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Saudi Ports Authority opens new shipping lane to East Asia

Container transportation lane will operate from Jubail Commercial Port

Saudi Ports Authority opens new shipping lane to East Asia

The new line for container transportation will operate from the Jubail Commercial Port through the global shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine.

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has launched a new shipping lane between the kingdom and East Asian countries.

The new line for container transportation will operate from the Jubail Commercial Port through the global shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and partly in agreement with the alliance consisting of Hapag-Lloyd of Germany, OEN of Japan, and Yang Ming of Taiwan, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency.

It will serve industrial companies in Jubail and Ras Al-Khair.

A statement by SPA said: “The new shipping line will contribute to linking the Jubail Commercial Port with East Asian ports, in addition to opening direct lines for shipping and exporting national products, increasing the quantities of handling in Saudi ports, in addition to facilitating and accelerating direct import and export operations from East Asian countries and increasing trade exchange.”

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