The Economic Vision 2030 of Royal Commission of Yanbu, plans to attract newer industries such as, Steel, Automotive, Copper, Zinc, Plastics, Chemicals, Desalination etc, the need for a Multi Modal Logistics Hub is required now more than ever in Yanbu’s history.
As a first step, Yanbu, along with Jeddah Islamic Port and King Abdullah Port, Rabigh will form a ‘Western Rail Corridor’ in partnership with Saudi Railway Company.
The rail connection along with the rail terminal will enable Yanbu tenants to import and export their container volume at Yanbu via Jeddah Islamic Port or King Abdullah Port. The rail terminal is also expected to have a bonded zone with customs clearance facilities. In addition, Royal Commission is developing a Mineral Hub and berth to become the Iron Ore gateway of Saudi Arabia and distribute it across Saudi Arabia by Rail. The MMLH components include:
Rail terminal acting as hinterland terminal to Jeddah and Rabigh ports
Yanbu has existing marine terminals for Oil and Gas and will develop a Mineral berth. The marine container terminal at Yanbu will be upgraded
The truck terminal will operate alongside the rail terminal to run the last mile operations into the industrial city
The existing airport will handle air freights in future and the airport will have a dedicated road to the Multi Modal Logistics Hub