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DP World breaks records with massive logistics park

The shovels have hit the dirt on a 415,000sqm logistics park being hailed as the biggest of its kind in Saudi Arabia
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An aerial view of the site of a new logistics park in Saudi Arabia. Image: DP World

A cutting-edge integrated logistics park covering 415,000sqm of ground, the equivalent of nearly 21 times the size of the MCG sporting ground in Melbourne, is coming out of the ground at Jeddah Islamic Port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The $250 million complex is being built by DP World and will sit alongside it’s South Container Terminal.

The complex will include 185,000sqm of warehousing space, and a large multi-purpose storage yard, with capacity for more than 390,000 pallet positions.

It will feature Grade-A warehouse space with bonded and unbonded zones, as well as dry, chilled and cold storage facilities.

His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman and CEO of DP World says the project is in line with his company’s belief in the region.

“Saudi Arabia has always been a deeply important market for DP World and this milestone represents our ongoing commitment to the Kingdom,” Bin Sulayem says.

“Jeddah Logistics Park, strategically located on the vital Asia-Europe shipping route, will provide world-class multimodal connectivity and market access for our customers while supporting the ambitious aims of Saudi Vision 2030.

“This investment marks a significant step as we mark 25 years of operations in Jeddah and underscores our enduring commitment to facilitating the flow of trade.”

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) president Omar Bin Talal Hariri says the project will boost collaboration with DP World and strengthen trade.

“This new logistics area will be connected to DP World’s South Container Terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, facilitating growth and increasing the number of containers handled at the terminal,” Bin Talal Hariri says.

“The project is part of Mawani’s broader efforts to expand the number of logistics centres in Saudi ports, in partnership with major national and international companies, and in line with the objectives of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy and Vision 2030.”

Jeddah Logistics Park was established in 2022 as part of a 30-year concession.

It will be developed in two phases with a planned opening in Q2 2025.

The facility will have a rooftop solar plant on the warehouse that will generate 20MW of renewable energy, contributing to its sustainable design.

The groundbreaking at Jeddah Logistics Park follows on the heels of the opening of freight forwarding offices in Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh, expanding the logistics footprint of DP World and strengthening end-to-end supply chains in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond.

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