Saudi ports, being supervised by the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), achieved an increase in cargo handling during September 2020 by more than 25 million tons, marking a 3% increase through 666 vessels.
They also achieved an increase in containers handling by 17.41% through 944 vessels.
According to the statistical index issued by MAWANI, Saudi Arabia’s ports achieved a 8.37% increase in total foodstuffs, a total of 2,4 million tons. The number of imported vehicles reached 50,000, while the number of livestock was 367,000 heads.
This remarkable increase recorded by Saudi Arabia's ports comes in line with strategic partnerships established by MAWANI with major international shipping lines, which contributed to the launch of four transcontinental shipping lines this year.
The shipping lines have contributed to enhancing the strength of linking the Kingdom's ports with the East-West ports.