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Jeddah Islamic handled 70% of country’s incoming containers in H1

Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) has handled some 30.6 million tonnes of goods in the first half of 2013, compared with 30.9 million tonnes during the same period last year, Arab News has reported. The number of containers handled during the first six months of this year reached more than 2.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), or 70% of the total containers handled in all ports of the kingdom, said director general of Saudi Ports Authority (SPA) Musaid Aldrees.