(MENAFN- Saudi Press Agency)
Riyadh, September 22, 2021, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing a continuous growth in the marine transport sector and logistics, benefiting from the strategic geographic features and having the most important waterways of the Red Sea and the Arab Gulf, in addition to its location in the middle of Asia, Europe and Africa.
President of Saudi Ports Authority Omar bin Talal Hariri said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoys an unprecedented status in the sector, ranking 16th internationally in terms of sea cargo handling according to the annual report Lloyd's List 2021. He added that three Saudi ports were among the 100 biggest ports in the world, which are Jeddah Islamic Port that made a big leap to the 37th rank globally, then King Abdullah Port at the 84th rank and King Abdulaziz Port at the 93rd place. He also said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was ranked fifth among the fastest growing countries in handling container vessels according to the 2021 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report.
On the occasion of the 91st National Day, Hariri noted that ports have important contributions in attracting investments, realizing more transparency in various transactions, holding strategic partnerships with major international marine routes, developing the capabilities of Saudi ports and increasing the competitiveness level of their services. This is in addition to supporting the employment of national cadres through four initiatives to localize jobs at companies working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's ports with the aim of empowering Saudi youth in the labor market to enhance development through their ambitions and efficiencies.
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