Saudi Arabia’s ports ended December with a 13 per cent year-on-year increase from 2021.
The ports achieved a total throughput of 955,731 TEU up from 841,055 TEU during the same period the year prior.
There was a 7.15 per cent growth in exported containers to 214,789 TEU in comparison to 200,460 TEU in 2021.
Similarly, imported containers were up 24.41 per cent to 246,023 TEU from 197,709 TEU a year earlier.
Transshipments, too, maintained the upward trend by soaring at 11.76 per cent to 494,919 TEU as opposed to the previous year’s tally of 442,850 TEU.
Over the past year, there has been a number of strategic measures undertaken by the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) to increase their overall activity.
The rise in container throughput can be partly accredited to the Saudi Ports Authority adding the King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam to its Aladin Express DMCC’s shipping service, Gulf-India Express 2 (GIX2), in a bid to boost global trade connection.
The Saudi Ports Authority also signed new contracts to deepen and build new berths at Jeddah Islamic Port. last October.
Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) placed a greater importance in 2022 on sustainable development, customer centricity, competitive superiority, and digital transformation.