Saudi Arabia’s Port of Neom now open for business

Saudi Arabia’s Neom has announced that the primary northwest seaport of the nation, known as the Port of Neom is now officially open for business.

Originally known as the Duba Port, the seaport will meet rising volumes of cargo arriving at Neom, the country’s much-vaunted city of the future.

The government of Saudi is now looking to operate at net carbon zero levels, utilising 100 per cent renewable energy at source, making it the most sustainable next-generation port in the world, a statement by Neom claimed.

Port of Neom is expected to be a critical enabler for Neom and a catalyst for further economic development in the region, on the back of its location at the crossroads of global trading routes on the Red Sea.

“The opening is a major milestone. It will be critical to the ongoing creation and operation of the Neom region as it grows and support broader economic activity in the north-west corner of the kingdom. We expect that seamless connection to one of the world’s busiest trading routes – and the other advanced and clean industries based at Oxagon – will combine to offer an attractive proposition to prospective innovators and manufacturers.”

Sean Kelly, Managing Director, Port of Neom

For the development of the sustainable port, Neom has invested more than 7.5 billion Saudi riyals ($2 billion).

“The Port of Neom will be pivotal to the continued commercial competitiveness, economic diversification and maritime trade ambitions of the kingdom. Our vision is to build one of the world’s most technologically advanced, efficient and sustainable ports with the first fully integrated and automated supply chain and logistics network, and this first phase of development is a step towards realising that.”

Nadhmi Al Nasr, Chief Executive, Neom

Neom will be powered by 100 per cent clean energy, through renewable solar, wind and green hydrogen-based energy.

The Line, a civilisational revolution that puts people first, provides a unique urban living experience while preserving the surrounding nature. Photo: Neom

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