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Photographer:Viktor [View profile]Title:Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIAAdded:Apr 05, 2012
Captured:December 03, 2011IMO:UnavailableHits:1,554
Location:Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Photo Category: Harbour Overview Images
The Kingdom established the Seaport Authority, in September 1976, whereupon it started developing Jeddah Islamic Port and its facilities were expanded from modest 10 operational berths in 1976 to the 58 berths of international status in service today.

Jeddah Islamic Port which is a congestion free harbor occupies 10.5 square kilo meters, with 58 deep water quays having an overall length of 11.2 kilometers with a draft reaching 16 meters. Which can accommodate the latest generation of large container vessels (with a capacity of 6500 TEUs).

The port provides handling services for all types of cargo by means of a highly specialized cargo terminals, distributed as follows:

container terminals
bulk grain terminals
bulk edible oil terminal
ro-ro cargo terminals
general cargo terminals
live stock terminals
chilled and frozen cargo terminals
passenger terminal

Marine services

The port has a large fleet of marine craft such as salvage tugboats, fire-fighting boat, other marine craft specialized in fighting pollution and a buoy laying vessel. Along with other crafts for pilotage, mooring and collecting garbage. In addition a floating crane of 200 tones capacity are also available.

The marine tower controls the traffic of vessels. It is provided with most sophisticated wire/wireless communication equipment to serve navigation, to control and guide vessels.

These facilities enable the port to carry out its marine function efficiently to meet the operational demands.
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Dеnis on Apr 05, 2012 11:47 (8 years ago)
Who knows, maybe somewhere there among cranes there's a floating crane named "Jeddah Floating Crane 1", a crane like this:
Dеnis on Apr 05, 2012 11:44 (8 years ago)
Superb shot!
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