The Ministry of Transport oversees the Saudi Ports since its establishment in the holy month of Ramadan in 1396 AH through the presidency of the Minister of Transport to the Board of Directors of the Corporation. And with the Royal Decree No. M / 26 dated 24/6/1394 H the work on ports has begun.
The number of ports now are nine maritime ports equipped with the latest equipment, facilities, and infrastructure necessary to receive all types of sea transport, whatever the stage of their development. These ports are witnessing massive expansions in their facilities, equipment to cope with the significant development that the Kingdom is experiencing. Some of these ports, especially the major ones, have advanced ranks in international competition awards in the field of management and efficiency.