Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has signed a joint agreement with King Abdullah Port, at King Abdullah Economic City, 90 kilometers north of Jeddah, to establish a secure logistical operations zone.
The agreement, which comes shortly after inaugurating King Abdullah Port, follows the Jebel Ali Freezone-Dubai South model and will establish an Air-Sea-Air cargo corridor with the surrounding airports.
The aim is 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,” said Hariri.
“We recognise the importance of King Abdullah Port’s contribution to strengthening and enhancing the Kingdom’s regional and international role in logistical, & supply chain services,” he added. “We will work side by side with our partners to ensure optimum coordination and productivity.”
King Abdullah Port is one of the massive infrastructure projects implemented by the private sector in the Middle East and is intended to become a key import-export and transhipment hub on KSA’s west coast.
The agreement puts Saudia Cargo in position to contribute to the development of logistics operations at the port and benefit from its anticipated growth as a logistics hub for the more than 400 million containerised goods consumers in the region.
Saudia Cargo provides various logistic services and manages a large network of global destinations through a dedicated state-of-the-art freighter fleet, in addition to charter services & the belly-capacity on Saudia passenger flights to deliver efficient and cost-effective solutions for cargo services around the world.