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Mawani and Abyat will set up a logistics center at King Abdulaziz port

The Saudi Port Authority (Mawani) has signed an agreement with Abyat for the construction of a regional logistics center at King Abdulaziz port in Dammam for distribution and assembly, covering an area of ​​more than 81 km2 and over $27 million in investments.

The agreement was signed by HE Mr. Omar Talal Hariri, Chairman of Mawani, and Mr. Yasser Hassan Abul, Chairman of Abyat in the presence of senior officials from both parties.

HE Hariri said: “The agreement reflects the Authority’s efforts to utilize the location of Saudi ports which are positioned on international trade lines, to create regional distribution and shipping hubs, while facilitating the chain supply and trade in the region.

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“The strategic location of King Abdulaziz Port creates competitiveness for investors who wish to build integrated logistics centers that provide value-added services, under Mawani’s initiatives that align with the objectives of the National Strategy for transport and logistics as well as on Saudi Vision 2030.”

Mr. Yasser Hassan Abul expressed his enthusiasm for partnering with Mawani to build a regional hub that supports Abyat’s logistics operations at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.

While Mawani continues its efforts to transform the 19 km2 port, which has been linked to the dry port of Riyadh, to provide integrated operational services, with 43 multi-purpose quays and a capacity of 105 million tons.

King Abdulaziz Port is equipped to receive the largest ships and handle different types of cargo, as well as containing a container terminal, two general cargo terminals and auxiliary terminals, as well as having a ship repair yard which contains two quays floating able to accommodate vessels up to 215 meters.

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