MAWANI records 7 per cent increase in June container volumes

MAWANI records 7 per cent increase in June container volumes

The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has recorded a 6.79 per cent year-on-year uptick in TEU throughput across its trade hubs during the month of June.

MAWANI handled 685,645 TEU in June from 642,024 TEU in the same period from 2022.

Monthly statistics further showed a 9.9 per cent surge in exported containers from 192,507 TEU to 211,568 TEU in June.

Imported boxes also edged up slightly by 0.12 per cent to 205,046 TEU from last year’s tally of 204,798 TEU.

Transshipments shared a similar trend, with a 9.93 per cent spike to 269,031 TEU against 244,719 TEU a year earlier.

READ: MAWANI achieves highest monthly throughput since 2020

Cargo volumes, however, plummeted by 6.23 per cent to 25.3 million tonnes in June from 27 million tonnes in the year before.

These figures comprise 675,449 tonnes of general cargo, 4.2 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo, and 13.2 million tonnes of liquid bulk cargo.

The Kingdom’s ports have also witnessed a 4.75 per cent rise in vessel traffic, berthing 993 ships this year in contrast to 948 ships a year ago.

Also in June, 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.

More recently, MAWANI announced the addition of Jeddah Islamic Port to the REX service operated by Omani International Logistics Group (ASYAD)

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