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Riyadh Conference Focused on Science and Philosophy

Dammam: The 3rd Saudi Maritime Conference kicked off at Dhahran Expo on September 28, coinciding with World Oceans Day.

On the first day of the two-day conference, a line of visitors waiting to enter what organizers called “the kingdom’s largest and most important global maritime event” meandered across the building and into the parking lot. .

Organizers said it was a record-breaking attendance compared to previous events.

The space was opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Deputy Minister for Transport and Logistics Services Rumay Al Rumayi, Saudi Port Authority President Omar Hariri and Eastern Province Undersecretary Khalid Al-Baltar.

The event provided visitors with the opportunity to tour the extensive exhibition space. The dedicated booth provided companies with an opportunity to initiate dialogue, distribute brochures and inform visitors of the company’s mission. This provided an organic networking option for people to exchange ideas and business cards.

The event was held under the auspices of Prince Ahmed bin Fahd bin Salman, Deputy Governor of the Eastern Province, with a keynote session titled “Vision 2030: Update on Progress and Opportunities for Growth” . Industry contribution to Vision 2030.

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Ahmed Alsubaey, CEO of Bahri, a transportation and logistics company and Saudi Arabia’s national airline, said: To achieve this, our main focus areas now include supporting his KSA’s aspirations to be among the top 25 in the Logistics Performance Index and one of the top 15 global economies. It is included. ”

There were also several panels and talks exploring current and future challenges in the logistics sector around the world, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia.

Eithne Treanor, Expert Moderator of E Treanor Media and Jasmin Fichte of Fichte & Co. Legal were present. Topics considered include how the industry fits into Vision 2030 and why companies are adopting technology while enabling trade and enhancing port standards. Topics of supply chain efficiency and port and logistics infrastructure in the region were also covered.

The second day focused on decarbonization and the fuel revolution by 2050, as well as maritime workforce development and training. The forum provided an opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together, brainstorm and refresh their knowledge.

One of the key highlights was the virtual opening address by International Maritime Organization Executive Director Kitack Lim. Lim expressed an interest in collectively addressing climate change and the challenges and opportunities associated with automation and digitization.

(AN photo by Jasmine Bager)

“Shipping’s ability to transport large volumes of goods over long distances in a cost-effective manner is irrefutable, and the COVID pandemic and current geopolitical challenges are driving the reliance on shipping and the irreplaceable role of seafarers in the world. It has only helped raise global awareness of the role of non-trade,” Lim said.

“I would like to thank Saudi Arabia for its positive attitude towards IMO’s goals and objectives and for its constructive input into the organization’s work,” he said.

“We would also like to highlight our generous support for capacity building in developing countries, such as through the IMO CARES (Coordinated Action to Reduce Emissions from Shipping) initiative. “Funding to involve women throughout government and government, and third, helping co-fund the GloLitter Project to tackle marine plastic litter.”

Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade Maritime, echoed the other speakers. Its strategic location makes it an ideal trading hub linking the eastern and western parts of the globe. . . Through a strategically planned agenda and the participation of several major maritime organizations, the Saudi Maritime Conference has further paved the way for the country’s success. ”

The meeting will be held for industry cooperation between the Saudi Ports Authority and key maritime companies in the region such as Bari, International Maritime Industry, Saudi Accreditation Center, King Abdulaziz University, Tabadul, MBL, PCMS, Giza Arabia and Globe. It also hosted the strategic signing of

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