Transport

This section will showcase the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to develop and enhance the methods of transportation made available to the public due to its vital role in economic advancement and urban prosperity. You will gain insight into the National Road Safety Center, an initiative launched to tackle road fatalities, while also becoming familiar with the methods of land transportation and the various security and safety measures currently in place. Information will also be provided on traffic safety executed by the Saher system, accidents and insurance and the total number of traffic fatalities from 2018 – 2020. Additionally, the Royal Commission for Riyadh has launched numerous programs and projects for the development of transportation, including the King Abdullah Road Development Project. This segment will also offer informative content into maritime transport, air transport, public transport, electronic applications launched by the Ministry of Transport.

Transportation System:

The Ministry of Transport and Logistics works to study, design, implement and maintain road works efficiently. It also participates in coordinating the work of the transport and logistics system, as it performs the role of the legislator for all the daily planning and implementation of land, sea and air transport services within the Kingdom, and is keen to link the Kingdom with the world as an international logistics center. A link to the three continents.

It also provides effective services to all beneficiaries in the Kingdom, based on a vision that aims to develop the transport and logistics sector in the Kingdom, and achieve real harmony and integration between all land, sea and air transport sectors. All this within clear frameworks and methodology outlined by the Kingdom's Vision 2030, which will contribute to enhancing the economic development and competitiveness of the Kingdom at the international level.


Sectors:

  • Road Section
  • Air Transport Sector
  • Land Transport Sector
  • Maritime Transport Sector
  • Logistics sector

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Transport and Communications in Vision 2030

Proceeding from the three axes of the vision: a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Ministry of Transport and its affiliates, is working to activate its role in achieving this vision. The plans and objectives necessary to achieve operational development and launch initiatives to achieve the vision were set, the most prominent of which are:

  • An initiative to reduce road accident deaths.
  • Raising safety rates in existing and new road projects.
  • Optimizing road life cycle cost and improving performance.
  • Achieving revenue from road assets.

For more information on these initiatives, visit this page.

Road transport

It is a group of transport activities and services that are provided to the beneficiaries for a fee on land roads in the Kingdom. The land transport sector is concerned with supervising and following up on these activities and services and granting the necessary licenses to investors and individuals to practice these activities and provide services in this sector

For more details, click here.

Ground transportation

  • The activity of freight transport and freight brokers on the road
  • Car rental activity and leasing brokers
  • Activity of public fare and fare intermediaries
  • Vehicle Steering Activity
  • Bus transportation activity

Bus Transportation

It is a variety of services provided by SAPTCO according to the desire of its customers who are keen to deal as direct beneficiaries or organizers of special programs, within the framework of the company's endeavor to extrapolate the needs of the beneficiaries of customers and to improve and develop the services provided in line with their aspirations and meet and achieve their desires.

Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO)


Intelligent Transportation Applications

Licensed applications for passenger transport via vehicle routing:

  • Uber Saudi Arabia Ltd., app name UBER
  • Terhal Al-Modon Company for Land Transport, app name Journey
  • Careem Mowasalat Company for Information Technology, the name of the application is Careem
  • Speed Electronic Trading Company, app name jeeny
  • Nawaaem land transport application, the name of the application Nawaaem
  • Ego for Information Technology, the name of the application is ego
  • Kaddad Foundation for Land Transport, app name Kaddad
  • Karam Cars Vehicle Steering Company, Application Name Bolt
  • Kaiyan Trip Information Technology Company, the name of the application is Kaiian
  • Security Choice for Information Technology, the name of the application is sair
  • Aman Foundation for Land Transport Application name Aman
  • Currently Bayan Payments Company Limited (Loop Solutions), app name bayanpay
  • Hustle Foundation for Land Transport, app name Hustle
  • UVA Business Services Company, the name of the application is UVA
  • Jameel Vehicle Steering Company, the name of the application is Jameel
  • Amna Foundation for Land Transport, app name AMNUH
  • Rapid Empowerment Company, the name of the application is leenah
  • Ezzak Trading Application Corporation, the name of the application is Ezzak
  • Tamkeen Trading Platform Company, app name Tmkiin
  • Mahra Vehicle Steering Company, the name of the application is Mahra
  • Al-Ayiri Trading Group Co. Ltd., the name of the application is Al-Ayiri Taxi
  • Elmni Company for Communications and Information Technology, the name of the application is wsslini
  • Noor Trip Foundation, the name of the application is noor
  • Sky Trip Trading Est, the name of the app is Sama Taxi
  • Distinguished Idea Company, the name of the application is caberz
  • Captain Girl Trading App, the name of the app is Captain Girl
  • Laurie Car Rental App Corporation, the name of the app is Laurie App
  • Ali Al-Waad Foundation for Land Transport, the name of the application is on Al-Waad
  • Soft Tech Company for Information Technology, the name of the application is going

For more details, click here.


