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The Arab Sea Ports Federation

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Active Members

Port of Yanbu Commercial

Yanbu Commercial port

Working Member

Yanbu Commercial Port in Saudi Arabia

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


Built around the oldest existing port along Saudi Arabia’s west coast and Muslim pilgrims’ second most important point of entry to the Kingdom, the modern-day Yanbu Commercial Port was opened in 1965, during the reign of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. Located about halfway between Jeddah Islamic Port and King Fahad Industrial Port to the south and Dhuba Port to the north, Yanbu Commercial Port is strategically located to serve the local economies of Saudi Arabia’s Madina and Qassim regions, two of the Kingdom’s most promising trade centers.


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

  • 12 berths capable of handling over 13.5 million metric tons annually
  • One 1,500-passenger terminal
  • One general cargos terminal
  • Two bulk silos, each with 20,000t capacity
  • A modern road network that connects the port to the Makkah, Madina, and Qassim regions makes it their primary point for inbound and outbound passengers and cargos

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.

Capacity13.5m tons
Terminal operators3

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