Middle East Counties Consider Logistics As An Opportunity

The logistics and transportation industries play significant roles in the development and urbanization of the Middle East. Most of the highly urbanized cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Jeddah have grown rapidly due to their well developed logistics ecosystem. A developing country that takes logistics seriously will always be a step ahead because logistics plays a major role in the economy of the country or region.

Land transportation is approximately a $9 billion market in the GCC. The development of superior road networks, infrastructure and customs together with the government’s regulation has resulted into a seamless movement across borders that are instrumental in the rapid urbanization of many countries. When heavy cargos have to be transported, there are long and well developed road networks.

Governments have started to recognize logistics as an opportunity and a reason for businesses to enter into profitable partnerships. One example is Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision that includes a strong logistics sector. The Middle East has always been part of the prominence of logistics globally; in fact, they are a mainstay in the history of logistics industry.

Trade and commerce are historically embedded in the DNA of the region. Countries in the Middle East are heavy importers of consumer goods that require transportation and substantial road networks to be developed over a short period of time. Over the years, logistics companies have expanded their reach and they can now deliver goods even to remote areas.

The logistics industry has gone through several innovations in streamlining the effectiveness of receiving, storage, staging, sending out functions and customs clearance. The next wave of innovations will use technology in streamlining logistics processes. Although the adoption of technology will not be 100%, there is an opportunity to digitize the industry to enhance, efficiency, consistency, reliability and transparency in the logistics ecosystem.

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