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The Port of Aqaba is situated in southern Jordan on the north shore of the Gulf of Aqaba. It can accommodate ships handling a wide variety of cargos, including dry bulk vessels of 75,000 DWT, and container vessels of Panamax size. The port also has a separate passenger terminal, which services cruise and passenger ships. The Aqaba port has the capacity to handle up to 23ships of different sizes and types, in addition to 8 ships in anchorage.

The major shipping lines that use the Aqaba Port are Maersk- Sealand, PIL, M,SC, Evergreen, P&O Nedloyd, HUAL, COSCO, UASC, SETH, NYK, APL, CMA, Gearbulk, Messina, Wan Hai Line and Wallinus.

The shipping agents that deal with cruise liners include: Amin Kawar & Sons, AB Maritime & Gharghour.

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Some of the world's earliest known churches have been recently discovered in Jordan. The remains of a mud-brick building in Aqaba may be the world's oldest known purpose-built church. This Aqaba early church dates from the late 3rd or early 4th century AD.

An economic 'Free Zone' was established in Aqaba in August 2000. It covers one million square metres, although an additional 2.5 million sq. m. has been allocated for the purpose of establishing industrial projects. Goods traded in the Free Zone are exempt of duty. For more information please visit www.aqabazone.com