21.14 per cent rise in March containers at Saudi Port
The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has revealed its trade hubs have recorded a 21.14 per cent rise in container volumes last month, handling 693,523 TEUs as opposed to 572,475 TEUs during the same period last year. In-depth container data show a 17.74 per cent increase in exports, totaling 195,495 TEUs in March this year compared to 166,045 TEUs in March last year. Imported containers, meanwhile, booked a 37.05 per cent surge to 224,221 TEUs in 2023 from 162,876 TEUs in 2022 with transshipments gaining 12.83 per cent last month at 274,807 TEUs over the previous year’s count of 243,554 TEUs.
Thanks to 523,513 tons of general cargo, 4,588,115 tons of liquid bulk cargo, and 13,594,542 tons of dry bulk cargo, the monthly cargo tonnage reported in March equaled 26,102,998 tons, indicating a 5.81 per cent uptick from 24,670,510 tons in the previous year. The livestock category clocked the best growth figures last month with an impressive 496.26 per cent yearly leap from 104,592 to 623,644 cattle heads.
The Kingdom’s ports received about 76,086 vehicles this March, up 11.42% from last year’s total of 68,287 units. The Kingdom’s ports received about 76,086 vehicles this March, up 11.42% from last year’s total of 68,287 units. Similarly, its shores welcomed 984 vessels across the past month, recording a climb of 12.59 per cent.