Two TIR trucks laden with food products departed Oman on Sunday, passing through the United Arab Emirates and arriving at their destination in Saudi Arabia less than 24 hours later, a massive time reduction of 85% compared to trucks not using TIR.
Cutting transport times so dramatically will bring huge financial benefits for transport companies, and bolster trade in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
“TIR allowed us to significantly reduce our transit time and costs, with the system proving its efficiency by effectively reducing our border waiting times,” said Ahmed Said Alhosni, owner of Modern Silver Hands, the operator running this transport.
The Oman Directorate General of Customs played a key role in making the TIR system operational in the country and unlocking its regional trade potential. IRU members ASYAD group and Sinyar also provided their full support for this first TIR movement from Oman.