The transport and logistics sector is the backbone of the national economy and plays a key role in sustainable development, as its success depends largely on the provision of road infrastructure and multimodal means of transport, making this sector one of the most important sectors that contribute effectively to the economic renaissance of the Kingdom and achieve the goals set for the development strategy.
- To view the achievements of the transportation system in 2021, click here.
National Strategy for Transport and Logistic Services
- To view the objectives of the national strategy in the logistics sector, click here.
Functional classification of roads
- The main roads, which start with one or two numbers (for example 5 or 22) in the road map, are those roads that connect the regions of the Kingdom and large cities.
- Minor roads, which are defined by three numbers (for example 222) in the road map, are those roads that connect medium cities and then connect them with the main road network.
- Secondary roads, which are determined by four digits (for example 3333) in the road map, are those roads that connect villages, desertions, farms and others with other roads.
National Road Safety Center
- Criminal security tasks: handling security incidents, directing and controlling criminal crimes and working to reduce their occurrence, controlling weapons and drug cases on external roads.
- Traffic tasks: handling traffic accidents and preliminary investigation, working to reduce their occurrence, reducing the percentage of accidents, injuries and deaths on roads outside cities, controlling the behavior of violators and raising the level of awareness of road users.
- Service tasks: handling emergency cases, dismantling detention and rescue in cooperation with the Civil Defense, providing first aid and facilitating the transfer of injured in cooperation with the Red Crescent, receiving reports requesting service or assistance.
- Regular tasks: arresting violators of public order, cooperating with general Directorate of Passports to arrest violators of the work and residence system, applying state regulations on external roads.
- Seasonal tasks: Applying instructions governing Hajj and Umrah, serving the purposes of the Two Holy Mosques, and others.
- To view the detailed elements of traffic safety, click here.
- To view the methods and rules of safe driving, click here.
- To view the detailed statistics, you can visit the Ministry of Health page and the open data page.
- For more information, click here.
- To view the conditions and requirements for issuing driving licenses, click here.
- To issue a driver's license, you can get an e-service by clicking here.
- For more information on vehicle registration, click here.
Periodic vehicle inspection
- For more information, click here.
- To view the list of penalties and traffic violations, click here.
- For more details about Saher system, click here.
- arning signs are used to alert and warn drivers of existing or potential hazards on or near the road that can negatively affect their behavior; these signs urge the driver to exercise caution for his own safety, the safety of those with him, and the safety of all road users. In general, all warning signs are triangular, with red frame, white background, and a black character on the face of the sign.
- Regulatory signs are used to familiarize drivers with the various traffic regulations and laws that must be followed while on the road; they clarify traffic restrictions and prohibitions, and those who violate them face penalties. In general, regulatory signs are circular in shape, with red frame, white background, and a black character on the face of the sign – and there are some exceptions, for instance the “Stop” sign has an octagonal shape, with white frame, red background, and white writing in order to distinguish it for its importance.
- Guidance signs are mainly used to guide drivers and all road users to cities, villages, streets and other important and needed destinations. It informs them of intersections and determines distances, directions, places of geographical, geological, historical and religious significance and service facilities on the roads. In general, these signs help drivers along the way to take the shortest route to reach their destinations. The characters (writing or symbols) of guidance signs are variable and there is no uniform size; sign sizes are mainly determined by the length of the message to be communicated. As for the colors, they are also different, and it’s determined by the type of message.
- .Work areas and temporary signs regulate an emergency or an unusual situation on the road that must be observed by all road users. The shapes of work areas and temporary signs are similar as the main three signs (warning, regulatory and guidance) with a difference in color as the background of the temporary signs is yellow, with red frames, and black characters.
- For more details about Traffic Signs click here.
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.
- Cargo transport, cargo forwarder, and truck rental on roads
- Car rental and car rental agents
- Public taxi and taxi agents
- Vehicle e-hailing services
- Bus transport
Smart Transportation Applications
- Saudi Uber Co. Ltd. - UBER
- Terhal Al Modon Company for Land Transport - Rehla
- Mowasalat Careem Information Technology - Careem
- Electronic Speed Trading Company - Jenny
- Nawaem Land Transport Application - Nawaem
- Ego Information Technology - EGO
- Kddad Land Transport Est - Kddad
- Karam Auto Vehicle Steering Company - Bolt
- Cayan Regala Information Technology Company - Kaiian
- Safe Option Company for Information Technology - Sir
- Aman Foundation for Land Transport - Aman
- BayanPay Payments Co. Ltd. (Loop Solutions) - BayanPay
- Ufa Business Services - UVA
- Jameel Vehicle Steering Company - Jameel
- Amna Foundation for Land Transport - Amnuh
- Quick Empowerment Company - Leena
- Azak Trading Application Est - Ezzak
- Tamkeen Trading Platform Company - TMKIIN
- Mahra Vehicle Steering Company - Mahra
- Al Eairy Trading Group Co. Ltd. - Al Eairy Taxi
- Alemni Company for Communications and Information Technology - wsslini
- Samaa Rehla Trading Est - Sama Taxi
- Outstanding Idea Company - Caberz
- Captain Girl Trading App - Captain Girl
- Lori App Rent a Car Est. - Lori
- Ali Al Waad Foundation for Land Transport - On Promise
- SoftTech for Information Technology, the name of the application is going
Land Transport Regulations
- Regulations regulating educational transport activity
- Regulations regulating the activity of specialized transport, rental and routing of buses
- List of committees to consider objections to land transport
- Regulations regulating the operation of truck stops
- Regulations regulating the activity of transporting cars and towing vehicles
- Regulations regulating the activity of the fare, the fare broker, and the direction
- Regulations regulating the activity of the freight broker
- Regulation of directing vehicles for the transport of goods
- Regulations regulating the activity of light transport of goods by road
- Regulations regulating the activity of car rental and leasing brokers
- Regulations regulating the activity of transporting goods, freight brokers and renting trucks on land roads
- Issuance of licenses for railway transport service providers
- Control of unfair competition
- Setting technical standards and controls for the use of railway facilities
- flight schedules
Railway Transport Licenses
- Issuance of licenses for railway transport service providers
Railway Transport Regulations
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. 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.
- To view the e-services provided by the General Authority of Civil Aviation, click here.
- To view the general objectives of the aviation sector, click here.
- To view the laws and regulations of the General Authority of civil aviation here.
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%.
- King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam
- King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu
- Jubail Commercial Port
- King Fahd Industrial Port in Jubail
- Yanbu Commercial Port
- Jizan port
- Duba Port
- Ras al-Khair port
Maritime Transport 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
Maritime Transport 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).
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
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- Transport Sector Entities
- Rules and Regulations
- National Transport Strategy
- Law of Public Transport on Roads of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Laws and Regulations for Land Transport
- Laws and Regulations for Railway Transport
- Laws and Regulations for Maritime Transport
- Regulations and Regulations for Civil Aviation
- Laws and Regulations for General Authority of Civil Aviation
- Passenger’s Rights and Obligations - General Aurhority of Civil Aviation
- Road projects
- E-Services of the Transport General Authority
- Services of the General Authority of Civil Aviation
- Open Data of the Ministry of Transport
- Traffic low
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