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A promise made is a promise kept As Saudi Arabia’s latest state of art container terminal radically boosts trade flow through a traditional gateway into the Kingdom

Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) is the newest flagship container terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port. A world-class terminal spearheaded by the Saudi Industrial Services group SISCO, it is also the first privately funded, Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) port development agreement in Saudi Arabia. Covering over 750,000 square meters, the facility was constructed to set a benchmark advancing other port terminals around the region, exploiting approaches such as intelligent design and layout, cutting-edge technologies and value-added logistics capabilities; ensuring efficiency within whole supply chain, meeting the demands of modern day trade, it also adds 45% annually to the existing port’s capacity allowing increase in volume and efficiency in handling. Worth noting .. RSGT is next to Tusdeer Saudis’ first export and re-export zone ‘affiliation’ provides a thriving integrated logistics hub on the coasts of the Red Sea. The accomplishment undoubtedly resonate with RSGT’s vision - to be ‘an engine of growth for the economy and business’ by providing world class integrated logistics solutions, as well as port development and operations.RSGT has been spearheading development at the port. In May 2010, 5 months after trial operations, JIP was ranked as ‘4 stars’ in the same league as many of the world’s leading ports in terms of efficiency of cargo handling, port fees, information services, problem-solving and application of global standards.

Overall the new terminal will open opportunities for customers around the world through the provision of cutting edge solutions to fulfill their business needs, furthermore seeking to provide shipping lines with high-quality services enabling great improvements in container handling productivity and turnaround times.

The biggest contributing factor to RSGT’s success is its talents. RSGT has driven forward the nationalization of numerous jobs in the port by training and qualifying Saudi talents both male and females with the aim of maximizing the number of Saudis who are subject matter experts in the port industry. These local talents add value to the company all the way from administration to engineering and planning.


The USD 540 million RSGT is the first BOT project in Saudi Arabia that is clearly redefining the standard of terminal operations in the Red Sea Basin and beyond. The terminal started commercial operations on 22/12/2009; and in 22/12/2010, during an internationally rocky year, and the terminal out performed expectations; as a result of aggressive commercial planning combined with relentless focus on operational/administrative cost ·The number of vessels handled has at the terminal increased accordingly from 14 vessels in January 2010 to 64 vessels in November 2011 with 8 major global shipping lines for Asia, Middle East, Europe and America bound.·RSGT received the CSCL Star 14,100 + TEU vessel on its first Red Sea call on Tuesday (21st June 2011). The arrival over and above the increasing number of ULCS (10,000+TEUs) visiting RSGT, is a clear sign of the attraction the Green-field container facility has brought to Saudi’s busiest port.

The terminal scored a double handling a record 0.5 million TEUs while achieving Operational Break-even within first year of its commercial operations. (22/DEC 2010).

Monthly volume since 22.12.2009 has been remarkable


RSGT is establishing a new Recycling Program, through cooperation between HR and CC&PR departments, to cover all RSGT’s offices which will require your kind help and support to have it successfully implemented.

Recycling is the process of collecting old materials and waste products and using them to make another product to complete the cycle instead of just throwing them away. Most of the materials used for packing and packaging contain paper or plastic; which can easily be recycled or reused. In other words, recycling of old products could produce fresh supply of the same products. Recycling is good for the environment, in the sense; we are utilizing old and waste products – that are of no use – and converting them into new or even similar products. Since we are saving resources and are sending less trash to the landfills, it helps in

reducing production and energy expenses.​

Why Recycle? Plastics are a major source of environmental pollution and are so easy to be recycled.

On average, one person uses up to two pine trees worth of paper each year. To produce one ton of paper, 390 gallons of oil are used. For every ton of glass recycled, one ton of resources required to make it is saved. With increase in use of electronic goods, people are reluctant to recycle them.

These form a considerable portion of trash that is being dumped in landfills. Needless to say that the amount of plastic and other electric components that are used to manufacture these products, are making them a potent source of toxins being released to the environment.

We are committed in RSGT to work with businesses, community groups, to improve the place we live at, and do business by implementing environmental recycling programs that benefit our community and company both socially and economically. We are a company that adapts to the ups and downs in individual industries.

We succeed because our employees succeed.


  • Jeddah Islamic Port

On the Red Sea and in the middle of the main Asia-Middle East-Europe international shipping route lies the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s commercial capital - Jeddah, the largest and most important port city on the Red Sea basin.

A Strategic LOCATION for world-trade and an Ideal Gateway to the markets that have outperform the world average

Over 30% of the world’s container volume passes through the Red Sea basin every year.

Jeddah once a fishing hamlet enjoys historical importance as the gateway to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Its significance increased as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia developed propelling the city, whose economy once depended on pilgrims and fishing, to become the second most important city of Saudi Arabia as well as one of the region’s largest port.

Praise be to God, who has made the port of Jeddah the best of ports… Of more than a dozen ports that have served merchants, pilgrims and navies all along the 2300km Red Sea route linking Asia & Europe, it is Jeddah that has best stood the test of time.

Ahmad ibn Faraj, 16th century Hijazi chronicler writing about his native city

  • Located on latitude 28° 21’ north and longitude 39° 10’ east is the Red Sea’s Jeddah Islamic Port( JIP) .
  • Today Saudi busiest port, JIP is considered unique transshipment hub as well as a gateway into the regional markets that have substantially outperformed world growth
  • JIP boasts 58 internationally-oriented berths handling all types of specialized cargo with 73% of Saudi seas going imports moving through the port’s berths.
  • The port, ranked amongst the most important in the world, was recently awarded ‘4 stars’ putting in the same league as Barcelona, Melbourne, Kiang, Vancouver, Mumbai, Tokyo and Manila ports.


