PORT of Melbourne was busy last April, handling 5.6% more trade in revenue tonnes than the same month last year.
Containers were also up, with a total of 226,867 TEU crossing the wharf – 3% over April 2017; container imports increased 1.7% and exports increased 4.3% over the period.
Motor vehicles saw a whopping increase in April – 21.4% over the same month in 2017.
Liquid bulk trade also saw big growth over the period: 21.6%, mostly due to imports of crude oil and petroleum products.
Other breakbulk cargoes also performed strongly, with increases in non-electrical machinery; iron and steel; and metal manufactures.