Saturday 17th Nov, 2018

June container trade through Adelaide up on last year

Photo: Flinders Ports
Photo: Flinders Ports

WHILE June’s full-container throughput remained static on a month-to-month basis at Port Adelaide, it showed a modest increase on a year-on-year basis, according to the latest statistics compiled by Flinders Ports.

Full container throughput at Port Adelaide over the month of June came to 26,492 TEU. This was just 10 TEU more than the previous month, but an increase of 4% on June 2017.

Of last month’s total throughput of full containers, 15,168 TEU (57%) were exported, and 11,324 TEU (43%) were imported.

Over June, Adelaide handled a total of 6099 TEU of empty containers, most of which (4368) were repositioned from other parts of Australia. Of the total, 5231 TEU of empties were imported and 868 TEU were exported.

Over the month, 108 ships called at Port Adelaide, down from 116 in May. In June, 43 dry bulk carriers called, while there were 34 cellular containership calls over the period.

There were seven calls each for ro-ro vessels and general cargo ships, five oil/petroleum tankers, three other tankers and six vehicle carriers.

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