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Saudi ports register 13 percent surge in capacity of cargo last year YoY


(MENAFN) Ports in Saudi Arabia registered a surge of 13 percent in the capacity of cargo handled last year, the Saudi Ports Authority mentioned in a report on Sunday.

The authority, also recognized as Mawani, stated that the capacity of cargo amounted to 237 million tons in comparison with 210 million tons per year previously.

The Kingdom’s ports also registered a 3.2 percent surge in containers handled to 10.36 million twenty-foot equal units last year, in comparison with 10.04 million TEUs in the year before (2021). Outbound and inbound containers reached an amount of 4.83 million TEUs, a surge of 5 percent in comparison with 4.63 million TEUs in 2021.

Transshipment containers also increased by 2 percent to reach 5.52 million TEUs last year, in comparison with 5.41 million TEUs in the year before (2021). Ports all over the Kingdom also registered a 9 percent rise in the import of livestock throughout this year.

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