Riyadh – Mubasher: Cargo handling in Saudi ports supervised by the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) reached 149 million tonnes in the first half (H1) of 2020 whilst the number of incoming and outgoing containers amounted to 3.4 million through 5,959 ships.
Saudi Arabia’s ports posted an increase in transhipment during H1 of the year by 4.23% or 1.1 million containers, according to a statement on Tuesday.
Food products increased by 17% or 14 million tonnes, the overall number of imported cars grew by 17% or 395,000, whilst livestock totalled 1.4 million.
Since the onset of the coronavirus epidemic, Mawani implemented a series of operational plans and precautionary measures in collaboration with governmental sectors to ensure the quality and efficacy of performance and business continuity around the clock.
The Saudi ports network, which is supervised by Mawani, consists of nine ports; six of them are commercial and three are industrial ports. The ports are equipped with the most advanced technologies and operational methods to welcome all types of maritime shipping modes.