Wednesday 12th Dec, 2018

Port of Melbourne was busy in April

Photo: Port of Melbourne
Photo: Port of Melbourne

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.

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