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Strategic and Operational Plan Implementation of Seaports (Utilization Jeddah Port)
1 King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
ABSTRACT: The Port of Jeddah (Port) released the initial version of this Strategic Plan in 2006. It was developed by Port staff, along with input, as a five-year rolling plan designed to guide the Port?s future development while keeping in mind the needs of our tenants, local community members and stakeholders, and the nation. This is the second update to the Strategic Plan since its initial release. While the Port?s overarching principles ? commitment to environmental stewardship, addressing tenant needs, goods movement, economic development, and security ? have remained largely unchanged, it is important for us to adapt our strategies to meet the challenges of an ever changing local and global environment. The Port is among the world?s premier ports and is a critical hub for global trade. This prominence brings with it responsibilities and expectations for the highest possible standards for efficiency, safety and security, and environmental leadership. The Port is the nation?s busiest container port and part of the world?s busiest port complex, handling 3.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units in 2013. Global trade and goods movement is Western kingdom of Saudi Arabia?s strongest industries in terms of jobs and economic activity. The Port of Jeddah powers these industries, handling almost more than a quarter of the cargo that enters the kingdom of Saudi Arabia annually. Through the Port?s activities, a lot of jobs are created in western kingdom of Saudi Arabia and over five hundred thousand nationwide. In order to maintain our position among the world? the kingdom of Saudi Arabia premier ports, the Port is continually addressing the demands for providing modern and efficient cargo handling terminals as well as transportation and infrastructure projects. Protecting one of the nation?s most vital economic hubs is also an ongoing challenge. Finally, promoting a sustainable ?grow green? philosophy and ensuring that we are the leader among ports in promoting environmental stewardship is a strategic objective of the Port. A strategic plan is a management tool used to improve the performance of an organization and outlines the organization?s direction and priorities. This plan identifies the Port?s twelve strategic objectives for the next five years. Each of the objectives identifies a series of an act or strategy intended to resolve a difficulty or improve a situation; a fresh approach to something that the Port will undertake to accomplish that objective. While these objectives are organization-focused and require the coordination of resources throughout the Port, each one will be championed by a bureau, and the divisions within that bureau, as this paper will contain.
The National Strategy for Maritime Security (NSMS) defines the maritime domain as all areas and things of, on, under, relating to,adjacent to, or bordering on a sea, ocean, or other navigable waterway, including all maritime-related activities, infrastructure,
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Security in Maritime Transport: Risk Factors and Economic Impact,Maritime Transport Committee, July 2003,
National Chamber Foundation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Transportation, A Study of North American Port and Intermodal Systems, Washington, D.C., March 2003,
Also referred to as the Marine Transportation System. In context of the Transportation Systems Sector, the U.S. Coast Guard is the Sector Specific Agency for the maritime transportation mode, which may be also referred to as the maritime transportation systems mode.
Committee on the Maritime Transportation System, What is the MTS?,, last accessed 2 Nov 2006.
Interagency task Force on Coast Guard Roles and Missions, A Coast Guard for the Twenty-First Century: Report of the Interagency task Force on U.S. Coast Guard Roles and Missions, December 1999.
Citation note:
Elentably A.: Strategic and Operational Plan Implementation of Seaports (Utilization Jeddah Port). TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 9, No. 4, doi:10.12716/1001.09.04.05, pp. 489-497, 2015
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