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Saudi Port Authority president visits PSA’s Saudi Global Ports

The president of MAWANI (Saudi Ports Authority) HE Saad Abdulaziz AlKhalb visited PSA’s Saudi Global Ports (SGP) recently, and shared his vision to develop the terminal with a commitment to high standards of productivity and customer service across its operations.

Port operations play an integral part in the Vision 2030 to transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics hub, he added.

Director-general of King Abdul Aziz Port, Walid Faris Al Faris, said: “PSA has shown professionalism and great dedication to upholding high service and safety standards since the start of operations. New productivity records have been achieved since Saudi Global Ports commenced operations in 2015.”

Anderson Goh, ceo of SGP said: “Saudi Global Ports is honoured to be under the Public Investment Fund (PIF) Program supporting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 of developing the country’s seaport operations and logistics eco-system. We would like to extend our appreciation to MAWANI, Saudi Customs Authority, Saudi Coastal Guard and Saudi Railway Organisation for their continued support to improve the efficiency of the port. PSA will continue to journey closely alongside MAWANI as we contribute to the growth of the Kingdom’s economy.”

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SGP operates the second container terminal in King Abdul Aziz Port in Saudi Arabia, a joint venture between the PIF of Saudi Arabia and PSA International. The terminal was built with an efficient design and is equipped with modern equipment to handle 900,000 teu annually. It achieved a volume of over 463,500 teu in 2017, a 13% increase over 2016.

The terminal continues to improve its operations and cargo clearance process flow in close cooperation with MAWANI and Saudi Customs Authority, and is gradually increasing its handling capacity to 1.3m teu. To-date, SGP has employed and raised the skillsets of more than 300 Saudi nationals, to the benefit of the industry.

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