Musaad Bin Abdulrahman Al-Drees
Saudi Ports to showcase at Dubai summit
Dubai, November 12, 2013
Saudi Ports Authority will exhibit its port services, equipment and technology at the upcoming TOC Container Supply Chain Middle East conference in Dubai.
The third edition of the event runs from December 9 to 11 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Event organiser TOC Events has also confirmed that Musaad Bin Abdulrahman Al-Drees, director general, Administration, Saudi Ports Authority will give a keynote address at the conference.
Saudi Arabia has the largest and most diversified economy in the Middle East with industrial exports that are internationally oriented. Some 95 per cent of Saudi imports and exports (excluding oil) pass through the Kingdom’s sea ports, while 55 per cent of cargo handled are for export.
The capacity of the Saudi ports has increased from 31 to 208 berths in recent years as the Kingdom has encouraged significant investment in new and upgraded capacity. Boosted by a programme of privatisation, the Kingdom’s ports are steadily gearing up to handle ever growing volumes of cargo.
Today, Saudi ports are fully managed and operated by the private sector on a commercial basis, while Saudi Ports Authority retains its supervisory role.
Al-Drees said: “I am delighted to be speaking at the TOC CSC Middle East conference. Saudi Arabia is undergoing significant and exciting development in its port sector and I greatly look forward to discussing this with fellow speakers and delegates at the event.”
TOC Container Supply Chain Middle East comprises an executive-level conference, free-to-attend technical seminars, extensive trade exhibition and unique networking opportunities between industry peers. – TradeArabia News Service