MAWANI suffers 10 per cent throughput decline

MAWANI records spike in cargo tonnage and imported TEU in February

The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) handled 561,484 TEU in February, marking a 9.85 per cent decrease from the previous year’s total of 622,856 TEU.

Container transshipment also saw a decline of 34.88 per cent during the same period, with the number dropping to 152,868 TEU from 234,762 TEU.

Imported containers grew by 16.88 per cent, reaching 266,672 TEU compared to 193,937 TEU in February 2023. The statistics for exported containers, on the other hand, showed a decrease of 6.29 per cent, with the total number being 181,944 TEU, compared to 194,158 TEU in the previous year.

However, King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam broke records with the highest throughput in its history, handling 235,820 TEU.

READ: MAWANI enjoys soaring volumes in 2023 nearing 8.5 million TEU

MAWANI ports also witnessed a 1.44 per cent increase in cargo throughput tonnage during February 2024, handling 23.3 million tonnes compared to 23 million tonnes in February 2023.

The breakdown of cargo includes general cargo at 830,641 tonnes, solid bulk cargo at 3.6 million tonnes, and liquid bulk cargo at 12.6 million tonnes.

Earlier this year, MAWANI and MEDLOG, the logistics arm of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), invested a value exceeding 150 million riyals ($40 million) in the integrated Logistics Park at Dammam’s King Abdulaziz Port.

More recently, MAWANI launched the Ports Community System (PCS) under the umbrella of the unified logistics window ‘Logistics’.

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