Saudi Arabia unveils plans to open 59 logistics zones by 2030

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to establish 59 logistics zones by 2030, a move that underscores the country’s commitment to its ambitious Vision 2030, officials announced at a reception in London.

The event, hosted by the Saudi Transport General Authority, was attended by key figures such as the Saudi Ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid Bn Bandar Bin Sultan, the Deputy Minister for Transport and Logistics Services and the Acting Chairman of the Transport General Authority, Dr. Rumaih Al, part Rumaih, as well as ambassadors, delegates, members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and sector stakeholders.

In his speech, Prince Khalid underscored the importance of recent developments in the country’s maritime sector, attributing them to the Kingdom’s unwavering commitment to achieving Vision 2030. He highlighted progress in logistics services, strengthening ties with the IMO and Saudi Arabia’s support for the marine environment.

“Our goal is to be among the ten best countries in the Logistics Performance Index by 2030,” explained Dr. Al Rumaih and outlined the plans to establish 59 logistics zones and increase the port’s capacity to more than 40 million containers.

He added: “We have made significant strides in improving the marine environment and are pleased to promote collaboration with the IMO and its member states on initiatives that strengthen climate action and seafarer cooperation.”

The Deputy Minister also announced the Maritime Industry Sustainability Conference to be held on September 4-6, 2023, themed “Innovating for a Greener Future”.

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