Saudi Arabia
2.1.1 Saudi Arabia Port of Jeddah

Port Overview

Jeddah Islamic Port is a Saudi Arabian port, located in Jeddah on the Red Sea, at the middle of an international shipping route between the east and west via the Suez Canal. It is the second largest and second-busiest port in the Arab world (after the Port of Jebel Ali in Dubai, UAE). The port serves the commercial centres through which 65% of Saudi Arabia's imports by sea are being handled. 

Port website:

Key port information may also be found at:

Port Location and Contact


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Province or District


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Port

Jeddah (0 km)

Port's Complete Name

Jeddah Islamic Port





Managing Company or Port Authority

Saudi Ports Authority

Management Contact Person

Eng. Majed Al-Argoubi

Director General - Jeddah Islamic Port

Tel: +966126277777

Fax: +966126477411

PO Box 9285, Jeddah 2118


Nearest Airport and Airlines with Frequent International Arrivals/Departures

King Abdulaziz International Airport

International Carriers:

  • Aegean Airlines
  • Afriqiyah Airways
  • Air Algérie
  • Air Arabia
  • AirAsia X
  • EgyptAir
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • IndiGo
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Pakistan International Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Saudia
  • Turkish Airlines

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Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Station/ Terminal name




Southern Container Terminal

DP World Middle East Limited


Red Sea Gateway Container Terminal

Red Sea Gateway Station Company Ltd.


North Esnad Station

Mansour Al Mosaed Company

General cargo, RORO, dry and liquid bulk, containers,  bulk grains

South Support Station

International Technical Co., Ltd.

General and refrigerated goods, livestock, containers

For more information on port contacts, please see the following link: 4.4 Port and Waterways Companies Contact List.

Port Performance

The climatic conditions affecting the Port of Jeddah are seasonal. In winter onshore, air temperatures range from 25 ºC during the day to about 12 ºC at night. In summer, air temperatures range from 35 ºC during the day to about 25 ºC at night. Extreme air temperatures recorded in recent years in the area have been 49 ºC in May and 6 ºC in February.

Temperatures offshore are generally several degrees lower. Relative humidity varies throughout the year with average values between 65% and 70% in winter and 50% - 55% in summer, however values of 100% may occur for short periods around dawn. The average annual rainfall taken over a four-year period is 3.2 mm.

The incidence of fog is rare, but should it occur, it is more likely during the period from November to April. During the summer months from May to September the incident of poor visibility (less than 5 miles) can be quite high due to mist and haze. Throughout the year, dust storms may occur obscuring the coastline.

Seasonal Constraints


Time Frame

Rainy Season


Major Import Campaigns


Other Comments


Handling Figures for 2021

Vessel Calls


Container Traffic (TEUs)


Handling Figures Bulk and Break Bulk for 2021

Bulk (MT)

4,922,108 (Sold bulk cargo)

500,578 (Liquid bulk cargo)

Break bulk (MT)


Discharge Rates and Terminal Handling Charges

For information on port rates and charges, please see the following link:

Berthing Specifications

Type of Berth


Length (m)

Maximum Draft (m)


Conventional Berth



14 m

General cargo terminal North (10)

General cargo terminal South (12)

Chilled & frozen cargo terminal (4)

Livestock terminal (2)

Container Berth


4800 m

DPW: 16 m

RSGT: 18 m

RSGT: 11 Berths, Length: 3300 M

DP World: 6 Berths, Length: 1500 M

Silo Berth



14 m

Bulk Grain terminal 7

Bulk edible oil & bulk sugar terminal 2

Berthing Tugs


Water Barges


Port Handling Equipment

Is the port equipment managed by the government or privately? Privately



Total Quantity and Capacity Available

Comments on Current Condition and Actual Usage

Dockside Crane ( Quay Cranes)


RSGT: 24

DP World: 11

Super Post-Panamax STS cranes

Container Gantries ( Yard Cranes)


DP World: 44

RSGT: 67

hybrid-RTGs, semi-automated STS cranes, and OCR capability

Mobile Cranes





RSGT: 10

DP World: 8

RoRo Tugmaster (with Trailer)


DP World: 135

RSGT: 150

Grain Elevator with Bagging Machines


800 MT Per Hour

electric forklifts


RSGT: 40

DP World: 35

Container Facilities


20 ft

40 ft

Container Facilities Available



Container Freight Station (CFS)



Refrigerated Container Stations



Daily Take Off Capacity
(Containers per Day)

6550 TEU per day

Number of Reefer Stations
(Connection Points)

DP World: 1200 Reefer plugs

RSGT: 4900 Reefer plugs

Customs Guidance

For more information on customs in Saudi Arabia, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information. 

Terminal Information

Multipurpose Terminal

The Multi-purpose Northern Terminal at Jeddah Islamic port provides comprehensive and integrated services from the reception of cargo & RoRo ships to the final delivery of goods to the importer and in addition to the services provided to the current passenger terminal project which serves all passengers and their luggage,

Grain and Bulk Handling

Jeddah Islamic port has a silo facility with a storage capacity of 120,000 tons. The facility is located opposite to berth 3 which has a draft of 14 m and can easily accommodate a cape size vessel of 100,000 tons. The terminal has equipment that can discharge at a rate of 800 tons per hour to the facility through a set of mobile conveyors. Also the terminal offers bagging service to the grain, with 7 bagging lines that can bag in various sizes from 20KG to 1000 KG.

Main Storage Terminal

The storage areas amount to 3.9 km² of the total area of ​​the port, divided as follows:

  1. Open storage areas of 3.5 square km.
  2. Covered storage areas of 0.4 square km, consisting of 59 warehouses and transit shades.
  3. In addition to silos for storing grains and edible oil tanks.

In addition to a deposit and re-export area:

The area is located on a total area of ​​(900,000 m2) and includes yards and warehouses for storing containers, goods and cars that are managed under the (BOT) system and invested by the Saudi Company for the Development of Trade and Exports - LOGIPOINT (formerly: Tasdeer) to provide

all logistical services such as storage and assembly of goods, whether imported into the Kingdom, or for deposit and re-export fees.


Stevedoring and handling services fees can be found via the following link:

Hinterland Information

Containers and bulk cargo are being transported outbound mainly by Road (Inland transportation) to other ports or to final consignee.  

Port Security

Port Authority (Mawani) implemented a high safety measures and information, navigation, antipollution, fire, and security systems adhered to by all operators. Mawani also complies to all International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) rules and regulations, including the installation of security and CCTV systems, luggage scanners, and fire safety systems. Perimeter walls, controlled-access gates, and hydraulically operated blockers are standard, as are dedicated telecommunications, hydrographic surveys of seaport waters, and vessel tracking systems. Security patrol, safety, and ambulance vehicles are also supplied to all Saudi ports.

Mawani also ensures a safe working and investment environment with the help of the Industrial Security Department of the Ministry of Interior, which handles the three primary domains of workplace wellbeing: security, safety, and firefighting. Mawani constantly evaluates the security status of each facility it oversees. It has also developed security and emergency plans accordingly with ideally designed and applied response and control plans, along with training for Industrial Security personnel.

The Authority also applies global best practices to limit the environmental impact of each port and any vessels on the surrounding marine habitat.


ISPS Compliant


Current ISPS Level
(Level 1 = Normal, Level 2 = Heightened, Level 3 = Exceptional)


Police Boats


Fire Engines



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