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Mawani reports significant 11.66% container traffic increase in September

Riyadh, October 12, 2023, The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has reported a remarkable 11.66% increase in container traffic across its key trade centers in September. This surge saw them manage 732,293 TEUs compared to 655,831 TEUs in the previous year.

Monthly data also reveals a robust 18.2% rise in exported containers, from 198,529 TEUs in 2022 to 234,663 TEUs in 2023. Import containers also saw significant growth, increasing by 17.18% to reach 217,933 TEUs in the past month, up from 185,986 TEUs a year ago. Transshipments showed a 3.09% gain, totaling 279,697 TEUs this year compared to 271,316 TEUs the previous year.

On the cargo front, throughput saw a 2.59% increase, reaching 26,058,679 tons, as opposed to 25,399,895 tons in the prior year. This increase can be attributed to 676,017 tons of general cargo, 4,211,684 tons of dry bulk cargo, and 13,175,777 tons of liquid bulk cargo.

Passenger traffic witnessed a substantial 79.29% jump compared to the previous year, reaching 72,934 passengers. In the realm of automobile imports, there was a notable 19.77% increase, rising from 69,341 to 83,049 units in 2023. Moreover, Mawani's ports welcomed 11.83% more vessels, with a total of 1,040 ships compared to last year's 930.

Notably, the standout category for September was livestock, with an astounding 744.31% year-on-year increase, surging from 63,241 to 533,948 cattle heads. In contrast, food commodities experienced a 27.09% decline, dropping from 2,138,364 tons in September 2022 to 1,559,020 tons in September 2023.

Mawani's dedication to purpose, performance, and partnerships continues to drive Saudi Arabia's development and diversification efforts, positioning the nation as a world-class logistics hub at the nexus of three major continents.

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