Saudi ports close at an outstanding performance for first half of 2021

Saudi Ports Authority; “Mawani” recorded a staggering growth in its volumes during the first half of 2021. The number of containers handled reached 3.6 million TEUs; 5.18% ahead of last year; transshipment containers at 1.4 million TEUs; 24.49% higher than last year; while total cargo tons reached 138 million tons.

According to statistics issued by Saudi Ports Authority; livestock witnessed accelerated growth reaching 1.7 million heads; 23.6% higher than to last year.

Saudi Ports Authority recorded an increase in the number of ships received at 6;037; an increase of 6.6%; the number of passengers grew reached 288;000 a 0.61% increase than last year; while the number of imported cars handled reached 429 thousand cars translating into 13 million tons.

The accelerated growth witnessed during this year; is in line to the enhanced development requirements and the increased commercial movement in the Kingdom. Saudi Ports Authority aspires to elevate its operational and logistical performance; enhance the service portfolio and further strengthen infrastructure for this vital sector.

Strategic partnerships with key international shipping lines; fortifies the bond between Saudi ports and Eastern and Western ports; eventually increasing the volume of container handling in Saudi ports.

Saudi Ports Authority; act in accordance with its strategic objectives; to set sail towards a sustainable and prosperous maritime sector. This will consolidate the Kingdom’s position as a global logistics hub; enable its economic and social potentials to achieve its ambitions and position making Saudi ports an attracted investment ground to support trade and economic development of the Kingdom.