Given its operational capacity, Jeddah Islamic Seaport is one of the largest seaports worldwide. With its modern equipments, facilities and the introduction of a number of measures, this contributed to streamlining and organizing the work procedures under clear cut principles. Jeddah Seaport is now rated among the larges seaports in the world. The rate of waiting period at the seaport was brought down to zero. The problem of long waiting period and that of goods piling up was eliminated completely. The total area of the seaport is 10.5 square kilometer. It has 58 quays with a total length of 11.2 kilometers and depth reaching 14 meters. The larger commercial ships with their huge cargo can be berthed at the seaport. Jeddah has become the gift of the seaport as it was known in ancient times. Development goes one day after day with facilities and modern equipments being introduced to one of the largest and most developed seaports enjoyed by Jeddah... the Bride of the Red Sea.
Customs Building of the seaport with its distinguished architectural style.
The development and modernization of Jeddah Islamic Seaport were achieved through several phases since 1371 H., the days of old seaport, until the modern expansion of the seaport was achieved and executed in accordance with the most advanced international standards in the early nineties of the Hijri calendar, in order to meet the increasing foreign trade movement that accompanied the rapid economic and industrial growth in the Kingdom, so as to give the seaport a better capacity of handling larger ships.
In the small photo customs building of old Jeddah seaport.
Since the reign of King Abdul Aziz, Jeddah and its seaport underwent development. Its early activities were to handle ships carrying goods as well as large wooden boats which used to unload their shipments manually from the seaport up to the stores. During that period, a quay of 170 meters was constructed with a capacity of handling two ships simultaneously. Another quay was also constructed to handle ships of less than 100 meters long, and a quay for lighters was also constructed with 200 meters long.
In the photo control tower and lighthouse of the seaport, an advanced technology.
Jeddah Islamic Seaport lies on the Red Sea, approximately in the middle of the western coast of the Kingdom. It is the main port of the Kingdom, and one of the largest ports on the Red Sea. Jeddah Islamic Seaport lies in the middle way between Suez and Adan. It is one of the most flourishing marine navigation lines. The significance of Jeddah Islamic Seaport dates back to over 1300 years, and is still enjoying a special status being the gateway of Makkh AL-Mukaramah and AL-Madinah AL-Munawarah, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, visitors and Umrah performers pass through it every year.
In the small photo Jeddah seaport 1940
The ancient Nourwali dome in Old Jeddah
Fondest memory: Enjoying the outage of old Jeddah could be
quite wonderful experience, but have any
visitor decided to look what inside those old
People at that time had wonderful flavor of
internal architecture. Mixing the western and
oriental architectures inside houses what
made Old Jeddah special.
Jiddah and all its magnificence is a beauty to behold.
This picture of one of the towers, taken at night is probably one memory that sticks in my mind the most.
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