Saudi Arabia’s seaports handled a combined total of 791,000 TEU in November 2021, witnessing a decrease by 1.88% on the year prior.
At the same time, the number of cars passing through the ports fell by 22.28% recording a total of 64,000 cars, while the total number of food declined by 28.54% to reach a total of 1.6 million tons.
The nation’s seaports however saw an increase of 20.23% in the transshipment container 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 Saudi Ports Authority MAWANI, the Kingdom’s seaports tonnage handling increased by 10.37% reaching over 27 million tons of cargo, while the number of ships received at the ports increased by 5.60% compared to the same period of 2020 to reach 1,094.
MAWANI has been working 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 new line (IO3) will be linking Jeddah Islamic Port with the Indian Ocean and northern European ports. The service will consist of seven vessels with a capacity equivalent to 8,500 standard containers per vessel, approximately 48 vessels per year, which will allow a greater cargo capacity.