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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Jordan Announces Plans for New Port

A 1,000-acre site in Jordan has been announced as the location for a 'thriving hub' for global businesses looking to become involved in the growing opportunities available throughout the Middle East.

The port, known as the Safe Ports Regional Gateway, was announced at a signing ceremony in Amman that included the leaders of its three partners.

The three partners are; Mafraq Development Corporation (MDC) of Jordan; Safe Ports, a US company with expertise in logistical operations; and the Jordanian Air Force (JAF).

Safe Ports Regional Gateway (SPRG) is touted to be a secure and economical inland port to begin initial operations in 2018 and grow in a series of phases.

SPRG will comprise a transhipment hub and a distribution, warehousing and business hub facility.

SPRG is located near the town of Al Mafraq in Jordan within a Special Economic Zone and the master-planned site surrounds the King Hussein Air Base.

CEO of Safe Ports Lucy Duncan said: "We are delighted to be a part of a visionary project that represents an extraordinary opportunity for world-class industrial, commercial and community development.

"Given the potential to connect overland routes with access to major regional ports and a mixed-use airport, Safe Ports Regional Gateway can become a leading location for industrial production and a transportation hub for movement of goods throughout the region."

In exclusive partnership with MDC and the JAF, Safe Ports is responsible for promotion, development and operations of this new regional logistics hub, located at the intersection of major trade routes connecting Jordan with Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Safe Ports has successfully run logistical operations for the US Department of Defense within the continental US, and across the globe, including the MENA region and the Pacific Rim.

The site of Safe Ports Regional Gateway is approximately 75km north of Amman, Jordan, and 3km from the Syrian border crossing, with direct road access to the Port of Haifa (Israel) and the Port of Aqaba (Jordan).

Safe Ports Regional Gateway will benefit from extensive modern infrastructure developed for road networks, electricity, water supply and waste water, as well as fibre-optic connectivity.

November 28, 2017 by Porttechnology

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