In Saudi Arabia, the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP) was established with plans to transform the Kingdom into a leading industrial powerhouse and a global logistics hub by focusing on 4 key sectors; industry, mining, energy and logistics. The country's national strategy aims by 2030 at a capacity of more than 40 million containers annually including all associated investments in developing port infrastructure and enhancing its integration with the logistic areas in the Kingdom, as well as expanding its connectivity with international shipping lines, to integrate with rail and road networks, which contributes to improving the efficiency of the transport ecosystem and its economics.
The national strategy aims to increase the total length of future railways estimated at 8,080 km, including the 'land bridge' project, spanning more than 1,300 km, which will have a capacity to transport more than 50 million tons of freight annually to connect kingdom's ports on the coast of the Arabian Gulf with the ports of the Red Sea coast opening new and promising opportunities for this rail line by passing through modern logistic centers, economic hubs, industrial cities, and mining activities. IoT & Smart Logistics are rapidly gaining ground in the logistics sector in the KSA. Consequent to Covid-19, there is a surge in the online orders or e-shopping. Therefore, this will make businesses improve their last-mile delivery operations to speed up deliveries.
To know more check out Marmore's latest report KSA Logistics Sector - Overview.
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