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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

King Fahd Intl Port Jubail

King Fahd Intl Port Jubail

Working Member

King Fahd Intl Port Jubail in Saudi Arabia

General Manager of King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam
Mr. Naeem Bin Ibrahim El-Naeem

Overview

King Fahad Industrial Port in Jubail is the largest industrial port in the Middle East. The port is the gateway to and from the world’s largest petrochemical complex. Inaugurated by the late King Fahad bin Abdulaziz in 1982, King Fahad Industrial Port was specifically designed to handle imports of the raw materials needed for local industries and exports of petrochemicals, refined petroleum products, chemical fertilizers, and sulfur, among other materials, as the Kingdom was quickly and steadily becoming a force to be reckoned with on the global oil and gas arena.

Location

The Khalifa Bin Salman Port is a major seaport of Bahrain located on the island of Hidd northeast of the main archipelago. It became operational in 2009 and is privately operated by the famous port operating company, APM terminals and is supervised by the Ports and Maritime Affairs department of the country’s government. The port was recently expanded and is envisaged to be a premier transhipment hub of the northern Arabian gulf region.

The number of berths in the port is 39, including:

  • General cargo berths-containers and RO-RO berths.
  • Grain and fodder berths.
  • Unpacked cargo berths, cooled cargo berths and general cargo berths.

The depth of sea waters in such berths ranges from 9 up to 14 meters, while its total length is 7837 meters. Such berths are provided with modern equipment and installations for cargo handling and stowage, in addition to carrying it from the port, also forklift and other electronic lifts of different types, some of which are of 3.2.15 tons capacity. Moreover, lifts for unloading grains, receiving dock with a length reaching 4000 meters and the sea depth along the dock ranging between 4.5 and 6 meters.

They are represented in Authorities, associations, councils and administrations working in the field of the Arab Sea Ports facilities.

Berth Properties

StatementArea
Length of Navigational Channel14Miles
Width of Navigational Channel400Meters
Total port area181000000Square Meters
Water Area174.160.000Square Kilometers
Land area6.840.000Square Kilometers
Total area of container yards1545000Square meters
Total area of opened area yards2391850Square meters
Total area of covered storing yards181000Square meters
Tankers areaNot availableSquare meters

Port Characteristics

Area12.005 km2
Berths10
Terminals3
Capacity10 m tons
Terminal operators2

Located on 110 hectares (ha) of reclaimed land, the port has a 1,800m quay which includes a 900m2 container terminal served by four 61m post-Panamax cranes, as well as general cargo, Ro-Ro and passenger facilities.KBSP’s strategic location in the middle of the Arabian Gulf, together with its deep-water berths and approach channel enables it to accept the largest oceangoing container vessels and its direct overland links to the mainland of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia positions the port as a major regional distribution center.

Located in Hidd Industrial Area, the port is only 13km away from the Bahrain international Airport and 5km purpose-built causeway. Access to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via the King Fahad Causeway is a mere 30km drive.

Development Plan

Thanks to its strategic location and proximity to the Jubail Industrial City, King Fahad Industrial Port in Jubail is the Kingdom’s primary outlet for petrochemicals produced there.

With an unmatched 34 berths, King Fahad Industrial Port is the largest of its kind in the Middle East.

Engineering Features

The port has a channel depth of 13.7 metres which makes it suitable for large vessels and oil tankers (Panamax and Supr-Panamax class ships). The average water depth at the cargo pier and oil terminal is 9.1 metres. The major exports handled by the Port of Bejaia since the early 2000s has been hydrocarbons and petroleum products.

Area6.8 km2
Berths34
Terminals5
Capacity70m tons
Terminal operators10

Pilotage Operation

  • Pilot booking Booking through planning department
  • Pilot working hrs 24 x 7
  • Pilot boat Two pilot boats- Speed 22 knots
  • Distance from pilot station to KBSP 1.0 nautical mile

Productivity Features

Providing a safe passage to the container ships and maintenance services are major priorities of this port. The port has a storage yard coverage of almost 18000 square metres and an open container ground of 400,000 square metres. Bejaia port is the only port in Algeria that has the authority of handling dangerous goods, with 6 hangers of 140,000 square metres each.

Contact

AddressPO Box 31951 Jubail Industrial City - Postal Code 547
Telephone+966133960079
Fax+966133578011
Email