Hutchison to invest in Saudi Arabia’s JCPDI Port

The Royal Commission in Jubail and Yanbu, represented by the Jubail and Yanbu Industrial Services Company, and Hutchison Ports have entered into an agreement to invest and operate JCPDI Port, which consists of multi-purpose terminals within Saudi Arabia’s Jazan City for Primary and Downstream Industries (JCPDI).

The port was established to provide modern logistics services in line with Saudi Arabia’s goal of becoming a global logistics hub by 2030.

Hutchison has claimed that, as the kingdom’s closest port to East Asia, JCPDI Port is situated along the busiest east-west trade lanes and the rapidly growing north-south trade lanes.

To be developed over two phases, the multi-purpose port will consist of a container terminal and a general cargo and dry bulk terminal. Each will be equipped with the latest in handling equipment and have a quayside draught of 16.5 metres.

Commercial operations of phase one will launch this year starting with the general cargo and dry bulk terminal. With a berth length of 540 metres, this facility will serve the immediate needs of the growing list of JCPDI tenants.

Subsequently, phase one of the container terminal is expected to start commercial operations in early 2022 and offer 730 metres of berth.

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