SAL Saudi Logistics Services launched the extension of its new Jeddah Station on Sunday, December 19, 2021 under the patronage of the kingdom’s Minister of Transport & Logistics Saleh Al-Jasser.

Chairman of the SAL Board, Fawaz AlFawaz pointed out that the launch of the new extension comes in parallel with the National Industrial Development and Logistics Programme (NIDLP) – one of Vision 2030’s most prominent programs – aiming at transforming the Kingdom into a global logistics hub, contributing to a robust and diversified economy, sustaining the growth of the sector, and creating highly competitive investment opportunities.

AlFawaz also highlighted that this launch realises the true ground handling potential of the Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation member wherein the company utilises its logistics expertise to provide more developed services and solutions in and out of airports and expertly serve the international markets to strengthen the connectivity of KSA ports with those of the entire globe.

SAL’s CEO, Hesham Alhussayen, mentioned the new extension spans over 61,000 sq mt adding more high-quality services to its existing wide range of ground handling services and including different state-of-the-art cargo facilities according to the industry’s highest international standards.

He also added the new extension perfectly provides comprehensive import and export services, medical and food cold chain services, dangerous cargo services, and valuable cargo services under world-class security measures and ultramodern automated ground handling systems.

The new extension also features effective cold chain facilities and new spacious storage facilities with an impeccable infrastructure for the special and highly sensitive cargo. The Jeddah station extension is expected to increase SAL’s annual cargo capacity to over 800,000 tonnes in 2030 while providing retailers and companies new premium cargo services at KAIA in Jeddah.

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