Container traffic in Saudi ports picks up in May

The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) reported 709,944 TEUs in May, an 18.8% year-on-year growth.

Data from Mawani’s ports shows exports increased by 28.18% to 224,718, while imports rose by 35.98% to 236,358 TEU in May 2023. Handling increased slightly in the previous month by 0.15% to 248,866 TEU.

On the other hand, total cargo throughput fell by 6.12% in May to 25,563,869 tons compared to 27,231,231 tons a year earlier.

In addition, Saudi Arabia recorded around 1,064 vessels in May, up 18.75% from 896 vessels a year earlier.

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