Saudi ports recorded a 24.28 percent increase in cargo throughput volumes in April 2022 compared to a year earlier, according to the latest release by Mawani, the Saudi Ports Authority.
Some 20.47 million tons went through the nine ports managed by the authority, compared to 16.47 million in April 2021.
The rise in cargo throughput volume was driven by a 30.42 percent increase in general cargo, at a total of 0.847 million tons.
There was also a 0.04 percent increase in dry bulk cargo at 4.197 million tons, and a 33.35 percent increase in liquid bulk cargo with a total of 15.24 million tons.
The container throughput volumes decreased by three percent compared to April 2022 — to 594,000 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units.
This decrease is attributed to the 17.3 percent decrease in transshipment containers that totaled 219,000 TEU in April 2022.
Exported and Imported containers grew by 1.80 percent and 13.4 percent respectively.
According to the Mawani release, Saudi ports recorded 1,129 vessels in April, 66,900 cars, 1.652 million tons of food, 45,459 passengers, and 446,539 unloaded livestock.