The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has reached an agreement with shipping behemoth Bahri to create and run an integrated logistics park on 95,436m2 of land leased at the Jeddah Islamic Port. The agreement was signed by H.E. Omar Talal Hariri, President of MAWANI and H.E. Eng. Abdullah Ali Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, in the presence of senior officials from both sides
Hariri commented: “Launching this project forms a core part of our initiatives to achieve the objectives of the National Transportation and Logistics Strategy (NTLS), which envisions setting up similar logistics zones within and beyond Saudi ports to empower the Kingdom’s bid to become a global logistics hub as well as provide world-class logistics services to accelerate economic development and enable overall transformation in line with Vision 2030.”
“Leveraging Jeddah Islamic Port’s strategic location, this agreement will further expand Bahri’s import, transport, distribution, and storage capabilities”
Aldubaikhi added: “Leveraging Jeddah Islamic Port’s strategic location, this agreement will further expand Bahri’s import, transport, distribution, and storage capabilities and help the company raise the level of its services according to international standards. We constantly strive to be a responsible business that builds sustainable capabilities and offers solutions that meet the exact needs of our partners.”
Bahri will oversee operations at the cutting-edge facility for the next 20 years
Bahri will oversee operations at the cutting-edge facility for the next 20 years after it is completed. The logistics zone will be used to store and handle all types of inbound and outbound shipping containers held by Bahri and other companies. It will be able to store reefer, insulated, and dry containers, as well as provide services such as container maintenance and repair, container cleaning, bonded storage, and haulage.