PORT Adelaide saw a busy month in December 2017 when it comes to container trade, according to the latest available trade statistics from Flinders Ports.
Total throughput of full containers for December at the Port was 28,255 TEU, a decrease of 3% on the previous month’s total.
However, December’s numbers showed a marked increase on the average throughput for the 2017 calendar year, which sits at 26,892 TEU.
December was the third busiest month for containers through the port in 2017, with November and May topping December’s numbers at 29,213 TEU and 28,947 TEU, respectively.
Over last month, total full exports came to 16,028 TEU and full imports were 12,227 TEU.
Moving on to trade in empty containers, total throughput was 6183 TEU, of which 4243 TEU was imported and 1940 TEU was exported.
Taking a look at break bulk trade through Port Adelaide, we see there were 5520 cars imported in December (9269 tonnes), while only 33 cars were exported.
Other notable non-containerised trade through the Port included 237,969 tonnes of petroleum and gas imported, 287,778 tonnes of grain exported, and 187,201 tonnes of limestone imported.
Total vessel calls at Port Adelaide in December totalled 117; the largest numbers were dry bulk vessels (46 calls), cellular containerships (34 calls).