Shell KSA honored for awards sponsorship

Updated 11 April 2018
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Shell KSA honored for awards sponsorship

Prince Khalid bin Sultan, president of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation and patron of the PR Arabia Auto Award, has honored Shell Saudi Arabia for its sponsorship of the awards.
Waqar Siddiqui, CEO of Shell Lubricants Saudi Arabia, received an honorary shield from Prince Khalid, who praised the role of Shell in supporting automotive-related initiatives and activities. Siddiqui presented awards to a number of companies who achieved outstanding results this year, including Juffali Automotive Company, which won in the “Best After-sales” category for the third year in a row.
At the end of the public voting phase, 16 vehicles qualified for phase two — two vehicles in each category.
Winning vehicles were displayed live on stage in front of the judging panel, which voted on the spot in each category, during the ceremony.
The 6th edition of the PR Arabia Auto Award this year consisted of eight auto categories, including normal and luxury categories. The Hyundai Azera won the title of the “Best Large-sized Sedan,” while the Mazda 6 clinched the title of the “Best Mid-sized Sedan.” The Mercedes S-Class won in the “Luxury Sedan” category, while the Range Rove Velar was named the best “Luxury SUV.” The Nissan Patrol won in the “Large SUV” category, while the McLaren 720S bagged the title in the “Super Sports” category.
“We are proud to continue sponsoring and supporting this highly regarded award, and we are very keen to be part of the award’s development and advancement to cope with the changes in the Saudi Arabian automotive market,” Siddiqui said.
“Being in partnership with the PR Arabia Auto Award is a privilege in view of its high standards, credibility and transparency, and it reflects our strong commitment toward our clients in the automotive sector... The award has become an important indicator of the local market trends,” he added.


King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

Updated 18 September 2018
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King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

King Abdullah Port has signed an agreement to sponsor the Supply Chain and Logistics Conference organized by the Transport Ministry. The conference, which will take place on Oct. 15-16 in Riyadh, will be held under the patronage of Transport Minister Dr. Nabil M. Al-Amoudi. Decision-makers, experts and officials from major local and international companies involved in the supply chain and logistics sector are expected to attend.

Highlighting the importance of participating in the event, Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “Our sponsorship of the conference comes within our commitment to cooperate and exchange expertise with the active players of the logistics sector, which recently has been witnessing major developments in terms of business volume, innovation and solutions that complement Vision 2030 and transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics hub by promoting its position on the Logistics Performance Index issued by the World Bank.”

“Saudi Arabia has a number of components and facilities that enable it to play a key role in this sector at the regional and global levels, and we will play our part in showcasing the best King Abdullah Port has to offer in the logistics sector, such as solutions and facilitation for investors based on the port’s strategic location on the Red Sea. The port is on the main shipping line between the East and West, which significantly enhances the Kingdom’s competitiveness and positions it among the key countries in global trade,” he added.

Qutub will participate in a session for CEOs, where participants will discuss strategic decisions to reshape and keep pace with the global system of supply chains and logistics.

King Abdullah Port previously announced an increase in container handling reaching 1,236,075 TEU during the first half of 2018, marking a new record of 50.5 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Earlier, the port announced a 21 percent increase in its annual throughput by the end of 2017, making it the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling. 

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest growing container port in the world and one of the world’s top 100 ports after less than four years of operation. Eight of the largest shipping lines work at the port, which offers integrated services to exporters and importers.