Logistics provider LogiPoint has piloted a new cross border system to significantly reduce transit times for shipments between the upper Gulf region and Europe.

Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector is gearing up to make the kingdom a regional logistics hub and drive forward economic diversification and job opportunity, participants at the Saudi Maritime Congress in Riyadh heard on the opening day at the Kingdom Centre in Riyadh yesterday.

The largest terminal operator at Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP), Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), is increasingly confident that its goal of taking over the management and operation of JIP’s North Container Terminal (NCT) could come to fruition early next year.

His Excellency (H.E.) Dr Nabel Bin Mohammed Al Amudi, Minister of Transport of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), today, inaugurated the second Saudi Maritime Congress with a Keynote Ministerial Opening Address to highlight the importance of the show, the growing KSA economy and the goals of Vision 2030 to drive sustainable growth and development in the nation.

Saudi Arabia is working to improve its land-side transportation, especially rail infrastructure, in the coming years, as it looks to exploit existing logistics and maritime development, the Kingdom’s Transport Minister revealed today.

In Profile: Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), part of the Gulftainer group of companies are a platinum Sponsor of the Saudi Maritime Congress and will be in attendance at the event in Riyadh on 11-12 March.  Ahead of the show, they share with Seatrade Maritime News their record Container Volume of 25m teu at Saudi Arabia’s Northern Container Terminal

In Profile: Saudi Global Ports Company are a gold sponsor of the Saudi Maritime Congress and will be in attendance at the event in Riyadh on 11-12 March.  Seatrade Maritime News takes a closer look at the logistics and port services business as they continue to invest commitment into the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision.

In profile: Bahri are a Strategic Partner of the Saudi Maritime Congress and will be in attendance at the event in Riyadh on 11-12 March.  Ahead of the show, they share with Seatrade Maritime News their current standing in the industry, as well as their contribution to regional growth.

The commitment from five of the Kingdom’s maritime leaders at the world-class Saudi Maritime Congress in Riyadh highlights the significant platform this allows to discuss how Vision 2030 will transform the Saudi economy and its heavy reliance on oil, and what this may mean for the shipping and logistics sectors.

In Profile: POSH are a Gold Sponsor of the Saudi Maritime Congress and will be in attendance at the event in Riyadh on 11-12 March.  Ahead of the show, they share with Seatrade Maritime News their ideas around how to best capture opportunities and develop local talent within the jewel of the Middle East.

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