Situated in the northernmost emirate of the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Ports acts as an important maritime gateway for bulk cargo.
RAK Ports comprises five locations, Al Jeer Port, Saqr Port, RAK Maritime City, Ras Al Khaimah Port and Al Jazeera Port.
The container terminal at Saqr Port has been operated by Hutchinson Ports since 2017 and has a modest 350,000 TEU capacity. With Jebel Ali Port in Dubai operated by DP World boasting an annual traffic of almost 19 million TEU Saqr Port servers a smaller, local market.
Also, at Saqr Port the RAK group handles around 70mt (million tonnes) of dry bulk per year. Most of the cargo is sent to the Middle East and South Asia, 40% to Kuwait, 40% to India, 10% to Bangladesh and the remaining 10% to various other nearby nations. Products are mainly mineral products that are sourced from the Al Hajar Mountains which provide a backdrop for the Port. It is a key supply chain partners for quarries and the cement industry.
At the RAK Maritime City location RAK Ports deals with a total of 22 tenants with waterside access, shipyard facilities and a feeder service from Saqr Port into Jebel Ali. RAK Port provides services ranging from cargo handling, free zone land lease, ship repair, warehousing, training, marine and anchorage services to cruise tourism. 
Saqr Port and Free Zone’s huge annual cargo-handling capacity, coupled with its ability to berth the word’s largest cargo ships, makes it the key gateway in the supply chain for the majority of construction projects in the Middle East Region, boasting the following benefits;
  • 18 metres draught, accommodating the world’s largest ships
  • 100+ mt annual capacity
  • ten bulk-handling berths, two of which are Capesize; and
  • 5,300tph loading rate.
RAK Ports has massive cargo handling capacity, with Saqr Port and Free Zone alone being capable of handling in excess of 100 million tonnes of cargo annually.
The world’s largest cargo ships can be accommodated via two Capesize berths. All types of materials can be handled —ranging from all types of cargo for the construction and related industries, plus a wide variety of project cargo. The port also has extremely quick and efficient vessel turnaround, supported by its large fleet of mobile harbour cranes, ship loaders, dock loaders, telescopic cranes and other equipment.
  • direct access to one of the world’s largest limestone quarries which is the principal supplier of construction materials for the Middle East region;
  • RAK Ports has recently invested in excess of $250 million in expanding and enhancing its cargo handling operations;
  • strategic location at the entrance of the Arabian Gulf, where 35% of the world’s seaborne oil passes through and providing excellent access to international markets; and
  • cargo operations meet all internationally recognized standards and accreditations.