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Jedda Islamic Ports boost Decarbonisation drive

The Saudi Port Authority (Mawani) recently announced cutbacks on crane activity and truck turnaround times at Jedda Islamic Port. This comes in line with annual targets to lower the carbon footprint of the Kingdom’s busiest port by 1,046 tons in 2023.

These efforts have worked to compliment the goals of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS), including the Mawani Green Ports initiative which aims to slash energy consumption by 15% through equipment electrification and diesel phaseout across the kingdoms trade hubs.

On top of increased operation efficiency the cutbacks are expected to result in 33% decreased average yard crane moves, 17% reduced turnaround times for trucks and an overall lowered logistics cost for the maritime transport sector clients. This further solidifies the port in its standing as a cost-competitive and operationally efficient logistics destination at the crossroads of East-West trade.

The national maritime regulator’s environmental strategies are inspired by the Saudi Green Initiative a national climate action plan that unites the country in the race against climate change through pushing forward ecological protection, energy transition, and emission reductions though a joint collaborative approach between the public and private sectors.

This is all in line with the Kingdoms Vision 2030 to reduce its dependence on oil and work towards a more sustainable future.

The Red Sea-based hub recently received the Port of The Year award at the Green Shipping Summit 2023 that was held recently in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for its successful track record in harnessing innovative and sustainable technologies and solutions for a greener tomorrow.

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