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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

King Fahd Intl Port Yanbu

Working Member

King Fahd Intl Port Yanbu in Saudi Arabia

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


As the Kingdom’s largest outlet for crude and refined petroleum and petrochemicals on the Red Sea coast, King Fahad Industrial Port in Yanbu is one of Saudi Arabia’s most vital ports. Built in 1980, the port is midway between the Far East, Europe, and North America on shipping routes across the Suez Canal and the Bab Al Mandab Strait at either of the Red Sea. Along with crude and refined petroleum and gas products, the port also serves the needs of national industrial complexes that export their liquid and solid petrochemicals and import the equipment and machinery they need for production. 


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

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
Capacity10 m tons
Terminal operators2

Assets and Facilities

The Red Sea’s largest export outlet for Saudi Arabia’s crude and refined petroleum and petrochemicals.

210 million tons annual capacity; 3 berths; comprehensive terminals; can accommodate up to 500,000-ton vessels.

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
Capacity210m tons
Terminal operators11

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.


AddressP.O Box. 1019 Yanbu Al bahr