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Mawani to set up $47m logistics park in Jeddah

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The logistics park will include a service area for the maintenance and inspection of both empty and full containers

Saudi Ports Authority, known as Mawani, and Swiss-headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company, will set up a new integrated logistics park at Jeddah Islamic Port.

The park, which will store and handle empty containers, will cost SAR175 million ($46.66 million), state-run SPA news agency reported, quoting a company statement.

Medlog, the logistics arm of the Swiss shipping major, will be involved in the 100,000 sq m facility. 

The logistics park will bolster container handling, allow trade movement and ensure supply chains match with the targets of the national transport and logistics strategy.

Furthermore, the project will include a service area for the maintenance and inspection of both empty and full containers, creating 400 direct and indirect employment opportunities for Saudis, according to the statement.

The park will strengthen connectivity between the western and southern regions, facilitating the export of goods through King Abdullah Port in Rabigh province.

Last month Mawani completed a SAR1 billion expansion of Jeddah Islamic Port as tensions in the Red Sea continue. 

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