Mawani enjoys Strong Growth in February Cargo Volumes

MAWANI handles 23mn tons of cargo during July
MAWANI handles 23mn tons of cargo during July

The Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) has recorded a remarkable rise in general cargo volumes during February 2022, logging in excess of 24.4 million tons at a YOY growth rate of 17.5%. Transshipments, too, gained 3.41% compared to the same period last year with volumes exceeding 421,000 containers.

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Mawani's statistics for February reveal an upward trajectory across various performance indicators including a 1.36% uptick in container throughput to register more than 803,000 TEUs. The same period saw more than 70,000 cars being imported, up by 37.76% from 2021. Passenger traffic surpassed 72,000 with a 53.15% surge whereas vessel traffic at Saudi ports topped 1029, a jump of 6.3% from last year.

On the contrary and owing to the global supply chain crisis, foodstuff volumes declined by 2.05% to reach 1.6 million tons while livestock imports totaled 106,000 head, a YOY drop of 62.98%.

The strong results put Mawani on course to transform the maritime sector into a prosperous and sustainable ecosystem according to its developmental mandate, thus fulfilling the objectives of the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS) and Vision 2030 to establish Saudi Arabia as a global logistics hub and realize the nation's socioeconomic ambitions.