Road safety and security

The Kingdom is interested in providing security and safety for its residents in their dissolution and travel. The Special Forces teams have been dedicated to road security to achieve comprehensive security and tranquility on the external roads between the regions, cities, villages and deserts of the Kingdom. Road security can be contacted through the numbers assigned to each region (here), or through the unified number 996. Road security can also be contacted through the Kilna Amen application, or through the official account of the road security forces on Twitter; Through which the condition of the roads around the Kingdom is continuously updated. The most prominent tasks of the Special Forces for Road Security:
Criminal security tasks
Initiating security incidents, directing and controlling criminal crimes and working to reduce their occurrence, controlling arms and drug cases on external roads.


Service tasks
Initiating emergency cases, releasing detention and rescue in cooperation with the Civil Defense, providing first aid and facilitating the transportation of the injured in cooperation with the Red Crescent, receiving notifications requesting service or assistance.


Traffic missions
Direct traffic accidents and preliminary investigation, work to reduce their occurrence, reduce the percentage of accidents, injuries and deaths on roads outside cities, control the behavior of violators and raise the level of awareness of road users.


Regular tasks
Arresting public order violators, cooperating with the Passports to control violators of the work and residency system, applying state regulations on external roads.


Seasonal missions
Applying instructions regulating Hajj and Umrah, serving visitors to the Two Holy Mosques, and others.

National Road Safety Center

The National Road Safety Center is one of the road safety initiatives to reduce traffic fatalities within the National Transformation Program 2020, and the center aims to improve traffic safety levels through coordination between the concerned authorities, providing technical support, implementing a road safety data system and determining the relevant data collection mechanism.

Digital control centers

Marsad platform: A digital data platform that controls accident centers and is dedicated to road safety by collecting various data such as traffic flows, medical data, road accident reports, etc.

Traffic Safety

Road safety is a key initiative across the Kingdom and is directly aligned with the goals of  Vision 2030. The Kingdom is committed to strengthening the measures taken with regard to all aspects of road safety and the overall development of this area to ensure the safety of the public under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport which oversees land, land and sea transportation throughout the Kingdom. Road safety requires effective and efficient plans; programmes; and traffic regulations and preventive procedures to save people, properties and the national security. Also, The Kingdom has enhanced traffic safety by building a strong traffic safety organization, which has contributed to reducing the number of traffic accidents and deaths by 53%. The main achievements related to traffic safety include: the expansion of fixed and mobile automatic monitoring of 9 violations in all regions of the Kingdom, the coverage of highways by the Special Forces for Road Security by 100% and a total of 5,275 km, the operation of 96 new emergency centers in the regions of the Kingdom, and the amendment of the road safety system. Traffic and toughening penalties for violations that affect public safety, addressing black points and raising the level of highway safety with a total of 433 dangerous points, implementing protective barriers with a total of 877 km, and works of fencing on roads with a total of 1,738 km. Saher System is an automated traffic management system using electronic systems covering the major cities in the Kingdom. It consists of several electronic systems for operation, management, tracking, guidance, monitoring and control, which are linked to command and control centers located in eight cities distributed in various regions of the Kingdom. The project aims to:
  • Improving the level of traffic safety.
  • Employing the latest advanced technologies in the field of intelligent transportation (ITS) to create a safe traffic environment.
  • Raising the efficiency of the road network currently available.
  • Strengthening public security by using the latest monitoring systems.
  • Work on the implementation of traffic regulations accurately and continuity.
 

Traffic System

It is a set of legislation and provisions related to traffic regulation, including regulations related to vehicle registration, driving licenses, vehicle weights and dimensions, driving licenses, accidents and other regulations. It also includes provisions related to traffic violations and fines and penalties. This system applies to vehicles of all kinds, pedestrians, animals on public roads and all road users. The concerned authorities shall implement these regulations and implement the violations and penalties arising therefrom. For more information click here.

