Jubail’s ports are experiencing a steady surge in activity due to the city’s petrochemical plants. In 2017, Jubail’s import volumes grew by 83 percent, and JCT witnessed a 26 percent hike in throughput, with a 72 percent growth in import volume.

Jubail has the potential to become an import destination, according to Richard James, Managing Director of Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO). “The Jubail port remains a key gateway for incoming and outgoing container traffic in the burgeoning Saudi market,” he said.

GSCCO, which is part of the Gulftainer group of companies, has registering a container volume of over 680,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) at the Jubail Container Terminal in 2017.