Jordan - ميناء العقبة
Aqaba Port Authority was established in 1952 by a royal decree in Jordan. It took its present name (Aqaba Ports Corporation, APC) in 1978. APC is a governmental body with an independent character responsible for establishing, developing, maintaining and operating port activities (receiving of ships, handling and storing cargo).
Aqaba Port’s vision is to present distinguished services to its clients. And to support Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) of which the corporation is a main part.
- Draft / maximum vessel size: Maximum: 14.4 – 125,000 DWT
- Container cranes: Mobile harbour Cranes: 2 x 100 ton, Mobile cranes: 2 x 90 – 120 ton, cranes: 4 (45 ton), Mobile cranes: 32 (2 – 15 ton)
- Covered stotage area: 62,000 sqm
- Open storage area: 245,000 sqm
AQABA is a Large-sized Port. Types of vessels regularly calling at AQABA are Container Ship (40%), Passenger Ship (19%), General Cargo (9%), Ro-Ro/Container Carrier (5%), Pleasure Craft (4%). The last vessel called at this port was SINAA, 2h and 42m and 30s ago. Maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 369 meters. The maximum draught is 14.5 meters. The maximum Deadweight is 156198t.
GAC Jordan was established in early 1985 as a partnership between GAC Group and the Kawar Group. Today, we are the country’s leading shipping and logistics services provider and serves as a gateway to Iraq through Aqaba port.
We are in business to help your business thrive, even in challenging times. Our promise to provide the best in shipping, logistics and marine services is one we take seriously. And we have the reach, resources, expertise and experience to deliver on that promise.
Swedish roots, seafaring heritage
The GAC story started in 1956 when Swedish entrepreneur Bengt Lindwall signed an agreement with two Kuwaiti businessmen to form Gulf Agency Company to provide professional ship agency services in the country. Today, Kuwait’s Shipping License “No.1” is proudly displayed at GAC Kuwait’s office in Farwaniya.
Lindwall’s entrepreneurial spirit led directly to the establishment of GAC over sixty years ago. Over the next decade, more offices opened throughout the Middle East as oil, shipping and logistics business there grew.