The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) have signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to improve operations at the Islamic Port of Jeddah.
The agreement, which will soon be rolled out to other ports, will help support Fasah’s import and export platform, in addition to streamlining operational efficiency and enhancing the competitiveness of Saudi ports.
The partnership also aims to evolve to regulate joint activities in ports, integrate roles and responsibilities, define service requirements and escalation mechanisms for both parties.
Additionally, the partnership will seek to specify ways to address operational challenges, and develop and perform service level operations to increase operational efficiency and consolidate integration between MAWANI, ZATCA and customers.
The agreement was signed in the presence of HE Engineer Suhail bin Mohammed Abanmi, Governor of ZATCA, and HE Omar Bin Talal Hariri, Chairman of MAWANI, and in the presence of senior officials from both parties.
In June, MAWANI signed an agreement with DP World to establish a new fully integrated smart logistics park in the Islamic port of Jeddah.
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