Container traffic at Saudi ports increase in May19/06/2023
Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) reported 709,944 TEUs in May, translating to an 18.8% year-on-year growth.
Data coming out of Mawani’s ports show a 28.18% increase in exports to 224,718 with imports jumping 35.98% to 236,358 TEUs in May 2023. Additionally. transshipments inched up by a marginal 0.15% to 248,866 TEUs in the previous month.
On the other hand, overall cargo throughput was 6.12% lower in May falling to 25,563,869 tons compared to 27,231,231 tons in the preceding year.
Furthermore, Saudi Arabia saw around 1,064 vessels throughout May, an 18.75% spike from 896 ships a year earlier.
Source: Container News