Saudi Arabia's cargo volume jumps 16.1% in June, container throughput rises 5.5%
13th July 2022 14:01 GMT

Saudi Arabia handled 27.1 million mt of cargo throughput at its ports in June, up 16.1% from a year ago, with liquid bulk cargo volume rising 31.8% to 15.5 million mt, the official state-run Saudi Press Agency reported July 12.

General cargo volume surged 55.7% over the same period to 790,500 mt, while dry bulk cargo declined 6.9% to 3.9 million mt, the agency said.

Container throughput gained 5.5% to 642,300 twenty-foot equivalent units, while transshipment volume was 4.2% higher at 244,600 TEUs.

Saudi ports received 1,126 vessels in June, up 13.6% from a year ago, and 74,000 vehicles, up 25.8% year on year.

Passenger traffic climbed 79.28% year on year to 79,000 in June, while 990,000 heads of cattle were unloaded, soaring 265.5% year on year.

Platts ,
13th July 2022 14:01 GMT