Saudi Ports surpass 650,000 TEU mark in September

Saudi Ports surpass 600,000 TEU mark in September

Saudi ports have recorded an increase in container throughput during September 2022, reaching a total of 657,420 TEU.

The figure represents 9.20 per cent increase compared to the 602,033 TEU recorded in September 2021.

Exported container throughput reached 266,654 TEU with a 12.48 per cent year-on-year increase.

Imported containers reached 203,000 TEU, accounting for a 6.74 per cent increase compared to the 188,228 TEU recorded during the same period last year.

Transshipment containers recorded an 8.59 per cent increase to reach 271,690 TEU in comparison with the 250,200 TEU recorded in the same month last year.

This achievement comes as the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) is heavily investing to develop the maritime sector.

READ: MAWANI signs $171 million contracts for Jeddah Islamic Port works

Saudi ports also witnessed a rise in the number of vessels to reach 1,256, which is a 20.08 per cent increase compared to the 1,046 vessels recorded last year.

MAWANI recently announced a new rail freight connection linking Saudi Arabia Railway’s (SAR) Northern and Eastern railway networks and Jubail Industrial City’s internal railway network.

The authority said the new rail service will provide a vital logistical backbone to link industrial and commercial ports, supporting its efforts towards building sustainable supply chains and bolstering the competitive edge of Saudi ports.

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