Sunday 21st Jan, 2018

November biggest month of the year so far for containers through Adelaide

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

NOVEMBER was a blockbuster month for containerised throughput at Port Adelaide, according to the latest trade statistics from Flinders Ports.

Adelaide saw the largest container volumes of 2017 last month, with a total of 29,213 TEU of full containers crossing the wharf.

Not only was last month’s container throughput the largest of the year, it was well above the monthly average for the year of 26,768 TEU. And, November’s throughput was a 15% increase on the previous month’s throughput (25,405 TEU).

Empty containers through the port in November totalled 5264 TEU, bringing the port’s total full and empty throughput to 34,477 TEU.

Full containerised exports from Adelaide for the month were reported to be 15,322 TEU, and imports came to 13,891 TEU.

Over the month 109 vessels called at Port Adelaide, 38 of which were cellular containerships. Additionally, there were 33 dry bulk vessel calls, 10 general cargo vessel calls, eight vehicle carriers, and five ro-ro vessel calls, among others.

Over the month, 3885 cars were imported through the port, while only 33 were exported.

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