Saudia Cargo Signs Joint Agreement with King Abdullah Port
The air cargo division of Saudi Airlines, Saudi Airlines Cargo recently announced the signing of a joint agreement with King Abdullah Port, at King Abdullah Economic City, 90 kilometers north of Jeddah. In a statement, the airline said the joint agreement aims to enhance collaboration opportunities & establish a secure logistical operations zone.
The agreement will establish an Air-Sea-Air cargo corridor with the surrounding airports to ensure the smooth flow of cargo to the port and re-export it by the air in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 aiming to turn the Kingdom into an international logistics hub.
Saudia Cargo CEO Omar Hariri signed the agreement with King Abdullah Economic Port CEO Rayan Qutub covering numerous aspects including transportation, logistics operations, supply and information exchange.
“The agreement plays a pivotal role in the flow and the transportation of cargoes from the port to Saudia Cargo station at King Abdulaziz International Airport and vice versa. We recognize the importance of King Abdullah Port’s contribution to strengthening and enhancing the Kingdom’s regional and international role in logistical, & supply chain services. We will work side by side with our partners to ensure optimum coordination and productivity,” said Mr. Hariri.
King Abdullah Port is one of the massive infrastructure projects that is implemented by the private sector in the Middle East. Saudia Cargo aspires to contribute to the development of logistics operations at this gigantic port that acts as a significant hub in which the estimated number of cargo consumers in the Middle East market is more than 400 million, noted Mr. Hariri.