Saudi Ports see 16 per cent cargo growth for July


Cargo throughput rose by 16 per cent over the past month at Saudi ports, racking up 28 million tons compared to 24 million tons in July 2021.

Statistics by the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) reveal container throughput jumped 6.4 per cent to 641,862 TEU compared to 602,181 TEU during the same period last year.

Transshipments spiked 9.5 per cent year-on-year to hit 268,000 TEU versus the previous year’s volumes of 245,000 TEU.

The authority also saw a 45.4 per cent growth in general cargo at 718,082 tons, a 30.3 per cent increase in dry bulk cargo at 4.2 million tons, and a 19.1 per cent surge in liquid bulk cargo at 16.3 million tons.

Some 1,140 vessels dropped anchor across the Kingdom’s trade hubs at a 12 per cent yearly growth rate.

Automobile imports also soared to 78,438 units at 31 per cent compared to 60,052 vehicles in 2021, whereas foodstuff volumes recorded a 40 per cent uptick last month at 2 million tons.

The cargo leap matches June’s figures of a 16 per cent rise year-on-year.

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