Yanbu, which comprises one commercial and one industrial ports, is Saudi Arabia′s nearest major port to Europe and North America, and is the focal point of the most rapidly growing area, in the west of the country.
The commercial port has general cargo, ro-ro and bulk grain berths. It also has a floating crane and is equipped to handle minor ship repairs.
The industrial port has berths for general cargo, containers, ro-ro traffic, bulk cargo, crude petroleum, refined and petrochemical products, natural gas liquids, and a tanker terminal on the open sea.
(last updated: 23-May-2004)
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