Saudi Arabia port congestion to worsen from next week

09 July 2014 12:09 Source:ICIS News

Saudi port congestionDUBAI (ICIS)--Port congestion in Saudi Arabia is expected to worsen from next week ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr in late July, industry sources said on Wednesday.

“We normally see congestions worsen two weeks before Eid-ul-Fitr,” according to a Saudi-based polymer source.

Affected ports include Dammam, Jeddah and Jubail, industry sources said.

Polymer buyers said they expect delays of five to seven days due to the worsening congestion.

The congestion is expected to last until mid or end August, when port officials return to work fully after the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, they added.

By Muhamad Fadhil