The Saudi Ports Authority Mawani has signed an agreement with CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, to build an integrated logistics platform at Jeddah Islamic Port. The new facility will be established on 130,000 square meters of land leased by the port administration with the overall aim of developing an efficient sector-wide logistics mechanism and boosting the Kingdom’s profile as a global logistics hub connecting three continents. Jeddah Islamic Port is Saudi Arabia’s top import and export destination, receiving 75% of the nation’s total inbound maritime trade and transhipments. With an annual capacity of 130 million tons, the Red Sea’s leading re-export hub features 62 berths and four terminals.The project aims to offer a unified logistics ecosystem leveraging CMA CGM’s ocean network with CCIS inland solutions and CEVA’s logistics services, to offer customers seamless end to end logistics solutions. The agreement will create more than 150 direct jobs and hundreds of indirect ones within the logistics sector. It will be providing a trusted logistics hub in one of the busiest trading routes serving as an instrumental part of the global maritime trade connecting Saudi Arabia to the rest of the world.CMA CGM subsidiaries, CCIS and CEVA, will be offering unique logistics solutions including advanced hub, export hub, value added services, temperature controlled bonded storage and multimodal transport solutions to cater for all customer needs.With this major investment, the new project will strengthen Jeddah Port’s position as the hub of choice for both gateway and cross border trade in the Red Sea. It will support Jeddah Islamic Port’s growth strategy in its aim to become one of the top ten ports globally, as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. The CMA CGM Group continues moving forward with its regional expansion strategy as a global leader in shipping and logistics.