The Saudi Maritime Congress, the leading maritime and logistics event, kicks off Wednesday, in Dammam, with the participation of leading figures and international exhibitors in the region's maritime sector.
The conference is an international interactive platform for exchanging experiences and information and reviewing visions on shipping and logistics, which are witnessing rapid progress, making them one of the most essential sectors in supporting economic diversification in the Kingdom.
The two-day event provides an opportunity for dialogue and exchange of discussions between the relevant experts, pioneers, and decision-makers.
It will address the prospects for innovation in the logistics sector, investment opportunities inside and outside the Kingdom, and the future of developing marine fields and industry.
The congress will also address training and education programs and the prospects for the industry's recovery after the challenges it faced during the coronavirus pandemic.
During the conference, experts will review the latest developments of Vision 2030, the opportunities it provides to local and global maritime and logistic companies, and the progress made in achieving its main objectives.
The conference will welcome senior professionals from regional and international maritime and shipping and logistics communities who will meet, network, and work with over 50 leading exhibitors.
The global event is held with the support of several Saudi authorities, led by Bahri, the founding partner and a governmental partnership with the General Ports Authority (Mawani) and the Public Transport Authority.
Saudi Aramco and International Maritime Industries are also strategic partners to the event.
Svitzer, one of the largest providers of towage and marine solutions, announced its plans to transfer its experience in qualifying national competencies in the MENA region to be applied in Saudi Arabia.
CCO and COO Svitzer Pankaj Kankan asserted that the company is working to develop its investments and strengthen its presence in Saudi Arabia.
"We are keen on investing in the Kingdom and look forward to utilizing our expertise in localization, sustainability, and efficient and safe port management to ensure the progress of the nation's maritime sector," he said.
Kankan explained that the steps taken to realize Vision 2030 will help the company immensely, expressing the group's optimism that major government institutions such as MAWANI will support it in achieving its goals.
"We believe that the industry in Saudi Arabia is capable of meeting international standards, and this seems possible with the help of mega projects," he concluded.