Any cargo containing alcohol, drugs, pork, pornographic articles, political and religious literature and products (such as Christmas trees, liquor chocolates) and Israeli goods are not allowed to be discharged, loaded or transshipped at any Saudi ports. IMO cargo (class 1, class 7) and military cargo consigned to Saudi Arabia should not be loaded, unless approval is received from Saudi OPS dept.
Certain items such as antiques, Arabian horses, livestock, or subsidized items need special approval to export, e.g., feed additives require a Certificate of Analysis that needs to be authenticated.
Foodstuff validity period together with ingredients should be labeled in Arabic in accordance with the Saudi or GCC specifications.
Saudi Arabia has removed its export ban on all scrap metals and will not apply export duties on these products.
Register medical preparations at the Ministry of Health (especially medicaments and herbs).
Riyadh Dry Port is a dry port in the city of Riyadh. It is the largest inland port in Saudi Arabia. The port is located on off Exit 16 in Al Malaz, adjacent to the Riyadh railway station. Riyadh Dry Port covers an area of 918,639 m² and accommodates six 6,480 m² warehouses