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Saudi entities to boost air-sea connectivity

Mawani Tugs turning a large container ship in front of gantry cranes at Jeddah Islamic port
Port, aviation and tax organisations in Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance air-sea logistics connectivity in the kingdom.

The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), and Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) have signed the MoU to ensure a seamless flow of goods across the Kingdom, they said.

The parties aim to upgrade the Kingdom’s logistics and customs services, integrating freight operations at air and sea terminals to boost foreign trade and economic development.

“The project will involve simulating various cargo transportation scenarios to identify and address any underlying challenges hindering a smooth delivery of service, and leveraging the country’s strategic geographical position,” said the signatories.

The agreement was signed in Riyadh by GACA EVP for Economic Policies and Logistics Services, Awad AlSulami, ZATCA Vice Governor for Trade Facilitation and Customer Experience Sector Eng. Abdullah Al-Funtukh, and Mr. Abdullah AlMunif, Vice President for Commercial Business at Mawani.