Jeddah is Saudi Arabia’s major port and one of its largest cities. Located on the Red Sea, west of Mecca, it is well positioned between Africa and the Middle East, making it an important commercial centre.
Saudi Arabia is rich in many resources and agricultural products. Its economy is however largely oil-based, accounting for more than 90% of the country's exports and nearly 75% of government revenues, making it the world’s leading oil producer and exporter, with proven reserves estimated to be 263 billion barrels, about one-quarter of world oil reserves.
Inchcape Shipping Services Saudi Arabia has seven main offices offering our full range of marine, government, cargo and ERP services. We differentiate ourselves from our competition with our seamless service, which includes standardised processes and regular reporting, frequent visits to vessels and a diligent level of assistance to principals and masters.
Our dedicated teams in the hydrocarbon and non hydrocarbon sectors can provide a comprehensive range of services to our customer including:
- Ensuring that every expectation of the contract has been satisfactorily delivered upon.
- Offering key account personnel as a single point of contact to every customer, ensuring effective communication, cost-saving initiatives and a timely and consistent personalised service.
- Minimising costs to clients through close communications, enabling us to anticipate and resolve any potential problems and risks.
We operate a 24/7 service through our in-house, state-of-the art operational and financial management application, which assures our customers of the same high level of services, both in Saudi Arabia and across the world. This also enables us to manage and control the Disbursement Account (DA) process, which allows our principals to receive DAs quicker and more accurately.
With our local expertise we play a vital role in all areas of maritime commerce, forming the interface between a vessel and local authorities including; immigration, customs, police, harbourmasters and port security authorities. We offer robust operations throughout the Kingdom, with a combination of experienced management and a mixed nationality of staff, which provides us with excellent working knowledge of local marine regulations, which we utilise to save our customers time and expense.