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First ship leaves the port. Image courtesy: SPA

Milestone for Jazan downstream city as first ship leaves

JAZAN, Saudi Arabia, October 3, 2023

The Jazan City for Primary and Downstream Industries has marked a significant milestone with the departure of the first  ship laden with products manufactured in the city to New Orleans, United States. 
This vessel is laden with 37,000 tons of iron steel foundry product (pig iron), representing the first production of this commodity within the kingdom, said a Saudi Press Agency report 
The iron quantities were manufactured at the Advanced Smelting Industries Company (ASIC) located in the city.
The city's port boasts extensive capabilities and advanced logistical transportation services, making it a crucial hub for trade exchanges in Saudi Arabia. 
Positioned as one of the region's newest ports, it sits along the international trade route through the Red Sea, in close proximity to the Bab Al-Mandab Strait, African nations, and the maritime Silk Road. Consequently, the port serves as a vital gateway for the southern regions and neighboring African countries.


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