Minister of Transport and Logistics launches the "Logistics License"

Wednesday 1443/4/12 - 2021/11/17
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Riyadh, Nov. 17, 2021, SPA -- The Minister of Transport and Logistics, Engineer Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, inaugurated, at the Ministry's headquarters in Riyadh, the "Logistics License" today, in the presence of a number of their Excellencies and CEOs of the largest logistics companies.
The logistics license aims to develop and raise the logistic performance index through the services provided, improve work in the sector and take advantage of promising investment opportunities that enhance the local economy and its connection to the international market, and consolidating the Kingdom’s strategic position among the rest of the countries as a global logistical center for trade and economic movement.
The ministry will integrate a number of different activities into one activity with the unified license for logistics services, where the tasks of the license will be based on the brokerage of land, air and sea freight.
The logistic license will include a number of advantages that it will provide to its holders, as procedures will be simplified for companies obtaining the license in the sector, which will reflect positively on attracting investors in the private sector from inside and outside the Kingdom.
The National Transport and Logistics Strategy emphasized the upgrading of the transport system, to strengthen the Saudi economy in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which includes all transport sectors, air, sea, land and railways, ascending the Kingdom to the top 10 countries in the Logistics Performance Index by 2030, and developing more than 60 logistic zones to support exports, e-commerce and re-exports, in addition to encouraging trade through land ports, the growth of re-export revenues from 42 billion riyals to 520 billion riyals, export growth from 185 billion riyals to 507 billion riyals, and the expansion of the e-commerce sector from 6% to 23%.
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