Saudi Ports: Container Handling Increases by 5% in Oct. 2023
Saudi ports achieved an increase in container handling during October 2023. It recorded a 5.31% rise to 741.91 thousand standard containers, compared to 704.49 thousand standard containers in the same month of 2022.
Export, Import Container Numbers
In October 2023, the General Authority for Ports reported a 9.72% increase in exported containers. It received 224.82 thousand containers, compared to 204.9 thousand containers in the same month of the previous year.
Imported containers also rose by 5.32%, reaching 226.97 thousand from 215.5 thousand in October 2022.
Transshipment Containers, Foodstuff Tonnes
It was noted that transshipment containers saw an increase of 2.12% to reach 290.11 thousand containers compared to 284.08 thousand containers in October 2022.
However, the tonnage of foodstuffs in October 2023 decreased by 34.61% to 1.61 million tons, compared to 2.46 million tons in October 2022.
Passenger, Vehicle Traffic
The ports under the authority received 59.81 thousand passengers, an increase of 35.11% over the corresponding month in 2022, which recorded 44.27 thousand passengers.
The ports also received 109.65 thousand vehicles, an increase of 17.13% compared to 93.61 thousand vehicles in the same period of the previous year.
Moreover, maritime traffic increased by 5.46% with about 1062 ships, compared to 1007 ships in October 2022.
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