Saudi posts 20.23% transshipment container volume hike in Nov

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s seaports achieved a growth of 20.23 percent in the transshipment container traffic in November, with the total shipment volume handled increasing by more than 442 standard containers compared to the same period last year, according to Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani).

As per the latest report by Mawani, Saudi Arabia’s seaports cargo handling increased by 10.37 percent reaching over 27 million tons of shipment, while the number of ships received at the ports increased by 5.60 percent compared to the same period of last year.

According to the statistical indicator issued by the Mawani, Saudi ports saw a 29.43 percent growth in livestock shipment reaching a total number of 225,000, while the number of passengers recorded an outstanding 45.67 percent increase reaching a total of a number of 59,000.

In November 2021, Saudi Arabia’s seaports handled a combined total of 791,000 inbound and outbound standard containers, witnessing a decrease of 1.88 percent due to variations in the global supply and demand market.

The number of cars passing through the ports declined by 22.28 percent recording a total of 64,000 cars, while the total volume of food plunged by 28.54 percent to reach a total of 1.6 million tons, the report added.

Mawani has been operating in accordance with its strategic goals and initiatives to develop a sustainable and successful maritime sector to position Saudi Arabia as a leading global logistics destination and facilitate its economic and social ambitions. The Authority has been developing the Kingdom’s seaports by transforming them into attractive investment hub that supports the nation’s economic development.

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