Saudi Ports Authority holds several meetings with international shipping companies

The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) organized a meeting dedicated to strengthening its partnerships with the main local and international shipping companies. The move is part of the Authority’s strategy to promote effective collaboration across the Kingdom’s import and export operations ecosystem, and supports economic and trade growth by facilitating the commercial exchanges.

HE Omar Hariri, Chairman of MAWANI, chaired a meeting held with the top 15 national and global shipping companies to discuss the latest developments in the shipping sector, develop strategic plans for the growth of the Kingdom’s seaports , improve operational processes and promote port services.

The meeting reflects MAWANI’s commitment to further strengthen international cooperation and build relationships with maritime authorities around the world. Through its activities, the council seeks to strengthen the Authority’s position in a range of sectors and attract more international companies, as well as contribute to the Vision 2030 goal of positioning Saudi Arabia as a center leading global logistics.

By working closely with key industry players, the meetings aim to deliver an improved customer experience at the Kingdom’s seaports. Its objectives include improving operational processes, increasing communication and supporting key business partners, in addition to activating collaborations that add value to global shipping companies. Through its regular meetings, the council will also serve as a dynamic platform to discuss the latest developments in the shipping sector, develop strategic plans for the growth of the Kingdom’s seaports and promote the benefits of their services to a international audience.

The meetings are comprised of representatives from some of the world’s leading shipping lines including Bahri, Cruise Saudi, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, CMA-CGM, Evergreen Marine, Ocean Network Express (ONE), COSCO Shipping Lines, Pacific International Lines (PIL ), Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Wan Hai Lines and Nippon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line).
Source: Saudi Port Authority (MAWANI)