Located at the northern end of the Jeddah Islamic Port, work at the greenfield site began in January 2008. The 1.8m teu second-generation terminal, constructed under a BOT agreement with the Saudi Port Authority, is due to be fully completed by Q3-2010 and is expected to add 45% to Jeddah Islamic Port’s annual teu capacity.
The terminal is currently equipped with six tandem-lift, super post-Panamax 85 tonne ZPMC ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, supported by 20 RTG yard cranes. An additional four STS cranes and six RTGs are scheduled for delivery by June 2010.
The terminal is using Navis Sparcs N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) and a “smart” gate automation system to provide full gate-to-yard-to-vessel integration.