Saudi ports handle 22m tons of cargo in November

The number of vessels in Saudi ports during November 2018 was 944. (SPA)
Updated 07 December 2018
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Saudi ports handle 22m tons of cargo in November

  • There were 70,000 passengers, 61,000 vehicles and 320,000 livestock heads

RIYADH:The total cargo tonnage handled in Saudi ports during November 2018 was 22.67 million tons, an increase of 6.14 percent compared to the same period last year.
The number of handling containers reached 521,000, an increase of 1.21 percent from the same period last year, according to Mawani Saudi Ports Authority.
The number of vessels in Saudi ports during November 2018 was 944. There were 70,000 passengers, 61,000 vehicles and 320,000 livestock heads.
Saudi ports, with their diverse specialties, have an exceptional role in developing the business of regional and international marine commerce and transporting travelers especially visitors of the holy places.


King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

Updated 10 December 2018
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King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites.

In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne.