Saudia Cargo signs joint agreement with King Abdullah Port

posted on 15th February 2019 by Justin Burns

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has signed a joint agreement with King Abdullah Port at King Abdullah Economic City – 90 kilometres north of Jeddah – to enhance collaboration opportunities and establish a secure logistical operations zone.

The agreement, which comes shortly after inaugurating King Abdullah Port 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 chief executive officer (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 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. We will work side by side with our partners to ensure optimum coordination and productivity,” said 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 Hariri.

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.