Jeddah Islamic Port is the largest port in Saudi Arabia and the busiest port in the Middle East. The port is located in the city of Jeddah, on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Major towns near Jeddah Port are Dammam, Jubail, Yanbu, Jizan, Rabigh, Mecca, Medina, and Khobar. It is the main port for pilgrims traveling to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The port is also a hub for container shipping in the Middle East.
The port covers an area of 4 square kilometers and has a depth of 17 meters. It has a capacity of 20 million TEUs. The port has five container terminals, three general cargo terminals, a roll-on/roll-off terminal, and a terminal for handling bulk cargo. The Saudi Ports Authority operates the port.
The Jeddah Islamic Seaport is a central hub for trade in the Middle East and has some export and import requirements. All shipments must be declared to the customs authority and accompanied by the required documentation, such as a commercial invoice, bill of lading, and Certificate of Origin. The customs authority must inspect all shipments. Certain items like alcohol, drugs, and weapons may require an import license. Certain items, such as food and clothing, may be subject to import taxes and duties.
AddressP.O. Box 9285 Jeddah 21188 Saudi Arabia
Port AuthoritySaudi Ports Authority
Coordinates21º 29' 32'' N, 39º 11' 19'' E
Mean tide1 foot
Channel51 - 55 feet 15.5 - 16 meters
Cargo Pier21 - 25 feet 6.4 - 7.6 meters
Anchorage31 - 35 feet 9.4 - 10 meters
Oil Terminal21 - 25 feet 6.4 - 7.6 meters
Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length
Harbor TypeCoastal Natural
0-24 Ton Lifts
25-49 Ton Lifts
50-100 Ton Lifts
100+ Ton Lifts
and Highly reliable
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