Dr. Al-Amoudi: The decision of the Council of Ministers to amend the name of the General Organization of Ports to the General Authority of Ports contributes to enhancing its role
The Chairman of the General Authority for ports Dr. Nabil bin Mohammed Al Amoudi,Affirmed His Excellency that the Council of Ministers decision to amend the name of (General Organization of Ports) to (General Authority of Ports) and the approval of it's Organization, be it a public Authority, independent financially and administratively, has been its work on a commercial basis with the granting of its Board of Directors a greater role in cross operations, to develop systems of work in ports, is an extension of the interesting major the address of the port sector in the kingdom from our wise leadership.
His Excellency also explained in a statement to the Saudi press that this decision will significantly strengthen the role of ports in supporting the march of construction and development in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, serves the kingdom's vision 2030, this transformation also is an important first step to complete the privatization program ports so that the transfer reinforces the Supervisory role coordinating legislative authority giving the Board of Directors with clear terms of reference and flexibility to develop work in a commercial manner, indicating that it will be announced the next steps of the privatization process at a later time.
Dr. Al Amoudi said: "In light of the strong competition witnessed by the ports in the various developed countries, we seek in the Authority to be the Kingdom's ports of the largest ports to accommodate the different generations of large container vessels, where the Authority intends to harness all its potential to improve services in Saudi ports and improve efficiency And the development of its infrastructure, As well as provide of new ports according to the availability of strategic sites on the ports of the Kingdom, to convert them into an economic and industrial system, gain more international shipping lines and get a greater share of maritime trade".
His Excellency also reported that the authority is keen to achieve its objectives and develop its strategies in the survival and continuity, and linear integrated well thought out to employ its data in the development of its services, including associated with the competitiveness of the Saudi economy among the States of the world.