The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has announced that its trade hubs recorded a 21% jump in container volumes in March, handling 693,523 TEUs compared to 572,475 TEUs last year.
Increase In Imports
In-depth container data show a 17.74% increase in exports, totalling 195,495 TEUs in March compared to 166,045 TEUs last year. Imported containers, meanwhile, booked a 37.05% surge to 224,221 TEUs in 2023 from 162,876 TEUs in 2022, with transshipments gaining 12.83% last month at 274,807 TEUs over the prior year’s count of 243,554 TEUs, said the statement from Mawani. Thanks to 523,513 tonne of general cargo, 4,588,115 tonne of liquid bulk cargo, and 13,594,542 tonne of dry bulk cargo, the monthly cargo tonnage reported in March equalled 26,102,998 tonne, indicating a 5.81% uptick from 24,670,510 tonne in the previous year.
Welcoming New Vessels
On the other hand, food commodities soared 37.52% from 1,487,327 tonnes in 2022 to 2,045,428 tonnes in the current year. According to Mawani, the Kingdom’s ports received about 76,086 vehicles this March, up 11.42% from last year’s total of 68,287 units for the same period. Similarly, its shores welcomed 984 vessels across the past month, a 12.59% climb relative to the preceding year.
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