Saudi Arabia has set its sights on ranking among the world’s top 10 countries in logistics services, as announced by Minister of Transport and Logistics Services, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, during the fourth extraordinary congress of the Universal Postal Union in Riyadh.
Al-Jasser highlighted the nation’s consistent advancement driven by the National Transportation and Logistics Strategy, with expectations of achieving its Vision 2030 objectives. This ambitious initiative seeks to elevate Saudi Arabia into a prominent global logistics hub.
“By 2030, our country is set to become one of the top 10 nations in the Logistics Performance Index,” Al-Jasser said.
The minister continued: “We plan to achieve that through the establishment of 59 logistic zones and by increasing the ports capacity.”
Al-Jasser also highlighted the Kingdom’s plans of serving and accommodating 330 million airline passengers and managing the transportation of 4.5 million tons of air cargo annually.
“This strategy will help double the sector’s contribution to the national GDP,” the minister added.
He also noted: “Our theme people, purpose, progress, the next chapter for the postal service, is an opportunity to discuss the present and the future of our industry, and to identify opportunities for sustainable development.”
Furthermore, the minister acknowledged how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted Saudi Arabia’s strengths and the importance of leveraging these capabilities.
“With the support and vision of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, the transport, and logistics center in the Kingdom will be elevated to new heights,” Al-Jasser stated.