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Northern Container Terminal Overview

The Northern Container Terminal (NCT) is the largest container terminal at the Jeddah Islamic Port, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The terminal was commissioned in 2001 and now it is the largest container handling terminal within the entire Red Sea region. The terminal is fully equipped to handle large volumes of container traffic with a container handling capacity of 3.0 Million  teu. It is ideally placed to serve local market of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is also the best transshipment hub on the Red Sea.


NCT is  spread across an area of around 1.1 Million sq. meters has 7 operating berths  spread over a quay length of 1,700 m with maximum operating alongside draft of  15m. The terminal is equipped with the state of the art IT system and support infrastructure which have assisted in continuously improving its productivity levels. The terminal also follows several innovative operational techniques which include the twin lift, tandem lift and dual cycle operations, which are aimed to improve the average crane, berth and yard productivity levels.


Our customers include all major global container shipping lines and alliances which actively utilize our facility supported by a dedicated team of NCT staff who strive to provide Best in Class service delivery.