According to monthly figures issued by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), Jeddah Islamic Port handled around 465,348 TEUs in April this year, up from 372,064 TEUs in the same month of the previous year.
Other container figures show that Saudi Arabia's busiest port had a 22% increase in transshipments and restows from 214,686 TEUs in April last year to 261,543 TEUs in April this year.
The cargo column at the port increased by 19.3% from the 2022 volume of 4,409,557 tonnes to 5,261,883 tonnes in the previous month.
Key figures across major cargo categories include 128,714 tonnes of general cargo, 305,038 tonnes of dry bulk cargo, and 34,109 tonnes of liquid bulk cargo.
In addition, Jeddah’s trade hub saw 324 vessels over the course of April, a 13.29% surge over last year’s count of 286 vessels.