Saudia Cargo participates in logistics conference

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company CEO Omar Talal Hariri.
Updated 21 October 2018
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Saudia Cargo participates in logistics conference

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company CEO Omar Talal Hariri reiterated the pivotal role the air cargo sector continues to play in achieving the objectives of Vision 2030 aiming to turn the Kingdom into a global logistics hub for goods transport and cargo services. 

In his speech delivered at the Second Supply Chain and Logistics Conference held in Riyadh, Hariri spoke about the Kingdom’s strategic and geographic location which makes it a major transit station for goods and a crossroad for international cargo routes. This location will help the Kingdom become a pivotal logistics and cargo platform, and it will provide good opportunities for the country to increase its share of logistics operations, Hariri noted. 

The local air cargo sector, he said, is committed to improving all handling facilities, and this is exactly what Saudia Cargo has done lately by launching new projects to develop and construct the infrastructure facilities of  the Jeddah and Riyadh cargo stations. Hariri lauded the efforts and plans that resulted in reducing import and export documentation and procedures by 75 percent, an action which will surely enhance the efficiency of logistics services and speed up the accomplishment of the objectives of the Kingdom’s digital transformation. 

Saudia Cargo, which is a strategic partner for the conference, set up a pavilion on the sidelines of the event. Minister of Transport Dr. Nabeel Muhammad Al-Amoudi visited the pavilion and spoke highly of Saudia Cargo’s role in logistics services and cargo handling and transport. President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation Abdulhakim Al-Tamimi and General Customs Authority Governor Ahmed Al-Hakbani visited the pavilion and were given a short introduction about Saudia Cargo’s activities and services. 

Organized by the Ministry of Transport, the conference was attended by supply chain and logistics services top officials, decision-makers and experts in addition to local and international representatives of major logistics companies. 

It is an important platform for exchanging insights and ideas while enhancing partnerships with the business sector in order to keep up with the latest developments in the supply and logistics sector.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”