Traffic Violations

Failure to comply with any of the traffic regulations is considered a violation that requires punishment. Violations were divided into 8 different sections according to the fines paid by the violator; It starts from 100 riyals and reaches 10,000 riyals, depending on the type of violation. There are violations around parking spaces; Such as parking in places not designated for parking or in places designated for people with special needs, and there are violations related to pedestrian regulations and road priorities, and other violations that ensure the safety of everyone, whether vehicle drivers, pedestrians, or even the road. For more information click here.

Vehicle safety

The safety of the vehicle is one of the most important aspects of traffic safety, and the competent authorities have been concerned with clarifying the means of vehicle safety, such as the safety of tires, lamps, brakes, and others. There are also some tools that must be available inside the vehicle to ensure safety, including the fire extinguisher, the spare wheel and the disassembly and installation tools. In addition to the periodic procedures that the vehicle owner must take to ensure its safety from periodic checks and others. The competent authorities are keen to ensure the safety of the vehicle to ensure the safety of all. For more information click here.

Safe driving methods and rules

Safe driving has methods and rules, including what is related to the driver’s duties before operating the vehicle, such as buckling the seat belt, checking the position of the mirrors, and making sure that the seat and steering wheel are adjusted, including what is after operating such as moving according to traffic instructions and regulations, as well as stopping by following some procedures such as giving a signal Stop and relieve pressure on the gas pedal and tighten the brake lever after stopping. In addition, to ensure safe driving, the driver must know the meanings of traffic signs and signs such as warning signs, horizontal and ground signs such as paint, drawings, paving, and others. For more information click here.

Periodic vehicle inspection

The periodic technical inspection of vehicles contributes effectively to raising the level of safety in vehicles to protect lives and property after God’s providence and success by providing integrated technical and electronic inspection services with modern equipment and highly skilled workers and employees, and raising awareness of the importance of the periodic technical examination of vehicles among vehicle drivers to reap the benefits of that community Whole. Among the most important objectives of the periodic technical inspection of vehicles:
  • Inspect all types of vehicles operating in the Kingdom with professionalism and high quality.
  • Effective participation in reducing traffic accidents and reducing the degree of their severity.
  • Increasing awareness among motorists of the importance of maintaining the level of vehicle safety, maintenance and repair.
  • Establishing a technical database to be a reference for vehicles usable in the Kingdom.
  • Reducing environmental pollution from vehicle exhaust.
• Localizing the techniques of periodic technical examination through attracting, hiring and training Saudi manpower. For more information click here.

Accident and insurance

The Kingdom is interested in regulating traffic within cities to avoid traffic accidents and maintain the safety of everyone. A driver's license can only be obtained after ensuring that the applicant has passed the theoretical and practical tests. You can view all conditions and requirements for the issuance of various driving licenses through the website of the General Directorate of Traffic. The Kingdom has also taken care of regulating traffic by clarifying the traffic system and identifying violations and implementing it. The beneficiary can inquire about traffic violations through the Absher application. In order to ensure the flow of traffic at the time of accidents, the Kingdom has provided Najm Company, a company that provides insurance services, some services related to traffic accidents, and it directly helps in facilitating the process of reporting a traffic accident and the speed of the investigator’s arrival to the accident site in 9357 BC. Follow up on the accident situation directly from notification of the accident until arrival Report the accident to the relevant insurance company. Saudi Arabia adopted road hazard warning technology which led to a sharp decrease in traffic accidents in 2020 compared to 2018 and 2019. The Ministry of Transport has covered 58 kilometers of the Kingdom's roads by using automated acoustic warning signals to alert drivers when they leave the specified lane due to drowsiness, using a mobile phone while driving, or due to poor visibility due to harsh weather conditions. These vital measures have led to a decrease in the number of deaths. To view the details of the statistics, you can visit the Ministry of Health page and the open data page.

