Saudi Arabia Transport Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2019

The government’s vision is for both domestic and international transport to play a key role in the diversification and modernisation of the economy. The authorities are aiming at making the country a regional and international logistics centre. To achieve this goal, they envisage working closely with leading global logistics companies via public-private partnerships. One aspect of the new...

Home to an estimated 15% of the world’s proven oil reserves and the single-largest economy in MENA, Saudi Arabia is a key regional and global player. The Vision 2030 blueprint sets out regulatory, budget and social reforms that will be implemented over the coming decade as the nation sets about curbing its reliance on crude oil production and export, which accounted for 43.5% of GDP in 2018.

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To what extent is the maritime shipping sector able to cope with rising demand?

 

In recent years Saudi Arabia has been extending and upgrading its national road and highway network to meet the combined demands of a growing population, urbanisation, economic growth and a sharp increase in motor vehicle use.

 

The aviation sector is experiencing rapid growth worldwide, propelled by booming tourism industries, lower air fares and the push for greater connectivity in an increasingly globalised economy. Middle-class expansion has also spurred growth in air travel, as more people are able to afford flights for holidays or business-related travel....

 

What sectors will benefit most directly from the integration of road and rail networks?

 

How can the country’s intermodal transport options be leveraged to boost trade?

 

The government’s vision is for both domestic and international transport to play a key role in the diversification and modernisation of the economy. The authorities are aiming to make the country a regional and international logistics centre. To achieve this goal, they envisage working closely with leading global logistics companies via public...