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82 Dammam Throughput: 1,227,392teu


(-1.6%)


The global economic crisis did not have a major impact on container handling at Saudi Arabia’s largest Gulf Coast port, with volumes slipping just 19,647teu in 2009 to 1.23m teu. According to the Hutchison Port Holdings-controlled


International Port Services (IPS), which operates the container terminal, its resilience reflected the strength of the domestic economy and that of the upper Gulf region in general. Consequently, in the Q1 2010, Dammam’s box volumes increased by just over 9% to more than 303,000teu. Approximately half of the port’s container throughput


comprises transhipment traffic and it is a sector that the terminal operator is keen to encourage, particularly from its existing client base. Over the past 12 months, several new ocean carriers


have been attracted to the port, including MISC and Mitsui OSK Lines. While plans exist to build a second container terminal


in the port, IPS’ current focus is on improving the existing complex. Over the past two years, four of the


operator’s six berths have been dredged to a depth of 14 metres alongside and new equipment has been purchased. In all, 12 STS gantry cranes are in place with six of


them capable of handling vessels loaded with 20 containers across the weather deck.


83 Fuzhou Throughput: 1,222,700teu


(+3.9%)


A beneficiary of the resumption of direct China-Taiwan cargo connectivity, Fuzhou saw volume grow 3.9% and climbed 10 places to 83rd in the Top 100. Since further policy relaxation over trade across the


strait is expected in 2012, the east China port invested Rmb1.8bn (US$265m) in port infrastructure in 2009 to ensure it is well equipped. Four 50,000-tonne berths – including two in the


Jiangyin port area, one in Niutou Bay at the Songxia port district and one in the Bili district – have entered trial operations during the year, adding capacity of 820,000teu for containers and 10m tonnes for bulk cargo to the port of Fuzhou. In the first six months of 2010, Fuzhou handled


711,000teu, up 27.8% on the same period last year. Fuzhou International Container Terminal, a joint


venture between China’s Fuzhou Port Group and Singapore’s PSA, located in the Jiangyin port district, is


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the star performer at the port. The company lifted 314,000teu in the first half of 2010, representing 41% growth, the highest among all container terminal operators in Fuzhou.


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