Pilbara Ports posts exports decrease, despite single-tide record

08/02/2019 - 12:59

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Pilbara Ports Authority has recorded a slight decrease in throughput for the month of January compared with same month a year prior, despite the Port of Port Hedland achieving a single-tide record tonnage in the month.

Pilbara Ports posts exports decrease, despite single-tide record
The Port of Dampier recorded a 9 per cent decrease last month compared with January 2018.

Pilbara Ports Authority has recorded a slight decrease in throughput for the month of January compared with same month a year prior, despite the Port of Port Hedland achieving a single-tide record tonnage in the month.

The PPA announced it had delivered a total monthly throughput of 55.7 million tonnes for January, a decrease of less than 1 per cent compared with the same month in 2018.

The Port of Port Hedland achieved a monthly throughput of 42.2mt, of which 41.7mt was iron ore exports.

The monthly throughput was a 1 per cent increase from January 2018.

Last month, the port achieved a record tonnage on a single tide, with 10 vessels departing in convoy on January 15 carrying a total of 1,754,741 tonnes of bulk product.

This exceeded the previous record set in December 2017 by 165,680t.

The Port of Dampier delivered a total monthly throughput of 12.5mt, a decrease of 9 per cent from January 2018.

Imports through the Port of Dampier totalled 110,000t, an increase of 39 per cent from the same month in 2018.

The total throughput for the financial year to date is 405.4mt, an increase of less than 1 per cent, compared with the prior corresponding period.

 

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