Sunday 22nd Jul, 2018

Containerised cargo at Adelaide down in May

Photo: Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal
Photo: Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal

PORT of Adelaide saw a slowdown in containerised cargo over the month of May, according to the latest available data from Flinders Ports.

The port saw 26,482 TEU full containers over the month of May. This was a decrease of 9% when compared with the previous month, and also a decrease of 9% on the same month in 2017.

However, last month’s throughput was just below Port of Adelaide’s average full container throughput for the past 12 months, which was 26,611 TEU.

Exports in May 2018 totalled 14,613 TEU, and imports were 11,869 TEU.

Empty containers through the port totalled 6861 TEU, with 4462 TEU imported and 2399 TEU exported.

Over the month, Port of Adelaide handled a total of 116 vessel calls. Dry bulk vessels were the most numerous with 41 calls, followed by cellular containerships with 37 calls.

Looking to non-containerised cargo, Port Adelaide handled 1m tonnes of cargo over the month, including 335,378 tonnes of grain exports; 217,976 tonnes of petroleum and gas imports; and 179,111 tonnes of limestone imports.

Also, the port handled 4318 cars, or 7180 tonnes of cars, nearly all of which were imported.

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