Jeddah Islamic Port

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the world’s main oil exporting country. It has the largest and most diversified economy in the Middle East with industrial exports that are internationally oriented. The Kingdom, therefore, has to have efficient, fully equipped ports that are capable of doing the job as it should be done.






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million containers


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Vessels Schedule

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Terminal Operators

5130 M  62  12  km2


  • About the Port
    The port has gained a historical value, due to the fact that Jeddah city is the main gateway to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. It is the largest port in terms of volume and cargo handling capacity, as it handles more than 65% of all cargoes imported through Saudi ports. Jeddah Islamic Port covers today an area of 12.5 square kilometers, the port is also equipped with more than 1752 new cargo handling equipment.

    After the establishment of Saudi Ports Authority in 1976, the developing of Jeddah Islamic Port and its facilities was started.
  • Geographical Location

    Jeddah Islamic Port enjoys a unique location on the Red Sea coast, in the middle of the international shipping route between east and west.

  • Latitude 21° 28' N
  • Longitude 39° 10' E
  • Services
  • Marine Services

    Jeddah Islamic Port owns a complete set of port service vessel such as tugboats, rescue boats equipped with firefighting equipment, pilot boats, two buoys service boats, garbage collection boat, pollution control boat, floating crane capable of handling 200 tons. This fleet has contributed in achieving a high Key Performance Indicator and increased the ports' operations efficiency, along with the port's development.


    The fleet is monitored and operated by the Maritime Control Tower, which is equipped with advanced Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS), to serve and control the movement of the ships, either in the navigational channels, or inside the Port's basins. The port has two navigational channels; one of which length is 2.2 nautical miles with a 300 m width while the other channel's length is 1.8 nautical mile with a 300 m width, in addition to four basins.


    Warehouses Yards:

    The storage area of warehouses is 3.9 km2 of the total area of the port and is divided to the following areas:

    1) Open storage areas with total area of 3.5 km2.

    2) Closed storage areas with total area of 0.4 km2 consisting of 59 warehouses and transit covered areas.

    As well as silos for grain storage and tanks for edible oil.


  • Retention and Re-export Zone:

    Located on a total area of 900,000 m2, it includes yards and warehouses for containers, cargoes, and cars storage. Saudi Trade and Export Development Company (TUSDEER) invested this area and is running it through Build–operate–transfer B.O.T system, to provide various logistic services such as cargo storage & collection, whether it is accessing to Saudi Arabia, or as retention and re-export.

  • Passengers Hall:

    The Passengers Hall was developed and equipped to welcome and bid farewell to pilgrims, as Jeddah Islamic Port is the main port of arrival for pilgrims going to Holy cities of Makkah and Medina.


    It includes an arrival, inspection & departure halls, VIP lounge, customs, passports inspections, and a waiting hall.

  • King Fahad Ship Building & Repair Yard:

    This yard contains two floating docks; several covered workshops and fully equipped berths to carry out all ship repairing and maintenance projects, through dedicated, qualified, and experienced technical teams supported with latest technological tools and devices.

  • Training:

    The training center at Jeddah Islamic Port contains 17 training rooms and a large hall for celebrations. It is equipped with the latest specifications. It offers a number of training programs in the maritime, operational and safety fields which are all approved by the Ministry of Civil Service. In addition, the center provides supportive programs in managerial, behavioural, computer and English skills.


    The Center's programs are available to all Saudi Ports Authority employees (Mawani) and related governmental authorities as well as private sectors.

  • Port Berths

    Port has grown from ten berths to 62 modern berths today, equipped with the latest equipment and highest international standards, with total length of 12,3 km and depth of 18 m. Thus it can accommodate the new generation of container ships with a capacity of 19,800 TEU.

    Ports berths are allocated as follows:
  • (3) berths for bulk grain
  • (19) berth for containers
  • (32) berth for general cargoes
  • (6) berths for passengers
  • (2) berths for livestock 


  • Terminal Operators

Zamil Operations and Maintenance Company, Limited (Zamil O&M)

King Fahad Ship Building & Repair Yard


United National Marine Projects Co. Ltd

Passenger Terminal

 (Handling Passengers' Luggage)

Gulf Stevedoring and Contracting Co. Ltd. (GSCCO)

Northern Container Terminal


Mansour Al-Musaid Company

Northern General Cargoes – Livestock, Bulk Grain,

(Esnad Northern Terminal)

DP World Middle East LimitedSouthern Containers
International Technical Company

Southern General Cargoes

Al Esnad Southern Terminal

Abdul Rahman Turki Foundation (ATCO)Marine equipment
Saudi Trade & Export Development Company (Tusdeer)Re-Export Zone
Red Sea Container Terminal CompanyRed Sea Container Terminal

contact us

Jeddah Islamic Port

Tel:  +966126277777 Fax +966126477411

PO Box 9285, Jeddah 21188​