Prince Mohammed bin Nasser inaugurates Port of Jazan City

His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Jazan Region, inaugurated the Port of Jazan City last week.

His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Governor, and the Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, the Minster of Investment as well as other high ranking government and private-sector officials attended the ceremony.

His Excellency the President of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Eng. Khalid Al-Salem, said that the total existing investments at JCPDI sum to about 88 billion SAR, though the city is still under construction.

He revealed that an investment agreement was signed to establish a pasta production factory, in addition to signing a memorandum of understanding between the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and the Saudi Coffee Company, besides another memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Investment and Hutchison Ports Jazan.

His Excellency pointed out that the Port is one of the most critical enablers supporting JCPDI’s industrial growth.

Al-Salem clarified that the Port consists, in its first phase, of three industrial berths, an SPM that provides services to Saudi Aramco Refinery, three commercial berths for handling containers including general cargo and bulk goods, in addition to storage yards with special areas for storing and monitoring refrigerated containers.

The RCJY president also revealed that the Port has a berth with a depth of 16.5 meters, which enables receiving modern fifth generation ships with a capacity reaching more than 21,000 TEUs, and that can also handle general cargo and bulk cargo ships with a capacity of more than 100,000 tons per ship.

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