SA Saudi Arabia
Stand No: B1

Saudi Customs is the Governmental Authority responsible for facilitating the safe and efficient import and export of trade goods and associated services via land, sea and air in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Authority is committed to achieving the ambitious goals set out in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the Kingdom’s economy, attract international investment and drive overall growth through the adoption and implementation of groundbreaking technologies and innovative practices.

Through the application of effective and efficient procedures, Saudi Customs is delivering world-class customs services across its network of more than 40 ports, while working to establish the kingdom as one of the world’s premier logistics hubs, supporting the growth and diversification of the country’s economy. It is already one of the Kingdom’s biggest employers, with a workforce of more than 10,000 across the country.

Saudi Customs has developed a new roadmap, taking a pioneering approach to accelerating change across its operations through the adoption of new technologies that are simplifying and automating customs procedures and delivering world-class services to clients.

The Authority is currently trialling blockchain technology across Saudi Arabia’s network of ports, with an aim to aid existing validation and licensing requirements and speed the clearance of shipments, while ensuring the safety and security of the community.

The Authority’s efforts to streamline clearance processes has ensured that 80% of all imported goods clear customs within 24 hours of their arrival in the Kingdom, setting a benchmark for customs services in the region and delivering growth to the economy.

It is initiatives such as these that are support Saudi Arabia’s reputation internationally and positioning it as one of the world’s most vibrant, open and dynamic economies.

SA Saudi Arabia
Stand No: P301

Saudi Global Ports Co (SGPC), the new star on Saudi Arabia’s maritime landscape, is a joint-venture company, formed between the public investment fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (51% equity share) and Singapore’s PSA international (PSA) (49% equity share). It will develop, operate and manage the second container terminal at the King Abdul Aziz port in Dammam with -16m deep draught 2xberths, a key gateway in the Arabian Gulf.

SA Saudi Arabia
Stand No: E1

Saudi Ports Authority ‘MAWANI’ was established in 1396 (1976). In 1438 (2017) the Council of Ministers Issued approval for the new structure of Mawani to be independent both financially and administratively. Consequently, its Board of Directors have come to enjoy further capabilities, improving its supervisory, coordinating and legislative role and doing business on a commercial basis.

GB United Kingdom
Stand No: P203

Nearly 50 years ago, Seatrade was founded to facilitate better communication within the shipping and maritime communities. Today, Seatrade continues to be globally recognised as a leading brand name in the international maritime and cruise industries with a portfolio that includes publications; online news portal; awards schemes; exhibitions; conferences and events.

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SA Saudi Arabia
Stand No: C36

Sigma Paints Middle East is a leading manufacturer of high quality paints and coatings. Based in Saudi Arabia with offices in Jeddah, Riyadh & Dammam as well as in Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE, Yemen and Egypt, Sigma Paints manufactures protective coatings, marine coatings and can coatings. As well as Architectural Coatings (Interior paints, exterior paints, textures and floor coatings) Sigma Paints is part of PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) the number 1 paint company in the world and has been active in the Middle East since 1982.