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Saudi firm inks deal to build berth at Yanbu port

The Saudi Ports Authority has signed a SR135m contract to construct a berth for handling bulk cargo at Yanbu Commercial Port, Gulf News has reported. The 24-month project is the first phase of the authority's strategic plan to upgrade and develop Saudi ports, said Engineer Abdul Aziz Al Tuwaijri, President of the Saudi Ports Authority. Yanbu Commercial Port is located on the east coast of the Red Sea, approximately 460 nautical miles south of the Suez Canal and 168 nautical miles north-west of Jeddah.