Saudi Ports Authority
|Abbreviation||SPA or SEAPA|
Saudi Ports Authority Building
|Budget||SAR 1.710 billion (US$456 million)|
|Website||Saudi Port Authority - Official Website|
Saudi Ports Authority is a government agency that supervises the ports of Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1976 as an independent agency of the Prime Minister's office, to bring together the governance and operations of the multiple ports of the country to one office. Over time the actual operation of the ports was devolved by government contract to independent port operating companies.
Saudi Ports Authority supervises the following major Saudi ports:
Red Sea ports
- Jeddah Islamic Port
- Port of Jizan
- King Fahad Industrial Port at Yanbu
- Yanbu Commercial Port
- Port of Dhiba, transit of 800,000 passengers per year'
Persian Gulf ports
- King Abulaziz Port at Dammam
- Ras Al Khair
- King Fahad Industrial Port at Jubail
- Jubail Commercial Port
- Ministry of Transport, Saudi Arabia. "Saudi Ports Authority". Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Ports Authority (18 January 2012). "Board of Directors of Saudi Ports Authority Meets In Yanbu". Media Center. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- Saudi Ports Authority, Introduction to Ports Authority
- Saudi Ports Authority, Front page
- Saudi Ports Authority, Dhiba
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