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Saudi Arabia Launches 1st Transit Corridor Linking Seaport to Airport

Saudi Arabia Launches 1st Transit Corridor Linking Seaport to Airport

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 - 11:15
A view of the Jeddah Islamic Port. (SPA)
Jeddah - Mohamed al-Ayedh

Saudi Arabia launched on Monday the first transit corridor linking a seaport to an airport in the Kingdom, in a move aimed at facilitating the transit of sea cargo through multiple media and linking it to airports.

LogiPoint established the bonded corridor between Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) and King Abdulaziz International Airport.

The first trial was applied to a marine shipment that reached the deposit and re-export area of a company in Jeddah Islamic Port and then was sent by air to its final destination in the Netherlands.

Farouk Sheikh, the CEO of Logipoint, said: “The bonded corridor facilitates trade for customers by providing a multimodal bonded access to regional target markets combining sea, land and air freight. It also gives Jeddah a significant advantage to compete in the transshipment cargo segment.”

He added that the corridor was developed with the support of the Saudi Customs and Jeddah Islamic Port and in line with Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NDLIP).

In remarks to Asharq Al-Awsat, Sheikh stressed that the new project would contribute to enhancing competitiveness in the region, through the establishment of an effective low-cost marine-air and air-marine link that makes the city of Jeddah a multi-modal logistic center for transit shipping.

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