• Transport

    OBG examines all aspects of local transport infrastructure, including sea, air and land. Our analysis within the transport sector reviews the major projects under way and planned, such as airport expansions, port plans, public transit systems, road construction and rail networks.
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In its efforts to become a logistics trading hub linking Asia, Africa and Europe, Saudi Arabia has taken concrete steps to comply with the highest international standards in freight handling. In July 2016 the Kingdom signed the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and in March 2017 it announced its decision to join the...

 

What impact will the National Transformation Programme (NTP) have on the transport sector?

 

One of the keys to unlocking Saudi Arabia’s potential as a global transport hub is the development of its aviation sector, and there are significant changes taking place that will provide opportunities for international investors. Across the country, airports are expanding to meet growing passenger demand, and those same terminals are being...

 

Under the National Transformation Programme (NTP), launched in 2016, one of the key areas highlighted for the transport sector is the development of public transport systems in larger cities. Public transport development simultaneously addresses a number of strategic objectives, ranging from improving the quality of life for citizens to...

 

A rapidly developing railway network has the potential to transform movement around Saudi Arabia, resulting in less road congestion, an improved travel experience for millions of pilgrims and faster delivery of industrial freight. According to a report by Terrapinn Middle East for the Middle East Rail 2017 event, it is estimated that the...

 

Which projects are likely to improve the competitiveness of Saudi Arabia’s infrastructure?