Road Safety

The Ministry of Transport pays great attention to road safety, as when studying and designing roads, the best technical specifications are adopted to ensure the implementation of those roads using the best materials and modern equipment that meet safety and safety requirements. Reflective signs, water drainage, protections, and numerous barriers. Existing roads are monitored and safety factors improved first-hand. The Ministry participates with the competent authorities in multiple committees regarding road traffic safety.
 Road safety equipment The roads have been provided with all safety factors to provide comfort and safety for its users. These methods implemented by the Ministry are:
  • Asphalting the lateral shoulders and improving their lateral tendencies.
  • Exposing the bridges, so that they are the width of the road with its shoulders.
  • Establishment of side parking.
  • Painting the sides and middle of the roads, and providing them with reflective signs. 
  • Providing roads with protective barriers, kilometric signs, and guiding, warning, and directional signs.
  • Fencing all highways to prevent the entry of stray animals to the right of way, and constructing crossings on these roads to facilitate the crossing of these animals, and placing traps for them on all sub-ports on the highways.
For more information click here.
 

Essential Elements to Road Safety  in details:

First: The Vehicle

Vehicle safety measures:
  • Tires: size, durability, speed limit, year of production, storage.
  • Lights: clarity, color and level of illumination.
  • Indicators.
  • Mirrors: A rearview mirror that enables drivers to see the road behind them.
  • Windshield wipers.
  • Service brake and parking brake, which control the movement of the vehicle.
  • Turning entanglement.
  • Sound and light warning indicators (on the dashboard) such as fuel, oil, temperature, speed, and battery indicators.
  • Seat belts.
  • Head restraints.
  • Child seats.
  • Airbags.
 

Vehicle Safety Requirements:

  • Spare tires and tools used to remove and install them.
  • Fire extinguisher.
  • First aid kit.
  • Extension door lock systems.
  • Fire resistant furniture.
  • Reflective triangle.
 
The Government has developed preventive measures and a periodic programme to secure vehicle maintenance and prevent traffic accidents. The periodic inspection of the vehicle aims to:
  • Improve the quality of vehicle maintenance.
  • Reduce traffic accidents.
  • Maximize the service life of the car.
  • Environmental protection.
  • Maintain the safety of road users including drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
  • Detect problems before they get worse or cause loss (Troubleshoot early.)
 

Second: The Road

Road safety means:
  • Recognizing the importance of roads, the Saudi government has built high-quality road networks across the country.
  • Effective road design and structural plans.
  • Road lighting.
  • Road traffic safety measures such as removing natural obstacles such as dust and sand.
  • Traffic control tools such as traffic lights, warning signs, and eyes of road cats.
  • Weighing points for vhiecles between Saudi governorates and cities.
 
Third: The Driver
 
The driver is the most effective factor in the traffic process. A good driver must have:
  • Normal state of mind.
  • Healthy senses.
  • Good knowledge and strict adherence to traffic rules and regulations.
  • High concentration while driving.
  • Strong sense of responsibility.
  • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics and maintenance.
 
Driver safety means:
  • Seat belt.
  • Headrest.
  • Medical condiation such as eyeglasses, first aid kits, and airbags.
 

Safe driving procedures and rules:

 
1- Duties of the driver before starting the engine:
  • Look at the car and check the tires.
  • Make sure the doors are closed.
  • Adjust the driver's seat and steering wheel.
  • Fasten your seat belt and make sure all passenger belts are fastened.
  • Adjusting the rearview mirrors of the car.
  • Note the fuel and heat indicators on the dashboard.
 
2- Start the engine.
 
3- Moving the vehicle in accordance with traffic laws and regulations.
 
4- Parking the vehicle:
  • Look in the rearview mirror to see the road behind you.
  • Start the stop signal.
  • Gradually reduce speed.
  • Slowly push the brakes to stop the car.
  • When the car stops, pull the parking brake.
 
5- Traffic signals and signals:
  • Traffic warning, control and guidance signals.
  • Checkpoints.
  • Horizontal and ground signage such as paints, illustrations, and sidewalks.
  • Traffic lights.
  • Traffic controls in work areas such as diluted stocks, national carriers, etc.
 
One of the Key efforts of Saudi Arabia towards  Road Safety:
 
The Periodic Technical Inspection Program:
 
The Periodic Technical Inspection Program for Vehicles was launched under the auspices of the General Department of Traffic (The Ministry of Interior) in 1986. During the years that followed, a whole network of periodic inspection centers was established. In MVPI, we are also proud to provide the best periodic technical inspection services for vehicles in terms of procedures and regulations, in accordance with Quality Certification (ISO 9002), in order to keep pace with the KSA Vision 2030.  This Program aims to effectively raise the level of traffic safety for vehicles to protect lives and property, by providing integrated technical and electronic inspection services using advance technology, and highly skilled cadres, and raise driver awareness about the importance of periodic inspection, which positively affect the whole society.
 
