1,262 foreign vessels docked in Aqaba ports in 2020 — maritime commission


Aqaba ports during 2020 received a total of 1,262 foreign vessels loaded with several products, the Jordan Maritime Commission announced this week.

Director General of the commission Mohammad Salman, in a statement, said that the commission dealt with 303 entry and exit movements of the Arab Bridge Maritime ships, and issued 494 certificates of competence for Jordanian captains and engineers.

It also registered a new vessel under the Jordanian flag, bringing the total number to 33 ships operating worldwide.

The commission’s achievements in 2020 also included technical inspections on 312 foreign ships, under the memorandum of understanding on Port State Control in the Mediterranean Region, besides inspections on 1,101 items operating in the Kingdom’s ports, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The commission also registered a total of 74 new boats, as well as approved new port berths, on Aqaba Admiralty Chart No.801, which allows the Kingdom’s ports to receive all types of vessels and reduces waiting times at the sea or anchorage area.

He also highlighted the commission’s efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic to prevent the virus spread in the port city.