RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — The Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR to transport grain products from Dammam to Riyadh.

The agreement, which was signed Dec. 29, calls for SAR to move 300,000 tonnes of wheat grains annually from King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam to the Riyadh branch of SAGO, the state grains purchaser for Saudi Arabia. Damman, which sits on the Persian Gulf on Saudi Arabia’s east coast, is about 400 kilometers (248 miles) from Riyadh.

SAR said the five-year agreement will contribute to the country’s food security, reduce carbon emissions, preserve road infrastructure and ensure road safety in line with the National Transport and Logistics Strategy through reduction in use of truck freight.