 
The Road Safety Center:
The road safety center was established in October 2018. This center is part of the road safety projects within the National Transformation Plan 2020, which focus on reducing road trauma from road accidents. Our goal is to improve road safety standards through stakeholder coordination, providing the required technical support, prepare and implement a road safety database and specify a method for collecting the required data. This system will contribute to providing detailed road crash analysis reports and digital crash maps which will identify hazardous locations, as well as providing national road safety performance indicators.
 

Human capital development programs in the field of road safety 

The Kingdom has enhanced traffic safety by building a strong traffic safety organization, which has contributed to reducing the number of traffic accidents and deaths by 53%. The main achievements related to traffic safety include: the expansion of fixed and mobile automatic monitoring of 9 violations in all regions of the Kingdom, the coverage of highways by the Special Forces for Road Security by 100% and a total of 5,275 km, the operation of 96 new emergency centers in the regions of the Kingdom, and the amendment of the road safety system. Traffic and toughening penalties for violations that affect public safety, addressing black points and raising the level of highway safety with a total of 433 dangerous points, implementing protective barriers with a total of 877 km, and works of fencing on roads with a total of 1,738 km.

Saher System


It is an automated traffic management system using electronic systems covering the major cities in the Kingdom. It consists of several electronic systems for operation, management, tracking, guidance, monitoring and control, which are linked to command and control centers located in eight cities distributed in various regions of the Kingdom. The project aims to:

  • Improving the level of traffic safety.
  • Employing the latest advanced technologies in the field of intelligent transportation (ITS) to create a safe traffic environment.
  • Raising the efficiency of the road network currently available.
  • Strengthening public security by using the latest monitoring systems.
  • Work on the implementation of traffic regulations accurately and continuity.


Traffic System


It is a set of legislation and provisions related to traffic regulation, including regulations related to vehicle registration, driving licenses, vehicle weights and dimensions, driving licenses, accidents and other regulations. It also includes provisions related to traffic violations and fines and penalties. This system applies to vehicles of all kinds, pedestrians, animals on public roads and all road users. The concerned authorities shall implement these regulations and implement the violations and penalties arising therefrom. For more information click here.


Traffic Violations


Failure to comply with any of the traffic regulations is considered a violation that requires punishment. Violations were divided into 8 different sections according to the fines paid by the violator; It starts from 100 riyals and reaches 10,000 riyals, depending on the type of violation. There are violations around parking spaces; Such as parking in places not designated for parking or in places designated for people with special needs, and there are violations related to pedestrian regulations and road priorities, and other violations that ensure the safety of everyone, whether vehicle drivers, pedestrians, or even the road. For more information click here.


Vehicle safety


The safety of the vehicle is one of the most important aspects of traffic safety, and the competent authorities have been concerned with clarifying the means of vehicle safety, such as the safety of tires, lamps, brakes, and others. There are also some tools that must be available inside the vehicle to ensure safety, including the fire extinguisher, the spare wheel and the disassembly and installation tools. In addition to the periodic procedures that the vehicle owner must take to ensure its safety from periodic checks and others. The competent authorities are keen to ensure the safety of the vehicle to ensure the safety of all. For more information click here.


Safe driving methods and rules


Safe driving has methods and rules, including what is related to the driver’s duties before operating the vehicle, such as buckling the seat belt, checking the position of the mirrors, and making sure that the seat and steering wheel are adjusted, including what is after operating such as moving according to traffic instructions and regulations, as well as stopping by following some procedures such as giving a signal Stop and relieve pressure on the gas pedal and tighten the brake lever after stopping. In addition, to ensure safe driving, the driver must know the meanings of traffic signs and signs such as warning signs, horizontal and ground signs such as paint, drawings, paving, and others. For more information click here.

Periodic vehicle inspection

The periodic technical inspection of vehicles contributes effectively to raising the level of safety in vehicles to protect lives and property after God’s providence and success by providing integrated technical and electronic inspection services with modern equipment and highly skilled workers and employees, and raising awareness of the importance of the periodic technical examination of vehicles among vehicle drivers to reap the benefits of that community Whole.
Among the most important objectives of the periodic technical inspection of vehicles:

  • Inspect all types of vehicles operating in the Kingdom with professionalism and high quality.
  • Effective participation in reducing traffic accidents and reducing the degree of their severity.
  • Increasing awareness among motorists of the importance of maintaining the level of vehicle safety, maintenance and repair.
  • Establishing a technical database to be a reference for vehicles usable in the Kingdom.
  • Reducing environmental pollution from vehicle exhaust.

