The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has recorded a throughput of 709,944 TEU for May, its highest monthly levels since 2020.
This reflects an 18.8 per cent annual surge from the 597,617 TEU recorded the same period last year.
Mawani has also reported a year-on-year increase in exports by 28.18 per cent to 224,718 TEU from 175,315 TEU, while imports spiked by 35.98 per cent from 173,822 TEU to 236,358 TEU in 2023.
Transshipments, similarly, inched up by a marginal 0.15 per cent to 248,866 TEU this year as opposed to 248,481 TEU in the prior period.
Conversely, overall cargo throughput was 6.12 per cent lower in May 2023 at 25,563,869 tonnes compared to 27,231,231 tonnes in May 2022.
Volumes handled across different cargo types include 719,840 tonnes of general cargo, 4,133,029 tonnes of dry bulk cargo, and 13,300,121 tonnes of liquid bulk cargo.
The Kingdom’s shores welcomed around 1,064 vessels throughout May, an 18.75 per cent spike from 896 ships a year earlier.
More recently, MAWANI, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), and the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance air-sea logistics connectivity.