Jeddah port saw 5% growth in 2012
By: Sara Anabtawi
Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) recorded 5.15 per cent growth in imports and exports in 2012, a report published by the Saudi Port Authority said.
The number of passengers handled by the Red Sea port was up 4.57 percent in the same period.
JIP director general Sahir Mousa Tahlawi said that the port received 419,200 containers with 980,000 tonnes of food items in July, adding that building materials handled by the port increased by 27 percent to 1.1m tonnes.
Tahlawi said that exports and imports rose to 3.6m tonnes during the first six months of this year, adding that the number of containers rose by 21.21 per cent to 2.7m.