Saudi ports record 7.76 per cent container volume rise in February


The Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) has announced a 7.76 per cent rise in container traffic at its trade hubs during February 2023, handling 622,837 TEU compared to 577,993 TEU in the previous year.

Monthly recorded container data reveals a 12.75 per cent increase in exported containers from 172,208 TEU in February 2022 to 194,157 TEU this year.

Imported containers saw a yearly increase of 5.95 per cent to 193,937 TEU this year from 183,051 TEU in 2022.

Transshipments grew at a yearly pace of 5.39 per cent from recording 222,734 TEU in 2022 to 234,743 TEU this year.

Cargo volumes dropped 3.13 per cent to 23,089,455 tonnes from 23,835,826 tonnes in 2022.

February saw as many as 883 vessels berth across Saudi ports, which represents a 4.87 per cent uptick from 842 vessels during the same period last year.

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In 2022, Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector experienced a 13 per cent increase in cargo throughput handling roughly 237 million tonnes compared to 210 million tonnes in 2021.

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