Jizan Port is ideally situated on the southern Red Sea coast and is very close to the main east/west sea-trade routes to Europe, the Far East and Arabian Gulf. Jizan airport offers a shuttle service to the main international airports in the Kingdom. Jizan also has excellent road access to the hinterland container depots & thus is able to serve the whole of the Arabian Peninsula's southeast. Jizan Port is a modern, well-equipped, deep-water port with a highly skilled work force ensuring a quick efficient turn around of vessels at every opportunity.
Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.
The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.
Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!
When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.
Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.
Text by Steve Smith.