• Localizing the techniques of periodic technical examination through attracting, hiring and training Saudi manpower.
For more information click here.

Accident and insurance

The Kingdom is interested in regulating traffic within cities to avoid traffic accidents and maintain the safety of everyone. A driver's license can only be obtained after ensuring that the applicant has passed the theoretical and practical tests. You can view all conditions and requirements for the issuance of various driving licenses through the website of the General Directorate of Traffic. The Kingdom has also taken care of regulating traffic by clarifying the traffic system and identifying violations and implementing it. The beneficiary can inquire about traffic violations through the Absher application. In order to ensure the flow of traffic at the time of accidents, the Kingdom has provided Najm Company, a company that provides insurance services, some services related to traffic accidents, and it directly helps in facilitating the process of reporting a traffic accident and the speed of the investigator’s arrival to the accident site in 9357 BC. Follow up on the accident situation directly from notification of the accident until arrival Report the accident to the relevant insurance company.
Saudi Arabia adopted road hazard warning technology which led to a sharp decrease in traffic accidents in 2020 compared to 2018 and 2019. The Ministry of Transport has covered 58 kilometers of the Kingdom's roads by using automated acoustic warning signals to alert drivers when they leave the specified lane due to drowsiness, using a mobile phone while driving, or due to poor visibility due to harsh weather conditions. These vital measures have led to a decrease in the number of deaths.

To view the details of the statistics, you can visit the Ministry of Health page and the open data page.

Road Safety

The Ministry of Transport pays great attention to road safety, as when studying and designing roads, the best technical specifications are adopted to ensure the implementation of those roads using the best materials and modern equipment that meet safety and safety requirements. Reflective signs, water drainage, protections, and numerous barriers. Existing roads are monitored and safety factors improved first-hand. The Ministry participates with the competent authorities in multiple committees regarding road traffic safety.

 Road safety equipment
The roads have been provided with all safety factors to provide comfort and safety for its users. These methods implemented by the Ministry are:

  • Asphalting the lateral shoulders and improving their lateral tendencies.
  • Exposing the bridges, so that they are the width of the road with its shoulders.
  • Establishment of side parking.
  • Painting the sides and middle of the roads, and providing them with reflective signs. 
  • Providing roads with protective barriers, kilometric signs, and guiding, warning, and directional signs.
  • Fencing all highways to prevent the entry of stray animals to the right of way, and constructing crossings on these roads to facilitate the crossing of these animals, and placing traps for them on all sub-ports on the highways.

For more information click here.

Human capital development programs in the field of road safety

The program aims to enhance the knowledge culture of road safety workers through specific topics that help improve the performance of traffic work in the Kingdom for a period of 7 days divided into 5 days of theoretical training and two days of field training. It targets workers in the field of road safety, including engineers, supervisors and observers. The program addresses many topics such as the basic principles of road safety, road safety management, contributing factors to accidents, testing and evaluating solutions, road safety plans and policies, and economic models for evaluation.

The program aims to raise the efficiency of traffic and safety engineers to implement technical solutions and enhance road safety standards to reach safer roads. The program focuses on providing trainees with basic knowledge in road safety, divided into five axes. The program targets traffic and safety engineers in road operation and maintenance contracts at the Ministry of Transport for the period.

Ground transportation services

The National Transport and Logistics Strategy aims to develop the land transport sector, in a way that contributes to providing jobs for citizens, enhancing the quality of life and improving various modes of transport.

Objectives of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services in the Land Transport Sector:

The National Transport and Logistics Strategy aims to achieve a number of objectives in the land transport sector. The objectives are:

  • Implementation of plans aimed at reducing the environmental impacts resulting from the use of means of transportation.
  • Development of non-oil revenues
  • The role of the national strategy for transport and logistics services at the level of public transport networks will be accompanied by monitoring the commitment to implement these networks in cities, according to specific priorities including population density, average household income and the percentage of private vehicle ownership to ensure the achievement of the desired goals of operating them.

