Aqaba cargo, passenger ports witness growing activity

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AMMAN — The southern port of Aqaba is witnessing an active handling movement, with an occupancy rate of berths reaching more than 80 percent, and ships waiting to enter and deliver their cargoes of various commodities to the Jordanian market, in an indication of an increase in imports, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

The inflow of ships was matched by drawing a plan according to scientific bases to cope with the increase in activity at the port, especially in this period, which is witnessing an increase in imports.

Director General of Aqaba Company for the Management and Operation of Ports Abdul Majeed Al-Qaralla said that Aqaba port is witnessing intense activity.

He reiterated that 80 percent of its berths are occupied, and that more than five ships are waiting in the regional waters to enter during the next two days, noting that these ships carry on board grains, cars, corn, iron, marble and livestock.

Qaralla said that in the next 10 days, seven ships carrying more than 5,000 vehicles for supply to the local market are expected to dock at the berths.

He also said that the passenger terminal is witnessing an equally remarkable activity of cruises effected by the Arab Bridge Maritime Company between Nuweiba and Aqaba, at a rate of 300 passengers per day, and stressed the readiness of the Aqaba Port to receive more ships, following the maximum public safety procedures.

Aqaba ports play a major role in contributing to the global trade movement and supply chains, besides heir important role in stimulating trade and diversifying the economy of the Kingdom.

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