Saudi Ras Al-Khair Port’s December Volumes Hit New Record

Saudi Ras Al-Khair Port’s December Volumes Hit New Record

Annual cargo volume up 24% year-on-year

Ras Al-Khair Port has posted its highest monthly throughput ever by handling around 1,060,835 tonnes last December in a reflection of its unparalleled operational efficiency and reliability.

The historic performance marks a new chapter in the industrial port’s journey as a leading maritime gateway for mining imports and exports while serving the overall objectives of the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) in building a world-class trade infrastructure in the Kingdom.

Last month saw the Arabian Gulf port receive a total of 43 ships loaded with mineral bulk cargo ranging between 303,458 tonnes of ammonia, 59,983 tonnes of soda, and 54,543 tonnes of sulphuric acid.

On the other hand, its annual cargo volume amounted to a record 8,691,506 tonnes, up 24% year-on-year from 6,984,010 tonnes.

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Record books were rewritten several times in the past year by Ras Al-Khair Port, including the highest daily throughput at 91,386 tonnes as well as the maximum freight handled by a berth in a day at 22,707 tonnes besides servicing 47 marine vessels in December.

The state-of-the-art port began operations in 2016 to cater to over 100 diverse industrial projects in the city of Ras Al-Khair, the Kingdom’s new mining hub.

Built over 23 sq. km., the port features 14 modern berths and a vast fleet of advanced equipment that can handle up to 35 million tonnes of cargo yearly. 

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