The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) and the National Center for Privatization & PPP (NCP) have announced that they have received Expression of Interest (EOI) respondents from 64 companies seeking to offer marine services at eight commercial and industrial ports in the Kingdom.
The long-term contracts will be awarded to experienced private sector operators through a competitive procurement process according to the Private Sector Participation Law.
As per the agreement, the contracted parties will provide a wide range of basic marine services such as anchorage, pilotage, towage, berthing and unberthing, and mooring. Additional services included in the contractual terms span pollution control, firefighting, and waste collection and disposal among others.
The list of local and international private sector bidders in the EOI stage can be accessed through the National Center for Privatization & PPP website: (https://psp.ncp.gov.sa/site/EOI_Marine_Services_CO/)
Earlier, MAWANI and NCP had launched EOI for new Marine services contracts for eight major Saudi seaports to the private sector. The marine services agreements award process forms a key component in the maritime sector’s development drive which involves adopting global standards and attracting industry stalwarts. These efforts are key to positioning the Kingdom as a global logistics center on the world stage while building a booming and sustainable maritime sector and achieving socioeconomic progress as outlined by Vision 2030.