We assert that rail freight's prominence in the Saudi Arabian freight sector is set to expand further in the mid term with another major rail freight project, the Saudi Landbridge
due for completion in 2014.
Parsons Brinckerhoff recently won project management deals for part of the Doha Metro as well as a project management joint venture deal with Fluor tomanage the Saudi Landbridge
DB Schenker s business entity in Vietnam, was established in 1991 and is one of the leading and earliest established logistics companies in the country offering a full range of logistics and transportation services which includes Contract Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Air and Ocean Freight, National Transportation, Landbridge
Asia, and Special Services.
The Saudi Landbridge
Project is part of the Saudi Railways Organization's railway expansion program.
Of these, the Landbridge
, a 1,000km East-West railway project, will effectively bridge the gap between the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf, creating the potential to move goods between the Red Sea and the Gulf in under 48 hours.
It will also be an important link to the Landbridge
project, which is a railway that will connect Jeddah with the other port cities of Dammam and Jubail and pass through Riyadh.
Now Stena Line are taking bookings for their Landbridge
crossing which allows travellers to pay one fee and go by ferry from Ireland to the continent via Britain.
Balfour Beatty, meanwhile, has a joint venture in Dubai with Dutco which is currently working on the expansion of the Dubai Mall project for Emaar Properties, and Parsons Brinckerhoff is joint project manager of the $7bn Saudi Landbridge
The Saudi Landbridge
project is a 950-kilometre (590-mile) double-track railway connecting Jeddah on the Red Sea the busiest port in Saudi Arabia and a major gateway for cargo from Europe and North America with the city of Riyadh.
Structural financial issues in privatization have been identified as one of the reasons for shelving the work in a pivotal project for Saudi economy -- landbridge
50 per person single when they book a Landbridge
crossing with Stena Line.
While it is clear that 'the world is flat' from a broad economic perspective, emerging growth companies may not be quite so lucky," said Alexandra Johnson, who is managing director of Landbridge
Capital and leads the Symposium's organizing committee.