Saudi Arabia Transport Articles & Analysis

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Saudi residents have long enjoyed cheap and abundant supplies of fuel, making car ownership the preferred choice for transport. Yet with the number of new cars on the road expected to reach 1m per year by 2020, and a population increasingly concentrated in the Kingdom’s main urban centres, municipal authorities are beginning to look to mass...

 

Saudi Arabia’s ports are some of the biggest in the region, and the Kingdom’s combined throughput of 194m tonnes per year (excluding crude oil) is the largest volume in the Middle East. However, with the international trend in shipping moving towards consolidation at ever larger ports (and with ever larger container ships), the government has...

 

With a vast land mass covering more than 2m sq km, and sizeable mining and heavy industry sectors, transport and logistics are vital to Saudi Arabia’s economic success and future growth. As record oil prices from 2008 to 2014 filled state coffers, the authorities decided to invest a significant portion of the windfall in improving the Kingdom’...

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2015

Saudi Arabia’s transport services have witnessed significant developments in recent times, and this is set to continue with an anticipated $190bn to be invested in the sector through to 2025. The majority of this – around $141bn – will go towards rail and public transport networks. Successive phases of railway development will extend the network across the entire country, with the aim of...

The accession of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in January 2015 was the start of a new chapter for the Kingdom, and with the fall in global oil prices and continued regional turbulence there are undoubtedly challenges to be met. However, domestic stability, combined with the government’s commitment to major development projects and sustained focus on economic diversification, indicate a positive overall outlook for the country moving forward. 

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2014

In line with plans to make the Kingdom a regional centre for logistics and trade, the 2014 budget put $17.76bn towards transport and infrastructure, the third-highest allocation. Plans for upgrades across all elements of the transport network including ports along the Red Sea and a national rail network will help to position Saudi Arabia as a base for logistics operations in the region,...