Railways and trains

It is a group of railway transport activities and services. This sector is concerned with supervising and following up on these activities and services and granting the necessary licenses to investors and companies to practice and provide railway transportation services for passengers and goods in the Kingdom.

Sources

Train Services

  • Issuance of licenses for railway transport service providers
  • Control of unfair competition
  • Setting technical standards and controls for the use of railway facilities

 

Road and rail transport licenses

Bus transport operator licenses:

  • bus rental
  • educational transportation
  • Transporting and deporting passengers by buses outside the Kingdom
  • Bus routing
  • Operation of bus transportation within cities

Rail transport operator licenses:

  • Issuance of licenses for railway transport service providers

Land transport regulations and regulations

Land Transport Regulations and Regulations:

Rail transport regulations:

 

Air transport

The Ministry of Transport, in cooperation with the General Authority of Civil Aviation, is working to develop the air transport sector and provide services that are commensurate with the ambition of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Authority, through its website, offers many services from here. Given the importance of the air transport sector,the country has established many international and domestic airports,numbering (15) domestic airports and (5) international airports.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation also supervises this sector to ensure the achievement of general objectives such as the formulation of the civil aviation system in order to comply with the next phase and the Kingdom’s vision 2030 AD, the comprehensive implementation plan for all airports in line with the National Transformation Program in 2020, activating the aviation sector in the Kingdom to be the most important sectors Contributing to raising the domestic product, ensuring the development of airports according to a unified design model for airports with limited traffic to achieve the principle of “environmentally friendly”, distributing air traffic according to the model of hub airports, and developing infrastructure to keep pace with the volume of air traffic, establishing airports with international standards that provide the basic operational requirements that operate On reliable commercial bases, to develop non-navigational revenues, and to contribute to raising the operational capacity of airports. For more goals, please click here.
You can view the civil aviation regulations and rules

Shipping

The Public Transport Authority supervises the maritime transport sector, and the role of the Ministry of Transport with the Saudi Ports Corporation is to provide budgets and resources for building marine projects such as ports, shipyards, shipping companies and factories. The Kingdom is interested in this sector as it is one of the pillars of economic development for various countries of the world, and this sector contributes to meeting the Kingdom's needs of exports and imports by 95%.
Saudi ports

Maritime Transport Regulations

 

  • Executive Regulations of the International Convention on Shipping Lines of 1966 and its amendments
  • Executive Regulations of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ballast Water (Balance) and Sediments in Ships for the year 2004 AD
  • Executive Regulations of the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships for the year 1969 AD
  • Regulation of the Minimum Safe Manning of Ships
  • List of marine qualification certificates
  • Executive Regulations for Examination and Maintenance of Mobile Rescue Devices
  • Regulations regulating the Maritime Service Register
  • The executive regulations of the International Convention for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea for the year 1972 AD and its amendments
  • Regulations for the Committee to Consider Objections to Maritime Transport Violations
  • Executive Regulations for Accreditation of Maritime Education and Training Institutions
  • Executive Regulations for Investigation of Maritime Accidents
  • Regulations for the examination and inspection of small ships not subject to international treaties
  • Regulations regulating the activity of selling sea travel tickets
  • Regulations for the registration of ships and the registration of marine units
  • Regulations for the Conduct of Maritime Transport Business
  • Executive Regulations for Safety Management and Ship Operations
  • The executive regulations of the International Treaty for the Safety of Life at Sea for the year 1974 AD and its amendments "SOLAS"
  • Executive Regulations of the International Convention on Levels of Training, Certification and Shift Work for Workers at Sea for the year 1973 AD and its amendments
  • The executive regulations for the prevention of marine pollution from ships "MARPOL" 1973 and its protocols and amendments

For more information click here.

Shipping services

  • Maritime transport business activity
  • Inspection and maintenance of rescue equipment and devices
  • Activity of examination and inspection of ships that are not subject to international treaties
  • Accreditation of maritime colleges and treaties

 

  • Reservations and appointments
  • Other services

Shipping licenses

  • Shipping business.
  • The activity of examining and inspecting ships that are not subject to international treaties.
  • Examination and inspection of rescue equipment and devices.
  • Freight brokers.
  • Sale of sea travel tickets.
  • Maritime service record.
  • Recognition of marine certificates for foreign seafarers.
  • Accreditation of maritime colleges and institutes.
  • Ship registration.
  • Registration of marine units (fishing and excursion). 

Important links

 
 

 


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