The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) marked an increase of 17.57% in container volumes during the first quarter of 2023, scoring a throughput of 2,011,162 TEUs compared to 1,710,608 TEUs last year.

Additionally, quarterly container statistics show a 16.08% spike in exported TEUs with a total of 559,829 TEUs. Imported containers saw year-on-year growth of 22.43% climbing to 637,277 TEUs. Meanwhile, transshipments received a 14.96% boost in volumes last quarter, growing from 676,826 TEUs in the same period last year to 778,056 TEUs.

Furthermore, first-quarter numbers in the cargo category also trended upwards, soaring to 4.11% at 75,552,598 tons.

On the other hand, livestock imports jumped an enormous 300.48% from 336,581 to 1,347,949 cattle heads this year. Similarly, automobile shipments shot up by 35.52% to 258,051 vehicles from 190,422 units a year earlier.

Meanwhile, inbound vessels recorded an 11.48% surge relative to last year’s numbers with 2,855 ships entering Saudi waters versus 2,561 in the preceding year.


Sources: Container-News

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