991 ships docked in Aqaba port in 7 months-JNS


[23-08-2021 11:34 AM]

Ammon News -

The number of ships that docked in Aqaba port stood at 991, an increase of 9%, during the January-July period of 2021, compared to the same period last year.

In his interview with "Petra" on Sunday, Secretary-General of the Jordan Navigation Syndicate (JNS), Mohammad al-Dalabih, said Aqaba port is witnessing a "growing" activity 2021, thanks to the government's measures that stimulated normalcy following closures imposed by the Covid-19 crisis-induced repercussions, describing the recent figures as " optimistic."

991 ships docked at the Aqaba port in the first 7 months 2021, an increase of 79 ships compared to last year, which saw 912 vessels docking the port, according to al-Dalabih.

The port handled a total cargo of 8 million tonnes until July 2021, an increase of 3% over the same period last year, which stood at 7.7 million tonnes, he said, adding that exports also soared in the same period by 8%, while imports witnessed a 1% increase.

Passenger traffic rose to some 57,000 in 7 months, an increase of 5%, against the same period 2020, due to resumption of passenger route operations linking Aqaba with Egypt's Nuweiba port, al-Dalabih pointed out.

(Petra)




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