The Jiddah Islamic Port
is the busiest of all the Kingdom's ports. It is the principal commercial port and the main port of entry for pilgrims on their way to the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah. In 1975 (1395 AH), Jiddah
imported 2,811,000 tons, which represented almost half of all imports to the Kingdom in that year. In 1984 (1404/05 AH), the volume of imports reached a peak of 20,762,000 tons. In 1987 (1407/08 AH), Jiddah
was visited by a total of 5,341 ships and imported 14,935,000 tons. This represented 21% of all imports by weight to the Kingdom in that year. In 1994, Jiddah
was visited by 4,805 vessels and imported 15,276,411 tons. In 2006, the Jiddah Islamic Port
handled 40,320,332 tons of cargo.
As well as providing the main point of entry for industrial and consumer goods, the Jiddah Islamic Port is the Kingdom's main port for the importation of livestock.
For details on Jiddah Islamic Port go to Saudi Ports Authority Website.