The NEOM Company will take over the operation of Duba Port with immediate effect according to a statement from the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI).
“The management of the NEOM Company is responsible for all the operational and administrative work of the port as well as for the relationship with government agencies and the private sector,” the authority stated.
In alignment with all other Saudi ports, MAWANI stated that it would continue to manage the port’s duties related to issuing regulations and legislation for the port’s operations, granting licenses for all port activities, acting as the port’s supervisor for all ships arriving, and obtaining payments in accordance with the port’s fee and wage structure.
MAWANI stated that it would continue to manage the port’s duties related to issuing regulations and legislation for the port’s operations.
Duba is a small city in the Tabuk province, situated on the northern Red Sea coast. Duba Port, which was established in 1994, is the closest port to the Suez Canal and ports in the Mediterranean region.
The port, known as the ‘Pearl of the Red Sea’, connects the northern and western regions of the Kingdom. The Hurghada and Safaga ports in Egypt can be reached in about three hours by ferry, and some ships and ferries run from Duba to other ports in Egypt and Jordan.