Saudi Arabia To Establish 59 Logistics Zones By 2030 To Further Boost Its Maritime Sector

Saudi Arabia has declared plans to establish 59 logistics zones by the year 2030, a move that underscores the nation’s commitment to the ambitious Vision 2030, officials disclosed at a reception conducted in London.

The event, held by the Saudi Transport General Authority, was reportedly attended by eminent personalities like the Saudi Ambassador to the Prince of the UK, Khalid Bn Bandar Bin Sultan, the Acting Chair of the Transport General Authority, and the Transport and Logistic Services’ Deputy Minister, Dr Rumaih Al Rumaih, delegates, ambassadors, and members of the International Maritime Organization (abbreviated IMO), and stakeholders associated with the sector.

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In his speech, Prince Khalid emphasized the importance of the most recent developments in the nation’s maritime sector, attributing them to the Kingdom’s steadfast dedication toward realizing Vision 2030. He also highlighted the progress in logistics services, Saudi Arabia’s support for the entire marine environment, and bolstering ties with the IMO.

The 2030 target is to be one of the top 10 nations in the Logistics Performance Index per Dr Al Rumai, outlining the strategies of setting up 59 logistics zones and enhancing port capacity to over 40 million containers.

He added that there had been substantial strides in enhancing the marine environment, and they are pleased to be fostering unique collaborations with the IMO and its member states on initiatives that can facilitate climate action and cooperation among seafarers.

The Deputy Minister declared the Maritime Industry Sustainability Conference, currently scheduled for 4-6 September, under the theme “Innovation for a Greener Future.”

Reference: BNN Network, Saudi Gazette, Gulf News

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