A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was yesterday signed between the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), and the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) in order to enhance the air-sea logistics connectivity and ensure a seamless flow of goods across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The three-party deal of the Saudi Arabian authorities aims to upgrade the logistics and customs services and boost the nation’s foreign trade and economic development by integrating freight operations at air and sea terminals, simulating cargo transportation scenarios to identify and address any underlying challenges hindering a smooth delivery of service, and leveraging the country’s strategic geographical position, it was mentioned in the press release.

Furthermore, the parties state, that the MoU further seeks to intensify collaboration and coordination between the public sector entities through a common framework designed to enable knowledge and resource transfer, fulfil shared objectives, and synergize efforts to transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics hub as per the ambitions set by Vision 2030.

It was also mentioned that the agreement between the three parties was signed at the GACA Headquarter in Riyadh by its EVP for Economic Policies and Logistics Services, Mr. Awad AlSulami, as well as Eng. Abdullah Al-Funtukh, ZATCA’s Vice Governor for Trade Facilitation and Customer Experience Sector, and Mr. Abdullah AlMunif, Vice President for Commercial Business at Mawani.