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April container volumes increase at Saudi Ports

Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) announced that its container throughput in April 2023 grew at an annual rate of 13.34% from 601,429 TEUs to 681,663 TEUs as per monthly statistics.

Container data for last month further showed a 16.97% surge in exported volumes at 208,738 TEUs compared to 178,450 TEUs in the previous year. Imports have also inched up 3.12% to 208,080 TEUs from 201,784 TEUs this year with transshipments scoring 264,845 TEUs in April, a 19.73% increase year-on-year.

MAWANI has also revealed a 6.63% drop in cargo numbers at its ports, handling about 24,965,999 tons in contrast to 26,737,416 tons a year earlier.

The total cargo count for April included around 543,496 tons of general cargo, 4,135,552 tons of dry bulk cargo, and 13,026,227 tons of liquid bulk cargo.

Additionally, a similar decrease was also witnessed across the trade of food commodities with a 1.26% fall from 1,533,118 tons in 2022 to 1,513,729 tons in 2023.

On the contrary, livestock figures climbed 2.63% from 446,539 to 458,280 cattle heads.

Automobile units passing through Mawani’s hubs in April 2023 were estimated at 91,083 vehicles, a sizable jump of 52.8% from the 2022 level of 59,608.

The country's ports also accommodated 983 vessels across its berths last month, a marginal uptick of 3.69% from 2022’s total of 948 vessels.





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