During the first quarter of this year, Saudi ports received about 1,347,949 head of livestock, an increase of 300.48% compared to the first quarter of last year, in which the numbers reached 336,581. Foodstuffs also witnessed an increase of 14.97%, reaching 5,785,004 tons, compared to 5,031,957 tons. In the first quarter of 2022, the first quarter of the year recorded 258,051 cars imported, an increase of 35.52% over the first quarter of the previous year, which recorded 190,422 cars.
A statement issued by the Saudi Ports Authority stated that the number of handling containers in Saudi ports increased during the first quarter of 2023 by 17.57% to reach 2,011,162 standard containers, compared to 1,710,608 standard containers in the corresponding quarter of 2022, as a result of the continuous development operations that operate In the framework of raising the level of operational and logistical performance and improving the competitiveness of services provided to beneficiaries.
This comes within the framework of the initiatives launched by “Mawani” to design various solutions, operating models and systems that contribute to supporting growth plans and providing an attractive environment for investment, as well as to improve the efficiency of operational processes by facilitating and re-engineering procedures and using the latest technologies. In line with the objectives of the National Strategy for Transport and Logistics Services, to consolidate the Kingdom’s position as a global logistics center and a hub for three continents.
Incoming and outgoing containers
The number of containers issued during the first quarter of 2023 witnessed an increase of 16.08%, to reach 559,829 containers, compared to 513,273 containers in the corresponding quarter of 2022, and incoming containers increased by 22.43%, recording 637,277 containers, compared to 520,509 containers in the corresponding period of 2022.
While transshipment containers witnessed an increase of 14.96% and 778,056 containers compared to 676,826 containers in the first quarter of 2022 as a result of providing the highest levels of logistical services, using modern technologies with international specifications for remote operation, as well as concluding distinguished strategic partnerships with major international shipping lines.
During the first quarter of 2023, Saudi ports recorded an increase in the total tonnage handled, reaching 75,552,598 tons, an increase of 4.11% compared to 72,570,201 tons in the same period of 2022, and general cargo achieved 1,597,014 tons, solid bulk 12,503,063 tons, and bulk liquid 39,822,296 tons.
Maritime traffic witnessed an increase of 11.48% to reach 2,855 vessels, compared to 2,561 vessels in 2022, and received 304,610 passengers, an increase of 34.29% compared to the first quarter of 2022, which witnessed the reception of 226,838 passengers.
High handling in Saudi ports:
Livestock = 300.48%
The first quarter of 2021 = 336,581
The first quarter of 2022 = 1,347,949
Nutrients = 14.97%
The first quarter of 2021 = 5,031,957
The first quarter of 2022 = 5,785,004
Cars = 35.52%
The first quarter of 2021 = 190,422
The first quarter of 2022 = 258,051
Number of handling containers = 17.57%
The first quarter of 2021 = 1,710,608
The first quarter of 2022 = 2,011,162
Number of outgoing containers = 16.08%
The first quarter of 2021 = 513,273
The first quarter of 2022 = 559,829
Incoming containers = 22.43%
The first quarter of 2021 = 520,509
The first quarter of 2022 = 637,277
Transshipment containers = 14.96%
The first quarter of 2021 = 676,826
The first quarter of 2022 = 778,056
Total tons = 4.11%
First quarter 2021 = 72,570,201
The first quarter of 2022 = 75,552,598
Navigational traffic = 11.48%
The first quarter of 2021 = 2,561
The first quarter of 2022 = 2.855
Number of passengers = 34.29%
The first quarter of 2021 = 226,838
The first quarter of 2022 = 304,610