Saudi ports increase box throughput in July

Saudi ports increase box throughput in July

August 17, 2023

Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) reported a consolidated container volume of 753,496 TEUs in July, outpacing last year’s throughput in the same month by 19%.

More specifically, Mawani’s data for July shows a 34.56% scale-up in exported containers to 250,004 TEUs from 185,791 TEUs in the previous year alongside a 30.09% growth in imported containers from 180,329 TEUs to 234,592 TEUs.

Additionally, Mawani saw a marginal year-on-year growth of 0.41% in its transshipment sector reporting 268,901 TEUs in July 2023.

On the other hand, July cargo volumes were down 9.84% from 27,836,906 tons in the prior year to 25,096,888 tons in the current year.

Furthermore, July vessel traffic was estimated at 1,017 vessels, a 2.94% rise from 988 vessels during the same month last year, with passenger numbers recording a 32.57% yearly gain from 57,730 pax. to 76,532 pax.

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