Yanbu Commercial Port

AJWA Port Services Operate Yanbu Commercial Port

In March 1999 AJWA Port Services was awarded the contract of operating and managing the Yanbu Commercial Port, this contract was renewed for another 10 years commencing November 2008.

Although this port has played a key role in the development of the nearby industrial estate but since the mid 80's it was used mainly for the import of bulk grain and an insignificant volume of general cargo.

Purchasing New Equipment Increases Efficiency

In an effort to increase the efficiency in handling, AJWA upon taking over the port has immediately set out to upgrade the old equipment and purchase new gear which includes a multipurpose 280E Gottwald harbour crane with 100 tons capacity.

Another 2 similar cranes will be purchased during 2009 which will bring the total of 5 harbour cranes, thereby significantly raising the capacity of this port to minimum of 5 million tons per year.

Total cargo handled by AJWA Port Services, Yanbu up to February 2009 is 14 million tons.

An additional berth will also be built to bring total available berths in this port to 10. Draft will also be improved to 14 meters by dredging thereby allowing Panamax type vessels to call this port fully laden.

Yanbu Commercial Port Services

Bulk Unloading & Storage Yes 4000 tpd & 40,000 T
Bagging Yes (50kg to 1000kg) 5000 tpd
Bulk Load Out Yes 8000 tpd
Reefer Yes 2240 m2
Container Handling Yes Up to 13 rows
Break Bulk Yes 2500 tpd
Passenger Yes  
Ro Ro Yes  
Inland Transport Yes  
Consolidation Yes  
Transhipment Yes (3 months free storage)  
24 hrs Operation Yes  

Yanbu Commercial Port Infrastructure

Berths 9 - Total length is 1800m. Depth is 12m (14m in 2010)
Covered Space 9 - Sheds with total covered space over 40,000 m2
Open Space Over 250,000 m2 of open paved space
Silos 2 of 20,000 T each

Yanbu Commercial Port Gear and Equipment

1 Siwertell Screw Unloader 600 tph
4 Pneumatic Unloader 200 tph each (2 more will be added in 2010)
3 Mobile Harbour Cranes 60 & 100 T, can handle up to 13th line of containers  (2 more will added in 2010/11)
93 Forklifts From 2.5 up to 42 T
4 Mobile Cranes 30 & 35 T
10 Tractor Heads 4x4 & 4x2
33 Trailers From 40 to 60 T
18 Grabs From 3 to 18 m3
10 Hoppers From 28 to 150 m3
6 Front-End Loaders From 1.2 to 3.1 m3
5 Weighbridges 80 T
1 Floating Cranes 150 T

Cargo Handled at Yanbu Commercial Port

General Cargo
Break Bulk Cargo
Project Cargo
All types of bulk cargo such as cement, clinker, fertilizer and grain