A revolution is quietly under way in Saudi Arabia’s ports sector, as the first facility to be run outside government control attracts the world’s leading shipping alliance, piling pressure on the kingdom’s premier west coast port, Jeddah Islamic Port.
25 Jul 2015
As the container trade from Asia to the Middle East grows, Saudi Arabia is expanding the container-handling capacity of its ports, opening a new terminal at Dammam this spring.
23 Jul 2015
The 2M shipping alliance between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. can expand its vessel-sharing agreement on U.S. trade lanes connecting to Israel, Russia and Saudi Arabia after a 45-day review expired Thursday without U.S. Federal Maritime Commission action.
27 May 2015
Gulf states in the Middle East are expanding capacity and investing billions of dollars in their ports to accommodate booming traffic in the Asia-Europe trade lane.
30 Apr 2015
The U.S. is amping up security measures in the Strait of Hormuz three days after a cargo ship under U.S.
28 Apr 2015
Just two hours before they were set to call the port at Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, the crew of the Maersk Tigris likely had little or no idea that the container ship would become international news while heightening tension in the Middle East.
27 Apr 2015
Saudi Global Ports has opened its newest container terminal in Dammam’s King Abdul Aziz Port.
27 Mar 2015
Yemen has shut down its major seaports after a series of airstrikes from neighboring Saudi Arabia against rebels fighting Yemen’s Western-backed government, according to various reports.
26 Mar 2015
Gulftainer’s goal to triple volume over the decade through aggressive investment came a step closer in 2014 after the terminal operator increased handling 8 percent year-over-year.
29 Nov 2014
China is speeding up its process of ditching a two-year ban on Brazilian red meat with a resumption of imports expected before Christmas, said Brazil’s agriculture minister, Neri Geller. And Saudi Arabia is expected to resume imports of Brazilian beef by the end of this year.