Saturday , April 17 2021

Presentation of port strategy and governance at its first board meeting



The Board of Directors of the General Ports Authority held its first meeting today at the seat of the Authority in Riyadh, headed by the Minister of Transport and President of the Council. Nabil bin Mohammed Al Amoudi, to review the planned transformation phases of the National Transition Plan, its strategy and implementation governance, and discuss future plans aligned with the Kingdom vision (2030).

The Council began its meeting by thanking and thanking the Guardian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, for his continuous support to the Kingdom's port sector. And to overcome all the difficulties to contribute to increase the operational efficiency of the Saudi ports and to develop their performance and make it a platform and a logistics center and a distinctive global link in all the continents.

The Minister for Transport and President of the Council welcomed the members of the Council during the first meeting of the Authority's Management Board, emphasizing that success in achieving aspirations and hopes depends on the capabilities and potential of human capital in the Commission, through which it will achieve the vision of good leadership in promoting development and sustainability to the highest standards and standards. The Council discussed a number of topics on its agenda, including the performance report of Saudi Arabian financial and operational ports, as well as achievements, performance and initiatives of the Authority.

The Council adopted a series of regulations which will contribute to the development and standardization of regulatory labor frameworks, ensuring the efficiency and quality of services provided in Saudi ports and the organization and governance of the sector's transactions, including regulation of shipping agents, Regulation General of Licenses and rules applicable to ships other than fuel in all forms. .

This meeting is the first of the board of directors of the General Ports Authority following the decision of the Council of Ministers to transfer the General Organization of Ports to a financially and administratively independent public body and to approve its organization to carry out its business on commercial bases and standards to attract investment and increase state revenues. The Governing Board of the Authority includes: Saad Bin Abdul Aziz Al Khaleb, President of the General Ports Authority, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Shaqbani, Governor of the General Customs Authority, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al Mansouri, Deputy Minister of Transport, Tarek bin Abdullah Al-Shaheeb, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance; General Investment for Services and Investor Consulting.

The board also includes Yousuf bin Abdullah al-Bunyan, SABIC's executive director, Nabil bin Abdullah Al Jamea, vice president of Saudi Aramco Human Resources, and Ghazi Bin Abdul Rahim Al Rawi, executive director of the Mabar Al-Hima Investment Company.


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