RIYAD – Saudi Arabia’s seaports have seen a remarkable 20.23% increase in container transshipment traffic, with the total transshipment volume handled increasing by more than 442 standard containers compared to the same period last year.
According to the latest figures released by the Authority, the tonnage handled in the Kingdom’s seaports increased by 10.37% to more than 27 million tonnes of cargo, while the number of ships received in the ports increased by 5.60% compared to the same period of 2020 to reach 1,094.
The statistical indicator released by MAWANI also revealed that Saudi ports recorded a 29.43% increase in the number of head of cattle reaching a total number of 225,000, while the number of passengers recorded an exceptional increase of 45. , 67% to reach a total number of 59,000.
Affected by the international supply and demand market, Saudi Arabia’s seaports handled a combined total of 791,000 inbound and outbound standard containers in November 2021, experiencing a drop of 1.88%.
At the same time, the number of cars passing through ports fell by 22.28 registering a total of 64,000 cars, while the total number of food items decreased by 28.54 to a total of 1.6 million tons.
MAWANI has worked in accordance with its strategic goals and initiatives to develop a sustainable and prosperous maritime sector to consolidate Saudi Arabia’s position as a global logistics hub and facilitate its economic and social ambitions.
The Authority has developed the Kingdom’s seaports by transforming them into attractive investment destinations that support the country’s flourishing trade as well as its economic development. – SPA