The Saudi Ports Authority has signed an agreement with the Saudi Investment Recycling Company to boost collaboration across sustainability, marine safety, and oil spill control besides setting up waste management and recycling facilities. The deal was inked by Captain Yousef Alhosan, Vice President for Supervision, Policies & Legislations at Mawani, and Mr. Abdulrahman Al-Obayed, SIRC’s Executive Vice President for HR and Shared Services, in the presence of HE Omar Hariri, Mawani President, and HE Ziyad Al-Shiha, SIRC CEO, on the sidelines of the 2023 Saudi Maritime Congress. The partnership marks a major milestone in Mawani’s strategic pursuit to build a smart and sustainable maritime sector, transform the Kingdom into a global logistics hub, and contribute to achieving the country’s net carbon neutrality goal by 2060 in accordance with the ambitions of Saudi Vision 2030. The agreement is specifically tailored towards adopting sustainable ship waste recycling practices and strengthening response operations during oil and hazardous substances spills, in addition to deploying satellite monitoring, modelling, and simulation across marine conservation efforts, enhance innovation in marine waste management, and incentivize economic and investment opportunities arising from SIRC’s incubators and projects. Held in Dammam on 20-21 September under the patronage of HE Eng. Saleh Al Jasser, Minister of Transport and Logistics Services and Chairman of Mawani, the 4th edition of the Saudi Maritime Congress brings leading industry professionals, decision-makers, and government entities under one roof to showcase the latest technologies, build valuable relationships, and explore the endless potential of the Kingdom’s fast-growing maritime and logistics sectors. As a main partner of the annual industry event, Mawani aims to highlight the wealth of prospects on offer across the national maritime sector to visitors and participants while sharing successful case studies from the Kingdom’s journey of progress and growth so far. The national maritime regulator will further enrich the conference’s panel sessions with the participation of its VP of Shared Services and Digital Transformation, Dr Majed Almalik, who will discuss the evolution of digital infrastructure in maritime supply chains.