New market study, "Saudi Arabia Freight Transport Report Q1 2015", has been published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Fri Feb 06 2015

We have a positive view of Saudi Ar a bian freight transport in 2015, forecast ing growth across all freight modes, including those ports that have struggled with contractions in throughput in the previous two years. The construction of new facilities, while potentially affecting some existing ports, will strengthen the sector as a whole. The outlook for growth in air and rail freight volumes is also broadly upbeat.

Air freight will continue performing well with the help of national carrier Saudia, and the country's rail freight sector is expanding at an impressive rate.

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Specific investments in expanding maritime facilities, and in projects such as the Saudi Landbridge and the north-south railway, coupled with strong economic growth on the back of large oil receipts, will continue to boost freight volumes over the medium and long term.

Headline Industry Data

* Total Saudi Arabian trade set to grow by 2.8% in 2015 in real terms, with imports growing 5.0% and exports by 0.5%. Real trade growth will average 2.4% to 2019.
* Air freight volumes set to grow 5.8% in 2015, to reach 1.18mn tonnes. Growth to 2019 to average around 5% a year.
* 2015 Jeddah Islamic Port total tonnage throughput forecast to return to growth, expanding by 5.2%. Growth will average over 5% over the medium term to 2019.
* 2015 rail freight volumes forecast to grow by 9.8% in 2015 and to average 11.7% over our forecast period.

Key Industry Trends

Total Investments For Port Infrastructure Projects Reach USD30bn: Saudi Arabia has existing and proposed port infrastructure projects worth more than USD30bn. The new infrastructure projects include the Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) expansion, which is expected to increase the handling capacity of the port by 45%. An international container terminal at JIP, the Red Sea Gateway Terminal was also built at a cost of USD510mn.

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The Saudi Arabia Freight Transport Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering commercial transport and logistics by road, rail, air and water; industry forecasts, company rankings covering leading national and multinational operators; and analysis of latest industry trends, opportunities, projects and regulatory changes.

Business Monitor International (BMI)'s Saudi Arabia Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Saudi freight transport and logistics industry.

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