Jeddah Islamic Port, the largest in Saudi Arabia, reported a growth of 6.8 percent in 2020, with volumes increasing to 4.7 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) from 4.3 million TEUs in 2019. This increase moved the facility up five places to rank 37 out of the world’s top 100 ports.
The 2021 edition of Lloyd’s list of top 100 ports was recently published, measuring the annual container throughput volumes of global ports in 2020. It includes three Saudi ports: King Abdullah Port at 84, King Abdul Aziz Port at 93, and Jeddah Islamic Port at 37.
This improvement comes as a direct result of the largest build-operate-transfer container terminal agreement at Jeddah Port.