New move to ease crisis on Bahrain-Saudi causeway
Manama, June 4, 2014
Major companies in Bahrain are being issued fewer exit cards allowing their trucks to cross into Saudi Arabia.
The move follows complaints from traders and clearing agents about trucks congestion on the King Fahad Causeway, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
A major company is now issued three cards a day instead of 10.
Other factories are issued three cards weekly instead of three cards a day, clearing agents told our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej.
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry member and Midal Cables chairman Khalid Al Zayani proposed an electronic system to inspect and stamp trucks at Bahrain's ports and factories to end the crisis.
Meanwhile, a number of Saudi land transport companies may not renew their contracts with their Bahraini counterparts due to heavy losses incurred. - TradeArabia News Service