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US$540 million RSGT is part of a concerted effort to grow Saudi Arabia’s Sea-Ports capacities to meet increasing demand of its economy. Construction-wise, the terminal took the lead in implementing the highest safety and environmental standards, ensuring compliance with global best practices. Built on land reclaimed from the sea, the facilities were designed according to the seismic building code. All marine, berths, as well as the quay wall were constructed using IP cement and huge concrete blocks (500 tons) in an effort to reduce global warming.

Commercial operations started at the terminal in Q4 2009. Today all phases of construction have been completed and the terminal is fully operational.

A story of partnership
TUSDEER, the adjacent Bonded & Re-export Zone

A FULLY INTEGRATED LOGISTICS HUBOffering and value-added logistics capabilities; RSGT has been developed alongside Tusdeer –Jeddah’s only free-trade bonded and export-zone.TUSDEER, the adjacent Bonded & Re-export Zone also under the same management allows RSGT to become a fully integrated logistics hub heightened by its strategic position on the global supply chain. Offering seamless integration into future multimodal transportation facilities – sea, land, air – this union works to further enhance the efficiency of the logistics hub model, making the region an attractive proposition for international sea freight.TUSDEER BRZ is a success story in its own right. Saudi Trade and Export Development Co. ‘TUSDEER’ was established in 1999 to develop and operate the first Bonded and Re-export Zone in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Jeddah Islamic Port.

The RSGT and Tusdeer ‘affiliation’ provides a thriving integrated logistics hub on the coasts of the Red Sea, adding to the capacity and capabilities of Jeddah Islamic Port, as well as creating new opportunities for economic growth in the region.

RSGT was constructed under a Build, Operate and Transfer agreement and 33 year lease with the Saudi Sea Port Authority. The Terminal is proud to have the following companies as partners:

Project partners:
  • DrewryIndependent Maritime Consultancy
  • HalcrowDetail, Design and Engineering Contractor
  • AecomIntermodal Traffic Study and Master Planner
  • CHECChina Harbour Main Civil Contractor
  • ZPMCCranes and Terminal Equipment Manufacturer
  • Al Rajhi Bank Project Financing
  • Banque Saudi Fransi
Project Financing
  • Mohamed Ahmed Alireza
    Mohamed Ahmed Alireza

    Chairman of the Board

  • Badrulhisyam Fauzi
    Badrulhisyam Fauzi

    Member of the Board

  • Aamer A. Alireza
    Aamer A. Alireza

    Executive Vice Chairman

  • Tom Behrens-Sorensen
    Tom Behrens-Sorensen

    Member of the Board

  • Mazen M. Matar
    Mazen M. Matar

    Member of the Board

  • Eng. Mohammed Al-Mudarres
    Eng. Mohammed Al-Mudarres

    Member of the Board

  • Mohammad Ashraf Tumbi
    Mohammad Ashraf Tumbi

    Member of the Board

  • Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamd Noh
    Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamd Noh

    Member of the Board

  • Aamer A. Alireza
    Aamer A. Alireza

    Executive Vice Chairman

  • Jens O. Floe
    Jens O. Floe


  • Farooq A Shaikh
    Farooq A Shaikh

    Company Secretary

CEO Message

“Redefining standards ….Enhancing trade”

Since 2008 we, at Red Sea Gateway Terminal set off in an exciting mission, constructing one of the vital elements of Saudi Arabia infrastructure and supporting its development as a global center for trade.

Saudi has biggest port network in Middle East (8 ports) & is currently undergoing major expansion. The government is undertaking a multitude of large investment in transportation infrastructure with new projects such as the Saudi Rail-Roads Expansion as well as substantial investments from the private sector e.g. Jeddah Islamic Port and the Dammam Port upgrade, the new economic cities, etc. Coupled with the demand within the Red Sea region’s for an integrated logistics hub, we set out to construct the country’s first BOT terminal.

We set out with a vision to enhance trade thus regaining Jeddah’s rightful as the ideal Gateway into Saudi Arabia as well as the Transshipment hub on the Red Sea, allowing the port to compete with the leading ports of the world. No doubt, Jeddah as a port enjoys immense importance. Being on a strategic location made it an obvious choice for access into the regional markets. The downside was that the existing port prior to the arrival of our terminal lacked both the capacity and the capability to handle the operational demands of shipping lines – and of course the new Mega vessels. Indeed, worldwide few existing ports are really ready for these gigantic-ships that require sufficient land-side capacity to keep cargo moving for vessels to maintain their schedules.

And despite the challenging and unique circumstances facing the world, we did not wavered in our commitment and backed by an economy that has demonstrated greater resilience compared to many of the G20 nations and a mother-port also has maintained more solid growth in local volume than other ports, due to stable domestic consumption, as we promised and we delivered!

To date our accomplishments are on track and RSGT has stood the tests of time. Since the onset of our commercial operations in a record 24 months, December 2009 we have markedly celebrated a number of remarkable achievements however I still reiterate in today’s new world order - “Redefinition” is a key. In face of oversupply, operational efficiency, optimal cargo movement, increased capability as well as innovative customer focus offering are clearly going to be game-definers in the terminal industry.
Simply, to enhance trade and competitiveness, terminal operators must innovatively enhance offerings and standards, both efficiently and economically. This resonates with RSGT’s vision - to be ‘an engine of growth for the economy and business’ by providing world class integrated logistics solutions, as well as port development and operations.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all RSGT’s partners, management and team for their unwavering support. Clearly we all are committed to delivering this project in a manner that our stakeholders, our customers, the nation and we can be proud of.


Jens O. Floe