The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and DP World Jeddah today laid the foundation stone for the expansion and modernization of the South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port. The development is part of the new concession agreement MAWANI signed with DP World Jeddah in April 2020 to continue operating and managing the facility for the next 30 years. The company has committed to a total investment of $800 million to modernize the terminal. The new overhaul project, which will take place over four phases and is set to be completed by 2024, will see infrastructural upgrades, including the broadening of draft depth and quay, and the installation of advanced equipment and technologies. MAWANI, DP World Jeddah Break Ground on Jeddah Islamic Port’s South Container Terminal Revamp
The development plans include extending the length of the quay from 1500m to 2150m and deepening the draft to 18m, which will enable the terminal to service five vessels simultaneously and handle the largest container vessels in operation today and in the future, carrying up to 26,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit). Fifteen new Ship to Shore (STS) gantry cranes featuring the latest technology and 60 new electrically powered Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTGs) cranes will be added to the container yard in batches starting in 2022. When complete, the revamped terminal will double Jeddah Islamic Port’s container handling capacity from 2.4 million TEUs to 4 million by 2024.