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Jeddah Islamic Port April box throughput jumps 25%

Mawani CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci at Jeddah Islamic Port
Throughput at Jeddah Islamic Port rose sharply in April, led by an increase in container volumes.

Jeddah Islamic Port handled 465,348 teu in April 2023, compared 372,064 teu in April 2022, according to figures from the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani).

Transhipments and restows rose 21.83% from 214,686 teu in April last year to 261,543 teu in 2023.

Cargo volumes rose 19.33% to 5,261,883 tons in April, including 128,714 tons of general cargo, 305,038 tons of dry bulk, and 34,109 tons of liquid bulk cargo.

JIP recorded 324 vessel calls in April, up 13.29% over last April’s 286 vessels. Passenger traffic shot up 334.77% to 40,947 over the same period. Automotive throughput rose 72.08% to 54,511 units.

Saudi Arabia has set ambitious growth targets for its ports sector. The development of Saudi Arabia’s maritime and logistics sectors are a central pillar within the Transport Strategy of Saudi Vision 2030, a series of nationwide ambitions to improve and diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy by 2030.