A
- Advertising Agencies
- Arabic Sweets,
Pastries, Chocolates
- Architects


B
- Banks
- Beauty


C
- Car Rental
- Coffee Shops
- Commerce
- Consulting
- Craft


D
- Data Processing &
Computer Systems
- Decoration &
Furnishing


E
- Environment / Waste
Management Services
- Express Delivery
- Equipment : food
services, catering,
kitchen, laundry


F
- Financial Services
- Flowers
- Food & Beverage


H
- Hotels 3
- Hotels 4 & 5
- Hotels & Suites


I
- Industry
- Insurance
- Interior Design /
Decoration
- Internet


J
- Jewelleries


L
- Leisure
- Lighting


M
- Medias
- Medical / Technology


O
- Office Equipments /
Electronics
- Outside Decoration


P
- Printing


R
- Real Estate
- Restaurants


S
- Security
- Shop Systems
- Superstores


T
- Telecommunication &
Mobile Phones
- Transport
- Travel Agencies










 



Transport

Transport

Many elements can explain the prominent role transports have always played in Jordan's economy. The geographic situation of the country, at the crossroads of three continents is the first one. Indeed, Jordan is ideally located and the infrastructures (ports and roads, airport) are adapted to the regional transport needs.

In the past, civilisations were established on what is Jordan's territory today. The trade between Romans and Egyptians transited through the valleys, other peoples stored their goods in the shelter of the mountains : this gave birth to the rose city of Petra.
Later, the country was crossed by pilgrims. All along the centuries the volume of transports grew along with commerce. The region reinforced its role as a key transit area. The map hasn't changed much today. Still, the country is a privileged and strategic transportation hub.

The port of Aqaba authorises sea freight download, and is a gateway to the Kingdom and its neighbouring countries. However, the Gulf Crisis, which resulted in the embargo on Iraq and the blockade of Aqaba Port, severely affected the activities of the Port. Iraq is an enclosed country and part of the freight destined to this country was transiting through Aqaba port and Jordan's land. The volume of shipment is expected to increase considerably once the embargo on Iraq is lifted.

The strategic location of the port, meeting point of Europeans high potential markets and fast growing east Asian economies is likely to reinforce the position of the country as a hub. The government is determined to maintain Jordan's leadership position as a transport node for the region, promoting economic activities regionally and internationally including tourism and international trade.

In 2000, Jordan entered the World Trade Organisation and is now involved in other trade agreements mainly with the EU and the Arab countries. These agreements will facilitate the circulation of goods and people within the participating countries, and it is a tremendous opportunity for the country to keep its transport sector on a success track.


Yann Rotil


 


Geography
Some Marks
To see in Jordan
Overview
Fairs & Exhibitions
Useful Addresses
Media of 1stjordan
Impact of 1stjordan
The 'First Jordan' Card
Press Book
Exotica - Flowers - Shopping on line
www.exotica.com.lb
Engineering Consultants Lebanon
www.spectrumlb.com
Nsouli Jewelry Lebanon
www.nsoulijewelry.com
Hotel Beirut Lebanon
acropolishotel.com
Rent Villas France for Holidays, Seasonal Rentals France
www.rent-villas-france.com
Sole Agent for Philips & Whirlpool in Lebanon
www.azelectronic.com
Arab Printing Press Lebanon
www.arab-printing-press.com
Hotel Beirut Lebanon
www.hotelcavalier.com
Arabic Music, CD Arabia
www.cd-arabia.com
Hotels Syria
www.chamhotels.com
Groupe PMR
www.groupe-pmr.com