ambitious goals for 2019

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced ambitious goals for 2019 and revealed its recent progress across the nine ports it manages.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Mawani recently launched an integrated shipment scheduling system at Abdul Aziz port to enable clients to electronically schedule their appointments and choose a carrier. According to Mawani, this saves time down to only 17 minutes at the port.

A shipbuilding and repair agreement at the King Abdul Aziz port was also sponsored by Mawani alongside the Ministry of Transport, between Al Blagha Industrial and International Maritime Industries. This agreement aims at attracting several vessels and offshore rigs to the port, settling many specialised maritime jobs, training, and improving national personnel.

The port is continuing its efforts to become an international logistics and digital hub in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, which includes efforts to become a global investment powerhouse, expansion of digital services to reduce delays and cut bureaucracy and increasing transparency across both success and failures.  

The port aims to make operations much easier and more practical over the next several years. An increase of more than 19 per cent has been achieved in cargo handling throughput in the first half of 2018 comparing to the similar period in 2017. In addition, more than 13 million TEUs can be handled annually, totalling 615 million tons, where exports and transshipments form 55 per cent.

Mawani is continuing to ensure a safe working environment and maritime navigation, using modern aids to navigation and safety systems in the fields of IT, navigation, pollution and fire control, while also applying international safety and security codes for ships and port facilities.{/mprestriction}

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