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

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.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.