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Saudi Arabia Demonstrates Leadership in Maritime Transport Industry

Saudi Arabia Demonstrates Leadership in Maritime Transport Industry

Saturday, 21 October, 2017 - 12:45

Ambassador of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the United Kingdom Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz stressed his country’s keenness to create a good environment for the prosperity of the maritime transport industry to constitute an economic pillar and a large area for localization to achieve Saudi Vision 2030.

These comments were made by Prince Mohammed during his sponsorship of the induction meeting on the occasion of the Kingdom's candidacy for the membership of the International Maritime Organization Council for the category “C” and the definition of maritime transport in the Kingdom and its achievements.

The event took place in London on Thursday, and it was attended by Minister of Transport and CEO of the Saudi Public Transport Authority Dr. Nabil al-Amoudi, President of the Public Transport Authority Dr. Rumaih bin Mohammed al-Rumaih, with the participation of representatives of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Prince Mohammed said that the government of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is keen to let the Kingdom achieve a leading position in the maritime transport industry and receive the support of its sisterly and friendly countries to nominate it for the membership in the IMO Council.

He also stressed the Kingdom’s commitment to all maritime treaties and agreements signed by Saudi Arabia and its pride to support the organization through its contribution to various funds related to the techniques of combating maritime piracy, maritime laws, and specialized marine education, which will benefit the maritime transport industry and its prosperity regionally and internationally.

For his part, Saudi Minister of Transport shed light on the significant transition experienced by maritime transport in its various components in the Kingdom, pointing out that the Kingdom has been an active member of the IMO since 1969.

During the meeting, he reviewed the enormous potential of the Saudi maritime transport industry, which effectively prepares the Kingdom to reserve a regional and international leadership position.

Amoudi highlighted, in his speech before the diplomatic community, the series of achievements made to the Kingdom through its strategic geographical location linking the three continents.

The Public Transport Authority has raised the Saudi flag on more than 273 vessels, and the weight of the load carried by these vessels exceeded 4.3 million tons, thus the Kingdom has the largest naval fleet in the region, Amoudi said.

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