The 3rd Saudi Maritime Congress, scheduled to take place in Dammam, Saudi Arabia from 22 to 23 March 2020, will provide an ideal platform for local and global industry leaders and authorities to explore the opportunities for growth and investment in the maritime and logistics sectors of the Kingdom in accordance with the Vision 2030 plan to make Saudi Arabia a logistics and maritime centre for the Middle East. This was revealed at a Sunday conference.
The Congress, held in collaboration with Founding Strategic Partners, the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and Bahri under the patronage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Transport, will highlight the achievements of the Kingdom's shipping industry.
According to Chris Hayman, Seatrade Chairman, event organizers: "There couldn't be a better time to hold this critical activity in the Kingdom and every session scheduled within the 2-day conference program deals with a very important topic." Top of the agenda is Vision 2030, which leads to a conversation on trade relations with key partners... and, in specific, opportunity. Sessions also include the latest maritime disruptive technology, as well as the 2050 fuel revolution and shipping risk management. Addressing nationalization, a dedicated session will focus on developing and training the workforce of the Kingdom and what progress has been made in filling the gap in the workforce.
In addition to the conference session, a Dhahran Expo exhibition will bring together local and international companies to discuss, network and do business under one roof.
Strategically important, news that next year's Saudi Maritime Congress will take place again comes on the back of the latest announcement that 55 new ships will be added to the Saudi ship as part of a range of projects to boost the industry. Fareed Al-Qahtani, Vice-Chairman heading the maritime transport at the Saudi Public Transport Authority (PTA), said that the recent news is aimed at raising the level of productivity in maritime transport, safety and security, opening up opportunities for growth and investment, and promoting maritime navigation procedures in line with the Kingdom's efforts to become a global logistics.
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