Kuwait plans to build 'logistic cities' for SME sector

The location of the land port will be near the Shuaiba port

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Fire erupted aboard the Cormo Express carrying 50,000 Australian sheep at Kuwait's Shuwaikh port where it docked after Saudi Arabia rejected it on health grounds, an Australian official and Kuwaiti newspapers said October 6, 2003.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Fire erupted aboard the Cormo Express carrying 50,000 Australian sheep at Kuwait's Shuwaikh port where it docked after Saudi Arabia rejected it on health grounds, an Australian official and Kuwaiti newspapers said October 6, 2003.

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Kuwait is planning to establish logistic cities on the land recently recovered through court rulings across the country, reported Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
 
This will mainly cater to the needs of small, medium and large companies and comes as part of the government's efforts to support local trade and attract global investments, stated the report, citing a senior port official.
 
"The projects for these lands spanning over 2 million sq m area have already been submitted to leading global architecture and design offices," said Sheikh Yousef Al Abdullah, Director General of the Ports Corporation.
 
According to him, plans are afoot to establish the first land port in Kuwait to serve the passage of goods and merchandise that pass through the country's land borders, thus reducing the accumulation of trucks on the borders, in coordination with (Customs) and the Ministry of Interior.
 
The location of the land port will be near the Shuaiba port, he added.
 
All these initiatives are aimed at making Kuwait a centre for re-export and shipping to some neighbouring countries, stated Abdullah.
 
In addition, it will provide ample job opportunities for citizens in the areas of warehousing operations, artificial intelligence and logistical warehouses, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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