Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) delivered 3.4% growth for the period of August to December last year, boosted by the terminal’s strategy to promote the port as a gateway to Iraq and the wider Levant.
Containers destined for Iraq jumped by 367% compared to tbe previous year, while the terminal has seen a growth in import container volumes of 13% and in export container volumes of 6% in the first two months of 2020.
ACT CEO, Steven Yoogalingam, stated: “2019 was a year with many challenges. 2020 had a strong start but the year will not be free of challenges. The coronavirus outbreak has prolonged the period of low trading activity well beyond Chinese New Year so we naturally expect lower volumes in March.”