New online booking system for Dammam’s King Abdul Aziz Port

Saudi Arabia’s Transport Minister Nabeel Al-Amoudi launches a new online booking system on Thursday at King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam. (SPA)
Updated 01 February 2019
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New online booking system for Dammam’s King Abdul Aziz Port

  • New scheduling service to reduce waiting times, says  Transport Minister Nabeel Al-Amoudi 

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Transport Minister Nabeel Al-Amoudi launched a new online booking system on Thursday, for reserving dates, times and slots for trucks carrying freight to and from King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam.

The system, called “Fash,” was installed by electronic solutions company Saudi E-Tabadul Co., and will ensure the efficiency of the port is drastically improved by managing journeys and implementing strict time slots for businesses and haulage firms using Dammam to import and export goods.

E-Tabadul’s CEO, Abdul Aziz Al-Shamsi, said that the scheduling service would reduce waiting times to just 17 minutes; before, the process of docking, loading and unloading goods took over 3 hours. 

He added that reduced waiting and transfer times would increase the port’s operational capacity, which would, in turn, boost the local economy and the port’s profits.

The system will be unified with other similar services, and linked to the Ministry of Transport, the Public Transport Authority, the port’s border security and its operators, ensuring accountability at all levels, and smoother coordination between the different bodies. 

 


Saudi ambassador to China: royal visit reflects friendly relations

Updated 21 February 2019
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Saudi ambassador to China: royal visit reflects friendly relations

  • The Crown Prince will head the Saudi side during the meetings
  • The states will sign agreements in fields of energy, transport, investment and technology

DUBAI: The Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to China reflects the depth of relations and strategic partnerships between the two countries in various fields, Saudi ambassador to the country said.

The Chinese leadership welcomed the Crown Prince on Thursday, ahead of meetings of the joint committee in Beijing, Turki bin Mohammed Al-Mady added.

Agreements and memorandums of understanding will be signed in the energy, investment, transport and technology sectors during the meeting, the ambassador said.