Cargo volume at Saudi ports hit 22m tons in one month

Saudi Ports Authority to slash container dwell time to 3 days 

The seaports in Saudi Arabia handled more than 22 million tons of cargo and 1,010 ships in March 2019, according to local media.  

The ports saw an increase of 2.78% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, the Saudi Press agency reported.

The number of handling containers reached 550,000, marking an increase of 8.72% in the same of 2018, according to the statistical index issued by the Saudi Ports Authority, MAWANI.

The ports also handled 111,000 passengers; 56,000 vehicles and 705,000 livestock heads.