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MAWANI Port Authority signs MoU with Port of Rotterdam

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Port Authority MAWANI, has taken a significant step towards enhancing the country's ports and logistics sector by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the renowned Port of Rotterdam on August 23rd. The agreement, signed by Mr. Omar bin Talal Hariri, the President of the General Authority for Ports, and Mr. Allard Castelein, the CEO of the Port of Rotterdam, marks the beginning of a fruitful partnership between the two countries.

The MoU outlines various areas of cooperation between the two authorities. One of the main focuses is the digital transformation towards smart ports, aligning with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030. Embracing digitalization will greatly enhance operational efficiency and competitiveness in Saudi ports. With the Port of Rotterdam's expertise in this domain, MAWANI is set to gain valuable insights on accelerating the digital transformation of its ports.

Additionally, the partnership emphasizes environmentally sustainable practices. The Port of Rotterdam is renowned for its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and developing sustainable infrastructure. Through this collaboration, MAWANI aims to adopt best practices in greening its ports, reducing its carbon footprint, and contributing towards the green port initiative. This aligns with the Kingdom's dedication to environmental conservation and sustainable development. it also paves the way with the objectives outlined in the National Strategy for Transportation and Logistics, further contributing to the Kingdom's overall development and prosperity.

With this strategic cooperation, MAWANI can accelerate its journey towards becoming a global logistical centre and contributing to the Kingdom’s overall significant advancements in the digitalization and sustainable development of its ports.

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