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Saudi ports achieve 5.5% box volume growth in June

The number of containers in Saudi Arabian ports in June increased by 5.5% and reached 642,300 TEU compared to 608,800 TEU recorded in the same month last year.

At the same time, the transshipment sector saw a growth of 4.2% with a total of 244,600 TEU.

Saudi Arabian ports have also recorded a 16.1% increase in cargo handling volume reaching 27.1 million tonnes, compared to 23.4 million tonnes recorded in June 2021.

Additionally, the development plans launched by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) to enhance the operational efficiency and upgrade ports’ capabilities resulted in a 55.7% increase in general cargo volumes to reach 790,500 tons, whereas the liquid bulk cargo increased by 31.8% to reach 15.5 million tons, while the dry bulk cargo decreased by 6.9% with a total of 3.9 million tons.

Finally, the ports of Saudi Arabia recorded a year on year 13.6% increase in the number of ships with a total of 1,126 ships in June.

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