ECDC taps Hutchison Ports to develop SPARK logistics area

Updated 10 September 2019

ECDC taps Hutchison Ports to develop SPARK logistics area

The Energy City Development Company (ECDC) and Hutchison Ports have signed an MoU to jointly develop, market and operate the Logistics Zone and Dry Port within the King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), a 50-square-kilometer  multibillion-dollar mixed-use development in Saudi Arabia.

SPARK is a hub designed to help bring the energy sector value chain together to drive efficiencies, promote innovation, and support the growth of businesses.

The Logistics Zone is a core component of SPARK, occupying an area of over 300 ha. It will offer a full range of logistics services to industrial tenants and third party cargo owners including a bonded area for international cargo, dedicated customs clearance services, a state-of-the-art automated container terminal, and multi-modal connectivity via road and rail. The Logistics Zone is designed to support Saudi Arabia’s vision and its role as an integral driver of international trade to connect three continents.

The agreement was signed by Saif S. Al-Qahtani, president and CEO, SPARK and Andy Tsoi, managing director for Hutchison Ports Middle East and Africa.

Al-Qahtani said: “We are pleased to announce this important milestone. SPARK is a visionary project that is a core part of Saudi Vision 2030. We aim to create the ideal environment for energy sector businesses, and logistics is a key enabler for this industry. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are seeking to partner with the best in each field and Hutchison is a leader in this field.”

Tsoi added: “Hutchison is proud to have reached this agreement with SPARK and looks forward to building and operating a facility that will support Vision 2030 initiatives and we continue to ensure our investments in Saudi Arabia bring the latest technology to all activities. We look forward also to providing exciting opportunities for talented Saudis to develop advanced logistics skills and experiences.”


Mövenpick Jordan organizes campaign to help needy families

About 700 kilos of clothes were collected for distribution.
Updated 15 September 2019

Mövenpick Jordan organizes campaign to help needy families

For the sixth year in a row, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Jordan partnered with Charity Clothing Bank operated by the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization, for its annual charity initiative to support the local Jordanian community.
The initiative — “A Kilo of Kindness” — coincided with the International Day of Charity (Sept. 5).
Both guests and employees donated clothes, books and even toys to the less fortunate communities and families in the country.
About 700 kilos of clothes were collected for distribution.
“Mövenpick is always looking to deepen its partnership with the communities in which it operates, helping them reach their full potential, and ‘A Kilo of Kindness’ is a natural fit for us,” said Michael Nugent, Accor vice president operations, Levant and Pakistan. “We are pleased to be working with Charity Clothing Bank on this initiative. The combination of our properties and their network will help us reach out to even more people.”
“A Kilo of Kindness” is part of the hotel’s global corporate social responsibility program, which aims to support and encourage further development of the communities where Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts operates.