In a first step of its kind and in partnership with the relevant government sectors; the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) announced the introduction of commercial routes linking the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ports and airports.
Such routes are to transport and re-export goods internationally. So, they will make Saudi Arabia a global logistics center and a link hub between the three continents of Asia, Europe and Africa.
Through this effective linking, the Jeddah Islamic Port‘s deposit and re-export zone of the strategic partner and operator of the zone, LogiPoint Company, which is the first and largest of its kind in Saudi Arabia, with an area of one million square meters, succeeded in receiving a cargo of marine goods and then re-shipping it through King Abdulaziz International Airport to its final destination in the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, King Abdulaziz Port succeeded in the first process of transporting and clearing containers; from King Abdulaziz Port to King Fahd International Airport. This is in cooperation with the General Customs Authority, through the use of the routes between the deposit zones.
Saudi Mawani aims by this step to reduce shipping costs and speed delivery. Besides, enhancing competitiveness in the Kingdom through this linking; which makes Jeddah and Dammam a logistical hub for shipping goods around the world in the near future.