Saudi ports see 23.7% increase in cargo volumes

Cargo volumes at Saudi ports increased by 23.7% to a total of 21.04 million tonnes, with general cargo registering an increase of 21.86% to a total of 810,244 tonnes.

Dry bulk increased by 2.46% to 4.17 million tons, and liquid bulk by 30.74% to 15.87 million tons, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). .

The increases are the result of the efficient organization of the flow of trucks to and from Saudi ports, which is part of the priorities of the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) aimed at enabling various national industries and sectors in the Kingdom to Saudi Arabia.

Container throughput

Container traffic volumes of Saudi ports reached 600,107 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent), an increase of 1.38% compared to the figures recorded in May 2021. Containers exported increased remarkably by 2.57% with a total of 175,958 TEUs, while container imports suffered a slight setback as it decreased by 0.64% with a total of 176,978 TEUs.

At the same time, initiatives launched by Mawani, in line with the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS), which offer competitive services in terms of throughput and operations, have increased the number of transshipment containers in Saudi ports to reach 247,172 TEUs, or 2.01% compared to the figures recorded in the same period last year.

Moored ships

The number of ships docking in Saudi ports increased by 3.03% with a total of 1,020 ships, and the number of vehicles increased by 42.33% with a total of 81,737 vehicles, on the other hand, the percentage of food decreased by 6.50% with a total of 1,825,579 tons compared to the figures recorded last year.

Saudi ports recorded a 16.38% increase in passenger numbers with a total of 54,907 passengers and the unloading of 459,677 head of imported cattle, an increase of 181.64%, as these figures reinforce imports and Saudi exports, while catalyzing economic growth. in Saudi Arabia.– TradeArabia Press Office

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