Almajdouie Logistics becomes first in KSA to trial global customs transit system (TIR)
Almajdouie Logistics has become the first logistics company in Saudi Arabia to transport cargo using the UNECE’s TIR system, a globally recognised convention for streamlining cross-border transportation. Adopted by the Saudi Customs Authority, the TIR system provides an optimised and fully digital border crossing solution, reducing delivery time and improving cargo security.
The International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the Saudi Automobile & Touring Association (SATA) played key roles in the successful execution of the shipment, which was transported from Dammam to the UAE.
TIR is the only global transit system that enables goods to be shipped from a country of origin, through transit countries, to a country of destination in sealed compartments that are controlled by customs via a multilateral, mutually recognized manner.
Trucks operating under a TIR carnet use a single international guarantee from a journey’s start to finish, ensuring that containers do not need to be opened for inspection at the border, saving time and money for transport operators and customs authorities.
Almajdouie Logistics CEO, Mohammed Almajdouie said: “We are pleased to become the first company in the Kingdom to experience this globally recognised system. The inclusion of TIR international standards into our service portfolio further strengthens our ability to fulfil our ‘Logistics Further’ promise to our customers.
It also demonstrates our adaptive mindset and our commitment to providing tailored transport solutions that exceed customer’s expectations.
We are certain that the TIR system will further facilitate cross border operations, add value, and significantly improve regional trade mechanisms.”
With TIR, risk management procedures are completed ahead of the journey and all documentation has a digital footprint.
This ensures limited physical checks of commercial vehicles and less contact between people at borders, reducing the risk of spreading the virus and protecting customs officers and drivers.