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Saudi ports handle 25m tonnes of cargo in July

Saudi ports, supervised by the General Authority for Ports (Mawani), handled 25 million tonnes (mt) of cargo during the month of July 2020.

The total number of exported and imported containers was 630,000, coming on board 935 ships, a SPA release said.

According to the statistical index issued by Mawani, Saudi Arabia’s ports achieved an increase in the total number of transshipments — more than 229,000 containers, marking an increase of 14%, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

Saudi Arabia’s ports also recorded a 21% increase in total foodstuffs, more than 2 million tonnes. The number of imported vehicles reached 35,000 vehicles, while the number of livestock was more than 387,000 heads.

Mawani seeks stimulate the logistics industry, facilitating and supporting import and export operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of its strategic plans and ambitious initiatives that aim to enhance the competitiveness of Saudi ports’ services and raise the performance of its maritime, operational and logistical operations.
Source: Tradearabia News Service

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