Abstract

The maritime sector is a key pillar for the diversification of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economy, and it has been prioritised by the Saudi government due to its strategic importance. Saudi Vision 2030 has set a target for making KSA a global logistics hub. Correspondingly, the Kingdom has been investing heavily in its seaports to modernize their infrastructure and increase their capacity. For instance, several projects are now underway to boost the maritime transport sector, costing around 6 billion Saudi Arabian riyals (SAR) (USD $1.6 billion).

Authors

Ahm Mehbub Anwar

Senior Research Associate AHM Mehbub is a senior research associate at KAPSARC. He currently leads the maritime project, in collaboration with the Kingdom’s… AHM Mehbub is a senior research associate at KAPSARC. He currently leads the maritime project, in collaboration with the Kingdom’s energy ecosystem. This project invetigates future port activity and fuel forecasting. He also works on the KAPSARC Spatial Urban Energy System (KSUES) project. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he worked in Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), a state government organisation, as a transport planner, and at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia as a researcher. He led the update on the state of transport in the TfNSW regions as part of the strategic planning for its Future Transport 2056. He has also worked as a lecturer at Khulna University of Bangladesh, and was later promoted to a professor in urban transport planning. He holds a Ph.D. with an examiners’ commendation for an outstanding thesis from the UOW. His thesis focused on modeling travellers’ preference heterogeneity.

Expertise

  • Urban Sustainable Mobility
  • Port Activity
  • Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency
  • Choice Modeling
  • Future Transport Strategy at Local and National Level

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Nora Nezamuddin

Senior Research Associate Nora is a Senior research associate currently working on assessing the current and future status of freight transportation in the… Nora is a Senior research associate currently working on assessing the current and future status of freight transportation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from a global and local perspective and understanding the energy demand in freight movement in India. She has also worked on renewable transitions policy and costs and their effect on electricity markets.

Expertise

  • Transport economics
  • Freight transport
  • Energy policies
  • Transport policy
  • Transitions policy and trade
  • Energy in transport

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Rubal Dua

Research Fellow Rubal is a research fellow at KAPSARC focused on understanding consumer decision making, in particular, consumer choice of energy-efficient technologies… Rubal is a research fellow at KAPSARC focused on understanding consumer decision making, in particular, consumer choice of energy-efficient technologies and mobility options under alternative technology and policy scenarios. Before joining KAPSARC, Rubal gained a Ph.D. at KAUST designing advanced carbon materials for energy and environmental applications, with a particular focus on energy storage, carbon capture, waste-water treatment, and hydrogen generation via solar water splitting. Prior to that, he worked at the University of Pennsylvania on a semiconductor industry-funded project, developing a continuum modeling framework for simulating the physics of micro defect formation in silicon crystals.

Expertise

  • Behavorial decision science
  • Consumer adoption
  • Energy-efficient mobility and shared autonomous mobility-on-demand

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Abdulrahman Alwosheel

Research Assosiate Abdulrahman is a research associate at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC). Before joining KAPSARC, Abdulrahman was a… Abdulrahman is a research associate at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC). Before joining KAPSARC, Abdulrahman was a lecturer at the College of Engineering at Muhammed Ibn Saud University. He also worked as a traffic engineer at the Riyadh Metro project. His interests lie in transport demand, choice modeling, transport economics, and energy demand modeling. Abdulrahman holds a master’s degree in transportation planning and engineering and a B.S. degree in civil engineering.

Expertise

  • Transport Demand Modeling
  • Choice Modeling
  • Transport Economics and Energy Demand Modeling

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